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Pitt Advances To ACC Semifinals With 80-75 Victory Over North Carolina

Talib Zanna scored 19 points and pulled down a career-high 21 rebounds on Friday afternoon as the Pitt Panthers (25-8) posted an 80-75 victory over North Carolina (23-9) in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference men’s college basketball tournament at Greensboro, North Carolina. James Robinson also recorded 19 points, a career high, Lamar Patterson…

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Steelers Sign Defensive Lineman Cam Thomas

The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed defensive lineman Cam Thomas to a two-year contract. Before the move on Friday, the Steelers only had four defensive lineman under contract, and Cam Heyward is the only one of those four players with any substantial playing time.  The team especially needs backup help on the line after Al Woods and…

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McCutchen Homers In Bucs’ 6-5 Win Over Phillies

Andrew McCutchen slammed his third home run of the spring on Friday afternoon, and the Pittsburgh Pirates pulled out a 6-5 Grapefruit League baseball win over the Philadelphia Phillies at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida. McCutchen and Travis Snider both recorded two hits for the Pirates (9-6-2).  McCutchen is now 12-for-22 (.524) this spring. Pittsburgh…

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MegaMillions Jackpot Zooms To $400 Million For Tuesday

Game officials say no one hit the jackpot in Friday night’s drawing of the MegaMillions Lottery, so the estimated annuity value of the jackpot for the Tuesday night drawing (March 18) has been hiked to $400 million. The one-time cash value of the prize is estimated at $224.8 million.  Friday’s jackpot would have been worth about $353…

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PennDOT Urges Caution Around Pothole Patchers

PennDOT officials are advising motorists that, with spring thaws finally arriving, pothole patching crews will be busy at work around the state. The job normally involves a PennDOT vehicle stationed on the side of a highway, lights flashing or revolving, and crews quickly filling potholes with patching material each time traffic clears.  Then, they move…

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Herb Bigley And Scott Walters Named Franklin Chamber Men-Of-The-Year

In a departure from the traditional laurels given to a man- and a woman-of-the-year, the Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce has named Herb Bigley and Scott Walters, Sr. as their Men-of-the-Year. Bigley and Walters were honored at the Chamber’s annual dinner held Thursday night.  Both men were lauded for their contributions to youth and to numerous…

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Patterson, Zanna Pace Pitt Past Wake Forest In ACC Tournament Debut

Lamar Patterson scored 24 points on Thursday and Talib Zanna added 17, leading Pitt (24-8) past Wake Forest 84-55 in the Panthers’ Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament debut in Greensboro, North Carolina. The win moved #5 Pitt (24-8) into the tourney quarterfinals where they will face 4th-seed North Carolina (23-8) at 2:30 PM Friday.  Coverage will…

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Hanger, Litz Drop Out Of Democratic Gubernatorial Primary Race

Two more Democratic hopefuls in Pennsylvania’s gubernatorial primary race have dropped out of the field, leaving the party with five candidates for the May 20 primary elections. Lebanon County Commissioner Jo Ellen Litz withdrew early this week, stating the process is too involved.  Her announcement was followed by word that former Department of Environmental Protection…

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Butler Bus Driver Sentenced In Fatal Crash With Train

A bus driver from Butler who was charged in a fatal collision between his bus and a train at an intersection in Evans City last spring was sentenced Thursday to house arrest and probation. The sentence came in a plea bargain in which 60 year-old Frank Schaffner entered guilty pleas to charges of involuntary manslaughter and…

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Appeal In Jordan Brown Case Taken To State Supreme Court – Update

The case of a Lawrence County teenager found delinquent in juvenile court in the shooting deaths of his father’s girlfriend and her unborn son has been appealed to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The appeal concerning 16 year-old Jordan Brown, from the Wampum area, requests a new trial. Brown was 11 in 2009 when he was accused in…

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