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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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Pennsylvanians Must Register On Job Search Website To Receive Unemployment Pay

The state Department of Labor and Industry is reminding us that unemployed Pennsylvanians must now register on a job search website to qualify to receive unemployment compensation. The requirement took effect last month, and applies only to new applicants who have filed for jobless benefits since August 19.  It states that those who have applied for…

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Teen Dies In Forklift Accident Near Cochranton

A teenager from the Saegertown area died Wednesday when a forklift he was operating rolled over onto him. Investigators say 17 year-old Jacob Byler was backing the forklift at an industrial company in the Cochranton area when a rear wheel caught itself in something on a loading dock.  When Byler freed the machine, it toppled…

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Oil City Man Gets County Jail Time, Probation In Indecent Assault And Crossbow Injury

An Oil City man was sentenced this week to up to two years in the county jail and a total of four years probation in two separate cases, occurring some three years apart, that included the indecent assault of a child and a hunting incident in which he shot another man with a crossbow. 24 year-old…

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Oil City Man Faces Charges After Rollover And Truck Fire

An Oil City man faces a number of charges after police say he left the scene of a rollover and vehicle fire in Frenchcreek Township on Wednesday afternoon. State Police troopers say Steven Mendez did not have a driver’s license. Reports indicate a dump truck loaded with used shingles and other construction debris, which police say…

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