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Cubs Score Three In Ninth, Edge Pirates 9-8

The Chicago Cubs scored three runs in the top of the ninth inning off Pittsburgh closer Mark Melancon on Tuesday night, beating the Pirates 9-8 in a wild contest at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Korean rookie Jung-Ho Kang had given the Pirates (6-8) an 8-5 lead in the seventh inning, breaking a 5-5 tie with…

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NHL/NBA Playoff Results – Tuesday, April 21

NHL Playoff Results  –  Tuesday, April 21  –  (best-of-seven opening round series):   Washington 2, NY Islanders 1  (OT)  (series tied 2-2) Detroit 3, Tampa Bay 0  (Red Wings lead 2-games-to-1) Chicago 3, Nashville 2  (3 OT)  (Blackhawks lead 3-1) Calgary 3, Vancouver 1  (Flames lead 3-1)     NBA Playoff Results  –  Tuesday, April…

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DEP Releases Data On Emissions From Natural Gas Drilling

A new study has been released on how Marcellus shale drilling has affected air quality in Pennsylvania. The report from the state’s Department of Environmental Protection covers the year 2013, and shows increases in four of the six compounds measured from the drilling activity. Emissions from sulfur dioxide saw the biggest increase, at 57 percent…

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Rangers Edge Pens 2-1, Regain Lead In Stanley Cup Opener

Carl Hagelin and Chris Kreider both scored for the New York Rangers on Monday night as they edged the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 in the third game of their opening round Stanley Cup Playoff series at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. The win gave the Rangers a two-games-to-one lead in the best-of-seven series. Rangers goaltender Henrik…

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Cubs Rookies Erupt; Chicago Beats The Pirates 5-2

Cubs rookie Kris Bryant, playing in just his fourth Major League game, broke a 1-1 tie with a two-run double, scored an additional run on an error on the same play and finished with three hits and three RBI’s as Chicago (7-5) defeated the Pirates 5-2 in a rain-delayed game played Monday night at PNC…

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NHL/NBA Playoff Results – Monday, April 20

NHL Playoff Results  –  Monday, April 20  (best-of-seven opening round):   NY Rangers 2, Pittsburgh 1  (Rangers lead series 2-games-to-1) Minnesota 3, St. Louis 0  (Wild leads 2-1) Anaheim 5, Winnipeg 4  (OT)  (Ducks lead 3-0)     NBA Playoff Results  –  Monday, April 20  (best-of-seven opening round):   Chicago 91, Milwaukee 82  (Bulls lead…

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Franklin School Board Votes 6-To-3 To Close Utica Elementary School

Following nearly a year of debate and amid much opposition, the Franklin Area School Board voted 6-3 on Monday night to close Utica Elementary School. At this point, there has been no decision made on where the 70-some students at the school will attend classes next year.  The present Utica facility was built in 1956,…

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Commonwealth Court Upholds Judge’s Decision To Remove Forest County District Attorney From May Primary Ballot

A decision by a judge to remove the Forest County District Attorney’s name from the May primary ballot has been upheld by Commonwealth Court. The appeals court has ruled against D.A. Elizabeth Ziegler in her bid to keep her name on the ballot in a re-election effort. A challenge by another candidate, Paul Rockwell, had…

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State Senate Passes “Stolen Valor” Legislation

The state Senate has passed a bill that targets so-called “stolen valor.” The measure would make the act of misrepresenting yourself as the recipient of a medal or decoration a third-degree misdemeanor.  Penalties would be more severe for lying about the Congressional Medal of Honor, the Navy Cross or Air Force Cross, the Silver Star…

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Home Evacuated, Cherrytree Township Road Closed Due To Gas Line Break

A Cheerytree Township home was evacuated early Monday morning and a township road was closed for several hours after a gas leak was reported. Officials now say they discovered a gas line break in the Foster Road area. The incident was reported shortly after 3:30 AM Monday.  The evacuation and road closure lasted for nearly…

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