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Penguins Resume Play With 6-5 Shootout Loss To Montreal

Following their 20-day break for the Winter Olympics Games, the Pittsburgh Penguins went 0-for-3 in a shootout Thursday night, dropping a 6-5 decision at home to the Montreal Canadiens.  (33-21-7). Montreal’s David Desharnais scored the only goal for either team in the post-overtime shootout.  Pittsburgh’s last two games have both been shootout losses. For the…

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Polanco, Rojas Homer In Pirates’ 8-2 Win Over NY Yankees

Gregory Polanco homered in his first at-bat of the spring, and another Pittsburgh centerfield hopeful, Mel Rojas, Jr., slammed a home run as the Pirates defeated the New York Yankees for the second straight afternoon in a Thursday afternoon Grapefruit League game played in Tampa. The Pirates (2-0) pounded out 13 hits in the 3-2…

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Thursday’s High School Basketball Playoff Results – February 27

High School Basketball Playoff Results – Thursday, February 27 -   District 9 Girls “AA” Semifinals Clarion-Limestone 53, Kane 32 Karns City 57, Redbank Valley 33

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Winter Storms Cause Crashes, Tie-Ups On I-80; School Bus Crash Reported In Franklin

Two multi-vehicle pileups on Interstate 80 near the Mercer exit during a snow squall on Thursday morning resulted in numerous injuries and tied up the eastbound lanes of the highway for nearly four hours. The first chain-reaction, shortly after 11:30 AM, involved a reported eight vehicles.  Police officials say a driver who crested a hill and spotted…

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Marcellus Shale Production In Pennsylvania In 2013 Exceeds 2012 Total

Officials from the state Department of Environmental Protection have reported that Marcellus shale natural gas production in Pennsylvania last year easily exceeded the production reported for 2012. Production in 2013 was listed at about three-point-one trillion cubic feet.  That translates to the energy equivalent of 500-million barrels of oil, and was an increase from the previous year’s…

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Corbett Recuperating From Hernia Surgery

Doctors in Pittsburgh performed about a one-and-a-half-hour operation on Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett on Thursday morning to repair an abdominal hernia. Medical officials say the standard procedure, performed on an outpatient basis, went well.  They added that the 64 year-old Corbett’s overall health is excellent. The Governor was released for a few days of recuperation…

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DPW Secretary Handles More Questions About Healthy PA

While the Pennsylvania Governor’s office has been notified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that the Healthy PA plan has met the requirements for a complete application, the plan that reforms Medicaid and offers a private option for extended coverage received another airing this week in a House budget hearing. Radio PA…

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Franklin Day Reunion In Florida Scheduled For Saturday, March 1

The 53rd annual Franklin Day Reunion in Sebring, Florida is scheduled for Saturday, March 1 beginning at 11:00 AM. The event is open to all residents, former residents and the friends of residents of the Franklin area.  The only cost will be for the price of the buffet meal. Event chairpersons Judy and Fran Fry…

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Attorney General Wants Details On Customers’ Electric Bill Spikes

If you have seen a drastic and unexpected spike in your electricity bill, Pennsylvania’s Attorney General wants to hear from you. Attorney General Kathleen Kane says her office has already been contacted by hundreds of customers, and their complaints suggest the issue is mainly with variable-rate pricing deals.  Kane is telling those with complaints to…

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VisionQuest Resident Jailed On Aggravated Assault Charge

A 19 year-old man still committed to the Sandycreek Township VisionQuest facility faces an aggravated assault charge after he allegedly attacked a VisionQuest staff member earlier this week. State Police officials tell KQW the incident occurred Monday morning. Darren Johnson is accused of knocking a VisionQuest employee unconscious with several punches to the face.  Johnson…

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