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Devils Earn Come-From-Behind 3-2 Home Victory Over Pittsburgh

Ilya Kovalchuk scored his first goal since his return from the injury list on Thursday night, breaking a 2-2 tie with 6:10 remaining and giving the New Jersey Devils a come-from-behind 3-2 home victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Devils (19-18-10) won the season series with the Pens 2-games-to-one. Until the late stages of the…

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Pirates Win First Series In Philadelphia In 10 Years

Garrett Jones’ pinch-hit, two-run double snapped a tied score, highlighting a 3-run eighth inning, and helping complete a comeback from a 3-1 deficit in a 6-4 win for the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Phillies in Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon. For Pittsburgh (13-9), it was the 12th win in their last 16 games, and the third in…

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At Least 11 Injured In Train-Bus Collision In Butler County

Several injuries were reported Friday morning in a collision between a train and a passenger bus in southern Butler County. The crash occurred at an Evans City intersection.  The bus is believed to be a vehicle from Butler County’s rural transportation program, and it appears the driver had stopped in the fog on tracks at…

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Former Oil City Man Charged In Venango County Robberies

A former Oil City man who most recently has lived in Erie has been arrested and charged in two Venango County robberies which occurred in late 2011. Records show 32 year-old Steven Shawgo was arrested in Erie this week, and was arraigned in Seneca on two counts of robbery and two charges of theft by unlawful…

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State Supreme Court Settles Natural Gas Rights Question

Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court has reinforced longstanding case law on mineral rights that has affected the natural gas industry. The high court ruled Wednesday in favor of a Susquehanna County couple, saying it stands by a 130 year-old ruling which separates gas rights from mineral rights. The case stemmed from a dispute between landowners John and…

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Turkey Season Starts Saturday

Pennsylvania Game Commission officials say results in the upcoming five-week spring gobbler season may be below average. The season begins Saturday (April 27), and the Game Commission expects that about 230,000 hunters will take part. But, the commission’s hunter-trapper education chief, Keith Snyder, says turkey reproduction has been down over the past three years, and…

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Pirates Take Advantage Of Phillies’ Bullpen In 5-3 Win In Philly

After managing just one run and one hit off Philadelphia starter Roy Halladay on Wednesday night, the Pittsburgh Pirates (12-9) jumped on the Phillies’ bullpen for four runs in a 5-3 win in Philadelphia. For the Bucs, it was the 11th win in 15 games following a 1-5 start to the 2013 season. Pedro Alvarez…

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Fire Destroys Landmark Sandy Lake Hardware Store

A State Police fire marshal is continuing an investigation into the cause of a fire that destroyed a landmark hardware store in downtown Sandy Lake on Wednesday afternoon. Ten fire companies responded to the blaze on South Main Street in  Sandy Lake shortly after 1:30 PM on Wednesday.  Many of the responders were on the…

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Jury Commissioner Bill Sent To Governor Corbett

Both houses of the Pennsylvania legislature this week have passed a bill that would once again allow counties to abolish the posts of jury commissioners. The state Senate passed the measure on Monday, and the bill was sent to Governor Tom Corbett after Wednesday’s 156-39 vote in the state House. A 2011 law to the same end which…

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NRA’s Outdoor Show Will Proceed Without Gun Sales

National Rifle Association officials releasing more details on the new version of Harrisburg’s annual outdoor show said Wednesday they will not allow visitors to buy guns at the event. The announcement has some wondering why the organization would proceed to assume the management of the show while including the no-sales stipulation. The NRA was recently…

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