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Connecticut Wins 4th NCAA Men’s Basketball Title, Beats Kentucky 60-54

Shabazz Napier scored 22 points Monday night, leading Connecticut to their fourth NCAA men’s college basketball championship since 1999 with a 60-54 victory over Kentucky in Arlington, Texas. UConn also won the national title in 1999, 2004 and 2011. Ryan Boatwright added 14 points as the Huskies (32-8) advanced from a seventh seed to win…

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One Of Two Men Charged With Robbing Pennsylvania Churches Is Sentenced To State Prison

One of two men charged in the burglaries of at least 23 western Pennsylvania churches last fall has been sentenced to state prison, and will not be eligible for parole until the summer of 2021. 32 year-old Steven Kostenbauder, from Meadville, was sentenced in Venango County Court to 90 to 360 months in prison and to…

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Franklin Man Charged After Standoff With Police

A Franklin man is facing charges after city police officials say he barricaded himself inside a garage during their investigation into a hit-and-run incident. Charges against James Miller include driving under the influence and resisting arrest. Franklin Police say they responded shortly after 3:00 AM Monday to a report of a hit-and-run accident at the…

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Fertigs Road (Route 2004) Closed Until May 23 for Drainage Work

PennDOT officials say a road in Cranberry Township is closed while a private company corrects water and drainage issues that have caused problems. State Route 2004, known alternatively as Fertigs Road and Mapleshade Road, was closed Monday and is expected to remain closed to traffic until May 23 from its intersection with George Hill Road…

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Logano Wins Rain-Delayed Duck Commander 500 NASCAR Race

Joey Logano passed Jeff Gordon on a restart following a caution flag on the last lap, and won the rain-delayed NASCAR Sprint Cup Duck Commander 500 race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth on Monday afternoon. The race had been rained out on Sunday . The finish means there have been seven winners in…

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Jameson Taillon To Undergo Tommy John Surgery

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced over the weekend that their top pitching prospect, right-hander Jameson Taillon, will undergo “Tommy John” surgery, and will miss the entire 2014 season. It had been expected that Taillon would probably have been called up to the Pirates from “AAA” Indianapolis sometime in the middle of the season.  Taillon could miss 12 to…

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National Highway Work Zone Awareness Week Begins

With about $2.1 billion worth of state highway and bridge improvements planned for Pennsylvania this year – some $600 million worth more than anticipated due to the state’s new transportation funding plan – PennDOT and State Police officials are banding together to remind us that the state is helping to observe National Work Zone Awareness…

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Pittsburgh Man Found Guilty Of Manslaughter In Shooting Death Of Former Slippery Rock Football Player

A Pittsburgh man has been found guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the August shooting death of a former Slippery Rock University student and football player. Sentencing for 23 year-old Isaiah Smith, from Pittsburgh’s Lincoln-Lemington neighborhood,  is scheduled for July 2. Smith had claimed he acted in self-defense in the shooting of 25 year-old Zachary Sheridan,…

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Pirates Take Two Of Three Versus St. Louis

The Pittsburgh Pirates (4-2) used RBI doubles by Neil Walker and Tony Sanchez on Sunday to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 in the rubber game of a three-game series at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. The double by Sanchez, the Pittsburgh catcher’s second game-winning hit of the young season, broke a 1-1 tie and made…

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Pens Win Shootout In Denver, Finish Road Trip 2-1

Jussi Jokinen scored the night’s only shootout goal, lifting the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-2 road victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday night, picking up the team’s 50th win of the year and completing a 2-1 road trip. On a night in which Pittsburgh sat Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Chris Kunitz and a host…

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