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Seattle Routs Denver 43-8 For First Super Bowl Win

The Seattle Seahawks’ defense forced four turnovers, picking off two passes by Denver’s Peyton Manning and recovering two fumbles on the way to their first-ever NFL championship, beating the Broncos 43-8 in Super Bowl XLVIII AT MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The defense helped Seattle become the first Super Bowl team to ever…

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Spartansburg-Area Sawmill Destroyed By Fire

A sawmill in the Spartansburg area was destroyed by fire early Monday morning. Officials say the fire on Sportsman’s Road in Sparta Township, south of Route 77, was reported at about 4:00 AM.  Spartansburg and Bloomfield Township firefighters responded, and were on the scene for about two-and-a-half hours.  They said the sawmill was fully involved in…

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Knox Man Injured In Crash During Police Chase

A Knox man was taken to Clarion Hospital after what police describe as a high-speed chase in Beaver Township in northern Clarion County. State Police at the Clarion station say an S-U-V driven by 21 year-old Justin Harkness left Knox Road, and traveled through a fence and into a pasture.  Officials say a trooper making…

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Car Lands On Roof In Cherrytree Ravine; Ohio Driver Uninjured

An Ohio man escaped a Venango County rollover incident without injuries. State Police officials say 32 year-old Christopher Althausen was traveling south on Miller Farm Road in Cherrytree Township at about 9:00 PM Friday night when his car left the snow-covered road on a curve.  His vehicle rolled into a ravine and came to rest…

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Powerball Jackpot Climbs To $215 Million

The Powerball Lottery jackpot has again climbed above $200 million. With no grand prize winner from Saturday’s drawing, game officials estimate that the annuity value for the jackpot for Wednesday’s Powerball game will be about $215 million.  The one-time cash prize value estimate is set at $124.1 million. The best that any Pennsylvania players could do Saturday…

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At Phoenix, Kevin Stadler Wins 1st Title; Scotland’s Stephen Gallacher Triumphs At Dubai

Kevin Stadler qualified for the Masters Tournament on Sunday with his first PGA Tour win, a one-stroke victory at the Waste Management Phoenix Open at the TPC Scottsdale in Arizona. The son of 1982 Masters winner Craig Stadler, Kevin Stadler joins his dad in becoming the ninth father-son combination to have qualified for the prestigious tournament. The…

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Pitt Loses To Virginia On Buzzer-Beating Three-Pointer

Malcolm Brogdon hit a three-point field goal with four-tenths of a second remaining in the game on Sunday, avoiding overtime and beating Pitt 48-45 in a key ACC contest at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh. For the Cavaliers, it was a fifth straight victory.  Virginia (17-5; 8-1 ACC) remains in second place in the conference, trailing only unbeaten…

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Penguins Lose 3-1 At Phoenix

Former Pittsburgh Penguins player Zbynek Michalek scored his first goal in 23 months on Saturday night, and teammates Mike Ribiero and Radim Vrbata both scored as the Phoenix Coyotes (26-19-10) beat the Penguins 3-1 in Glendale, Arizona. Evgeni Malkin tallied the only Pittsburgh goal. It was the first regulation loss for the Pens against a…

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Punxy Phil Calls For Six More Weeks Of Winter

In his annual February 2 appearance on Gobbler’s Knob outside Punxsutawney, groundhog prognosticator Punxsutawney Phil predicted six more weeks of winter. According to local lore, and through the yearly gathering organized by the club known as the Inner Circle, when Phil “emerges” at around 7:30 AM on the morning of February 2, he makes his prediction…

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Franklin Man Accused Of $15,000 In Thefts From Employer

A Franklin man has been charged with 44 theft charges after having been accused of stealing as much as $15,000 from his former employer. 21 year-old Benjerman Groger was arraigned last week on 22 counts of theft by unlawful taking and 22 counts of theft by deception. Groger is accused of taking money from the…

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