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Former Allegheny Professor, Literature Prize Winner Pleads Guilty To Child Pornography Charges

The former Allegheny College professor who was indicted by a federal grand jury on child pornography charges entered guilty pleas to all three counts in federal court in Erie on Monday. 57 year-old Kirk Nesset, who has homes in both Meadville and Prescott, Arizona, will not be formally sentenced until August, but he was ordered…

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Duke Wins Fifth College Basketball Championship

The Duke Blue Devils outscored their opponents 19-5 over the final 13 minutes on Monday night to win the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament 68-63 over Wisconsin at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. For Duke (35-4) and coach Mike Krzysewski, it was the fifth national title – and their third in Indianapolis. The final run…

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Frazier’s Long Ball Sinks Pirates; Bucs Lose Opener 5-2 In Cincinnati

Todd Frazier slammed a tiebreaking three-run home run off Pittsburgh reliever Tony Watson in the bottom of the eighth inning on Monday, lifting the Cincinnati Reds to a 5-2 victory over the Pirates in Cincinnati in one of the many opening day baseball tilts scheduled around the country. The Pirates had just tied the game…

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Mercer Man Arrested In Oil City For Alleged Physical Attack On A Pregnant Woman

A Mercer man was charged over the weekend after he allegedly began punching a woman at a residence in Oil City. Oil City Police officials say the alleged victim is pregnant. 24 year-old Ryan Ferrante, charged with aggravated assault, harassment and disorderly conduct, allegedly hit a woman in the face, head and stomach.  Police say…

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Pirates Drop Final Three Preseason Games; Regular Season Begins Monday Afternoon In Cincinnati

Losing their final two preseason games against the Phillies in Philadelphia over the weekend, the Pittsburgh Pirates now prepare for their regular season opener, scheduled for 4:10 PM Monday in Cincinnati against the Reds. Francisco Liriano is scheduled to start for the Pirates against old Pittsburgh nemesis Johnny Cueto. Pittsburgh will be trying to improve…

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Slumping Penguins Drop Two More

The Pittsburgh Penguins, now in danger of missing the Stanley Cup Playoffs, outshot the homestanding Philadelphia Flyers 47-20 on Easter Sunday, but lost a 4-1 decision, dropping them to within two points of the “bubble line” which will determine the NHL’s Eastern Conference playoff teams with only three regular season games remaining. Currently, the Penguins…

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Oil City High School Student Charged For Alleged Shooting Threats

Police in Oil City are now saying a 14 year-old girl has been charged in an incident last Tuesday in which she is accused of threatening to shoot others at Oil City High School. The girl has been a student at the school. Police say the incident occurred during school hours, and that the threats…

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Holmes Wins Playoff At Houston Open

J.B. Holmes, starting six strokes behind the leader on Sunday, birdied nine of the first twelve holes, recorded an 8-under-par 64, and then won a three-way playoff to take the top prize at the PGA Houston Open, the final tune-up before the Masters, played at the Golf Club of Houston in Humble, Texas. Holmes tied…

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Are Natural Gas Drillers Cheating Pennsylvania Landowners Out Of Royalties?

Pennsylvania and many of its landowners may be missing out on millions of dollars in royalty payments for natural gas drilling in the Marcellus shale region. The state’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is in the middle of an investigation into complaints from landowners who say they have been shortchanged, and the department’s chief…

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NCAA Men’s Basketball Semifinal Results – Saturday, April 4

NCAA Men’s College Basketball Semifinal Results  –  Saturday, April 4 (games played in Indianapolis)   Duke 81, Michigan State 61 Wisconsin 71, Kentucky 64   (The national championship game will be played Monday, April 6 at 9:00 PM at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.)

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