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Polamalu And Miller Get Restructured Contracts; Steelers Cut Brown, Brown And Foote

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Wednesday that safety Troy Polamalu and tight end Heath Miller have agreed to restructured three-year contracts to help the team cope with the NFL’s salary cap. The Steelers also re-signed safety Will Allen, and cut linebacker Larry Foote, cornerback Curtis Brown and an offensive tackle, Levi Brown, who was acquired by…

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Penguins Swap Draft Picks For Goc, Stempiak At NHL Trade Deadline

The Pittsburgh Penguins barely beat the National Hockey League trade deadline Wednesday by dealing away three draft picks to acquire center Marcel Goc from the Florida Panthers and forward Lee Stempiak from the Calgary Flames. The Penguins will give up third- and fifth-round selections in 2015 to acquire Goc, and a third-round pick this year…

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Snider’s Bat Lifts Pirates Over Blue Jays

Travis Snider homered, singled twice and drove in three runs as the Pittsburgh Pirates (6-1-1) downed the Toronto Blue Jays 6-4 in a Grapefruit League preseason baseball game played Wednesday afternoon in Dunedin, Florida. Neil Walker added two hits, and Gaby Sanchez and Chris Dickerson drove in runs.  The win went to last-minute Pittsburgh starter…

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Venango County Trout Stocking To Begin Monday

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission will stock more than three million trout in state waters preceding its opening days this year. And, Commission executive director John Arway says stocking has become an annual ritual in which many anglers take part. The complete stocking schedule may be found on the Fish and Boat Commission’s website…

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Route 427 Bridge Project Should Not Require Detour; Plans On Display March 17

According to a release from PennDOT, the planned rehabilitation work on a bridge on Route 427 near Cooperstown should not require a traffic detour. Officials are hoping to begin the project on a bridge over Sugar Creek in Jackson Township in August. PennDOT spokesman Jim Carroll, says the public may view a display of plans…

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State Historical Marker In Emlenton To Honor George Crawford

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission has approved the erection of 21 new state historical markers, including one honoring an Emlenton man who is lauded as a “pioneer in natural gas production, transmission and distribution.” George W. Crawford established in 1926 the Columbia Gas and Electric Company, which grew in its first four years to…

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Adams County Bar Gets First New Small-Games-Of-Chance License

A southcentral Pennsylvania bar has been awarded the first-of-its-kind small games of chance license under a new state law allowing taverns to join non-profit organizations in raising money through certain regulated games. But, those counting on the program to add money to the state’s coffers are disappointed by the unexpectedly slow response by potential license…

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Plum Township Woman Charged In Shooting Death Of Boyfriend

A Plum Township woman was charged with homicide early Wednesday morning after her live-in boyfriend died of a gunshot wound he had sustained on Tuesday night. State Police officials from the Franklin and Corry stations say 39 year-old Tina Shaffer was lodged without bail in the Venango County Jail. Troopers called to the scene of…

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Governor Corbett Returns To Work Following Hernia Surgery

Governor Tom Corbett returned to work Wednesday after a few days of recuperation at home following surgery last week on an abdominal hernia. Corbett told a news conference his wife wouldn’t even let him out of their suburban Pittsburgh residence until Tuesday.  He added he was glad to have taken care of the medical problem that…

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Two Grove City Men Charged In 2012 Fight That Involved A Machete

Two Grove City men have been charged in connection with a fight at a campsite at Fisherman’s Cove in southern Venango County nearly two years ago that police say involved a machete, and in which two other men were injured. Investigators say the charges stem from a June, 2012 fight that apparently started over the…

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