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Blues Blank Pens 1-0; Pittsburgh Settles For Split Of Weekend Home Games

David Backes deflected the puck into the net off Pittsburgh goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury on Sunday afternoon for the only score in a 1-0 win for the St. Louis Blues (48-16-7) over the Pittsburgh Penguins at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. While the loss was the fourth in the last six games for the Penguins, it…

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Bucs Post Preseason Win And Tie Over The Weekend

Andrew McCutchen and Starling Marte both homered for the Pittsburgh Pirates in a Sunday preseason game in Sarasota, Florida, but the Bucs settled for a 7-7, 10-inning tie with the Baltimore Orioles. McCutchen, Marte and Pedro Alvarez each recorded two hits.  McCutchen also doubled, and has now hit safely in all 12 Grapefruit League games…

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Kyle Busch Repeats At Auto Club Speedway

Kyle Busch took advantage of a caution flag that came out with two laps remaining, and won NASCAR’s Auto Club 400 under a green-white checkered finish on Sunday at Auto Club Speedway of California in Fontana, California. Busch won the event for the second straight year, holding off Kyle Larson with brother Kurt Busch finishing…

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Every Wins At Bay Hill As Adam Scott Fades

Matt Every fashioned a 2-under-par 70 in the final round on Sunday, watched early tournament leader Adam Scott fade badly, and saw Keegan Bradley miss a 30-foot putt for birdie which would have forced a playoff as he won for the first time on the PGA Tour, capturing the Arnold Palmer Invitational at the Bay…

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Independent Fiscal Office Reports Pennsylvania’s Drilling Taxes Are Among The Nation’s Lowest

A report from the state legislature’s Independent Fiscal Office ventures that the levies imposed on the drillers of natural gas in Pennsylvania are among the lowest in the country. In an attempt at matching up various taxes imposed by eleven states on drillers, the IFO says energy companies in Pennsylvania are being taxed at a rate…

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Former Oil City Man Is Convicted In Convenience Store Robbery, But Is Acquitted Of Robbing Dollar Store

A former Oil City man was convicted last week in the robbery of a convenience store in Cranberry Township, but was acquitted of charges connected with a robbery at a Seneca dollar store. Both robberies occurred a week apart in December, 2011.  In both incidents, the robber was wearing a mask, and could not be…

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Burglary Thwarted In Northern Clarion County; Suspect Accused Of Threatening Residents He Startled

Investigators did not immediately release the name of the suspect they have in custody in an attempted burglary Sunday night at a residence in Elk Township in northern Clarion County. State Police at the Clarion station say someone broke the glass on a storm door and entered the residence, only to be confronted by someone…

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Penn State Wins 4th Straight NCAA Wrestling Title; Taylor, Ruth Earn Championships

Penn State won its fourth consecutive NCAA wrestling championship in Oklahoma City over the weekend, taking two individual titles and edging Minnesota 109.5-104 to win the team crown. Oklahoma State, who placed four wrestlers in the final, won two of the four championship matches and placed third with 96.5 points.  Iowa finished fourth, and Edinboro was…

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NCAA Basketball Tournament Results – Sunday, March 23

NCAA Men’s College Basketball Results  -  Sunday, March 23:   South Division Stanford 60, Kansas 57 UCLA 77, Stephen F. Austin 60   East Division Virginia 78, Memphis 60 Iowa State 87, North Carolina 83   West Division Arizona 84, Gonzaga 61 Baylor 85, Creighton 55   Midwest Division Kentucky 78, Wichita State 76 Tennessee…

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Shippenville Woman Hurt In Friday Afternoon Crash Near Clarion

State Police in Clarion County say a 19 year-old Shippenville woman was injured late Friday afternoon when her car was struck by a tractor-trailer at an intersection near Clarion. According to police reports, the tractor-trailer attempted to turn right from a left turn lane, and struck the car which was in a lane to the…

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