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Pirates Boast Four All-Stars For First Time In 32 Years

For the first time since 1981, the Pittsburgh Pirates have had four of their players selected to the National League All-Star team. Third baseman Pedro Alvarez (22 HRs), center fielder Andrew McCutchen (.303 average), and pitchers Jeff Locke (8-1; 2.12 ERA) and Jason Grilli (28 saves, 2.15 ERA) have been selected for the mid-summer classic,…

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Murray, Bartoli Take Wimbledon Titles

For the first time in 77 years, a British tennis player has won the men’s singles title at Wimbledon. Andy Murray took three hours to win a straight sets victory over Novak Djokovic, from Serbia, 6-4, 7-5, 6-4.  He became the first British man to win singles at Wimbledon since Fred Perry in 1936.  Murray…

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Jonas Blixt Wins PGA Event At Greenbrier

Recording his third straight round of 3-under-par 67 Sunday following an opening-round 66, Jonas Blixt captured the PGA’s Greenbrier Classic at the Old White TPC at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Blixt finished the tournament at 13-under-par 267, two strokes better than the four golfers who tied for second place, and…

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Johnson Wins Again At Daytona

Jimmie Johnson became the first driver since Bobby Allison in 1982 to win both of one year’s NASCAR races at Daytona International Speedway, capturing Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400. Johnson won in a two-lap overtime sprint that ended under a caution flag, and became one of five drivers to sweep the season series at Daytona.  Overall,…

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Franklin Man Faces Charges, Including Robbery, In Convenience Store Incident

Authorities in Venango County say a Franklin-area man faces charges, including robbery, following an incident at a convenience store in Reno. Sugarcreek Borough Police did not release details, but they report that a man identified as 48 year-old Leroy Foreman was charged with robbery, making terroristic threats and disorderly conduct.  Charges stem from an incident…

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Oil City Man Charged In Jefferson County Break-In

Police in Jefferson County say an Oil City man is accused in a break-in in Union Township early Saturday morning. Officials did not release the man’s identity pending a decision on any charges. C-93 Radio reports that a 45 year-old man is accused of breaking into a 39 year-old woman’s residence via doors in the…

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Abandoned Home Destroyed By Fire Near Titusville

A Sunday morning fire destroyed a vacant home near Titusville. The home, located off Pastorius Lane in Oil Creek Township, was described as abandoned.  Officials say there were no current utility connections, and the house had no windows. The fire apparently broke out shortly after 9:30 AM Sunday.  Four fire companies responded, but the building…

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Franklin Man Arrested In Kentucky On Sugarcreek Indecent Assault Charges

A former Franklin man was apprehended by federal officials in Kentucky last week, and was awaiting extradition to Venango County where he will face indecent assault charges brought by a Sugarcreek Borough woman. 50 year-old Jeffrey Stephens is charged in connection with accusations that he molested a sleeping woman in her home last September.  Sugarcreek Borough…

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Franklin Man Sentenced In Home Terrorism Case

A Franklin man could serve close to two years in county jail following his sentencing in a case in which he was accused of assaulting and terrorizing a woman in her Franklin home. 21 year-old Quintin Williams was sentenced last week in Venango County Court to six months to  two years– less one day – following…

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Soriano Blasts Sink Pirates In 4-1 Game At Wrigley

A pair of two-run home runs by Alfonso Soriano were enough to put down the Pittsburgh Pirates (53-33) in a 4-1 win over the Bucs at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Saturday afternoon. The shots both came off Pirates starter Charlie Morton (1-2; 3.38 ERA), a renowned ground ball hitter.  Darwin Barney accounted for two…

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