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Pirates Win 5th Straight In 10 Innings Over Toronto

Felix Pie homered, and Starling Marte, Gaby Sanchez and Josh Harrison all recorded two hits Wednesday in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 5-4, 10-inning preseason win over Toronto (7-10) at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida. But, it was an RBI base hit by Carlos Paulino, his second game-winning RBI of the Grapefruit League schedule, that led to…

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Nominating Petition Deadline Is Past – Local Primary Ballot Finalized

Tuesday marked the deadline for hopeful candidates for the May 21st municipal primary elections to file their nominating petitions. In Venango County, races will appear for District Attorney and Coroner.  Current Sheriff Eric Foy was the only person to file to run for his office. Oil City and Franklin now know who there City Council…

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Steelers Sign Bruce Gradkowski As Backup QB

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Wednesday that the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed quarterback Bruce Gradkowski to a three-year contract. Gradkowski is a 7-year NFL veteran who has played for Tampa Bay, Cleveland, Oakland and Cincinnati.  He has appeared in 37 regular season NFL games, and has thrown for 4,057 yards and 21 touchdowns with 24…

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Eight Charged In Pennsylvania Turnpike Scandal

Pennsylvania’s Attorney General announced on Wednesday that eight people, including a former state Senator and a former CEO for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, have been charged in connection with accusations of bribes involving political contributions. A.G. Kathleen Kane listed among the names of those charged former state Senator Robert Mellow and one-time turnpike CEO Joseph…

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Bucket List Bandit Pleads Guilty To 11 Bank Robberies

A Florida man, dubbed the “Bucket List Bandit,” entered guilty pleas in federal court in Erie on Wednesday to charges involved with the robberies of eleven banks in ten states, including a robbery in Erie last September. 54 year-old Michael Brewster had been arrested at a traffic stop in Oklahoma three days after the last…

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911th Airlift To Remain Open Through Next Year

A Pittsburgh-area Congressman has announced that he has learned that the 911th Airlift Wing will remain open at least through next year. Congressman Tom Murphy announced that the Air Force has said they will keep open the Pittsburgh-area base complete with its eight C-130 refueling planes.  And, sixteen refueling tankers will stay in service at the…

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Mike Wallace Reportedly Signs With Miami

The NFL Network reported on Tuesday that former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace has signed as a free agent with the Miami Dolphins. Wallace has a career 17.2 yards-per-reception average, and leads all receivers in the NFL since 2009 in most catches of forty or more yards. It was the second move Miami has…

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Farrell Man Held For Trial In Clarion Apartment Shootings

A Farrell man was ordered held for trial on Tuesday in a drive-by shooting incident at a Clarion apartment complex that left a Clarion University student injured. 20 year-old Kevin Austin is accused of firing at least a half-dozen shots toward an apartment occupied by a group of individuals at a party on Leatherwood Drive in…

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Groundbreaking For Emlenton Hill Project Set For Thursday

PennDOT has announced that a groundbreaking ceremony for the Emlenton Hill Improvement Project will be held Thursday morning (March 14) at 10:30 AM. PennDOT District One executive William Petit will attend, along with other state and local officials. The event will take place near the end of the project work zone, near the intersection of…

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Pens’ Late Flurry Sinks Bruins

The Pittsburgh Penguins scored three times in a 4:15 span late in the third period Tuesday to defeat the visiting Boston Bruins in come-from-behind style 3-2 at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Until Chris Kunitz broke the ice with his 18th goal of the season with 6:18 left in the game, the Bruins (17-4-3) were…

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