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Penguins Fire General Manager Ray Shero

The Pittsburgh Penguins announced on Friday morning that they have fired general manager Ray Shero, and that they have begun a search for his successor. Chief Executive Officer David Morehouse said at an 11:30 AM press conference that Penguins coach Dan Bylsma still has a job, but that his job status would be one of…

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Pennsylvania Unemployment Rate Drops To 5.7 Percent In April

The state’s Department of Labor and Industry revealed Friday that Pennsylvania’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate dropped in April to its lowest level since September, 2008. The reported rate of 5.7 percent was three-tenths of a percentage point lower than the March figure of six percent and even further below the national rate for April which had…

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May Is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month In Pennsylvania

PennDOT and the Pennsylvania State Police are welcoming representatives of the motorcycle riding and training communities in observing May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in Pennsylvania. PennDOT Secretary Barry Schoch says the numbers of motorcycle fatalities and crashes both dropped in Pennsylvania from 2012 through last year, and he added that, overall, crash fatality numbers…

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Melancon, Pirates Blow 9th-Inning Lead, Lose 4-3 In Milwaukee

The Pittsburgh Pirates fill-in closer, Mark Melancon (1-2), failed to record an out in the bottom of the ninth inning, and gave up a two-run walkoff single to Milwaukee’s Khris Davis as the Bucs lost a 4-3 decision to the Brewers in the rubber game of a three-game series played Thursday afternoon at Miller Park…

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Two Arrested In Shootings Into Franklin Home

Two arrests have been made in Franklin in an incident in which two shots were fired into a Myrtle Street home late Sunday night. No injuries were reported, although police say there were people in the house when the shots were heard at about 11:45 PM Sunday.  Investigators discovered two bullet holes in the side of the…

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Three-Run 9th-Inning Lifts Pirates To 4-1 Win In Milwaukee

The Pittsburgh Pirates scored three runs on four consecutive hits in the top of the ninth inning off Milwaukee ace reliever Francisco Rodriguez, and posted a 4-1 victory over the Brewers at Miller Park in Milwaukee. It was only the second win in nine games against the Brewers for the Bucs this season, and only the fifth Pittsburgh victory…

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Flash Flood Watch Posted For Oil Region Through Friday Morning

The National Weather Service has posted a Flash Flood Watch for the Oil Region, effective through Friday morning (May 16). Weather watchers say a slow-moving cold front passing through the area Thursday and Thursday night could produce another one-to-two inches of rain “with locally higher amounts possible.”  The new rainfall, added to rains which have already swollen…

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Rome Township House Fire Was Started By Lightning; Family Of Six Escapes Safely

A fire that damaged a home in southeastern Crawford County early Wednesday morning was apparently caused by lightning. Four fire companies responded to the home of an Amish family of six on Coon Road in Rome Township shortly after 2:30 AM Wednesday.  Family members had escaped the fire without injuries. Firefighters spent nearly four-and-a-half hours…

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Wolf Maintains Double-Digit Lead In Race For Democratic Nomination For Governor

In what will probably be the final set of poll results before next Tuesday’s primary elections in Pennsylvania, former state revenue secretary Tom Wolf continues to hold a double-digit lead over his closest opponent in the race for the Democratic nomination for Governor. The latest Franklin and Marshall College Poll shows Wolf with 43 percent…

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DEP Wins Award For Mine Reclamation Project In Northern Clarion County

The state’s Department of Environmental Protection has accepted a reforestation award for an abandoned mine project in northern Clarion County. The DEP says its Bureau of Abandoned Mine Reclamation has received the Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative’s state award for a reclamation effort in Farmington Township. The work included grading material into a mine pit to…

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