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July 14, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

State police seize $7 million in illegal drugs

State police seized approximately $7 million worth of such illegal drugs as heroin, fentanyl and cocaine during the second quarter of 2018, according to a report.  From April 1 through June 30, troopers statewide confiscated more than 22 pounds More...

News

Police news reported

Accident reported  An unknown driver pulled out in front of another motorist, leading to a chain-reaction accident this week in Dunbar Township, state police at Uniontown said.  More...

Detaining immigrant kids is now a billion-dollar industry

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Detaining immigrant children has morphed into a surging industry in the U.S. that now reaps $1 billion annually — a tenfold increase over the past decade, an Associated Press analysis finds.  More...

Conservative states balk at voter approved medical marijuana

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Pot advocates celebrated the culmination of a years-long effort to ease restrictions on the use of cannabis last month when nearly 60 percent of Oklahoma voters approved medical marijuana. More...

Opinion

For me, ‘DIY’ means ‘destroy-it-yourself’

While I was traveling, my contractor worked on my house. More...

Political Cartoon

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High-court consequences

By selecting Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court, President Donald Trump produced an unusually revelatory moment. More...

Sports

Farmington Legion eliminates Connellsville

Hits were scarce in Friday’s Fayette Legion baseball playoff game, as Farmington’s Alan VanSickle and Connellsville’s Elijah Small faced off in a pitchers’ duel in the elimination bracket.  More...

Here’s the catch: NFL referees thought they were right all along

PLANO, Texas (AP) — Walt Coleman doesn’t see the revamped catch rule as a big change for NFL game officials because the veteran referee believes they’ve already been calling catches the new way.  If anything, Coleman figures th More...

Mbappe, France to face Modric, Croatia for World Cup title

MOSCOW (AP) — Kylian Mbappe has electrified the World Cup with his speed and youthful exuberance. Luka Modric has coolly controlled matches in Russia with his graceful play in the middle.  More...

Police: Man had 30 pounds of marijuana

State police found approximately 30 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop Thursday night in Mt. More...

Southmoreland to roll out new visitor system

Visitors to the Southmoreland School District will be greeted with a new entry system this fall.  District police officer Greg Keefer told the school board Thursday that a new visitor management system through Raptor Technologies will be install More...

U.K. politicians reel as Trump unleashes criticism then charm

LONDON (AP) — Britain has had a sharp lesson in dealing with U.S. President Donald Trump’s appetite for disruption.  More...

Obituaries

Garnett J. Alsdorf

Connellsville

Garnett J. Richter Alsdorf, 72, a lifelong resident of Connellsville, passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 8, 2018, in Mt. View Specialty Care, Greensburg.  She was born June 8, 1946, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Albert E. More...

Gaynell Hixson

Scottdale

Gaynell “Gay” Hixson, 83 of Scottdale, passed away Thursday, July 12, 2018, in Scottdale Manor and Rehabilitation Center, East Huntingdon Township.  Gaynell was born Jan. 5, 1935, in Mt. More...

Esther M. Sankey

Formerly of Leisenring

Esther Marie (Cominsky) Sankey, born Oct. 21, 1925, in Leisenring, died June 27, 2018, in San Diego, Calif.  More...

Arts and Entertainment

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Pennsylvania Lottery

Pick 2 Day: 2-2 Night: 1-9  Pick 3 Day: 9-9-0 Night: 6-1-9  Pick 4 Day: 4-3-8-8 Night: 6-9-4-6  Pick 5 Day: 9-8-7-7-5 Night: 6-1-3-3-0  Wild Day: 6 Night: 1   More...

Do Just One Thing

Do you have garden or houseplants with a small infestation of insects like aphids? To easily get rid of them, mix a simple all-natural solution. More...

Lifestyles

Advice on RFID-blocking products, noise-canceling headphones

Hello, dear readers!  More...

Church News

Scholarships offered   More...

Senior Menus/Activities

Senior menus and activities for the week of July 16:  Connellsville Area Senior Tigers Inc. sponsors a multipurpose program to serve the needs of older adults.  The main center is located at 100 E. More...

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