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Charges Changed Against Oil City Man Accused Of Physically Assaulting Two Young Girls

A new set of lesser charges has been brought against an Oil City man who was accused of physically assaulting two young girls. 22 year-old Charles Alden is now charged with two counts of simple assault. Through a decision that was apparently made through the Venango County District Attorney’s office, the original charges against Alden,…

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Cumpton 2-Hits Cubs Through 7 Innings; Bucs Beat Chicago 2-1

Brandon Cumpton pitched a two-hit shutout through seven innings on Sunday afternoon, and the Pittsburgh Pirates (37-38) edged the Chicago Cubs 2-1 in the rubber game of a three-game series at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Cumpton (3-2) struck out four batters and walked two.  Tony Watson worked himself out of a jam in the eighth…

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Edwards Takes Checkered Flag At Sonoma For First Road Course Victory

Carl Edwards won a NASCAR Sprint Cup race held on a road course for the first time Sunday, taking the checkered flag at the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway in California. Edwards grabbed the lead on a restart with 25 laps remaining, and held off Jeff Gordon at the finish.  It was his second…

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Kevin Streelman Takes Travelers Tournament With Record Finish

Kevin Streelman set a PGA Tour record by birdieing the final seven holes of the closing round of a four-day tournament, and captured by one stroke the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut. Streelman won $1.116 million, finishing at 15-under-par 265, one stroke better than K.J. Choi and Sergio Garcia.  He played…

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Wie Wins First Major; Takes U.S. Women’s Open At Pinehurst

24 year-old Michelle Wie captured her first Major on Sunday, winning the U.S. Women’s Open at Pinehurst #2 in North Carolina. Wie closed Sunday’s fourth round with an even par 70 on the same course on which the men’s national champion had just been determined the previous weekend, and defeated the world’s top-ranked female golfer,…

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Pens To Open Regular Season With Home Game vs. Anaheim

The Pittsburgh Penguins announced Sunday they will open their 2014-2015 NHL season at home on Thursday, October 9 against the Anaheim Ducks. Although the second game of the year will be played in Toronto, the Penguins will be at home for seven of their first ten contests, including matchups against Philadelphia on Wednesday, October 22…

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Armed Robbery At Geneva Convenience Store

The search continued over the weekend for the man who robbed a Geneva convenience store at gunpoint early Friday morning. The store is located at the Geneva exit of Interstate 79 near Cochranton.  Police say a man walked into the business shortly before 3:30 AM Friday, produced a gun and demanded money of the on-duty…

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Former Governor Thornburgh Hospitalized After Mild Stroke

Former Governor Dick Thornburgh was hospitalized in Pittsburgh over the weekend following what doctors have diagnosed as a mild stroke. Thornburgh’s wife, Ginny, told reporters Sunday the former Governor is “resting comfortably.” The 81 year-old Thornburgh was stricken at his weekend home in Latrobe on Saturday. Thornburgh also served as United States Attorney General and…

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State Hospital Association Calls For Increase In Cigarette Tax

A hospital advocacy group says it has a remedy for the state’s budget crisis. Proposed cuts to the budget could result in the loss of federal Medicare funding. The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania is calling for an increase of sixty cents per pack in the state’s cigarette tax.  Supporters say this would generate the…

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Pirates Walk Away With Win On Walkoff Walk

A walk to Russell Martin with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 12th inning on Thursday afternoon gave the Pittsburgh Pirates a 4-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds in the finale of a three-game series at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. The Pirates (35-37) had taken a 3-2 lead into the ninth inning, but…

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