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Pens Win Fourth Straight

The Pittsburgh Penguins won their fourth straight NHL game on Tuesday night, taking a 4-2 road decision over the New York Islanders. James Neal, Simon Despres, Brandon Sutter and Pascal Dupuis scored for Pittsburgh (7-3), who has won 6 of their 7 games this season on road ice. Michael Grabner and Brad Boyes tallied the…

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Warren County Schools Superintendent Resigns

The superintendent of schools in the Warren County School District is resigning after just a year-and-a-half on the job. Brandon Hufnagel has announced he will return to York County where his wife and family still are living.  Prior to the Warren County job, Hufnagel served as assistant superintendent of the York School District. On Tuesday…

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Flat Higher Education Funding, State Pension Reform Covered In Corbett Budget

There would be no increase for funding for state-owned and state-related universities, or in the funding for PHEAA tuition grants in Governor Tom Corbett’s budget proposal for the next fiscal year.  Flat funding is also proposed for community colleges. Corbett wants to keep state funding for the state grant program at $345-million.  PHEAA would add…

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Pitt Wins Low Scoring Home Affair vs. Seton Hall

Lamar Patterson scored 12 points and snagged 10 rebounds on Monday night, and the Pitt Panthers (19-5; 7-4 Big East) held off Seton Hall 56-46 in a game played at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh. Freshman center Steven Adams grabbed 15 rebounds and scored eight points.  Fuquan Edwin paced the Pirates (13-10; 2-8) with…

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New Attorney General Names Special Investigator In Internal Probe In Sandusky Case

Pennsylvania’s new Attorney General has named a former federal prosecutor to lead the internal probe into the way her predecessors handled the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse investigation. Attorney General Kathleen Kane has appointed Geoffrey Moulton to the task, which Moulton will begin immediately. Currently a professor at Widener University, Moulton served as an assistant U.S.…

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Tentative Agreement Reached For State’s University Faculties

A tentative four-year contract agreement for faculty members of Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned universities was reached Monday evening between negotiators for APSCUF (the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties) and the State System of Higher Education. APSCUF union representatives will vote on the deal at a meeting later this week.  If it is approved…

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Family Members Safe After Truck Accident In Titusville Cemetery

Four members of a Titusville family are unharmed after an accident involving their truck in a Titusville cemetery early Monday evening. Police say 53 year-old Christopher Mendez missed a turn, and decided to change direction by pulling into Woodlawn Cemetery.  The truck slid off a driving path and into a creek bed. Accident investigators say…

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Ravens Win Super Bowl XLVII – Flacco Earns Game MVP Honor

Joe Flacco threw for 287 yards and three touchdowns on Sunday, winning game MVP honors and leading the Baltimore Ravens to their second Super Bowl victory, a 34-31 win over San Francisco in Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans. Flacco threw TD passes  to Anquan Boldin, Dennis Pitta and Jacoby Jones, and Jones set a…

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Mickelson Wins Phoenix Open With A 28-Under-Par

Phil Mickelson finished a dominant weekend with a 4-under-par 67 on Sunday to win the Waste Management Phoenix open by four strokes at the TPC Scottsdale in Arizona. Mickelson went 60-65-64-67, finishing at 28-under-par 256, and missing the PGA Tour record of 254, set by Tommy Armour III at the 2003 Texas Open, by two…

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Penguins Score 11 Goals In Pair Of Weekend Wins

The Pittsburgh Penguins scored a total of 11 goals in two wins over the weekend, a 5-1 rout of New Jersey in Pittsburgh on Saturday afternoon, and a 6-3 victory in Washington on Sunday afternoon. In Sunday’s victory, Chris Kunitz became the first Penguins player since Jaromir Jagr in 2000 to score four goals in…

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