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April 7, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Dunbar Township supervisors hear updates from engineer

Residents living on Walnut Grove Road in Dunbar Township asked for their road to become a one way street, but the township’s engineer said otherwise at Thursday’s meeting.  Kenny Martray, the township’s engineer, said that a tr More...

News

U.S. takes aim at Putin’s allies in Russia with new sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States punished dozens of Russian oligarchs and government officials on Friday with sanctions that took direct aim at President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle, as President Donald Trump’s administration tried to show he’s More...

Paws up: Detroit-area police department adds cat

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Judge: Ban on assault weapons doesn’t violate Second Amendment

BOSTON (AP) — Assault weapons and large-capacity magazines are not protected by the Second Amendment, a federal judge said in a ruling Friday upholding Massachusetts’ ban on the weapons. More...

Opinion

The dream is still just a dream

“It’s 2018,” I hiss to myself, hearing the story of a teenaged girl who’s been called every racial slur in the book over her last years in high school.  More...

Autonomous vehicles should be developed, but safety first

(AP) – Emerging technologies often come with some risk, particularly in the mobility sector. Early airplanes fell from the sky far more often than they do today. The first trains frequently jumped their tracks. More...

Midterm massacre? Or Trumpian exceptionalism?

Woodrow Wilson lost 61, Warren Harding 77. Harry Truman lost 54, Lyndon Johnson 47. Ronald Reagan lost 26, Bill Clinton 54. And Barack Obama? He lost 63. More...

Sports

Falcons’ rally falls short against AG

In a match-up between two teams looking for a first win, the Albert Gallatin baseball team was able to put together one big inning, which slightly trumped the one big inning by Connellsville. More...

Vikings fall in 10 innings

Andrew Rosenburg knocked in the game’s only run in the 10th inning as the Greensburg Salem baseball team nipped host Mt. Pleasant, 1-0 in a non-section game on Friday. Matt Wicker and Jonathan Borbonus each had two hits for the Golden Lions (1-2). More...

Rory McIlroy keeps career Grand Slam in sight at Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Rory McIlroy has the career Grand Slam well within reach at the Masters. Tough conditions at Augusta National could help keep him in the hunt. More...

Woman accused of shooting husband in Saltlick Twp.

A woman called Fayette County 911 on Thursday afternoon and said she shot her husband in the head during an argument in an Imel Road home in Saltlick Township, according to court papers.  More...

Police: Fayette guard passed drugs to inmate

A Fayette County corrections officer found himself on the opposite side of the prison bars on Friday.  Uniontown police charged Michael Slater, 58, of 1007 Moon Lane, Connellsville, with delivering drugs to a female inmate with whom he was carry More...

Dawson man charged with stabbing woman in Lower Tyrone Township

A 25-year-old Dawson man followed a woman outside a Lower Tyrone Township home during an argument Thursday night and stabbed her in the left side of her chest, state police at Belle Vernon said.  Dustin Thomas Newell of 104 Upper Hulltown Road l More...

Obituaries

Dr. James R. Davidson

Hopwood

Dr. James R. Davidson, 71, of Hopwood, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 5, 2018, at his home.  He was born Sept. 21, 1946, in San Jose, Calif., the son of the late Harold B. More...

Anna Mae Roe Hough

Connellsville

Anna Mae Roe Hough, 79, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 4, 2018, in the Uniontown Hospital, while surrounded by her loving family.  She was born Dec. More...

Daniel Akaka, first Native Hawaiian in Congress, dies

HONOLULU (AP) — Former Sen. Daniel Kahikina Akaka, the first Native Hawaiian elected to Congress who served for more than three decades, died Friday. He was 93. More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“But if you will not do so, behold, you have sinned against the LORD: and be sure your sin will find you out.” (Numbers 32:23 AKJV)  We can’t hide our sin from God. He knows.   More...

Working the night shift can have drastic effect on good health

Dear Doctor: So many bad things seem to be associated with night shifts -- first an increased breast cancer risk, now an increased risk of obesity. Why is that? Is there any way to lessen the risks?   More...

Church News

Church events listed   • Albright United Methodist Church, 1626 S. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, will host the Saturday Morning Special from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. Sandwiches and macaroni salad are on the menu. More...

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