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Pens Record First Home Loss, 1-0 To Colorado

The Pittsburgh Penguins outscored visiting Colorado 34-14 on Monday night, but dropped a 1-0 decision to the Avalanche (8-1) for their first home loss of the season. Colorado’s Gabriel Landeskog scored the game’s only goal late in the second period.  Jean-Sebastien Giguere earned his second shutout, stopping all 34 of the Penguins’ shots. Pittsburgh (7-2)…

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Giants Earn First Win, 23-7 Over Minnesota

Eli Manning threw for 200 yards and a touchdown, leading the New York Giants (1-6) to their first win of the NFL season, 23-7 over visiting Minnesota (1-5) in this week’s Monday night game. For the first time this season, Manning completed a game without an interception, and the much-maligned Giants defense played 60 minutes without…

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Leyland Steps Down As Tigers Manager

Jim Leyland announced his resignation Monday after eight seasons as manager of the Detroit Tigers. Leyland’s tenure included two World Series appearances and three division titles. Leyland has 1,769 career victories as manager of the Tigers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Florida Marlins and Colorado Rockies.  His record at Detroit was 700-597.  Leyland won a World Series title…

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Four Hurt In Two-Vehicle Crash In Maple Shade

Four people were injured, three seriously, in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Monday morning on Route 322 in the Maple Shade area of Cranberry Township. State Police say the collision occurred when a vehicle driven by 55 year-old Lester Smith, from Venus, pulled into the path of an S-U-V operated by 38 year-old Michelle Pratt, from…

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NFL Results – 2013 Week 7

NFL Results – Week 7   Thursday, October 17: Seattle 34, Arizona 22   Sunday, October 20: Pittsburgh 19, Baltimore 16 Green Bay 31, Cleveland 13 Cincinnati 27, Detroit 24 Buffalo 23, Miami 21 NY Jets 30, New England 27  (OT) Kansas City 17, Houston 16 Dallas 17, Philadelphia 3 Washington 45, Chicago 41 San…

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State Senate Votes To End Triple-Dipping

Pennsylvania’s Senate voted unanimously Monday to approve a bill to end “triple-dipping,” a practice frequently undertaken by retired state workers. “Triple-dipping” involves retirement by an employee who then returns to work for a brief period of time, just long enough to then start collecting unemployment benefits. Many state workers are allowed to return following retirement…

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State House Votes For Prescription Drug Monitoring Database

The state House of Representatives on Monday voted in favor of a bill to create a statewide database by which the use and abuse of prescription drugs may be monitored in Pennsylvania. The measure passed by a 191-to-7 vote. The bill would require pharmacists to provide information about prescriptions of controlled substances.  Such data would…

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Liriano Named NL Comeback Player-of-the-Year

The Sporting News has named Pittsburgh Pirates star Francisco Liriano their National League Comeback Player-of-the-Year. Liriano posted a 16-8 record, leading the Pirates in victories.  He recorded a 3.02 earned run average,and struck out 163 batters. Sources indicate that two other Pirates players, reliever Mark Melancon and right fielder Marlon Byrd,finished second and third respectively…

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Chicora Man Charged With Rape, Incest; Police Say Abuse Continued For 20 Years

A Butler County man has been charged with 71 counts for allegedly sexually abusing a female relative for nearly 21 years. State Police investigators claim 55 year-old Clifford Raynovich, from Chicora, fathered four children by the victim. Raynovich is charged with counts ranging from rape and statutory rape to aggravated indecent assault and incest.  Police say…

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Oil City Man Recuperates Following Tractor-Trailer Plunge Off West Virginia Bridge

An Oil City man survived his tractor-trailer’s plunge from an Interstate 79 bridge in West Virginia last week. Officials in Bridgeport, West Virginia say Richard Gorman survived a 30-foot plummet from the southbound lanes of I-79 onto a street intersecting beneath the bridge.  The tractor-trailer, hauling steel ingots, landed upside down.  One of the steel bars…

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