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UPDATED:6:45am — FRI – 4-9-2021

Two Forest Fires Break Out in Ohiopyle State Park

(Ohiopyle, PA)  —  Authorities are investigating the cause of two forest fires that broke out in Fayette County.  The fires occurred last night at the Ohiopyle State Park.  One blaze started near Dunbar Road and the other one burned through 200-plus acres in the Victoria Flats area near Rock Spring Road.  Several volunteer fire companies and the State Park and Bureau of Forestry helped battle the flames.  No injures have been reported.

Police Searching for Missing 12-Year-Old Girl from Pittsburgh’s East Liberty Neighborhood

(Pittsburgh, PA)  —  Police are asking the public for help with finding a missing 12-year-old girl from Pittsburgh’s East Liberty neighborhood.  Justice Roberts was last seen around 5 p.m. yesterday in East Liberty.  She is being described as a five-foot-one-inch tall Black girl with long braids and was last seen wearing black leggings, tie-dye Crocs and a black sweatshirt labeled “PINK”.  Anyone with any information on her whereabouts is being asked to contact the city police special victims unit.

New Giant Slide at Mammoth Park Set to Reopen this Year

(Mount Pleasant Township, PA)  —  Visitors at Mammoth Park are going to be able to enjoy the new Giant Slide again soon. Officials at the park in Mount Pleasant Township announced yesterday that the new complex that features two one-hundred-foot slides is expected to reopen June First.  The complex had to be shut down last year just a month after it was opened due to reports of injured children and adults.  Officials say additional safety precautions have been installed for the Giant Slide, which has been a fixture of the park since the mid-1970s.

Free Table Games Dealer School to Be Hosted by Live! Casino

(Greensburg, PA)  —  Live! Casino is going to be holding a free table games dealer school later this month.  Officials announced recently that classes at the school at Westmoreland Mall will start on April 19th.  Students will learn how to deal in carnival games like blackjack.  After finishing the course, students will be eligible to interview for a job with Live! Casino Pittsburgh.  You can check out Live! Casino Pittsburgh’s website to apply.

House Damaged by Fire in Wilkins Township

(Wilkins Township, PA)  —  Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire that damaged a home in Allegheny County.  The fire happened Wednesday night at a home on Alpine Boulevard in Wilkins Township.  Officials say the roof of the house partially collapsed as crews battled the flames.  No injures were reported as everyone inside was able to escape safely.

Pittsburgh Sports

UPDATED: 6:45am — FRI – 4-9-2021

Penguins Take Out Rangers

(New York, NY)  —  Tristan Jarry made 22 saves in the Penguins’ 5-2 win over the Rangers at Madison Square Garden.  Radim Zohorna, Jason Zucker, Evan Rodrigues, and Kris Letang each had a goal and an assist for Pittsburgh, which had allowed 15 goals in losing its previous two.  The Pens are 25-13-2 and play the Devils tonight and Sunday at New Jersey.

Pirates Lose Home Opener To Cubs

(Pittsburgh, PA)  —  Tyler Anderson yielded three runs on 10 hits, two of them homers, over five-plus innings in the Pirates’ 4-2 loss to the Cubs in the Pittsburgh home opener.  Dustin Fowler and Adam Frazier drove in the Pirates’ runs in the fourth.  Gregory Polanco had two hits, including a double, and scored a run in defeat.  The Pirates are off today.

Pirates Will Start Keller In Next Game

(Pittsburgh, PA)  —  Mitch Keller will be on the mound Saturday for the Pirates in the second game of their series against the Cubs.  In a Sunday start versus Chicago, Keller gave up three runs on four walks and two hits in three innings.  The Cubs counter with righty Zach Davies.

St. Cloud State, UMass Advance In Frozen Four

(Pittsburgh, PA)  —  St. Cloud State scored with 53.2 seconds left to beat Minnesota State 5-4 in the Frozen Four semifinals at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh.  The Huskies advance to their first even title game.  In the other semi,  UMass beat Minnesota Duluth 3-2 in overtime to reach the championship game.

Rose Takes Four-Shot Lead After Masters First Round

(Augusta, GA)  —  Justin Rose overcame two early bogeys to fire a seven-under 65 and grab the lead after the first round of The Masters.  He had an eagle and seven birdies over an 11-hole stretch and leads Brian Harman and Hideki Matsuyama by four shots.  Four others are tied at two-under.  Jordan Spieth is at one-over and defending champ Dustin Johnson is at two-over.  Rory McIlroy shot four-over par and hit his dad in the gallery.

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