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Brewers Sweep Bucs

The Pittsburgh Pirates managed just four hits on Sunday in a 4-1 loss in Milwaukee as the red-hot Brewers completed a three-game sweep of the Bucs at Miller Park with their ninth consecutive victory. Andrew McCutchen’s sacrifice fly in the fourth inning provided the only run for Pittsburgh (6-6).  Otherwise, they were unable to provide…

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Harvick Becomes First Two-Time Sprint Cup Winner Of 2014

Kevin Harvick passed Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Saturday night on the second try at a green-white, checkered flag finish to become the first two-race winner of the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, capturing the Bojangles Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina. With Saturday’s win combined with an earlier victory in Phoenix, Harvick appears to…

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State House Committee Holds Hearing On Raising Minimum Wage

The state House Democratic Policy Committee this week held a public hearing in Harrisburg to gather testimony concerning the possibility of increasing Pennsylvania’s minimum wage and on unemployment compensation issues. State Representative Patty Kim, from Dauphin County, has introduced legislation that would increase the state’s minimum wage to $9.00 an hour within sixty days of…

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Tionesta Man Gets Five Years Probation For Harming One Month-Old Child

A Tionesta man has been sentenced to five years probation for harming a one month-old child at a residence in President Township in late 2012. 25 year-old Skyler Wood was also ordered by Venango County Court to pay nearly $32,000 in restitution and court fees. Wood entered a guilty plea in February to a charge…

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Meadville Area Searched For Two Convenience Store Robbers

Police officials in Crawford County were searching Friday morning for two men who robbed a Meadville-area convenience store at gunpoint. The incident occurred shortly after 2:30 AM Friday at a store on Route 322 in Vernon Township just west of Meadville.  Two cashiers told police the men pulled a silver handgun on them, demanded and…

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Judge Restores Much Of Pennsylvania’s Tobacco Settlement Fund Money

A judge in Philadelphia on Thursday restored about $120 million of the money Pennsylvania will receive from the Tobacco Settlement Fund. The ruling by Philadelphia Common Pleas Judge Patricia McInerney means the state would receive about $270 million this year.  Originally, that figure stood at $330 million, but last fall an arbitration board ruled that…

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Trout Season Begins Saturday For Remainder Of Pennsylvania

Saturday (April 12) will mark the opening of the 2014 trout season for all of the Pennsylvania counties which were not granted early starts two weeks ago. Since the middle of February, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and many volunteers have been busy stocking the state’s waterways with brook, brown and rainbow trout.  Before…

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Groundbreaking For New Venango County Humane Society Shelter Set For Saturday Morning

Groundbreaking for the new Venango County Humane Society shelter is scheduled for Saturday morning (April 12). After numerous delays and several changes in the proposed location for the new site, construction contracts were finalized about a week ago, and the new shelter will be built near the former Cranberry High School/Christian Life Academy building on South…

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State Revenue Department To Be Open Extra Hours Until April 15 Tax Deadline

As the April 15 tax deadline approaches, the state Department of Revenue will offer extended hours to help those filing their forms. The department’s Taxpayer Service and Information Center will be open weekdays from 7:30 AM until 7:00 PM through next Tuesday, and this Saturday from 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Help is available online…

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Homers By Alvarez, Snider Lead Bucs To Come-From-Behind 5-4 Victory At Chicago

Travis Snider slammed a two-run, pinch-hit home run, and Pedro Alvarez followed with a go-ahead, three-run longball in a five-run seventh inning that lifted the Pittsburgh Pirates to a come-from-behind 5-4 win over the Cubs on Thursday afternoon at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The victory highlighted the Bucs’ third straight 2-games-to-one series win to start…

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