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Pirates Sweep Rockies With Third Straight Come-From-Behind Victory

The Pittsburgh Pirates scored two times in the seventh inning of Sunday’s game to post their third straight come-from-behind victory over the Colorado Rockies, winning 5-3 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. The win enabled the Pirates (52-46) to sweep the series with Colorado (40-58), and to move to within a game-and-a-half of first place in…

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McIlroy Holds On For Two-Stroke Victory In British Open

Rory McIlroy, leading by six strokes entering Sunday’s final round of The (“British”) Open, held on for a two-shot victory in the third of this years four Majors, winning the Claret Jug at Royal Liverpool in Hoylake, England. At age 25, McIlroy has won three legs of golf’s Grand Slam, needing only a triumph at…

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Section 1 Baseball Tourney Results – Meadville Wins Junior League Sectional In Cranberry

Section 1 Baseball Tournament  –  Games Involving District 25 Champions:   11-and-12 Year-Old Little League Baseball  (at Saegertown)  (Hosted by French Creek Valley American Little League):   Saturday, July 12 Punxsutawney 8, Union City 3 Clarion 5, Cochranton 3   Sunday, July 13 Winners’ Bracket Final  –  Clarion 12, Punxsutawney 0 Elimination Game  –  Union City 5, Cochranton…

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Franklin Police Track Down Hit-And-Run Suspect Due To Lost Tire

Franklin City Police officials say they were able to track down a suspect in a Sunday afternoon hit-and-run incident because he had lost a tire in the crash and left distinguishing marks on the pavement on city streets. The trail of road marks led police to a New York state man, identified later as 22…

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Heroin Seizures In Pennsylvania Reaching Record Highs

The millions of dollars worth of illegal drugs seized by the Pennsylvania State Police in the first six months of this year has included more than 41 kilograms of heroin. That figure, in just half a year, has already surpassed 2013’s total amount of 31.5 kilos.  State officials concede that the use of heroin in…

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Greenville High School Student Faces Sentencing On Forgery Charge In Counterfeit Money Case

A Greenville High School student faces sentencing on his guilty plea to a single count of forgery in a case in which he admitted printing counterfeit money which was being passed in Mercer County last winter. 18 year-old Nicholas Davis, from Hempfield Township, could be sentenced to five-to-ten years in prison. Davis was arrested through…

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State Senate Recessed Without Passing Bill To Reduce Pennsylvania Legislature

Among the bills which were not passed before the state legislature’s summer break was a proposed Constitutional amendment which would have reduced the size of the state House and Senate. The measure would have trimmed the Senate from 50 to 45 members and the House from 203 to 153 Representatives. After it passed the House,…

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Fish And Boat Commission Director Says More Officers Are Needed To Monitor Marcellus Impact On State Waterways

The executive director of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission says he needs more Waterways Conservation Officers to watch for Marcellus shale drilling impacts on the state’s waterways. John Arway told Radio PA News his agency is understaffed to the point where they cannot do surveillance on waters near Marcellus shale drilling sites, and can…

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Commonwealth Court Weakens Another Aspect of 2012 Drilling Regulations Law

A Pennsylvania court ruled Thursday against a section of the state’s law concerning regulations on the gas drilling industry which allowed the Public Utility Commission to hold back drilling fees from communities they felt were illegally restricting drilling activity. Commonwealth Court ruled that the PUC cannot review how local zoning decisions affect the gas drilling…

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Fryburg Man Seriously Injured In Two-Vehicle Crash On Route 322

A Fryburg man suffered injuries described as “major” on Wednesday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash on Route 322 in Clarion County. State Police say 38 year-old Andrew Schneider was trying to make a U-turn when his car was struck from behind by an S-U-V that he apparently did not realize was traveling behind him. Schneider…

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