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Bruins Post Shutout, Take 2-1 Lead In Stanley Cup Final

Tuukka Rask stopped all 28 shots he faced on Monday night, leading the Boston Bruins to a 2-0 home shutout win over the Chicago Blackhawks and a 2-games-to-one lead in the NHL Stanley Cup final. Rask earned his third shutout of this year’s playoffs, the first two having come against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the…

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Supreme Court Rejects Challenge To Mandatory Retirement Age For Judges

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday rejected a challenge to a constitutional provision requiring judges to retire at age 70. The vote by the state’s highest court was unanimous. Ironically, the court’s Chief Justice, Ronald Castille, is seeking a new ten-year term.  But, Castille will turn 70 in March, and under constitutional law will be…

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Oil City Man Hurt In Hovey Township Crash

An Oil City man required hospital treatment after a one-vehicle crash in Armstrong County. State Police at the Butler station say a vehicle driven by 24 year-old Ryder Phillips left a Hovey Township Road, traveled up an embankment and rolled onto its roof. Phillips was transported to UPMC-Northwest in Cranberry.  No other vehicles were involved…

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New Historical Marker In Franklin Honors Fort Venango Troops

2013 marks both the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg during the nation’s Civil War and the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie in the War of 1812.  Both are being commemorated by numerous events in Pennsylvania. But, 2013 also marks the 250th anniversary of a series of events known collectively as…

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PUC Announces This Year’s Impact Fee Money Distributions

Impact fee money from charges assessed against unconventional gas drillers operating in Pennsylvania is about to be distributed by the state for the second time. The Public Utility Commission, which is charged with collecting and distributing the money, says impact fees in 2012 totaled $202.4 million, down slightly from $204.2 million taken in during the…

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Oil City Man Acquitted Of Sexual Assault Charge In Wisconsin Court

An Oil City man has been acquitted by a Wisconsin court jury on charges connected with a child sexual assault investigation. 36 year-old Michael Poch was found not guilty last week of charges of the sexual assault of a person under 12, and victim intimidation. Poch was arrested in Oil City in January, and was…

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Franklin’s Abby Jones Wins National Title In High Jump

Franklin High School athlete Abby Jones captured the championship in the girls’ high jump on Sunday at the New Balance Outdoor national track-and-field event at North Carolina A&T in Greensboro, North Carolina. Jones and Germantown Academy’s Megan McCloskey, from Lower Gwynned, both posted top jumps of 5 feet, 8-and-a-half inches.  Jones won the title after…

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Ginobili, Green Lead Spurs To 3-2 Series Lead In NBA Final

Manu Ginobili and Danny Green both scored 24 points Sunday night, leading the San Antonio Spurs to a 114-104 home victory and a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven NBA finals. Ginobili, a last-minute starter for Spurs coach Greg Popovich, added 10 assists, while Green hit six more three-pointers, breaking Ray Allen’s record for most treys…

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Cole Wins Second With Help From HR’s From Alvarez And Presley

Gerrit Cole became just the fifth pitcher in the last fifty years to win his first two starts for Pittsburgh, receiving help from home runs by Pedro Alvarez and Alex Presley on Sunday in a 6-3 home win for the Pirates over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Cole (2-0; 3.75 ERA) joins Josh Fogg, Tim Wakefield, Jose…

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Justin Rose Wins First Major – Captures U.S. Open

Justin Rose fashioned an even-par 70 in the closing round of the U.S. Open at the Merion Golf Club’s East Course in Ardmore on Sunday, and then watched as Phil Mickelson parred the 71st hole and bogeyed the 72nd, taking his first major golf championship while Mickelson settled for his record sixth second-place finish at the…

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