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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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Allmendinger Edges Ambrose At Watkins Glen; Stewart Sits Out Race After Fatal Incident At New York Dirt Track

A.J. Allmendinger out-sprinted Saturday’s Nationwide series winner, Marcos Ambrose, to the finish line on Sunday afternoon to win the NASCAR Cheez-It 355 at the Glen at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, New York. The victory is expected to make Allmendinger eligible for the Chase for the Sprint Cup title series. In a race that…

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McIlroy Wins Second PGA Championship, Fourth Major; Mickelson Gets Ninth Major Runner-Up Nod

Rory McIlroy surged back from three shots down at the turn on Sunday, finishing with a 3-under-par 68 and edging Phil Mickelson by one stroke at the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville. It was McIlroy’s second win at the PGA Championship, and he joins Bobby Jones, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods as the…

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Steelers Lose Preseason Opener; Pittsburgh Scores On Defensive TD, Three Field Goals In 20-16 Defeat To NY Giants

In a game in which they failed to score an offensive touchdown, the Pittsburgh Steelers dropped the first of their four preseason games Saturday night, losing 20-16 to the New York Giants in a contest played on the Giants’ turf in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Pittsburgh rookie Howard Jones scored his team’s only touchdown, scooping…

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