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UConn Wins 10th Women’s Basketball Title

Moriah Jefferson and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis both scored 15 points on Tuesday night as Connecticut won their tenth NCAA women’s basketball championship – and their third in a row – defeating Notre Dame 63-53 in Tampa. Breanna Stewart contributed 8 points and 15 rebounds for UConn (38-1) and earned the Final Four Outstanding Player award for…

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Wolf’s Nominee For State Treasurer Is Montgomery County Man

A Montgomery County man has been tabbed by Governor Tom Wolf to be the state’s new treasurer. Tim Reese, who has been described as a venture-capitalist who has focused recently on companies owned by minorities, women and veterans, will require the approval of two-thirds of the state Senate,  He would become Pennsylvania’s first black treasurer. …

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LIHEAP Application Deadline Extended Until May 1

The state’s deadline for applying for assistance in paying home heating bills has been extended by nearly a month until May 1. The original deadline was April 3, and officials note the irony in that Pennsylvania saw snow on Saturday, the day after that deadline. The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services says you may find…

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Clarion Residents Arrested On Heroin Charges In Smethport

Police officials in McKean County say two Clarion residents were arrested late last week while transporting more than two dozen packets of heroin. 27 year-old Savannah Barr is charged with the possession of a controlled substance, possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance and the possession of drug paraphernalia.  She was lodged on $10,000 bail in the McKean…

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Seven VisionQuest Residents To Be Charged In Monday Evening Riot

At least seven residents of the Sandycreek Township VisionQuest facility are facing charges after what State Police officials are terming a riot incident on Monday evening. Responding troopers said they were initially led to believe that as many as fifty residents might be involved.  Police say one VisionQuest staff member was injured by a thrown…

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Comment Period On Gas And Oil Regulations Is Extended

The state Department of Environmental Protection has extended by forty-five days the public comment period concerning the agency’s proposed new gas and oil industry regulations. Lawmakers had voiced concerns that not enough time had been allotted for public review, and the DEP was worried about missing a deadline for turning them into law. Because of major…

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Former Allegheny Professor, Literature Prize Winner Pleads Guilty To Child Pornography Charges

The former Allegheny College professor who was indicted by a federal grand jury on child pornography charges entered guilty pleas to all three counts in federal court in Erie on Monday. 57 year-old Kirk Nesset, who has homes in both Meadville and Prescott, Arizona, will not be formally sentenced until August, but he was ordered…

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Duke Wins Fifth College Basketball Championship

The Duke Blue Devils outscored their opponents 19-5 over the final 13 minutes on Monday night to win the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament 68-63 over Wisconsin at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. For Duke (35-4) and coach Mike Krzysewski, it was the fifth national title – and their third in Indianapolis. The final run…

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Frazier’s Long Ball Sinks Pirates; Bucs Lose Opener 5-2 In Cincinnati

Todd Frazier slammed a tiebreaking three-run home run off Pittsburgh reliever Tony Watson in the bottom of the eighth inning on Monday, lifting the Cincinnati Reds to a 5-2 victory over the Pirates in Cincinnati in one of the many opening day baseball tilts scheduled around the country. The Pirates had just tied the game…

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Mercer Man Arrested In Oil City For Alleged Physical Attack On A Pregnant Woman

A Mercer man was charged over the weekend after he allegedly began punching a woman at a residence in Oil City. Oil City Police officials say the alleged victim is pregnant. 24 year-old Ryan Ferrante, charged with aggravated assault, harassment and disorderly conduct, allegedly hit a woman in the face, head and stomach.  Police say…

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