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McCutchen Homers In Bucs’ 6-5 Win Over Phillies

Andrew McCutchen slammed his third home run of the spring on Friday afternoon, and the Pittsburgh Pirates pulled out a 6-5 Grapefruit League baseball win over the Philadelphia Phillies at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida. McCutchen and Travis Snider both recorded two hits for the Pirates (9-6-2).  McCutchen is now 12-for-22 (.524) this spring. Pittsburgh…

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MegaMillions Jackpot Zooms To $400 Million For Tuesday

Game officials say no one hit the jackpot in Friday night’s drawing of the MegaMillions Lottery, so the estimated annuity value of the jackpot for the Tuesday night drawing (March 18) has been hiked to $400 million. The one-time cash value of the prize is estimated at $224.8 million.  Friday’s jackpot would have been worth about $353…

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PennDOT Urges Caution Around Pothole Patchers

PennDOT officials are advising motorists that, with spring thaws finally arriving, pothole patching crews will be busy at work around the state. The job normally involves a PennDOT vehicle stationed on the side of a highway, lights flashing or revolving, and crews quickly filling potholes with patching material each time traffic clears.  Then, they move…

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Herb Bigley And Scott Walters Named Franklin Chamber Men-Of-The-Year

In a departure from the traditional laurels given to a man- and a woman-of-the-year, the Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce has named Herb Bigley and Scott Walters, Sr. as their Men-of-the-Year. Bigley and Walters were honored at the Chamber’s annual dinner held Thursday night.  Both men were lauded for their contributions to youth and to numerous…

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Patterson, Zanna Pace Pitt Past Wake Forest In ACC Tournament Debut

Lamar Patterson scored 24 points on Thursday and Talib Zanna added 17, leading Pitt (24-8) past Wake Forest 84-55 in the Panthers’ Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament debut in Greensboro, North Carolina. The win moved #5 Pitt (24-8) into the tourney quarterfinals where they will face 4th-seed North Carolina (23-8) at 2:30 PM Friday.  Coverage will…

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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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