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Sabres Snap Another Penguins Winning Streak

Exactly three weeks after they snapped the Pittsburgh Penguins’ 15-game winning streak, the Buffalo Sabres (20-21-6) ended a new Pens streak at seven victories with a 4-2 win in Pittsburgh on Tuesday night. A debated goal by Buffalo’s Steve Ott with 2:34 left in the game broke a 2-2 tie.  Thomas Vanek added two goals,…

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Locke, Pirates’ Bullpen Combine On 4-Hit Shutout

Jeff Locke and three Pittsburgh relievers teamed up on a four-hit shutout in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, and the Pirates (11-9) blanked the Phillies 2-0. For Pittsburgh, it was the 10th win in the last 14 games.  The Phillies (9-12) have been blanked in 3 of their last 8 outings. Locke (2-1) worked six innings,…

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Townville Man To Face Trial For Firing Gun During Domestic Dispute

A Townville man will face trial after he waived his preliminary hearing in a case in which he is accused of firing a gun during a dispute with a woman earlier this month. 40 year-old Philip Palmer is charged with simple assault, reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct. The incident allegedly occurred before daybreak on March…

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Fire Battled At VisionQuest Wood Shop

Firefighters responded late Monday afternoon to the wood shop at the VisionQuest facilities in Sandycreek Township. The fire was reported shortly before 4:30 PM.  Reports indicate that eight fire companies responded. The contents of the shop were destroyed, but the structure of the building did not appear to be affected. No injuries were reported.  As of…

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State Black Fly Spraying Program Begins

The Department of Environmental Protection began the state’s annual black fly control aerial spraying program on Monday with treatments in four eastern Pennsylvania counties. Some 1,500 miles of 45 waterways in 32 counties will be sprayed, targeting the larval stages of four specific black fly species.  The program will continue through August. Waterways in this…

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License Plates Designed For Paratroopers And WWII Merchant Mariners

PennDOT announced Tuesday that new Pennsylvania license plates are available for those who have served with a U.S. Military airborne unit or as a World War II Merchant Mariner. The new registration plates for those who are members or veterans of an airborne unit exhibit the standard plate configurations with images of jump and glider wings. …

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Pens Take 7th Straight, Beat Senators 3-1 In Ottawa

Dustin Jeffrey, Jarome Iginla and Tyler Kennedy all scored for the Pittsburgh Penguins (35-10), and the Pens won their seventh straight game and for the 22nd time in their last 24 tries, beating the Senators 3-1 in Ottawa on Monday night. Still without the services of Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, James Neal and Paul Martin, the Penguins…

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Alvarez, Martin Homer, But Bucs Lose 3-2 In Philly

Jimmy Rollins punched a two-out RBI single off Pirates reliever Jared Hughes in the bottom of the sixth inning on Monday night, giving the Philadelphia Phillies a 3-2 home win. The Pirates (10-9) had forged a 2-2 tie behind solo home runs by Pedro Alvarez and Russell Martin, but could not forge anything else against…

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Gannon University Student Arrested After Allegedly Stripping In Library, Fighting Police

News sources in Erie say a Gannon University student has been charged after allegedly taking off his clothes in the school library and fighting with police. The reports say 25 year-old Christopher Hower was charged Sunday, and was lodged in the Erie County Jail. Police say Hower twice stripped off his clothes in front of…

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Bill Hager Resigns As Lady Knights Coach

The Franklin Area School Board on Monday accepted the resignation of Bill Hager as the coach of the Franklin Lady Knights basketball team. In three years with the FHS girls, Hager led his teams to two District 10 championships, appearances in seven PIAA playoff games, and an overall 75-8 record. Hager earlier spent two stints, a total…

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