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July 9, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Pennsylvania budget talks enter weekend

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives is scheduled to return to session this weekend as budget negotiators are still at odds over how to fill a hole in a spending plan on Democratic Gov. More...

Southmoreland board tables facility study motion

Southmoreland School Directors aren’t quite ready to approve a facility study for the district.  There was a motion on the agenda for Thursday’s meeting that would have approved an option that would involve the district “stayin More...

News

Suspect in San Diego homeless killings had violent history

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A man accused of a spate of deadly attacks on San Diego homeless men who were asleep and in some cases set on fire committed a nearly identical crime six years ago.  Anthony Alexander Padgett, 36, now jailed on suspicion o More...

1st death related to Zika virus seen in continental US

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A person infected with Zika has died in Utah, and while the exact cause is unclear, authorities said Friday it marks the first death related to the virus in the continental U.S.  The unidentified Salt Lake County resi More...

10 states sue over restrooms transgender students can use

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Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1850, President Zachary Taylor died in office of a stomach-related illness at the age of 65.  In 1868, the 14th Amendment was ratified, guaranteeing full citizenship and equal protection to African-Americans.   More...

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Lifestyles

BIBLE DIGEST

“For you will save the afflicted people; but will bring down high looks.”  (Psalms 18:27 AKJV)  God is merciful and He will help those who call to Him. He cannot work in a proud heart.   More...

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Both walking and running offer heart protection

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m a 42-year-old couch potato. Gentle pressure from my wife and doctor have “convinced” me to start exercising regularly. What’s better for my health: jogging or brisk walking?   More...

Dallas shooting caps deadliest day for law since 9/11

DALLAS (AP) — An Army veteran killed by Dallas police after the sniper slayings of five officers during a protest march told authorities that he was upset about the police shootings of two black men earlier this week and wanted to exterminate w More...

PA leaders react to Dallas Shooting

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A deadly sniper attack on police officers in Dallas came days after black men were killed by police in Louisiana and Minnesota. Police say the Dallas sniper told them he was upset about those police shootings. More...

Pechin Market evacuated during gun scare

Pennsylvania State Police evacuated employees and patrons from Pechin Super Foods Market Friday morning. Officers received a 911 call at approximately 10:30 a.m. reporting a man with a firearm inside Laurel Mall, Route 119 in Dunbar Township. More...

Obituaries

Christine Hixson

Kingwood, W.V.

Christine “Teenie” Chambers Hixson, 94, of Kingwood, W.V., formerly of Connellsville (Wooddale) passed away peacefully Thur. July 7, 2016 at her home while surrounded and comforted by her loving family and her furry companion, Molly. More...

Opinion

The truth about socialism: Venezuela destroys its currency

Guest commentary

Millennials are among the most avid supporters of the socialism promoted by Bernie Sanders. What is most remarkable is that there is ample evidence that socialist regimes bring untold economic harm to the very citizens who initially support them. More...

Experiments in Republicanism

National Perspective

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Gerald Ford Presidential Museum towers over the west bank of the Grand River here. The airport at the edge of town is named for the 38th president. So is the elementary school over on Madison Avenue. More...

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Sports

That's Racin'

“I’m so glad to be back in Victory Lane here at Daytona. This is such a special place for me. I won my first Cup race here two years ago, and for me, this is my first XFINITY win. More...

NASCAR: SEASON OF CHANGE Q&A

When Brad Keselowski won Saturday’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona it marked the 100th NASCAR Cup win for Team Penske. Afterward, team owner Roger Penske talked about the race and what the victory meant. He also defended how his two drivers – Keselowski and Joey Logano – comport themselves on and off the track.

Q. What did winning the 100th race for the team mean? More...

WINNER’S QUOTE

“Joey Logano was a huge part of this today. We had two great cars herewith Team Penske and worked together really well. Joey has won here and he’s really a pro, especially on that restart. More...

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