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February 7, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Jury selection begins for Breakiron homicide retrial

Jury selection for Mark David Breakiron’s retrial on a criminal homicide charge began Monday in Fayette County Court with a few twists and sadness.  The state Attorney General’s Office no longer plans to seek the death penalty if Bre More...

News

Gorsuch seen as business-friendly on labor, workplace

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a decade as a federal appeals court judge, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch has criticized courts for giving too much power to government agencies that enforce the nation’s labor and employment laws. More...

Anti-Trump protests complicate presidency

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scrappy as ever, Donald Trump on Monday dismissed polls showing low approval ratings as “fake news.” But whatever his opinion, active opposition to his go-it-alone presidency appears to be widening. More...

Man arrested on drug charges

A stop for a traffic violation Saturday on Route 119 in East Huntingdon Township ended up in a man being arrested on drug offenses, state police at Greensburg said.  Anthony Evans, 39, of Uniontown, was arraigned Monday on charges of possession More...

Opinion

Religious freedom bedrock of nation

(AP) President Donald Trump’s advocates are quick to defend his executive order on immigration by pointing out it is not a ban on Muslims, but merely a stiffer vetting of refugees from countries where Muslims are a majority.  More...

Trump works to deliver his campaign promises

(AP) Say what you will about the first two weeks of the presidential administration of Donald J. More...

Trump deserves praise for order to rebuild military

(AP) President Donald Trump issued two executive orders on Jan. 27, his seventh day in office.  The one on immigration stole the front page headlines across the nation. The other, on the rebuilding of the U.S. More...

Sports

Falcons hold off Fillies, 61-44

It may have not been the best game of the season for the Connellsville girls basketball team, but Monday’s effort against rival Laurel Highlands was good enough for the Falcons to keep pace in the race for second place in the Section 3-AAAAA st More...

Mt. Pleasant slams Yough, 62-9

Though the top two playoff berths in Section 3-AAAA are already decided, the third and fourth spots are still up for grabs, making every win crucial. The Mt. More...

Malkin practices, but return from knee injury uncertain

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Evgeni Malkin’s lower-body injury is healing. So too, are the 2012 MVP’s feelings about being left off the NHL’s 100 Greatest Players list unveiled at the All-Star game last month in conjunction with the league’s centennial season. More...

Opioid addicts to find new hope at Highlands

Opioid and heroin addicts will find new hope, new life and high-quality treatment when Highlands Hospital opens its Center of Excellence on March 1.  More...

Women walk away from Route 119 accident

Two unidentified women were reportedly uninjured in a single-vehicle accident that occurred at about 5:30 p.m. Monday in the southbound lane of Route 119 just north of the Everson exit. More...

Normalville woman dies in crash

A Normalville woman died after she was involved in a head-on vehicle accident Saturday in Saltlick Township, state police at Uniontown said.  Authorities identified the victim as Frances E. Ritenour, 69. More...

Obituaries

Mary M. Flynn

South Connellsville

Mary M. “Mickey” Flynn, 92, of South Connellsville, passed away Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville. Arrangements are under the direction of the Vito C. Martucci   More...

Mary E. Parrill

South Connellsville

Mary Ellen Parrill, 68, of South Connellsville, died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at her home.  She was born Aug. More...

Sarah A. Porterfield

Formerly of Connellsville

After a long and full life, Sarah A. Porterfield, age 101, formerly of Connellsville, died Feb. 2, 2017.  Sarah (Sally) Porterfield was born in Connellsville, the eldest of 10 children born to the late Louis and Bessie A. ( Rice) Miller.  More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1904, the Great Fire of Baltimore began, resulting in the destruction of more than 1,500 buildings in 30 hours.  In 1917, a German U-boat sank the British ship California off the Irish coast.   More...

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Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“I beseech you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.” (Romans 12:1 AKJV)  This is real Christianity.   More...

Fay-West Calendar

Supper scheduled   Calvin United Presbyterian Church, 311 Mulberry St., Scottdale, will hold a soup and dessert supper from 4-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children ages 3-12. More...

Carnegie Free Library offers host of programs

During the month of February, Cafe Carnegie in the Carnegie Library will serve homemade chili and chicken chili, as well as a hearty vegetarian chili. A three-cheese panini are featured, and a variety of other paninis are available. More...

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