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Kane Report On Sandusky Case Finds Bad Investigating, But No Political Pressure

The long-awaited report from the office of Attorney General Kathleen Kane on the state’s investigation into the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse allegations, has determined that no indication has been found that politics influenced any important decision in the case, but it does imply that the probe was not handled as effectively as it could have been,…

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Fire Destroys Chestnut Street Home In Franklin; Three Firefighters Treated

Two people were rescued from a porch roof early Sunday morning during a fire that destroyed a home in downtown Franklin. A total of five people reportedly lived in the home.  None of the residents was harmed, but reports indicate that three Franklin firefighters were treated for unknown injuries.  Two of the men were taken…

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Franklin Man Charged; Accused Of Repeatedly Choking 15 Year-Old Girl

A Franklin man was arrested late Saturday afternoon for allegedly repeatedly choking a teenage girl. Franklin City Police say 19 year-old Fred Sabo was arrested after an incident involving a 15 year-old girl.  Sabo is accused of choking the girl numerous times. Police add that Sabo fled the scene of the alleged assaults before they…

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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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