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Tigers Bounce Back To Beat Bucs 8-4

The Detroit Tigers (64-54) rebounded from an early 4-1 deficit on Wednesday night to defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-4 as the teams’ four-game, home-and-home interleague series moved to Comerica Park in Detroit. Alex Avila homered as the leadoff hitter in the fifth inning, cutting the Pirates’ lead to 4-2.  The Tigers followed the shot in…

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Crawford County Unveils Courthouse Expansion Project

The Crawford County Commissioners have unveiled a $30-million expansion project for the Crawford County Courthouse. The plans include a new county administrative center and the demolition of the county’s former jail and sheriff’s department headquarters. The proposal has already come under extensive criticism during a pair of back-to-back town hall meetings held on Tuesday and…

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Volquez Earns 10th Victory; Pirates Beat Tigers 4-2

Edinson Volquez became the Pittsburgh Pirates’ first 10-game winner of the season, leading the Bucs (64-55) to a 4-2 win over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Volquez worked six innings, allowed only two runs and five hits, struck out five hitters and walked two. Travis Snider went 2-for-4 with…

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Oil City Man Who Robbed Churches, Fled Area, Sentenced To Up To 50 Years In State Prison

An Oil City man who pleaded guilty to five burglary charges in connection with numerous church burglaries in three counties last fall and then fled the area before he could be sentenced last spring was sentenced this week to 14-and-a-half to 50 years in state prison. In Venango County Court, 32 year-old John Biddle was given…

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Venango County Commissioners Approve Land Bank Ordinance

The Venango County Commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved a new land bank ordinance that would pave the way for the use of abandoned and tax-delinquent properties. The move authorizes the acquisition of such property by purchase or by transfer from the tax claim bureau. The next steps will be to determine who will be the first…

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Leeper Man Pleads Guilty To Taking A 13 Year-Old Girl Across State Lines For Sex

A Leeper man is to be sentenced in early December after he entered a guilty plea in Clarion County Court to a charge involving transporting a minor child across state lines for the purpose of sex. 33 year-old Joshua Baker was arrested in April, 2013 in South Dakota and was originally charged with kidnapping in…

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Former Titusville Police Officer Charged In Indecent Assault At Local Smoke Shop

A Titusville City Police officer who resigned eight days after accusations were levied claiming he had molested a female store clerk, has been charged by State Police with indecent assault and harassment. Officials claim that 55 year-old Clarence Peterson slipped up behind a woman who was stocking shelves at an Oil Creek Township tobacco shop and grabbed her…

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Franklin Man, Three Others Injured In Weekend ATV-Motorbike Crash In Forest County

A Franklin man and three Allegheny County residents were injured over the weekend in a collision between an all-terrain vehicle and a motorbike in Forest County. State Police officials from Marienville have just released the information regarding the accident which occurred on Pierson Hill Road in Kingsley Township shortly before 8:00 PM Saturday.  Troopers say…

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Pirates Send Sadler Back To Indy, Recall Cumpton Again

After one relief appearance in his most recent call-up from “AAA,” pitcher Casey Sadler has been optioned once again by the Pittsburgh Pirates back to Indianapolis. In the move, the Pirates again called back pitcher Brandon Cumpton. In previous stints with the parent club, Cumpton has made ten starts.  He has posted a 3-3 record…

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Pirates Use 4 Homers, 14 Hits To Beat Tigers 11-6

The Pittsburgh Pirates pounded 14 hits, including four home runs, and rebounded from a disappointing weekend with an 11-6 victory over the Detroit Tigers in the first game of a four-day, home-and-home interleague series played Monday night at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Travis Snider homered twice, and Russell Martin and Ike Davis went back-to-back in…

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