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July 18, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Homesteaders reunion picnic to mark 20 years

The annual event begins at 4 p.m. July 21 in Novelt

They will share a meal, some laughs and some memories.  Those planning to attend the annual Westmoreland Homesteaders Reunion in Norvelt will also gather in commemoration of a unique chapter of American history.  More...


Officials: France truck attacker may have become radicalized

NICE, France (AP) — There is mounting evidence that Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, the Tunisian-born truck driver responsible for the deadly carnage in Nice last week, had recently absorbed extremist ideas and had become radicalized, French authorities s More...

Wendell Anderson, Minnesota’s former governor, dies at 83

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Wendell Anderson loved being Minnesota’s governor so much that he couldn’t wait to get to work in the morning. More...

Pilot who helped Israel in war for independence dies at 92

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A retired Texas doctor and veteran pilot who flew for Israel during its war of independence has died at 92.  Nathan Narboni died of natural causes Saturday at his San Antonio home.  Narboni, whose nickname was &ldqu More...


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Rudy’s racists rants

Sweet Land of Liberty

It was one of the biggest riots in New York City history.  More...

Those college mightmares — mine and yours

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Dream surveys consistently show that dreaming about being back in school is among the top three content areas of our adult dreams. More...


Regional Family YMCA introduces “footgolf”

“Footgolf” is a fun, new sport for children ages 7 to 15 at the Regional Family YMCA of Laurel Highlands, according to Shawn Thompson, the activity’s self-professed creator and program manager at the East Huntingdon-based facility. More...

Connellsville Legion on roll at Region 6 tournament

Braden Hone led off the 10th inning with a double, moving to third on a passed ball and scoring on Jake Farris’s single to lift the Connellsville Legion baseball team (19-3) past Upper St. More...

Colborn stays undefeated, wins Pony League crown

Chase Shreve smacked a double and three singles, while Dakoda Rodgers and Zachary Floyd each tallied a double and two singles as Colborn defeated EC Graphics, 21-1, in five innings to win the Connellsville Pony League championship. More...

Trump ready for GOP convention

CLEVELAND (AP) — A year ago, few imagined Donald Trump as a headline speaker at the Republican National Convention — let alone as its star. More...

County commissioner injured in shooting

Vicites in stable condition

UNIONTOWN (AP) — Authorities say Fayette County Commissioner Vincent Vicites was injured in a shooting at his home.  Police said his wife, Deanna Vicites, 47, is being charged with attempted homicide and other assault and firearms related More...

Obama condemns attack on Baton Rouge officers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The attacks on public servants and the rule of law “have to stop,” President Barack Obama said Sunday after another shooting spree targeting police killed three officers in Baton Rouge and wounded three others.&nbs More...


Nancy Bright

Mt. Washington

Nancy F. Bright (Ferraro), age 89, of Mt. Washington, died Thursday, July 14, 2016.  She was born in Dawson, the daughter of the late Nick and Annie Ferraro.  She was the beloved wife of Harry G. More...

Michael B. Lane


Michael B. Lane, 64, of Everson, passed away early Sunday morning, July 17, 2016 in the comfort of his home, while being surrounded by his loving family. More...

Barbara A. Primus


Barbara Ann Primus, 73, a lifelong resident of Connellsville, passed away Friday. July 15, 2016 in UPMC East Hospital, Monroeville. She was born Feb. 26, 1943 in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Philip W. and Florence L. Santangelo Cricco. More...

Arts and Entertainment

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In 1863, Union troops led by Col. Robert Gould Shaw and the African-American soldiers in the 54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry attacked Fort Wagner in South Carolina.  In 1936, Spanish army officials revolted, led by Gen. More...


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Miles Brown of ‘black-ish’ is one busy guy


It was about 10 a.m. on a recent morning when I took the subway to Manhattan in New York City with my teacher and classmates for our big adventure to meet the famous Miles Brown! More...

‘Legend of Tarzan’ will have you swinging to the edge of your seat


“Legend of Tarzan” is a live action film that picks up where Disney’s 1999 animated classic left off, a concept you probably never asked for, but might be glad exists. More...

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