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January 31, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

S. Connellsville woman accused of trying to kill witness who testified against her

A South Connellsville woman went searching for a gun to kill a witness who testified against her during a preliminary hearing, authorities said.  Susan R. More...

News

A look at Trump’s inner circle in new White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Since taking office 10 days ago, President Donald Trump has moved to consolidate power within a small cadre of close aides at the White House. More...

Breaking silence, Obama speaks out on immigrants order

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama praised protesters who amassed across the country in opposition to President Donald Trump’s immigration orders, breaking his silence on political issues for the first time since leaving office. More...

As opposition outcry grows, Trump keeps defending immigration order

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defiant in the face of an international backlash, President Donald Trump pressed into his second week in office defending his sweeping immigration ban. Protests persisted at major airports, and concern mounted from U.S. More...

Opinion

‘The Greatest Show on Earth’ will end in May

(AP) A cultural icon will succumb in May when the Ringling Bros. More...

Trump wants to launch probe into voter fraud

(AP) President Donald Trump, in back-to-back Tweets, said he will launch “a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD” - the capitalization is his - which he has blamed for rival Hillary Clinton besting him in the popular vote.  More...

Gosnell case focuses on Roe vs. Wade

“You can’t unlearn,” Ann McElhinney insists, referring to what she and her husband, Phelim McAleer, write about in their new book, “Gosnell: The Untold Story of America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer.”  More...

Sports

Falcons clinch elusive playoff spot

It’s been a long time coming, but the Connellsville girls basketball team is finally headed back to the WPIAL playoffs.  The Falcons, playing on their home court, raced out to a 9-0 lead and never looked back on their way to a decisive 52- More...

Warriors edge Scotties, 63-56

Free throws are an often overlooked part of basketball, but they played a key role in Monday’s Section 3-AAAA game between the Southmoreland girls and visiting Elizabeth Forward. More...

Commodores, Vikings come up short

Hannah Fell scored 18 points, but the Frazier girls basketball team fell, 80-51, in a Section 3-AA game at GCC. Lauren Mastowski netted 13 points for the Commodores (12-6, 7-4), and Brooke Poling had 12. More...

Connellsville man arrested in robberies

A Connellsville man has been arrested and charged with a string of robberies at local convenience stores.  William Strickler, 38, 1415 Cambria Ave., is charged with robbery, attempted robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, theft by unlawful taki More...

Trial delayed for city man charged in woman’s death

The trial of a Connellsville man has been delayed in connection with the death of a city woman in 2015. A hearing for Peter Lee Shoemaker, 34, was delayed Monday until at least March. More...

Prosecutors seek to delay Breakiron retrial in 1987 homicide

Prosecutors want to delay the retrial of Mark David Breakiron in connection with a 1987 homicide in Fayette County, according to motions filed Monday in county court. More...

Obituaries

Cody L. Crossland

Connellsville

Cody Lee Crossland, 23, of Connellsville, passed away Friday, Jan. 27, 2017.  He was born Nov. 2, 1993, in Mt. More...

Jeffrey A. Maher

Dunbar

Jeffrey A. Maher, 56, passed away peacefully Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg, while surrounded and comforted by his loving family.  He was born Aug. More...

Arlene F. Masciarelli

Connellsville

Arlene F. Masciarelli, 80, of Connellsville, passed away Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017.  She was born April 2, 1936, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Helen (Lape) Gilpin.  Arlene was Protestant by faith. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1606, Guy Fawkes was executed for his role in the Gunpowder Plot in Britain.  In 1958, Explorer 1 was launched, marking the first successful launch of an American satellite into orbit. More...

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Bible Digest

“Notwithstanding Hezekiah humbled himself for the pride of his heart, both he and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the wrath of the LORD came not on them in the days of Hezekiah.” (2 Chronicles 32:26 AKJV)  Humility before God i More...

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Christian W. Klay Winery, Connellsville Canteen to host wine tastings

The Christian W. Klay Winery, 412 Fayette Springs Rd., Chalk Hill, will host “Wine & Chocolate” at 1 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 11 and 18. More...

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