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Durant Wins NBA’s MVP Award

Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant, who has led the NBA in scoring in four of the past five years, was named Tuesday the league’s Most Valuable Player. In the voting, Durant outpolled Miami’s LeBron James, who won MVP honors in each of the last two seasons.  Blake Griffin, of the Los Angeles Clippers, was third. Durant…

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Butler County Lawmaker Drafts Resolution To Impeach State’s Attorney General; Democrats Walk Out Of Hearing

A state House committee was to hear testimony Tuesday (May 6) regarding a resolution sponsored by a Butler County lawmaker calling for the impeachment of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane.  Democrats who could not get the hearing adjourned walked out. Republican State Representative Daryl Metcalfe, the chairman of the House State Government Committee, says Kane broke…

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Rep. Lucas Wants Small Caliber Semi-Automatic Rifles Okayed For “Varmint Hunting”

A lawmaker representing Crawford and Erie Counties has proposed legislation in Harrisburg to allow Pennsylvania residents to use small caliber semi-automatic rifles to hunt predators and animals his office described as “varmints.” The bill sponsored by Representative Greg Lucas and referred to the House Game and Fisheries Committee would legalize the use of semi-automatic rifles of…

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Oil City Man Who Flees Sentencing In Church Burglaries Is Apprehended In Michigan

An Oil City man who was to be sentenced last week in a series of church burglaries in a three-county area, but fled the Oil Region, was apprehended over the weekend in Michigan. 31 year-old John Biddle has been returned to Venango County where he will be sentenced later this month, and where he now…

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Fleury, Penguins Record Second Straight Playoff Shutout

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 35 shots for his second straight playoff shutout, and teammate Sidney Crosby snapped a string of 13 consecutive postseason games without a goal by scoring in the second period in a 2-0 win for the Pittsburgh Penguins over the Rangers on Monday night at Madison Square Garden in New York. Jussi Jokinen also…

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Marburger To Challenge Metcalfe As A Write-In Candidate Following Removal From Primary Ballot

A Butler County man says he will continue to challenge incumbent state Representative Daryl Metcalfe despite his removal by the state’s highest court from the May 20 primary election ballot. Gordon Marburger, from Adams Township, says he will continue his campaign in the 12th State House District as a write-in candidate. Marburger’s quest to run…

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Bucs Blow 8-2 Lead Over Giants, Lose 11-10 In 13 Innings

The Pittsburgh Pirates squandered an 8-2 lead on Monday night, and lost an 11-10 decision to the visiting San Francisco Giants in a wild 13-inning game at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. The Bucs grounded into four double plays, left nine runners on base and struck out twelve times.  The winning run for the Giants (21-11)…

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Lee Brice, Frankie Ballard To Appear At Crawford County Fair

Fair officials have announced the performers for another major concert attraction at this year’s Crawford County Fair in Meadville. Organizers say a country music concert featuring Lee Brice and Frankie Ballard has been scheduled for Wednesday, August 20 at 7:30 PM.  Tickets will go on sale on Monday, May 19 both online and at the Crawford County…

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New Historical Marker In Franklin Honors Civil War General Alexander Hays

A new historical marker was unveiled in Franklin on Monday.  It honors Civil War Major General Alexander Hays. General Hays was born in Franklin, and attended Allegheny College in Meadville before going to West Point. As a lieutenant, Hays served with the Fourth Infantry in the Mexican War.  After that war, Hays worked in the…

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Pens Post 3-0 Shutout Over New York To Tie Stanley Cup Series At 1-1

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 22 shots in recording his seventh career postseason shutout, and the Pittsburgh Penguins threw up a 3-0 shutout against the visiting New York Rangers, tying their NHL Eastern Conference semifinal series at one game apiece on Sunday night at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Game three will be played Monday night at 7:30…

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