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Pens-Bruins Series To Begin Saturday In Pittsburgh

The National Hockey League has announced that the Eastern Conference finals between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Boston Bruins will begin Saturday night at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Game two, also in Pittsburgh, will be contested on Monday night before the series will move to Boston for games three and four next Wednesday and…

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Union City Tornado Confirmed

The National Weather Service confirmed Wednesday that a tornado touched down near downtown Union City in Erie County on Tuesday evening. The touchdown occurred along South Main Street near the intersection with South Street shortly after 8:00 PM Tuesday, and about 20 minutes after a possible tornado had been reported near Waterford.  Tornado warnings were…

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Walker Homers As Pirates Win In 11 Innings In Detroit

Neil Walker homered in the top of the 11th inning for the game’s only run, and Jason Grilli struck out all three batters he faced in the bottom of the frame, and the Pittsburgh Pirates (32-20) defeated the Tigers 1-0 in a rain-delayed Tuesday night game at Comerica Park in Detroit. Walker’s homer made a…

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13 Traffic Fatalities Reported In Pennsylvania Over Memorial Day Weekend

Thirteen people died and 245 others were injured in traffic crashes investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police over the four-day Memorial Day weekend holiday travel period. The fatality number remained unchanged from Memorial Day of 2012, but the number of injuries was down by 66. Troopers responded to 760 traffic accidents between Friday and Monday,…

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Rouseville Man Jailed For Alleged Threats To Mother

More details have been released concerning the arrest over the holiday weekend of a Rouseville man in what police had termed a domestic dispute. Investigators now say that the alleged victim was the suspect’s mother and that the man they arrested in the incident on Sunday was 23 year-old Mitchell Rudolph, State Police say they…

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Oil City Man Charged With Selling Prescription Drugs At Pitt-Bradford

An Oil City man has been charged in McKean County for allegedly selling prescription pills on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. Authorities in Bradford say 22 year-old John Stahlman is accused of making the sales on at least two different occasions in mid-April. Stahlman was charged and arraigned in Bradford, and…

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Jackson Center Woman Charged With Smuggling Drugs Into Mercer County Jail

A Jackson Center-area woman faces charges after she was accused of smuggling drugs – inside her body – into the Mercer County Jail. Jail officials claim that 24 year-old Ashley Mazzo smuggled an opiate dependency drug into the jail last month, and distributed it to at least five female inmates. Mazzo was reportedly injured by…

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Tornado Warnings, Flooding Reported, One Death In Northern Stretches Of Oil Region

Tornado warnings were issued on four different occasions in northwestern Pennsylvania on Tuesday night, and severe flooding was reported in some parts of the Oil Region as the result of storms that mostly spared Venango and Clarion Counties. The first of the warnings came shortly before 8:00 PM when weather spotters reported a possible tornado…

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Franklin Brine Plant Settles On EPA Pollution Violations

A company which runs several wastewater treatment plants, including one in the Franklin area, has reached agreement with the federal Environmental Protection Agency to settle what the EPA calls water pollution violations occurring between 2007 and 2011. Fluid Recovery Services, formerly operating as Hart Resources Technology, which runs the Pennsylvania Brine Treatment Plant off Route…

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Pirates Lose In Detroit After Series Win In Milwaukee

The Pittsburgh Pirates dropped a 6-5 interleague game in Detroit on Memorial Day in the first game of a four-game “home-and-home” series with the Tigers.  The first two contests are being played at Comerica Park in Detroit, while games on Wednesday and Thursday nights are scheduled for PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Jhonny Peralta led Detroit…

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