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Steelers Sign WR Darrius Heyward-Bey And CB Brice McCain

The Pittsburgh Steelers have announced they have signed former first-round draft pick Darrius Heyward-Bey, a wide receiver who played under a one-year contract last season with the Indianapolis Colts, following four seasons with the Oakland Raiders. Pittsburgh also signed as a free agent cornerback Brice McCain, who has spent five years with the Houston Texans.…

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Tony Sanchez Drives Home 16th-Inning Run In Another Pirates Walk-Off Win

Backup catcher Tony Sanchez delivered a game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the 16th inning Wednesday night, and the Pittsburgh Pirates earned their second straight walk-off victory at PNC Park, beating the Chicago Cubs 4-3. The win followed a 1-0, 10-inning triumph in Monday’s season opener, won on a walk-off home run by Pittsburgh’s…

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Farmers Give State Lawmakers Their Legislative Priorities

Pennsylvania farmers have told state lawmakers that more protection is needed for landowners who sell oil and gas drilling rights, and that they would like to see more money for agriculture in the state’s budget. The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau has placed drilling rights high on their list of priorities.  Bureau President Carl Shaffer told Radio PA…

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State House Committee Looks At Heroin Use And Drug Courts

As state lawmakers continue to express concern about what has been termed a heroin epidemic in Pennsylvania, they are hearing positive results from the state’s 98 drug courts. The issues were under the microscope in the House Judiciary Committee. Karen Blackburn, from the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts, noted among the positive results the fact…

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State Senate Bill Defines Pedal-Assist Electric Bicycles, And Sets Bike Regulations

A bill passed by the state Senate is designed to clearly define and set standards for the operation of pedal-assist electric bicycles in Pennsylvania. Under the measure, pedal-assist electric bikes are officially defined as having operable pedals and an electric motor, weighing 100 pounds or less and having a maximum capable speed of 20 miles…

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AAA Projects Higher Gasoline Prices As The Weather Warms

AAA says we should expect to start paying higher gasoline prices now that spring has finally arrived. The harsh winter seems to have limited travel, thus holding down the demand for gas and keeping prices at lower levels than last year.  As a matter of fact, our monthly average price for March was the lowest…

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Crawford County Road Rage Incident Involves Horse-And-Buggy

A road rage incident in a rural area of Crawford County this week involved a horse-and-buggy. State Police officials say a 33 year-old man from an Atlantic-area Amish community claims another man pulled up to his buggy and pointed a handgun at him.  The buggy driver says the assailant then fired the gun in the…

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Harrisville Woman Named Ms. Wheelchair Pennsylvania

A Harrisville woman was named Ms. Wheelchair Pennsylvania at an event held in Bradford. 33 year-old Jen Gilliland will represent Pennsylvania at the Ms. Wheelchair America event, held annually in August in Long Beach, California. Ms. Wheelchair Pennsylvania officials cite their purpose as finding the state’s “most accomplished and articulate spokeswoman for people with disabilities.” …

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Pens Lose 4-1 To Carolina; Division Title Still Unclaimed

The Carolina Hurricanes avoided a four-game season series sweep with a 4-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh on Tuesday night. The loss by the Penguins was their 7th in their last 11 games, and with Philadelphia picking up a single point in a 1-0 shootout loss in St. Louis,…

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IRS Warns Of Scam Aimed At Tax Filers

As the April 15th tax deadlines approach, the Internal Revenue Service is warning about a new phishing scam aimed at tax filers. This new e-mail scam appears to come from the IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service, and comes complete with what we are told is a bogus case number.  It includes a link to a website…

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