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Crane Takes St. Jude Classic – Last Event Before U.S. Open

Even with a score of 3-over-par 73 in Sunday’s final round, Ben Crane was able to fashion a one-stroke victory over Troy Merritt at golf’s final tune-up before this week’s U.S. Open, the FedEx St. Jude Classic at TPC Southwind in Memphis. It was Crane’s fifth career victory, and he went wire-to-wire for the win,…

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Nadal Wins Again In Paris; Remains Undefeated At French Open In Six Finals Against Djokovic

Deja vu in Paris! Once again on Sunday, Rafael Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic in the men’s singles final of the French Open Tennis Tournament.  It was Nadal’s record ninth victory at Roland Garros, his 14th Grand Slam victory overall, and his sixth French Open win in six finals against Djokovic.  Nadal is 9-3 in title matches…

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Kings Take Double OT Game To Forge 2-0 Lead In Stanley Cup Final

Dustin Brown deflected in the game-winning goal at the 10:26 mark of the second overtime period on Saturday night to conclude the Los Angeles Kings’ 5-4 victory over the visiting New York Rangers. The win gives the Kings a 2-games-to-0 lead in the best-of-seven Stanley Cup championship series, despite the fact that Los Angeles has not held…

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Tonalist Wins Belmont; California Chrome Bumps At Starting Gate, Ties For Fourth

102,199 patrons, the third-largest crowd in Belmont history, watched Saturday as Tonalist captured the third leg of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes in Elmont, New York, and kept California Chrome from becoming the first horse in 36 years to win all three events in the sport’s most prestigious competition. California Chrome, the winner…

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Kane Report On Sandusky Investigation Soon To Be Released; Early Reaction Heard

Details are emerging on a soon-to-be-released report from Pennsylvania’s Attorney General regarding the handling by her predecessors of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse investigation. Attorney General Kathleen Kane based much of her campaign for the office on a promise to investigate how the case was handled, including during the tenure of a former AG,…

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Three Teens Charged In Multiple Burglaries in Franklin And Sandycreek, And An Attempted Burglary In Clintonville

Three teenagers were charged last week with the burglaries of a home, numerous vehicles, storage units in Franklin and a concession stand at the Franklin High School athletic complex. The teens, two aged 17 and another aged 16, are charged in five different incidents occurring between the day following Christmas and April 14. State Police…

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Powerball Lottery Jackpot Soars To $257 Million

Powerball Lottery officials say the estimated annuity value for the jackpot for Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing has been raised to $257 million after no one hit the top prize on Saturday night. The one-time cash value of Wednesday’s jackpot is currently estimated at $151.9 million. A hit on the Saturday jackpot could have been worth…

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Oil City Man Hurt In Early Morning Rollover On Riverside Drive

An Oil City man was taken to a local hospital early Saturday morning following a rollover crash on Riverside Drive in Cranberry Township just outside Oil City. State Police officials say an S-U-V operated by 32 year-old Lucas Donze slammed into a guide rail on a right-hand curve shortly before 5:00 AM Saturday.  The vehicle…

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Oil City Man’s Truck Hits Tree; Driver And Passenger Sustain Only Minor Injuries

Two area men received only minor injuries early Saturday morning, although their pickup left an Oakland Township road and struck a tree. State Police accident investigators say the crash occurred just after midnight on Kane Run Road.  Troopers tell KQW that a truck driven by 20 year-old Eric Schumacher, from Oil City, went out of control…

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PennDOT’s Road Maintenance Schedule Announced For Week Of June 9

PennDOT District 1 has announced their Venango County road maintenance schedule for the week of June 9. According to Venango County maintenance manager Garrett Westover, patching and crack sealing work will be done on Route 8 in the Barkeyville area.  Route 322 near Franklin will undergo “side dozing.”  Shoulder cutting work is scheduled for Route 62…

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