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December 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

1.5-mill tax hike approved

Property owners in Mt. Pleasant Borough will face a 1.5-mill real estate tax increase in line with the 2017 general fund budget. The majority of council voted to adopt the spending during a recent emergency year-end meeting. More...

News

GOP vexed by factions on replacing health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are united on repealing President Barack Obama’s health care law, but ideologically and practically speaking, they’re in different camps over replacing it. More...

China plans to land probes on far side of moon in 2020

BEIJING (AP) — China vowed Tuesday to speed up the development of its space industry as it set out its plans to become the first country to soft land a probe on the far side of the moon, around 2018, and launch its first Mars probe by 2020.&nbs More...

Investigators study flight recorder from Black Sea jet crash

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Investigators recovered the flight-data recorder from a crashed Russian military plane Tuesday and began reviewing its contents to learn why the jet went down moments after takeoff, killing all 92 people aboard, including members More...

Opinion

What does Trump think about Social Security, Medicare?

(AP) We have no idea what President-elect Donald Trump really thinks about Social Security and Medicare, those mainstays of old America.  More...

Pentagon spending spins out of control

(AP) An internal study of Pentagon spending found the organization was bloated and top-heavy, spending about a quarter of its budget on overhead. More...

Intel report will not end Russian hacking fight

President Obama has ordered the Intelligence Community to finish a review of allegations of Russian election hacking by the time Obama leaves office on Jan. 20. More...

Sports

Vikings beat Wolverines, 49-30

The Woodland Hills girls basketball team was quick and aggressive, and overall, the Wolverines had a size advantage over host Mt. Pleasant. But the Vikings built an early lead and hung on for a 49-30 win on the first day of Mt. More...

Scotties win opener

Brandon Stone drained 35 points, including three 3-pointers, as the Southmoreland boys basketball team (6-1) downed Elizabeth-Forward, 71-48, in the opening game of the Charleroi Christmas Tournament.  Tommy Pisula hit two threes on his way to 2 More...

Steelers’ stars may sit for game against Browns

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger might get his wish to spend the meaningless regular season finale in sweats, watching backup Landry Jones go to work against the Cleveland Browns.  With the AFC North title in hand More...

Police charge man with homicide by vehicle

State police at Greensburg have filed charges against a New Stanton man accused of fatally striking a Mt. Pleasant man on Christmas Eve while he was running along Ruffsdale-Alverton Road in East Huntingdon Township. More...

Deanna Vicites asks F.C. judge to lower bond

A Fayette County judge said he will rule later on a request to lower the bond amount set for a county commissioner’s wife who is accused of shooting the elected official. More...

Elderly man seeks new trial in 1980s murder-for-hire plot

A man serving a life sentence in a murder-for-hire plot dating back to the 1980s in Fayette County wants a new trial. More...

Obituaries

Thomas W. Adams

Uniontown

Thomas W. Adams, 92, of Uniontown, passed away peacefully Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, in LaFayette Manor, Uniontown.  He was born April 18, 1924, in Alverton, a son of the late Clifford D. and Sadie Felgar Adams.  More...

Jane Crowe

Marianna

Jane Slebodnik Crowe, 92, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016. She was born April 17, 1924, in Herminie, to Paul and Anna Slebodnik. She attended Monessen High School and graduated in 1936. More...

Joseph H. Cummins

Mt. Pleasant

Joseph H. Cummins, 49, of Mt. Pleasant, died tragically Saturday afternoon, Dec. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1832, John C. Calhoun became the first U.S. vice president to resign his office.  In 1846, Iowa was admitted as the 29th U.S. state.  In 1912, San Francisco’s first municipally owned streetcars began service.   More...

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Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“And it shall come to pass in the last days, said God, I will pour out of my Spirit on all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:” (Acts 2:17 AKJV More...

Fay-West Calendar

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Tips on putting together a family first-aid kit

Dear Doctor: Our young son fell off his skateboard recently, and the items my wife and I needed to tend to his cuts and scrapes were scattered throughout the house. Now we want to assemble a home first-aid kit. What should it contain? More...

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