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May 24, 2017 RSS feed / News

Mt. Pleasant Council puts brakes on sewer line project

Mt. Pleasant Borough Council is pumping the brakes on a sewer line replacement project that was previously fast-tracked.  The Geary Street sewer line replacement had been slated for a contract to be awarded at the June 5 council meeting. More...

Police reports listed

Batteries stolen   Someone stole batteries used to power electronic road sign on two highway ramps in East Huntingdon Township, state police at Greensburg said.  The theft took place last month at the Route 31 offramp to Route 119 north and More...

Ariana Grande fans tremble as they recall Manchester attack

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Rihanna Hardy had been excited about seeing Ariana Grande ever since she got her concert ticket as a Christmas gift. More...

U.N. envoy Haley tells refugees she cares, but defends cuts

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — President Donald Trump’s U.N. ambassador visited a UNICEF center providing emotional support for Syrian refugee children and asked how the U.S. could better care for their needs. More...

Five jurors picked for Cosby trial, 2 know a sex assault victim

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The search for 12 jurors and six alternates for Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial is off to a brisk start even though a third of the initial jury pool had an opinion about Cosby’s guilt or innocence and an equal nu More...

U.S. says Fiat Chrysler used software to cheat emissions tests

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government is suing Fiat Chrysler, alleging that some of its diesel pickup trucks and Jeep SUVs cheat on emissions tests.  More...

Google helps advertisers track spending in physical stores

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google already monitors online shopping — and now it’s keeping an eye on physical stores to try to sell more digital advertising. More...

Historical society hosts local author Beck

Thomas Beck, a local author and writer, was the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Chestnut Ridge Historical Society.  Tom is a registered nurse, having retired from Excela Frick Hospital as a nursing supervisor after several years of d More...

Lawsuit claims Mississippi denying good schools to African-American students, violating federal law

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is denying good schools to African American students in violation of the federal law that enabled the state to rejoin the union after the Civil War, a legal group alleged Tuesday. More...

Excela Health hosts bereavement, other support groups

Excela Health offers a variety of options for those dealing with grief and loss.  A six-week grief support group meets from 2-3:30 p.m. Thursdays beginning June 1 at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Greensburg.  More...

Landslide on Calif. highway part of $1 billion in damage

BIG SUR, Calif. More...

Trump budget keeps pledges: Cuts for poor, more for military

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump fulfilled a major campaign promise Tuesday, proposing a $4.1 trillion budget plan that would upend Washington in a big way.  But he drew rebukes, even from some Republican allies, for the plan&rsquo More...

With an arched brow, Roger Moore found humor in Bond, life

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sir Roger Moore always made sure to laugh at himself before the audience could.  More...

Cops save child from SUV teetering on hill

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police say an SUV with a child in the backseat nearly flipped over a steep hillside after the driver and passenger overdosed on what investigators believe was heroin.  More...

Trump, Francis: After clashing, a search for common ground

VATICAN CITY (AP) — They are stylistic opposites, one a bombastic tycoon turned-president, the other a famously modest pope. They disagree openly on such weighty issues as immigration, climate change and economic policy.  More...

United Nations says chemical experts found sarin exposure in Syria attack

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A team from the international chemical weapons watchdog found exposure “to sarin or a sarin-like substance” in samples from an April 4 attack in northern Syria that killed over 90 people and now wants to visit More...

Insurance chief would lead new health, human services agency

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. More...

Microsoft Surface gets battery boost, better viewing angles

NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft is refreshing its Surface Pro tablet with longer battery life and faster processors.  More...

Cannes fetes itself with massive anniversary bash

CANNES, France (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival threw a star-studded celebration Tuesday for its 70th anniversary, drawing mobs of celebrities and a dozen former Palme d’Or winners to commemorate the illustrious French Riviera festival&rsq More...

Health care is key issue as Montana fills U.S. House seat

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, Mont. (AP) — Meagher County, Montana, may not be much different than the rest of the rural enclaves across America that voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump last fall.  More...

Encore golf event benefits Excela ICU Capital Campaign

Golfers will travel the globe while playing the course at Greensburg Country Club in an encore outing June 2 to benefit the extensive renovations of the Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital intensive care unit.  More...

Funds for Route 66 towns may be at risk

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. More...

Excela Health hosts blood drive, linen sale

Donate blood, save a life. Excela Health will host an American Red Cross blood drive from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. More...

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