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Police searching for burglary suspect

State police are searching for a suspect accused of breaking into a Dunbar Township home early Tuesday morning and assaulting a man.  The incident occurred around 7:25 a.m. More...

News

Longtime Chattanooga newspaperman Lee Anderson dies at 90

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Lee Stratton Anderson, former publisher and editor of the Chattanooga Free Press has died in Atlanta. He was 90. Heritage Funeral Home in Chattanooga said Anderson died Thursday. More...

Former Miss USA North Dakota found dead in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former contestant in the Miss USA pageant from North Dakota has died in Minneapolis. More...

Jo Cox remembered as tireless campaigner and aid worker

Jo Cox fought against poverty and discrimination in developing countries, worked in Parliament for a solution to the civil war in Syria and campaigned for Britain to remain in the European Union. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On this Date

In 1885, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York City.  In 1963, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that requiring the recitation of Bible verses and the Lord’s Prayer in public schools is unconstitutional.   More...

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BIBLE DIGEST

“Not every one that said to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that does the will of my Father which is in heaven.”  —(Matthew 7:21 AKJV)  Being a Christian is more than just knowing and saying. More...

FAY-WEST CALENDAR

Community lunch Central Fellowship Church will hold a community lunch June 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. All are welcome. Summer festival More...

Aerobic exercise is good for your brain

ASK DR. K

DEAR DOCTOR K: I do both aerobic exercises and resistance (strength) training exercises. Recently I heard that aerobic exercise might be better for the brain. Is there any truth to that? More...

Prison assessment proposals sought

Commissioners say sealed proposals will be opened publicly

Fayette County Commissioners on Thursday approved a motion to request proposals seeking a qualified individual or company to perform an assessment of the current and future prison population. Commissioners Vincent A. More...

No tornadoes are reported in Fayette

Emergency crews busy during storm

No tornadoes are known to have touched down in Fayette County on Thursday, according to the National Weather Service in Pittsburgh.  The NWS had issued a tornado warning late Thursday afternoon in the Fayette County area.  That warning ende More...

Mt. Pleasant Fireman’s Fair to kick off Monday

The event will be held 5:30 to 10:30 each night

The Mt. Pleasant Borough Volunteer Fire Department’s annual Fireman’s Fair — which starts Monday through June 25 — has always been a big event locally, said Gerald Lucia, the department’s chief and the municipality’s mayor. More...

Obituaries

Robert A. Boyer Sr.

Mt. Pleasant

Robert A. Boyer, Sr., age 89 of Mount Pleasant, died Thursday June 16, 2016 in the Excela-Health Latrobe Hospital, Latrobe. More...

Elizabeth Hann

Connellsville Township

Elizabeth “Betsy” Hann, 67, of Connellsville Township. died Wednesday, June 15, 2016 in Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mount Pleasant. She was born Feb. 26, 1949 in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of the late George and Catherine (Gonda) Anthony. More...

Opinion

Mass shootings leave America in deep distress

Another View

IN THIS image-driven world of ours, it’s harder and harder to find any image that has the power to arrest the viewer. More...

The great college coddling

Commentary

It’s been 20 years since I started hearing alarming tales from a friend who supervised a day care for hospital employees’ children. More...

Expand Pre-k for more kids

For politicians, early childhood education is a case of a narrow window and a far horizon. In Pennsylvania, state legislators are too focused on that horizon. More...

Sports

Wiltrout eager for national events

Connellsville javelin thrower to compete in New Balance Nationals tonight

In the spring of 2015, Madison Wiltrout, Connellsville High School’s dynamic javelin thrower, was seemingly ready to take on the world. More...

Frazier standout Lafko to enter Fayette County HOF

To truly excel in one or two sports is an accomplishment for a high school athlete. Standing out in three sports is pretty rare, but that’s exactly what Joe Lafko did during his high school days at Frazier in the early 1980s. More...

Pirates fall to .500 with loss to Mets

NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Walker and Michael Conforto gave the Mets an immediate jolt in their return from nagging injuries, and Bartolo Colon pitched New York to a 6-4 victory over the Pirates Thursday night.   More...

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