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Crosby Scores Goal #300, But Pens Lose 4-1 To Philadelphia

The NHL’s leading scorer, Sidney Crosby, recorded his 300th career goal on Wednesday night, but his Pittsburgh Penguins team dropped another decision to the Philadelphia Flyers. Brayden Schenn scored twice and Steve Mason (16-17-11) stopped 24-of-25 shots in the Flyers’ 4-1 victory.  Philly is 3-0 against the Pens this season, and a combined 11-1-1 at…

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Alvarez Joins Cervelli With Five Spring Homers In Bucs’ Preseason Tie With Baltimore

Pedro Alvarez slammed a two-run homer, his fifth of the spring exhibition schedule, on Wednesday night in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 3-3 preseason tie with the Baltimore Orioles in Sarasota, Florida. Alvarez, who is leading the Grapefruit League with 17 RBI’s, joined new teammate Francisco Cervelli as co-leaders in home runs for the Bucs (15-10-4) this spring.…

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Fire Levels Home On Belmar Road Near Franklin

The search continues for the cause of a fire that destroyed a home on Belmar Road near Franklin late Wednesday afternoon. Four fire departments fought the blaze at the Doug Taylor residence.  Taylor had discovered the fire himself upon returning home late Wednesday. Taylor had remodeled the home himself, and had lived there for about…

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Shippenville Man Sentenced To State Prison For Manufacturing Methamphetamine

A Shippenville man could serve as much as ten years in state prison on his guilty pleas in two cases to manufacturing methamphetamine in a mobile home park in Clarion Township. 28 year-old Tony Odom was sentenced in Clarion County Court to two consecutive terms of two-and-a-half to five years on his guilty pleas entered…

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Investigation Begins Into Counterfeit $20 Bill Discovered At Cranberry Walmart

State Police investigators say a counterfeit twenty-dollar bill was discovered on Wednesday at the WalMart store in Cranberry Township. While they look into the phony money, officials are encouraging all businesses to utilize available counterfeit bill detection devices and to promptly notify the police upon the discovery of any counterfeit bills. Anyone with any information…

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Pending Bill Aims To Clarify Arrest Powers For Police At State-Owned Universities

Legislation proposed in Harrisburg is intended to clarify the authority of campus police at the fourteen state-owned universities. The bill states that the arrest powers of campus police will extend to the roads and grounds surrounding the schools. The measure is the result of a D-U-I arrest in October in which a judge threw out…

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Braddock Man To Serve Up To Seven Years For Selling Heroin In Oil City

An Allegheny County man has been sentenced in Venango County Court to up to seven years in state prison in connection with an investigation into the sales of heroin in the Oil City area. 27 year-old Michael St. Julien entered a guilty plea in January to a charge of the delivery of heroin.  He had…

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Cervelli Homers Again In Pirates’ Fifth Consecutive Preseason Victory

New catcher Francisco Cervelli hit his team-leading fifth preseason home run on Tuesday afternoon, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates to their fifth consecutive Grapefruit League victory, a 7-3 win over the Detroit Tigers in Lakeland, Florida. Cervelli, hitting .344 in Florida, finished with two hits and three RBI’s.  Andrew McCutchen and Korean rookie Jung-ho Kang both…

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Allegheny Township Man Accused Of Threatening To Kill Stepson

A northern Butler County man was arrested on Monday night after he allegedly threatened to kill his stepson. State Police officials say Paul Heller, from Allegheny Township, is accused of making the threat as he grabbed a 16 year-old boy by the neck in an argument about cleaning a room.  Police reports did not indicate…

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Franklin Man Who Had Faced Possible Kidnapping Charge Sentenced On Drug And Burglary Counts

A Franklin man who was found in the home of an Oil City woman in February after he failed to appear in court in January for sentencing on drug and burglary charges was handed a term of more than five years in state prison when he finally faced his day in Venango County Court on Monday. When…

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