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November 29, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

News

GOP shoves tax overhaul ahead; shutdown still a threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans held together and shoved their signature tax overhaul a crucial step ahead Tuesday as wavering GOP senators showed a growing openness. More...

FBI deviated from its policy on alerting hacking victims

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI deviated from its own policy to notify victims of computer hacking when it left U.S. More...

Obama re-emerges on global stage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Now a private citizen, former President Barack Obama re-emerged on the global stage Tuesday as he opened a three-country tour that includes meetings with the leaders of China and India, just as President Donald Trump courts th More...

Opinion

Rep. Dowling fights back against tragedy of opioid addiction

Letter to the Editor

Big cities. Small towns. Rural townships. Suburban communities. Rich. Poor. Young. Old. White. Hispanic. African American. More...

What really happened with Russia?

It’s one of the enduring misconceptions of the Trump-Russia affair. During the 2016 Republican convention, the story goes, the Trump campaign weakened a critical passage in the GOP platform to go easy on Russia. More...

Support local businesses this holiday

(AP) –– This holiday season, smart shoppers will make a point to make as many purchases as they can at local small businesses.  Sure, the deals offered by big-box retailers on Black Friday are enticing. More...

Sports

Commodores working hard to improve

As a new coach to the Frazier boys basketball team, Zach Keefer is stressing the importance of hard work as the Commodores prepare for the 2017-18 season.  Apparently, the lesson is sinking in.  “They are a hard-working group, just li More...

Steelers third in AP poll

NEW YORK (AP) — Carson Wentz has turned into one of the NFL’s most dangerous quarterbacks. Jay Ajayi and LeGarrette Blount form a potent duo at running back, and Philadelphia’s stout defense features a tough front line. More...

Penguins goalie Matt Murray placed on IR

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins will have to try to shake out of their early-season funk without goaltender Matt Murray. The two-time defending Stanley Cup champions placed Murray on injured reserve Tuesday with a lower-body injury. More...

Four people charged with homicide

Uniontown man dies in shooting at Pershing Court

Four people were charged Tuesday with criminal homicide in connection with the shooting death of a 25-year-old man during a robbery for drugs at the Pershing Court housing complex in Uniontown. More...

Perryopolis to celebrate holiday with Christmas at the Circle

‘Tis the season for celebrations and Perryopolis is celebrating the beginning of the holiday season with the second iteration of Christmas at the Circle and Festival of Trees Saturday.  “It’s even bigger than it was last year,& More...

Obituaries

Mary F. Bedford

Connellsville

Mary F. Bedford, 102, of Connellsville, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Harmon House, Mt. Pleasant. She was born Dec. 16, 1914, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Mary Jane Ennis. More...

John F. Kimmel

Formerly of Uniontown

John Frederick Kimmel, 67, of Uniontown, passed away on Sunday Nov, 26, 2017, at the South Fayette Nursing Center.  He was born Aug, 27, 1950, in Connellsville, the son of Roberta (Mundorff) Kimmel and the late Lee Kimmel Sr.  He was a grad More...

Wilma J. Orbash

Formerly of Dunbar

Wilma J. Orbash, 81, of Uniontown, formerly of Dunbar, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Lafayette Manor, Uniontown.  She was born Oct. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“Yes, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for you are with me; your rod and your staff they comfort me.” (Psalms 23:4 AKJV)  No one can comfort like God can in the most difficult of times. More...

Chronic disease has patient searching for treatment options

Dear Doctor: I have been diagnosed with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, and am being treated with immunoglobulin infusions every three weeks. My questions are: Can this be cured, and are there any clinical trials for this?   More...

Fay-West Calendar

Albright events listed   Albright United Methodist Church, South Connellsville, will hold a Bible study at 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. today. Everyone is welcome.  More...

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