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Sunday’s Conditions Were Too Wet For The Initial Duck Commander 500

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway was rained out, and was rescheduled for Monday morning. It marks the third time in seven weeks that a NASCAR Sprint Cup event has been affected by the weather, but the first complete washout. Monday’s scheduled start time in Forth Worth is now 11:00…

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Jones Wins Houston Open With 42-Yard Pitch Shot On 1st Playoff Hole

Matt Jones, from Australia, sank a 42-yard pitch shot on the first playoff hole on Sunday, beating Matt Kuchar to win the PGA’s Houston Open at The Golf Club of Houston. Jones won for the first time on the PGA Tour, and qualified for this week’s Masters Tournament.  His wonder shot followed a Sunday round of…

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Clarion Man Sentenced To Up To Five Years In Crash That Injured Three Teenage Girls

A Clarion man was sentenced last week to up to five years in jail on charges connected to an October S-U-V crash that occurred during a Clarion County police chase. In February, 27 year-old Jesse Solomon entered guilty pleas to three of the 22 charges filed against him – fleeing police, driving under the influence…

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Harrisville Woman Arrested After Being Accused Of Taking Drugs While Babysitting

State Police in Butler County say they arrested a Harrisville woman last week after she was accused of caring for two children while under the influence of drugs. Investigators say the parents who hired 25 year-old Lindsay Ritchey as a babysitter claim Ritchey had taken their own prescription medicine. Responding to the Harrisville incident, police…

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Butler County Man Dies, Struck By Car Along Washington Township Road

A Butler County man died late Friday night after he had been struck by a car while he was walking along a Washington Township Road. State Police officials say 21 year-old Cody Wiles was struck by a vehicle shortly before 10:30 PM Friday.  The driver of the vehicle involved, identified as 47 year-old Andrew Cohen…

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Local Woman Arrested On Military Warrant

A Franklin-area woman whom police say they found crawling through the window of a Rocky Grove home was jailed last week on a warrant that had been issued by military authorities. Sugarcreek Borough Police say they apprehended 30 year-old Laura Brown when they responded to a call about a possible burglary in progress on Thursday afternoon…

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Nineteen Warrants Issued On Clarion County Drug Charges; 13 Suspects Arrested

The Clarion County District Attorney’s office announced Friday that nineteen warrants were issued in one day for suspects in various drug investigations, and that thirteen arrests were made on Friday alone. Fourteen of the suspects are from Clarion County, two are from Forest County, two reside in Jefferson County, and one is from Pittsburgh.  Charges…

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Kentucky, Connecticut To Meet In NCAA Final

Aaron Harrison hit yet another game-winning shot Saturday night as Kentucky defeated Wisconsin 74-73 in a Final Four semifinal in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament in Arlington, Texas. The 28-footer gave the Wildcats (29-10) the lead with 5.7 seconds remaining, and a berth in Monday night’s championship game, also in Arlington. Wisconsin, who set…

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Oil City Visitor Center To Be Dedicated Thursday

A dedication event will be held Thursday, April 10 for the new Oil City Visitor Center, located inside the Venango Museum of Art, Science and Industry in Oil City. An open house is scheduled at the museum, located at 270 Seneca Street, from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM.  The formal dedication will begin at 2:15…

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PUC Adopts Rules Requiring More Transparency From Power Suppliers

The Public Utility Commission has adopted new regulations that will require power suppliers to disclose more information about their rates and provide customers with the chance to change companies more quickly. After hearing complaints about unexpected skyrocketing rates from about 9,000 Pennsylvania customers, the PUC voted Thursday to require more information and provide greater protections…

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