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Pirates Blow 6-1 Lead, Lose 7-6 To Giants

The San Francisco Giants scored three times in the sixth inning off Pittsburgh reliever Jared Hughes (0-1) to rebound from a five-run deficit and defeat the Pirates 7-6 in a game played at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. The Pirates (34-38) had taken an early 6-1 lead behind home runs by John Jaso, Gregory Polanco and…

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Franklin Woman Dies In Slippery Rock Motorcycle Accident

A Franklin woman died early Wednesday evening when the motorcycle on which she was a passenger crashed near Slippery Rock. 42 year-old Raegen Phenicie was pronounced dead by first-responders. State Police officials say the motorcycle, operated on Route 8 by 43 year-old Donald Phenicie, from Franklin, went out of control when it was abruptly slowed…

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State House Votes Against Expanded Gambling In Pennsylvania

The state House of Representatives has voted down legislation that would have expanded gambling in Pennsylvania. An amendment to a fantasy sports bill would have allowed video gaming terminals in bars, restaurants and fraternal organizations and at airports.  Supporters saw it as a way to generate revenue without raising taxes, but the measure was voted…

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Slippery Rock Man Charged In Pair Of Grove City Church Burglaries

A Slippery Rock man has been charged in a pair of church burglaries in the Grove City area. Investigators say little was taken in either break-in, but substantial damage was caused in both churches – one on South Broad Street in Grove City and another on Liberty Street in Pine Township. Police say 19 year-old Zion…

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Rutherford Named GM-Of-The-Year; Crosby Earns NHL Postseason All-Star Nod

Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford has won the NHL General Manager-of-the-Year Award, given out Wednesday night at the NHL Awards Show in Las Vegas. The Penguins won their fourth Stanley Cup championship this season.  Rutherford was credited with bringing in new coach Mike Sullivan during the middle of the season, trading for stars such…

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Mercer Man Arrested In Canal Township Burglary

A Mercer man has been charged in Venango County in a December burglary which occurred along Old Route 322 in Canal Township. 23 year-old Dylan Beach was charged Tuesday with burglary, trespassing, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property. State Police investigators say Beach stole several items from a woman’s garage last December 13.  Aiding…

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Johnsonburg Man Injured In Venango County Crash

An Elk County man was injured Tuesday night in a one-vehicle crash in northern Venango County. State Police officials say 21 year-old Benjamin Johnson, from Johnsonburg, was the driver of a car that left LeBoeuf Trail Road in Plum Township, crashing and sustaining heavy damage. Johnson was taken to Meadville Medical Center for the treatment…

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MegaMillions Lottery Jackpot Zooms To $363 Million; Powerball Prize Now At $203 Million

And now the estimated annuity value of the jackpot in the MegaMillions Lottery stands at $363 million. No one will claim the $333 million jackpot for Tuesday’s game.  The one-time cash value for Friday’s big prize is now estimated at $244.6 million. Two players who bought their tickets in Pennsylvania will both win $25,000.  They…

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Giants Rout Pirates 15-4

The San Francisco Giants scored seven runs in the fourth inning and five more in the eighth on Tuesday night in a 15-4 rout over the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. The biggest inning included a grand slam by San Francisco’s Angel Pagan and a two-run homer by .159 hitter Conor Gillaspie.  Gillaspie…

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State House Passes Stricter Abortion Law

The state House of Representatives voted Tuesday in favor of one of the nation’s strictest abortion laws. The bill would prohibit elective abortions after twenty weeks – one month earlier than under current law.  It would also ban a specific procedure usually associated with late-term abortions. Governor Tom Wolf has already indicated he would veto…

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