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Pennsylvania Observes National Child Passenger Safety Week

Pennsylvania joins the rest of the country in observing National Child Passenger Safety Week September 15 through 21. Saturday, September 21 has been designated as “National Seat Check Saturday.” Pennsylvania law requires that children under the age of four ride in a federally-approved car seat that is appropriate for the child’s age, height and weight. …

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Police Say Shippenville Man Is Charged In Prescription Drug Probe

A Shippenville man was jailed last week after his arraignment on drug and forgery charges in a case in which police say a doctor alerted them to a possible prescription medication fraud. Clarion Borough Police say 38 year-old Ryan Wise tried to add 300 oxycodone pills to a doctor’s prescription for another medication.  A Clarion…

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Homer Off Grilli Gives Cubs A 5-4 Win In Pittsburgh

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run home run in the top of the seventh inning against Pirates reliever Jason Grilli on Friday night, giving Chicago a 5-4 win at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, and snapping the Bucs’ four-game losing streak. The loss dropped the Pirates one game behind the St. Louis Cardinals, who…

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Oilers, Knights Drop Decisions In Week 3

Despite holding one lead in the opening seconds of the game and another at halftime, the Oil City Oilers dropped a 31-21 home decision to the General McLane Lancers on Friday night.  The Franklin Knights, meanwhile, were 42-0 losers at Lakeview. Oil City (2-1) led 7-0 after Frank Serbati returned the opening kickoff 80 yards…

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Furyk Ties PGA Record With Friday’s 59

Pennsylvania native Jim Furyk on Friday became just the 6th player in PGA Tour history to record a 59 during a competitive round — and the first to accomplish the feat with a bogey on his scorecard. Furyk turned the trick in the second round of the BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club in…

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Montgomery County Official Ordered To Stop Issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

A Commonwealth Court judge has ordered a Montgomery County official to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses. The judge said in his ruling that Register of Wills Bruce Hanes was not acting within his authority to issue the licenses.  More than 170 had been approved by Hanes before Thursday’s ruling.  Hanes says he will abide by…

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Rocky Grove Man Pleads Out In April Police Chase Case

A Rocky Grove man entered guilty pleas to three charges in Venango County Court on Thursday in connection with an early morning police chase in a vehicle police said had been stolen. In a court plea bargain, 22 year-old Sean Reed pleaded guilty to counts of fleeing police, the unauthorized use of a motor vehicle…

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Locke Leads Bucs To Fourth Straight Win, 3-1 Over Chicago

Jeff Locke pitched three-hit baseball through seven innings Thursday night, and won for the first time since July 21, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 3-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs (62-84) in the first game of an 11-game homestand at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. The Pirates (85-61), now winners of four straight games, are…

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Pats Edge Jets 13-10 On Thursday Night; Jets OL Willie Colon Is Ejected

Tom Brady threw a 39-yard first-quarter touchdown pass to Aaron Dobson, and Stephen Gostkowski kicked a pair of field goals, and the New England Patriots (2-0) eked out a 13-10 Thursday night NFL victory over the New York Jets in rainy Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Jets (1-1) were held to only a Nick Folk field goal…

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Trenton Beats Franklin Native Karns, Harrisburg To Win Eastern League Title

The Trenton Thunder jumped on Franklin native Nathan Karns for five runs in the third inning on Thursday night, and rolled to an 11-4 victory over the Harrisburg Senators, completing a three-game sweep of Harrisburg and winning the Eastern League championship. Karns, who was 10-6 in the regular season, and had pitched seven scoreless innings…

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