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Legendary creature to be celebrated in Pennsylvania

York Daily Record

COLUMBIA, Pa. (AP) — You’ve heard of the Yeti, Sasquatch and Bigfoot. More...

Judge: Video ‘casts doubt’ on police account of San Francisco man’s killing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A video of a racially charged, fatal San Francisco police shooting “casts doubt” on officers’ accounts that a black man was moving quickly toward them when they shot, a federal judge wrote in a court rulin More...

Storm offers exposure, risk to Democrat in governor’s race

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Band uniform purchase draws crowd to Mt. Pleasant meeting

The regular October meeting of the Mt. More...

Police news reported

Spotlight tower taken   Someone took a LED spotlight tower from a field in Mt. Pleasant Township, state police at Greensburg said.  The theft took place Sunday along Route 819, police said.  Package swiped   More...

Ronald Reagan is waving to crowds again - as a hologram

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — A smiling Ronald Reagan waves to a crowd from aboard a rail car during a 1984 campaign stop in a new hologram revealed Wednesday at the late president’s namesake library in Southern California.  More...

After facing backlash, Amazon to boost pay for longtime workers

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon, facing a backlash from longtime warehouse employees who say its $15 hourly minimum wage wouldn’t benefit them, will provide a bigger raise to those workers.  More...

Oklahoma City observes Indigenous People’s Day

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City has joined dozens of other municipalities around the U.S. More...

Penn State Fayette to offer EMS course

Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus, will offer an emergency medical responder training course from Oct. 25 through Dec. 27. To register, call 724-430-4211, email fecontinuinged@psu.edu, or visit fayette.psu.edu/ce.  More...

U.S. increases pressure on Saudis over writer’s disappearance

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump demanded answers Wednesday from Saudi Arabia about the fate of a missing Saudi writer as lawmakers pushed for sanctions and a top Republican said the man was likely killed after entering a Saudi consulat More...

FBI says man planned to bomb National Mall

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities have charged a New York man with building a 200-pound (90-kilogram) bomb they say he planned to detonate on Election Day on the National Mall in Washington.  Paul Rosenfeld, 56, of Tappan, was charged W More...

Modernized PennDOT customer care website to allow easier submissions

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has modernized its online Customer Care Center – customercare. More...

Customer becomes owner of The Trophy Den

A call to order trophies turned into the first discussion about buying a business for Michele McDowell.  McDowell is the new owner of The Trophy Den on Connellsville’s West Side.  Michele McDowell said when she found that Jeff Beusche More...

Libertarian says Trump, Democrats need a swing-vote senator

TUCUMCARI, N.M. (AP) — The nation rejected him in 2016 as an offbeat alternative to Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. The rest is not yet history as Gary Johnson, a former governor of New Mexico, seeks a seat in the U.S. More...

‘Catching some hell’: Hurricane Michael slams Florida Panhandle

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Supercharged by abnormally warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle with terrifying winds of 155 mph Wednesday, splintering homes and submerging neighborhoods. More...

Senate Dems lose health care vote, hope it’s campaign fodder

WASHINGTON (AP) — Days after ending a turbulent Supreme Court confirmation fight, the Senate turned back to health care — with a battle squarely aimed at coloring next month’s crucial elections for control of Congress.  More...

Jury’s $289 million award in Roundup cancer suit heads to court

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury’s $289 million verdict in favor of a school groundskeeper who says Roundup weed killer caused his cancer will face its first court test Wednesday.  More...

More than 100 pot shops set to open as Canada legalizes weed

DELTA, British Columbia (AP) — Mat Beren and his friends used to drive by the vast greenhouses of southern British Columbia and joke about how much weed they could grow there.  More...

Waze expands carpooling service

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google will begin offering its pay-to-carpool service throughout the U.S., an effort to reduce the commute-time congestion that its popular Waze navigation app is designed to avoid.  More...

Pa. House votes end to district judge re-election petition rules

HARRSIBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania lawmakers voted Wednesday to repeal the requirement that incumbent district judges must collect signatures when running for re-election, a measure prompted by security concerns.  The House voted 128-65 to eli More...

Jury starts deliberating in W. Va. justice’s trial

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A suspended West Virginia Supreme Court justice who says trips he took using a court-issued vehicle were justified actually “stole from the state,” a federal prosecutor said Wednesday at the justice’s criminal trial. More...

McConnell to AP: Gender gap hurts GOP but Kavanaugh helps

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell acknowledged Wednesday that Republicans have a longstanding gender gap when it comes to American women, but he stood by one key Senate woman, saying “nobody’s going to beat&rd More...

Gov. Wolf announces aid to support recovery efforts from severe storms

HARRISBURG – Governor Tom Wolf announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration approved his request to declare a disaster in Westmoreland County after significant flood damage from a severe storm on Sept. 9.  More...

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