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Pitt Names New Chancellor

The University of Pittsburgh has announced that the school’s Board of Trustees has named Patrick Gallagher to be the university’s 18th chancellor. Since his appointment last June by President Obama, Gallagher has served as the acting deputy secretary for the U.S. Department of Commerce. Gallagher received a PhD in physics from Pitt in 1991.  He…

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Walker Wins At Pebble Beach

Jimmie Walker parred the finishing hole Sunday to hold on for a one-shot victory over Dustin Johnson and Jim Renner at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament in California. Walker’s closing-round 2-over-par 74 clinched a winning four-day total of 11-under-par 276 and won $1.118 million. Jordan Spieth and Kevin Na tied for fourth place…

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Pitt Earns 20th Win In 2 OT’s Vs. Virginia Tech

Cameron Wright scored 18 points Saturday and paced his team on defense as the Pitt Panthers (29-4; 8-3 ACC) held off visiting Virginia Tech 62-57 in a double overtime Atlantic Coast Conference game played at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh. Pitt won despite only five points (none in regulation) from their top scorer, Lamar…

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Pens Lose Final Pre-Olympics Game In A Shootout To The Rangers

The Pittsburgh Penguins lost a shootout for the first time in about two years on Friday night, and lost a 4-3 home decision to the New York Rangers in the teams’ final NHL game before a three-week break to accommodate the Winter Olympics Games. Brad Richards and Mats Zuccarello scored shootout goals against Pittsburgh goaltender…

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Hearings On Pennsylvania Budget Begin

Three weeks worth of hearings on Pennsylvania’s 2014-2015 budget began Monday morning. Governor Tom Corbett has offered a proposed $29.4 billion spending plan.  The next phase of ironing out a budget is for the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to hear more about the plan.  They will be questioning department heads about what is and…

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20,000 Southeastern Pennsylvania Electricity Customers Still Without Power

When Monday morning dawned, some 20,000 electricity customers in southeastern Pennsylvania were still without power from last Wednesday’s ice and snow storms. About half of those affected for the sixth straight day live in Chester County. More then 130,000 customers had their power restored over the weekend. The eastern part of the state saw a…

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Franklin Man Charged With Assaulting Care Home Worker

Franklin City Police say a Franklin man has been charged after he allegedly assaulted an employee of a Franklin care facility last week. Police claim 44 year-old Sammy Walker grabbed a woman by her throat and pushed her against a wall.  Ironically, the incident apparently ended when Walker suffered some sort of seizure. Officials identified…

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Five Injured In Early Morning Crash On I-79 In Mercer County

Three men were ejected from a vehicle, and a total of five were injured when their vehicle slammed into a guardrail on the northbound lanes of Interstate 79 in Mercer County early Sunday morning. The five men, all from the Pittsburgh area, were all rushed to Grove City Medical Center.  Police say the driver, 20…

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3 Injured, Drug And Weapons Charges Pending In I-80 Rollover

Three people were treated for injuries, and police say weapons and drug charges are pending following a Saturday rollover on Interstate 80. State Police say a Bradford couple and a five-month-old child were traveling east through Clarion County when their car left the highway, hit an embankment and rolled onto its roof. The three occupants…

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Spray-Painting Vandalism Incidents Reported In Franklin

Franklin City Police are looking for information concerning a string of spray-painting incidents reported around Franklin on Saturday night. Buildings and vehicles were both targeted. Police say someone used brown spray paint to spray the words “Underground Assassins” and the letters “u” and “a.” Information about the incidents which apparently occurred between 10:00 PM Saturday…

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