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Pedro Alvarez Selected For Home Run Derby

Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez was named to the National League team for Monday night’s All-Star Home Run Derby. Alvarez was picked to replace Colorado’s Carlos Gonzalez, who has sprained the middle finger of his right hand.  Alvarez has hit 23 homers this year, and has 60 RBIs.  He is the fifth Pirates player…

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Penguins Sign Matt D’Agostini

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed 26 year-old forward Matt D’Agostini to a one-year contract reported to be worth $550,000. D’Agostini played in 13 games apiece for the St. Louis Blues and the New Jersey Devils in 2012-2013, scoring 6 points (3 goals, 3 assists).  He also played for Germany’s SC Riessersee team during the NHL’s…

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Home, Truck-Trailer Damaged By Falling Tree In Franklin

Traffic was disrupted in Franklin late Thursday, and a house and a truck hauling a trailer were damaged in incidents involving a falling tree.  The occupants of the house and a truck driver from Warren County escaped injury in the incidents. The traffic problems began late Thursday afternoon when a large branch fell out onto the 1400-block…

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Meadville Pike Closes Temporarily, Whitehall Road Reopens

PennDOT announced on Friday morning that a section of Meadville Pike in Sugarcreek Borough will be closed for several hours today (July 12) due to emergency pipe replacement work. The highway is closed from Patchel Run Road to Sugarcreek Road.  It is expected to reopen by 3:00 PM.  A detour is posted. Another PennDOT announcement indicates…

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Woman Hospitalized, Building Condemned, Dogs Removed In Franklin Investigation

A visit by Franklin City Police on Thursday to check up on a woman who had not contacted family members for several days resulted in the woman’s hospitalization, her home being condemned by city officials and the removal of sixteen chihuahua dogs from the residence. City code enforcement officials say the home on the 1100-block…

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Victim In Three-Vehicle Crash On Route 62 Identified As 17 Year-Old Mercer Girl

State Police officials have identified the teenager who died early Wednesday evening in a three-vehicle crash on Route 62 near Mercer as 17 year-old Samantha Coast, from the Mercer area. Troopers say the crash occurred in Coolspring Township around 6:00 PM Wednesday when a car driven by 18 year-old William Cupic, from Mercer, went out of control…

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Oil City Man Charged In DUI Flight From Police In Stolen Vehicle

An Oil City man was sentenced this week in Venango County Court to up to a year-and-a-half in jail in a January incident in which he was accused of fleeing police while driving under the influence in a vehicle that had been reported stolen. 25 year-old Ronald Feely was sentenced Tuesday on charges of the…

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Strong Storms Sweep Through, Pittsburgh Area Hardest Hit, Tornado In Lawrence Co.

Strong storms that swept through the Oil Region late Wednesday afternoon brought with them some flooding problems and downed trees, but not the same impact that earlier storms had caused to areas south of us. Wednesday morning storms caused flooding problems in Butler and in many Pittsburgh suburbs, including Bridgeville, Mount Lebanon, Oakdale, Castle Shannon and…

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Sigel Man Pleads Guilty In Heroin Death Of Brookville Woman

A Sigel man entered guilty pleas Wednesday in the drug-related death of a Brookville woman whose body was found in her car in southern Clarion County in January. 30 year-old Shawn Carr will be sentenced in August on his pleas to counts of the delivery of drugs resulting in death, delivery of a controlled substance,…

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Sharon Assault Suspect Arrested Wednesday Just Across The Ohio State Line

A Sharon man who was wanted by police since he allegedly assaulted another man late Saturday night was apprehended Wednesday afternoon in Hubbard Township, Ohio, just outside Sharon. 43 year-old Kyle Cheza, a former star athlete at Hickory High School in nearby Hermitage, stands accused of dragging a 37 year-old Sharon man over a short fence and hitting him…

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