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November 18, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Serious charges in ATV wreck dismissed

Parents of toddler tossed from vehicle remain held on DUI, child endangerment

The two most serious charges against the parents of a toddler who was thrown from an all-terrain vehicle they were riding in September were dismissed by a judge Tuesday.  “We didn’t prove, nor did the child suffer serious bodily inju More...

News

Possible try to escape Fayette lockup probed

Mortar scraped inside and outside building, warden tells board; investigation continues

Fayette County jail Warden Brian Miller is investigating a possible attempted escape or smuggling route through a glass block window.  Miller notified members of the prison board, which includes the commissioners, of his investigation Tuesday af More...

3 senior centers in Westmoreland plan to reopen

Threeof eight Westmoreland County senior citizens centers that closed on Monday because of the state budget impasse will reopen next week, in time for Thanksgiving dinner.  More...

Visitation Church to sponsor homemade Italian dinner

isitation Church will sponsor a homemade cavatelli or spaghetti with meatballs dinner from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at the Visitation Church Community Center. The dinner will consist of choice of pasta, meatballs, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. More...

Arts and Entertainment

A&E UPDATES

KennyRogers to get CMT Artist of Lifetime award   Kenny Rogers, who earlier this year announced his retirement from touring, will be honored as the CMT Artist of a Lifetime for his extensive music career spanning across multiple genres for decad More...

TV’S BEST BETS

The Mysteries of Laura   8 p.m. on NBC  Laura (Debra Messing) and her colleagues are the hunted as well as the hunters in the new episode. They have to revise their methods to solve a murder case — and stay alive. More...

THURSDAY’S HOROSCOPES

ARIES (March 21-April 19): No matter how many challenges you encounter, it’s easy to bounce back. More...

Lifestyles

It’s important that we sleep, but we don’t know why

Dear Dr. K: Everybody sleeps, but why is that? What does sleep do for us?  Dear Reader: I get this question a lot, and we’ve talked about it before in this column. There is some new information that is interesting.  More...

PRESCHOOL CELEBRATES FALL HARVEST

Students at St. John the Baptist Preschool celebrated a fall harvest party recently with crafts, games and treats. The students also wore costumes for the day. More...

KIDS COMPETE IN YOUTH RODEO

Dayton Pitzer, 12, of Acme rides his horse through the Porch View Arena in Kecksburg during a timed race, an event hosted recently by the Western Pennsylvania Youth Rodeo Association. More...

Connellsville tentative budget has no tax hike

Final adoption of $3M spending plan scheduled for mid-December

Connellsville City Council adopted a tentative budget for 2016 on Tuesday with no tax increase.  “We will have a balanced budget,” said Connellsville Mayor Greg Lincoln before council voted to approve the $3,041,090 budget. More...

School board members debate youth grid league

2 challenge colleague, who is league president, over fees paid prior to season’s cancellation, organization’s finances

Mt. Pleasant Area School Board members Annette Wisneski-Anderson and Warren Leeder on Monday directed concerns about the Mt. More...

Man, dog homeless because of fire

Crews had been battling field fire when alarm came in

A cooking fire in a trailer just off Springfield Pike left a Connellsville Township man and his dog homeless on Tuesday evening.  According to Fayette County 911, the call came in at 5:16 p.m. as a fully involved house trailer fire.  More...

Obituaries

Regional deaths

An asterisk (*) after a name indicates that a full death notice appears in these pages. (F) after a residence denotes “formerly.”  FAYETTE COUNTY   More...

Dolores M. (Pawlikowski) Brooks

CONNELLSVILLE

Dolores Marie (Pawlikowski) Brooks, 86, of Connellsville, died Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, at Eicher’s Family Home, Normalville. She was born Jan. 18, 1929, in Star Junction, a daughter of the late Joseph and Sarah (Rothwell) Pawlikowski.  More...

Lewis A. Harrer III

MT. PLEASANT

Lewis A. Harrer III, 86, of Mt. Pleasant, peacefully went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, at the Amber House, Mt. Pleasant. Lewis was bornApril 7, 1929, in Mt. Pleasant, the son of Lewis A. and Sara B. Driscoll Harrer.  More...

Sports

BACKING IT UP

Malkin’s 4-point night helps Pens break out of funk

PENGUINS 4, WILD 3   Evgeni Malkin spoke up Saturday, then showed up in a big way Tuesday.  More...

Pitt pulls away from D-II team

PITT 84, ST. JOSEPH’S (IND.) 43

The Pitt men’s basketball team won its first game of the season in predictable fashion.  Bigger, faster and considerably more talented, the Panthers defeated Division II Saint Joseph’s (Ind.), 84-43, on Tuesday in their home opener b More...

Panthers’ Whitehead aches to do more

RB coach given green light to use gifted freshman at any time

To stay refreshed and alert to his many responsibilities, Jordan Whitehead goes to bed a little earlier than many of his Pitt teammates.  And when he rises in the morning, he feels the soreness in his body longer than normal.  Does he mind? More...

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