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Jameis Winston Wins Heisman Trophy

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has become the second freshman to win the Heisman Trophy, symbolic of college football’s top player.  The first was last year’s winner, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel. Winston paced the Seminoles to an undefeated season and the number-one ranking in the country, leading to a bid in next month’s BCS National…

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Penguins Earn Back-To-Back Weekend Wins Over New Jersey And Detroit

With back-to-back home wins over New Jersey and Detroit over the weekend, the Pittsburgh Penguins (23-10-1) have won eight of their last nine games, hold an eight-point lead in the NHL’s Metropolitan Division, and now lead Boston by a point for the top playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Sidney Crosby scored a pair of goals on…

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PIAA Football Championship Game Results

2013 PIAA High School Football Championship Results:   “A” Pittsburgh North Catholic 15, Old Forge 14  (OT)   “AA” South Fayette 41, Imhotep Charter 0   “AAA” Archbishop Wood  22, Bishop McDevitt 10   “AAAA” St. Joseph’s Prep 35, Pittsburgh Central Catholic 10

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Three Men Convicted In Murder Of Slippery Rock University Student

Three Pittsburgh-area men were convicted Friday in Allegheny County Court in the murder of a Slippery Rock University student in a robbery at the victim’s home in Kennedy Township. 24 year-old Devele Reid, from Hazlewood, was found guilty of second-degree murder, and 19 year-old Brandon Lind and 17 year-old Jon Lee, both from Swissvale, were both convicted on…

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Thornton Gets 15-Game Suspension For Hit On Penguins’ Brooks Orpik

The National Hockey League on Saturday suspended Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton for 15 games without pay for the hit in a game one week earlier that put Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik on the injured list with a concussion. Thornton has already served three games while awaiting the league’s ruling.  He will reportedly forfeit…

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Pitt Handles YSU, Improves To 10-0

The Pitt Panthers put five players in double figures and bumped their record up to 10-0 on Saturday afternoon with a 91-73 home victory over Youngstown State. Lamar Patterson led Pitt with 18 points, while Cameron Wright tallied 13, and forward Derrick Randall added 11 points after coming off the bench.  Starters Michael Young and…

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Cranberry Township’s 2014 Budget Contains No Real Estate Tax Increase

The Cranberry Township supervisors have approved a township budget for 2014 which includes no real estate tax increase. Thursday’s vote on the spending plan was unanimous. The projected expenditures for the township for next year show a fairly even split between the general fund budget and the water and sewer budget. Supervisors say they were…

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$840,000 Grant Will Help Replace Oil City-Area Railroad Crossings

State officials have announced that an $840,000 grant to Western New York and Pennsylvania Railroad will enable the rail company to install new crossings along 14.5 miles of their Oil City branch, and replace nine grade crossings on railroad property. The money is included in a total of $35.8 million in grants approved Thursday by…

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Farrell Man Convicted On 9 Of 15 Counts In Clarion Drive-By Shooting

A Farrell man has been acquitted of six counts of attempted homicide, but he was convicted in Clarion County Court this week on nine other charges connected with a drive-by shooting in Clarion in which a Pittsburgh woman was injured last February. 21 year-old Kevin Austin was found guilty on Wednesday on charges that included both aggravated…

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Pleasantville Woman Charged In Domestic Stabbing Investigation

A Pleasantville woman was jailed Wednesday night as she allegedly stabbed a man in the hand during a domestic dispute. State Police investigators say 24 year-old Pamela Valverde is accused of stabbing a 24 year-old man with a shard of glass.  The incident was reported shortly after 8:30 PM Wednesday at a location on East…

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