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State Senate To Study Gambling In Pennsylvania

The state Senate has passed a resolution that calls for a study of gambling in Pennsylvania, but it does not directly relate to the recent passage of legislation that would allow gambling in the state’s bars. The vote came as the state’s Gaming Control Board announced that total revenue from slot machines at Pennsylvania’s casinos…

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Pitt’s Aaron Donald Named ACC Defensive Player-Of-The-Year

University of Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald has been named Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Player-of-the-Year. Donald received 44 votes for the honor to 10 for Wake Forest nose tackle Nikita Whitlock and eight for Florida State cornerback Lamarcus Joyner. So far in the 2013 season, Donald leads the nation with 26-and-a-half tackles for losses, and has ten sacks…

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Tomlin Fined $100,000 For Sideline Interference

Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin was fined $100,000 by the National Football League on Wednesday for being on the playing field during the runback of a kickoff by Baltimore’s Jacoby Jones in the Ravens’ 22-20 victory over the Steelers in Baltimore on Thanksgiving night. League officials added they will also be considering whether to force…

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Four Hurt In Shippenville Crash

Four people were hurt in a two-vehicle crash in northern Clarion County on Monday afternoon. State Police say the crash occurred at the intersection of Routes 208 and 322 when a vehicle driven by Sharon Cravenor, from New Bethlehem, traveled through a signal and was struck by a truck operated by Robert Telesz, from Marble.…

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Older Driver Safety Awareness Week Is Observed

PennDOT reminds us we are in the middle of Older Driver Safety Awareness Week. Statistics show that nineteen percent of Pennsylvania drivers are age 65 or older.  Last year, there were more than 18,000 crashes involving such drivers, resulting in 276 deaths. PennDOT says one way drivers and their families may help lessen the chances…

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Crosby Scores Game-Winner In OT As Pens Earn 3-2 Road Win Over Islanders

Sidney Crosby’s first goal tied the game at 2-2 with 12:00 remaining in regulation, and scored the game-winner with 1:16 left in overtime, and the Pittsburgh Penguins completed a 3-o road trip with a 3-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Tuesday night. For the Penguins (19-9-1), it was their fourth straight victory, moved them…

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Pitt Pulls Away For 78-69 Home Win Over Penn State

Talib Zanna and Lamar Patterson both scored 16 points Tuesday night as Pitt defeated Penn State 78-69 at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh in the first men’s basketball matchup between the two schools in eight years. Cameron Wright added 12 points for Pitt (8-0), and James Robinson scored 10.  Tim Frazier (27 pts.) and…

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Hunter Shot In Oakland Township

The first day of Pennsylvania’s 2013 rifle deer season was marred Monday by the accidental shooting of one hunter in Oakland Township. Details were not immediately released, and the identity of the injured hunter was not made available. The injured man was taken for treatment to UPMC Northwest in Cranberry. The Pennsylvania Game Commission has…

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Nine Deaths, 235 Injuries In Thanksgiving Crashes Investigated By State Police

The Pennsylvania State Police say nine people were killed and 236 were injured in the 936 automobile crashes to which they responded over the five-day Thanksgiving holiday driving period between Wednesday and Sunday. Those numbers compare to 13 deaths and 349 injuries in 1,124 crashes last Thanksgiving. A spokesman says 74 of this year’s crashes and…

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Sex Pictures Messaged To 11 Year-Old Girl

An investigation is underway to determine who messaged pictures of a sexual nature to an 11 year-old Leeper girl. Police say the pictures were received on a Facebook site shortly before 1:30 AM on Thanksgiving morning. The identity of the sender of the inappropriate material could not be immediately determined. Other information concerning the incident  has…

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