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NCAA Results – Regional Semifinals – Thursday, March 26

NCAA Results – Regional Semifinals – Thursday, March 26:   South Regional  (at Cleveland) Notre Dame 81, Wichita State 70 Kentucky 78, West Virginia 39   West Regional  (at Los Angeles) Wisconsin 79, North Carolina 72 Arizona 68, Xavier 60

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Mother, Grandparents Sentenced To Prison In Greenville Boy’s Starvation

The mother and two grandparents of a seven year-old Greenville boy who weighted only twenty-eight pounds when Mercer County officials came to his aid were sentenced to state prison terms on Thursday. Saying he could not bear to view photographs of the emaciated boy, Mercer County Judge Christopher St. John sentenced the mother, 28 year-old Mary…

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Last-Place Hurricanes Blow By Penguins 5-2 In Raleigh

Five different players for the last-place Carolina Hurricanes scored on Thursday night in a 5-2 win in Raleigh over the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins. Although the Pens outshot the Hurricanes 29-28, Carolina goaltender Cam Ward (19-21-5) stopped 27 shots.  Eric Staal, Ryan Murphy, Jay McClement, Alexander Semin and Andrej Nestrasil all scored for Carolina (27-36-10).  Staal…

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Ninth-Inning Homer Sinks Pirates In 7-5 Preseason Loss To Atlanta

Jonny Gomes slammed a tiebreaking solo home run in the top of the ninth inning off Pittsburgh’s Clayton Richard on Thursday afternoon, and Jesus Flores followed later with an RBI single as the Atlanta Braves defeated the Pirates 7-5 in a preseason game played at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida. The Pirates had fallen behind…

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DEP Defends Need For More Drilling Site Inspectors

The acting secretary of the state’s Department of Environmental Protection defended a proposed increase in funding and manpower for his agency to members of the state Senate this week. Radio PA News reports that John Quigley said the DEP is asking for fifty additional inspectors. Pennsylvania’s Auditor General announced last year that the DEP was…

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Colonel Drake’s Birthday To Be Observed Saturday At Drake Well Museum

Drake Well Museum and Park will observe Colonel Edwin Drake’s 196th birthday this Saturday, March 28. The party for the pioneer in the oil production business in northwestern Pennsylvania will include a special visitor, a scavenger hunt and, of course, birthday cake. The event makes up the third installment of the monthly “Something More Saturdays”…

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Poll Shows Support For Many Of Governor Wolf’s Budget Proposals, But Not So Much For The Governor Himself

A new poll from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster shows support for the key elements of Governor Tom Wolf’s budget proposals, but the numbers are not as strong for the Governor himself. 59 percent of voters polled support Wolf’s budget plan with 27 percent of them having ranked education funding as their top priority.…

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Ohio Man Pleads Guilty In Polk Harassment Case And To Making Claims Against Law Enforcement Officer

An Ohio man has entered guilty pleas in Venango County Court in a case which began when a Polk woman complained that he was stalking her. 39 year-old Anthony Mezerkor, from Andover, will be sentenced on April 28 on two counts of harassment and a charge of unsworn falsification to law enforcement.  In his plea bargain, numerous…

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Police Say Man Stole Vehicle in Franklin To Contact A Woman In Oil City; PFA Violation Claimed

Police officials who were investigating a stolen car report from Franklin’s Arbor Circle say an Oil City man took the vehicle and drove it to Oil City to attempt to contact a woman who had been awarded a Protection-From-Abuse court order from him. Oil City Police say the vehicle was spotted near the woman’s residence…

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PA Medical Society: Don’t Forget Medicine Cabinets During Spring Cleaning

While homeowners begin to spruce up their properties inside and out following the most recent winter, and many communities stress the necessity of such cleanups to their residents, the Pennsylvania Medical Society urges us to include our medicine cabinets during the process. Society president Karen Rizzo tells Radio PA News the cabinets can be sources…

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