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News

NAFTA gets an update

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S., Canadian and Mexican negotiators are pledging to work quickly to update the North American Free Trade Agreement, a 23-year-old pact that President Donald Trump has called the worst trade deal in history.  More...

Trump to skip Kennedy Center Honors awards program

BRIDGEWATER, N.J.  More...

Iraq launches operation to take back town near Mosul

ABU GHADDUR, Iraq (AP) — U.S.-backed Iraqi forces on Sunday launched a multi-pronged assault to retake the town of Tal Afar, west of Mosul, marking the next phase in the country’s war on the Islamic State group. More...

Opinion

Trump’s bizarre dance with racists is a disgrace

(AP) –– David Duke, former imperial wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, publicly thanked President Donald Trump on Tuesday for his statements during a press conference at Trump Tower earlier in the day in which Trump suggested a moral equivalence More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Neo-Nazis, KKK declare war on America

WASHINGTON –– The white nationalists, neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan armies that took to the streets last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, have declared war on America. More...

Sports

‘Super Seniors’ lending experience to SHS volleyball

Last season, the Southmoreland volleyball team just missed qualifying for the WPIAL playoffs, despite having no seniors on the team.  This year, the Scotties hope to rectify that, leaning on the experience gained by 2016’s eight juniors.&n More...

Rookie Conner stars in Steelers’ 17-13 preseason win over Falcons

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Rookie running back James Conner set up Pittsburgh’s winning fourth-quarter touchdown pass in the Steelers’ 17- 13 exhibition victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.  More...

Stenson closes with 64 to win at Wyndham

GREENSBORO, N.C. More...

Donegal to celebrate 150th milestone

Donegal is turning 150 years old and the borough is going to be celebrating the milestone.  A picnic is planned for 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the park by the old school house.  More...

Troopers shot, suspect killed in Fairchance

Two state police troopers were shot and a suspect was killed Friday night during a burglary investigation in Fairchance.  The suspect who died in the incident has been identified as Clarence A. More...

Mural to welcome visitors into Mt. Pleasant

A new colorful and interesting site will welcome all who travel into Mt. Pleasant from the east on Route 31, as a wonderful mural will be one of the first sites folks will spy when crossing the borough lines into the town.  More...

Obituaries

Raymond E. DeWitt

CONNELLSVILLE

Raymond E. “Bud” DeWitt, Sr., 85, of Connellsville died Friday, Aug. 18, 2017 in Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant.  He was born Jan. More...

Elizabeth J. Johnson

MT. PLEASANT

Elizabeth J. “Libbe” Johnson, 94, of Mt. Pleasant died Saturday, Aug.19, 2017 at the Amber House, Mt. Pleasant. She was born Aug. 27, 1922 in Mount Pleasant. a daughter of the late Lucco and Antonette Pezzillo Covone. More...

John M. Mader

GREENSBURG

John M. Mader, 47, of Greensburg, formerly of Smock, passed away Friday, Aug. 18, 2017 in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Jan. 16, 1970 in Connellsville, a son of the late Bernard and Dorothy (Rowan) Mader. More...

Lifestyles

Fay-West Calendar

Family reunion scheduled  • The 92nd annual Ulery Reunion will be held Sunday, Aug. 27, at Laurel Highlands Campground Pavilion, Donegal. A buffet lunch will begin at 1 p.m., with everyone bringing favorite dishes to share. More...

Recent study suggests possible link between stroke and diet soda

ASK THE DOCTORS

DEAR DOCTOR: A recent news report said that diet sodas may be tied to stroke or dementia risk, but it didn’t provide a possible cause. What’s your take?  More...

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