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Flags To Fly At Half-Staff On 9/11

Governor Tom Corbett has ordered that all federal and state flags at the Capitol in Harrisburg and at state facilities across Pennsylvania be lowered to half-staff Wednesday in honor of Patriot Day, the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York and Washington D.C. and the Flight 93 incident here in Pennsylvania. Patriot…

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Study Shows Pittsburgh Is 22nd Worst City In Which To Drive

A new study ranks Pittsburgh as the 22nd-worst United States city in which to drive. And, the study, commissioned by Allstate Insurance, claims that an individual Pittsburgh driver will, on average, be involved in a traffic accident every seven years. Last among the 194 cities on the list on “America’s Best Drivers Report” is Washington…

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Steelers Re-Sign Dwyer, Ink Center Fernando Velasco And Kicker Shayne Graham

The Pittsburgh Steelers have re-signed running back Jonathan Dwyer to replace injured back LaRod Stephens-Howling. The Steelers have also come to an agreement with former Tennessee Titans offensive lineman Fernando Velasco to replace injured center Maurkice Pouncey, and signed kicker Shayne Graham as insurance for kicker Shaun Suisham, who has a hamstring problem. Stephens-Howling, Pouncey…

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Fire-Damaged Former Bar Building In Lucinda Burglarized

A building in the Lucinda area which housed a bar until the establishment was racked with fire in late March has been burglarized. State Police from the Clarion station say the owners of the building have reported that someone stole the cooling coils from two industrial-grade air conditioning units inside the business.  The incident apparently…

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Fire Reported At Jamestown Tear Gas Plant

An early morning fire at the Jamestown, Pennsylvania munitions plant that manufactures tear gas and other weaponry has reportedly been responsible for the transport of several people to area hospitals. The fire at Combined Tactical Systems broke out shortly before 6:00 AM Tuesday, and was quickly contained.  Little damage was reported, but numerous people were…

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Tionesta Man Charged In Assaults On Two Females

State Police officials from Forest County say a Tionesta man has been charged in physical attacks on two females at a location on German Hill Road in Tionesta Borough early Friday morning. Investigators say 19 year-old Austin Hunter is accused of punching a 17 year-old girl, and of hitting a 51 year-old woman with an…

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Pittsburgh Woman Hurt In Clinton Township Crash

A Pittsburgh woman was injured Monday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash in Clinton Township in southern Venango County. The State Police say 72 year-old Carol Cindrich was a passenger in a vehicle that left Kennerdell Road on the left side of a curve, slammed into an embankment and came to rest back on the highway. The…

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Cole Outduels Darvish; Pirates Blank Texas 1-0 For 82nd Victory And Winning Season

Pirates rookie Gerrit Cole (7-7; 3.48 ERA) pitched seven innings of three-hit baseball, and Pedro Alvarez drove in the game’s only run on Monday night, and the Pittsburgh Pirates (82-61) ensured themselves of their first winning season since 1992 with a 1-0 road victory over the Texas Rangers. The win, which snapped a four-game Pittsburgh…

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Newman Replaces Truex In Chase After Richmond Penalties Against Waltrip Racing

NASCAR replaced Martin Truex, Jr. with Ryan Newman in the Chase for the Cup as part of the penalties levied against Michael Waltrip Racing for allegedly trying to manipulate the outcome of the Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond on Saturday night. Michael Waltrip Racing was fined $300,000, general manager Ty Norris was handed an…

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Nadal Wins At U.S. Open For 13th Grand Slam Title

Second-ranked Rafael Nadal won his 13th Grand Slam tennis title on Monday, defeating top seed Novak Djokovic 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 at the men’s singles final at the U.S. Open at Flushing Meadow. Nadal has now won 22 of the 37 matches he has played against Djokovic.  He captured total prize money of $3.6 million.…

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