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NFL Results – 2014 Week 1

National Football League Results  -  2014 Week #1:   Thursday, September 4 Seattle 36, Green Bay 16   Sunday, September 7 Pittsburgh 30, Cleveland 27 Cincinnati 23, Baltimore 16 Buffalo 23, Chicago 20  (OT) Philadelphia 34, Jacksonville 17 Miami 33, New England 20 San Francisco 28, Dallas 17 Houston 17, Washington 6 Tennessee 26, Kansas…

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Oil City Teen Jailed For Killing Grandparents Commits Suicide In Jail

The Oil City teenager who entered guilty pleas earlier this year in the shooting deaths of his grandparents has committed suicide inside a state prison in Indiana County. Prison officials say 15 year-old Zachary Proper died by hanging himself with a sheet.  Although he had been incarcerated in a state prison, Proper was confined to…

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Thompson, U.S. House Vote For Restoration Of State-Federal Partnership Created Under Clean Water Act

Congressman Glenn Thompson was in the majority Tuesday in voting in the U.S. House of Representatives in favor of a bill that Thompson’s office says would restore a state-federal partnership created under the federal Clean Water Act. The House bill which passed by a 262-to-152 vote prohibits the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps…

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PennDOT Safety Patrol Vehicles Now Have A Sponsor And A New Look

Those PennDOT safety vehicles that patrol major Pennsylvania highways are sporting a new look these days. The update goes hand-in-hand with a new PennDOT partnership with a leading insurance company to sponsor the vehicles. Radio PA News reports that Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley has announced that the agreement should save the state nearly eleven percent…

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Some Pennsylvania Drivers Must Now Pass A Physical At License Renewal Time

When your Pennsylvania driver’s license comes up for renewal, you may find there is an additional requirement. The Mature Drivers Re-examination Program requires some motorists over the age of 45 to undergo a physical examination as a condition for license renewal. If you are selected, the notice requiring your exam will arrive in the same mailing as…

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Survey Finds Skipping Drivers Education Can Lead To More Vehicle Crashes

A new survey finds that teenagers who skip driver’s education are involved in more automobile crashes and receive more driving citations. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety finds that, as fewer new motorists participate in driver’s education, those teens are more vulnerable to being involved in crashes than are their peers who take the formal…

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Erie Man Hospitalized After Two-Vehicle Crash On Route 8 In Victory Township

An Erie man was hospitalized locally on Monday afternoon following a two-vehicle crash on Route 8 in Victory Township in southern Venango County. State Police officials say 34 year-old Eric Phillips was trapped in his pickup and had to be freed by first responders before he could be transported to UPMC Northwest in Cranberry. Troopers…

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Pirates Take Fourth Straight, Beating Phillies 6-4

Starling Marte went 3-for-5 with a home run on Monday night, missing “the cycle” by a triple and leading the Pittsburgh Pirates (75-68) to a 6-4 victory over the Phillies at Citizens Bank Ballpark in Philadelphia – their fourth consecutive win. Andrew McCutchen also recorded three of the Pirates’ twelve hits, and Jordy Mercer and Brent…

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14th-Seed Marin Cilic Wins U.S. Open

In the first Grand Slam tennis final since 1997 in which both competitors were making their Grand Slam championship match debut, 14th-seed Marin Cilic, from Croatia, defeated #10 seed Kei Nishikori, from Japan, in straight sets to win the men’s singles title at the U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows, New York. The 25 year-old Cilic…

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PENN STATE”S POSTSEASON FOOTBALL BAN DECLARED OVER

The NCAA announced on Monday that they have lifted the ban on postseason participation for Penn State University’s football program. The announcement came just moments after such a recommendation was made in an annual report by former U.S. Senator George Mitchell, who had been assigned as the school’s “athletics integrity monitor.”  Penn State will also…

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