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Convicted Shooter Of Sugarcreek Borough Police Sergeant Dies In Prison; Peter Brinkley Was 37

A Sugarcreek Borough man who was sentenced to decades in prison following the shooting of a borough police official in 1997 has died in the state prison in Albion. An investigation has begun into the death of 37 year-old Peter Brinkley.  Prison officials say Brinkley was found unresponsive in his cell early Tuesday morning.  He…

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Robert Morris Wins Northeast Conference Championship, Qualifies For NCAA Tournament

Robert Morris has qualified for the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament for the first time in five years with a win over top-seeded St Francis (Brooklyn) in the championship game of the Northeast Conference tournament on Tuesday night. Rodney Pryor paced the second-seeded Colonials (19-15) with 17 points.  Tyreek Jewell led the Terriers with 19…

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Tuesday’s PIAA Second-Round Basketball Playoff Results – March 10

PIAA Second-Round Basketball Playoff Results  –  Tuesday, March 10:   Boys’ “A” Clarion-Limestone 97, Vincentian Academy 90 Kennedy Catholic 53, Cameron County 29 Farrell 79, Elk County Catholic 49 Monessen 69, Portage 49 Millersburg 67, Delaware County Christian 64 Philadelphia MC&S 65, Meadowbrook Christian 41 St. John Neumann 68, Halifax 59 Philadelphia Constitution 86, Shanksville-Stonycreek…

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Liriano, Pirates Beat Tampa Bay 4-3

Sean Rodriguez drove home two runs, and Andrew Lambo and Tony Sanchez each recorded two hits as the Pittsburgh Pirates posted a 4-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays (1-5) on Tuesday afternoon in Port Charlotte, Florida. Pittsburgh starter Francisco Liriano pitched three scoreless innings, striking out four batters. Lambo and Gustavo Nunez also drove…

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Oil City Man Charged – Accused Of Soliciting Nude Pictures From Texas Teenager

An Oil City man was charged Monday night in an investigation in which police say he received nude pictures and videos from a 16 year-old girl in Texas. 26 year-old Brian Felmlee was charged with unlawful contact with a minor, possession of child pornography and the criminal use of a communication facility. Oil City Police…

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Titusville Porch Roof Collapses; No Injuries Reported

No injuries were reported late Tuesday afternoon after a porch roof, bogged down with melting snow, collapsed in Titusville. An occupant of the home said she had just walked through the porch and into the home with her five year-old daughter.  The owner of the house, who was apparently renting out the residence, showed up…

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Sen. Hutchinson Introduces Bill For Tax Exemptions On Firearms Safes And Vaults Purchases

Saying he wants to add more safety to the responsibility of gun ownership, state Senator Scott Hutchinson, from Oil City, has introduced a bill in Harrisburg that would provide for a sales tax exemption on the purchases of safes and vaults for firearms. Hutchinson says the legislation would make the items less expensive and more affordable,…

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2014 Pennsylvania Deer Harvest Falls By 14 Percent

The Pennsylvania Game Commission says the total number of deer taken by hunters last year was about fourteen percent lower than the total from 2013. Hunters harvested an estimated 303,973 deer last year. The number of antlered deer reported by hunters dropped by about eleven percent, and the total of antlerless deer harvested decreased by…

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Penguins Close Road Trip With Eight-Round Shootout Loss In San Jose

Tommy Wingels scored during the eighth-round of a shootout in San Jose on Monday night, lifting the San Jose Sharks to a 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Sharks’ Melker Karlsson and Pittsburgh’s Kris Letang were the only other players to score during the shootout, both finding the net in the fourth round. Pittsburgh…

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No Injuries In Monday’s Tractor-Trailer Tipover In Oil City

A portion of Center Street in Oil City, including the Center Street Bridge, was closed to traffic for more than three hours on Monday morning after a tractor-trailer making a right turn from Seneca Street onto Center tipped onto its left side. The rig was hauling a single roll of steel sheeting, which had to…

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