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February 15, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Police: Man makes up shooting story

A state trooper used video footage to determine an Allegheny County man’s story about being shot by another man at a Perry Township hotel was untrue.  The trooper then charged William Howard Bohannon, 30, of Munhall, with illegally possess More...

News

Trump aide resigns

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump at last broke his silence Wednesday to explicitly denounce domestic violence in the wake of allegations that a top White House aide had abused two former wives. More...

A new chapter is beginning for a 300-year-old Torah

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Clapping and singing along to a klezmer duet, dozens of Jewish university students in Oakland and their guests welcomed the arrival of a 300-year-old Torah scroll last week.  More...

EPA chief says he flies first class for security reasons

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency has broken months of silence about his frequent premium-class flights at taxpayer expense, saying he needs to fly first class because of unpleasant interactions with other travel More...

Opinion

Another lesson in social media use

(AP) –– Parents, no doubt you’ve warned your kids about the dangers of social media. A photo or a thought, launched into cyberspace, can have the force of a SpaceX rocket — and can be even harder to retrieve. More...

Pa. has backlog of untested rape kits

(AP) –– More than 1,200 potential rape victims across Pennsylvania have been left waiting in an intolerable limbo of law enforcement because the invasive rape kits to which they consented have sat untested in crime labs and police storage rooms. More...

Marching in the wrong parade

WASHINGTON –– France had its Napoleon and so still celebrates glorious parades down the Champs Elysees. Russia had Stalin, watching with cruel eyes over the military marches that filled Red Square. More...

Sports

Falcons nip Golden Lions, 32-28

With the 2-AAA Sectionals and the start of the individual portion of the wrestling season just a little more than a week away, the Connellsville wrestling team took on host Greensburg Salem on Wednesday in a match both teams hoped would help fine-tun More...

Pirates try to move on after departures of Cole, McCutchen

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle says it’s time for the team to move on as it begins spring training about four weeks after trading away star outfielder Andrew McCutchen and ace pitcher Gerrit Cole. More...

Attorney for White accuser slams snowboarder’s comments

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — An attorney for the woman who filed a sexual misconduct lawsuit against Shaun White says the snowboarder’s comments “directly impugn” the woman’s character. More...

Crossland admits to firing shots that killed woman

Ronald “Raz” Crossland admitted firing shots toward a Uniontown home where a bullet struck a woman in the heart and killed her in 2016, a city police lieutenant testified Wednesday during a preliminary hearing.  Lt. More...

Pothole patching begins in city

Forget Punxsutawney Phil and his shadow or lack thereof, the Connellsville Public Works crew is out patching potholes, so spring can’t be far behind.  Mayor Greg Lincoln said a new system is in place this year to get crews to the worst pot More...

Obituaries

Gertrude D’Auria

Connellsville

Gertrude D’Auria, 79, of Connellsville, passed away Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, in Latrobe Hospital.  She was born Dec. 31, 1938, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late J. Thomas and Anna (Russman) Constantine.  More...

Edward J. Garlowich Sr.

Scottdale

Edward J. Garlowich Sr., 69, of Scottdale (East Huntingdon Township), passed away Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant.  Ed was born April 10, 1948, in Mt. More...

Clifford D. Miller

South Connellsville

Clifford D. Miller, 89, of South Connellsville, passed away on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, at Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“You shall fear every man his mother, and his father, and keep my sabbaths: I am the LORD your God.” (Leviticus 19:3 AKJV)  God’s plan is always the best plan. We would do well to heed His Word.   More...

President’s Day, Washington’s birthday observed this month

President’s Day and Washington’s birthday are celebrated this month. There will be no mail delivery on President’s Day, Monday, Feb. 19.  • Everson Borough council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. More...

Milk banks offer moms safely pasteurized milk for babies

Dear Doctor: After the hurricane in Houston, a lot of moms donated their breast milk to help the babies. Is that safe?   More...

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