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Penguins’ Roster Changes Pay Off In 4-0 Shutout Victory

Tomas Vokoun, seeing his first playoff action since 2007, stopped all 31 shots he faced after he replaced Marc-Andre Fleury in goal for game five of Pittsburgh’s tied Stanley Cup Playoff series with the New York Islanders, led the Penguins to a 4-0 shutout win over New York on Thursday night at Consol Energy Center…

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Former Governor George Leader Dies At Age 95

The second-youngest Governor in Pennsylvania’s history died early Thursday at an assisted-living center in Hershey. George Leader served one term, from 1955 until 1959.  He was 37 at the time of his inauguration.  Leader lived to be 95. Leader was born in York County in 1918, worked on his family’s chicken farm, and served as…

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Butler Bus Driver Charged In Fatal Train-Bus Crash

Authorities in Butler County say they have charged a Butler bus driver in the fatal crash between a train and his bus at an Evans City intersection two weeks ago. 60 year-old Frank Schaffner was one of eleven people who was injured in the April 26 crash.  Two of his passengers, 91 year-old Claudette Miller,…

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Meadville Woman Charged With Setting Man On Fire

A Meadville-area woman has been charged after she allegedly set a man on fire during what she called a game testing the man’s pain threshold. 24 year-old Labresha Brown, from West Mead Township, was charged Thursday with arson, aggravated assault, simple assault and reckless endangerment.  Police say the victim had been treated for second- and…

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Grilli Gives Up Deciding Run In Pirates’ 3-2 Loss In New York

Pittsburgh Pirates closer Jason Grilli, in a non-save situation, allowed a pair of hits and the losing run in a 3-2 loss to the New York Mets in the first game of a four-game series at Citifield in New York on Thursday night. Grilli (0-1) entered the game leading the National League in saves with…

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Postal Carriers’ Annual Food Collection Set For Saturday

The annual postal carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is scheduled for this Saturday (May 11). United States Postal Service workers who are members of the National Association of Letter Carriers will once again collect non-perishable food items which are left at or near residents’ mailboxes.  The food will be delivered to food banks in…

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Game Commission Says There Were No Gun-Related Hunting Fatalities Last Year

The Pennsylvania Game Commission says there were no gun-related hunting or trapping fatalities reported in the state in 2012. That’s the first time officials have been able to make that claim since numbers were first tabulated for such incidents in 1915. The Game Commission says there were 33 non-fatal shooting incidents, but, in what may be another first,…

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Powerball Jackpot Soars To $270-Million, MegaMillions Stands At $154-Million

Ticket sales are soaring for weekend drawings for the nation’s two largest lotteries. With no jackpot winner found for Wednesday’s drawing of the Powerball Lottery,  officials have set the estimated annuity value of Saturday’s jackpot at $270-million.  Friday night’s MegaMillions game has an estimated jackpot annuity value of $154-million. There was a winning ticket worth…

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Vokoun To Start In Goal For Penguins In Thursday’s Game 5

Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma announced Wednesday that Tomas Vokoun will start in goal in place of Marc-Andre Fleury in game five of their best-of-seven, opening-round Stanley Cup Playoff series against the New York Islanders. The game will be played Thursday at 7:00 PM at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh.  Radio pregame airtime on 96.3…

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Two Men Charged With Sexually Assaulting Teen With Cerebral Palsy

Two Mercer County men have been charged with multiple counts for allegedly sexually assaulting a teenage girl who has cerebral palsy. The girl is now nearly 16.  Accusations date back as far as January, 2010. Investigators say 60 year-old Christopher Atkinson and 22 year-old Aaron Atkinson were caregivers for the alleged victim at a residence in…

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