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Tony Stewart Breaks Leg In American Sprint Car Series Race In Iowa

Racer Tony Stewart broke two bones in his right leg in a sprint car race at Southern Iowa Speedway on Monday night, and underwent surgery at a local hospital. Stewart was leading an American Sprint Car Series race with five laps to go when his vehicle struck a lapped car that spun out in front…

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Suspect Charged In Shooting Death Of Former Slippery Rock University Football Star

Police in Pittsburgh say they have a suspect in the shooting death last weekend of a former Slippery Rock University student and football player. Investigators say 22 year-old Isaiah Smith, from Pittsburgh’s Lincoln-Lemington neighborhood, turned himself in to authorities on Monday, and was charged in the death of  25 year-old Zachary Sheridan, from Brookline.  Sheridan was…

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Parker Man Dies In Weekend A-T-V Crash

A Parker man died over the weekend in the crash of an all-terrain vehicle in northern Butler County. State Police say 19 year-old Tyler Shreve was operating an A-T-V on Branchton Road in Washington Township when he lost control of the vehicle on a curve.  The A-T-V hit a guardrail, and slammed into a utility…

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Three Injured In One-Vehicle Crash In Sandycreek Township

State Police officials have released details of a one-vehicle crash that occurred in Sandycreek Township on Friday afternoon. Troopers tell KQW that three people were injured, two seriously, in the incident on Pittsburgh Road south of Franklin. Accident investigators say the driver, 74 year-old Ronald Christy, from Warren, fell asleep at the wheel and his…

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Suspected Burglar Arrested While Petting Dog At The Crime Scene

A Franklin man faces charges after he was found petting a dog on someone else’s property. The problem was — 54 year-old Kenneth Garren is accused of entering the Pacific Street residence, where the homeowner now says it was discovered that items are missing. Franklin City Police say the incident occurred early Saturday evening on the…

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Texas Man Seriously Hurt In Another Crawford County Motorcycle-Deer Collision

A Texas man was hospitalized in Erie Monday after his motorcycle hit a deer north of Meadville. State Police at the Meadville station say 65 year-old Raymond Kern, from Humble, Texas was operating his motorcycle on Norrisville Road in Hayfield Township at about 4:30 PM when a deer wandered onto the road.  Kern’s bike hit…

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DuBois Could Be Two Wins From Junior League World Series

The DuBois Junior League baseball all-star team which fended off challenges from three teams, including Franklin, to win the Section 1 tournament on their home field, and then advanced to Cranberry where they won the state championship tournament, has moved even further — to the winners’ bracket final of the Eastern Region Tournament in Freehold…

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Tuesday Events At The Venango County Fair

Tuesday’s activities at the 2013 Venango County Fair include the swine and rabbit shows, magic, and the horse game show. Other competitions will involve a nail design contest and vegetable-and-fruit carving. Tuesday night activities at the pulling track are to include farm and antique tractor pulls. The Venango County Fair, at the Venango County 4-H…

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Jackson Center Man Charged For Child Pornography, Sexual Assault On Teen Girl

State officials say a Jackson Center man, whom police were investigating for having sex with a teenage girl, has now been charged with the possession of child pornography. The state Attorney General’s office says 21 year-old Travis Cook was found to be in possession of twenty-eight images deemed to be child pornography.  Cook has also…

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Burnett Throws Complete Game As Pirates Win Series From Rockies

A. J. Burnett tossed just the second complete game thrown this season by a Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher, beating the Colorado Rockies 5-1 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh on Sunday afternoon, and Russell Martin provided his biggest help with a three-run home run.  In the process, the Pirates took two of the three games in the…

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