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Spurs Win Another NBA Final Opener, Defeating Miami 110-95

Playing in sweltering conditions due to a malfunctioning air conditioning system on their home court at the AT&T Center on Thursday night, the San Antonio Spurs defeated the defending champion Miami Heat 110-95 in the first game of the NBA championship series. With the win, the Spurs continued a streak in which they have never lost…

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Undefeated Martinsburg Central Ousts Franklin In PIAA Baseball Quarterfinals

Undefeated District 6 champion Martinsburg Central used an 8-run sixth inning to knock D-10 champ Franklin out of the PIAA “AA” high school baseball playoffs on Thursday in a 17-7, six-inning victory in the state quarterfinal round in a game played at Kuntz Field in Punxsutawney. Dragons shortstop Austin Cunningham and right fielder Mike Mock…

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Cranberry Knocked Out By Bishop McCort In The PIAA Baseball Quarterfinals

District 6 champion Bishop McCort used five stolen bases to help them score three first-inning runs on Thursday afternoon, and utilized the successful start to work out a 7-2 win over Cranberry in the quarterfinal round of the PIAA “A” high school baseball tournament in a game played at the Burkett Complex in Robinson Township.…

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PIAA Baseball And Softball Quarterfinals – Thursday’s Results

PIAA High School Baseball Tournament Quarterfinal Results  -  Thursday, June 5   “A” Bishop McCort 7, Cranberry 2 Elk County Catholic 10, Carmichaels 0 Devon Prep 12, Canton 1 Schuylkill Haven 12, Juniata Valley 5   “AA” Martinsburg Central 17, Franklin 7  (6 inns.) Northwestern 8, Bedford 1 Neumann Goretti 1, Bloomsburg 0 Loyalsock Township 4, Notre Dame –…

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Pennsylvania Hunting Licenses Go On Sale Monday

The Pennsylvania Game Commission reminds us that hunting and furtaker licenses for the 2014-2015 seasons go on sale on Monday (June 9).  They add that license fees remain unchanged — still at prices established in 1999. All Game Commission region offices, the commission’s Harrisburg headquarters and more than 600 issuing agents sell the licenses over the…

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Hearing Held On Proposal To Merge State Game And Fish-and-Boat Commissions

There are people, including some state lawmakers, who think the Pennsylvania Game Commission should be merged with the state’s Fish & Boat Commission. A state House committee heard testimony on the issue on Wednesday. At an informational meeting held by the House Game and Fisheries Committee, the topic was House Resolution 129, which directed the…

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House Committee Votes For Immediate Expansion Of Medicaid In Pennsylvania

A state House committee has voted for the immediate expansion of Medicaid in Pennsylvania, but Radio PA News reports the action could be largely symbolic. On a 12-to-11 vote, the House Human Services Committee passed a measure that would force a Medicaid expansion in the state.  Republican lawmaker Gene DiGirolomo introduced the bill, and he…

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Plan Unveiled To Reform Public Pensions In Pennsylvania

A state lawmaker has unveiled a proposal to reform the public pension system in Pennsylvania. The plan would place a cap on the amount of future retiree benefits and combine it with a 401(k)-style defined contribution plan.  State Representative Mike Tobash, who is spearheading the effort, tells Radio PA News the savings would ensure that…

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Venango College Names Colleen McAleer Interim Executive Dean

Clarion University officials have named Colleen McAleer interim executive dean for the school’s Venango College in Oil City. Effective July 1, McAleer will assume the post for one year, replacing Christopher Reber, while the search for a replacement dean is undertaken.  Reber is leaving the school later this month to assume the job as president…

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State House Votes To Approve Official State Weapon And Official State Aircraft

The state House of Representatives voted Wednesday to name the Pennsylvania long rifle the state’s official weapon and the Piper J-3 Cub Pennsylvania’s official aircraft. Among the few lawmakers opposing the bill was Philadelphia Democrat Mark Cohen, who noted that official status has not been given in the past to commercial products.  Cohen’s main concern, though, involves…

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