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January 7, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Five dead, eight wounded in Fla. airport shooting

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. More...

U.S. Intelligence report: Putin ordered effort to help Trump, hurt Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a hidden campaign to influence America’s presidential election in favor of Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton, U.S. More...

Source: Trump’s promised wall to become taxpayer-funded fence

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was the signature promise of his campaign: Donald Trump vowed to build an impenetrable, concrete wall along the southern border. And Mexico was going to pay for it.  More...

Opinion

U.S. Government cannot, should not regulate U.S. Government

(AP) In 2013, 10 members of Congress, three former aides to President Barack Obama, several spouses, and 32 staff members attended an all-expenses-paid conference in Azerbaijan. More...

VA cleanup should be top priority for new Trump administration

(AP) The body of a military veteran was left in a Veterans Affairs health care facility shower room for more than nine hours before someone finally had it moved to a morgue, the Tampa, Florida, Bay Times reported last month.  Then, once their ne More...

Presidents end up with just one label

Thomas Jefferson? Made the Louisiana Purchase. Andrew Jackson? Battled the Bank of the United States. Abraham Lincoln? Signed the Emancipation Proclamation. Herbert Hoover? Presided over the beginning of the Great Depression. Jimmy Carter? More...

Sports

Blue Devils knock off Falcons

The Connellsville boys basketball team did everything it could do to pull off a big second-half rally against Mt. Lebanon during Friday’s Section 2-AAAAAA game at Connellsville High School. The Falcons succeeded. More...

Rangers rally past Commodores, 85-70

For the first quarter of Friday’s game between Frazier and visiting Fort Cherry, it looked as though the Commodores would roll to a win. More...

Southmoreland boys beat Brownsville

Brandon Stone scored a game-high 37 points as the Southmoreland boys basketball team knocked off host Brownsville, 74-60 in a Section 4-AAA game on Friday. More...

North Union murder suspect’s trial delayed until February

An Adah man, who is charged with homicide and other offenses from a 2015 accident in which a woman died, won’t stand trial until February, at the earliest.  More...

State police searching for second suspect in Bullskin Township

State police at Uniontown have identified a second person who might have been in a stolen pickup truck that crashed into a Bullskin Township home this week, according to a news release.  More...

As inmate pop drops, state to close two prisons

HARRISBURG, (AP) — Pennsylvania prison officials said Friday they will close two prisons this year, citing a declining inmate population, the need to save money and other factors.  More...

Obituaries

Jack Snyder

South Connellsville

Jack Edward Snyder Sr. 85, of South Connellsville, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, in Uniontown Hospital. He was born Aug. 16, 1931, in Connellsville, a son of the late Robert Daniel and Ethel Mae (Rude) Snyder. More...

‘Hee Haw’ co-creator and producer Sam Lovullo dies at age 88

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sam Lovullo, who as producer and co-creator of “Hee Haw” brought country music and home-style humor to millions of American homes, has died at age 88, his publicists said Thursday. More...

Bud Lilly dies at 91

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Fly fishing legend, conservationist and catch-and-release pioneer Bud Lilly has died of congestive heart failure at a Montana care center. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1785, Jean-Pierre Blanchard and John Jeffries crossed the English Channel in a balloon. In 1927, the first commercial trans-Atlantic telephone call was made between London and New York City. More...

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Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? More...

Fay-West Calendar

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Measles Outbreaks a Reminder of the Importance of Vaccines

Dear Doctor: I’ve been reading about measles outbreaks in the United States and abroad. Are these new cases really all that dangerous? As an adult, should I get vaccinated?  More...

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