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Kershaw Throws No-Hitter In L.A.

The Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw (7-2; 2.52 ERA) became the latest Major League pitcher to throw a no-hitter, blanking the Colorado Rockies 8-0 on Wednesday night in Los Angeles. Kershaw missed by one batter completing a perfect game.  Teammate Hanley Ramirez allowed the Rockies’ Corey Dickerson to reach base because of his throwing error, starting the seventh inning,…

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11-4 Pirates Loss Includes Controversial Ruling On Home Plate Force Play; Polanco Makes Pittsburgh Baseball History

The Cincinnati Reds exploded for seven runs in a marathon third-inning that included a controversial reversal of a force play call at home plate and the subsequent ejection of Pirates manager Clint Hurdle, and shook off a later 75-minute rain delay to win 11-4 on Wednesday night at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. The Reds’ Billy…

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New Storms Hit Oil Region; Several Roads Are Closed By Flooding, Landslides

Power outages caused by the latest round of storms to strike the Oil Region were described as sporadic, but the reports of downed trees, flooded highways and even closed roads were numerous. The rain also created landslides along highways in Kennerdell and Rockland.  PennDOT expects Belmar Road in Sandycreek Township to be closed through the…

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Identities Of Riders Released In Sunday’s ATV Crash; Prospect Man Hospitalized In Erie

State Police officials have just now released the identities of the two men involved in a serious all-terrain vehicle crash that occurred outside of Oil City in Cornplanter Township on Sunday afternoon. Accident investigators now say the ATV carrying the two men was being operated on Berry Road when it slammed into a large tree that had…

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Judge Kills Challenge To Pennsylvania’s No Hunting On Sunday Law

A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit filed by a sportsmen’s group challenging Pennsylvania’s ban on most Sunday hunting. U.S. Middle District Judge Yvette Kane ruled that there is no basis to the claim that hunting is a constitutional right protected by the Second Amendment under the right to bear arms.  Kane also ruled…

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State Senate Votes To Create Lyme Disease Task Force

The state Senate voted unanimously on Wednesday to create a task force to deal with Lyme disease in Pennsylvania. The Senate bill has already been approved by the House, so it now goes to Governor Corbett for his signature. The task force will be empowered to help the state’s Department of Health track Lyme disease…

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Governor Gets Bills Regarding Incentives For Military Health Officers, Reduced Hunting & Fishing Licenses For Disabled Vets

Governor Tom Corbett has received legislation introduced by state Senator Scott Hutchinson, from Oil City, that is intended to help the Pennsylvania National Guard recruit and retain medical professionals. Senate Bill 403, which received final legislative approval on Wednesday, would use funding from the state’s Educational Assistance Program to encourage medical officers to continue service…

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Steelers Sign 2nd-Round Pick Stephon Tuitt; All Nine Pittsburgh Draft Selections Now Have Contracts

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Wednesday they have signed second-round draft pick Stephon Tuitt, a defensive end who played at Ohio State. The announcement means all nine of the Steelers’ 2014 draft selections now have contracts. Tuitt (6-5; 303 lbs.) played in 35 games, starting 29 at OSU.  He recorded 127 tackles, 25 tackles-for-losses, 21.5 sacks and…

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Corbett Again Says, No New Revenue Sources Until There Is Public Pension Reform

With a state budget gap approaching one-and-a-half million dollars and now just two weeks remaining before the end of the fiscal year, budget talks are in high gear, but still behind closed doors, at the state Capitol. Meanwhile, Governor Tom Corbett says any spending plan must include public pension reform. On the Radio PA News…

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Dave Joyner, Penn State AD, Announces Retirement

Penn State University officials confirmed Tuesday the retirement announcement of athletic director Dave Joyner. The decision becomes effective August 1.  School president Eric Barron will name a search committee to find Joyner’s successor. Joyner was named acting athletic director in November, 2011 and later fulltime AD.  Under his direction, Penn State hired Bill O’Brien as football coach,…

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