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Local Runners Escape Injury In Boston Marathon Tragedy

A number of local runners took part in the running of the Boston Marathon on Monday. Several consolidated reports indicate that all escaped injury in the bombings that killed three people and injured at least others. Among the 27,000 or so runners competing in Boston were Jeff McVay, from Oil City, Patti Henderson, from Titusville, and Mark Courtney, from…

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Leeper Man Charged In Rape Investigation

A Leeper man has been charged after a woman claimed he raped her in the woods near a residence in Farmington Township. The incident allegedly occurred Monday afternoon in a wooded area near Kline Drive.  Police say the victim is 22. C-93 Radio in Clarion reports that 27 year-old Alex Forbes was arrested, charged and…

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Motion To Withdraw Plea Rejected In Colin Abbott Murder Case

A motion filed on behalf of a New Jersey man to withdraw his “no contest” pleas in his trial in the deaths of his parents was rejected in Butler County Court last week. 42 year-old Colin Abbott was sentenced in February to 35-to-80 years in prison when he entered the pleas to third-degree murder charges…

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Steelers Open Voluntary Workout Camp

The Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday opened a voluntary workout program for their players as spelled out in the terms of the NFL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement. The two-week program includes activities limited to strength, conditioning and physical rehabilitation only, according to Bob Labriola, of Steelers Digest. Later in the spring, three weeks can be dedicated to…

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Franklin Man Faces Numerous Charges After Vehicle Hits House

A former Franklin man faces several charges after an incident early Sunday morning in which a vehicle hit a house on Franklin’s 15th Street. Police say 36 year-old Joseph Austin, most recently from Jamestown, New York, was hurt in the crash shortly before 4:00 AM Sunday and was treated at UPMC Northwest. Accident investigators say Austin has been…

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Lawmakers Aim To Abolish Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission

A number of state lawmakers are planning a news conference to announce they will be introducing legislation in Harrisburg to abolish the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. Representative Donna Oberlander, from Clarion County, says the measure would cede all the responsibilities and maintenance of the Turnpike to PennDOT. Oberlander’s office said Monday that the announcement will be…

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Scott Wins Playoff To Capture 2013 Masters

Adam Scott sank a 12-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole Sunday and won the 2013 Masters golf tournament, becoming the first Australian golfer to earn the green jacket at Augusta National. Scott appeared to have the tournament won with a long birdie putt on the 72nd hole, until Angel Cabrera matched the birdie. …

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Pirates Sweep Reds With Help From 10 Late Sunday Runs

The Pittsburgh Pirates (6-6) exploded for a total of ten runs in the seventh and eight innings at PNC Park in Pittsburgh on Sunday, completing a three-game sweep of visiting Cincinnati (5-7) and moving into second place in the National League Central Division with a 10-7 win over the Reds. The Pirates have won five…

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Steelers Retain Emmanuel Sanders

The Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday matched the one-year offer sheet tendered to unrestricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders by the New England Patriots, and Sanders will remain with the Steelers for the 2013 season. The Patriots’ offer was reportedly for $2.5 million. Sanders may still become an unrestricted free agent after the 2013 season.  The…

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Kyle Busch Wins At Texas

Kyle Busch surged ahead of Martin Turex, Jr. and won the NASCAR Sprint Cup NRA 500 at Texas Motor Speedway in Forth Worth on Saturday night. With the victory, Busch moved into third place in the Sprint Cup points standings, behind Jimmie Johnson and Brad Keselowski.  Johnson finished sixth.  Keselowski placed ninth. Busch also completed the…

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