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May 5, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Rolling Thunder dedicates empty chair to remember POW and MIAs

At a brief ceremony near the main entrance of the Fayette County Courthouse, members of Rolling Thunder Chapter 5 and local dignitaries dedicated an empty chair in remembrance of America’s servicemen and women who didn’t come home. More...

News

Rape kits

HARRISBURG (AP) — A survey of police agencies indicates Pennsylvania’s backlog of rape kits that haven’t been tested for more than a year was just over 1,850 at the end of 2015.  The Health Department said Wednesday its new rep More...

Man sentenced

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to 12 to 30 years in a shooting outside a Pittsburgh high school 2½ years ago.  Nineteen-year-old Anjohnito Willet was sentenced Wednesday in Allegheny County on attempted hom More...

Takes ownership

(AP) -- Gettysburg National Military Park is taking ownership of some 3,000 items that belonged to an American Civil War museum in Philadelphia that’s been closed for eight years.  The Civil War Museum of Philadelphia said Wednesday it was More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1877, Native American war leader Crazy Horse surrendered to U.S. troops in Nebraska. More...

Did You Know?

Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed in May in the United States since 1949, reaching millions of people in the United States through the media, local events, and screenings.   More...

Do Just One Thing

Most of us know items like vegetable scraps, fruit peels and eggshells can be added to the compost bin to biodegrade down into mulch. But did you know expired pantry staples like herbs, spices, jams, jellies and preserves can also be added? More...

Lifestyles

FAY-WEST CALENDAR

Poppy Days   The Poppy Days initiative of the James E. Zundell American Legion Auxiliary Unit 446 in Mt. Pleasant are scheduled for May 6-7 and May 27-28.  Rummage sale   More...

Get Exercise, Not a Dog Bite

Loose dogs pose a risk to outdoor exercise enthusiasts. Here’s how to react in case of attack

The approach of swimsuit season tends to rouse people out of hibernation to resume their outdoor exercise regimen, be it running, cycling or power walking. More...

Is It Safe to Soak Up the Sun?

Enjoy warmer weather without doing damage to your skin

Those who have eagerly anticipated summer after a grim winter and inclement spring may not be heeding important cautions during the warm weather. It’s not just sunburn that health experts are worried about. More...

Connellsville man charged in Honey Bear robbery

A Connellsville man is in Fayette County Prison after police say he attempted to rob the Honey Bear gas station on Snyder Street. Charles R. Martin, 36, 505 E. More...

Additional Perry Township traffic concerns residents

A crowd of more than 20 concerned Perry Township residents on Tuesday voiced concern to supervisors about the increased traffic along Route 51 due to additional clients visiting a methadone treatment clinic in the township. More...

Opinion

In God We (Still) Trust

Guest Commentary

Faith in our Creator and a strong reliance on biblical principles were instrumental in the establishment of America. God is an indisputable, undeniable part of our nation’s foundation—history proves it. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Making America truly great again

WASHINGTON — Late in April, The New York Times headlined its lead editorial: “Mr. Trump’s Strange World View.” It was printed the day after the dominating candidate’s much-touted foreign policy speech. More...

Sports

Falcons rally to beat Colonials

Prior to Wednesday’s Section 2-AAAA finale with visiting Albert Gallatin, the Connellsville baseball team recognized their nine seniors in a short ceremony near home plate. More...

Pens beat Caps in OT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Patric Hornqvist beat Braden Holtby between the legs 2:31 into overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 3-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night in Game 4 of the second round series.  More...

MP tennis falls in playoff action

Josh Stradling and Ryan Scrabot teamed for a 6-4, 7-6 win at second doubles, but the Mt. Pleasant boys tennis team (8-5) fell, 4-1, at Hopewell in the first round of the WPIAL Class AA playoffs. Softball More...

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