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Senate Judiciary’s Russia probe veers into partisanship

WASHINGTON (AP) — The once-bipartisan Senate Judiciary Committee investigation into Russian influence in the 2016 election has broken along partisan lines, with the committee’s top Democrat contacting witnesses independently and asking fo More...

Trump administration disavows Puerto Rico power contract

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration scrambled Friday to distance itself from the decision to award a $300 million contract to help restore Puerto Rico’s power grid to a tiny Montana company from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’ More...

Trump plans to make choice for Fed next week

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s press secretary said Friday that Trump plans to announce his choice for the next chairman of the Federal Reserve next week. More...

Opinion

It’s just a bunch of hocus-pocus

I distinctly remember sitting at my grandma’s house when I was but a wee little five-year-old, busy playing around with who knows what when my dad called me into the living room. There was a movie he wanted me to watch. More...

Alaskans like it like that

(AP) – It’s a done deal and one that Alaska likes.  No disrespect intended toward Ohio, but this is Alaska, not Ohio.  President Donald Trump asked Alaska’s senators whether an Obama-era decision affecting Alaska and Ohio More...

The Republicans’ riposte-a-rama

For years, political correspondents, preoccupied with the crisis in one of the country’s political parties and beguiled by the alliteration, wrote pieces about the “Democrats’ Dilemma”: More...

Sports

Wildcats tame Falcons in finale

LATROBE — Greater Latrobe scored on the opening kickoff and kept rolling from there, taking a 28-0 lead over visiting Connellsville by the end of the first quarter on its way to a 49-7 win in Friday’s WPIAL Class 5A Big East Conference game at Latrob More...

Vikings knock off Scotties

The Mt. Pleasant and Southmoreland football teams closed their 2017 seasons with a Class 3A Interstate Conference clash on Friday at Mt. Pleasant Stadium. More...

Playoff-bound Frazier ends regular season with victory

Mason Kelly and George Smalich each scored three touchdowns as the Frazier football team (3-7, 3-4) finished the regular season with a 42-0 Century Conference win at Chartiers-Houston (0- 10, 0-7). More...

Forensic team removes remains from Dunbar Township site

A forensic anthropologist and others carefully worked Friday to remove remains, believed to be Leah Owens, from a rural area of Dunbar Township.  More...

Candidates vie for seats on MPASD board of school directors

Voters in the Mt. More...

Obituaries

Richard A. Ambrosini

Connellsville

Richard A. Ambrosini, 50, of Connellsville, died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, at home.  He was born Oct. 24, 1966, in Connellsville, son of Larry Ambrosini Sr. and Geraldine Burnsworth Ambrosini.  He was a package handler for UPS.  More...

Juanita S. Byrd

Connellsville

Juanita Sue Byrd, 60, of Connellsville, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, at her home.  She was born June 30, 1957, in Connellsville, a daughter of Shelbie Keeler Steyer of Donegal and the late David Keith Steyer.  More...

Beatrice J. Kinneer

Connellsville

Beatrice Jeane Kinneer, 84, a lifelong resident of Connellsville, passed away peacefully Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, in Uniontown Hospital.  She was born Oct. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“Come to me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28 AKJV)  This is Jesus’ invitation to all of us. Cast your cares on Him. He loves you.   More...

Recent study suggests caffeine dulls how we perceive sweetness

Dear Doctor: Does drinking coffee really increase the craving for sweets? I tend to drink a lot of coffee throughout the day, and if it’s true, it explains a lot about my dietary choices.   More...

Church News

Albright events listed   Albright United Methodist Church, South Connellsville, will hold a craft/vendor show will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the church. There will be many vendors and craft tables, and the kitchen will be open. More...

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