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Kenny Perry Is Winning Senior At Fox Chapel – Haas And Park Also Post Golf Victories

Kenny Perry followed a one-over par score of 71 in the first round with scores of 63, 63 and 64 to win the Constellation Senior Players Championship at Fox Chapel Golf Club, just northeast of Pittsburgh on Sunday. The seven-under-par round on the final day allowed Perry to pass third-round leader Fred Couples, who finished…

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Kenseth Comes Through In Kentucky

Matt Kenseth gained three slots by taking on  only fuel during his final pit stop, and the decision paid off as Kenseth sailed to victory in Sunday afternoon’s rain-delayed NASCAR Sprint Cup Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Kentucky. The race had originally been scheduled for Saturday night. Points standings leader Jimmie Johnson…

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Taste Of Talent Winners To Perform Monday At Franklin Event

Monday’s (7/1) event in Franklin’s Fourth of July Weeklong Celebration will feature performances by the past winners of the Franklin Fine Arts Council’s Taste of Talent competitions. Shortly after the start of this year’s Taste of Talent challenge, festival-goers will have the chance to hear four singers, including 2012 winner Hunter Cook, who was honored…

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Dan Bylsma Would Coach Team USA At 2014 Winter Olympics

Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma has been named coach of the United States men’s Olympic hockey team for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Penguins general manager Ray Shero will serve as an associate to Team USA general manager David Poile. Final arrangements are still pending that would allow National Hockey League players to again…

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Cavaliers Surprise Fans, Make Anthony Bennett NBA’s Top Draft Pick

The Cleveland Cavaliers made UNLV freshman forward Anthony Bennett a surprise selection as the top pick in the annual NBA draft in New York on Thursday night.  Bennett is the first native of Canada to be the number-one pick. With four of the top 33 choices, the Cavs also found themselves with the #19 overall…

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State Lawmakers Plan To Introduce Gay Marriage Bill In Harrisburg

Two Democrats in the state House of Representatives followed up this week’s rulings by the United States Supreme Court on gay marriage by announcing they will introduce a bill in Harrisburg that would allow same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania. Representatives Brian Sims and Steve McCarter, both from the Philadelphia area, say the state’s ban on same-sex…

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Warren, Ohio Man Dies In Four-Vehicle Chain-Reaction On I-80

State Police were withholding the name of a Warren, Ohio man who was killed in a chain-reaction collision on Interstate 80, pending the notification of the victim’s relatives. Troopers say it appears the 54 year-old victim may have initiated the series of crashes. At least three of the four vehicles involved in the chain reaction…

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Two Franklin Women Charged With Prostitution In Online Sex Ad Investigation

A Lawrence County news report says two women who have been charged in a prostitution case in Moon Township in Allegheny County are from Franklin. The Ellwood City Ledger identifies as prostitution suspects 20 year-old Samantha Anderson and 19 year-old Jessica Armant. A Moon Township police detective says he answered an online sex ad, met…

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Western PA. Recovers From Thursday Storms – Clearfield, Jefferson Counties Flooded

Western Pennsylvania awaits the next set of forecast rainstorms while starting recovery efforts from torrential rainstorms which pounded the region on Thursday.  Especially hard hit were Clearfield and Jefferson Counties, where some communities saw more than six inches of rain. Venango, Crawford, Clarion and Forest Counties were all under flood warnings at various times during…

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House Committee Approves Greatly Revised Transportation Funding Bill

The state House Transportation Committee on Thursday cleared a transportation funding bill which is significantly different from the original Senate version. The amended bill would provide nearly 2-billion dollars annually for transportation by the fifth year, primarily through a three-year phase-out of the cap on the oil company franchise tax. Counties would be able to…

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