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Pirates Outfield Prospect Evan Chambers Dies In His Sleep

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced Monday night that minor league outfielder Evan Chambers died in his sleep over the weekend. Chambers was only 24.  The cause of death has not been released. The Pirates selected Chambers in the third round of the 2009 first-year player draft after he starred at Lakeland (Fla.) High School, Hillsborough Community…

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NFL Results – 2013 Weekend 13

NFL Results  -  Weekend 13   Thursday (Thanksgiving Day), November 28: Baltimore 22, Pittsburgh 20 Dallas 31, Oakland 24 Detroit 40, Green Bay 10   Sunday, December 1: Jacksonville 32, Cleveland 28 Cincinnati 17, San Diego 10 Atlanta 34, Buffalo 31  (OT) Philadelphia 24, Arizona 21 Denver 35, Kansas City 28 New England 34, Houston…

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Seahawks Become First Team To Reach NFL Playoffs

The Seattle Seahawks (11-1) became the first team to reach this year’s NFL playoffs, routing the New Orleans saints 34-7 in a Monday Night Football game played on their home field. Russell Wilson threw for 310 yards and tossed touchdown passes to three different receivers, and the Seahawks took a two-game lead over both the…

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Franklin Man Pleads Guilty In Attack On Couple At Georgetown Road Residence

A Franklin man will be sentenced in early January following his guilty plea to two charges on simple assault in a July incident in which he was accused of assaulting a couple who were in bed at a residence on Georgetown Road. Initial reports indicated that 21 year-old Nathan McAninch had wielded a baseball bat…

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Fires Damage Homes In Troy And Fairfield Townships

Fires late Sunday damaged homes in Troy and Fairfield Townships in Crawford County, Four fire companies responded shortly after 3:30 PM to a home on Fauncetown Road in Troy Township.  No injuries were reported, but crews remained on the scene for about four-and-a-half hours.  No damage report was available Monday. Cochranton fire crews were called…

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Pirates Acquire Another Yankees Catcher

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced Monday they had acquired catcher Chris Stewart from the New York Yankees in exchange for a player-to-be named-later. Stewart would be the second Yankees catcher picked up by the Pirates in about a year.  Since the Pirates designated Michael McKenry for assignment on Monday, Stewart is expected to be the backup for…

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750,000 Hunters Expected To Take Part In Pennsylvania’s Deer Harvest

The Pennsylvania Game Commission estimates that at least 750,000 hunters will participate in Pennsylvania’s two-week rifle deer season which begins Monday (Dec. 2). The commission says the sales of hunting licenses have been running slightly ahead of last year’s levels.  Last year, by the way, hunters added nearly 200 new entries into Pennsylvania’s Big Game…

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Forest County Budget Would Include No New Taxes

The Forest County Commissioners last week gave their preliminary approval to a $2.9 million dollar 2014 budget which would include no real estate tax increase. The spending plan is about $50,000 higher than the 2013 budget. The plan is available for public inspection at the county commissioners’ office in the Forest County Courthouse in Tionesta. …

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Oil City Man, Two Juveniles Suspected In Franklin Dumpster Fire

Franklin City Police say an Oil City man has been charged with setting a fire in a dumpster behind a Franklin social club in late October. 20 year-old Jakob Rottman has been charged with arson, criminal mischief, reckless endangerment, possession of an instrument of crime and the corruption of minors. Police say Rottman and two…

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PIAA Football Quarterfinal Playoff Results

PIAA Football Quarterfinal Playoff Results:   “A” Clarion 35, Lakeview 20 Pittsburgh North Catholic 48, Tussey Mountain 7 Old Forge 35, Schuykill Haven 0 Steelton-Highspire 40, Homer Center 7   “AA” Hickory 37, Martinsburg Central 27 South Fayette 57, Karns City 21 Berks Catholic 33, Troy 6 Imhotep Charter 49, Catasauqua 0   “AAA” Cathedral…

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