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May 4, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

MP Borough mourns loss of assistant chief Zilli

Mt. Pleasant Borough is mourning the loss of assistant police Chief Dan Zilli.  Zilli died Monday evening, Westmoreland County Coroner’s office confirmed Tuesday. The office did not confirm cause of death.  Zilli, a member of the Mt. More...

News

Officers injured

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say two school police officers were injured when they tried to break up a fight near Philadelphia’s Northeast High School.  Philadelphia School District spokesman Francisco Gallard said some students w More...

Want report

ALLENTOWN (AP) — Prosecutors are asking an eastern Pennsylvania judge to force former professional wrestling star Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka’s defense to hand over a psychologist’s report in advance of a hearing on whether h More...

Road closed

GREENSBURG (AP)— A rural highway damaged when a natural gas pipeline exploded into a fireball in western Pennsylvania will remain closed for repairs for at least a few more days.  More...

Opinion

Expanding Sunday hunting

Westsylvania

Once there was a time when many things couldn’t be done on a Sunday. You couldn’t go to a ballgame, shop at a store, eat in a restaurant, have a drink in a bar, see a movie or hunt.  More...

Political Cartoon

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What Trump will change — and what he won’t

Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is in the middle of a much-discussed reworking. There’s a lot of reworking to do. More...

Lifestyles

Remember to say Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers. Enjoy your special day and do something wonderful for yourself.  • Congratulations to Jim Lozier who was named this year’s Rotary Citizen of the Year. The honor is well earned.  More...

Danger from sun exposure is now widely recognized

DEAR DOCTOR K: You’ve said many times that the sun can harm our skin and increase the risk for skin cancer. How does it do that?  More...

Mt. Pleasant makes plans for street repairs

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Cruz drops out of GOP primary

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz abruptly ended his presidential campaign Tuesday night after falling to Donald Trump in Indiana’s primary, a devastating loss that left him with no viable path to the Republican nomination. More...

Chamber hosts community yard sale on Saturday

The Greater Connellsville Chamber of Commerce is hoping for bright skies on Saturday when it sponsors the annual Community Yard Sale.  Brooke Deason, chamber office manager, said 95 participants have signed up for the event, which will kick off More...

Obituaries

Alberta Ann Biller

South Connellsville

Alberta Ann Biller, 70, of South Connellsville, died Friday, April 29, 2016 at UPMC Passavant, Pittsburgh. She was born June 6, 1946 in Connellsville, the daughter of the late Mansfield R. and Patricia K. (Daily) Hyatt. More...

Duane Christner

Dawson

Duane “Monk” Christner, age 90, a longtime resident of Dawson, died Monday, May 2, 2016 in the Harmon House Care Center, Mt. Pleasant. He was born in Dawson, November 29, 1925, the son of the late John Ray and Margaret Boone Christner. More...

Pearle L. Shaffer

Kecksburg

Pearle L. Shaffer, 88, of Kecksburg, died Sunday, May 1, 2016 at Amber House Personal Care Center, Mt. Pleasant. She was born May 28, 1927 in Mount Braddock, a daughter of the late Walter I. and Margaret (Scott) Martin. More...

Arts and Entertainment

FAY-WEST CALENDAR

‘Cats’ coming   Geyer Performing Arts Center will be presenting the musical “Cats” July 14 through the 17.  Women’s Circle   More...

On This Date

In 1886, a labor demonstration in Chicago’s Haymarket Square turned violent when a bomb exploded and demonstrators began rioting. In 1959, the first Grammy Awards were held.  More...

Sudoku

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Sports

Falcons knock off Knights

When the Connellsville softball team suffered an unexpected setback against Armstrong on Saturday, it put the Falcons’ playoff hopes in jeopardy. More...

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SHS softball clinches playoff spot

The Laurel Highlands softball team jumped out to a 2-0 lead at the top of the first inning of Tuesday’s Section 2-AAA game at Southmoreland. More...

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