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July 26, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Dems’ opening night: Party stars, struggle to quiet disputes

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former rivals Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders urgently joined forces Monday to tamp down dissent among his supporters, as Democrats tried to keep infighting from overtaking an opening night featuring some of the party’s biggest More...

News

Female firefighters in Massachusetts part of national trend

LEOMINSTER, Mass. (AP) — For Kim Bonney, becoming a firefighter was always the plan. More...

Mom of slain Florida teen warned son of nightclub shootings

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — With the Orlando massacre still fresh on everyone’s mind, the mother of a young man who was slain at a nightclub early Monday had warned her son about what to do if there were a shooting: “hit the floor, find a table.” More...

At least 15 killed, dozens injured in knifing near Tokyo

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s national broadcaster NHK reports that 15 people were killed and 45 injured in a knife attack Tuesday at a facility for the handicapped in Sagamihara, just outside Tokyo. Police said they responded to a call about 2:30 a.m. More...

Opinion

Fine job on opioid abuse bill, Congress

Another View

Cocaine. Heroin. Crack. Methamphetamine. Sadly, each of these dangerous, illegal drugs has fueled national epidemics of addiction and overdoses over the past half-century in the United States.  More...

Bill could benefit families dealing with mental illness issues

The U.S. House of Representatives voted 422 to 2 this month to pass a bill that overhauls our approach to mental illness. It was encouraging to see both parties come together for the good of the country.  More...

The resilience of love

Commentary

OSWIECEM, POLAND— The first thing you notice as you approach Auschwitz, the former Nazi concentration camp here, are the billboards for real estate, the Italian restaurant, the snack bar. Down the block, in a park, children are playing. More...

Sports

Junior League team headed to states

Team features players from Connellsville

Technically, the Connellsville area doesn’t have a Junior League baseball team. But that isn’t stopping local teens from competing in the state championship tournament this week. “Connellsville doesn’t have a Junior League. More...

Instead of making history, Spieth trying to ignore it

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. More...

Jordan gives $2M; looks to calm racial tensions

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael Jordan finally spoke out on Monday about racial tensions in America in hopes of easing conflicts between blacks and law enforcement. More...

Commissioner’s son seeks PFA after shooting

Preliminary hearing for Vince Vicites’ wife scheduled for today

A hearing for the Protection from Abuse (PFA) order filed by the son of Fayette County Commissioner Vincent A. Vicites was continued for 90 days. Joseph A. More...

Bank robber sentenced

Larry Knopsnider gets eight to 20 years in prison

A South Connellsville man accused of robbing a PNC bank in Connellsville in December was sentenced Monday to eight to 20 years in prison by Fayette County Judge Steven P. More...

Cultural Trust outlines visitor attraction strategy

Meeting scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday

Fayette County Cultural Trust will hold a follow-up discussion 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Connellsville Canteen to discuss how to market Connellsville to tourists.  More...

Obituaries

Rita Carnes

Scottdale

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...

Mary Alice Millward

Mount Pleasant

Mary Alice “Maggie” Millward, 86, of Mount Pleasant, died Sunday, July 24, 2016 at her home. She was born October 23, 1929, in Mount Pleasan,t a daughter of the late Benjamin and Maude Ansell Simpson. Mrs. More...

Anna C. Wildey

Scottdale

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

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1775, the Second Continental Congress established a postal system.  In 1788, New York ratified the Constitution and became the 11th U.S. state.   More...

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Lifestyles

BIBLE DIGEST

“Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but within you are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.”  —(Matthew 23:28 AKJV)  God is more interested in our hearts than our outward show. What is in your heart?   More...

FAY-WEST CALENDAR

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 am.. 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...

Heart palpitations are worth checking out with your doctor

DEAR DOCTOR K: I often experience heart palpitations -- almost every time I’m excited, angry or scared. Is this dangerous to my health? More...

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