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Johnson Earns Pocono Title

Jimmie Johnson earned his third NASCAR Spring Cup title of the year, and the 63rd of his career, coasting to victory Sunday in the Party in the Poconos 400 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond. Adding to his lead in this season’s Sprint Cup points standings, Johnson posted his first win at Pocono since he took both…

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English Wins St. Jude, Mickelson Ties For Second

Hunter English held off a weekend surge by Phil Mickelson to win the PGA’s St. Jude Classic at TPC Southland in Memphis. English recorded a one-under-par 69 in Sunday’s final round to finish at 12-under-par 268 (66-64-69-69).  On the weekend preceding the U.S. Open, English captured his first PGA title, and won $1.026 million. Mickelson…

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Nadal Wins 8th French Open Championship, Serena Takes 16th Grand Slam Title

Rafael Nadal set records at the French Open on Sunday, defeating fellow Spaniard David Ferrer 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 in the men’s singles final to become the first man with eight championships at the same Grand Slam event, and snapping the high mark for most wins at Roland Garros, where he is now 59-1. It was…

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Long-Shot Palace Malice Wins The Belmont

13-1 shot Palace Malice surprised the 14-horse field Saturday, winning the Belmont Stakes, the final leg of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown, in New York. Running a slow 2:30.7 on the one-and-a-half mile track, just hours after Tropical Storm Andrea had swept through the area, Palace Malice outpaced Preakness winner Oxbow, who finished second, and Kentucky…

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Clarion County Sees Third Fatal Crash In Three Days

For the third time in three days, first-responders were called to the scene of a fatal traffic accident in Clarion County on Friday afternoon. State Police from the Clarion station say a Shippenville man died shortly after 1:00 PM on Friday when his car left Route 66 in Paint Township and slammed into a tree.…

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Bruins 1-0 Shutout Eliminates Penguins – Pittsburgh Loses Series In A Sweep

Adam McQuaid scored the game’s only goal with 14:59 left in the final period, and the Boston Bruins completed a four-game sweep over the Pittsburgh Penguins with a 1-0 shutout win on Friday night at TD Garden in Boston. The Pittsburgh loss eliminated the Penguins from the Stanley Cup Playoffs in the Eastern Conference championship…

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Pirates Pitchers Throw 10th Shutout, 2-0 Over Cubs

Francisco Liriano. Mark Melancon and Jason Grilli combined on a five-hit shutout on Friday afternoon, and the Pittsburgh Pirates blanked the Cubs 2-0 at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The shutout was the tenth of the season for the Pirates’ pitching staff, a number that leads the Major Leagues. Liriano (4-2; 1.75 ERA) worked seven innings…

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Cranberry Township Man Rescued From Trench Cave-In

A Cranberry Township man was rescued on Friday afternoon after a trench in which he was working collapsed around him. Officials say the incident occurred during a sewer line project in Cornplanter Township.  The cave-in of a 12-foot hole left worker Ken Sharpe with a broken leg, and partially buried in the collapsed dirt. Sharpe…

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Juvenile Girl Suspected Of Sex Crimes

An investigation is reportedly underway in one Clarion County community into allegations that two young girls have been sexually abused by another juvenile female. The State Police have confirmed that an investigation continues, but they gave few details. The alleged victims are said to be four and ten years of age.  Early reports did not…

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State Lawmakers Want Pennsylvania’s Public Smoking Ban Expanded

Lawmakers in both houses of the state legislature want Pennsylvania’s Clean Indoor Air Act which restricts smoking in most public places to be expanded to include venues that have, until now, been given exemptions. Those places would include all drinking establishments, private clubs and the state’s casinos. Senator Stewart Greenleaf, from Montgomery County, and Representative Mario…

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