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Melancon, Pirates Blow 9th-Inning Lead, Lose 4-3 In Milwaukee

The Pittsburgh Pirates fill-in closer, Mark Melancon (1-2), failed to record an out in the bottom of the ninth inning, and gave up a two-run walkoff single to Milwaukee’s Khris Davis as the Bucs lost a 4-3 decision to the Brewers in the rubber game of a three-game series played Thursday afternoon at Miller Park…

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Two Arrested In Shootings Into Franklin Home

Two arrests have been made in Franklin in an incident in which two shots were fired into a Myrtle Street home late Sunday night. No injuries were reported, although police say there were people in the house when the shots were heard at about 11:45 PM Sunday.  Investigators discovered two bullet holes in the side of the…

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Three-Run 9th-Inning Lifts Pirates To 4-1 Win In Milwaukee

The Pittsburgh Pirates scored three runs on four consecutive hits in the top of the ninth inning off Milwaukee ace reliever Francisco Rodriguez, and posted a 4-1 victory over the Brewers at Miller Park in Milwaukee. It was only the second win in nine games against the Brewers for the Bucs this season, and only the fifth Pittsburgh victory…

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Flash Flood Watch Posted For Oil Region Through Friday Morning

The National Weather Service has posted a Flash Flood Watch for the Oil Region, effective through Friday morning (May 16). Weather watchers say a slow-moving cold front passing through the area Thursday and Thursday night could produce another one-to-two inches of rain “with locally higher amounts possible.”  The new rainfall, added to rains which have already swollen…

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Rome Township House Fire Was Started By Lightning; Family Of Six Escapes Safely

A fire that damaged a home in southeastern Crawford County early Wednesday morning was apparently caused by lightning. Four fire companies responded to the home of an Amish family of six on Coon Road in Rome Township shortly after 2:30 AM Wednesday.  Family members had escaped the fire without injuries. Firefighters spent nearly four-and-a-half hours…

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Wolf Maintains Double-Digit Lead In Race For Democratic Nomination For Governor

In what will probably be the final set of poll results before next Tuesday’s primary elections in Pennsylvania, former state revenue secretary Tom Wolf continues to hold a double-digit lead over his closest opponent in the race for the Democratic nomination for Governor. The latest Franklin and Marshall College Poll shows Wolf with 43 percent…

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DEP Wins Award For Mine Reclamation Project In Northern Clarion County

The state’s Department of Environmental Protection has accepted a reforestation award for an abandoned mine project in northern Clarion County. The DEP says its Bureau of Abandoned Mine Reclamation has received the Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative’s state award for a reclamation effort in Farmington Township. The work included grading material into a mine pit to…

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Rangers Complete Comeback, Eliminating Penguins From Stanley Cup Playoffs

Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist set a National Hockey League record with his fifth consecutive victory in a playoff game number-seven, stopping 35 of 36 shots Tuesday night as New York defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 in the deciding game of an Eastern Conference semifinal series played at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. New York’s third…

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Brewers Beat Bucs Again, Win 5-2 In Milwaukee

The Pittsburgh Pirates gave young ace Gerrit Cole (3-3) very little run production Tuesday night, losing 5-2 to the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park in Milwaukee. In their first matchup since a benches-clearing brawl on Easter Sunday resulted in several suspensions, the Pirates were outhit 13-to-9.  Jonathan Lucroy recorded two hits and two RBI’s for…

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Two Hurt In Two-Vehicle Crash On Route 227

State Police responders are reporting that two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Monday night on Route 227 in Oilcreek Township in northern Venango County. Troopers say 20 year-old Carl Bickel, from Pleasantville, and 21 year-old Breanna Williams, from Grand Valley, were treated at Titusville Hospital after the incident.  No injury report…

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