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Greinke pitches Diamondbacks past Pirates 7-2

Jun. 23, 2018 8:45 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Zack Greinke pitched six scoreless innings, staying in through two rain delays, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-2 on Saturday for their third consecutive win. Paul Goldschmidt homered for NL West-leading Arizona, and David Peralta drove in two runs. Goldschmidt...

Dockal scores twice as Union beat Whitecaps 4-0, snap skid

Jun. 23, 2018 7:26 PM EDT

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Borek Dockal scored twice, Ilson Pereira had a goal and an assist and the Philadelphia Union beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 4-0 on Saturday to snap a two-game losing streak. Philadelphia had nearly 60-percent possession and outshot the Whitecaps 25-2, including 11-0 on target. Dockal...

Report: Officer left university job after case there dropped

Jun. 23, 2018 5:55 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania police officer who fired the shots that killed a teenager fleeing a traffic stop left his previous job with a university police force about a month after prosecutors dropped a case against three men he'd filed charges against. East Pittsburgh Officer Michael Rosfeld, who...

Pence stops in Pennsylvania to stump for Rothfus

Jun. 23, 2018 4:36 PM EDT

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence made a stop in Pennsylvania to support third-term Republican Rep. Keith Rothfus's congressional campaign. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that Pence told about 100 supporters at a hotel in Moon Township near Pittsburgh that they must back Rothfus...

Landslide topples Pittsburgh telephone poles, utility lines

Jun. 23, 2018 2:22 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Officials in western Pennsylvania say another in a series of landslides over the past few months has brought down several telephone poles and utility lines in a Pittsburgh neighborhood. Allegheny County officials said in a Twitter post Saturday that the landslide in the city's Overbrook...

$5,000 reward offered for information in boy's hit-run death

Jun. 23, 2018 1:40 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Officials say a $5,000 reward is being offered for information in the hit-and-run accident that killed a 5-year-old boy in west Philadelphia. Police say Xavier Moy was struck just after 4 p.m. Friday and rushed to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where he was pronounced dead less...

Early budget deal maybe a milestone for deficits, school aid

Jun. 23, 2018 10:23 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — WT Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and the Republican-controlled Legislature have wrapped up budget legislation a week before Pennsylvania state government's new fiscal year starts, an about-face after three years of protracted partisan fights over spending. Besides that, the budget perhaps...

Man gets 65 to life in drug-related slayings

Jun. 23, 2018 10:14 AM EDT

BEAVER, Pa. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 65 years to life in what western Pennsylvania prosecutors called a drug deal robbery that claimed two lives. The Beaver County Times reports that 19-year-old Lawrence Reddick Jr. was sentenced Friday on convictions including first- and second-degree murder,...

Woman killed, 3 others injured in drive-by near Pittsburgh

Jun. 23, 2018 9:43 AM EDT

MUNHALL, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a drive-by shooting killed a woman and injured three other people in a borough near Pittsburgh. Allegheny County police say a sedan had stopped to let a passenger out in Munhall when another vehicle pulled alongside and someone inside began...

'Family first, then hunting': Son helps father with passion

Jun. 23, 2018 3:06 AM EDT

SMOCK, Pa. (AP) — As soon as Matthew Howser learned to walk, he learned to help his father scout during hunting season on their family farm in Smock. On a recent Monday, Matthew helped his dad, Vaughn Howser walk up a ramp to the tree stand he built as a Father's Day present a few years ago, when a rare...