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Bill Would Allow More Volunteer Fire Companies To Obtain Liquor Licenses

A bill approved in the state House would allow more volunteer fire companies in Pennsylvania to obtain liquor licenses to raise money through the sales of alcoholic beverages at events held on their properties. Under current law, counties are not permitted to issue more liquor licenses once their particular quotas are met.  The new measure…

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Pennsylvania Turnpike Tolls To Climb Again In 2015

Travelers on the Pennsylvania Turnpike will pay five percent more in tolls next year. The increase will cover both cash customers and those who use the EZPass system. Turnpike fees have risen each year this decade, but this will mark the first time since 2011 that rates will climb by the same percentage for all…

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Pennsylvania’s New Budget May Be Late

The work calendar for state lawmakers negotiating a new Pennsylvania budget could be longer than usual. House and Senate Republican leaders are not expected to meet the end-of-June budget deadline.  Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pillegi told Radio PA News lawmakers should be prepared to miss it by at least a week. The state faces a…

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Seneca Man Gets Up To Five Years In Prison For Involuntary Manslaughter Plea In Drug Overdose Death

A Seneca man has been sentenced to up to five years in state prison for his guilty plea to one count of involuntary manslaughter for supplying the drug with which an Oil City man overdosed and died. 24 year-old Jarrod Goheen settled for a plea bargain Monday, just before his trial was to have begun…

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Two Bridges On Route 666 In Forest County Remain Closed After Friday’s Flooding

PennDOT said late Monday that two bridges on Route 666 in Forest County remained closed due to damage from flooding which occurred on Friday. PennDOT spokesman Jim Carroll says the bridges span Bobbs Creek, west of Mayburg in Kingsley Township, and Porcupine Run, west of Minister Road in Howe Township.  Detours have been posted. The…

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McCutchen Named National League Player-of-the-Week

Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen was named National League Player-of-the-Week on Monday. McCutchen led the league last week with four home runs, 13 RBI’s, 30 total bases and a 1.034 slugging percentage.  He hit .483 with a .559 on-base percentage, also league-leading numbers. “Cutch” recorded multi-hit games in all of his team’s games during…

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Sub Scores Game-Winner In U.S. Win Over Ghana In World Cup Opener

For the first time in the 84-year history of United States competition in World Cup soccer tournaments, covering 30 games, a substitute player scored Monday night, and that sub was responsible for the game-winning goal in a 2-1 U.S. victory over Ghana in their 2014 World Cup opener in Natal, Brazil. 21 year-old John Brooks…

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Baseball Hall-of-Famer Tony Gwynn Dies At Age 54

Eight-time National League batting champion Tony Gwynn has died at the age of 54. Gwynn had been on medical leave from his job as the baseball coach at San Diego State since late March while undergoing treatments for cancer. In 20 seasons with the San Diego Padres, Gwynn posted a .338 career batting average and…

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Spurs Claim 5th NBA Championship

The San Antonio Spurs clinched their fifth NBA championship in six tries in the finals on Sunday night with a 104-87 home win over the defending champion Miami Heat. Kawhi Leonard scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, earning the series Most Valuable Player award in the process. The Spurs won this year’s best-of-seven final…

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Kaymer Wins U.S. Open In Wire-To-Wire Performance

29 year-old German Martin Kaymer led “wire-to-wire” and won the U.S. Open golf championship at Pinehurst #2 in North Carolina. Kaymer fashioned a one-over-par 69 in Sunday’s final round to finish the four-day affair at 9-under-par 271, and defeat Rickie Fowler and Erik Compton by eight strokes apiece.  He missed by one stroke becoming the…

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