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February 23, 2018 RSS feed / News

TACT to deploy 2 new buses by the end of August

Town & County Transit (TACT) General Manager Patti Lynn Baker said two new longer, more accessible buses will be deployed into its fleet by the end of August.  That information was given Wednesday during the TACT board of directors regular m More...

New congressional map spurs more would-be candidates

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A new court-ordered map of congressional districts in Pennsylvania is spurring more would-be candidates to consider whether — and where — to run.  More...

Sentences

The following is a list of criminal cases handled by Armstrong County Judge Kenneth G. Valasek. Unless otherwise noted, court costs and supervision fees are to be paid by the defendant:  More...

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Cuts that actually feel good?   Tax cuts are already working in Pennsylvania.  Johnstown-based First Summit Bank recently announced $1,000 bonuses for full-time employees, in addition to salary increases and higher charitable giving.  More...

News to Use

Free soup kitchen scheduled   The Armstrong High School Key Club along with Kittanning Kiwanis will hold a free soup kitchen from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 23 at St Paul’s Episcopal Church, 112 N. Water St., Kittanning. More...

Shooting survivors endure new assault — from online trolls

One student was teased about being a “brown, bald lesbian.” Another was the target of conspiracy theorists who claimed he was really an actor. More...

Ex-rising star of French far right steps into US limelight

PARIS (AP) — The rising star of France’s far-right National Front until abruptly leaving politics last year stepped into the limelight on the other side of the Atlantic, decrying the European Union and immigration in a speech Thursday at More...

Trump says raise age for buying assault rifles, defying NRA

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation should keep assault rifles out of the hands of anyone under 21, President Donald Trump declared Thursday, defying his loyal supporters in the National Rifle Association amid America’s public reckoning over gun More...

Russian indicted by US seen as doing favors for Putin

MOSCOW (AP) — Thirty years ago, he was in prison. A decade ago, he was serving fancy meals to President Vladimir Putin. A week ago, he was among 13 Russians indicted in Washington on charges of meddling in the 2016 U.S. More...

Venezuelan pastor fills presidential void left by opposition

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — With two months to go before Venezuela’s presidential election, the only challenger to jump in the ring against President Nicolas Maduro is a little-known television evangelist who was once arrested for fuel smug More...

Kittanning man heading to trial for allegedly hitting a local officer

Paul Smith waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday at Judge Owen’s office

A Kittanning Borough man will face trial at the Armstrong County Courthouse for charges including aggravated assault and resisting arrest.  Paul Smith, 29, waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday at the office of Kittanning Borough M More...

GOP congressmen challenge new Pennsylvania district map

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Florida lawmakers school Marjory Stoneman Douglas students

Editorial

That was swift. As swift as Nikolas Cruz was when he killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. More...

Amazing new breakthrough to reduce mass shootings

Commentary

As fun as it is to ridicule the FBI for devoting massive resources to chasing down Hillary Clinton’s oppo research while blowing off repeated, specific warnings about school shooter Nikolas Cruz, we’ve put a lot on the agency’s plate. More...

BIBLE DIGEST

“Whoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”  (Mark 8:38 AKJV)   More...

Trump comments points to deep divisions over arming teachers

Utah teacher Kasey Hansen says carrying a concealed weapon in school is “more of a solution” than hiding in a corner and waiting if an armed intruder enters the classroom. More...

West Virginia teachers: Statewide walkout over pay, benefits

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia public school teachers launched a statewide walkout Thursday that canceled classes in all 55 counties, protesting over pay hikes signed by the governor hours earlier that the teachers say don’t go far enough. More...

Book Trump? Interest groups press case at his properties

WASHINGTON (AP) — Payday lenders got regulators to rethink rules on how closely to vet borrowers. E-cigarette makers got a delay in federal oversight of many vaping products. More...

Leading liberal policy group unveils ‘coverage for all’ plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — A leading liberal policy group is raising the ante in the health care debate with a new plan that builds on Medicare to guarantee coverage for all.  Called “Medicare Extra for All,” the proposal Thursday from More...

World leaders urge Syria cease-fire as fighting escalates

BEIRUT (AP) — World leaders called Thursday for an urgent cease-fire in Syria as government forces pounded the opposition-controlled eastern suburbs of the capital in a crushing campaign that has left hundreds of people dead in recent days.&nbs More...

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