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DEP Study Shows Little Potential For Radiation Exposure From Oil And Gas Development

A new study conducted by the state Department of Environmental Protection finds little risk for exposure to radiation from drilling for oil and natural gas. The study was conducted by the DEP beginning in January, 2013.  It has concluded that there is little potential for harm to workers or the public from radiation exposure due to…

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Eighteen Grants Awarded For Natural Gas Vehicle Conversion

Eighteen companies, organizations and partnerships statewide will benefit from grants to make the switch to natural gas for their heavy-duty fleet vehicles. The Natural Gas Vehicle Conversion Grants total about $7.3 million. Eligible vehicles for the program include those fueled with compressed or liquefied natural gas, or bi-fuel vehicles weighing 14,000 pounds or more. Department…

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Patriots, Seahawks Advance To Super Bowl With Conference Championship Victories

The New England Patriots will meet the defending champion Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX after wins by both teams Sunday in the NFL’s conference championship matchups. Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount ran for three scores as New England manhandled Indianapolis 45-7 in the AFC championship, while Seattle rebounded from a 16-0 deficit…

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NFL Conference Championship Results – Sunday, Jan. 18

NFL Conference Championship Results (Both games played on Sunday, January 18)   NFC CHAMPIONSHIP Seattle 28, Green Bay 22  (OT)   AFC CHAMPIONSHIP New England 45, Indianapolis 7   The Super Bowl will be played on Sunday, February 1 at 6:30 PM in Glendale, Arizona.

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Jimmy Walker Wins Sony Open At Waialae

Jimmy Walker capped off a tremendous golfing weekend with a 7-under-par 63 on Sunday, winning the Sony Open by nine strokes at the Waialae Country Club Course in Hawaii. Walker finished at 23-under-par 257 (66-66-62-63), and won $1.008 million. Scott Piercy finished second at -14, and Matt Kuchar, Harris English and Gary Woodland tied for…

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New York Teams Complete Weekend Sweep Over Pittsburgh’s Penguins

Rick Nash and Derek Stepan both scored twice on Sunday at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh as the New York Rangers defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2, completing a weekend sweep by teams from the Big Apple over the squad from the Steel City. The New York Islanders beat the Pens 6-3 in Uniondale, New York…

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Artis, Wright Lead Pitt To 70-65 Win Over Georgia Tech

Jamel Artis and Cam Wright both scored 20 points on Saturday as the Pitt Panthers (13-5; 3-2 ACC) defeated Georgia Tech (9-8; 0-5) in ACC play at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh. Michael Young added 16 points, while backup forward Robert Sampson paced the Yellow Jackets with 16. Georgia Tech won the rebounding battle…

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Newbill Scores 37, But Penn State Loses In OT To Purdue

D.J. Newbill scored 37 points, but the feat was not enough to avoid an 84-77 overtime loss to Purdue on Saturday at the Bryce Jordan Center. No other Nittany Lions player reached double figures, and Penn State fell to 0-5 in Big Ten Conference play (12-6 overall). Starting guard Kendall Stephens led Purdue with 22…

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Pennsylvania’s New Governor To Be Sworn In Tuesday

York County businessman Tom Wolf will be sworn into office on Tuesday (Jan. 20) as Pennsylvania’s new Governor. The occasion will mark the end of the one-term administration for Governor Tom Corbett, and a switch from a Republican to a Democrat in the state’s top office in Harrisburg.  Wolf, however, will be facing a Republican-controlled state…

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Townville Woman Hurt In Weekend Fire; Armstrong Road Home Is Completely Destroyed

A Townville woman spent the weekend in the hospital after a fire destroyed her home on Friday afternoon. Patty Burger was released from a Pittsburgh hospital on Sunday. The fire, apparently having started near a wood stove, leveled Burger’s home on Armstrong Road.  Burger was reportedly rescued by neighbors who brought a ladder and helped…

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