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Pitt To Host George Washington On Tuesday In NIT’s First Round

After closing the season with four consecutive losses which included a defeat in the first full round of the ACC Tournament, the Pitt Panthers have accepted a bid to the National Invitation Tournament and will host George Washington in a first-round game on Tuesday at 7:00 PM at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh. Pitt…

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Allegheny River Levels Recede In Parker; Route 268 Reopens; Flood Warning Continues Through Early Tuesday Afternoon

Although water levels on the Allegheny River at Parker have receded and PennDOT has reopened Route 268, the National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has extended their Flood Warning for the Parker area at least until 12:30 PM Tuesday afternoon. As of 1:00 AM Tuesday, the water at Parker was measured at 22 feet, a slight…

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Ice Breaks Portion Of Oil City Ice Control Mechanism

Officials in Oil City reported Monday that a portion of the new ice control boom on the Allegheny River had broken off and was trapped in ice floes on the Allegheny River. The mechanism, made up of numerous pontoons connected by steel cables, was just installed on the Allegheny just above the confluence with Oil…

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Pennsylvania DUI Group Issues Travel Advisory For St. Patrick’s Day

Law enforcement officials always talk about their stepped-up DUI enforcement efforts during times like New Years Eve and the Thanksgiving holiday travel period. Police are also busy on St. Patrick’s Day. With March 17 falling on a weeknight this year, a special enforcement period here in Pennsylvania began Friday and will remain in effect through this coming Saturday.…

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Roethlisberger Has New 5-Year Contract; Financial Terms Were Not Revealed

The Pittsburgh Steelers and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger agreed Friday to a new five-year contract. Neither side revealed the financial terms. Roethlisberger had been playing under the terms of an eight-year, $102 million pact he had signed in 2008.  For 2015, it is believed he had a base salary of $11.6 million and a “cap hit”…

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Steelers Sign Former Carolina RB De’Angelo Williams

All reports from the Steel City indicate that the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed free agent running back De’Angelo Williams, formerly with the Carolina Panthers. The signing would give the Steelers a backup to Le’Veon Bell, who will sit out next season’s first two games under an NFL suspension.  Before the move, Pittsburgh’s backups were Josh…

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Harvick Wins For A Record Seventh Time At Phoenix

Defending NASCAR champion Kevin Harvick won for the second straight week and for a record seventh time in Phoenix, taking the CampingWorld.com 500 on Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. Harvick led for 224 of the event’s 312 laps, and now has two firsts and two seconds on his resume for this year’s…

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Jordan Spieth Wins Three-Way Playoff At Innisbrook

Jordan Spieth sank a 30-foot birdie putt on the third hole of a three-way playoff on Sunday and won the Valspar Championship at the Innisbrook Resort’s Copperhead Course in Palm Harbor, Florida. The tournament’s finish marked the eighth playoff on the PGA Tour already this year. Speith tied through regulation play at 10-under-par 274 with…

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Penguins Drop Pair Of Weekend Games

David Perron managed the only goal by a Pittsburgh Penguins player over the weekend as the Pens followed a 2-0 shutout at the hands of the Boston Bruins on Sunday with a 5-1 loss to the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday, both contests having been played at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Teemu Pulkkinen…

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Pirates Take Pair Of Weekend Grapefruit League Games

Vance Worley pitched four scoreless innings on Sunday afternoon, and the Pittsburgh Pirates’ offense scattered 12 hits in the Bucs’ 4-2 preseason win over the Baltimore Orioles in Bradenton, Florida. Gorkys Hernandez, Neil Walker, Tony Sanchez and Arquimedes Caminero drove in the Pirates’ runs.  Former Pirate Steve Pearce homered for the Orioles (3-11) and another…

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