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Former Titusville Policeman Gets 10-25 Years In State Prison In West Virginia Sexual Assault Case

A retired Titusville policeman was sentenced Monday to 10-to-25 years in state prison on his convictions in a West Virginia sexual assault case. 58 year-old Richard Wakefield IV was convicted in February in Jefferson County, West Virginia on two counts apiece of second- and third-degree sexual assault.  Wakefield had been accused of molesting a 25 year-old…

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Police: Three Hurt As North Carolina Minivan Hits Franklin Teen’s Pickup

Three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash last Friday morning in Sugarcreek Borough. Police officials say the accident occurred when a minivan driven by a North Carolina man, 66 year-old Michael Schneider from Fayetteville, struck a pickup operated by a seventeen year-old boy from the Franklin area.  Reports indicate the teen’s vehicle had pulled onto…

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Cooler Weather Moves Into The Oil Region

One so-called weather expert has incorrectly blogged that a summer version of the polar vortex is on its way. While more informed experts point out that her report is incorrect, we are about to see an influx of cooler air for the midweek.  The system bringing the lower temperatures could bump readings down into the 40’s…

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Neilltown Road Closed Due To Bridge Damage

PennDOT announced Monday (7/14) that a portion of Neilltown Road in western Forest County is closed to traffic because of a damaged bridge over Pithole Creek. The bridge problem was reportedly the result of creek flooding. The road, officially State Route 4003, is closed from Fogle Farm Road to McCarthy Run Road in Harmony Township. PennDOT’s official…

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LeBron Has A Two-Year Deal With Cleveland, Reportedly Worth $42.1 Million

On Saturday, one day after he announced through Sports Illustrated that he would be returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA star and Akron native LeBron James signed a two-year deal with the team for which he played during his first seven seasons in the league. The deal is reportedly worth $42.1 million.  ESPN.com first reported…

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Pirates Finish 2-5 Road Trip With 6-3 Loss In Cincinnati

Kris Negron and Todd Frazier both homered Sunday as the Cincinnati Reds won the rubber game of a three-game home series 6-3 over the Pittsburgh Pirates (49-46). Pittsburgh arrives at the All-Star break just 3-and-a-half games from first place in the National League Central Division, but in fourth place, and having just stumbled to a…

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Germany Is World Cup Soccer Champion After 1-0, Extra Time Victory Over Argentina

Mario Goetze scored the lone goal in the game’s 113th minute Sunday as Germany captured the World Cup soccer championship with a 1-0 victory over Argentina in extra time in the title game played in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (West) Germany last won the World Cup in 1990, also with a win over Argentina.  This…

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Keselowski Wins At New Hampshire For Third Sprint Cup Victory Of Season

Brad Keselowski, under a green-white checkered flag finish, won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Camping World RV Sales 301 on Sunday in Loudon, New Hampshire for his third victory of this year’s series. Keselowski stands in third place in the Sprint Cup points standings after beating out pole-sitter Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson.  He now is…

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Harman Earns First PGA Victory At John Deere Classic

Brian Harman fashioned a final-round, 5-under-par 66 with three consecutive birdies on Sunday and captured his first PGA Tour victory, a win at the John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Illinois. Harman closed the four-day event at 22-under-par 262 (63-68-65-66).  He won $846,000, holding off a charge by Zach Johnson, who shot…

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Franklin Man Hit By Car While Sitting On Porch

A Franklin-area man was seriously injured early Saturday evening when he was struck by an out-of-control car while he was sitting on his front porch. 83 year-old Richard Mong was lifeflighted to an Erie hospital after the incident shortly after 6:00 PM Saturday on Pittsburgh Road in Sandycreek Township just south of Franklin.  His head and…

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