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Poll Respondents Support Marcellus Drilling, But Snub Corbett For His Support

A Quinnipiac University survey shows that potential Pennsylvania voters support continued drilling in the Marcellus shale region, but that many say they are less likely to vote for Governor Tom Corbett for re-election after he recently approved the expansion of drilling under state parks and forests. The poll results show that 58 percent of its respondents…

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Steelers Sign Top Draft Pick Ryan Shazier

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Thursday they have signed their top draft pick, linebacker Ryan Shazier from Ohio State. As is the norm for first-round selections in the NFL draft, Shazier signed a four-year contract.  Financial terms were not released. The Steelers have now signed six of their nine 2014 draft selections. Shazier played 39 games…

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Pirates Draft High School Shortstop Cole Tucker With 1st-Round Pick

The Pittsburgh Pirates began Major League Baseball’s first-year player draft on Thursday night by selecting high school shortstop Cole Tucker with the number-24 overall selection. Tucker is wrapping up his senior year at Mountain Pointe High School in the Phoenix, Arizona area.  Known for speed and defense, Tucker also hit .404 this year with 30…

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Spurs Win Another NBA Final Opener, Defeating Miami 110-95

Playing in sweltering conditions due to a malfunctioning air conditioning system on their home court at the AT&T Center on Thursday night, the San Antonio Spurs defeated the defending champion Miami Heat 110-95 in the first game of the NBA championship series. With the win, the Spurs continued a streak in which they have never lost…

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Undefeated Martinsburg Central Ousts Franklin In PIAA Baseball Quarterfinals

Undefeated District 6 champion Martinsburg Central used an 8-run sixth inning to knock D-10 champ Franklin out of the PIAA “AA” high school baseball playoffs on Thursday in a 17-7, six-inning victory in the state quarterfinal round in a game played at Kuntz Field in Punxsutawney. Dragons shortstop Austin Cunningham and right fielder Mike Mock…

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Cranberry Knocked Out By Bishop McCort In The PIAA Baseball Quarterfinals

District 6 champion Bishop McCort used five stolen bases to help them score three first-inning runs on Thursday afternoon, and utilized the successful start to work out a 7-2 win over Cranberry in the quarterfinal round of the PIAA “A” high school baseball tournament in a game played at the Burkett Complex in Robinson Township.…

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PIAA Baseball And Softball Quarterfinals – Thursday’s Results

PIAA High School Baseball Tournament Quarterfinal Results  -  Thursday, June 5   “A” Bishop McCort 7, Cranberry 2 Elk County Catholic 10, Carmichaels 0 Devon Prep 12, Canton 1 Schuylkill Haven 12, Juniata Valley 5   “AA” Martinsburg Central 17, Franklin 7  (6 inns.) Northwestern 8, Bedford 1 Neumann Goretti 1, Bloomsburg 0 Loyalsock Township 4, Notre Dame –…

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Pennsylvania Hunting Licenses Go On Sale Monday

The Pennsylvania Game Commission reminds us that hunting and furtaker licenses for the 2014-2015 seasons go on sale on Monday (June 9).  They add that license fees remain unchanged — still at prices established in 1999. All Game Commission region offices, the commission’s Harrisburg headquarters and more than 600 issuing agents sell the licenses over the…

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Hearing Held On Proposal To Merge State Game And Fish-and-Boat Commissions

There are people, including some state lawmakers, who think the Pennsylvania Game Commission should be merged with the state’s Fish & Boat Commission. A state House committee heard testimony on the issue on Wednesday. At an informational meeting held by the House Game and Fisheries Committee, the topic was House Resolution 129, which directed the…

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House Committee Votes For Immediate Expansion Of Medicaid In Pennsylvania

A state House committee has voted for the immediate expansion of Medicaid in Pennsylvania, but Radio PA News reports the action could be largely symbolic. On a 12-to-11 vote, the House Human Services Committee passed a measure that would force a Medicaid expansion in the state.  Republican lawmaker Gene DiGirolomo introduced the bill, and he…

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