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Pirates Manage Only Pedro’s Home Run In 2-1 Loss To St. Louis; Series Tied At 2-2

St. Louis rookie Mike Wacha pitched one-hit baseball for the second consecutive game on Monday afternoon, this time at the expense of the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the Cardinals evened their best-of-five National League Division series with the Pirates at two games apiece with a 2-1 victory at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Wacha, who missed a…

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Late FG Lifts Jets Past Atlanta On Monday Night

Nick Folk kicked a 43-yard field goal as time expired on Monday night, and the New York Jets (3-2) posted a 30-28 NFL victory over the Falcons in Atlanta. The Falcons (1-4) lost for the third straight week, and fell four games behind New Orleans in the NFC South.  The Jets trail New England (4-1)…

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NFL Results – 2013 Week 5

NFL Results – Week 5   Cleveland 37, Buffalo 24 Baltimore 26, Miami 23 Cincinnati 13, New England 6 New Orleans 26, Chicago 18 Kansas City 26, Tennessee 17 Green Bay 22, Detroit 9 Indianapolis 34, Seattle 28 Philadelphia 36, NY Giants 21 Denver 51, Dallas 48 St. Louis 34, Jacksonville 20 Arizona 22, Carolina…

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Fire Destroys Apartment Duplex In Downtown Franklin

The residents of two apartments were left homeless, and damages are estimated at $75,000 following a fire which destroyed a two-story duplex in downtown Franklin on Monday afternoon. The building on the 10-hundred block of Liberty Street near Washington Crossing was declared a total loss.  No injuries were reported. Franklin and Rocky Grove firefighters were…

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Five Fire Companies Respond To Garage Fire On Polk Cutoff

Five Venango County fire companies were called early Monday morning to a fire that roared through a garage in Sandycreek Township. Sandycreek, Franklin, Polk, Rocky Grove and Utica firefighters were all summoned around 4:45 AM to the blaze on the Polk Cutoff.  They battled for much of the early morning to keep the fire from…

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Forest County Newspaper Building Destroyed By Fire

A Monday morning fire that destroyed a Forest County newspaper building was apparently started when a vehicle ran off the road and sheared off a utility pole, causing the sparking of downed electric lines. The fire at The Forest Press on South Elm Street in Tionesta was reported shortly after 6:00 AM.  Five fire companies responded.…

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Police Say Oil City Man Showed Pornography To A Minor

Oil City Police have charged a Graff Street resident after the man was accused of showing pornographic images on a computer to a minor. 26 year-old Shawn McDonald is charged with distributing sexual materials to a minor and with the corruption of a minor. Investigators say a Head Start official noticed the computer images on…

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Franklin Man Injured In Sunday Motorcycle Crash

A Franklin-area man was taken to UPMC Northwest on Sunday evening after he crashed his motorcycle on Route 62 in Cranberry Township. State Police officials say 27 year-old Nicholas Knauf failed to negotiate a curve on Riverside Drive, approaching Oil City.  Knauf’s bike traveled through the curve and through several yards before it slammed into…

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Clarion Man Faces Charges In Police Chase; Teenage Rider Hospitalized In Pittsburgh

A Clarion man faces numerous charges including fleeing police, aggravated assault by vehicle and furnishing alcoholic beverages to minors following a crash during a police chase in Clarion County late Saturday night. Clarion Borough Police say 27 year-old Jesse Solomon was initially held on a probation detainer, and after treatment at Clarion Hospital, he was lodged…

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Pirates’ 5-3 Home Win Grabs NLDS Lead Over St. Louis

Eighth-inning RBI singles by Pedro Alvarez and Russell Martin lifted the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-3 Sunday afternoon home win over the St. Louis Cardinals, and to a 2-games-to-1 lead in their best-of-5 National League Division Series. The victory, before a PNC Park record crowd of 40, 489, means the Pirates need just one win…

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