Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

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Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

NORTH/STATE/CITY [Derived Headline]

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NORTH

Route 65 traffic squeeze begins, Emsworth to Avalon

Traffic on Route 65 was to be converted to a single-lane pattern overnight for the start of a $6.3 million resurfacing and improvement project, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced.

Inbound traffic will cross to the outbound side from Camp Horne Road in Emsworth to Locust Street in Avalon, with one 10-foot lane maintained in both directions, around the clock.

Five miles of Route 65 will be resurfaced in Emsworth, Ben Avon, Avalon and Bellevue. The project is scheduled for completion late this year.

STATE

Former Justice Orie Melvin appeals her conviction

Former state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin filed an appeal Monday in the Superior Court of Pennsylvania of her conviction on public corruption charges, court records show.

Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Lester G. Nauhaus sentenced Ms. Orie Melvin two weeks ago to serve three years' house arrest in her Marshall home after she was found guilty in February of six criminal counts, including three felonies.

He also ordered her to pay $55,000 in fines and more than $70,000 in additional costs, including a $25-per-day fee for an electronic monitoring system.

A hearing on the appeal has been scheduled for July 19 in the appellate court, according to court records.

U.S. judge hears arguments in Corbett suit against NCAA

A federal judge in Harrisburg said she'll decide in the next couple weeks whether to dismiss Gov. Tom Corbett's antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA over penalties against Penn State.

U.S. Judge Yvette Kane had pointed questions for both sides during a nearly two-hour hearing Monday.

Mr. Corbett says the NCAA went too far in getting Penn State to agree last summer to a $60 million fine, a multiyear ban on postseason football play and a temporary reduction in scholarships.

The university agreed to the sanctions over its handling of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal. Penn State isn't a party to the lawsuit.

Sandusky, the school's longtime assistant football coach, is serving a 30- to 60-year prison sentence after being convicted of 45 counts of child sexual abuse. …

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