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Cardinals Avoid Sweep In Pittsburgh With 7-2 Win Over Pirates

The St. Louis Cardinals salvaged the final game of a three-game series in Pittsburgh with a 7-2 victory over the Pirates on Sunday afternoon at PNC Park. The Cards moved back into a first-place tie with the Bucs by jumping on spot starter Kris Johnson (0-2; 7.88 ERA) for five runs in two-plus innings.  St.…

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Penn State Wins Season Opener Behind Freshman Quarterback

Christian Hackenberg, just the second true freshman to start a Penn State opener since 1910, shook off two interceptions Saturday to lead the Nittany Lions to a 23-17 victory over visiting Syracuse. Hackenberg completed 22-of-31 passes for 278 yards with scoring tosses to Allen Robinson and Eugene Lewis.  Sam Ficken kicked three field goals. Robinson…

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Six Die In Labor Day Weekend Crash Near Kane

Six people died and two others were seriously injured in the most-deadly of all of the traffic crashes recorded in the state over the Labor Day weekend. Sources from the Kane area indicate that two children from Kane and four adults from St. Marys died late Saturday afternoon when an S-U-V crossed the center line…

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Burglar Strikes Clinton Township Home, Starts Fire, Then Flees

A burglary and arson investigation was begun on Sunday afternoon when State Police troopers, responding to a call about a break-in in the Clintonville area, discovered an intruder had also started a fire before he fled the scene. Police were called to a residence on Eau Claire Road in Clinton Township to discover someone had…

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Eagle Rock Road Crash Investigated

State Police are investigating a one-vehicle crash that occurred early Sunday morning in President Township in northern Venango County. Troopers say a driver, identified as Simon Wynkoop, lost control of his vehicle on a curve on Eagle Rock Road at about 5:30 AM Sunday.  The vehicle left the highway, struck a utility pole, and then…

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Driver Freed From Vehicle After Crash With Utility Pole And Fire Hydrant

A driver in an early morning crash in Franklin needed to be freed from his vehicle which police say was covered with downed power lines and leaking engine fluids. The incident occurred at about 2:00 AM Saturday on Grant Street near Coefield Corners in Franklin. Franklin City Police say a vehicle driven by James Gilhousen,…

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High School Football Finals – Week 1

Week 1 – High School Football Results:   Friday, August 30 Oil City 34, Corry 9 Franklin 18, Titusville 14 Northwestern 31, Meadville 7 Warren 21, Erie East  20 Slippery Rock 44, Brashear 7 Mifflin County 21, DuBois 17 Grove City 34, Carrick 12 Lakeview 63, Union City 6 Reynolds 41, Maplewood 6 Cochranton 14,…

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Marienville Prison Inmate Found Guilty But Mentally Ill In Murder Of Cellmate

An inmate at the state prison facility near Marienville was found “guilty, but mentally ill” last week in the murder of his cellmate at the prison last year. 27 year-old Elwood Braswell had been charged with criminal homicide, aggravated assault and the abuse of a corpse.  Braswell will be sentenced on September 13. Braswell was…

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Oilers, Knights Win Season Gridiron Openers

Kevin Daly ran for 191 yards and four touchdowns on Friday night, leading the Oil City Oilers to a 34-9 win over Corry in their 2013 high school football opener. The game was played at Sox Harrison Stadium at Edinboro University due to problems with the turf at Corry’s home field. Oil City also scored on…

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Pirates Get Justin Morneau In A Waiver Deal For Alex Presley

The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the waiver trade deadline Saturday by acquiring first baseman Justin Morneau from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for outfielder Alex Presley and future considerations, possibly a player-to-be-named later. Morneau was the American League’s Most Valuable Player in 2006.  This season he was hitting .259 with 17 home runs and 74 RBI’s…

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