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February 6, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

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House GOP’s corporate tax scheme has its skeptics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans face opposition to their plan to overhaul the way corporations pay federal taxes from a powerful group of lawmakers — other Republicans.  “I’m not very enthused about it,” said R More...

Florida girl, 5, killed in accidental shooting

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DNA leads to arrest in strangling of NYC jogger

NEW YORK (AP) — DNA evidence, some of it matching what was found beneath the victim’s fingernails, led investigators to make an arrest in last summer’s strangling of a woman who encountered her killer while on an evening run, police More...

Opinion

Free press essential to preserve liberties

(AP) – A free and fearless press is essential to preserving our liberties. More...

Federal Reserve will not generate fireworks

(AP) – The Federal Reserve’s first meeting of the new year, set for Tuesday and Wednesday, isn’t likely to generate many fireworks or any great surprises. More...

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Sports

Patriots win Super Bowl in OT

New England rallies from 25-point deficit

HOUSTON (AP) — Tom Brady led one of the greatest comebacks in sports history lifting New England from a 25-point hole to the Patriots’ fifth NFL championship in the first Super Bowl overtime.  More...

CAHS’s Grenell signs to play at Mercyhurst

When it comes to selecting a college or university, some high school athletes face a difficult decision.  However, the choice made by Connellsville senior Kenzie Grenell wasn’t all that hard. More...

Lady Gaga delivers flashy, inclusive halftime program

NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga dropped from the top of Houston’s NRG Stadium to open her halftime show and dropped the mic at the end, offering a program that delivered high-energy hits and an inclusive theme.  More...

Country, bluegrass music packs house at Bullskin Opry

Residents who love bluegrass, old-time music and the sound of banjos, mandolins, guitars, fiddles, auto harps and country singers harmonizing, won’t want to miss the Bullskin Opry.  Free to the public from October through June, the Opry is More...

Obituaries

Philip M. Benedict

MT. PLEASANT

Philip M. Benedict, 81, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, in Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant.  Philip was born July 21, 1935, in Mt. Pleasant, a son of the late John P. and Florence E. More...

Brian K. Lind Jr.

DUNBAR

Brian Keith Lind Jr., 26, of Dunbar, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.  He was born May 23, 1990, in Mt. Pleasant, a son of Brian Keith Lind Sr. More...

Diane M. Bryner

DUNBAR

Diane Marie Cortese Bryner, 61, of Dunbar, passed away peaceably at home surrounded by family and friends on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017.  She was born May 26, 1955, in Connellsville, daughter of Joseph A. Cortese and Madelyn J. More...

Arts and Entertainment

TV’S BEST BETS

The New Celebrity Apprentice 8 p.m. More...

Wedding Is Not The Stage For Ex-Best Friends’ Drama

DEAR ABBY

DEAR ABBY: One of my best friends just got engaged and I’m invited to the wedding. My problem is, my ex-best friend is in the bridal party, and I don’t know how to act if I see her and have to talk to her. More...

ASTROGRAPH

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Trust and believe in your knowledge and abilities. Turn your home into your personal sanctuary and share everything with the ones you love.   More...

Lifestyles

Fay-West Calendar

Information sessions offered  Penn State Fayette, the Eberly Campus will introduce Back2College Information Sessions from 6-7 p.m. Feb. 8 and 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Feb. 20 in Room 114 of the Eberly Building. More...

On This Date:

In 1778, representatives of the United States and France signed an alliance in Paris. In 1788, Massachusetts ratified the U.S. Constitution and became the sixth U.S. state. More...

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