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Truex Wins At Sonoma

Martin Truex, Jr. won his first NASCAR Sprint Cup race since 2007 on Sunday, capturing the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway in California. Truex’s only previous Sprint Cup victory came six years ago at Dover. Truex led by six seconds over Juan Pablo Montoya when Montoya’s car ran out of fuel on the final…

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Ken Duke Wins Travelers For First PGA Victory

In his 188th tournament, Ken Duke posted his first PGA Tour victory on Sunday, sinking a 2-and-a-half-foot birdie putt on the second hole of a playoff with Chris Stroud. Duke, 44, is the sixth first-time winner this year. He earned $1.098 million, finishing at 12-under-par 268.  Stroud tied that mark and forced the playoff, chipping…

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Kane Leads Blackhawks To 3-1 Win In Game 6, And 3-2 Lead In Stanley Cup Final

Patrick Kane scored a pair of goals, and teammate Dave Bolland added an empty-netter, and the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Boston Bruins 3-1 in Chicago on Saturday night, moving to within one win of winning the Stanley Cup for the second time in four years. Jonathan Toews tallied two assists, and Corey Crawford made 24…

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Brody Block Site Gains New Name, Gets Grass Seeding Job

The former Brody Block site on Oil City’s North Side now has a new name, and on Monday morning the next step was taken toward the landscaping for the lot that was left through the recent demolition of the property. Following recent aeration work on the lot, now named Town Center Square, crews on Monday performed a…

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Fertigs Home Gutted By Fire, No Injuries Reported

A fire early Sunday morning gutted a residence on Camp Coffman Road in the Fertigs area. Officials say the home’s new resident, Mindy Hale, had recently moved all her possessions into the home, but no one was in the building when the fire broke out shortly after 1:30 AM Sunday. Five fire companies responded, and two of…

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Grove City Fire Victims Identified

Emergency officials in Mercer County revealed over the weekend the identities of the two people who died in a house fire in Grove City last week. Police said 28 year-old Brandon Fortuna, from Grove City, and his sister, 43 year-old Kirsten Fellows, from Mercer, died in a fire that destroyed a home on McConnell Street…

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Cigarette And Oxygen Machine Combine To Cause Titusville Apartment Building Fire

Investigators believe a fire early Saturday morning that affected the residents of four apartments in a Titusville apartment complex was caused by a match being struck to light a cigarette by a woman who was also using an oxygen machine. The fire, shortly before 3:00 AM Saturday morning, apparently spread from the oxygen machine to the…

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Troopers Say They Found 91 Pounds Of Pot At I-80 Weigh Station Inspection

State Police in Clarion County have reported that they found 91 pounds of marijuana inside a tractor-trailer during an inspection at a weigh station along Interstate 80 on Friday morning. A warrant was executed before the search.  Troopers say they arrested 41 year-old Duane Willis, from Carson, California, at the weigh station in Beaver Township…

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Dropped Cigarette Leads To Injuries For Michigan Man In Tractor-Trailer Rollover

State Police troopers say a tractor-trailer rollover in which a Michigan man was injured was instigated when the driver reached down to retrieve a dropped cigarette. 71 year-old Charles Harrison, from Newaygo, Michigan, was taken to Grove City Medical Center after the crash early Friday morning on Interstate 80 in Scrubgrass Township in southern Venango…

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Travel Agency Projects Fewer 4th of July Holiday Travelers

AAA projections point to a decrease in Fourth of July holiday travel this year. More than 40-million travelers are expected to hit the road — or the skies — over the five-day Independence Day holiday.  That would mark a decline of just under one percent from last year. Most will visit relatives or friends, sightsee…

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