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Scherzer Strikes Out 14 Pirates In Detroit’s 5-2 Win Thursday Afternoon

Reigning American League Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (14-4) struck out 14 Pittsburgh Pirates batters on Thursday afternoon, pacing the Detroit Tigers to a 5-2 victory over the Bucs and giving them a 2-2 split in the teams’ four-game, home-and-home series in a contest played at Comerica Park in Detroit. Delivering a season-high 121 pitches,…

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Manfred Elected As Baseball’s Tenth Commissioner

Rob  Manfred will become Major League Baseball’s tenth commissioner, succeeding Bud Selig next January. Manfred was elected Thursday by baseball owners over Boston Red Sox chairman Tom Werner.  Another candidate, the MLB executive vice president of business Tim Brosnan, had pulled his name from consideration for the job. The 55 year-old Manfred has worked for…

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Fire Ravages Home South Of Titusville

A half dozen fire companies spent several hours late Thursday night at the scene of a house fire south of Titusville. The fire reportedly caused heavy damage to a residence on Old Route 8 owned by Jeff and Jan Kilner. Reports indicate the Kilners came home at around 11:00 PM Thursday to find the house…

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Preventing The Grandparent Scam

Experts say the Grandparent Scam is one of the most common scams targeting senior citizens these days.  In the wake of the indictments last week of four people on charges in an alleged nationwide scam being run out of Pennsylvania and New York, the state Attorney General’s office has some advice. Spokesperson Renee Martin tells Radio…

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Environmental Groups Claim Diesel Fuel May Still Be In Use In Fracking Operations In 12 States, Including Pennsylvania

An environmental group is raising concern that diesel fuel may still be in use in well “fracking” operations in twelve states, including Pennsylvania. Officials from the Environmental Integrity Project say they believe many drillers have used diesel fuel during fracking without permits.  They base their report on data submitted to FracFocus, and say it finds…

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State Police Officials Express Support For The Use Of Radar By Local Police

Legislation before the state Senate would change the way local police departments enforce the speed limit by allowing the locals the use of radar to clock passing motorists. The measure will come up for a vote when the Senate reconvenes next month. Some State Police officials are expressing their support for the proposal.  Currently, only the…

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Titusville Woman Hurt In One-Car Crash On Route 8 In Oakland Township

A Titusville-area woman was hospitalized Wednesday morning after her car left Route 8 in northern Venango County, hit a tree and rolled over. State Police officials tell KQW that 20 year-old Jennifer Kellogg was taken to UPMC Northwest in Cranberry following the crash.  Her injuries were described as “moderate.” Troopers say Kellogg was traveling south…

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Bear Hits Car On Route 322

A 22 year-old Cranberry man escaped injury in a crash involving the vehicle he was driving and a bear on Wednesday night. Actually, a State Police report says the bear “entered the highway and struck the vehicle…..” The incident occurred shortly before 9:30 PM Wednesday on Route 322 near the top of Victory Heights Hill…

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Oil City Man Accused Of Firing Gun In House During Domestic Dispute

An Oil City man was charged early Wednesday after he was accused of firing a gun inside a home on Hoffman Avenue in the city during an incident reported as a domestic dispute. 33 year-old Gary Dahle is accused of first pointing the weapon at a woman and then firing it inside a residence shortly…

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Gubernatorial Candidates Agree To Three Debates

The candidates for Pennsylvania Governor have agreed to three debates in the closing weeks leading up to the November 4 election. Incumbent Republican Tom Corbett and Democratic challenger Tom Wolf will square off on September 22 in Hershey, on October 1 in Philadelphia and on October 8 in Wilkinsburg, outside Pittsburgh. Sources say the dates…

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