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Bucs Lose 2-0 Decision To Lowly Brewers In Twice Rain-Delayed Home Game

In a game delayed twice by rainstorms on Monday night, the Pittsburgh Pirates dropped a 2-0 decision to the Milwaukee Brewers, the team with the Major Leagues’ worst record, in the opener of a three-game series at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. The game resulted in the second loss of the year for Pirates starter A.J.…

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Tampa Bay Takes Lead In Stanley Cup Finals After 3-2 Win In Game Three

Cedric Paquette scored the game-winning goal with 3:11 remaining in the game on Monday night, and the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 in game three of the NHL Stanley Cup championship series in Chicago, taking a 2-games-to-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. Brandon Saad had given the Blackhawks a 2-1 lead early…

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Pirates Select Infielders In Opening Round Of MLB Draft

The Pittsburgh Pirates, holding two selections in the first round of the Major League Baseball draft on Monday, chose shortstop Kevin Newman, a junior from the University of Arizona, as the #19 overall pick and third baseman Ke’Bryan Hayes from Concordia Lutheran High School in Texas with a compensatory pick as the #32 selection. Hayes, the…

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Governor Withdraws Nomination For State Police Commissioner; Senate Nixes Choice Anyway

Governor Tom Wolf on Monday withdrew his nomination of Marcus Brown as commissioner of the Pennsylvania State Police. Radio PA News reports that the surprise move came following last week’s hearing in which the state Senate Law and Justice Committee decided to send Brown’s nomination to the full Senate without a vote.  Even with Wolf’s…

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Overtime Again In The NBA Finals; This Time, Cavs Win 95-93

LeBron James’ triple-double paced the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 95-93 overtime victory over Golden State in Oakland on Sunday night, tying the NBA championship series at one game apiece. Matthew Dellavedova sank the tying and go-ahead free throws with 29 seconds remaining in the extra period. James scored 39 points, grabbed 16 rebounds and added…

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Governor Wolf Still Looking For State Budget By June 30 Deadline

The state budget countdown is well underway, but Democrats and Republicans are not any closer to a final budget plan as the June 30 deadline nears. State agencies and service providers that rely on state money are already warning about the headaches that are sure to come with a delayed spending plan. Meanwhile, Governor Tom…

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Damages Listed At $150,000 In Tionesta House Fire

Damages are being estimated at about $150,000 after fire swept through a Tionesta residence early Sunday morning. Firefighters raced to a two-story home on the 200-block of Bonner Street shortly before 2:00 AM.  Damages were listed as severe. The cause of the blaze was not immediately evident, so an investigation continues. The owners of the…

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Cole Earns 9th Win, Takes Over NL Lead; Bucs Finish 7-3 Road Trip With 3-0 Shutout At Atlanta

Gerrit Cole and Pittsburgh relievers Arquimedes Caminero and Mark Melancon combined Sunday on a six-hit shutout, and the Pirates blanked the Braves 3-0 at Turner Field in Atlanta. With the win, the Bucs (31-25) finished a 7-3 road trip and remained six-and-a-half games behind first-place St. Louis in the National League Central Division.  The Pirates…

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Child Development Centers Get $1.3 Million Grant To Open Five Early Head Start Classrooms

Child Development Centers announced Monday that they have received a $1.3 million grant to allow the start-up of five Early Head Start classrooms at CDC facilities in the area. The grant from the Pennsylvania Departments of Education and Public Welfare should allow for the accommodations of forty children by the CDC.  It will mark the…

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Truex Wins At Pocono

After finishing in the top ten in every race but one this season, Martin Truex, Jr. finally broke through on Sunday afternoon, winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Axalta We Paint Winners 400 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond. Truex led for 97 of the event’s 400 laps and picked up his third career Sprint Cup win…

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