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Ragan Wins 7-Hour Marathon At Talladega

David Ragan passed the leaders during a two-lap, green-white overtime finish on Sunday to win his second NASCAR Sprint Cup event, the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama. In a 7-hour marathon delayed by a multicar crash before the midway point and a 3-hour and 36-minute rain stoppage, the green-white finish was needed by…

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Rookie Derek Ernst Wins First PGA Event

The fourth alternate to the weekend’s event, PGA Tour rookie Derek Ernst wrapped up his Sunday with a four-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole, and walked away with his first tour win, at the Wells Fargo Championship at the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte. Ernst won $1.206 million. Ernst and David Lynn both…

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LeBron James Becomes Fourth 5-Time NBA MVP Award-Winner

Miami Heat star LeBron James on Sunday joined four other NBA greats who have won at least four NBA Most Valuable Player awards. James earned all but one first-place vote in winning the 2012-2013 honor.  Only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (with six), Michael Jordan and Bill Russell (with five apiece) and Wilt Chamberlain (with four) have won…

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Orb, The Favorite, Wins Muddy Kentucky Derby

On a muddy first Saturday in May, Orb, the 5-1 pre-race favorite, won the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby. The bay colt started from the number-16 post, and was still 16th after a half-mile before taking the one-and-a-quarter mile event at Churchill Downs in  Louisville in a time of 2:02.89.  Orb won by about…

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Franklin Man Charged In Burglary At Reno Business

State Police say a Franklin man was arrested early Sunday morning after having been discovered inside an enclosed fence behind the Liberty Electronics complex in Reno. Troopers tell KQW that 25 year-old Justin Graham had filled two duffle bags with copper wire. Investigators report that Graham was trying to hide when they arrived on the…

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Pedestrian Struck By Car In Titusville

A Cambridge Springs woman was taken to an Erie hospital after she was struck by a car at an intersection in Titusville on Sunday afternoon. 58 year-old Jann Sprague is listed in fair condition.  Sprague’s husband, who was crossing the street with his wife, was not injured. Titusville City police say the incident happened shortly…

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Powerball Jackpot Reaches 222 Million Dollars

Powerball Lottery officials say the estimated annuity value of the jackpot for the Wednesday drawing of the game now stands at 222-million dollars after no one matched all five numbers plus the Powerball number on Saturday night. In Pennsylvania, five lottery players matched four of five numbers plus the Powerball.  Three of those ticketholders had purchased…

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Infant Checked For Injuries After Stroller Is Hit By Truck

A woman and her one year-old son were taken for observation to Titusville Area Hospital late Friday afternoon after the mother was bumped by a pickup while she was pushing the boy in a stroller. The incident occurred shortly after 5:30 PM at the intersection of North Franklin Street and West Central Avenue in Titusville.  The truck driver said…

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Penguins Give Away Game Two – Series Tied At 1-1

The Pittsburgh Penguins scored three times in the first 7:22 of the second game of their Stanley Cup Playoff opener on Friday night, but the New York Islanders rebounded for a 4-3 victory at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, tying the best-of-seven series at one game apiece. The tie-breaking goal by Kyle Okposo came with…

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Burnett, McCutchen, Mercer Star In Pirates’ 3-1 Win Over Nationals

A.J. Burnett (3-2; 2.57 ERA) pitched five-hit ball over five innings, and Andrew McCutchen and newly-promoted infielder Jordy Mercer both homered as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Washington Nationals 3-1 Friday night in the opening game of a three-game series at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Burnett allowed just one run while striking out nine batters…

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