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Pirates Use 4 Homers, 14 Hits To Beat Tigers 11-6

The Pittsburgh Pirates pounded 14 hits, including four home runs, and rebounded from a disappointing weekend with an 11-6 victory over the Detroit Tigers in the first game of a four-day, home-and-home interleague series played Monday night at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Travis Snider homered twice, and Russell Martin and Ike Davis went back-to-back in…

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McCutchen Placed On Disabled List, Retroactive To August 4

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced Monday they have placed starting center fielder and reigning National League MVP Andrew McCutchen on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 4. McCutchen has been sidelined with a rib cartilage injury.  He will be eligible to return to the Pirates’ lineup on August 19.  McCutchen was hitting .311 with 17…

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Helicopter Project To Identify Abandoned Oil And Gas Wells On State Land From The Air

The U.S. Department of Energy announced Monday that, starting Friday (8/15), helicopter surveillance will be used to identify long-abandoned oil and gas wells on certain state-owned public properties. Oil Creek State Park will be included in the project. The survey is sponsored by the Energy Department’s National Energy Technology Laboratory, and it is being conducted…

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West Nile Virus Case In Philadelphia County Is The State’s First Of 2014

Pennsylvania has reported its first likely case of West Nile Virus in a human this year. State health officials say its appears a Philadelphia County man who had been hospitalized earlier this summer had the disease.  The man has since recovered. The risk of infection from West Nile Virus is usually highest in August and…

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Oil City’s First Super Spectacular Saturday Will Feature “Margaritaville” Celebration

The Oil City Arts Council says its first annual Super Spectacular Saturday will be held Saturday evening (8/16) and will be presented as a “Margaritaville-themed celebration.” The evening in Justus Park will feature “Margaritaville headliners” Zoot Island from Pittsburgh. The event will also include fireworks, children’s activities, giveaways, a photo booth, hot dogs and homemade…

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New Marcellus Shale Severance Tax Proposal Would Fund State Pension Debt

There have been several proposals for a severance tax on natural gas extractions to fund education, roads or the environment.  A new proposal would dedicate funds to pension debt. Republican state Senator Tommy Tomlinson has proposed a Marcellus shale tax as a way of dealing with Pennsylvania’s public pension debt. Tomlinson explains that his plan would dedicate…

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Ag Progress Days Begin Tuesday In Centre County

With this year’s Venango County Fair now history, some in the agriculture world will immediately turn their attention to Penn State’s “Ag Progress Days,” starting Tuesday (8/12) in Centre County. Chuck Gill, with Penn State Ag Sciences, tells Radio PA News the event running through Thursday (8/14) will feature a wide array of displays and hands-on…

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Pennsylvania Team Heads To Little League World Series; Female Pitcher Lifts Taney To Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship

Philadelphia-based Taney Little League blanked Newark, Delaware 8-0 on Sunday night to capture the Little League Mid-Atlantic Regional championship in Bristol, Connecticut. Led by pitcher Mo’Ne Davis who pitched a complete-game three-hitter, Taney became the first Philadelphia city team to qualify for the Little League World Series, which will begin Thursday (8/14) at 1:00 PM in…

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Padres Beat Bucs 8-2, Win Another Series Over Pittsburgh At PNC Park

The string remains intact.  The San Diego Padres have never lost a series to the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. The Padres on Sunday shook off an early struggle to forge an 8-2 win over Pirates starter Charlie Morton (5-11) and two relievers in the rubber game of a three-game series.   Seth Smith…

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District 1 Softball All-Stars Take Third Place At Senior League World Series In Delaware

The District 1 Senior League (15-16 year-old) Softball All-Stars returned to western Pennsylvania over the weekend as third-place finishers in the Senior League World Series, held in Lower Sussex, Delaware. Following a 3-1 run through tournament pool play, the All-Stars from Edinboro, Cochranton and Saegertown dropped a 5-1 decision to Missoula, Montana in a semifinal…

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