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March 22, 2017 RSS feed / News

Mt. Pleasant Police investigate break-in at water treatment plant

Mt. Pleasant Borough Manager Jeff Landy announced Monday that police are investigating a break-in at the water treatment plant.  “There is an on-going investigation by our own police and the state police,” Landy said.  More...

Pepsi pulls products over ‘soda tax’ in Philly

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pepsi is pulling 2-liters and 12-packs of its products from Philadelphia grocery store shelves over the city’s new tax on sweetened drinks. More...

Police reports listed

Melcroft man charged   A Melcroft man has been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia by Connellsville police.  David Layman, 38, was found in possession of various pieces of drug paraphernalia on Feb. More...

Saint Vincent College program ranked ‘Top 50 Best Value’

LATROBE – Saint Vincent College’s Master of Science in Management: Operational Excellence degree program has been named one of the Top 50 Best Value Online Master’s in Management Programs in the country, according to an announcement by Carrie Sealey More...

Trial date set in high school stabbings

GREENSBURG (AP) — A 19-year-old man who was charged with slashing and stabbing 20 fellow students and a security guard at Pittsburgh area high school nearly three years ago is set for trial Aug. More...

New studies may help patients decide on best prostate cancer treatment

CHICAGO (AP) — Men with early-stage prostate cancer face a dizzying quandary over which treatment to choose but two new studies on side effects may make those decisions a bit easier.  More...

Corrections secretary named Pillar of Excellence

Harrisburg – Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel was recognized by a national drug abuse awareness coalition for leading the effort to transform the way prisons address substance use disorder.  More...

Virginia governor McAuliffe pardons ‘Norfolk 4’ sailors

RICHMOND, Va. More...

Altered Facebook news headline jolts Virginia governors race

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Facebook users beware: that headline on the politically related news article you’re reading — including this one — may not be real.  More...

Agency offers tips for ‘spring cleaning’ personal finances

PHOENIX – Spring’s arrival prompts many folks to embark on ambitious spring cleaning projects, like purging closets and pantries. But spring cleaning should go beyond living spaces — your finances can likely use a facelift, too. More...

Loose snake slumbers on Alaska flight

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anna McConnaughy was flying to Alaska’s largest city when the announcement came over the intercom: a passenger on a previous flight had brought a pet snake on board. The passenger had gotten off the plane. The snake had not. More...

Brazil’s president: Meat scandal is ‘economic embarrassment’

SAO PAULO (AP) — President Michel Temer called Brazil’s scandal over the sale of expired meat an embarrassment Tuesday as more countries suspended some meat imports from the South American nation.  More...

Banks nosedive as Trump health care speed-bump tanks stocks

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. More...

Google affiliate offers hacking safeguards

NEW YORK (AP) — An organization affiliated with Google is offering tools that news organizations and election related sites can use to protect themselves from hacking. More...

New police officer sworn in at Mount Pleasant Borough

Connellsville resident Cody Ward is seen being sworn in as a part-time police officer at Monday night’s meeting of Mt. Pleasant Borough council. More...

Additional training needed for firefighters

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Fire department officials in western Pennsylvania say more training is planned after a review of actions at a New Year’s Day blaze in suburban Pittsburgh last year in which five firefighters jumped out of a second-story More...

Governor announces launch of e-submissions review tool

Harrisburg – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has launched the e-submissions public review tool to make documents submitted electronically by unconventional oil and gas operators more quickly ava More...

Man wanted for threatening police in Maryland is arrested

CHAMPION (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police say a Pittsburgh man wanted for threatening police in Maryland has been arrested after a trooper fired a shot at his car.  Thirty-three-year-old Matthew Zoglmann has been jailed on aggravated assau More...

Pittsburgh police charge 11 in protest outside county jail

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police have charged 11 people after protesters threw rocks, broke windows and set off “large-scale” fireworks during a protest outside the county jail. More...

FDA OKs new drug as add-on treatment for Parkinson’s

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. More...

Federal judge defers ruling on Missouri abortion rules

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge is weighing whether to block Missouri regulations that the state’s Planned Parenthood clinics argue in a lawsuit illegally restrict access to abortion.   More...

Gorsuch, students defend his questions about women at work

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch said Tuesday he taught his law school students about inappropriate questions from prospective employers, contradicting a student who accused him of showing a lack of respect for working women during a classroom disc More...

Rusty patched bumblebee first of species called endangered

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. More...

Haiti police dispute whether there was attempt on Aristide’s life

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian police on Tuesday rejected claims by ex-President Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s lawyers and associates that the twice-elected, twice-ousted former leader was the target of an assassination attempt.  More...

Stolen Van Gogh paintings returned to Amsterdam after more than 14 years

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Two paintings by Vincent van Gogh that were stolen in a smash-and-grab heist more than 14 years ago went back on display Tuesday at the Amsterdam museum dedicated to the Dutch master.  “They’re back!” sai More...

Montana House hopeful blames tax woes on health

HELENA, Mont. More...

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