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January 4, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

State lawmakers begin new session

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania lawmakers began their new session Tuesday with both chambers firmly in Republican majority hands and the prospect of another tough budget year ahead.  More...

News

Retreating after Trump tweet, GOP won’t gut ethics office

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new GOP era in Washington got off to a messy start Tuesday as House Republicans, under pressure from President-elect Donald Trump, abruptly dropped plans to gut an independent congressional ethics board.  More...

Megyn Kelly leaving Fox

NEW YORK (AP) — Megyn Kelly, the Fox News star who’s had a contentious relationship with President-elect Donald Trump, said Tuesday that she’s leaving the network for NBC News, where she will host a daytime talk show and a weekend news magazine, as w More...

Suspect in slaying sent text: “I killed the cop’

The suspect in the slaying of a Pennsylvania state trooper sent a text afterward to his son’s mother, apologizing to her and acknowledging, “I killed the cop,” according to court records released Tuesday.  More...

Opinion

Pence promotes basic values, virtues

(AP) — We frequently disagreed with Gov. Mike Pence’s policies, but never his demeanor. He practices the art of political and personal civility, and he generally promotes basic American values. More...

Democrats in Congress to have tough years ahead

(AP) — With Republicans having secured a majority trifecta in Washington — the House of Representatives, Senate and presidency — Democrats in Congress no doubt will have a tough year(s) ahead.  More...

Trump not convinced intel community sure about Russian hackers influencing election

President-elect Trump stirred yet more controversy Saturday night when, as he entered his New Year’s Eve party at Mar-a-Lago, he said he is not convinced the intelligence community is sure about allegations Russian hackers sought to influence t More...

Sports

Prexies outlast Scotties, 82-63

Tuesday’s Section 4-AAA boys basketball game between host Southmoreland and visiting Washington was expected to be a tough matchup between two of the top contenders for the section championship. More...

Gators fall to Pioneers, 68-53

Tuesday night marked the start of Section 2-A action for both the Geibel and West Greene boys basketball teams. More...

Streaking Steelers rewrite script on the fly

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin doesn’t remember the exact conversation. Alejandro Villaneuva does. The Pittsburgh Steelers were reeling in early November. Mired in a four-game slide. More...

Uniontown man sentenced to jail in child porn case

A Uniontown man received a state prison sentence Tuesday after authorities said he was found with more than 35 images of children engaged in sexual acts.  Dominick Galluzzo Jr., 41, was sentenced to two to four years in prison by Fayette County More...

One suspect captured after stealing car in Bullskin Township

One suspect was in custody as of 8:30 p.m. More...

Bullskin supervisors reorganize

Bullskin Township Supervisors reorganized Tuesday, staying pat on most positions within the township. Scott Keefer will stay on as the chairman, while Walter Wiltrout will serve as the vice-chairman. Roy Thayer will serve as the secretary-chairman. More...

Obituaries

Catherine Andyjohn

Connellsville

Catherine (Kathleen) Quinn Andyjohn, 86, of Connellsville, died Sunday Jan. 1, 2017, at Hillside Estates.  She was born February 12, 1930, in Connellsville, the daughter of the late James and Catherine (Andursky) Quinn. More...

John Joseph Depto Jr.

Chestnut Ridge

John Joseph Depto, Jr., 76, of Chestnut Ridge, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017.  He was born Nov. 10, 1940, in Royal, the son of the late John Sr. and Rosemarie (Schwab) Depto.  More...

John Angelo

Normalville

John Anthony Angelo, 74, of Normalville, formerly of Frank, passed away unexpectedly at his winter home in Hudson, Fla., on Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, with his loving wife of 54 years, Janice at his side.  John was born in McKeesport on Feb. More...

Arts and Entertainment

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Bible Digest

“But God raised him from the dead: And he was seen many days of them which came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are his witnesses to the people.” (Acts 13:30-31 AKJV)  Jesus is alive. He overcame sin, death and the grave. More...

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Animal Snippets hosting Rivers Casino fundraiser

Animal Snippets will host a Rivers Casino fundraiser on Friday. Tickets are $25, including $20 for free slot play and a $5 food voucher. Anyone wishing to ride the bus to the casino should meet at 5 p.m. Jan. More...

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