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July 30, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page


5 relatives dead in murder-suicide; 3 at Texas nursing home

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Police were trying to determine a motive Saturday after they said a man fatally shot four family members at two locations, including his father and stepmother inside a Texas nursing home before killing himself there too. More...

3 dead, 7 wounded after gunmen in New Orleans fire on crowd

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two armed individuals walked up to a crowd gathered Saturday evening outside a strip mall in New Orleans and opened fire, killing three people and wounding seven more, the police chief said.  The shooting happened on a b More...

Editor calls Capital Gazette victims ‘friends of the people’

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Central Park rapists: Trump was right

The city of New York released thousands of documents from the 1989 Central Park rape case last week, provoking more weeping and gnashing of teeth over Donald Trump’s full-page ads in four New York newspapers taken out soon after that attack wit More...

Easy fix will save lives, money from colorectal cancer

Letters to the Editor

Colonoscopies are proven to prevent colorectal cancer and save lives, but any added costs can be a deterrent from getting screened. More...


Carmichaels tops Mill Run in Game 1

Mill Run had a lot of trouble producing any type of offense against the Carmichaels pitching staff in the regular season. Not much changed in Game 1 of the FCBL Championship Series. More...

Kyle Busch wins sixth race of the season at Pocono

LONG POND (AP) — Kyle Busch had no one to bump him out of the lead this week and stormed from the bottom half of the field Sunday at Pocono Raceway on the way to his sixth NASCAR Cup victory of the season. More...

Mets blank Pirates, 1-0

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Zack Wheeler didn’t receive much help from the New York Mets on offense. Luckily for the Mets, Wheeler was prepared to help himself. More...

Dunbar teen participates in her final 4-H dog show

Fayette County Fair fun

When Olivia Lewis of Dunbar Township was 13 years old, she wanted to get a dog.  Her parents told her the only way she could get one was if she joined the 4-H Dog Club.  More...


Antoinette Alphonse


Antoinette Alphonse, 104, passed away on July 27, 2018, at home with her loving family, Louis Salandra, Kristy, Lou and Harley, at her side. She was born April 18, 1914 in Connellsville. More...

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Polish-born jazz trumpeter Tomasz Stanko dies at age 76

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Music experts in Poland say jazz trumpeter and composer Tomasz Stanko has died at the age of 76.  Tomasz Tluczkiewicz, deputy head of Poland’s Jazz Association, said Stanko died early Sunday at a Warsaw hospital More...

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On This Date

Today is Monday, July 30, the 211th day of 2018.  In 1619, the first representative assembly in America convened in Jamestown in the Virginia Colony.  In 1864, during the Civil War, Union forces tried to take Petersburg, Virginia, by explod More...


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Finasteride’s side effects take toll on married couple


DEAR DOCTOR: My husband’s doctor prescribed finasteride to treat his enlarged prostate, and he’s been taking it for years. Gradually, the side effects became noticeable, specifically erectile dysfunction. More...

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Fay-West Calendar

Donations accepted  Connellsville Community Center Thrift Store, 201 E. Fairview Ave., is accepting donations of clothing, household items, and small appliances. The store is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

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