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Niskanen, Kunitz Lift Penguins To 3-1 Victory In Nashville

Matt Niskanen tallied two goals Tuesday night, and Chris Kunitz scored his 200th career goal as the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Predators 3-1 in Nashville for their first win in their last four games. Patric Hornqvist scored for Nashville (26-26-10).  An apparent goal by the Predators’ Paul Gaustad was disallowed when a replay showed Gaustad…

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Win Over Detroit Bumps Pirates Up To 5-1-1

Charlie Morton pitched three innings of one-hit baseball on Tuesday, setting the stage for a 5-2 Grapefruit League win for the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Detroit Tigers in Lakeland, Florida.  The Bucs are now 5-1-1 in preseason play. Gregory Polanco provided two hits and a run-batted it for the Pirates’ cause.  Austin Jackson homered for…

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MegaMillions Jackpot Jumps To $270 Million

With no player able to claim the top prize in Tuesday’s MegaMillions Lottery drawing, game officials are estimating the jackpot for Friday night’s drawing in the game at $270 million The one-time cash value of the jackpot is currently estimated at $151 million. Tuesday’s jackpot was estimated at $240 million. Three tickets sold in Pennsylvania…

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Southern Residents Receive Scam Calls Purporting To Come From Clarion University

Although the telephone calls in question have all been received by residents in three other states, local police officials are warning of a phone scam in which a caller purports to be representing Clarion University, and asks for personal information such as Social Security numbers, birthdates, and loan, mortgage and credit card data. Apparently, caller…

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Harrisburg Hearing Held On Proposed North-Central Pennsylvania Community College

A recent hearing before the state House Education Committee centered around a lawmaker’s proposal to create a pilot program for a community college to serve an 11-county area in north-central Pennsylvania. Community colleges are normally funded locally and on the county level.  Under the proposal from state Representative Marty Causer, the new college would draw…

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Drake Well Museum To Celebrate Pennsylvania’s 333rd Birthday On Sunday

Administrators at Drake Well Museum and Park will observe the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s 333rd birthday in a Charter Day program on Sunday afternoon (March 9). Charter Day is a statewide celebration that will commemorate the founding of Pennsylvania through the charter granted in 1681 to William Penn by King Charles II of Great Britain. During Sunday’s…

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Car That Hit Sen. Hutchinson’s S-U-V Was Reported Stolen; Driver Was 13 Years Old

Police officials are now reporting that the car that hit State Senator Scott Hutchinson’s S-U-V late last week was stolen, and the driver is only 13 years old. Hutchinson and his wife Mary Beth, who are from Oil City, were not hurt, nor was the driver of the car that hit them. State Police say…

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Warren Scores 41 In NC State’s 74-67 Victory At Pitt

T.J. Warren, the Atlantic Coast Conference’s leading scorer, recorded a career-high 41 points Monday night and led North Carolina State to a come-from-behind 74-67 win at Pitt. Warren made 16-of-22 shots from the floor, including 3-for-5 from three-point range, and was 6-for-7 from the foul line.  The 41 points were the most by a Wolfpack…

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Poll Shows Pennsylvanians Support Legalization Of Medical Marijuana

A new poll shows Pennsylvanians overwhelming supporting the legalization of marijuana for medical purposes. The same survey shows state residents are split nearly evenly on the drug’s legalization for recreational use. As a bill that would legalize the use of medical marijuana awaits action in the state Senate, a Quinnipiac University poll shows more than…

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PennDOT Secretary Touts Bundling Of Bridge Projects To Save Money

As Pennsylvania’s new transportation program provides more funding for infrastructure and mass transit, it should also save money through the “bundling” of bridge projects. It is hoped the $2.4 billion program will include upgrades for Pennsylvania’s bridges through bundling.  Speaking to Radio PA News, PennDOT Secretary Barry Schoch projected a savings of thirty percent on…

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