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June 17, 2013

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— Your ook at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Monday.

ENGLAND’S JUSTIN ROSE TAKES FIRST MAJOR AT U.S. OPEN, WHILE MICKELSON IS RUNNER-UP AGAIN ...

Sunday’s finish marked the sixth time that Phil Mickelson finished second as two double bogeys canceled out his eagle on the 10th hole.

... AND NOBODY BEAT ‘TOO OLD’, ‘TOO SHORT’ MERION GOLF CLUB

Some players and most pundits didn’t believe the suburban Philadelphia course could stand up to the world’s best golfers. But Rose won the tournament at 1-over par, meaning nobody beat the course which last hosted the national championship in 1981.

MAN SLAIN ON FATHER’S DAY WHEN HE TRIES TO STOP WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA BANK ROBBERY SUSPECT

Police were still searching for the man who robbed a Citzens Bank branch inside a Giant Eagle in Washington County on Sunday afternoon. Police say the robber also fatally shot 46-year-old Vincent Kelley who tried to stop the suspect from driving away.

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS’ SIDNEY CROSBY GETS HIGHER PRAISE FROM PEERS THAN THE MEDIA

Crosby won the NHL’s Ted Lindsay award, as the league’s best player, which is voted on by his fellow players. But Washington’s Alexander Ovechkin won the Hart Trophy as Most Valuable Player, which is voted on by sportswriters.

JUSTICE DELAYED: PRELIMINARY HEARING POSTPONED FOR FORMER PENNSYLVANIA TURNPIKE COMMISSION EMPLOYEE IN ALLEGED PAY-TO-PLAY SCHEME

Today’s hearing for Melvin Shelton has been postponed until September. Shelton is charged with acting more like a Democratic party functionary than a “labor relations specialist.” Authorities say he pressured officials to rehire fired employees who were registered Democrats.

 

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