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Pirates Drop 4-2 Decision To Yankees In Final Florida Bet

Pittsburgh starter Stolmy Pimentel (1-1) allowed four runs and nine hits over four innings on Thursday afternoon, and the Pirates lost a 4-2 decision to the New York Yankees in the Bucs’ final preseason game in Florida, played at McKechnie Field in Bradenton. The Pirates (14-10-3) will play exhibition games against the Phillies in Philadelphia…

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Bill Introduced Requiring Elected Officials To Produce Receipts For Reinbursements

A state lawmaker whose legislative district spans parts of Butler and Allegheny Counties has introduced a bill in Harrisburg that would require elected officials in Pennsylvania to provide receipts before they could be reimbursed for expenses by the Commonwealth. Currently, state legislators may claim up to $159 per day for performing their duties outside their…

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Cold Winter May Have Killed Off Many Wooly Adelgid Pests In Pennsylvania Forests

A state forestry official says there could be one benefit to the bitterly cold winter from which we are just now emerging. It appears that the cold may have killed off about ninety percent of the wooly adelgid pest – the number-one enemy of the Pennsylvania state tree, the hemlock.  Donald Eggen, the state’s Forest…

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Former Auditor General Jack Wagner Drops Out Of Pennsylvania Governor’s Race

Former state Auditor General Jack Wagner is the latest candidate to announce his withdrawal from the 2014 Pennsylvania Governor’s race. Wagner said Wednesday he does not have the financial resources to continue his run.  Wednesday was the final day candidates could withdraw without having their names appear on the ballots for the May 20 primary…

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State Senator Seeks To Lessen Penalties For Possession Of Marijuana

Now added to the numerous pieces of legislation in Harrisburg concerning the use of marijuana, including bills to legalize pot for medical and/or recreational uses, is a measure that would lessen the penalties for the possession of small amounts. Under state Senator Mike Stack’s bill, the first two convictions on the charge of possession of…

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Pirates Win On Bases-Loaded Error

The Pittsburgh Pirates scored both of their runs Wednesday on an error with the bases loaded and two outs in the top of the eighth inning, and held on for a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins in a Grapefruit League preseason baseball game played in Fort Myers, Florida. Tito Polo and Jordy Mercer both…

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NCAA Division II Women’s Semifinal Results – From Erie

NCAA Division II Women’s College Basketball Tournament Semifinal Results  -  Wednesday, March 26 (Games are hosted by Gannon University, and are being played at Erie Insurance Arena in Erie):   Bentley  77, Cal Poly – Pomona 62 West Texas A&M 80, Nova Southeastern 66   Bentley (34-0) will face West Texas A&M (32-2) for then…

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LIHEAP Home Heating Assistance Application Deadline Extended Until April 18

The Commonwealth has announced that the deadline to apply for financial assistance to help pay home heating bills through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has been extended through April 18. That gives potential applicants an extra two weeks in which to sign up for LIHEAP help. The state’s Department of Public Welfare has…

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Two Plead Guilty In Halloween Vandalism, Assault And Robbery Case

Two men entered guilty pleas in Venango County Court this week to charges stemming from a series of Halloween night incidents which police said included vandalism, assault and robbery. 24 year-old Shane Vitka, from Oil City, pleaded guilty to counts of robbery and the possession of an instrument of crime, while 19 year-old Dusty Perry,…

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Vehicle Document Fees In Pennsylvania Will Increase April 1

The costs of vehicle-related documents in Pennsylvania will increase in price, beginning Tuesday (April 1) in the first wave of fee changes brought about by the state’s $2.4 billion transportation funding law. The fees for title certificates, for duplicate drivers licenses and photo I-D cards, and for documents regarding title security interest and vehicle and driver…

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