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August 21, 2018 RSS feed / News

Apollo-Ridge School District board of education conducts final meeting before start of school

Administration, staff prepare to welcome students Wednesday for 2018-19 academic year

The Apollo-Ridge School District (ARSD) board of education on Monday held its monthly committee meeting, which also served as the district’s final official meeting before the start of the 2018-19 ARSD academic year – which is Aug. More...

Kittanning woman charged with drug possession

Laura Krizmanich to undergo a preliminary hearing tomorrow at Judge Owen’s office

A Kittanning Borough woman is facing a series of drug-related charges after drugs and pieces of drug paraphernalia were allegedly found in her residence.  Laura Krizmanich, 37, will tentatively face a preliminary hearing at 9 a.m. More...

Armstrong Recycling Center no longer accepting used motor oil

The Progressive Workshop of Armstrong County (PWAC) has announced that the Armstrong Recycling Center will no longer be accepting used motor oil.  Previously, used motor oil had been used to generate heat for the Recycling Center at its location More...

911 CALLS

Armstrong County 911 released the following report on recent incidents:  * Distant Area Fire Department responded to an automatic fire alarm at 3:20 a.m. Aug. 20 at 300 Keck Ave. in Clarion County;  More...

A driverless streetscape? Plan on it

Editorial

To find a prism into how cities and suburbs will evolve in coming years and decades, look no further than the lowly curb.  That concrete barrier between street and sidewalk has always been that place where we park cars, alight buses and hail tax More...

An example for the church

Commentary

“I cannot let my selfishness stand in the way of your whole well-being.”  I wasn’t very far into a series of letters shared with me from a birth mother to her son, when this sentence jumped off the page.  More...

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Trump ready to ease rules on coal-fired power plants

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is set to roll back the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s efforts to slow global warming, the Clean Power Plan that restricts greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants.  More...

Survey of economists: Some Trump policies could slow growth

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. business economists are concerned about the risks of some of President Donald Trump’s economic policies, saying they fear his tariffs and higher budget deficits could eventually slow the economy.  More...

Trump drug czar nominee visits Connecticut after overdoses

(AP) — New Haven, Connecticut, became what officials called “ground zero” Monday for efforts to shine a light on the dangers of drugs, as President Donald Trump’s nominee for drug czar visited a city reeling from more than 100 More...

Panel won’t dismiss complaint over judge’s execution protest

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Retailers, airlines lift US stocks higher, extending gains

(AP) — Retailers and airlines helped lift U.S. stocks broadly higher Monday, extending the market’s gains from last week.  Consumer-focused companies and industrial stocks grabbed most of the gains. More...

Beating King of Pop, The Eagles have No.1 album of all-time

NEW YORK (AP) — The Eagles’ greatest hits album has moonwalked past Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” to become history’s best-selling album of all-time.  More...

Report: Experts knew Genoa bridge had weakened 20 percent

GENOA, Italy (AP) — Engineering experts determined in February that corrosion of the metal cables supporting the Genoa highway bridge had reduced the bridge’s strength by 20 percent — a finding that came months before it collapsed l More...

A dog’s life: fitness trackers help put fat pets on a diet

PRAGUE (AP) — When Czech entrepreneur Robert Hasek began jogging with his dog, Darwin, the three-mile runs were making the bull terrier sick with fatigue.  More...

Kittanning Borough men charged with making terroristic threats against police

Both Michael Floccari and Sean McDonald are slated to undergo preliminary hearings

Two Kittanning Borough men are charged with making terroristic threats against Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) and the Ford City Borough Police Department, respectively.  Michael Floccari, 58, will tentatively face a preliminary hearing at 9 a. More...

Leechburg male charged with drug possession and fleeing the scene of an accident

Drew Lamison will tentatively face a preliminary hearing Aug. 22 at Judge Andring’s office

A Leechburg man is facing a series of charges, including drug possession, after police say he fled the scene of a vehicle accident and was purportedly found to be in possession of drugs.  Drew Lamison, 20, will tentatively face a preliminary hea More...

Armstrong County Democratic Picnic welcomes local leaders

The annual Armstrong County Democrat Picnic was held Sunday at Falcon Park. The picnic welcomed U.S. More...

MARRIAGE LICENSES

The following filed for marriage licenses in the Armstrong County Courthouse:  * Daniel Coutch and Amanda Mascara, both of Leechburg;  * Tyler Booher and Allison Cullum, both of Freeport;  * Kenneth Moore and Jamie Myers, both of Kitt More...

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BIBLE DIGEST

“And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to me.”  (John 12:32 AKJV)  The sacrificial death of Jesus, the Son of God, is still drawing people to Himself all across the world.   More...

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Trump elevates Brennan in proxy fight over Mueller probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — With tweets and taunts, President Donald Trump is attempting to turn one of his most outspoken critics into the public face of the Russia probe that he has long worked to discredit.  More...

Kavanaugh in memo pushed graphic sex questions for Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh suggested that attorneys preparing to question President Bill Clinton in 1998 seek graphic details about the president’s sexual relationship with Monica Lewinsky.  More...

Smoke across US West blots out mountains, poses health risks

SEATTLE (AP) — Smoke from wildfires clogged the sky across the U.S. More...

Michigan official faces manslaughter trial over Flint deaths

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APNewsBreak: Utah firefighter died after fire retardant drop

SACRAMENTO, Calif. More...

Day at the beach turns to panic, tragedy; married couple die

SEABROOK, N.H. (AP) — One moment, Matt Tomaszewski was enjoying a sunny day at the beach with his family. The next, he was running to the ocean with his paddleboard to try to save the lives of six swimmers caught in a rip current.  More...

Pope: No effort spared to fight abuse, but offers no details

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis vowed Monday that “no effort must be spared” to root out priestly sex abuse and cover-up from the Catholic Church, but gave no indication that he would take action to sanction complicit bishops or en More...

Frustration rules as Venezuela unveils new currency

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Saul Jimenez just wanted to buy bread from his neighborhood bakery in Venezuela’s capital on Monday. More...

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