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Pennsylvania County Clerk Takes Gay Marriage Issue To U.S. Supreme Court

A county clerk from northeastern Pennsylvania has filed with the United States Supreme Court a request to stay the ruling which overturned the ban on same-sex marriage in the state. Schuylkill County Court clerk Theresa Santai-Gaffney had previously been rebuffed in an attempt to appeal on the state level. Santai-Gaffney is looking to have the…

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Eight Die On Pennsylvania Highways During Fourth Of July Holiday

Pennsylvania State Police officials say eight people died and 247 others were injured in the 695 traffic accidents their troopers investigated over the four-day Fourth of July holiday travel period between Thursday and Sunday. Last year, eleven people died on the state’s highways during the same holiday travel period. The PSP says 72 accidents and…

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State Senate Okays Veterans Preference Legislation

A bill that gives preference to veterans and the families of active duty military personnel when leasing public housing has been given approval by the state Senate. The measure would require local housing authorities to give first preference to homeless veterans, second preference to disabled vets or their families and third to the families of…

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Pennsylvania’a Bald Eagle Count Is Up

State wildlife officials say the Pennsylvania bald eagle count continues to climb. In its mid-year update, the Pennsylvania Game Commission reports a total count of 254 bald eagle nests.  That marks an increase of just two over last year, but also represents a modern record high. Commission spokesman Travis Lau told Radio PA News the…

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Slippery Rock’s Matt Adams Beats Pirates With Walkoff Home Run

Slippery Rock University alumnus Matt Adams slammed a two-run walkoff home run with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning Monday night, lifting the St. Louis Cardinals to a 2-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates (47-42) in the first game of a four game series at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Through eight-and-a-half…

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It’s Rocky Grove Firemen’s Fair Time

The annual Rocky Grove Firemen’s Fair begins today (7/8). The popular event will run from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM nightly through Saturday night with one matinee, scheduled for Saturday from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.  The fairgrounds are located adjacent to the Rocky Grove Volunteer Fire Department. Opening night will feature a Motorcycle Cruise-In. …

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Census: Pennsylvania Is Getting Older

The latest United States Census numbers on age, gender and race show Pennsylvania continues to age. The Census Bureau’s Jason Devine tells Radio PA News the nation’s population continues to age and to become more diverse, but the percentage of the Pennsylvania population age 65 and older has been increasing at a faster rate.  Pennsylvania’s…

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All Million Dollar Prizes In Millionaire Raffle Sold In Western Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Lottery officials revealed Monday that all four of the one million dollar prizes in their most recent Millionaire Raffle were sold in western Pennsylvania.  And, all were purchased at convenience stores. The grand prize tickets were sold in Reynoldsville, Ford City, Plum and Wilkinsburg. As of midday Monday, the lottery was still awaiting responses…

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Teen Missing At Pymatuning State Park Is Found – Sixty Miles Away Near Erie

A teenage boy reported missing Sunday on the Ohio side of Pymatuning State Park was found near Erie late Monday morning. Fifteen year-old Caleb Denlinger, from Hartville, Ohio, was on a holiday weekend camping trip with his family, who say they have not seen their son since Sunday morning. Park personnel, the Ohio State Police and local police officials conducted a…

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Pirates Stars McCutchen, Watson And Harrison Named NL All-Stars

Three members of the Pittsburgh Pirates were named Sunday night to the National League All-Star team. Center fielder Andrew McCutchen, relief pitcher Tony Watson and utilityman Josh Harrison have been named to the squad which will play the American League in Major League Baseball’s annual All-Star Game, scheduled for Tuesday, July 15 in Minnesota. McCutchen led all…

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