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Thursday’s Pittsburgh-Boston Game Is Washed Out

Because of heavy rains in New England, the final game of a season-opening, three-game series between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston has been rained out. Projections for Thursday afternoon indicated more rain in Boston.  Some parts of New England find themselves under a Flood Watch. The game…

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Kris Letang To Be Sidelined For 4-6 Months

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang will undergo surgery on a herniated disk in his neck and will be sidelined for four-to-six months. Letang has not played since February 21. Doctors say the problem was first diagnosed following an MRI in February, but they had hoped to correct it without surgery.  A second MRI recently prompted…

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Walkoff Homer In 12th Inning Gives Boston A 3-0 Win Over The Pirates

Boston catcher Sandy Leon slammed a three-run walkoff home run with one out in the bottom of the 12th inning on Wednesday night, giving the Red Sox (2-0) a 3-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates (0-2) at Fenway Park in Boston. The winning blow, off Pittsburgh reliever Antonio Bastardo followed walks to Jackie Bradley, Jr.…

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State House Approves Republican-Sponsored Budget

Nearly three months before the end of the current fiscal year, the state House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a new budget penned by Republican lawmakers. The House voted 114-to-84 in favor of a $31.5 billion spending plan termed by the chairman of the Appropriations Committee, Stan Saylor, as responsible and sustainable.  It now faces…

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Erie Pizza Bomber Mastermind Dies In Prison

Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong, an Erie woman believed responsible for the deaths of three men, including two boyfriends, died Tuesday in a federal prison in Texas. Diehl-Armstrong was 68.  She had been convicted in 2011 in the investigation into the death of pizza deliveryman Brian Wells,  She was believed to have masterminded a plot which forced Wells…

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Pens Take 3-Point Lead Over Columbus With Three Games Remaining

Matt Murray stopped 38-of-39 shots for his 31st victory of the season, and four different teammates scored goals on Tuesday night as the Pittsburgh Penguins downed the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1 in the Pens’ final regular season home game. The second-place Penguins lead Columbus by three points in the NHL Metropolitan Division.  Both teams have…

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Mifflin County Man Charged In Physical Attacks On Two Women In Clarion

A Mifflin County man was charged this week in two cases involving physical assaults on two different women. Charges against 18 year-old Tyler Rhodes, from Lewistown, include multiple counts of strangulation, simple assault, unlawful restraint, disorderly conduct, criminal mischief and harassment and one count of making terroristic threats. University Police say Rhodes is charged in…

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United Way Of Venango County Campaign Raises More Than $318,000

The United Way of Venango County has announced that their annual fundraising campaign raised more than $318,000, topping their goal of $300,000. The total marks about a 7.7 percent increase over last year’s figure of just under $286,000. The United Way says the average donor gave $340, up from $291 last year. The United Way…

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Mercer Man Charged In Clarion Police Chase

A Mercer man faces a dozen charges following an early morning police chase last weekend in Clarion Borough. State Police officials say the chase began with 23 year-old Braden Flinspach backing into a police cruiser, and then taking off going the wrong way on a Clarion Street.  Flinspach was later arrested in a Clarion parking…

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North Carolina Wins NCAA Championship For The Sixth Time

North Carolina scored the title game’s final eight points on Monday night, defeating Gonzaga 71-65 in the NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament championship contest played in Glendale, Arizona. Justin Jackson’s three-point play with 1:40 to go gave the Tar Heels a 66-65 lead.  Isaiah Hicks added a fall-away jumper.  Transition baskets on steals by the…

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