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July 29, 2013

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FEDERAL AGENCIES, STATE POLICE INVESTIGATING HELICOPTER CRASH THAT KILLED 5 IN NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA

The manager of the Tri Cities Airport in Endicott, N.Y., says the craft refueled there more than six hours before it crashed in a rugged, wooded area of Wyoming County, near Noxen. The National Transportation Safety Board is leading the investigation.

FORMER PENN STATE ADMININSTRATORS FACE PRELIMINARY HEARING ON JERRY SANDUSKY COVER UP CHARGES

Former President Graham Spanier, retired vice president Gary Schultz and former athletic director Tim Curley deny they knew about previous child-sex allegations that surfaced against the former defensive coordinator in 2001. But prosecutors say the administrators didn’t report the information to authorities as required by law, and then lied to cover that up.

SOGGY PHILADELPHIA SEES RECORD RAIN FALL.

The National Weather Service says 8.02 inches of rain fell in the city Sunday, shattering the previous record of 6.63 inches set during Tropical Storm Floyd on Sept. 16, 1999.

FEMALE COUPLE TIE THE KNOT IN SUBURBAN PHILADELPHIA WITH LICENSE ISSUED IN DEFIANCE OF STATE LAW

Dee Spagnuolo and Sasha Ballen were married Sunday at their Wynnewood home in a hastily arranged ceremony after receiving a license from officials in Montgomery County. Pennsylvania law defines marriage as a contract limited to one man and one woman.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES OPEN CRUCIAL FIVE-GAME HOME SERIES AGAINST LEAGUE- AND DIVISION-LEADING ST. LOUIS CARDINALS

The Pirates open the series a game-and-a-half behind the Cardinals for the best record in the National League and its Central Division. The teams will play a double-header Tuesday, and single games tonight, Wednesday and Thursday.

 

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