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January 2, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Roberts promises review of judiciary’s misconduct policies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts is promising a careful evaluation of the federal judiciary’s sexual misconduct policies and an effort to highlight the work of court employees following the year’s destructive hurricanes. More...

Chicago sees drop in homicides, shootings in 2017

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago ended 2017 with fewer homicides than the year before, but gang violence in the city’s most dangerous neighborhoods kept the total number of killings above the 600 mark for only the second time in more than a decade. More...

Transgender people cleared to join military, for now

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has made clear its proposed ban on transgender military recruits is on hold, meaning their enlistment can start Monday.  But the future for transgender people in the armed forces remains murky.  More...

Opinion

A piece of broadcast history ended with KQV

A bit of American broadcasting history came to an end this weekend as KQV, one of the oldest radio stations in the nation, signed off the air and went silent after more than 98 years. More...

Finding hope for New Year

“I walked down this path lonely, sad and hopeless,” the self-described “chalk warrior” and independent filmmaker known as T explains in words on pavement off the East River in Harlem. T knows we so often look down when we walk. More...

Child molesters need to be prosecuted

(AP) –– Approximately 1.8 million adolescents in the United States have been victims of sexual assault. That number is too large to fathom; a statistic. More...

Sports

YMCA offers fitness opportunities in 2018

As the calendar turns to 2018, the YMCA of Laurel Highlands will have various programs available for a widely varied audience. It all begins with the Youth Fun with Fitness Class, a four-week session set to kick off Thursday. More...

Steelers enter playoffs with depth and momentum

PITTSBURGH (AP) — JuJu Smith-Schuster didn’t catch a snap of the 2017 AFC championship game. Life out in Los Angeles was just a little too hectic as the wide receiver prepared for the NFL draft. More...

Falcon wrestlers place at Powerade Tourney

Two members of the Connellsville wrestling team found their way to the medal stand at the two-day Powerade Tournament, which concluded on Saturday at Canon-Mc- Millan High School.  Mason Franks (126) and Nate Ansell (195) each placed eighth in t More...

Freezing polar bear plunge

Local residents brave near-zero temperatures early New Year’s Day morning to participate in the annual Polar Bear Plunge at the Yough River in Connellsville. More...

Project seeks information about regional coal miners

The Early Coal Mines of Henry Clay Frick project is seeking to share and receive information from the people whose ancestors worked in the regional coal mines. More...

Obituaries

Bernadine Yoswick-Grego

Connellsville

Bernadine Yoswick-Grego, 81, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. More...

Mary K. Ruggieri

Connellsville

Mary Kay Ruggieri, 61, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, at home, surrounded by her loving family.  She was born Jan. More...

Harold E. Kooser Jr.

South Connellsville

Harold E. “Butch” Kooser Jr., 69, of South Connellsville, passed away peacefully with his loving family at his side, Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, in Select Specialty at Latrobe Hospital.  He was born Feb. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

The Bible Digest is currently unavailable due to server issues with the Highland Baptist Church website.   More...

Exercise, lessen stress and improve diet to lower blood pressure

Welcome to part two of our discussion about high blood pressure. More...

Fay-West Calendar

Dinner canceled The Bullskin Ladies Auxiliary will not have a Sunday dinner in January. Activities suspended More...

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