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October 19, 2016 RSS feed / News

Homicide hearings continued

Connellsville couple accused in death of woman’s mother

Hearings for a Connellsville couple accused of murdering Sally Nelson in 2015 were continued a second time Tuesday. More...

$4 a month? Social Security recipients to get tiny increase

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Social Security recipients and federal retirees will get a 0.3 percent increase in monthly benefits next year, the fifth year in a row that older Americans will have to settle for historically low raises. More...

Homeland and International Security Conference at Cal U on Nov. 2.

State Police Commissioner Col. Tyree C. Blocker is the keynote speaker at the 9th annual Homeland and International Security Conference. The public may attend the free event Nov. 2 in the Performance Center, inside the Natali Student Center.  More...

2 slain California police officers remembered at memorial

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. More...

Halloween Hullabaloo

  C Glee at the Carnegie’s Halloween Hullabaloo cast. More...

The filmmaker behind the ‘Hamilton’ documentary reveals all

NEW YORK (AP) — What was to become the Broadway phenomenon “Hamilton” was still raw and unshaped when documentary filmmaker Alex Horwitz turned on his camera three years ago. More...

How does it feel? Nobel judges can’t reach Dylan

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Five days after Bob Dylan was named the winner of the Nobel Prize in literature, no one knows how he feels about the prestigious award — not even the Nobel judges.  The Swedish Academy, which bestows the annual honor More...

If the shoe doesn’t fit: how to avoid runner’s toe

For seasoned runners, being prepared from head to toe is key to their success, so when they lose their toenails due to a common ailment known as runner’s toe, it can be an impediment to their routine. More...

Pennsylvania high court limits release of home addresses

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s highest court says the right to personal privacy in government records is guaranteed by the state constitution, as it reversed a lower court ruling involving public school employees’ home addresses.& More...

Prison garden gives inmates an outlet

CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS, (AP) — A group of women laughs as they pull back lush green tomato leaves, revealing pepper plants growing underneath filled with tiny fruit.  “They look too adorable to eat,” says one.  More...

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Monday evening a group gathered at the Perryopolis Public Library to build their own mosaic trivets from fragments of ceramic tile. More...

Commissioners review 2017 prison budgetary requests

Fayette County Prison representatives presented budget requests to the Fayette County Commissioners Tuesday in an effort to hammer out a budget for 2017.  The coming year’s requests are based on the $6,865,918 budget for 2016. More...

156 smoke alarms installed as part of Red Cross

The American Red Cross Chestnut Ridge Chapter, which serves Armstrong, Fayette, Indiana, and Westmoreland counties, held a Home Fire Preparedness Campaign event in Uniontown’s East End on Oct. 15.  More...

Hurricane’s destruction puts schools on hold in Haiti

MERSAN, Haiti (AP) — School always provided a sense of security for 12-yearold Love Manie Simeus. More...

Rolling Stone defamation trial over rape article begins

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. More...

Cal U presents “Wiley and the Hairy Man”

Families looking for a silly, spooky Halloween treat can meet “Wiley and the Hairy Man” at California University of Pennsylvania. More...

Ultra-nationalist ‘war camps’ train Russian youths

MOSCOW (AP) — Deep in the woods on the outskirts of Moscow, a sudden burst of gunfire sends a flock of birds screeching into the sky. More...

Roman coins ID’d in Japanese ruins, but their origin baffles

TOKYO (AP) — The eyes of a visiting archaeologist lit up when he was shown the 10 tiny, rusty discs that had sat unnoticed in storage for two and a half years at a dig on a southern Japan island.  He had been to archaeological sites in Ita More...

In Mosul, residents report new terrors as Iraqi forces near

BAGHDAD (AP) — On the eerily quiet streets of Mosul, fighters from the Islamic State group are killing suspected spies, blocking roads and planting bombs ahead of a showdown with Iraqi forces.  More...

Smithfield woman charged with assault after DUI

A Smithfield woman accused of assaulting first responders while resisting arrest is in prison.  Amber Marie Vansickle, 25, was charged with two counts each of aggravated assault, simple assault and harassment, and one count each of DUI, resistin More...

Ecuador: We have ‘temporarily restricted’ Assange’s internet

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador’s government acknowledged on Tuesday that it had “temporarily restricted” WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s internet access at its embassy in London after the whistleblowing site published More...

Military veterans’ hair and beard wax business is growing

CARBONDALE, Pa. (AP) — About once a month, Dave Misiura and his three partners at the Lox Hair Wax Co. meet near Richmondale at a place they call Asgard, the mythological home of the Norse god Odin, to cook a batch of Battle Wax.  More...

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