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Oil City Man Arrested In Assault On Franklin Woman

Police in Franklin say an Oil City man was arrested late last week for allegedly assaulting a Franklin woman at a residence on Oak Hill in Franklin. Police say 21 year-old Quentin Williams is accused of beating and choking and threatening to kill a woman who lives in an Oak Hill apartment. The alleged victim…

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Three Top Public Welfare Employees Lose Their Jobs

Three of the top employees at Pennsylvania’s Department of Public Welfare lost their jobs on in the last four days, just three-and-a-half weeks after the state’s Welfare Secretary left his position. A spokesman for the Welfare Department declined to give a reason for the firings of the three men by the Corbett administration, and one…

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Pirates Win In Walk-off Over Orioles

Carlos Paulino drove home the winning run with a ground ball in the bottom of the ninth inning on Monday, and the Pittsburgh Pirates (7-10) won their fourth preseason game in three days 4-3 over the Baltimore Orioles at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida. Josh Harrison had tied the game at 3-3 with his second RBI…

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Lady Knights To Have New 8:00 Start Time On Wedneday

The Franklin Lady Knights upcoming showdown in the Sweet 16 round of the PIAA girls “AAA” basketball tournament will see the local team returning to Morrow Fieldhouse at Slippery Rock University where they dispatched Ligonier Valley 66-46 in first-round play on Saturday afternoon. Franklin will meeet WPIAL (District 7) runnerup Elizabeth-Forward (23-3) at 8:00 PM on…

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Crosby, Kunitz Record Five Points Each In Pens 6-1 Sunday Win

Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz both recorded five points Sunday night, and the Pittsburgh Penguins (18-8) earned their fifth consecutive victory, routing the New York Islanders 6-1 at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Crosby tied a career high with five assists, and Kunitz recorded his second hat trick of the season (4th career) and added…

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Tiger Woods Wins 76th Title, 17th WGC Event

Tiger Woods dominated Doral over the weekend, winning the Cadillac Championship by two strokes over Steve Stricker, and besting all other competitiors by at least five shots. It was Woods’ 76th career victory and his 17th at a World Golf Championships event.  He won $1.5 million. After Sunday’s final round at Trump Doral Golf Club…

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Penn State Wins 3rd Straight Big Ten Wrestling Championship

With all four of their finalists winning their championship matches, the Penn State Nittany Lions won their third consecutive Big Ten Conference wrestling championship Sunday at the University of Illinois. The next goal for Penn State will be winning their third straight NCAA national tournament.  The NCAA Championships will be held March 21-23 in Des…

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Matt Kenseth Victorious At Las Vegas On 41st Birthday

On his 41st birthday Sunday, Matt Kenseth held off Kasey Kahne for his 25th Spring Cup victory, winning the NASCAR Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Kenseth gambled by taking only fuel on the final pit stop, and won the race on the tires he decided not to replace. Pole-sitter Brad Keselowski finished…

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Second Fatality From Fall Through Ice – Officials Say Stay Off

Safety and emergency officials are warning everyone to stay off the ice on area lakes, ponds and rivers. The warnings follow not only the recent thaw, but also two deaths that were the results of falls through thin ice and other incidents in which people needed rescues after such falls. The fatalities were reported Thursday…

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Pirates Win Both Sunday Games

After losses earlier in the weekend to both the Baltimore Orioles and the Minnesota Twins, the Pittsburgh Pirates (6-10) posted preseason victories, using split squads, over both teams on Sunday. Andrew McCutchen, Gaby Sanchez and Tony Sanchez all homered in a 7-4 victory over the Twins.  Jonathan Sanchez made his first start of the preseason…

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