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Penguins 2013 Preseason Schedule Announced

The Pittsburgh Penguins today announced the schedule for their six NHL preseason games to be played prior to the 2013-2014 season. The Penguins will meet Columbus, Detroit and Chicago twice apiece before the regular season begins in late September. The Pens say they will open the preseason on the road at Columbus on September 15. …

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Pirates Slam 5 HR’s In 9-4 Romp In Seattle

The Pittsburgh Pirates pounded five home runs, including two by Starling Marte, in a 9-4 interleague victory over the Mariners on Tuesday night in Seattle. The victory boosted the Pirates’ record to 47-30, moving them to seventeen games above the .500 mark for the first time since the end of the 1992 season. Russell Martin,…

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Titusville Man Pleads Guilty To Vehicular Homicide

In a plea bargain in Venango County Court, a Titusville-area man has entered a guilty plea to a charge of homicide by vehicle in a December motor vehicle crash in which a Conneaut Lake woman died. 34 year-old Bradley Russell will be sentenced on the plea on August 6. Russell was charged in the death of a…

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Storms Close Roads In Crawford County

Bands of thunderstorms which rolled through the area on Tuesday evening resulted in mostly spotty power outages, mainly due to downed trees and fallen power lines, although more than 4,000 customers in the Titusville area were left without electricity. A number of roads in Crawford and Erie Counties were closed because of flood waters.  Those…

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Emlenton Bar Burglary Investigated

A police investigation is underway into a burglary that occurred at a bar just outside of Emlenton. Investigators say someone broke into an establishment on Route 38 sometime Monday night or early Tuesday by removing an entry door.  About 700 dollars in cash was taken. Any information into the break-in should be forwarded to the…

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UCLA Wins First College World Series Championship

An 8-0 victory over Mississippi State in Omaha on Tuesday night gave UCLA their first collegiate baseball championship, as they won the College World Series’ best-of-three finals two games-to-none. Nick Vander Tuig (14-4) pitched scoreless five-hit baseball over eight innings for the Bruins (49-17), and Eric Filia drove home a career-high five runs.  Bulldogs starter…

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Two Fires Battled Tuesday In Crawford County

Officials battled fires in two different areas of Crawford County on Tuesday. One blaze caused damage to a mobile home located in a trailer park along Route 322 in the Carlton area very near the Venango County line.  No one was home when the fire erupted shortly before 8:30 AM. An initial investigation leads fire…

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House Committee Postpones Meeting On Transportation Funding Amendments

The state House Transportation Committee on Tuesday postponed a scheduled meeting in which they were to have considered some 110 amendments to the Senate’s massive transportation funding bill. The House bill is, in effect, a third plan to provide additional funding for roads, bridges, mass transit and other transportation needs.  Governor Tom Corbett’s original plan…

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Pedro Alvarez Named Player-of-the-Week

For the third time in his fairly brief Major League career, Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez has been named National League Player-of-the-Week. Alvarez hit .414 (12-for-29), slugged home runs in four consecutive games, led the league with ten RBI’s and recorded at least one hit in all seven of the Pirates’ games, raising his current…

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Blackhawks Win Stanley Cup Title For 2nd Time In 4 Years

With about 90 seconds remaining in the sixth game of the NHL Stanley Cup final, the homestanding Boston Bruins led the visiting Chicago Blackhawks, and it appeared that a seventh game was being forced, which would have been played Wednesday in Chicago. Then, the Blackhawks’  Bryan Bickell and Dave Bolland scored goals that came just…

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