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Penguins’ Record Home Winning Streak Ends At 13 With 5-1 Loss To Florida

Matt Niskanen scored Pittsburgh’s only goal on Monday night, and the Penguins’ saw their franchise-best, 13-game home winning streak snapped in a 5-1 loss to the Florida Panthers (19-23-7). Playing for only the second time in eight days, the Pens outshot the Panthers 36-28, but were stymied by Florida goaltender Scott Clemmensen, who made 35 saves. …

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Warren Man Dies In Early Morning Fire In Pittsfield

Warren County officials have identified the man who died in an early morning fire in Pittsfield as 61 year-old Darwin Durlin, from Warren. Reports indicate that Durlin successfully managed to help his wife escape the blaze on Barton Run Road shortly after 1:00 AM on Monday.  He apparently re-entered the home and tried to extinguish…

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Cochranton Man Charged With Threatening To Kill His Brother

A Cochranton man was lodged in the Crawford County Jail after he was charged in connection with accusations that he threatened to kill his brother. Officials say the charges stem from an incident that occurred Monday afternoon at a Greenwood Township residence. 30 year-old Thomas Luciano is accused of pulling a knife and threatening to…

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Clarion Man Hurt As S-U-V Hits Barn In Mercer County

A Clarion man sustained only minor injuries on Monday afternoon when his S-U-V left a Mercer County road and hit a barn. Accident investigators say 60 year-old Joseph Rice may have suffered a medical attack prior to the crash. Police say Rice’s vehicle left Mercer-New Castle Road, traveled through a field and crashed through two…

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New York Man Hospitalized After Tractor-Trailer Drags His Car On Interstate 80

A Brooklyn, New York man was hospitalized in Clarion after an incident on Interstate 80 in which his car was dragged for about one-tenth of a mile by a tractor-trailer. State Police say 33 year-old Nukri Tsotsoria was traveling at an apparent high rate of speed in the right lane of westbound travel when a…

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Venango County Jail Inmate Faces Charges For Allegedly Attacking Guards

Authorities say an inmate at the Venango County Jail in Franklin faces charges after he allegedly attacked multiple prison guards last week. A man identified as Jonathan Sloss was charged with aggravated assault by a prisoner and, after his arraignment, was returned to the county jail. Although official reports do not contain details of the incident,…

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Number-One Seeds Denver, Seattle Advance To Super Bowl XLVIII

The Denver Broncos held off the New England Patriots 26-16, and the Seattle Seahawks edged the San Francisco 49ers 23-17 on Sunday in the NFL’s conference championship games, putting the two number-one seeds up against each other in Super Bowl XLVII, scheduled for Sunday, February 2 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. In the AFC title…

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Pitt Loses 59-54 At Syracuse In ACC First-Place Battle

Undefeated Syracuse, ranked number-2 in the country, used a 10-2 run at the end of the game to hold off Pitt (16-2; 4-1 ACC) and defeat the Panthers 59-54 on Saturday at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse in a battle for first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Orange shot 51 percent from the…

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Corbett Mum On Strikedown Of Voter I-D Law; Democrats Applaud Judge’s Decision

As of the weekend, Governor Tom Corbett’s office had been virtually silent on the Friday ruling by Commonwealth Court Judge Bernard McGinley striking down Pennsylvania’s Voter Photo I-D Law. A statement from Corbett’s general counsel, James Shultz, says the administration continues to evaluate the opinion and will shortly determine whether post-trial motions are appropriate. McGinley…

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Tionesta Woman Dies Following Saturday Morning Fire

A Tionesta woman died Saturday in a Pittsburgh hospital several hours after a fire roared through her apartment. 50 year-old Diana Barnes-Clark died hours after she was rescued from the fire, which was reported by a neighbor shortly before 3:30 AM Saturday morning.  Barnes-Clark reportedly worked at the Abraxas facility near Marienville. Four fire companies responded…

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