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Longtime Pirates usher Phil Coyne dies at 102

Apr. 09, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Phil Coyne, who spent more than 80 years ushering Pittsburgh Pirates fans to their seats through varying stages of success and failure by the team, has died. He was 102. The team said Coyne died Friday. No cause of death was given. ...

Authorities: Face mask dispute preceded shooting at tavern

Apr. 09, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

MILLCREEK TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — A man who was thrown out of a bar after he allegedly harassed another patron for wearing a face mask and acted aggressively toward others later tried to get back in while armed with a gun but was stopped by another patron, authorities said. ...

Slain South Carolina doctor wrote of faith, life's fragility

Apr. 09, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Robert Lesslie — the South Carolina physician and author who authorities say was killed, along with three family members and a repairman, by former NFL player Phillip Adams — frequently wrote of the fragility of life and a deep-seated Christian faith that guided...

Officials: Forest fires burn nearly 500 acres at state park

Apr. 09, 2021 12:40 PM EDT

OHIOPYLE, Pa. (AP) — Two forest fires at a state park in western Pennsylvania burned nearly 500 acres of woodlands before they were extinguished early Friday. The fires broke out Thursday at opposite ends of Ohiopyle State Park in Fayette County. A...

Group tallies cost of reducing bay pollution from Pa.

Apr. 09, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

An environmental group says that Pennsylvania would have to spend more than $500 million a year to meet a looming deadline for reducing pollution that flows into the Chesapeake Bay. The York Daily Record reported this week that the group is called PennFuture. It has made...

'How many of us will be left?' Catholic nuns face loss, pain

Apr. 09, 2021 07:40 AM EDT

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — At the front desk, the kindly nun who greeted visitors is missing, and in the chapel, where stained glass paints the walls with pastels, she no longer waves hello from the last pew on the left. In the convent’s living room, Sister Mary Evelyn Labik isn’t resting...

'How many of us will be left?' Catholic nuns face loss, pain

Apr. 09, 2021 00:20 AM EDT

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — The nuns’ daily email update was overtaken by news of infections. Ambulances blared into the driveways of their convents. Prayers for the sick went unanswered, prayers for the dead grew monotonous and, their cloistered world suddenly caving in, some of the...

Authorities: NFL player Phillip Adams killed 5, then himself

Apr. 08, 2021 23:20 PM EDT

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Former NFL player Phillip Adams fatally shot five people, including a prominent doctor, his wife and their two grandchildren before killing himself early Thursday. York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson told a news conference that investigators had not...

Nelson leads Islanders to 3-2 shootout win over Flyers

Apr. 08, 2021 23:05 PM EDT

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Brock Nelson scored in regulation and got the only goal in a five-round shootout to give the New York Islanders a 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night. Jordan Eberle also scored and Ilya Sorokin made 25 saves as the Islanders won...

Speedy Claxton promoted to head coach at alma mater Hofstra

Apr. 08, 2021 22:48 PM EDT

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Speedy Claxton is taking over as basketball coach at Hofstra, where he starred as a point guard in the late 1990s and has served as an assistant for the past seven years. Claxton was introduced Thursday by the Long Island-based Colonial Athletic...