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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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Sunday’s Conditions Were Too Wet For The Initial Duck Commander 500

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway was rained out, and was rescheduled for Monday morning. It marks the third time in seven weeks that a NASCAR Sprint Cup event has been affected by the weather, but the first complete washout. Monday’s scheduled start time in Forth Worth is now 11:00…

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Jones Wins Houston Open With 42-Yard Pitch Shot On 1st Playoff Hole

Matt Jones, from Australia, sank a 42-yard pitch shot on the first playoff hole on Sunday, beating Matt Kuchar to win the PGA’s Houston Open at The Golf Club of Houston. Jones won for the first time on the PGA Tour, and qualified for this week’s Masters Tournament.  His wonder shot followed a Sunday round of…

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Clarion Man Sentenced To Up To Five Years In Crash That Injured Three Teenage Girls

A Clarion man was sentenced last week to up to five years in jail on charges connected to an October S-U-V crash that occurred during a Clarion County police chase. In February, 27 year-old Jesse Solomon entered guilty pleas to three of the 22 charges filed against him – fleeing police, driving under the influence…

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Harrisville Woman Arrested After Being Accused Of Taking Drugs While Babysitting

State Police in Butler County say they arrested a Harrisville woman last week after she was accused of caring for two children while under the influence of drugs. Investigators say the parents who hired 25 year-old Lindsay Ritchey as a babysitter claim Ritchey had taken their own prescription medicine. Responding to the Harrisville incident, police…

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Butler County Man Dies, Struck By Car Along Washington Township Road

A Butler County man died late Friday night after he had been struck by a car while he was walking along a Washington Township Road. State Police officials say 21 year-old Cody Wiles was struck by a vehicle shortly before 10:30 PM Friday.  The driver of the vehicle involved, identified as 47 year-old Andrew Cohen…

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