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Empty Netter Assists - 04-24-14

blogs.post-gazette.com — Playoff Stuff Penguins - Blue Jackets -Dave Molinari's recap from last night's game. " We let another one slip away. We're making it harder on ourselves than we need to, but I don't think we need to pout about it now." - Matt Niskanen. -The Columbus Dispatch's recap.
#Penguins Empty Netter Assists - 04-24-14: Playoff StuffPenguins - Blue Jackets -Dave Molinari's recap from ... bit.ly/QAIt0U
Today's EN Assists: Recapping #Penguins-#CBJ Game 4, Matt Cooke's suspension & the #Blackhawks + #Ducks tie things up bit.ly/1psOz2Y

A new Joe Paterno statue planned for State College

post-gazette.com — UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - A new Joe Paterno statue is in the works - just not on behalf of Penn State University. Pat Daugherty, owner of The Tavern, has agreed to let a bronze statue of Paterno be placed on the property in front of his restaurant in downtown State College.

Penguins blow three-goal lead, fall to Blue Jackets in overtime

post-gazette.com — COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Penguins blew a three-goal lead and fell to the Columbus Blue Jackets, 4-3, in overtime tonight at Nationwide Arena, leaving the teams' first-round playoff series tied at two games apiece. Nick Foligno scored the winning goal for the Blue Jackets at 2:49 of the first overtime.
RT @SWernerPG: Sure they're all rational & constructive. RT @PG_JerryMicco: Our breaker on Pens loss bit.ly/1nHGxia Already has 86 …

Trial ordered for former Pittsburgh mayoral candidate, wife over false 911 calls

post-gazette.com — A former Pittsburgh mayoral candidate and his wife were ordered to stand trial today on charges that they were involved in making more than 100 unnecessary phone calls to Allegheny County's 911 dispatch center. Abdula "A.J." Richardson, 37, and Felecia Richardson, 43, of Sheraden, appeared in court this afternoon for a preliminary hearing before District Judge James Hanley Jr.
Trial ordered for former Pittsburgh mayoral candidate, wife over false 911 calls @PittsburghPG -- post-gazette.com/local/city/201…

Pittsburgh police investigating suspicious package in Market Square

post-gazette.com — PIttsburgh emergency crews, including the bomb squad, are investigating a suspicious package in Market Square, city police spokeswoman Sonya Toler said. Crews responded at 6 p.m., an Allegheny County emergency dispatch supervisor said. The perimeter of the square is roped off, but pedestrians can mostly still walk around the area.

New Castle woman's body found in lake after boat capsized

post-gazette.com — Emergency divers this afternoon located the body of a New Castle woman whose boat capsized Tuesday night while she was fishing with her husband, state police said. Nancy List, 26, and Michael List, 29 had been in a small aluminum boat on a lake in the woods off Countyline Road in Scott Township when the boat overturned between 8 and 9 p.m., state police in New Castle said.

Franklin Regional stabbing victim released from hospital

post-gazette.com — A 17-year-old Franklin Regional Senior High School student hospitalized since the April 9 knife attack there was discharged early this afternoon. Junior Jared Boger, who underwent four surgeries, was among the most severely wounded with a knife in the chest and through the liver, just below his heart, doctors have said.
Search warrant, inventory detail items seized from locker of suspect in Franklin Regional stabbings via @molly_born - post-gazette.com/local/east/201…

5 indicted in massive identity-theft scheme

post-gazette.com — U.S. Attorney David Hickton today announced the indictments of five people from three states who are charged with conspiracy to commit fraud and aggravated identity theft in a scheme with 2,400 victims that cost the IRS $10 million. The defendants are all of Nigerian descent and some of the money was wired to that African country, according to officials.
RT @clarepolke: 5 indicted in massive identity-theft scheme Young people, PNC Bank among victims-bit.ly/1f6HpwU via @richelord #Pittsburgh

Penguins at Blue Jackets - 04-23-14

blogs.post-gazette.com — PREGAME -One of the good things about covering a playoff series at home and on the road is getting to know the other team a little bit better. During a regular season, you pretty much only get to interview another team's players at the morning skate and after the game and usually, the interviews are limited to immediate concerns involving that night's game.
Blog updated w/postgame thoughts. The first 59:36 of Marc-Andre Fleury's game was great. The rest was a nightmare: bit.ly/1iadaoo
#Penguins Penguins at Blue Jackets - 04-23-14: PREGAME {youtube}lv2Z7FQfXKE{/youtube} -One of the good things ... bit.ly/1iakuAt
Game blog up with some pregame thoughts on Jack Johnson, the Calder Trophy and Olli Maatta: bit.ly/1iadaoo

About the Blue Jackets - Game 4 - 04-23-14

blogs.post-gazette.com — A preview of the Blue Jackets. When and where: 7 p.m., EDT. Nationwide Arena. TV: Root Sports (Pittsburgh market), Fox Sports Ohio (Columbus market), NBC Sports Network (Rest of the United States), CBC, RDS. Leading postseason scorer: Jack Johnson, 4 points (3 goals, 1 assist). Last Game: 4-3 home loss in Game 3.
#Penguins About the Blue Jackets - Game 4 - 04-23-14: A preview of the Blue Jackets. When and where: 7 p.m., E... bit.ly/1jCxH1j

Springsteen coming back to play with Houserockers in May

post-gazette.com — Joe Grushecky and The Houserockers along with special guest Bruce Springsteen will be performing again in Pittsburgh at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, May 22nd and 23rd, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall in Oakland. Also appearing will be Milly featuring Seth and Johnny from the Composure.
Springsteen makes surprise announcement that he's coming back in May to play with the Houserockers post-gazette.com/ae/music/2014/…

Driller sells Canadian oil and gas assets to focus on Marcellus, Utica

powersource.post-gazette.com — Magnum Hunter Resources Corp. has sold off its remaining Canadian assets to focus on the Marcellus and Utica shale plays. The Houston, Texas-based driller said it sold a subsidiary whose assets are mainly oil and gas properties in Saskatchewan for $67.5 million - or $75 million Canadian - to an unnamed private Canadian company.
RT @PGPowerSource: So long, Saskatchewan.The good stuff is in the Marcellus and Utica: bit.ly/1noCHgE @StephanieRit

Student takes knives, stake to Pittsburgh elementary school

post-gazette.com — A student brought two pocket knives and a metal stake to school today, a spokeswoman for the Pittsburgh Public Schools said. Ebony Pugh said a student alerted a teacher to two pocket knives and a metal stake that were found inside a locker used by a girl in the second grade at Pittsburgh Mifflin PreK-8 in Lincoln Place.

Police search for leads in fatal Munhall shooting

post-gazette.com — Allegheny County police continued today to search for leads on the person or people who shot a Munhall teenager inside his home Monday night. Lt. Andrew Schurman said police were called to a house in the 1600 block of Martha Street about 9:25 p.m.
ICYMI - Neighbors said they heard gunfire in Munhall days before fatal shooting @PittsburghPG -- post-gazette.com/local/south/20…