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Fleury Posts Seventh Shutout In Pens’ 2-0 Win At Edmonton

Marc-Andre Fleury recorded his personal-best seventh shutout of the season and the 35th of his career Wednesday night, leading the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 2-0 road win at Edmonton and back into first place in the NHL’s Metropolitan Division. Fluery stopped 22 shots, beating Oilers goaltender Viktor Fasth who made 24 saves in 26 opportunities.…

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Tennessee Man Gets Up To 15 Years For His Part In California-To-Venango County Drug Distribution

A Tennessee man who investigators say was one of the organizers of an operation that shipped packages of marijuana from California to Venango County has been ordered to serve 39 months to fifteen years in state prison.  The man’s father is scheduled to be sentenced in the same case on Friday. 41 year-old Graydon Graham, from Clarksville,…

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Third Man Sentenced To State Prison In Meadville Convenience Store Robbery

The last of three men implicated in the robbery of a convenience store in the Meadville area last April was sentenced Wednesday to 80 months to 15 years in state prison. 19 year-old Allen Austin, from Pittsburgh, had entered guilty pleas in Crawford County Court in October to two counts of robbery. Austin stood accused, along…

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Dez Wells Leads Maryland Past Penn State

Dez Wells scored a career-high 23 points as the Maryland Terrapins defeated the Penn State Nittany Lions 64-58 in a Big Ten Conference game played Wednesday night in Maryland. Wells went 8-for-10 from the floor with two three-pointers and was 5-for-6 from the foul line.  Jon Graham came off the bench to tally 16 points…

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Pirates Acquire Reliever Arquimedes Caminero

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired right-handed relief pitcher Arquimedes Caminero in a deal with the Miami Marlins in exchange for “cash considerations.” Caminero, 27, has made 19 Major League appearances, and is 0-1 with a 5.49 ERA.  He pitched just six-and-two-thirds innings in the big leagues last season and allowed eight runs.  For the rest…

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Powerball Jackpot Rockets To $360 Million

There has still been no jackpot winner. Powerball Lottery officials reported this morning that they are estimating the annuity value of the jackpot in Saturday night’s Powerball drawing at $360 million.  That is because no one will be able to claim a prize that officials say rocketed to $324.7 million by Wednesday night’s drawing. The…

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Pirates Acquire Infielder Steve Lombardozzi In Trade With Baltimore

The Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday acquired infielder Steve Lombardozzi, Jr. in a deal with the Baltimore Orioles.  The Pirates say they gave up “cash considerations” in the transaction. Lombardozzi is a 26 year-old switch-hitter who split 81 “AAA” games at Norfolk last year between second and third base, shortstop and left field.  He also hit…

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Legislation Would Regulate Navigators Who Help Enroll Health Insurance Customers Under The Affordable Care Act

Navigators who help enroll health insurance customers under the Affordable Care Act would undergo some extra scrutiny under legislation that has been approved by a state Senate committee. The bill would require the navigators to undergo criminal background checks and to be certified with the state Insurance Department. Senator Don White, the chairman of the…

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Unemployment Numbers Drop Again In Most Of The Oil Region

Unemployment figures were lower once again in most of the Oil Region in December. Numbers released Tuesday by the state’s Department of Labor and Industry reveal, for instance, that the jobless rate in Venango County slipped from 4.7 percent in November to 4.6 percent.  Crawford County also reported a rate of 4.6 percent, down from…

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Tax Season Is Scam Season

The state Attorney General’s office reminds us that tax season brings with it a number of different scam attempts. Officials say the A-G’s office is already receiving reports about a telephone scam in which callers pose as I.R.S. agents, reference certain personal information that was presumably attained through hacking, and then aggressively demand taxes owed. …

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