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News

Trump, congressional leaders plan White House budget meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and congressional leaders have scheduled a summit to begin sorting out their budget differences, top lawmakers and the White House said Monday, as a clash that could produce a partial government shutdown by th More...

Trump complains about unfair treatment of Flynn

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lobbing new criticism at the special counsel’s Russia investigation, President Donald Trump said Monday he feels “very badly” for former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who last week pleaded guilty t More...

Police reports listed

Deer causes accident   A deer caused a crash last month on University Drive in Dunbar Township, state police at Uniontown said.  Connie Eagle of Uniontown, who was not injured, struck the deer in her vehicle in the slow lane of the two-lane More...

Opinion

Net neutrality must remain

(AP) –– Net neutrality has been the guiding principle of a fair and open internet since 2005.  Everyone’s online experience is primed to become a little less fair and a little less open.  On Dec. 14, the U.S. More...

Set your sights on joy

It was Thursday morning at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, on the feast day of St. Andrew the Apostle. Cardinal Dolan was preaching at the 7 a.m. More...

Watershed moment reached for women, men

(AP) –– The barrage of sexual misconduct accusations are cascading down so rapidly they feel like assaults themselves, as each day brings fresh charges against powerful figures suddenly laid low. More...

Sports

Falcons eye playoffs in 2017-18

During the 2016-17 season, the Connellsville boys basketball team was able to put up a fair amount of wins. Nine, actually. The problem for the Falcons was that only three of those nine victories came against section opponents.  More...

Adams resigns as football coach at Southmoreland

Southmoreland High School is searching for a new head football coach.  Mark Adams resigned recently from the position he held for five years. More...

Steelers beat Bengals on last-second field goal, 23-20

CINCINNATI (AP) — Chris Boswell kicked a field goal on the final play shortly after Antonio Brown caught a 6-yard touchdown pass — taking a hit to the head while landing in the end zone — and the Pittsburgh Steelers pulled off another improbable come More...

Woman could face death penalty

A Uniontown woman could stand trial in March in connection with the death of her 23-month-old daughter in a potential death penalty case. Fayette County President Judge John F. Wagner Jr. More...

State inmate charged in death of fellow inmate

A state prison inmate could stand trial this spring in connection with the death of an inmate at SCI-Labelle.  “Tentatively, let’s queue it up for April,” Fayette County President Judge John F. Wagner Jr. More...

Obituaries

Roxie A. Beucher

Normalville

Roxie A. Beucher, 79, a lifelong resident of Normalville, passed away peacefully Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at her home.  She was born April 22, 1938, in Normalville, a daughter of the late H. Glenn and E. More...

Michael J. Eperesi

Formerly of Leisenring

Michael J. Eperesi, 78, of Freedom, formerly of Leisenring, passed away on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. More...

William A. Leapline Sr.

Dunbar

William A. “Fog” Leapline Sr., 69, of Dunbar, died Dec. 2, 2017, at home.  He was born Dec. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“And Moses said to the people, Fear you not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will show toyou to day: for the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you shall see them again no more forever.” (Exodus 14:13 AKJV) God will take car More...

Exercise doesn’t necessarily cancel out risks of drinking

Dear Doctor: I just read about a study that says exercise cancels out alcohol’s higher risk of death from cancer. Is it possible that I can walk off the cancer risk of the cocktail I have each night after dinner? More...

Counseling service, Catholic community offer grief support

Connellsville Counseling and Psychological Services and the Roman Catholic Community of Connellsville are partnering to provide grief support for loss due to addiction at 6 p.m. tonight in the St. John the Evangelist Church social hall, 908 W. More...

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