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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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Malkin Records 4-Point Game In Penguins’ 5-1 Win At Florida

Evgeni Malkin scored a goal and added three assists Saturday night in the Pittsburgh Penguins’ 5-1 victory over the Florida Panthers in Sunrise, Florida. The four-point night left Malkin with 35 points this season, one behind teammate Sidney Crosby, who leads the NHL in scoring with 36 points.  Crosby was held scoreless on Saturday. On…

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Penn State Closes 7-5 With 31-24 Upset At Wisconsin

The Penn State Nittany Lions finished a second-straight winning season under coach Bill O’Brien with a 31-24 upset at Wisconsin on Saturday. Going into the game as a 24-point underdog, the Penn State squad, which is still ineligible for a bowl game due to NCAA sanctions, finished at 7-5 following their 8-4 mark in O’Brien’s…

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Pitt Wins City Game, Improves To 7-0

Cameron Wright scored 20 points Saturday afternoon, leading the Pitt Panthers (7-0) to an 84-67 win over Duquesne in the annual City Game played at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Lamar Patterson added 18 points, while Talib Zanna (13 pts.) and reserve forward Durand Johnson (11) both reached double figures, as well. Ovie Soko led…

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Ole Miss Beats Penn State 79-76 In Barclays Center Classic Final

Jarvis Summers and backup guard Marshall Henderson both scored 19 points on Saturday and led Mississippi to a 79-76 victory over Penn State (7-2) in the championship game of the Barclays Center Classic in Brooklyn. The game was played one week after Pitt won the title game of the Progressive Legends Classic at the same Brooklyn…

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Chaplain Assaulted At State Prison In Marienville

State Police in Forest County are investigating the reported assault on a chaplain at the State Correctional Institute in Marienville. The incident reportedly occurred on November 15, and the unidentified chaplain reportedly received numerous head and facial injuries.  Investigators say he was struck several times in the head “with a closed fist.” A prison inmate, described…

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