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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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Pirate Lose In 10th Inning, Fail To Sweep Series In Miami

The Pittsburgh Pirates failed to hold new starter Vance Worley’s 2-0 lead, and dropped a 3-2, 10-inning decision to the Marlins on Sunday afternoon, failing in  an attempt to sweep a series in Miami for the first time since 1993. Former Pirate Casey McGehee drove in all three Miami runs, tying the score with a…

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Johnson Earns Third Victory In Four Races, First At Michigan

Six-time Sprint Cup series champion Jimmie Johnson posted his third victory in four weeks on Sunday, taking the checkered flag at NASCAR’s Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. It was Johnson’s first win in 25 starts at Michigan.  He outlasted polesitter Kevin Harvick to win by 1.214 seconds.  Brad Keselowski finished…

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New Fees Now In Effect For Pennsylvania’s Unconventional Gas Well Permits

New fees for unconventional gas well permits in Pennsylvania have gone into effect. The new fee for a horizontal gas well is $5,000, while the fee for a vertical well now stands at $4,200.  The changes mark an increase of about $1,800 for horizontal wells, and $1,300 for vertical wells. Officials say the increases should…

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State System Of Higher Education To Be Audited

The governing body of the 14 state-owned universities in Pennsylvania is about to be audited. The performance audit will be the first in the history of the State System of Higher Education.  It will seek to evaluate the effectiveness of operations and policies at the schools, including Clarion, Slippery Rock and Edinboro Universities, specifically in…

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