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June 20, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Art on the Yough features food, entertainment and fun

Art on the Yough, sponsored by the Fayette County Cultural Trust, will be held June 25 and June 26 at Yough River Park. More...


Attorney General says Mateen investigation moving forward

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Although the killer is known, the investigation continues into what motivated and enabled Omar Mateen to carry out the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.  More...

Gunmen storm Brazil hospital; 1 dead, 2 wounded in shootout

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A group of heavily-armed men stormed a Rio de Janeiro hospital early Sunday to free a suspected drug trafficker, sparking a shootout with officers that left a patient dead and a nurse and an off-duty policeman wounded. More...

Eddy County officials investigate illegal cow killings

CARLSBAD, N.M. More...


Trump’s keys to the Keystone State

Politically Uncorrected

Two questions dominate all others as the fall presidential campaign begins in Pennsylvania. Can the GOP win in Pennsylvania in 2016? If so, how do they do it? The answer to the first — can the GOPwin Pennsylvania? More...

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How circus brought a hope for peace in the Middle East

Sweet Landof Liberty

Two millennia after Jesus is said to have performed his miracles in the Galilee, a modern miracle has occurred in the region now known as Northern Israel.  More...


Eighth Fayette HOF class inducted

Local athletes, coaches and teams honored

The members of the eighth class of the Fayette county Sports Hall of Fame were inducted on Saturday as part of a banquet and ceremony held at penn State Fayette. More...

Dustin Johnson wins US Open at Oakmont for first major title

OAKMONT (AP) — All the chaos and confusion couldn’t stop Dustin Johnson from proving he had the head to be a U.S. Open champion. More...

Cubs sweep fading Pirates

CHICAGO (AP) — Prized prospect Willson Contreras crushed the first pitch he saw in the major leagues for a two-run home run, Kyle Hendricks struck out a career high 12 in six innings and the Chicago Cubs completed a sweep of the fading Pittsburgh Pir More...

75¢ Final budget stretch starts with issues

Two weeks remain until the 2016-17 fiscal year begins

HARRISBURG (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and the Republican-controlled Legislature are heading into the final stretch to approve an on-time budget for the 2016- 17 fiscal year that begins July 1. More...

City to celebrate history, the arts

Project Talent students to take on Shakespeare

Project Talent Theatre Workshops will tackle classic Shakespeare for the second year, during Art on the Yough this weekend.  Co-owners Shirley Rosenberger and Ann Nicholson (director) both said their students are very excited to perform “T More...


Zachary A. Brown Sr.

North Charleston, S.C.

Zachary Allen Brown Sr., 44, of North Charleston, S.C., formerly of Scottdale and Mt. Pleasant, departed this life on Friday, June 17, 2016, at the Medical University of South Carolina, (MUSC). More...

Lois D. Shaw


Lois D. Shaw, 84, of Greensburg, formerly of West Newton and Mt. Pleasant, passed away peacefully, Saturday, June 18, 2016 in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. More...

Singer on Mexican ‘The Voice’ dies in Chicago after shooting

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago singer who appeared on the Mexican version of “The Voice” in 2011 has died after he was shot in an ambush while celebrating his birthday with friends.  More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1863, West Virginia was admitted as the 35th state. In 1893, Lizzie Borden was acquitted of the murders of her father and stepmother. In 1900, the Boxer Rebellion began in China, as the Imperial Chinese Army began a 55-day sieg More...


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Street fair St. Rita Street Fair will be held July 14-16 on the parish grounds on First Street in Connellsville from 5:30 to 10 p.m. each evening. More...

How 3 students turned a love of baking into a business with a heart




• Rated PG for mild thematic elements. • What it’s about: Everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang from “Finding Nemo” is back with her own movie, where she tries to find her long lost family.  More...

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