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Two Pathways Escapees Found In Titusville Resident’s Shower

Two youths who fled the Pathways Adolescent Center in Oil City were apprehended Tuesday evening by police in Titusville who said a city resident had called to tell them two individuals were hiding in a bathroom shower. Officers responded to an East Spruce Street home and apprehended one of the two youths.  Police say the…

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Tuition Climbs Again At Pennsylvania’s State-Owned Universities

Students attending Pennsylvania’s fourteen state-owned universities will be paying an additional 99 dollars per semester in tuition costs starting next year. The Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education has approved the increase.  Spokesman Kenn Marshall told Radio PA News says the hike matches next year’s projected inflation rate of three…

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Clarion Basketball Coach Ron Righter Resigns; Will Transfer Within CUP Athletic Department

Longtime Clarion University men’s basketball coach Ron Righter is stepping down and will transition in the school’s athletic department until his retirement in August, 2015. Righter will take the new CUP position of coordinator for athletic department relocation logistics and for summer camps. Over 26 seasons at Clarion, Righter compiled an overall record of 402-299…

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Franklin Captures D-25 9-10 Year-Old Little League Title

Isaac Clayton and Luke Guth combined on a one-hit shutout, and Guth homered and drove in both of the game’s runs as Franklin defeated Butler Township 2-0 at the Miller-Sibley complex on Monday night to win the District 25 nine-and-ten year-old Little League tournament championship. Reece Henderson recorded a pinch-hit single for Franklin’s other hit. …

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Pirates Place Cole On DL, Recall Cumpton Again, And Trade Dickerson; Liriano Throws Successful Rehab Game At Indy

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed right-handed starting pitcher Gerrit Cole (7-4) back on the disabled list with  a tight “lat.” Cole was just recalled from the DL on June 28, made only two starts and left a game in which he was pitching a one-hitter through five innings on the Fourth of July. It is…

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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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