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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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Verdict Against Wampum Boy Accused Of Killing Father’s Girlfriend Is Overturned

A Pennsylvania appeals court on Wednesday overturned the ”delinquent” verdict against a Lawrence County teenager who was accused of killing his father’s girlfriend when the boy was 11.  In Pennsylvania, “delinquent” is the juvenile court equivalent of “guilty.” The state’s Superior Court ruled the conviction of Jordan Brown was contrary to evidence presented, and ordered the…

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Revised Legislative Redistricting Plan Upheld By State Supreme Court

The state Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously upheld as constitutional Pennsylvania’s second attempt at establishing an updated Pennsylvania legislative district map. The same court last year had rejected the first redistricting plan from the Legislative Reapportionment Commission, saying it unduly split communities and produced strangely proportioned districts.  The 2012 elections, then, were conducted along the…

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Mars Woman Hurt In Forest County Rollover

A Butler County woman was treated for moderate injuries after a rollover accident in Forest County. State Police say a car driven by 20 year-old Paige Laubach, from Mars, left Route 62 near Tionesta, and struck two trees and a stone wall.  The vehicle then rolled onto its right side and slid roof-first into a…

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Former Supreme Court Justice Melvin And Sister Get House Arrest And Probation

Former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin was sentenced this week to three years of house arrest for using her taxpayer-funded staff and other resources in her election campaigns in 2003 and 2009. Melvin’s sister and top aide, Janine Orie, was sentenced to one year of house arrest and two years probation in the…

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