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Pirates End Losing 4-Game Losing Streak With 5-3 Win In Arizona

Garrett Jones homered and Andrew McCutchen drove in two runs on Monday night, and the Pittsburgh Pirates (2-5) ended a four-game losing streak with a 5-3 victor over the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix. The Pirates, who entered the game averaging only 3.5 hits per game, recorded just five hits, but four were extra base hits,…

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State Taxpayer Center To Be Open Extra Hours

With the state’s tax filing deadline set for Monday, the state Department of Revenue’s Taxpayer Service and Information Center will be open extended hours. The added hours will be weekdays from 7:30 AM until 7:00 PM (through Monday) and this Saturday from 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM. The center can be reached at (717) 787…

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8th Win For Jimmie Johnson At Martinsville

Jimmie Johnson pulled from the pack on a restart with eight laps remaining, and won for the 8th time at Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Virginia, taking Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup STP Gas Booster 500. Johnson moved into first place in this season’s Sprint Cup points standings, and into third place on the list of winners…

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Martin Laird Wins Texas Open – 3rd PGA Victory

Martin Laird, from Scotland, earned a trip to next weekend’s Masters tournament with his third PGA Tour victory, a win at the Valero Texas Open at the TPC San Antonio on Sunday. Laird recorded a 9-under-par 63 on Sunday for a four-day total of 14-under-par 274, holding off a resurgent Rory McIlroy, who fashioned a 66…

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McCutchen Homers, But Dodgers Complete Sweep Of Bucs

Adrian Gonzalez recorded three hits and four RBI’s on Sunday afternoon, and Justin Sellers homered for his first hit of the season, lifting the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 6-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates and a sweep of their three-game weekend series at Dodger Stadium. Following back-to-back shutout losses to Los Angeles on Friday…

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Connecticut Woman Pleads Guilty In Hermitage Church Crash

A Connecticut woman who was accused of driving her car through the front entrance of a church in the Hermitage area entered a pair of guilty pleas in the case last week in Mercer County Court. Police officials had said that 60 year-old Kathleen Descy, from Ellington, Connecticut, had driven her vehicle through the front doors…

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Sheakleyville Church Burglary Investigated

In Mercer County, the State Police are investigating the burglary of a church. Investigators say someone broke into the Sheakleyville United Methodist Church and stole an undisclosed amount of money. Troopers say the incident occurred between the second and the fourth days of this month. State Police at the Mercer Station in Jackson Center are…

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Pens End 2-Game Slide With Shootout Win Over Rangers

Newly-acquired forward Jussi Jokinen scored the Pittsburgh Penguins’ only two goals on Friday night, but they were enough to end a two-game Pittsburgh losing streak and lead the Pens (29-10) to a 2-1 shootout victory over the New York Rangers at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Jokinen, obtained in a deadline-beating trade with Carolina on…

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Routes 62-and-257 Intersection Work Begins – Traffic Delays To Start Next Week

Now that the first stages of construction on the realignment project at the intersection of Routes 62 and 257 in Oil City have begun, PennDOT tells us that the first short-term traffic stoppages should begin next Monday, April 15. For most of the $2.8 million project which should continue through the end of November, traffic…

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Clarion Runaway Found In South Dakota, Leeper Man Charged With Kidnapping

Authorities in Clarion County say a missing 13 year-old Clarion girl has been found safe in South Dakota, and a Leeper man with whom she was traveling has been charged with kidnapping and other counts. 13 year-old Alexandra Sewell left her home early in the morning of March 28.  31 year-old Joshua Baker, from Leeper, disappeared…

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