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Gov. Wolf Announces Medicaid Expansion, Instead Of Gov. Corbett’s Healthy PA Plan

Governor Tom Wolf’s office on Monday officially announced Wolf’s move to throw out former Governor Tom Corbett’s Healthy PA initiative in favor of a more traditional Medicaid expansion. An administration spokesman says complications under the Corbett plan jeopardized coverage, so Wolf is directing the state’s Department of Human Services to ask the federal government to ignore it. …

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Pennsylvania’s Acting Physician General Addresses The Measles Issue

Pennsylvania’s top public health official is once again stressing the safety and effectiveness of the measles vaccine. Acting state Physician General Doctor Rachel Levine is urging parents to make sure they get their children vaccinated against the measles virus.  Levine tells Radio PA News that both a study from the 1990’s which linked the measles…

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Other State Lawmakers Propose Severance Tax On Natural Gas Drilling

Another group of state lawmakers has unveiled legislation to impose a severance tax on natural gas drilling in the Marcellus shale region. The prime sponsors of the bill are three Democrats from the Philadelphia area.  State Senator Art Haywood tells Radio PA News he is being joined by Senators Larry Farnese and Vincent Hughes in…

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Golfing Great Billy Casper Dies At Age 83

Golfing great Billy Casper has died at his home in Utah.  Casper was 83. Casper won 51 PGA Tour events, which places him seventh on the all-time list.  His three wins at Majors came in the U.S. Open tournaments in 1959 and 1966, and at the 1970 Masters. From 1962 through 1970, Casper won 33 times…

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879-Game Winner Dean Smith Dies At Age 83

Legendary North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith died at his home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on Saturday.  Smith was 83. Smith coached college hoops for 36 seasons, and when he retired, led all NCAA Division I coaches with 879 victories.  He led the Tar Heels to a pair of national championships (1982, 1993), to eleven Final…

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Penguins Alternate Shutout Win And Loss Over The Weekend

The Pittsburgh Penguins finished a three-game swing of western Canada on Saturday night, following a pair of shutout wins with a 5-0 loss at Vancouver. Canucks goaltender Ryan Miller (25-13-1) recorded his sixth shutout of the season, stopping 31 shots.  Alexandre Burrows. Bo Horvat, Zack Kassian, Shawn Matthias and Daniel Sedin scored for Vancouver (29-19-3).…

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Jason Day Wins 4-Way Playoff At Farmers Insurance Open

Jason Day parred the second extra hole to win what had begun as a four-way playoff at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines near San Diego. Day, J.B. Holmes, Scott Stallings and Harris English finished regulation play tied at 9-under-par-279, all one stroke better than Charles Howell III and Alex Prugh.  Stallings and English both…

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Oil City Man Jailed In Shooting Death Of His Wife

An Oil City man was arrested over the weekend and was charged in the shooting death of his wife at the couple’s home on Saturday night. Oil City Police say 49 year-old Jeffrey Goodman, Sr. is accused of killing Cathy Goodman by shooting her in the head with a hunting rifle.  Officials tell KQW the incident occurred…

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Pitt Pulls Out Comeback Home Victory Over Syracuse

The Pitt Panthers rebounded from a double-digit deficit on Saturday afternoon, and defeated visiting Syracuse 83-77 in an ACC contest played at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh. Jamel Artis paved the way with 20 points, and Sheldon Jeter came off the bench to score 18 after starting guard Cam Wright left the contest with…

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Penn State Beats Cold Nebraska Team; Newbill Becomes Nittany Lions’ 4th-Leading Scorer

The Penn State Nittany Lions (15-9; 3-8 Big Ten) took advantage of a cold-shooting Nebraska squad and defeated the visiting Cornhuskers 56-43 in a Big Ten Conference basketball game played Saturday at the Bryce Jordan Center in State College. Geno Thorpe paced PSU with 14 points, and D.J. Newbill moved into fourth place on the…

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