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February 15, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Flynn misled White House about Russian contacts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just six days into his presidency, Donald Trump was informed his national security adviser had misled his vice president about contacts with Russia. Trump kept his No. More...

Russia deployed missile in violation of treaty

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia has deployed a cruise missile in violation of a Cold War-era arms control treaty, a Trump administration official said Tuesday, a development that complicates the outlook for U.S.-Russia relations amid turmoil on the White Ho More...

Denver train kills motorist

DENVER (AP) — Authorities are investigating whether the motorist hit and killed by Denver’s airport train before dawn Tuesday intentionally pulled his van front of it, police said.  More...

Opinion

Letters to the Editor

Donegal resident protests deep mine   This is in regard to the permit and appeal of Rustic Ridge Deep Mine in the Laurel Highlands scenic area of Donegal and Saltlick Townships, owned and operated by LCT/Robindale.  More...

Homegrown ideas fueled Oklahoma City bombing

(AP) – “We will never forget.”  Oklahomans made that solemn pledge after the April 19, 1995, bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.  More...

Time for Trump to hit campaign trail

President Trump’s many critics say his young administration is a hot mess. His defenders say Trump has accomplished more in three weeks than many presidents do in years.  More...

Sports

Basketball playoff pairings announced

The WPIAL announced its basketball playoff pairings on Tuesday night, and many local teams will begin the postseason later this week.  More...

Mt. Pleasant’s Billey to play soccer at California University of Pennsylvania

Mt. Pleasant girls soccer coach Josh Pajak said Anna Billey has been a playmaker for the Vikings since her freshman year. Next season. the center midfielder will be making plays at California University of Pennsylvania.  More...

Pens blank Canucks, 4-0

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Evgeni Malkin scored and picked up an assist in his return from a lower-body injury, Sidney Crosby got his 999th career point with an assist and the Pittsburgh Penguins rolled by the Vancouver Canucks 4-0 on Tuesday night.&nbs More...

Breakiron found guilty of first-degree murder – again

Mark David Breakiron is guilty of first-degree murder – again. More...

CASD takes step to combat opioid-related deaths with Reality Tour

Citing the rising epidemic of heroin overdoses in the U.S., Connellsville Area School District is looking to prevent drug use through the Reality Tour, a prevention system designed to show students and parents the dangers of drugs.  More...

Obituaries

Thomas R. Darrell

Scottdale

Thomas Raymond “Tommy” Darrell, 40, of Scottdale, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, at his home.  He was born July 21, 1976, in Mt. More...

Robert L. Kennedy Jr.

Dickerson Run

Robert Lee Kennedy Jr., 65, of Dickerson Run, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, in Uniontown Hospital. He was born on June 13, 1951, in Connellsville, a son of the late Robert Lee Kennedy Sr. and Mary Margaret Harvey. More...

Dolores J. Pompura

Connellsville

Dolores Jean Pompura, 75, of Connellsville, died Sunday, Feb. More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1898, the U.S. battleship Maine exploded and sank in Havana Harbor in Cuba, ultimately leading the United States to declare war on Spain.  In 1961, the U.S. figure skating team was killed in a plane crash in Belgium.   More...

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Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but to us which are saved it is the power of God.” (1 Corinthians 1:18 AKJV) Have you asked the Lord to reveal to you the power of the cross of Christ? More...

Fay-West Calendar

Conn-Area events listed   More...

Doctor discusses long-term side-effects of Prilosec

Dear Doctor: Because I had an ulcer, three years ago a doctor wrote me a prescription for Prilosec and told me I had to take it for the rest of my life. More...

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