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Malkin Leads Sunday Charge As Penguins Complete Two-Game Weekend Home Sweep

Evgeni Malkin returned from a nine-game absence and scored a pair of goals on Sunday, leading the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 6-5 home win over the Winnipeg Jets. James Neal also scored twice, and Matt Niskanen and Jussi Jokinen both added goals.  Marc-Andre Fleury (24-10-1) stopped 29 of 34 shots and earned the win. Malkin…

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After Trailing By 15, Pitt Wins By 12 In ACC Debut

The Pitt Panthers (13-1) stormed back from an early 17-2 deficit and defeated North Carolina State 74-62 in the Panthers’ first-ever game in the Atlantic Coast Conference, played Saturday afternoon at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. Lamar Patterson paced Pitt with 22 points, 17 of which he scored in the second half.  Talib Zanna added 15…

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Early Morning Fire Destroys Riverside Drive Monuments Business And Adjacent Apartment

A fire early Saturday morning destroyed a monuments business and an adjacent apartment on Riverside Drive in Cranberry Township, neighboring Oil City’s East End. Both structures were declared total losses.  Preliminary indications point to a wood stove as the apparent cause of the blaze. Reports indicate the proprietor of the monument business, identified as Josh…

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Murder Trial For Franklin-Area Man Set For March 10

A Mercer County judge has ordered a Franklin-area man who is charged with killing his brother-in-law to face trial beginning March 10. 45 year-old Ralph Young is charged with first and third-degree murder, arson and the abuse of a corpse in the death of 58 year-old David Dignall, from the Cochranton area.  Dignall’s partially-burned body was…

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Mercer County Man Pleads Guilty In Assault On High School Football Coach

A Mercer County man who was accused of assaulting his former high school football coach at the victim’s home last summer entered guilty pleas Friday to two charges, and under the terms of his plea bargain will be sentenced to a term in the Mercer County Jail instead of in state prison. 38 year-old Joseph Koscinski…

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Bicknell Fired As Steelers’ Offensive Line Coach

The Pittsburgh Steelers, who plowed through their second consecutive 8-8 season, fired offensive line coach Jack Bicknell, Jr. on Friday. The “O” line went through a continual roster rotation throughout the course of the 2013 season, although many of the problems were injury-related. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was sacked 42 times, a number that was trimmed…

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November Unemployment Numbers Were Mixed, But Most Local Counties Saw Slightly Higher Figures

Unemployment numbers dropped slightly in November in Clarion and Warren Counties, but in other areas of the Oil Region, jobless figures climbed somewhat. Figures from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry show Venango County’s unemployment rate in November climbed from 7.7 percent to 7.8 percent.  About 2,000 Venango County residents were listed as being…

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State Agency Lawyers Want Review Of Supreme Court Drilling Jurisdiction Ruling

Attorneys for the state Public Utility Commission and the Department of Environmental Protection have asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to reconsider its decision that struck down part of the state law that regulates the drilling for natural gas in the state. The state’s highest court last month threw out portions of the law which limited…

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Number Of Law Enforcement Officials Killed In The Line Of Duty Drops In 2013; Four Die In Pennsylvania

An annual report says 111 law enforcement officers died in the line of duty around the country last year. That number represents an eight percent decline from the previous year, and it marks the second straight year in which the number of fatalities has dropped. Craig Floyd, representing the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund…

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Second Man Arrested In Fraudulent Land Sales Case

A Titusville man who was wanted in connection with a case in which two men are accused of fraudulently selling land they do not own was arrested Tuesday in Crawford County by United States Marshals and the Pennsylvania State Police. 49 year-old Steven Marchand was apprehended in Oil Creek Township.  He was arraigned on twenty…

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