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Evgeni Malkin Gets 8-Year Contract Extension With Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins announced Thursday that forward Evgeni Malkin has agreed to the terms of an 8-year, $76-million contract extension. Malkin had one year remaining on his current Penguins contract, so he will now be locked in with the team through the 2021-2022 NHL season. Malkin was the Pens’ first-round draft choice in 2004 (2nd…

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NASCAR’s Jason Leffler Dies In New Jersey Dirt Track Race

NASCAR driver Jason Leffler, a two-time winner in racing’s Nationwide Series, died Wednesday night following a crash in a dirt track race in Bridgeport, New Jersey. Leffler was 37. The crash occurred Wednesday at Bridgeport Speedway, a .625-mile, high-banked dirt oval, where the rest of the night’s race card was immediately suspended. Leffler won three…

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Bucs’ 18-Hit Barrage Leads To 12-8 Home Victory Over SF

Andrew McCutchen and Neil Walker both drove home three runs, and Starling Marte set career highs with four hits and four RBI’s, and the Pittsburgh Pirates used 18 hits to charge to a 12-8 home victory over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night. Walker slammed a video-reviewed home run, and Alex Presley provided a…

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3OT Blackhawks Win Kicks Off Stanley Cup Final

Andrew Shaw scored the game-winner with 7:52 remaining in the third overtime on Wednesday night, giving the Chicago Blackhawks a 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins in the first game of the NHL Stanley Cup finals. The score came at the expense of Boston goaltender Tuukka Rask, who had stopped 59 of 62 other Chicago…

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Route 322 Traffic Moving Again Following Tractor-Trailer Incident

PennDOT announced shortly before 10:00 AM Thursday that Route 322 near the bottom of Victory Heights Hill in Cranberry Township was closed due to a disabled oversized tractor-trailer. The incident happened at the Route 322 intersection with Deep Hollow Road. Details about the incident have not yet been released, and at one time the highway was…

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More Storms Due Thursday – Flooding Reported In Crawford County

Despite the amount of rain that fell in the Oil Region late Wednesday night, some residents may be expressing surprise that the storms were not as severe as many weather experts had been predicting. All that aside, the National Weather Service still advises that more rain is expected on Thursday, especially during the morning hours, and…

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Budget Approved By State House, Sent To Senate

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Wednesday passed and sent on to the state Senate a $28.3 million budget for the 2013-2014 fiscal year. The vote on the Republican-led spending plan fell along party lines — 108-to-92. Many Democrats said more money is needed for public education, but backers said the budget provides the most…

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Seneca Man Convicted In Rape Of An 11 Year-Old Girl

A Venango County Court jury on Wednesday convicted a Seneca man on five counts, including the rape of a child, for two reported sexual assaults on an 11 year-old girl. After only an hour-and-a-half of deliberations, the jury found 53 year-old Stuart Proper guilty of the charges against him in connection with allegations stemming from…

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E-mail From Attorney General’s Office Is Spam

The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office announced Wednesday that e-mails sent out earlier in the day, purporting to be from the A.G., are not from whom it may appear. Officials say someone else is apparently using the name “OAG” to distribute spam e-mails.  The Attorney General’s spokesperson advised against viewing the e-mail, or clicking on to any…

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Oil City Woman Sentenced In Shaken Baby Case

An Oil City woman was sentenced in Venango County Court to nine months to two years in jail in a case prompted by the discovery of injuries sustained by a one year-old child nearly two years ago. 33 year-old Christine Silvis was also sentenced to three years probation following her guilty plea to a charge of…

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