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June 21, 2017 RSS feed / News

Smoking banned in all 10 of Connellsville’s parks

Smoking will be banned or severely curtailed in all 10 of the city parks under an ordinance adopted by Connellsville City Council Tuesday. More...

GOP to negotiate massive overhaul of tax system behind closed doors

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House plans to privately negotiate a massive overhaul of the tax system with Republican leaders in Congress, possibly giving rank-and-file members little if any say over the finished product, a top aide to President Donald More...

Connellsville police news

Drug charges filed   Connellsville police charged a Scottdale woman with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia after receiving a call about someone using drugs in the car parked on E. Crawford Avenue.  More...

Air conditioner repair workers in hot demand amid heat wave

PHOENIX (AP) — Alan Schwandt was rushing to his second job of the day when his phone rang with another desperate Phoenix homeowner calling about a broken air conditioner in the midst of a scorching heat wave.  More...

Pennsylvania issues permits to 12 medical marijuana growers

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania on Tuesday awarded permits to 12 applicants to grow and process medical marijuana, a landmark as the state aims to make the drug available to patients sometime next year.  More...

Pennsylvania court rules in favor of access to police videos

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s highest court said Tuesday the public should have access to dash camera video footage unless the police agency can prove it amounts to criminal investigative material and may be redacted.  More...

French kids thank Pittsburgh officials for climate stand

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh’s mayor and City Council say they’ve received hand-drawn cards from children in Paris, thanking them for the city’s support of the Paris climate accord after President Donald Trump announced the Un More...

Death of American detained in North Korea baffles experts

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s missile and nuclear tests, its carefully scripted propaganda bluster, even its military threats: Far from the scattershot workings of a madman, most of this fits the playbook of a small, proud count More...

Suspect shot after explosion at train station in Brussels

BRUSSELS (AP) — Soldiers shot a suspect in the heart of Brussels after a small explosion at a busy train station Tuesday night continued a week of extremist attacks in the capitals of Europe.  More...

Amazon aiming to be the dressing room in your house

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is hoping to claim more territory once held by department stores, essentially placing a dressing room in your house. More...

Apple seeks to void patent claims, fees in Qualcomm legal dispute

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple is seeking to void some of Qualcomm’s patent claims and licensing agreements, intensifying its legal battle with the chip maker over the technology in iPhones and iPads.  More...

Experts: Takata bankruptcy means air bag victims get less

DETROIT (AP) — A bankruptcy filing by Japanese air bag maker Takata will leave little money for dozens of people who sued the company over deaths and injuries caused by its exploding air bag inflators, according to outside legal experts and law More...

Fayette campus hosts Kids in College summer programs

LEMONT FURNACE — The Office of Outreach and Continuing Education at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus will offer a variety of educational enrichment camps and other academic programs for children and youths this summer.  Kids in Colleg More...

PennDOT updates driver’s licenses, I.D. cards

As part of ongoing security enhancements, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has updated the design and enhanced the security features of its driver license and identification card products. More...

Senate steers toward showdown vote on health bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans steered toward a potential showdown vote on their long-awaited health care bill next week, despite indications that they’ve yet to solidify the 50 GOP votes they’ll need to avert an embarrassing More...

Uniontown man faces strangulation charges

A Uniontown man choked a woman to the point where she could not breathe in a North Union Township home, state police at Uniontown said.  Tevin DeShaun Patterson, 23, of 13 Booker Way, was arraigned Tuesday on strangulation, simple assault, haras More...

They’re back! Numbers of ticks are high across New England

MARSHFIELD, Vt. (AP) — Tick numbers are on the rise across New England, raising the prospect of an increase in Lyme and other diseases associated with the blood suckers.  More...

AP Exclusive: Records show scant support for Walker’s plan

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. More...

Nonprofit sells pickles to raise funds for ALS research

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Brothers achieve perfect attendance

QUARRYVILLE (AP) — For nearly 9,400 days, when attendance was taken in Solanco School District, the name “Munro” was answered with “Here.”  One hundred eighty days or so at a time, year after year, Neil Munro was in More...

Pittsburgh begins to adopt electric cars for city fleet

PITTSBURGH (AP) — City employees in Pittsburgh will soon be driving hybrid cars as part of the mayor’s plan to eventually convert the fleet to entirely electric vehicles.  The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (http://bit.ly/2tJ3p9K ) repor More...

London copes with deep divisions after attacks, tower fire

LONDON (AP) — The cars still zip over London Bridge at their typical fast clip, drawing little obvious attention.  More...

U.S. military shoots down drone in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — The U.S. military said it shot down an Iranian-made, armed drone in southern Syria on Tuesday, marking the third time this month that that the U.S. More...

Uber allows riders to tip drivers via app, matching Lyft

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber is enabling passengers to tip its U.S. drivers with a tap on its ride-hailing app for the first time, part of a push to recast itself as a company with a conscience and a heart. More...

Oil’s slide to lowest price of the year pulls stocks lower

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes retreated from their record heights Tuesday after a slump in the price of oil weighed on energy companies.  More...

Ford to move Focus production to China

DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. will export vehicles from China to the U.S. for the first time starting in 2019.  Ford said Tuesday it plans to move production of its Ford Focus small car from the U.S. More...

Seton Hill presents Distinguished Alumni Leadership Awards

GREENSBURG, Pa.- On June 3, 2017, Seton Hill University recently presented its Distinguished Alumni Leadership Award to 11 alumnae who have demonstrated outstanding achievement and leadership in one or more of the following areas: Education, business More...

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