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March 12, 2016 RSS feed / News

Protesters repeatedly interrupt Trump at rally in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Facing intensifying criticism for the violent clashes between supporters and protesters that have come to define his rallies, GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump continued to taunt those who interrupt his events in St. More...

Union delays vote at Cal U.

CALIFORNIA, Pa. (AP) — The faculty union at a stateowned southwestern Pennsylvania university has delayed a no-confidence vote. More...

Obama: ‘Absolutist’ view won’t solve encryption debate

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - President Barack Obama says the encryption versus national security debate won’t be settled by taking an “absolutist view” of the situation. Obama says both values are important. More...

Panel: Finding climate fingerprints in wild weather is valid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Climate science has progressed so much that experts can accurately detect global warming’s fingerprints on certain extreme weather events, such as a heat wave, according to a high-level scientific advisory panel.  More...

Couple charged in escape

A Connellsville Township man accused of twice escaping from police is behind bars, as is his wife, who allegedly tried to hide him. More...

West Penn Power marks 100th

Tracing its roots to a collection of companies that once generated power to illuminate downtown streetlights and operate electric passenger railways, West Penn Power, a FirstEnergy Corp. subsidiary, marked its 100th anniversary on March 1. More...

Group crochets, knits red hats for families of babies with heart problems

A group of area women who love to knit and crochet used their collective talent to benefit children. Seeking a special project for American Heart Month – February – they formed Mended Little Hearts to help children with congenital heart defects. More...

Police hunt for 2 gunmen behind cookout ambush that killed 6

WILKINSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Police on Friday sought to identify the two men who ambushed a backyard cookout and methodically shot and killed six people, including a pregnant woman and her fetus. More...

Hillary Clinton chided for praising Nancy Reagan’s AIDS role

NEW YORK (AP) - Hillary Clinton apologized Friday after gay-rights and AIDS activists assailed her for saying Nancy Reagan helped start a “national conversation” about AIDS in the 1980s, when protesters were struggling to get more federal More...

Group of refugees stuck at Serbian Macedonian border

TABANOVCE, Macedonia (AP) - Yousif Shikhmous had such high hopes of starting a new life in Germany that when his son was born, the Syrian refugee named him Merkkel. More...

Keith Emerson of Emerson, Lake and Palmer dies at 71

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Keith Emerson, founder and keyboardist of the progressive-rock band Emerson, Lake and Palmer, has died, his longtime partner announced Friday. He was 71. More...

Sticky lawsuit: $400M dispute lingers over Post-it inventor

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Alan Amron has invented a battery-powered squirt gun, a digital photo frame, even a laser system that may someday provide a visible first-down line for fans inside NFL stadiums. He holds 40 U.S. More...

Roads slated for improvement

Fourteen roads in Westmoreland County communities from Donegal to Rostraver are slated for improvement during 2016 under the Dirt, Gravel and Low-volume Roads Maintenance Program, the Westmoreland Conservation District announced. More...

Program to explore history, formation of Mt. St. Macrina

Sister Barbara Jean Mihalchick is next up in the Laurel Highlands Ambassador Program to be held at 6 p.m. Monday at the Connellsville Canteen on Crawford Avenue. More...

ROAD CLOSuRE

Hickory Square Road will be closed

A section of Hickory Square Road (Route 1038) in Lower Tyrone will be closed and detoured so that a bridge can be replaced. The bridge carries Hickory Square Road over Hickman Run Creek and is between Route 819 and Hickman Road.   More...

Friends and family say final farewells to Nancy Reagan

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. More...

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