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Franklin Man Now Charged With Retaliation Against A Victim/Witness

A Franklin man who was charged earlier this month with assaulting a man and a woman now faces new charges after he was accused of assaulting a man with connections to the first case. 47 year-old Darnell “Kato” Butler is accused of assaulting a man walking home along Grant Street in Franklin this past Saturday.…

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Pittsburgh Steelers Open Training Camp In Latrobe

Pittsburgh Steelers players and hopefuls reported Friday and began working out on Saturday as the team opened its annual training camp at St. Vincent College in Latrobe. In addition to their draft selections and undrafted free agents, newcomers to the Steelers’ preseason roster include free agent wide receivers Lance Moore and Darius Heyward-Bey, running back…

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Penn State Names Sandy Barbour New Athletic Director

Penn State University on Saturday named Sandy Barbour as the school’s new athletic director. The 54 year-old Barbour was most recently the A.D. at the University of California.  She will officially begin her new job on August 18. Barbour is a graduate of Wake Forest, and holds an MBA from Northwestern.  She will be responsible…

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Heavy Storms Roar Through Oil Region; Most Storm-Related Problems Occurred In The Central Part Of The State

Despite thunderstorms that dumped substantial amounts of rain on the Oil Region late Sunday afternoon and early Sunday night, most of the storm-related damage and power outages seem to have occurred in the central part of the state. In our area, sky watchers were alerted during the mid-afternoon to the possibility of  tornado development through…

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North Allegheny Wins Junior League State Tournament In Cranberry, Advances To Eastern Regional

Pennsylvania State Junior League (13-14 year-old) Baseball Tournament 1st- Round Schedule  (hosted by Cranberry Area Little League):   North Allegheny captured the Pennsylvania Junior League Baseball state championship with a 13-1 win on Sunday over Kennett Square KAU. Cranberry Area Little League hosted the state tournament at the community’s sports complex next to Cranberry Elementary School.…

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Three Homers, Harrison’s 4-for-6 Lead Pirates To 7-5 Comeback Win In Colorado

Josh Harrison and Gregory Polanco hit back-to-back home runs to lead off the eighth inning, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 7-5 come-from-behind win over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday at Coors Field in Denver. Travis Snider earlier slammed a two-run, pinch-hit homer. Harrison finished 4-for-6 with two stolen bases, a pair of RBI’s and…

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Tim Clark Wins Canadian Open

South African Tim Clark followed Saturday’s round of 64 with a 5-under-par 65 on Sunday to soar past Pennsylvania native Jim Furyk to win the RBC Canadian Open at the Royal Montreal Golf Club. Clark finished at 17-under-par 263 (67-67-64-65) and won $1.026 million. Furyk shot a 69 on Sunday to finish at -16 (67-63-65-69). …

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Langer Sets Margin-Of-Victory Record In Claiming Second Senior British Open

Bernhard Langer set a Senior Majors record with a 13-stroke win at the Senior British Open at Royal Porthcawl in Bridgend, Wales. In capturing the Open for the second time, Langer recorded a 4-under-par 67 round on Sunday, closing the tournament at 18-under-par 266 (65-66-68-67).  Second-place finisher Colin Montgomerie ended the event at 5-under-par.  American Tom Pernice,…

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Jeff Gordon Earns Fifth Brickyard 400 Victory

Jeff Gordon grabbed a NASCAR record fifth checkered flag at the Brickyard 400 on Sunday, winning again at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Gordon’s five victories began 20 years ago in the inaugural Brickyard 400.  On Sunday, he won by nearly two-and-a-half seconds over Kyle Busch.  Gordonnow  leads the Sprint Cup points standings by 24 points over…

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Franklin Traffic Rerouted Much Of Saturday Due To Diesel Rig Rollover At Bottom Of 15th Street Hill

A busy Franklin intersection was closed for more than eight hours Saturday after a tractor-tanker carrying diesel fuel overturned at the bottom of the city’s 15th Street Hill. The fuel had to be drained from the tanker before the rig could be removed from the scene. The driver’s name was not released, but his rig…

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