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West Wins NBA All-Star Game – Chris Paul Earns MVP Honors

Chris Paul scored 20 points and recorded 15 assists Sunday night to win MVP honors in the West’s 143-138 victory in the NBA All-Star Game played Sunday night in Houston. The West’s Kevin Durant led all scorers with 30 points, and Blake Griffin added 19. The East squad was paced by Carmelo Anthony with 26…

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Franklin Firefighters Battle Downtown Blaze

Franklin firefighters were called during the midday Tuesday to a reported structure fire in the middle of the city’s business district. Early reports indicate that the blaze broke out in the middle of the 1200 block of Liberty Street in the area of 1243 and 1245 Liberty Street. The fire appears to have originated in the upper…

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Nominations Open For Oil Heritage Preservation Awards

The nomination process for the 2013 Oil Heritage Region Historic Preservation Awards has opened. The program recognizes rehabilitation and restoration efforts during the past five years involving structures that are at least fifty years old.  Any structure in the Oil Heritage Region, including all of Venango County, and Titusville, Oil Creek Township and Hydetown Borough in…

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Merrick Wins At Riviera

John Merrick sank an 18-foot par putt on the second half of a playoff on Sunday to win the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club outside Los Angeles. Charlie Beljan missed a five-foot putt for par to finish second. Merrick and Beljan had finished 72 holes knotted at 11-under-par 273.  Bill Haas, Frederik Jacobson…

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Danica Patrick Wins Pole For Daytona 500

Danica Patrick won the pole position for the Daytona 500 on Sunday, becoming the first woman to not only win the Daytona pole, but the first to earn the top starting position for any NASCAR Sprint Cup event. The Daytona 500 will be run next Sunday, and will be broadcast on 96.3 KQW. Patrick was…

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Pens Win Two On The Road Over The Weekend

The Pittsburgh Penguins (11-5) improved to an all-time best 8-2 on the road with weekend wins at Winnipeg and Buffalo and moved into first place in the NHL’s Eastern Conference.  The Pens have played 10 of their first 16 games away from home, but will stay in Pittsburgh for  9 of their next 14 contests.…

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Pitt Falls At Marquette

Marquette shot 57 percent (26-for-46) on their home floor on Saturday afternoon en route to defeating Pitt 70-69. With the win, the Golden Eagles (18-6; 9-3 Big East) moved into a first-place tie with Georgetown in the Big East Conference.  Pitt fell to 20-6 and 8-5. Vander Blue, one of five Marquette players to reach…

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Garage, Vehicles Destroyed In Reno Fire

The cause of a Monday night fire in Reno is under investigation. No major injuries were recorded, but a garage, a motor home and a car were destroyed. The fire apparently broke out in the garage on property on Sloss Alley in Reno around 6:30 PM.  Four fire companies responded.  One person was checked out for…

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Knox Man Hospitalized After Ashland Rollover

A Knox man was hospitalized in a one-car accident over the weekend on a rural road in Ashland Township. State Police say 29 year-old Gabriel Gilmore lost control of his car while he was traveling in the early morning hours on Oak Grove Road.  The vehicle went up an embankment and rolled over several times.…

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Oil City Man Charged In Series Of State Police Heroin Busts

C-93 Radio reports that an Oil City man wanted in Clarion County was charged in one of nine heroin busts made over the weekend by State Police troopers from the Kittanning station. The report indicates that 25 year-old Cody Haglock was already wanted on a bench warrant in Clarion County. Troopers say Haglock was pulled…

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