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Penguins’ Playoff Schedule Set – Pens Finish Season With 8-3 Win Over Carolina

The Pittsburgh Penguins, seeded #1 in the NHL’s Eastern Conference will open Stanley Cup Playoff action at home against the #8 New York Islanders on Wednesday night, May 1 at 7:30 PM.  Radio pregame airtime on 96.3 KQW will be 7:00 PM. Here is the initial schedule for the best-of-seven Penguins-Islanders series.  We have listed faceoff times.  Radio pregame…

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Steelers 2013 Draft Choices

2013 Pittsburgh Steelers Draft Choices:   1)  Jarvis Jones  -  LB  -  Georgia 2)  Le’Veon Bell  – RB  -  Michigan State 3)  Markus Wheaton  -  WR  -  Oregon State 4A)  Shamarko Thomas  -  S  -  Syracuse 4B)  Landry Jones  -  QB  -  Oklahoma 5)  Terry Hawthorne  -  CB  -  Illinois 6A)  Justin Brown  -  WR …

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Two Hurt In I-79 Rollover – Driver Tries To Avoid Tractor-Trailer

Two men were seriously injured early Saturday morning when their car overturned on the northbound lanes on Interstate 79 near Portersville in Butler County. State Police troopers say 24 year-old Devon Burkert, from Harrisville, told them he swerved to avoid striking a tractor-trailer.  The car left the highway, struck an embankment and rolled over.  Burkert…

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Parker Man Charged After Vehicle Accident And Fire

A Parker man was charged following a motor vehicle crash and subsequent fire early Saturday evening. State Police in Clarion County say they stopped 65 year-old James Baucom after his vehicle had hit a utility pole and a fire hydrant in Monroe Township.  Troopers say Baucom continued traveling on a flat tire, and with front…

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Pirates Take Over 1st Place With 9-0 Whitewash Of Cardinals

The Pittsburgh Pirates (15-10) on Sunday used four home runs to post a 9-0 victory over the Cardinals in St. Louis, win the 3-game series two- games-to-one, and take over first place in the National League Central Division. Russell Martin homered twice, and Garrett Jones and Jose Tabata went longball once apiece.  Martin and Jones both…

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Billy Horschel Wins First PGA Title

Billy Horschel shot an 8-under-par 64 on Sunday to win his first PGA title, the Zurich Classic at TPC Louisiana in Avondale, Louisiana. Outlasting two weather delays, Horschel also managed to stay one stroke ahead of D.A. Points, who finished one stroke back.  Horschel won $1,188,000.  His final four-day score was 20-under-par 268. Kyle Stanley…

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Harvick Wins In Overtime At Richmond

Kevin Harvick drove from seventh place to the checkered flag in a two-lap overtime sprint on Saturday night to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway. It was Harvick’s first Sprint Cup win of the season and the 20th of his career.  He currently sits in ninth place in the…

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Venango County To Reduce Magisterial Court By One In 2018

The state Supreme Court has approved a plan to reduce the number of district magisterial offices in Venango County from four to three. The change will take effect in 2018, instead of the original target of 2015.. Under the move, the magisterial office in Emlenton will be eliminated, and the communities covered by the office will…

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Oil City Woman To Be Sentenced In Child Injury Case

An Oil City woman entered guilty pleas to two charges last week in a plea bargain in a case stemming from injuries sustained by a one year-old child. 33 year-old Christine Silvis will be sentenced in early June. Silvis entered guilty pleas to charges of endangering the welfare of a child and making false reports,…

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Poll Finds Pennsylvanians Are Mixed Over Gun Sales Background Check Nix

Pennsylvania voters are said to be mixed on the U.S. Senate’s rejection last week of expanded background checks for gun sales. A new Quinnipiac poll finds that 34 percent of the state’s voters are “angry” with the decision.  36 percent say they are “dissatisfied.”  22 percent of those surveyed responded as “satisfied.”  Five percent listed…

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