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DuBois Wins Junior League Baseball State Tournament at Cranberry

2013 Junior League Baseball Pennsylvania State Tournament Results  -  at Cranberry High School   The DuBois Junior League baseball All-Stars captured the state Junior League title with 5 wins in 5 days at the Pennsylvania State Tournament in Cranberry over the weekend.  DuBois followed last year’s runner-up finish by clinching the championship on Sunday evening with…

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Stanton Homer Lifts Marlins To Series Win Over The Pirates

Giancarlo Stanton’s home run off Pittsburgh starter Gerrit Cole in the bottom of the sixth inning in Miami on Sunday afternoon made the difference in a fine pitchers’ duel, and gave the Marlins both a 3-2 victory and a 2-games-to-one win in their three-game home series with the Pirates (61-42). Stanton’s blast was his second of…

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Probe Continues Into Stabbing Death Of Greenville Auto Wrecking Shop Owner

Neither police officials nor the Mercer County District Attorney’s office have identified any suspects they may have in the stabbing death of a Greenville businessman last Thursday. The body of 76 year-old Frank Crash was found in his home in Hempfield Township by a daughter who learned he had not reported to work at his…

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Titusville Man Stabbed, Allegedly by Man Who Offered Him A Ride

A Titusville man told police early Monday morning that he was stabbed by a man who offered him a ride near Union City at about 4:30 AM. 57 year-old Charles Schlicht told State Police troopers the incident happened along Route 8 in Union Township. He says he was walking along the highway when a man…

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Indiana’s Ryan Newman Wins Brickyard 400 In Home State

Indiana native Ryan Newman, who set a NASCAR track record in winning the pole for position Sunday’s Brickyard 400, held off Jimmie Johnson to take the event at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Newman had not won in his previous 49 Sprint Cup races, and grabbed the victory just two weeks after he had been…

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Snedeker Wins Canadian Open After Leader Mahan Withdraws For New Baby’s Birth

Brandt Snedeker shot a 2-under-par 70 on Sunday to win the Canadian Open by three strokes at the Glen Abbey Golf Club across Lake Erie from the Oil Region in Oakville, Ontario. Snedeker posted his second PGA Tour victory of the year and his sixth overall.  He finished the event at 16-under-par 272. Jason Bohn, Dustin…

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Franklin Man Arrested In Alleged Baseball Bat Assault On Couple In Bed

A Franklin man was arrested last week for allegedly attacking a couple who were in bed in a residence on Georgetown Road early Wednesday morning. Officials say 21 year-old Nathan McAninch is charged with both aggravated and simple assault and harassment. McAninch is accused of striking both a man and a woman with a baseball…

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State Appeal Denied In Case Of Lawrence County Juvenile Murder Suspect

A state appeals court this week rejected a motion from the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office to re-argue the case of a Lawrence County teenager who was eleven years old when he was charged with the shooting deaths of his father’s pregnant fiancée and her unborn child. Jordan Brown, from Wampum, who is now 15, had…

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Threat At Mercer County GE Plant Investigated

Police in Mercer County are investigating a possible threat unveiled at the General Electric plant near Grove City on Thursday. The threat came in the form of a note found in a women’s bathroom, indicating a shooting would take place if the plant did not close between midday Thursday and midday Monday. The business is…

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Vandal Decries Fracking In Graffiti Scrawled On Energy Company Truck

State Police in Forest County say someone, possibly an opponent of the “fracking” procedure of drilling for natural gas, carved graffiti on a pickup belonging to an energy company and parked at a Route 66 motel. Investigators described the graffiti as containing “anti-fracking words.”  They did not elaborate. The incident occurred sometime between July 10…

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