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Pirates World Series Broadcaster Milo Hamilton Dies

Veteran broadcaster Milo Hamilton, who covered the 1979 World Series championship for the Pittsburgh Pirates, died on Thursday. Hamilton was 88. Hamilton called baseball games involving Hank Aaron’s record-setting 715th home run, Nolan Ryan’s 4,000th career strikeout and eleven no-hitters.  He broadcast from 59 different Major League ballparks. In addition to the Pirates, Hamilton called…

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Senate Fails To Act Thursday On Stopgap Spending Plan

The state Senate failed Thursday to consider a stopgap budget bill. A short-term plan was approved on Wednesday by the Senate Appropriations Committee, but for the second straight day it did not come before the full Senate. There was plenty of discussion on the budget, which was due July 1, including about what the state stands to…

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Kennerdell Man Charged With Rape In Mercer County

A Kennerdell man was charged Wednesday with rape in a Mercer County case in which the victim is reported to have been an 18 year-old female acquaintance. Police reports from the Grove City area indicate that 21 year-old Evan Schirra was arraigned on multiple charges, was lodged on bail in the Mercer County Jail and faces a…

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Cranberry Festival Wraps Up Summer

The annual Cranberry Festival takes place this weekend (Sept. 18 & 19). Following a corn roast and “corn hole” tournament in Cranberry on Friday evening, a full day of activities is planned for Saturday at Morrison Park in Seneca. Saturday’s schedule is kicked off at 8:30 AM with the Coach Rood Classic 5k run and…

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Fall Gas-Up Slated Saturday At Drake Well

This Saturday, September 19, Drake Well Museum and Park will host the 31st annual Fall Gas-Up. The event is sponsored annually by the Pioneer Steam and Gas Engine Society. Engines designed to run equipment ranging in size from small washing machines to oil field engines large enough to pump several oil wells at once will…

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Cubs Beat Bucs 3-2 In 12 Innings

A 12th-inning sacrifice fly by Anthony Rizzo lifted the Chicago Cubs to a 3-2 win over the Pirates on Wednesday night in the third game of a four-game series at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Rizzo’s fly ball followed singles by Chris Denorfia and Austin Jackson off Pirates reliever Vance Worley (4-6; 3.86 ERA), who was…

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Rutgers Football Coach Suspended For Three Games, Fined $50,000

On the eve of their game with Penn State, Rutgers University announced on Wednesday that they have suspended their head football coach, Kyle Flood, for three games and have fined Flood $50,000. The announcement stated that Flood stood accused of having inappropriate contact with a faculty member about the academic status of one of his…

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Budget Negotiations: Governor Says. “I Got Nothin'”

Governor Tom Wolf slammed Republican legislative leaders Wednesday following the latest round of state budget talks. Wolf said he made significant proposals on the major issues of public pension reform and liquor privatization, and in return said, “I got nothin’.” The Governor told Radio PA News and other state media sources that, if a stopgap budget…

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Oil City Man Arrested For Alleged Physical Assault On A Woman

An Oil City man was jailed Wednesday following his arrest in an assault investigation. Oil City Police say 22 year-old Montelle Brown physically assaulted a woman late Wednesday morning at a location on Wilson Avenue in the city.  Brown was arrested and was charged with simple assault and harassment. Police say Brown was jailed on…

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Powerball Jackpot Estimated At $208 Million

Lottery officials estimate that the annuity value for the jackpot in Saturday night’s Powerball Lottery drawing will be $208 million. No one can claim the jackpot from Wednesday night’s game, and no Pennsylvania player won more than one hundred dollars. The one-time cash value of Saturday’s jackpot is being estimated at $131.3 million. The Powerball…

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