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March 26, 2016 RSS feed / News

Brussels police conduct more raids linked to deadly bombings

BRUSSELS (AP) — Heavily armed police swept into Brussels neighborhoods Friday in operations linked to this week’s bombings as well as a suspected new plot in France, detaining three people and shooting two of them in the leg. More...

Most Americans see drugs as a big problem

Sharon Johnson calls herself an addict, although she’s been sober for three years now. She started by smoking pot and eventually moved to crack cocaine. More...

SCOTTDALE POLICE

Scottdale police responded to 350 complaints in February. There were 19 adult charges filed. More...

MARRIAGES

Westmoreland   Nicholas Edward Molitor and Marlana Marie Kenney, both of Mt. Pleasant.  Christopher Scott Wingrove and Joanne Joyner, both of Scottdale.  Mark Alan Sidun and Helen Lana Eben, both of Scottdale.   More...

Donation of Easter Baskets

City Performance Fitness Center made and donated 50 Easter baskets for distribution to families who are clients of Connellsville Area Community Ministries. More...

Pope Francis presides over Good Friday Colosseum procession

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis at the traditional Good Friday cross procession denounced those committing “terrorist acts” while profaning God’s name and decried “cowardly silence” over the barbarous killing of Christian More...

Connellsville students honored

Springfield Elementary School fourth-graders (from left) Abbie Bryner, Jake Weaver, Zoey Hughes, Teran Kemp and Joel College were recognized by the Connellsville Area School Board. More...

The Story of Easter

Donegal Christian and Missionary Alliance Church youth pictured from left: Tanner Hoyman, 13, of Acme and Carrie Shaffer, 15, of Donegal were among the young people to perform the story of Easter pri More...

Judge’s former mistress is charged with prostitution

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Student withdraws her art after police criticism

DENVER (AP) — It’s a provocative image, for sure, and Denver’s police unions complained when they saw the student’s artwork honored in the school system’s annual best-of-city show: It depicts an officer wearing a KKK hood and pointing a gun at a blac More...

Rolling Stones gear up for historic free concert in Cuba

HAVANA (AP)— Tens of thousands of jubilant Cubans and tourists swarmed the site of the Rolling Stones’ free concert in Havana Friday, calling it a historic moment for a country that once forced rock fans to listen to their favorite music behind close More...

U.S. teen describes surviving Boston and Belgium attacks

GHENT, Belgium (AP) — An American teenager wounded in the Brussels Airport attack is lucky to be alive. And he knows it.  More...

US moving to increase troops in Iraq; IS leader killed

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon said Friday it was moving to increase the number of American troops in Iraq amid new strikes this week that killed the Islamic State’s finance minister and other senior leaders. Still, top U.S. More...

Scottdale chamber issues calendar

The Scottdale Area Chamber of Commerce calendar of events is listed on easy-to-read cards.  At a kickoff party, the agency provided the cards for distribution throughout the community.  “This is a way to supply event information to ev More...

DJ Moore certified for service

East Huntingdon District Judge Charles D. Moore has again been certified for service as a member of Pennsylvania’s Unified Judicial System after successful completion of continuing legal education course work. More...

ACCIDENTS

Hempfield   Two-vehicle collision: Vehicles driven by Martin A. Hebrank, 52, Greensburg and John W. Gazboda, 56, Mt. Pleasant, collided along Route 30 at 6:01 a.m. March 21. No one was injured.   More...

Craft project

Southmoreland high School student Lauryn Lubecki, 15, helps Rachel Vogel, 5, make a craft project at kindergarten registration at Southmoreland Primary School. More...

Job totals trail pre-recession levels in 10 U.S. states

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten U.S. states still have not regained all the jobs they lost in the Great Recession, even after six and a half years of recovery, while many more have seen only modest gains. More...

Cross craft

Joseph Evanichko, 5, of Trauger shows off the cross craft he created at Donegal Christian and Missionary Alliance Church Easter event. More...

CLUB NEWS

Ladies Lodge   The Sons and Daughters of Italy Ladies Lodge No. 1686 of Connellsville met recently for its polenta dinner at 6 p.m. Committee chairwoman was Mary Ann Nativio. Committee members were Vicki Ruvo, Rita Baluch, Cathy Cunningham. More...

IS claims suicide bombing on stadium in Iraq that killed 29

BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide bomber blew himself up in a soccer stadium south of the Iraqi capital on Friday, killing 29 people and wounding 60, security officials said, as the military announced new gains on the ground against the Islamic State gr More...

Security privileges, lapses helped flight attendant escape

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Within hours of ditching 70 pounds of cocaine at a security checkpoint and bolting barefoot out of the main Los Angeles airport, an off-duty flight attendant was flying across the country after clearing security at the same airport More...

Trump risks turning off women with Cruz attacks

OSHKOSH, Wisconsin (AP) — Donald Trump’s latest rude comments about Ted Cruz’s wife are raising new alarms among Republicans about the party front-runner’s ability to win over women, especially in a potential fall presidential match-up with Hillary C More...

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