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Forecasters Say It’s Already The Coldest Winter In 30 Years

With the official start of winter still more than a month away, the National Weather Service says Pennsylvania has seen the coldest temperatures this early in the season in some thirty years. Single-digit temperatures and negative wind chill factor readings have combined to make it feel more like January than mid-November. Some parts of the…

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Former Parole Officer Acquitted Of All 17 Charges, Including Rape, Bribery, Official Oppression

A Knox man who was accused of rape and of abusing his position while he served as a Venango County parole officer was acquitted Tuesday of all seventeen charges against him. 40 year-old Marc Taylor had faced charges that included rape, bribery, institutional sexual assault, indecent assault, conspiracy and official oppression.  After a two-day trial…

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Student Arrested In Fatal Shooting That Prompted Edinboro University Lockdown

One Pittsburgh man, who is reported to be a student at Edinboro University, is in custody in the shooting death of another Pittsburgh man in Edinboro early Monday evening, an incident which prompted a lockdown of the university for nearly six hours. The victim has been identified as 22 year-old Tobiah Johnson, reportedly a former Edinboro student.  Police say Johnson…

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Fleury Earns 4th Shutout, Bennett Tallies 3 Points In Penguins’ 4-0 Win At Montreal

Beau Bennett scored a goal and added two assists, and Marc-Andre Fleury earned his league-leading fourth shutout of the season on Tuesday night as the Pittsburgh Penguins blanked the Montreal Canadiens 4-0 in Montreal. The win was the 10th in the Pens’ last 11 games, and it tied the largest margin of victory by a Pittsburgh…

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Steelers Release Running Back LeGarrette Blount

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced on Tuesday afternoon that they have released running back LeGarrette Blount. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin described the move as being “in the best interest of the organization.” Blount expressed his displeasure with his role on the team by walking off the field during the Steelers’ win at Tennessee on Monday night. …

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Roads Closed Briefly Due To First Winter Storm; Western New York Is Hit Harder

The early blast of winter which brought more than five inches of snow to parts of this area on Monday led to numerous traffic accidents, and even though no serious injuries were reported, officials did close some roadways because of some of the wrecks. Kennerdell Road was closed for more than two hours in the…

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Bell, Brown Lead Steelers To 27-24 Comeback Win At Tennessee

Le’Veon Bell ran for 204 yards and a touchdown on Monday night as the Pittsburgh Steelers recorded a come-from-behind 27-24 victory over the Tennessee Titans in Nashville. Bell’s rushing total was the fourth-highest single-game total by a Steelers player.  He now leads the AFC with 951 rushing yards. Antonio Brown caught nine passes for 91…

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NFL Results – 2014 Week 11

NFL Results  –  Week 11   Thursday, November 13 Miami 22, Buffalo 9   Sunday, November 16 Cincinnati 27, New Orleans 10 Houston 23, Cleveland 7 New England 42, Indianapolis 20 San Francisco 16, NY Giants 10 Chicago 21, Minnesota 13 Green Bay 53, Philadelphia 20 St. Louis 22, Denver 7 Tampa Bay 27, Washington…

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Mercer Baseball Coach, Student’s Mother Charged In Underaged Drinking Party

A man who served as Mercer High School’s baseball coach last spring and the mother of a Mercer High student have both been charged after they were accused of helping host a drinking party for students following the school’s homecoming dance early last month. 53 year-old Glynn Boitnott, from Jefferson Township, and 47 year-old Marcella…

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Oil City Man Gets Probation, Community Service Time For Vandalizing Teen’s Grave

An Oil City man has been sentenced to probation and community service time, and to write a letter of apology for desecrating the gravesite of a teenager who died at a baseball practice at Oil City High School in February. 19 year-old Larry Sutton was sentenced in Venango County Court to two years probation and…

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