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Meadville Man Charged In West Mead Apartment Complex Fire

A Meadville-area man was arraigned Monday on charges in connection with the March 11 fire that destroyed a West Mead Township apartment complex and left the residents of eight apartments homeless. West Mead Police Department officials say a resident of the complex, 20 year-old Brandon Irwin, a former volunteer firefighter, confessed to starting the fire.  The…

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State Police Probe Sandycreek Township Burglary

State Police officials in Venango County say they are investigating an incident in Sandycreek Township in which someone broke into a residential safe and stole a large sum of money, and removed other items from the home, as well. The incident occurred at a residence on Pone Lane sometime between Friday and Sunday March 14…

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Pirates And Yankees Rained Out On Monday

The scheduled preseason baseball game in Bradenton, Florida between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the New York Yankees, scheduled for Monday afternoon, was rained out. The Pirates’ Stolmy Pimentel was scheduled to face the Yankees’ Hirkoi Kuroda. With Tuesday having been slated as an off-day, the Pirates (10-7-2) will not play again until they visit the…

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Pitt To Face Colorado In Orlando (and on ESPN Radio 1120) On Thursday Afternoon

Following their loss to Virginia on Saturday in the semifinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, Pitt (25-9) has been selected as the number-9 seed in the South Region of the upcoming NCAA college basketball tournament, and the Panthers will meet #8 Colorado (23-11) in Orlando at 1:40 PM on Thursday afternoon. Radio pregame airtime…

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Emerson Wins 6th PIAA Medal; Franklin Places Fifth At State Swim Meet

Franklin High school senior Phil Emerson won the 100-freestyle for the third consecutive year at the PIAA “AA” Swimming and Diving Championships at Bucknell University on Saturday, winning the finals heat in a time of 45.65. Emerson’s two gold medal victories over the weekend helped boost the Knights to a fifth-place finish, marking the fifth…

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Saturday’s PIAA High School Basketball Playoff Results – March 15

PIAA High School Basketball Playoff Results  -  Saturday, March 15:   Boys “AAAA” Quarterfinals New Castle 57, Hampton 55 Abington 56, Martin Luther King, Jr. 52 Chester 66, Rustin 36 LaSalle College 71, Lower Merion 48   Boys “AA” Quarterfinals Seton LaSalle 70, Aliquippa 44 Greensburg Central Catholic 60, Beaver Falls 49 Constitution 72, Holy…

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Flyers Sweep Penguins In Weekend Home-And-Home Series

The Philadelphia Flyers (35-25-7) made a charge toward the Stanley Cup playoffs by sweeping both halves of a weekend home-and-home series with the Pittsburgh Penguins (44-19-4). The Flyers, behind Steve Mason, posted a 4-0 shutout at home on Saturday afternoon, and held on after taking a 3-0 advantage on Sunday to win a 4-3 decision in Pittsburgh.…

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Pirates Split Weekend Preseason Games

The Pittsburgh Pirates (10-7-2) split their two Grapefruit League preseason baseball games over the weekend, losing 6-3 to a split squad of Tampa Bay Rays players in Bradenton, Florida on Saturday and blanking the Philadelphia Phillies 5-0 in Clearwater on Sunday. The Pirates managed only six hits in the Saturday defeat.  Edinson Volquez (0-2) took…

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Carl Edwards Captures Rainy Race In Bristol

The checkered flag in the twice-delayed NASCAR Food Club 500 race at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee on Sunday eventually went to Carl Edwards. After a pair of delays totaling over five hours, Edwards coasted to the victory during a caution flag brought on by a malfunctioning signal light with two laps remaining, and with…

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Senden Wins At Innisbrook

John Senden used a one-under-par 70 on Sunday to finish off a one-stroke victory over Kevin Na at the Valspar Championship at the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club in Palm Harbor, Florida on Sunday. Senden’s stretch run included a 70-foot hole-out of a pitch shot on the 16th hole, followed by a…

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