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Clarion County Sees Third Fatal Crash In Three Days

For the third time in three days, first-responders were called to the scene of a fatal traffic accident in Clarion County on Friday afternoon. State Police from the Clarion station say a Shippenville man died shortly after 1:00 PM on Friday when his car left Route 66 in Paint Township and slammed into a tree.…

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Bruins 1-0 Shutout Eliminates Penguins – Pittsburgh Loses Series In A Sweep

Adam McQuaid scored the game’s only goal with 14:59 left in the final period, and the Boston Bruins completed a four-game sweep over the Pittsburgh Penguins with a 1-0 shutout win on Friday night at TD Garden in Boston. The Pittsburgh loss eliminated the Penguins from the Stanley Cup Playoffs in the Eastern Conference championship…

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Pirates Pitchers Throw 10th Shutout, 2-0 Over Cubs

Francisco Liriano. Mark Melancon and Jason Grilli combined on a five-hit shutout on Friday afternoon, and the Pittsburgh Pirates blanked the Cubs 2-0 at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The shutout was the tenth of the season for the Pirates’ pitching staff, a number that leads the Major Leagues. Liriano (4-2; 1.75 ERA) worked seven innings…

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Cranberry Township Man Rescued From Trench Cave-In

A Cranberry Township man was rescued on Friday afternoon after a trench in which he was working collapsed around him. Officials say the incident occurred during a sewer line project in Cornplanter Township.  The cave-in of a 12-foot hole left worker Ken Sharpe with a broken leg, and partially buried in the collapsed dirt. Sharpe…

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Juvenile Girl Suspected Of Sex Crimes

An investigation is reportedly underway in one Clarion County community into allegations that two young girls have been sexually abused by another juvenile female. The State Police have confirmed that an investigation continues, but they gave few details. The alleged victims are said to be four and ten years of age.  Early reports did not…

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State Lawmakers Want Pennsylvania’s Public Smoking Ban Expanded

Lawmakers in both houses of the state legislature want Pennsylvania’s Clean Indoor Air Act which restricts smoking in most public places to be expanded to include venues that have, until now, been given exemptions. Those places would include all drinking establishments, private clubs and the state’s casinos. Senator Stewart Greenleaf, from Montgomery County, and Representative Mario…

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Driver Treated, Power Restored After Route 417 Crash

One person was treated for injuries, and power needed to be restored to nearly fifty electric customers following a one-vehicle crash near Dempseytown on Friday morning. Officials say a driver, whose identity they have not yet released, left Route 417 and slammed into a utility pole.  The vehicle ended up on its side, covered by…

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Flooding Reported In Crawford And Erie Counties

Heavy rains Thursday forced the closure of one Erie County road and prompted emergency officials to issue warnings about water ponding on several other roads in Crawford County. The National Weather Service issued a flood warning for Thursday afternoon into early Friday morning for both Crawford and Erie Counties. As of late Friday morning, PennDOT…

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Pirates Go With High School Talent In MLB Draft

The Pittsburgh Pirates selected three high school standouts in the first two rounds of the annual Major League Baseball first-year player draft on Thursday night. The Bucs made Georgia high school outfielder/first baseman Austin Meadows, the number-9 overall selection as a supplemental pick, drafted Washington state high school player-of-the-year Reese McGuire, a catcher, with their own number-one pick…

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Spurs Earn 92-88 Win Over Heat In Opener Of NBA Finals

Tony Parker scored 21 points, Tim Duncan added 20 points and 14 rebounds, and Manu Ginobili tallied 13 points on Thursday night as the San Antonio Spurs posted a 92-88 victory over the Miami Heat in the opening game of the NBA championship series, played in Miami. LeBron James led the Heat with his tenth…

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