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Pirates Slam Three Homers, Hang On In The 9th For 5-4 Win In Home Opener vs. Tigers

Josh Harrison, Pedro Alvarez and pinch-hitter Corey Hart all homered for Pittsburgh on Monday afternoon as the Pirates jumped to a 5-1 lead over Detroit (6-1) and held ON for a 5-4 victory against the Tigers in the Bucs’ home opener at PNC Park. Andrew McCutchen contributed an RBI with a sacrifice fly.  Starting pitcher…

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Rabid Raccoon Confirmed In Oakland Township

The state Department of Agriculture has reported a confirmed case of rabies in Oakland Township in northern Venango County. Officials say rabies has been confirmed through a laboratory test on a raccoon killed by a resident of Rynd Farm Road after the animal had killed three kittens. An Agriculture Department spokesperson says no humans were…

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Spieth Ties Record Low Score At Masters, Wins By Four Strokes Over Mickelson And Rose

Jordan Spieth missed a par putt on the final hole on Sunday and settled for a final round 2-under-par 70, but he tied the all-time low tournament score of 18-under-par 270 in winning the Masters by four strokes at Augusta National in Georgia. The four-round total equaled the previous low set by Tiger Woods in…

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Cranberry Township Woman Charged After She Allegedly Tried To Stab Man At Her Home

A Cranberry Township woman was jailed over the weekend following an incident in which she was accused of trying to stab a man who police say was trying to remove his son’s truck from her property. State Police officials say 30 year-old Lori McMillen is charged with making terroristic threats, simple assault and harassment. Investigators…

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McCutchen And Walker Home In Pirates 10-2 Win In Milwaukee; Home Opener vs. Detroit Set For Monday Afternoon

Andrew McCutchen and Neil Walker both slammed three-run home runs on Sunday afternoon, and the Pittsburgh Pirates won the rubber game of a three-game series in Milwaukee 10-2 over the Brewers (1-5). The Pirates (2-4), after spending the first week of the season on the road, will face the American League’s Detroit Tigers on Monday…

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Penguins Earn Final Playoff Spot With 2-0 Shutout In Buffalo In Season Finale

Brandon Sutter scored both of the game’s goals Saturday night, and the Pittsburgh Penguins blanked the Sabres 2-0 in Buffalo to qualify for the final NHL Eastern Conference playoff position on the final night of the regular season. Pittsburgh (43-27-12) ended an 0-4-1 slump with the win, and will meet the Rangers in a best-of-seven…

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Johnson Wins At Texas Motor Speedway

Jimmie Johnson shot past both Kevin Harvick and Jamie McMurray with fourteen laps to go on Saturday night on his way to winning NASCAR’s Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. It was Johnson’s second Sprint Cup victory this season, his fifth at Texas and his 72nd overall.  Harvick, who also has…

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Water To Be Released From Kinzua Dam Will Add To Bloated River Levels

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced that they are planning “significant increases” in the outflow of water to be released from behind Kinzua Dam, and the action will result in even higher levels on the Allegheny River. Even in areas of the river where there has been recent subsidence, it is expected that the…

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Bredinsburg Road Closed Due To Landslide

PennDOT  officials say Bredinsburg Road in Cranberry Township has been closed due to an “earth slide.” The incident reported around lunchtime Friday (April 10) has forced the closure of the road, officially known as State Route 2006, from its intersection with Route 322 to Deep Hollow Road. The slide has created an immense crack through…

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Regional Teen Driving Competitions To Include Event In Rocky Grove

PennDOT is teaming with several others to hold four Regional Teen Driving Competitions in northwestern Pennsylvania this week. One of the events will run from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM on Wednesday (April 15) at the Rocky Grove Fire Department.  The other competitions are scheduled for Monday in McKean, Tuesday in Meadville and Thursday in…

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