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April 20, 2018 RSS feed / News

Armstrong High School student recognized as ‘LEO of the Year’

Junior Liam McIlwain selected for award by district club’s members

With an eclectic array of hobbies, and enough involvement in school programs to keep busy, Liam McIlwain still finds the time to give back to his community – a commitment that recently awarded him the title of “LEO of the Year.”&nbs More...

IUP receives $23 million gift, completes match for new science/math building

Alumni Dr. John Kopchick and wife Char Kopchick — an Armstrong County native — make donation

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JAIL REPORT

The following were recently committed to the Armstrong County Jail:  * Elliott Dawn, 43, on charges of DUI controlled substance/impaired ability, operating a vehicle without valid inspection, use/stolen forged credit card, forgery-unauthorized, More...

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News to Use

Meetings:   • The Armstrong-Kiski Chapter of the Women’s Business Network will meet at 9 a.m. April 24 at King’s Family Restaurant, 315 Hyde Park Road, Leechburg. For information, call Aleesha Kelly, at 724-994-7055.  More...

Expert: Benadryl, quaaludes could’ve affected Cosby accuser

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Trump will skip Barbara Bush funeral, sending first lady

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump won’t be joining his wife in attending the memorial service of former first lady Barbara Bush, matriarch of a political dynasty that Trump often clashed with during his 2016 campaign.  More...

Rudy Giuliani to join Trump legal team in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is joining the legal team defending President Donald Trump in the special counsel’s Russia investigation, a Trump attorney said Thursday.  More...

Women take fall in Nobel scandal for man’s alleged misdeeds

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Thousands of protesters called Thursday for the resignation of the secretive board that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature after a sex-abuse scandal linked to the prestigious Swedish academy forced the ouster of its first-eve More...

Syrian rebels give up Damascus area town to government

BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian government took control of a town northeast of Damascus on Thursday after rebels evacuated to north Syria — the latest in a string of handovers by rebels to the government.  Residents in the town of Dumayr we More...

Poland marks 75th anniversary of uprising in Warsaw Ghetto

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Sirens wailed, church bells tolled and yellow paper daffodils of remembrance dotted the crowd as Polish and Jewish leaders extolled the heroism and determination of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising fighters on the 75th anniversa More...

Armenian protesters to renew efforts to stop capital traffic

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — The leader of large protests that have roiled the capital of Armenia for a week is calling on supporters to renew efforts to paralyze traffic.  More...

Russia says US visa delays could halt direct flights

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Foreign Ministry says increasing delays by the United States in issuing visas could result in flagship airline Aeroflot ending flights to the U.S.  State-owned Aeroflot is the only airline with scheduled year-roun More...

Hundreds celebrate former first lady Barbara Bush in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) — The memorials to former first lady Barbara Bush have begun with a celebration of her life in front of Houston’s City Hall.  Mayor Sylvester Turner and several of Houston’s leading clergy members from different fa More...

Lenape JOC approves personnel, April business matters

Upcoming event dates are detailed during monthly meeting

The Lenape Joint Operating Committee (JOC) recently held their April monthly meeting last evening in which a series of budgetary and disposal of equipment measures were passed.  Bills for the month of March were approved by board members in the More...

911 CALLS

Armstrong County 911 released the following report on recent incidents:  * West Penn Power, Peoples Gas, Freeport Ambualnce, and Freeport Fire Department responded to a miscellaneous fire call at 11:38 a.m. More...

Southwest pilot Tammie Jo Shults, calm under pressure, saved lives

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A century after airplanes first took to the skies, the concept of flying confounds. More...

One percent chance Comey not a self-dramatizing fruitcake

Commentary

There have been a lot of questions about why Trump fired James Comey, ever since he announced to NBC’s Lester Holt — incomprehensibly — that it was his decision, citing, by my count, at least a half-dozen different reasons.  More...

BIBLE DIGEST

“There is that scatters, and yet increases; and there is that withholds more than is meet, but it tends to poverty.”  (Proverbs 11:24 AKJV)  Selfishness has its price. Look out for others and God will look out for you.   More...

Prosecutor: Prince thought he was taking common painkiller

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prince thought he was taking a common painkiller but instead ingested a counterfeit pill containing the dangerously powerful drug fentanyl, a Minnesota prosecutor said Thursday as he announced that no charges would be filed i More...

Court sides with sanctuary cities in fight over grants

CHICAGO (AP) — The federal government cannot withhold public safety grants from cities that refuse to cooperate with President Donald Trump’s immigration enforcement policies, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.  More...

After Syria missile strikes, US stuck in holding pattern

WASHINGTON (AP) — The drama of U.S. and allied missile strikes on Syria has obscured a sobering fact: The U.S.-led campaign to eliminate the Islamic State from Syria has stalled.  More...

Trump’s divisive pick to run NASA wins narrow confirmation

WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA’s latest nail-biting drama was far from orbit as the Senate narrowly confirmed President Donald Trump’s choice of a tea party congressman to run the space agency in an unprecedented party-line vote.  More...

EPA watchdog opens latest investigation into Pruitt security

WASHINGTON (AP) — The internal watchdog at the Environmental Protection Agency has launched yet another investigation of travel and security spending involving embattled administrator Scott Pruitt.  More...

Board approves austerity plans for Puerto Rico amid protests

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A majority of federal control board members approved new austerity measures for Puerto Rico on Thursday, saying they would help revitalize the economy and create more jobs amid the U.S. More...

Queen tips Prince Charles to follow her as Commonwealth head

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II opened a summit of the 53-nation Commonwealth on Thursday, and backed her son Prince Charles to be the next leader of the association of Britain and its former colonies.  More...

Raul Castro retires as Cuban president, outlines future

HAVANA (AP) — Raul Castro handed over Cuba’s presidency Thursday to a hand-picked 57-year-old successor he said would hold power until 2031, a plan that would place the state the Castro brothers founded and ruled for six decades in the ha More...

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