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Hanger, Litz Drop Out Of Democratic Gubernatorial Primary Race

Two more Democratic hopefuls in Pennsylvania’s gubernatorial primary race have dropped out of the field, leaving the party with five candidates for the May 20 primary elections. Lebanon County Commissioner Jo Ellen Litz withdrew early this week, stating the process is too involved.  Her announcement was followed by word that former Department of Environmental Protection…

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Butler Bus Driver Sentenced In Fatal Crash With Train

A bus driver from Butler who was charged in a fatal collision between his bus and a train at an intersection in Evans City last spring was sentenced Thursday to house arrest and probation. The sentence came in a plea bargain in which 60 year-old Frank Schaffner entered guilty pleas to charges of involuntary manslaughter and…

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Appeal In Jordan Brown Case Taken To State Supreme Court – Update

The case of a Lawrence County teenager found delinquent in juvenile court in the shooting deaths of his father’s girlfriend and her unborn son has been appealed to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The appeal concerning 16 year-old Jordan Brown, from the Wampum area, requests a new trial. Brown was 11 in 2009 when he was accused in…

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Moore Holds Bucs In Rays’ 4-1 Win Over Pittsburgh

Matt Moore surrendered only two hits and struck out three batters in 3-and-a-third scoreless innings as Tampa Bay’s starter Thursday, and the Rays went on to defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates (8-6-2) by a 4-1 score in Grapefruit League play in Port Charlotte, Florida. Ben Zobrist and Yunei Escobar both hit two-run singles off Pirates loser…

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Wednesday And Thursday’s PIAA High School Basketball Playoff Results – March 12, 13

PIAA High School Basketball Playoff Results – Wednesday, March 12 and Thursday, March 13   Boys “AAAA” Hampton 67, McDowell 45 New Castle 64, North Allegheny 54 Chester 79, Hazleton 71 Abington 59, York 53 LaSalle 49, Cedar Crest 43  (OT) Lower Merion 64, Philadelphia Roman Catholic 52 Martin Luther King 65, Pennsbury 43 Rustin 60,…

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Alvarez, Ishikawa Go Long Ball In Bucs’ 8-4 Win vs. Twins

Pedro Alvarez and Travis Ishikawa both homered in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 8-4 Grapefruit League victory over Minnesota on Wednesday afternoon in Fort Myers, Florida. The Pirates (8-5-2) recorded thirteen hits off four Minnesota pitchers, including seven in three innings off their starter, former Pirate Kevin Correia. Pittsburgh starter Gerrit Cole allowed one unearned run and…

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Clarendon Man Dies In Warren County Tank Explosion

A Clarendon man died Wednesday in the explosion of a crude oil tank at a commercial site in Warren County. Officials say 26 year-old Nikolai Briggs was a welder working atop the tank.  It is believed sparks from his welding torch may have caused the explosion. Briggs’ body was found about sixty feet from the tank.  A…

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Allegheny, Clarion River Flood Warnings Lifted; Oil Creek Ice Levels Shrink

As we rebounded from Thursday morning’s single-digit temperatures and near 20-below wind chill factor readings, the National Weather Service was lifting the Flood Warnings they had posted late Wednesday for the Allegheny River near Parker and the Clarion River near Cooksburg. Among other potential problems being monitored Wednesday was the break-up of a month-long ice…

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Ice Fisherman Rescued From Kahle Lake

Officials in northern Clarion County say a man was taken to the hospital after his rescue from the ice on Kahle Lake on Wednesday. Apparently the unidentified man was ice fishing when he took a fall on the lake ice.  Other fishermen took the injured party off the lake by the use of a sled.…

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Two Injured In Separate Sugarcreek Borough Crashes

Two women have been injured in a pair of separate one-vehicle crashes in Sugarcreek Borough. Police say 44 year-old Heidi Hummel, from Franklin, had to be extricated from her truck Tuesday night after the vehicle left Sugarcreek Drive, hit the guide wire for a utility pole, traveled over a bank and rolled onto its side. The…

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