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Alvarez, Ishikawa Go Long Ball In Bucs’ 8-4 Win vs. Twins

Pedro Alvarez and Travis Ishikawa both homered in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 8-4 Grapefruit League victory over Minnesota on Wednesday afternoon in Fort Myers, Florida. The Pirates (8-5-2) recorded thirteen hits off four Minnesota pitchers, including seven in three innings off their starter, former Pirate Kevin Correia. Pittsburgh starter Gerrit Cole allowed one unearned run and…

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Clarendon Man Dies In Warren County Tank Explosion

A Clarendon man died Wednesday in the explosion of a crude oil tank at a commercial site in Warren County. Officials say 26 year-old Nikolai Briggs was a welder working atop the tank.  It is believed sparks from his welding torch may have caused the explosion. Briggs’ body was found about sixty feet from the tank.  A…

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Allegheny, Clarion River Flood Warnings Lifted; Oil Creek Ice Levels Shrink

As we rebounded from Thursday morning’s single-digit temperatures and near 20-below wind chill factor readings, the National Weather Service was lifting the Flood Warnings they had posted late Wednesday for the Allegheny River near Parker and the Clarion River near Cooksburg. Among other potential problems being monitored Wednesday was the break-up of a month-long ice…

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Ice Fisherman Rescued From Kahle Lake

Officials in northern Clarion County say a man was taken to the hospital after his rescue from the ice on Kahle Lake on Wednesday. Apparently the unidentified man was ice fishing when he took a fall on the lake ice.  Other fishermen took the injured party off the lake by the use of a sled.…

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Two Injured In Separate Sugarcreek Borough Crashes

Two women have been injured in a pair of separate one-vehicle crashes in Sugarcreek Borough. Police say 44 year-old Heidi Hummel, from Franklin, had to be extricated from her truck Tuesday night after the vehicle left Sugarcreek Drive, hit the guide wire for a utility pole, traveled over a bank and rolled onto its side. The…

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Plum Township Woman Held For Court In Shooting Death Of Boyfriend

A Plum Township woman was bound over for court Wednesday on charges connected with the shooting death of her live-in boyfriend one week ago. In a preliminary hearing before a magisterial district judge, 39 year-old Tina Shaffer was held on charges of criminal homicide, third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter.  She is lodged without bail in…

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Fleury Earns 28th Career Shutout; Pens Blanks Caps 2-0

Marc-Andre Fleury (34-14-3) made 32 saves Tuesday night, and collected his fifth shutout of the season – the 28th of his NHL career – in the Pittsburgh Penguin’s 2-0 home win over the Washington Capitals. The win boosted the Penguins’ lead over Boston to three points in the race for the number-one seed in the…

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Tuesday’s PIAA High School Basketball Playoff Results – March 11

PIAA High School Basketball Playoff Results  -  Tuesday, March 11:   Boys “AAA” Farrell 86, Uniontown 72  (OT) Central Valley 61, Thomas Jefferson 51 Lancaster Mennonite 68, Chartiers Valley 64 Allentown Central Catholic 82, Bishop McDevitt 55 Archbishop Carroll 59, Abington Heights 55 Neumann-Goretti 73, Wilkes-Barre GAR 55 Susquehanna Township 52, Pottsville 45 Philadelphia Electrical…

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Winter Weather To Return – Wednesday Morning Update

Weather forecasters are telling us to prepare for another bout – however brief – of winter weather, beginning Wednesday (3/12). A Winter Weather Advisory has been posted by the National Weather Service for most of the Oil Region, effective from 11:00 AM Wednesday until 4:00 AM Thursday, but a Winter Storm warning is in effect…

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Two Hurt In Cook Forest Trail Erosion Mishap

Two people were hurt early Tuesday afternoon when a portion of a trail in Cook Forest gave way, and the hikers slid down an embankment. Reports indicate officials from the Summerville Fire Department rescued the injured parties using what was described as a hovercraft. The identities of the injured hikers were not released, and there…

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