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July 25, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Medicare safeguard overwhelmed by pricey drugs

WASHINGTON (AP) — A safeguard for Medicare beneficiaries has become a way for drugmakers to get paid billions of dollars for pricey medications at taxpayer expense, government numbers show.  More...


Dancing, drugs, extremism the multiple lives of Nice attacker

PARIS (AP) — A 31-yearold father of three obsessed with fitness and sex, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel led multiple lives. More...

Georgia news anchor falls to death from NC waterfall


Kansas court to rule in capital case over sheriff’s death

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court is preparing to rule again on whether a man who fatally shot a sheriff during a 2005 drug raid should remain on death row in a state that hasn’t carried out an execution for more than a half-century. More...

Arts and Entertainment

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In 1952, Puerto Rico became a self-governing U.S. commonwealth.  In 1978, Louise Joy Brown, the first baby to be conceived via in vitro fertilization, was born in Manchester, England.   More...


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Mill Run wins playoff opener

Team can advance to FCBL Championship Series with win tonight

In a short, three-game playoff series, the first game takes on plenty of importance. More...

Frazier’s pinch-hit homer helps Bucs top Phillies

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Adam Frazier is an unlikely source of power. More...

Connellsville All-Stars fall to Sharpsville

The Connellsville 10- and 11-year-old Little League All- Stars had their season come to an end on Saturday after suffering a 10-5 loss to Sharpsville in an elimination game of the Section 2 Tournament at West Middlesex Little League.  Aiden Newm More...

Democratic chair announces resignation

Convention kicks off today

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Debbie Wasserman Schultz is resigning under pressure as Democratic Party chairwoman, a stunning leadership shakeup as party officials gather in Philadelphia to nominate Hillary Clinton.  More...

City to host recycling event

Drop off unwanted electronics at city garage Saturday

Don’t know what to do with that old television or computer that’s sitting in your attic?  Connellsville officials are hoping to help you out.  From 9 a.m. More...


Rita M. Carnes


Rita Marie Hood Carnes, 84, of Montgomery Road, Scottdale, passed away Saturday afternoon, July 23, 2016 in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, as a result of a vehicle accident on Monday, July 18, 2016, in Kingview. More...

Anna C. Wildey


Anna C. “Cassie” Wildey, 87 of Scottdale, passed away, Saturday, July 23, 2016 in Excela Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. More...


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How Obama abandoned the American ethos of justice

Sweet Land of Liberty

“We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterit More...

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Flea market St. Pius X Parish. located at 222 Summit St. in Mount Pleasant, will be holding a Flea Market on Aug. 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Aug. 6 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Social Hall. There will be a “Bag Sale” on Saturday. More...


Fun, funny, and fast. Summer’s not over yet! Get to reading these books (preferably at a beach not near you)
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A fruity blend of reality, fantasy and mystery

BOOK REVIEW: ‘A Fierce and Subtle Poison’

In “A Fierce and Subtle Poison,” Lucas Knight, the son of an American hotel-developer, has spent every summer since he was a child in Puerto Rico — immersed in the culture, making friends with the local children, and hearing the legends about the mys More...

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