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Minor Road Flooding Caused By Thursday Night Storms

Small sections of several local highways were covered by water for a brief period of time early Thursday evening after a series of storms with heavy downpours rolled through the Oil Region. Some areas of Venango County saw up to an inch-and-a-half of rain in less than an hour just before dusk.  The National Weather…

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Pirates Use Seven Doubles To Blank Cubs 4-0

For the first time in four seasons, the Pittsburgh Pirates slammed seven doubles in one game, and they used the barrage to post a twice rain-delayed 4-0 shutout over the Chicago Cubs in a game played at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. With the whitewash job, the Pirates (32-34) won the four-game home series with Chicago…

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Spurs Take 3-To-1 Lead IN NBA Finals With 21-Point Victory In Miami

Kawhi Leonard paced the Spurs with 20 points and 14 rebounds on Thursday night, and San Antonio moved to within one victory of their fifth NBA championship in a 107-86 Spurs win over the Heat in Miami. The spurs can clinch the NBA title with a win in game five on their home court on…

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Pirates Sign Number-1 Selection, Eleven Other Draft Picks

The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced that their number-one draft pick, high school shortstop Cole Tucker, has signed a contract with the organization. Tucker is one of twelve Pittsburgh selections from the 2014 Major League draft who were signed by the team on Wednesday and Thursday. The 18 year-old Tucker is a switch-hitter who batted .404…

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Six-Month Extension Given To Apply For State’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program

There is good news for those who have still not applied for the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program this year. A six-month extension has been granted, extending the 2014 application deadline to December 31. Radio PA News reports that about 600,000 people are expected to benefit from the program.  The maximum standard rebate is $650,…

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Steelers’ Maurkice Pouncey Reportedly Is Now The NFL’s Highest-Paid Center

A source at ESPN reports that the Pittsburgh Steelers have made Maurkice Pouncey the highest paid center in the National Football League. ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, citing as his source an unidentified league official, says the Steelers have signed Pouncey to a five-year contract extension worth $44 million.  ESPN now says the signing was…

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McCutchen Homers Again In Pirates’ 4-2 Rain-Delayed Victory Over The Cubbies

Andrew McCutchen homered for the sixth time in the last ten games, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 4-2 home win over the last-place Chicago Cubs. In addition to his tenth homer of the season, McCutchen doubled and walked twice.  Minor league prospect Gregory Polanco, playing in his second Major League game, went 1-for-5 for…

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Rangers Post 2-1 Victory To Extend NHL Stanley Cup Final

Benoit Pouliot and Martin St. Louis both scored on Wednesday night, prompting the New York Rangers to a 2-1 home victory over the Los Angeles Kings in game four of the NHL Stanley Cup championship series, and extending the final to a fifth game in Los Angeles. Los Angeles leads the best-of-seven series 3-games-to-1.  Despite…

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Wednesday Evening Storms Bring Tornado Watch And Thursday Flash Flood Watch

Officials were spending Thursday morning assessing whether any damage occurred in the area during storms which rolled through the Oil Region early Wednesday evening. While the more severe storms seemed to have occurred to the south and the east of Venango County, brief heavy rainfalls have prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Flash…

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State Senate Bill Would Allow Suspension Of Driver’s Licenses For Unpaid Fines And Court Costs

A state Senate committee has approved a measure that would require PennDOT to suspend the driver’s licenses of anyone who does not pay fines or court costs within fifteen days of their notification. The penalties owed would not need to be related to driving.  Current state law does allow license suspensions if individuals have not paid…

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