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Liriano, Pirates Beat Tampa Bay 4-3

Sean Rodriguez drove home two runs, and Andrew Lambo and Tony Sanchez each recorded two hits as the Pittsburgh Pirates posted a 4-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays (1-5) on Tuesday afternoon in Port Charlotte, Florida. Pittsburgh starter Francisco Liriano pitched three scoreless innings, striking out four batters. Lambo and Gustavo Nunez also drove…

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Oil City Man Charged – Accused Of Soliciting Nude Pictures From Texas Teenager

An Oil City man was charged Monday night in an investigation in which police say he received nude pictures and videos from a 16 year-old girl in Texas. 26 year-old Brian Felmlee was charged with unlawful contact with a minor, possession of child pornography and the criminal use of a communication facility. Oil City Police…

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Titusville Porch Roof Collapses; No Injuries Reported

No injuries were reported late Tuesday afternoon after a porch roof, bogged down with melting snow, collapsed in Titusville. An occupant of the home said she had just walked through the porch and into the home with her five year-old daughter.  The owner of the house, who was apparently renting out the residence, showed up…

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Sen. Hutchinson Introduces Bill For Tax Exemptions On Firearms Safes And Vaults Purchases

Saying he wants to add more safety to the responsibility of gun ownership, state Senator Scott Hutchinson, from Oil City, has introduced a bill in Harrisburg that would provide for a sales tax exemption on the purchases of safes and vaults for firearms. Hutchinson says the legislation would make the items less expensive and more affordable,…

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2014 Pennsylvania Deer Harvest Falls By 14 Percent

The Pennsylvania Game Commission says the total number of deer taken by hunters last year was about fourteen percent lower than the total from 2013. Hunters harvested an estimated 303,973 deer last year. The number of antlered deer reported by hunters dropped by about eleven percent, and the total of antlerless deer harvested decreased by…

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Penguins Close Road Trip With Eight-Round Shootout Loss In San Jose

Tommy Wingels scored during the eighth-round of a shootout in San Jose on Monday night, lifting the San Jose Sharks to a 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Sharks’ Melker Karlsson and Pittsburgh’s Kris Letang were the only other players to score during the shootout, both finding the net in the fourth round. Pittsburgh…

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No Injuries In Monday’s Tractor-Trailer Tipover In Oil City

A portion of Center Street in Oil City, including the Center Street Bridge, was closed to traffic for more than three hours on Monday morning after a tractor-trailer making a right turn from Seneca Street onto Center tipped onto its left side. The rig was hauling a single roll of steel sheeting, which had to…

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Pirates, Twins Settle For 1-1 Preseason Tie

Andrew McCutchen and Neil Walker delivered back-to-back doubles in the first inning on Monday for the only run scored by the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 1-1 nine-inning preseason tie with the Minnesota Twins in Bradenton, Florida. The Pirates have scored a total of three runs in their last three Grapefruit League contests, but are 1-0-2…

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Emlenton Man Hospitalized In Pittsburgh Following A-T-V Accident

An Emlenton man is hospitalized in Pittsburgh following an accident involving his all-terrain vehicle early Monday evening in northern Butler County. 55 year-old Michael Richard is reportedly being treated for injuries to the head, neck and chest. State Police officials say Richard was operating his A-T-V on Sandy Point Road in Allegheny Township when he lost control…

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Tracy Jamieson Named Franklin’s New City Manager

Franklin City Council voted unanimously on Monday night to approve a three-year deal to make acting city manager Tracy Jamieson fulltime city manager. Jamieson has been interim manager since the start of the calendar year, and her contract was made retroactive to January 1.  She replaces William Gabrys, who served as city manager for 28 years. Jamieson was…

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