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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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Steelers Re-sign Plaxico Burress And Larry Foote

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced on Tuesday they have re-signed wide receiver Plaxico Burress and linebacker Larry Foote. The team did not release financial details. The re-signing of former Pittsburgh cornerback William Gay also became official.  Sources close to the Steelers had reported last week that the team had agreed to bring Gay back with a…

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Boldin, Harvin Traded – Steelers Sign Foster, Tend Offers To 4 Free Agents

On Monday, the day before the new NFL year begins and free agent signings may be announced, two trades made major news. The Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens sent wide receiver Anquan Boldin to the San Francisco 49ers — who they beat in the big game — and the Minnesota Vikings dealt Percy Harvin to…

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Decision On Closing Of 911th Airlift Wing Expected Wednesday

One state lawmaker says he expects a decision from the Air Force on Wednesday on the closing of the 911th Airlift Wing, an Air Force base in the Pittsburgh area. The Air Force listed the base last year on its list of facilities around the nation that would be closed in a massive cost-cutting effort. …

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Colin Abbott Files To Withdraw Plea In Murders Of Parents

The New Jersey man who was sentenced last month to 35-to-80 years in prison in the murders of his parents in 2011 has filed a court motion to withdraw his plea. 42 year-old Colin Abbott reportedly claims he was rushed into entering a “no contest” plea to two counts of third-degree murder.  He filed a…

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Oil City Man Arrested In Assault On Franklin Woman

Police in Franklin say an Oil City man was arrested late last week for allegedly assaulting a Franklin woman at a residence on Oak Hill in Franklin. Police say 21 year-old Quentin Williams is accused of beating and choking and threatening to kill a woman who lives in an Oak Hill apartment. The alleged victim…

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Three Top Public Welfare Employees Lose Their Jobs

Three of the top employees at Pennsylvania’s Department of Public Welfare lost their jobs on in the last four days, just three-and-a-half weeks after the state’s Welfare Secretary left his position. A spokesman for the Welfare Department declined to give a reason for the firings of the three men by the Corbett administration, and one…

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Pirates Win In Walk-off Over Orioles

Carlos Paulino drove home the winning run with a ground ball in the bottom of the ninth inning on Monday, and the Pittsburgh Pirates (7-10) won their fourth preseason game in three days 4-3 over the Baltimore Orioles at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida. Josh Harrison had tied the game at 3-3 with his second RBI…

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Lady Knights To Have New 8:00 Start Time On Wedneday

The Franklin Lady Knights upcoming showdown in the Sweet 16 round of the PIAA girls “AAA” basketball tournament will see the local team returning to Morrow Fieldhouse at Slippery Rock University where they dispatched Ligonier Valley 66-46 in first-round play on Saturday afternoon. Franklin will meeet WPIAL (District 7) runnerup Elizabeth-Forward (23-3) at 8:00 PM on…

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Crosby, Kunitz Record Five Points Each In Pens 6-1 Sunday Win

Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz both recorded five points Sunday night, and the Pittsburgh Penguins (18-8) earned their fifth consecutive victory, routing the New York Islanders 6-1 at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Crosby tied a career high with five assists, and Kunitz recorded his second hat trick of the season (4th career) and added…

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