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UConn Wins 8th Women’s Basketball Title

Connecticut won a record-tying eighth NCAA women’s college basketball tournament title on Tuesday night, routing Louisville 93-60. The Huskies (35-4) tied Tennessee for most women’s championships. UConn coach Gene Auriemma’s team was led by freshman Breanna Stewart with 23 points. Louisville finished the year as national runners-up just one night after the school’s men’s team…

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200 Layoffs Announced At GE Transportation in Erie – 1,000 Jobs May Be Eliminated

Officials of GE Transportation in Erie announced Tuesday the temporary layoffs of about 200 employees, and speculated that more than 1,000 jobs could be lost if the company follows through with plans to move several product lines to Texas. The company says they will make a final decision about the moves after a 60-day time…

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Leeper Kidnapping Suspect Now Faces Federal Charges

The Leeper man who has been charged in Clarion County for leaving the state with a 13 year-old girl in his company now faces federal charges after his indictment by a federal grand jury. 31 year-old Joshua Baker was arrested in South Dakota last weekend.  Authorities in that state say they were alerted to the…

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One Hurt In Three-Vehicle Crash In Forestville

Route 8 in the Forestville area was closed to traffic Tuesday morning due to a multi-vehicle accident.  The driver of the tractor-trailer that initiated the collisions was seriously injured. The crash occurred at about 8:30 AM at the Forestville railroad underpass between Barkeyville and Harrisville.  Route 8 was closed after the incident between Boyers Road and Browntown Road.…

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Lawmaker Wants To Strengthen State’s Crosswalk Laws

One state lawmaker has reintroduced a measure that he says will increase safety at crosswalks. State Representative Ron Marsico, from Dauphin County, is pushing again for passage of a bill intended to create a safer atmosphere for pedestrians who use crosswalks.  He told Radio PA News the legislation is modeled after a strengthened law in…

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Oil City Man Charged In Accidental Shooting Of Another Hunter

An Oil City man has been charged with accidentally shooting another man with whom he was hunting last November. Officials say 24 year-old William Hack was already lodged in the Venango County Jail in Franklin following his arrest two weeks ago on charges stemming from the alleged indecent assault of a four year-old boy.  His preliminary hearing…

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Louisville, Pitino Win NCAA Basketball Title

Rick Pitino became the first person to win NCAA men’s college basketball tournaments with two different schools on Monday night as Louisville defeated Michigan 82-76 to win the national title game in Atlanta. The victory capped off a 9-day period in which Pitino also was elected to the Naismith Memorial Hall-of-Fame, learned his son, Richard Pitino, had…

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Pirates End Losing 4-Game Losing Streak With 5-3 Win In Arizona

Garrett Jones homered and Andrew McCutchen drove in two runs on Monday night, and the Pittsburgh Pirates (2-5) ended a four-game losing streak with a 5-3 victor over the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix. The Pirates, who entered the game averaging only 3.5 hits per game, recorded just five hits, but four were extra base hits,…

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State Taxpayer Center To Be Open Extra Hours

With the state’s tax filing deadline set for Monday, the state Department of Revenue’s Taxpayer Service and Information Center will be open extended hours. The added hours will be weekdays from 7:30 AM until 7:00 PM (through Monday) and this Saturday from 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM. The center can be reached at (717) 787…

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8th Win For Jimmie Johnson At Martinsville

Jimmie Johnson pulled from the pack on a restart with eight laps remaining, and won for the 8th time at Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Virginia, taking Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup STP Gas Booster 500. Johnson moved into first place in this season’s Sprint Cup points standings, and into third place on the list of winners…

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