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Five Homers Can’t Help Pirates In 7-5 Loss At Chicago

The Pittsburgh Pirates slammed five solo home runs on Wednesday night, but the Bucs managed only one other hit and lost a 7-5 decision to the Cubs at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Pedro Alvarez and Russell Martin both homered twice for Pittsburgh (5-3), and Travis Snider added a long ball. Anthony Rizzo tied his career…

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16 Year-Old Suspect Charged In Westmoreland County School Stabbings

A 16 year-old sophomore student at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville has been charged in the multiple stabbings that occurred at the school on Wednesday morning. The suspect, identified as Alex Hribal, has been charged with four counts of attempted homicide and 21 counts of aggravated assault. Reports now indicate that 24 people were…

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Oil City Man Sentenced For Endangering Child And Showing Pornography To A Minor

An Oil City man has been sentenced to nine months to two years in jail for two incidents that involved minors – one in which he was accused of allowing a two year-old child to wander alone through a Franklin neighborhood, and another in which he was accused of showing pornography to a minor at…

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20 Injured In High School Stabbings In Westmoreland County; Suspect Is 10th-Grader

In response to rumors circulating that a report of multiple stabbings at a Pennsylvania high school Wednesday morning came from a school here in the Oil Region, officials have been quick to point out that the news actually originated in Westmoreland County. Media sources around the country are reporting that nineteen students and a school security guard were injured in…

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Thief Steals $3,200 In Computer Hard Drives From Cranberry WalMart

State Police at the Franklin station in Cranberry Township are looking for the individual who stole more than $3,200 worth of computer hard drives from the Cranberry Walmart. It appears that the incident occurred Tuesday night. Investigators say someone apparently used a clothes hamper to remove 29 external hard drives that the thief had cut…

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UConn Women Win Record Ninth National Title; Connecticut Sweeps NCAA Crowns

Connecticut routed Notre Dame 79-58 in Nashville on Tuesday night to capture their record ninth NCAA women’s college basketball championship. With the victory, UConn duplicated their 2004 feat of winning both the men’s and women’s titles, and the Huskies women tied Baylor as the only teams to finish 40-0.  Notre Dame closed at 37-1 following…

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Pirates Slam 11 Hits In 7-6 Win At Chicago

A bases-loaded sacrifice fly by Russell Martin in the top of the eighth inning on Tuesday night lifted the Pittsburgh Pirates (5-2) to a 7-6 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field in Chicago. In the first game of a three-game series, Pedro Alvarez tallied two hits and two RBI’s, and Travis Ishikawa drove home…

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Leeper Man Sought After Fleeing Clarion County Police Chase

Police officials were searching Tuesday for a Leeper man who allegedly crashed a car in which three children were passengers, and then fled the scene, all following a police chase in Clarion County. State Police in Clarion say the suspect, 24 year-old Robert Myers, is already facing charges in connection with multiple assaults on a…

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Knox Man Charged After 90-Minute Police Standoff

A Knox man was jailed Monday night after he allegedly barricaded himself inside a Shippenville home for about 90 minutes after police responded to a report of shots being fired. Police officials say 30 year-old William Strohmyer was charged with making terroristic threats, reckless endangerment, possessing an instrument of crime and disorderly conduct.  After his…

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Tractor-Trailer Hits Tree; Harrisburg Trucker Injured In I-80 Crash Near Barkeyville

A Harrisburg man was injured early Tuesday morning when his tractor-trailer left Interstate 80 near Barkeyville and slammed into a large tree. Police officials believe 37 year-old Charles Putt had fallen asleep at the wheel while traveling on the westbound lanes of the highway.  The impact of the crash forced part of his cab to…

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