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Pitt’s Season Ends With 60-54 NIT Loss To George Washington

The Pitt Panthers made just two three-pointers (2-for-11)  and shot 44 percent from the foul line (8-for-18) as their season ended with their fifth consecutive loss, a 60-54 defeat to George Washington in the first round of the NIT in a game played Tuesday night at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh. Only two Pitt players…

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Pirates On Losing End Of Wind-Driven 13-7 Preseason Loss To Houston

On a Tuesday afternoon with the wind “blowing out,” the Pittsburgh Pirates lost a 13-7 preseason decision to the Houston Astros at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida. Carlos Correa and Jason Castro both homered for Houston (7-4), and Chris Carter went 3-for-3 with four RBI’s The Pirates (6-6-2) were outhit 13-10, and all ten of…

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Four Departments Fight Titusville Store Fire

Four fire companies responded Tuesday evening to a fire on a business block in downtown Titusville. The blaze broke out around 8:30 PM in the 100-block of West Spring Street in a shop some sources have reported to be a comic book store. It took about two hours to contain the fire, and some firefighters…

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Route 268 Reopened – Again – Late Tuesday; Wilson Chute Route Near Meadville Closed

Officials again reopened Route 268 in the Parker area late Tuesday after the road had been closed due to flooding for a second time. The highway was first closed over the weekend when, at times, close to three feet of water covered the pavement.  It had opened to traffic on Monday. The road was then…

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Starter On Basketball Team Bound For Hershey Is Arrested And Charged With Possession Of Crack Cocaine

The starting point guard on the Farrell High School basketball team was arrested in New Castle on Monday night and was charged with the possession of crack cocaine with the intent to deliver. 18 year-old Jamel Brown posted bail after his arraignment on Tuesday but did not play Tuesday night as the Farrell Steelers defeated…

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State Revenue Department Addresses TurboTax Scam

Pennsylvania’s acting Secretary of Revenue says her office has been taking extra precautions this tax season because of fraudulent refund claims she says have been made through an online tax program. The Department of Revenue learned last month that there had been some state income tax returns filed with information stolen from TurboTax.  The agency’s…

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Pitt To Host George Washington On Tuesday In NIT’s First Round

After closing the season with four consecutive losses which included a defeat in the first full round of the ACC Tournament, the Pitt Panthers have accepted a bid to the National Invitation Tournament and will host George Washington in a first-round game on Tuesday at 7:00 PM at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh. Pitt…

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Allegheny River Levels Recede In Parker; Route 268 Reopens; Flood Warning Continues Through Early Tuesday Afternoon

Although water levels on the Allegheny River at Parker have receded and PennDOT has reopened Route 268, the National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has extended their Flood Warning for the Parker area at least until 12:30 PM Tuesday afternoon. As of 1:00 AM Tuesday, the water at Parker was measured at 22 feet, a slight…

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Ice Breaks Portion Of Oil City Ice Control Mechanism

Officials in Oil City reported Monday that a portion of the new ice control boom on the Allegheny River had broken off and was trapped in ice floes on the Allegheny River. The mechanism, made up of numerous pontoons connected by steel cables, was just installed on the Allegheny just above the confluence with Oil…

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Pennsylvania DUI Group Issues Travel Advisory For St. Patrick’s Day

Law enforcement officials always talk about their stepped-up DUI enforcement efforts during times like New Years Eve and the Thanksgiving holiday travel period. Police are also busy on St. Patrick’s Day. With March 17 falling on a weeknight this year, a special enforcement period here in Pennsylvania began Friday and will remain in effect through this coming Saturday.…

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