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March 1, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Judge: Vicites statements allowed into evidence

Deanna Vicites’ jury will get to hear statements she made to police shortly after authorities said she shot her husband, Fayette County Commissioner Vince Vicites,  In an order filed Tuesday, senior Judge Gerald Solomon denied attempts by More...

News

North Fayette County Municipal Authority votes to hike water rates

North Fayette County Municipal Authority of Fayette County voted unanimously at Tuesday evening’s meeting to raise water rates by 12 percent. The increase will go into effect on June 1.  More...

Trump takes on entrenched practice of Washington leaks

NEW YORK (AP) — When White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer wanted to crack down on leaks last week, he collected his aides’ cell phones to check for communication with reporters. The crackdown quickly leaked.  More...

Brownsville woman charged in Uniontown homicide

A woman has been charged with homicide in the shooting death of a Uniontown man.  Keli Marie Brumley, 19, of Brownsville, was arraigned Monday night and lodged in the Fayette County Prison without bond.  Her boyfriend, Arsuan Patterson, 19, More...

Opinion

National discussion needed on immigrants

(AP) – Immigrants, particularly those without the proper documentation, have become easy targets in recent years and the election of Donald Trump as president has increased unrest toward those who weren’t born here.  More...

Signs of optimism show in America

President Trump’s job approval rating, 44 percent with a 48 percent disapproval rating in a new Wall Street Journal-NBC News poll, makes him “the first president of the post-World War II era with a net negative approval rating in his firs More...

Congress fears being responsible for actions

(AP) – Across the United States, democracy is taking place, as previously apathetic or disengaged residents decide to take an active role in their government, largely through attendance at congressional town hall meetings.  More...

Sports

Falcons gearing up for WPIALs

Throughout the course of the 2016-17 season, the members of the Connellsville wrestling team seemed to get better both collectively and individually.  As a team, the Falcons lost to Belle Vernon during the regular season, but came back to beat More...

Vikings sending 15 to WPIALs

Trees Pool at the University of Pittsburgh will host the swimming talents of a number of Mt. Pleasant Vikings.  Counting alternates, 15 Vikings qualified for the WPIAL Class AA Championships set for Thursday and Friday.  More...

Contract signed, Steelers star Brown focused on Super Bowl

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Art Rooney II began the groundwork on making Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown a part of the organization “for life” last summer. More...

More charges filed against South Connellsville Chief Miller

More civil charges have been filed against South Connellsville Borough and the borough’s police chief, Russell Miller. More...

Reese attorney wants case moved because of articles

A Fayette County judge will review dozens of newspaper articles as part of an attorney’s effort to get the trial of a former Connellsville’s police officer moved out of the county.  During a hearing Tuesday, defense attorney Charity More...

Champion woman held for court on burglary charges

A Champion woman was held for court Tuesday on more than 300 counts involving burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary, forgery and other charges.  An arrest warrant also was issued for Tammy Keefer, 43, of 411 Roaring Run Road, after she failed More...

Obituaries

Emma J. Balda

Brownsville

Emma Jo Balda, 76, of Brownsville, passed away on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017.  She was born Jan. 18, 1941, in Connellsville, the daughter of George “Jet” Balda and Josephine (Flannery) Balda.  More...

C. Lee Brown

Formerly of Mt. Pleasant

C. Lee Brown, 94, of Top of the World, Ocala, Fla., formerly of Mt. Pleasant, died in his sleep early Thursday morning, Jan. 19, 2017, at his home.  He was born Dec. More...

James R. Dugger II

Scottdale

James R. Dugger, II., 69, of Scottdale, died unexpectedly Saturday afternoon, Feb. 25, 2017, at his home.  He was born in Uniontown, March 20, 1947, a son to the late Jimmy R. and Dorothy L. More...

Arts and Entertainment

TV’S BEST BETS

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Woman Weighs Getting Involved in Neighborhood Case of Abuse

DEAR ABBY

DEAR ABBY: I have always tried to be a compassionate person. I have experienced a lot of abuse, and I’m sensitive to others who go through it. More...

ASTROGRAPH

PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Make a commitment to do your best. Figure out the best way to get what you want, and start moving forward. All talk and no action won’t get you very far.   More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“Therefore, my beloved brothers, be you steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, for as much as you know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.” (1 Corinthians 15:58 AKJV)  What is done for the Lord will s More...

Fay-West Calendar

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Common preservatives can cause food allergies

Dear Doctor: BHT, a preservative in a lot More...

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