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Steelers Great Jack Butler Dies At 85

Pittsburgh Steelers Hall-of-Fame cornerback Jack Butler died Saturday following a long battle with a staph infection.  Butler was 85. A college star at Saint Bonaventure, Butler was drafted by the Steelers in 1951 and played for Pittsburgh until a knee injury ended his career in 1959.  Upon his retirement, Butler had recorded 52 career interceptions, a…

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Kenseth, Hamlin Finish One-Two At Darlington

Matt Kenseth passed one teammate, Kyle Busch, with 13 laps remaining, and held off another teammate, Denny Hamlin, to win Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race, the Bojangles Southern 500, at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina. For Kenseth, it was the third Sprint Cup victory of the year, and the 27th of his career, but the…

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Orpik Scores In OT To Give Pens Series Win Over Islanders

Brooks Orpik scored his first-ever Stanley Cup Playoff goal at 7:49 of overtime on Saturday night, giving the Pittsburgh Penguins a 4-3 road victory over the New York Islanders and a 4-games-to-2 win in their best-of-seven opening-round playoff series. The Penguins will advance to meet the Ottawa Senators in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Pittsburgh had…

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Camp And Garage Destroyed By Fire In Oilcreek Township

Five fire companies were called late Sunday night to a fire that destroyed a camp and garage in Oilcreek Township in southern Crawford County. Crews reported to the scene on Dotyville Road shortly after 11:30 PM Sunday and were there for more than four hours.  No injuries were reported. Both buildings were completely destroyed.  A…

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New Jersey Man Could Serve 10 Years For 7th DUI Conviction

A New Jersey man who entered guilty pleas in Venango County Court in his seventh D-U-I case was sentenced last week to three-to-10 years in state prison. The sentencing last week stemmed from charges of D-U-I-highest rate and fleeing police.  42 year-old Jonathan Mace, from Pittsgrove, New Jersey, will also serve five years probation on a charge…

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Armed Man Apprehended Near Keystone High School Termed An Undocumented Alien

An armed man spotted near Keystone High School in Knox on Friday morning was apprehended without incident by Knox Borough Police. Authorities later said the man is an “undocumented alien,” does not speak English, and was unaware he was near a school.  His weapon turned out to be a B-B gun, and the man was apparently using…

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Penguins’ Roster Changes Pay Off In 4-0 Shutout Victory

Tomas Vokoun, seeing his first playoff action since 2007, stopped all 31 shots he faced after he replaced Marc-Andre Fleury in goal for game five of Pittsburgh’s tied Stanley Cup Playoff series with the New York Islanders, led the Penguins to a 4-0 shutout win over New York on Thursday night at Consol Energy Center…

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Former Governor George Leader Dies At Age 95

The second-youngest Governor in Pennsylvania’s history died early Thursday at an assisted-living center in Hershey. George Leader served one term, from 1955 until 1959.  He was 37 at the time of his inauguration.  Leader lived to be 95. Leader was born in York County in 1918, worked on his family’s chicken farm, and served as…

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Butler Bus Driver Charged In Fatal Train-Bus Crash

Authorities in Butler County say they have charged a Butler bus driver in the fatal crash between a train and his bus at an Evans City intersection two weeks ago. 60 year-old Frank Schaffner was one of eleven people who was injured in the April 26 crash.  Two of his passengers, 91 year-old Claudette Miller,…

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Meadville Woman Charged With Setting Man On Fire

A Meadville-area woman has been charged after she allegedly set a man on fire during what she called a game testing the man’s pain threshold. 24 year-old Labresha Brown, from West Mead Township, was charged Thursday with arson, aggravated assault, simple assault and reckless endangerment.  Police say the victim had been treated for second- and…

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