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Johnson Wins At Texas Motor Speedway

Jimmie Johnson shot past both Kevin Harvick and Jamie McMurray with fourteen laps to go on Saturday night on his way to winning NASCAR’s Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. It was Johnson’s second Sprint Cup victory this season, his fifth at Texas and his 72nd overall.  Harvick, who also has…

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Water To Be Released From Kinzua Dam Will Add To Bloated River Levels

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced that they are planning “significant increases” in the outflow of water to be released from behind Kinzua Dam, and the action will result in even higher levels on the Allegheny River. Even in areas of the river where there has been recent subsidence, it is expected that the…

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Bredinsburg Road Closed Due To Landslide

PennDOT  officials say Bredinsburg Road in Cranberry Township has been closed due to an “earth slide.” The incident reported around lunchtime Friday (April 10) has forced the closure of the road, officially known as State Route 2006, from its intersection with Route 322 to Deep Hollow Road. The slide has created an immense crack through…

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Regional Teen Driving Competitions To Include Event In Rocky Grove

PennDOT is teaming with several others to hold four Regional Teen Driving Competitions in northwestern Pennsylvania this week. One of the events will run from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM on Wednesday (April 15) at the Rocky Grove Fire Department.  The other competitions are scheduled for Monday in McKean, Tuesday in Meadville and Thursday in…

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PennDOT Announces Venango County Road Maintenance Schedule – Week Of April 13

PennDOT has announced its road maintenance schedule for Venango County for the week of April 13. The scheduled projects include the cleaning of bridges on Routes 8, 62 and 322 in the Franklin area and on Route 208 and Kennerdell Road in Scrubgrass Township. Also scheduled is ditch work along Nickleville Road and Kahle Lake…

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Connor McDavid Scores Record Five Goals In Erie Otters’ Game 2 Playoff Win

Connor McDavid, who realistically could be the number-one selection in this year’s National Hockey League draft, set a team record with five goals on Friday night, propelling the Erie Otters to a 7-3 home victory over the London Knights in the second game of an Ontario Hockey League Western Conference semifinal playoff series. Erie leads…

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Alvarez, Marte Homer In Pirates’ First 2015 Win

Pedro Alvarez and Starling Marte both homered on Friday night, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates (1-3) their first win of the 2015 season, a 6-2 decision over the Milwaukee Brewers (0-4) at Miller Park in Milwaukee. Pirates starter Jeff Locke (1-0) worked six innings, and allowed two runs and seven hits while striking out two batters…

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Pens Lose Fifth Straight Game; Still Have Not Clinched Playoff Spot

John Tavares broke a 1-1 tie with his 37th goal of the season on Friday night, and the New York Islanders kept the Pittsburgh Penguins from clinching a playoff spot with a 3-1 victory in the Pens’ final regular season home game at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Jaroslav Halak made 37 saves for the…

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Third Suspect, A Smethport Man, Charged In Heroin Investigation Involving Two Clarion Residents

The third suspect in a McKean County heroin investigation that has already implicated two Clarion residents was arraigned on charges in the case this week. Smethport Police say 29 year-old Jonathan Burford, from Smethport, was charged Thursday in an incident thought to be connected to arrests made at a traffic stop in their community on the evening of…

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Polamalu Says He Is Retiring From The NFL

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu has told a Uniontown newspaper that he has decided to retire from the National Football League following a 12-year NFL career. Polamalu told the Herald-Standard he made the decision primarily to spend more time with his family.  The newspaper reports Polamalu told the Steelers of his decision on Wednesday night. Polamalu…

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