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Fryer Drives In Three Against Former Team As Pirates Win Sixth Straight

New catcher Eric Fryer drove in three runs against his former team on Tuesday night as the Pittsburgh Pirates (43-41) won their sixth straight game, defeating the Cardinals 5-2 in St. Louis. Fryer was just acquired by Pittsburgh off the waivers line from St. Louis on Sunday. Josh Harrison and David Freese also drove in…

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Man Given Life In 1994 For Double Murders Resentenced To 60 Years, Given Credit For 22

A former Venango County man, who was sentenced in 1994 to life in prison on his convictions in the murders of a Venango County couple when he was seventeen, was resentenced to a total of sixty years during Venango County Court proceedings on Tuesday. Michael Foust, now age 40, was given credit for more than 22…

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Three Die On Pennsylvania Highways During Fourth-Of-July Holiday Weekend

Pennsylvania State Police statistics show there were three fatalities among the 423 crashes their agency investigated over the three-day Fourth-of-July holiday weekend. 165 other people were injured.  The PSP says alcohol was involved in 52 of the crashes and one of the fatalities. Four people died over the same period last Fourth-of-July. State troopers made…

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Fire At Franklin Bronze; Three Treated For Smoke Inhalation

Three people were treated for smoke inhalation at the scene of a fire at a business west of Franklin on Tuesday morning. No one was hospitalized.  The fire at a Franklin Bronze facility resulted in a reported $20,000 in damages. The fire shortly after 9:00 AM apparently started due to a furnace problem at the…

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Melancon Named To NL All-Star Team; Game Tuesday At San Diego

Closer Mark Melancon was the only Pittsburgh Pirates player selected to this year’s National League All-Star Game, although outfielder Starling Marte is one of five players remaining in a pool in which fans will make their “final vote.” This year’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be played Tuesday (July 12) at Petco Park in…

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Mercer County Woman Accused Of Murdering Husband Found Competent To Stand Trial

A Mercer County woman who is accused of gunning down her husband in a hospital parking lot has been ruled competent to stand trial. Mercer County Court proceedings for 47 year-old Amy Emmett, from Hempfield Township, have been postponed seven times since her husband, 45 year-old William Emmett, was shot to death on his way to working a…

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Three Charged In Fifteen Burglary Attempts At Social Clubs In Western Pennsylvania

Three men have been charged in fifteen burglaries or attempted burglaries at social organizations in seven counties in Western Pennsylvania, in a case which investigators consider organized crimes. Some $66,000 has been reported stolen during the incidents, and more than $90,000 worth of damage was alleged to have been committed.  The crimes involved fraternal organizations under…

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Two Holiday Crashes Reported On Interstate 80

At least two of the more serious traffic accidents in Pennsylvania over the holiday weekend occurred on Interstate 80 in this part of the state. Details have not yet been released on a two-vehicle crash late Monday afternoon on I-80 near Clintonville.  Initial reports indicate there may have been numerous injuries involved. Meanwhile, State Police…

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Polanco Homers Twice As Pirates Win Fifth Straight

Gregory Polanco slammed his 11th and 12th home runs of the season on Monday, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates (42-41) to their fifth consecutive victory, a 4-2 holiday win over the Cardinals in St. Louis. Polanco finished with three RBI’s, while John Jaso had two hits and an RBI, and David Freese recorded a two-hit afternoon. …

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Pirates Complete Sweep Of Three-Game Series In Oakland

David Freese homered and Gregory Polanco drove in a pair of home runs on Sunday afternoon as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Oakland A’s 6-3, completing a three-game sweep of an interleague series played in Oakland. Adam Frazier and Erik Kratz also drove in runs for Pittsburgh (41-41).  Pirates starter Francisco Liriano (5-8) earned the…

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