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Steelers Release James Harrison

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced on Saturday that they have released five-time Pro Bowl linebacker James Harrison. The move was related to the salary cap more than any other factor.  The team had reportedly been working lately to try to reach an agreement on a new contract deal for Harrison, but “couldn’t reach any common ground.”…

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Pitt Wins At DePaul, Earns Double Bye In Big East Tournament

The Pitt Panthers closed the regular season Saturday with  an 81-66 victory at DePaul. The victory ensures that Pitt (24-7; 12-6 Big East) has earned the #4 position in the Big East Conference and will receive a double bye at the start of the conference tournament.  The tourney begins Tuesday night, but the Panthers’ first…

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Pirates Lose To Orioles And Twins

The Pittsburgh Pirates slid to 4-10 in Grapefruit League preseason play on Saturday with a 5-4 loss to the Minnesota Twins. Ivan DeJesus, Jr. homered and Brad Hawpe drove in two runs, but the Pittsburgh bullpen allowed a trio of runs over the final three innings. The defeat followed a 6-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles on…

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State University Faculty Members Approve New Four-Year Contract

Officials of the union representing some 5,500 faculty members at state system universities say some 95 percent of their members who voted earlier this week on a new contract proposal approved the pact. The faculty members, represented by the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties, had been working without a current contract since…

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Pens Score 5-4 Comeback Win Over Flyers

The Pittsburgh Penguins roared back from a 4-1 deficit to defeat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-4 in an NHL road game on Thursday night. Chris Kunitz scored the game-winner with his second goal of the contest, just 18 seconds into the third period.  In goal, the win went to Tomas Vokoun (5-3), who replaced starter Marc-Andre…

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Bucs Drop 4-2 Decision To Rays

A four-run seventh inning, started by a two-out throwing error by Gaby Sanchez, playing at third base, led the Tampa Bay Rays to a 4-2 preseason victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates (4-8) in Bradenton, Florida on Thursday afternoon. One of the four unearned runs scored on the error, a second came home on a single…

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Ohio Woman Dies In Fall Through Ice In Mercer County

An Ohio woman has died when she fell through the ice on the Shenango River Reservoir in Mercer County. Search crews pulled the bodies of 56 year-old Jean Black, from Hubbard, and her two dogs from the water near a recreation area off West Lake Road in Pymatuning Township late Thursday morning.  It is believed…

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Gypsy Moth Spraying To Be Conducted Here This Year

Venango, Clarion and Forest Counties are among eight counties targeted this year for spraying programs to fight the growth of the gypsy moth population. The state’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources says Jefferson, Cameron, Potter, Tioga and Lycoming Counties will also be part of the spraying program. More than 43,000 acres of state forests,…

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Rockland Woman Victim Of Internet Scam

State Police locally are warning residents to continually be on the alert for Internet scams. The latest caution comes following an incident in Rockland in which a 61 year-old woman was taken in by an “offer” to buy an item she was attempting to sell online.  The scammer sent the woman a check that was nearly…

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Meadville Teen To Be Tried As An Adult In New Years Day Beating

A Crawford County judge ruled Thursday that a Meadville teen who is accused in the New Years morning beating of a man outside a Meadville pharmacy will be tried as an adult. The attorney for 16 year-old Timothy Bolden immediately said he will look into an appeal. Bolden is charged with beating and kicking a 34…

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