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News Conference Called By Those Who Oppose Governor Wolf’s Moratorium On The Death Penalty

About a dozen state lawmakers joined representatives of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association and the widow of a slain police officer on Wednesday at a Capitol news conference in Harrisburg to speak out against Governor Tom Wolf’s decision to place a moratorium on the death penalty in Pennsylvania. Also on hand were several family members…

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Penguins Lose Road Trip Opener; 4-Game Winning Streak Ends

The Pittsburgh Penguins’ winning streak ended at four games on Wednesday night with a 3-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche in Denver in the first game of a four-game western trip for the Penguins. Evgeni Malkin fashioned the only score for Pittsburgh (36-18-9) with an unassisted third-period goal, his 27th of the season. Former Penguin…

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PSEA Applauds Education Boost In Governor Wolf’s Proposed Budget

With a planned $2 billion increase in school funding over the next four years, state education advocates have been saying positive things about Governor Tom Wolf’s budget proposal. Officials of the Pennsylvania State Education Association are applauding the plan, not only for the amount Wolf says he wants to invest in education, but also for…

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Pitt Drops Home Finale 67-63 To Miami

The Pitt Panthers (19-12; 8-9 ACC) shot 46 percent from the floor overall, but made only 6-of-21 three-point attempts (28%) in a 67-63 loss to Miami in Pitt’s final home game of the season played Wednesday night at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh. Sheldon McClellan topped Miami (19-11; 9-8) with 20 points, Davon Reed chipped…

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Big Second Half Lifts Ohio State Over Penn State 77-67

The Ohio State Buckeyes (22-8; 11-6 Big Ten) scored 48 second-half points Wednesday night, spoiling the final home game for Penn State seniors by beating the Nittany Lions 77-67 at the Bryce Jordan Center in State College. D’Angelo Russell paced the Buckeyes with 28 points, and Jae’Sean Tate and Shannon Scott both added 13. D.J.…

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Blue Jays Avenge Opening Loss With 4-1 Win Over Pittsburgh In Bradenton

Nine Toronto pitchers combined to limit the Pittsburgh Pirates (1-1) to just four hits on Wednesday afternoon in a 4-1 victory over the Bucs in Grapefruit League play at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida. The Bucs had beaten the Jays 8-7 in their spring opener in Dundein on Tuesday. Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle started Gerrit…

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Six State Police Forces To Combine On Three-Day Drug And Weapons Enforcement Effort

Pennsylvania State Police officials have announced that they will combine forces with five other State Police agencies in a three-day enforcement effort targeting illegal narcotics and illegal weapons. The 6-State Trooper Project, will run from Thursday through Saturday (March 5 through March 7) and will also include the Ohio State Highway Patrol and State Police…

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Pirates’ Three Homers Win Grapefruit League Opener 8-7 Over Toronto

Pedro Alvarez, now playing first base, Korean rookie Jung Ho Kang and catcher prospect Elias Diaz all homered on Tuesday afternoon as the Pittsburgh Pirates opened up their Grapefruit League preseason schedule with an 8-7 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays in Dunedin, Florida. Jaff Decker contributed a two-run double.  Alvarez and Decker both had…

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Republicans React To Democratic Governor Tom Wolf’s Budget Proposal

Much of the reaction by state Republican lawmakers to Democratic Governor Tom Wolf’s budget proposal has been negative or pessimistic. House Majority leader Dave Reed said, “Until we actually see the details of how the money is raised, how the money is spent, we’re left with evaluating what amounts to a five billion dollar spending…

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Flooding, Ice Cause Problems On Area Roads

Ice was not the only problem for area roadways on Tuesday. The rapid rise in the temperature to the mid 30’s by late afternoon, combined with a period of extensive rain, created flooded roads in several areas.  Among the affected areas were Routes 8 and 227 north of Oil City, Cooper Avenue in Oil City…

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