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J. B. Holmes Wins Wells Fargo At Quail Hollow

Despite a bogey on the final hole, J.B. Holmes won for the third time on the PGA Tour on Sunday, capturing the Wells Fargo Classic by one stroke over Jim Furyk at Quail Hollow Golf Course near Charlotte. Holmes had won the Phoenix Open in both 2006 and 2008.  Since then he has undergone brain…

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Favorite California Chrome Wins 140th Kentucky Derby

For the first time in years, the pre-race favorite has won the Kentucky Derby. California Chrome, the 5-2 favorite, became the first California-bred colt since 1962 to win at the Derby, running the mile-and-a-quarter at Churchill Downs in Louisville in 2:03.66, and taking the victory at the 140th Run for the Roses on Saturday. For…

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Marcellus Shale Coalition Rally Scheduled For Tuesday In Harrisburg

The organizers of an event scheduled for next Tuesday (May 6) say their rally in Harrisburg is intended to let people know that a diversity of individuals support the growing natural gas boom in Pennsylvania. The Marcellus Shale Coalition, the largest natural gas industry group in this part of the country, wants to counteract the…

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Corbett Shifts Stance On Medical Marijuana

Governor Tom Corbett has apparently softened his position on medical marijuana — at least on one type of medical marijuana treatment. A Corbett spokesperson, Christine Cronkright, says the Governor has proposed that lawmakers look into legislation that would provide access to treatments for the families of children with severe seizure disorders.  It would come through…

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Guzzardi’s Name Once Again Off State Gubernatorial Ballot; Corbett To Run Unopposed

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Thursday reversed an earlier court decision and ruled that the lone challenger to incumbent Governor Tom Corbett may not have his name on the Republican ballot in the upcoming primary elections. In a 5-2 decision, the Supreme Court reversed a Commonwealth Court ruling that would have allowed the name of Bob…

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State Senate Passes Bill To Allow Schools To Hire Local Police For Security

The state Senate has passed a bill that would allow many school districts the option of contracting for security posts with local municipal police officials, and would not limit the districts to dealing with the State Police. The bill would give school districts in communities where police services are furnished solely by the State Police…

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May Garden Mart Weekend Is Here

The Franklin Gardeners Association’s 14th annual May Garden Mart is scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday, May 3 and 4. Most activities will take place in Franklin’s West Park (Fountain Park).  The event will run from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM on Saturday, and from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM on Sunday. Over forty vendors…

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10th-Inning Walkoff Homer Gives Orioles Doubleheader Sweep Of Pirates

Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters, leading off the bottom of the tenth inning, punched a walkoff home run off Pittsburgh Pirates reliever Stolmy Pimenetel (2-1), and the Orioles (14-12) completed a doubleheader sweep of the Pirates with a 6-5 victory on Thursday night at Orioles Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore. The Pirates (10-18) lost…

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Mentored Youth Fishing Day Now Set For May 10

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission reminds us that this spring’s Mentored Youth Fishing Day is now scheduled for Saturday, May 10 on forty-one waterways across the state. The program was originally scheduled to be held over two days, March 22 and April 5, but was postponed because of extended cold weather and the ice…

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74 Gambling Machines, $80,000 Seized In Lawrence County Gambling Raids

Officials with the state’s Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement now say they seized 74 video gambling machines and more than $80,000 in cash while serving warrants at 37 Lawrence County addresses on Wednesday afternoon in a continuing investigation meant to address illegal gambling in the county. Although 110 members of the LCE and the Pennsylvania State…

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