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PennDOT Unveils YouTube Videos On Pedestrian Safety

State Transportation Secretary Barry Schoch says PennDOT has unveiled a series of four new videos, available on YouTube, which are aimed at promoting awareness about pedestrian safety. The videos are intended for elementary and middle school students, their parents, and young or first-time drivers.  They target various stages of learning about pedestrian safety or driver…

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Yoenis Cespedes Wins Baseball’s Home Run Derby

Oakland Athletics slugger Yoenis Cespedes became the first non-All-Star to win Major League Baseball’s All-Star week Home Run Derby by blasting 32 homers, including 17 in the first round, out of Citi Field in New York on Monday night. Cespedes beat out 20 year-old Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper in the final round of the…

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Proper To Stand Trial In Murders Of Grandparents

An Oil City teenager will stand trial in the murders of his grandparents in the Franklin area last October. In Venango County Court on Monday, President Judge Oliver Lobaugh ruled there has been enough evidence presented to try 13 year-old Zachary Proper in the case. Proper is the suspect in the shooting deaths of George…

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Voter ID Law Trial Begins

The trial for Pennsylvania’s Voter I-D Law began on Monday, a proceedings in which a state judge will be deciding the constitutionality of a law requiring voters to show photo identification before they cast ballots at polling places. The first two witnesses were senior citizens, both with mobility problems, who said they can get to…

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State House Approves Budget’s Fiscal Code

The state House of Representatives returned to Harrisburg on Monday long enough to approve an amended fiscal code, guaranteeing the money allocated in Pennsylvania’s 2013-2014 fiscal year budget. After having begun their summer recess following the passage and enactment of the budget on June 30, the House was forced to return to approve a fiscal code…

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Pirates Trade Alderson For Versatile Right-Handed Hitter Russ Canzler

The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded a former number-one draft choice to the Baltimore Orioles for right-handed hitter Russ Canzler, who can play first or third base and the outfield. Canzler played this season for the Orioles’ “AAA” affiliate in Norfolk, hitting 11 home runs and recording 49 RBIs in 86 games.  A 27 year-old Hazleton…

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Mets End Bucs’ Winning Streak At 3 With 4-2 Win At PNC Park

The New York Mets (41-50) scored three times Sunday afternoon off Pittsburgh rookie starter Gerrit Cole (4-3; 3.89 ERA), and held on for a 4-2 victory, salvaging the final game of a three-game series at PNC Park in Pittsburgh and snapping a three-game winning streak by the Pirates. Pittsburgh (56-37) recorded nine hits, but left…

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Brian Vickers Wins At New Hampshire

Brian Vickers, who competed for the Chase for the Cup in 2009 but had only won two career Sprint Cup races, captured NASCAR’s New Hampshire 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire under a green-white checkered flag finish on Sunday. Vickers competed in only eight Sprint Cup races last season, but held…

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Pirates’ Melancon Added To National League All-Star Squad

Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Mark Melancon was among the players added to the National League squad for Major League Baseball’s annual All-Star game to be played Tuesday night at Citi Field in New York. Melancon and several others were added to the two All-Star squads to replace injured players and pitchers who had started games…

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Spieth, Mickelson, Perry Are Weekend Golf Winners

Jordan Spieth, at age 19, won the John Deere Classic on Sunday and became the youngest winner on the PGA Tour since Ralph Guldahl captured the Santa Monica Classic in 1931. Spieth just turned pro in December following his freshman season at the University of Texas.  He defeated defending champion Zach Johnson and David Hearn…

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