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May 18, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Scottdale woman charged in Bullskin robbery

A Scottdale woman has been charged with the robbery of a Bullskin convenience store and for a theft at a Connellsville Township bar. More...

News

Kenya: Photos of police violence spark international outrage

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Widely viewed pictures and video of a protester being kicked by Kenyan riot police as he lay on the ground have caused a stir in this East Africa country, prompting debate on police brutality and civil rights.  More...

Senate easily advances $1.1 billion in Zika funding

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted decisively on Tuesday in favor of a bipartisan $1.1 billion measure to combat the Zika virus this year and next, cutting back President Barack Obama’s request but offering significantly more money to fig More...

GOP blocks provision to require women to register for draft

WASHINGTON (AP) — Buckling under conservative pressure, the Republican-led House Rules Committee pulled a legislative sleight of hand and stripped a provision from the annual defense policy bill that would have required women between the ages of 18 a More...

Opinion

U.S. Guest Editorials

Besides officially crowning Kim Jong-un as supreme leader, the just-concluded party congress of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea offered the rest of the world a rare glimpse of the country’s actual policy orientations.  More...

Political Cartoon

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While Bill Clinton rolls, George W. Bush unable, unwilling to help GOP

Bill Clinton has had his problems lately, but there’s no doubt the former president is the best booster the Democratic Party has had since leaving office in January 2001. More...

Lifestyles

Local girl receives Girl Scout Gold Award

Girl Scouting’s highest awards — the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards — are a girl’s chance to make a lasting difference in the world.  For Alysia Cramer from Connellsville, going gold means earning the highest achievement More...

Honor roll committee searching for names

The Dawson/ Lower Tyrone Twp. Honor Roll committee is searching for veterans names that may have been missed during the original construction campaign. The committee has provided space on the monument for these names to be placed.  More...

BIBLE DIGEST

“And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which has power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.”  R.v.l..... .6:. More...

Council discusses landlord, nuisance ordinances

Connellsville City Council said that they will look into updating the landlord ordinance to prevent slumlords from setting up properties within city limits.  More...

State police investigating suspicious death

An autopsy was being conducted Tuesday on an Acme man who was found lying along a Bullskin Township road Monday night.  State police at Uniontown are investigating the death of Todd Neiderhiser, 48. More...

Judge denies petition to exclude testimony from retrial

A petition to exclude testimony from the new murder trial of Crystal Weimer was denied Tuesday in a hearing held at the Fayette County Court of Common Pleas.  Bedford County Senior Judge Daniel Lee Howsare denied the petition filed by Pittsburgh More...

Attempted robbery reported at Vanderbilt convenience store

State police at Uniontown are investigating an attempted robbery that occurred at the Sweet Peas in Vanderbilt.  The attempted robbery occurred at 10:58 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Sigismund M. Radzilowski

Mt. Pleasant

Sigismund M. “Zig” Radzilowski, 81, of Mt. Pleasant passed away peacefully Monday, May 16, 2016 at Excela Health Frick Hospital surrounded by his loving family. More...

Harry Zimmerman

scottdale

Harry Donald Zimmerman, 92, a lifelong resident of Scottdale, died early Saturday morning, May 14, 2016 in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg.  Don was born in Scottdale, June 29, 1923, a Son of the late Lewis Alexander and Goldie M More...

Arts and Entertainment

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On This Date

In 1917, the United States passed the Selective Service Act, a conscription law requiring registration of all men aged 21 to 30 who were not already in the military. In 1974, India successfully tested its first nuclear weapon. More...

Sudoku

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Sports

Track athletes ready for WPIALS

The best runners, jumpers and throwers in western Pennsylvania will converge on Baldwin High School for the WPIAL Track and Field Championships on Thursday, and many local kids will be in the competition. Connellsville, Mt. More...

SportS NoticeS

BASKETBALL Girls clinic   More...

Pirates spoil Snitker’s debut, top Braves 12-9

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gregory Polanco doubled three times and the Pittsburgh Pirates ruined Brian Snitker’s debut as interim manager of the Atlanta Braves with a 12-9 victory Tuesday night.  John Jaso, Andrew Mc- Cutchen and Francisco Ce More...

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