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March 16, 2017 RSS feed / News

Snow down below

While not nearly the level of snow initially forecasted prior to the recent passing of Winter Storm Stella, a fresh sheet of white stuff fell Wednesday in the Buffalo Creek Valley, over which passes More...

JAIL REPORT

The following individual was committed Wednesday to Armstrong County Jail:  • Nathan Shane Yeaples, 28, of Hill Avenue, Kittanning, on a bench warrant for failure to comply. Warrant was issued out of Warren County.   More...

Apollo-Ridge students of the month are named

The Apollo-Ridge High School recently honored seniors Danielle McCormick and Eva Schall for the Apollo Area Lions Club Students of the Month for February.  More...

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An unusually timely Sunshine Week

This year’s Sunshine Week — the annual celebration of the idea that government functions best when it operates in the sunlight — couldn’t come at a timelier moment.  More...

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ROCK OF AGES

Latitude Margaritaville, an over-55 residential housing development owned by entertainer Jimmy Buffett’s holding company, is scheduled to open in 2018 in Daytona Beach, Florida. More...

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Trump tax bill would have been slashed by his plans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump campaigned for the presidency by pledging no tax cuts for the wealthy, but newly leaked pages from his 2005 taxes demonstrate how the wealthiest Americans — like Trump — would benefit from some of his More...

Coroner: 3 people died shoveling snow from storm

POTTSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania coroner says three people have died while shoveling snow from this week’s storm, including an elderly woman found buried in the snow.  Dr. More...

GOP leaders acknowledge health bill changes, may delay vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — Their health care overhaul in trouble from all directions, the White House and top House Republicans acknowledged Wednesday they would make changes to the legislation in hopes of nailing down votes and pushing the party’ More...

Border agency anticipates years to hit Trump’s hiring goal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol will not lower hiring standards to satisfy President Donald Trump’s order to add 5,000 agents and will need several years to hit its target, administration officials said Wednesday.  More...

Back at the Capitol, Texas congressmen wrap up road trip

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 36 hours after it started, the bipartisan road trip has ended and two Texas congressmen are back at work.  More...

Suicide bombers strike Syrian capital as war enters 7th year

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Suicide bombers hit the main judicial building and a restaurant in Damascus Wednesday, killing at least 30 people and spreading fear across Syria’s capital as the country’s civil war entered its seventh year w More...

Germany: we reserve the right to bar Turkish campaigners

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s government reserves the right to impose entry bans on Turkish officials hoping to campaign in the country, though the measure would be a “last resort,” Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff sa More...

US to launch competition for projects to end modern slavery

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States will launch a competition in the coming weeks to find projects that will reduce modern slavery, which by one estimate affects nearly 46 million people around the world, U.S. More...

Ultra-liberal Portland moves to rein in protests

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In Oregon’s ultra-liberal city of Portland, where protest is a way of life, the new mayor is taking on the sacrosanct.  More...

Death toll in Ethiopia landfill collapse up sharply to 113

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The death toll from a collapse at a landfill outside Ethiopia’s capital has risen sharply to 113, an Addis Ababa city official said Wednesday, as the country began three days of mourning for victims who were m More...

Shelter in a bind

Orphans of the Storm animal shelter in Rayburn Township has hired a New Bethlehem company to replace its sign along State Route 85 at a cost of $700. More...

POLICE REPORT

The Pennsylvania State Police released the following report on a recent incident:  More...

911 CALLS

THURSDAY- Considerable cloudiness. A few flurries or snow showers possible. High 34F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.  THURSDAY NIGHT- A few clouds. Low 16F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.  More...

West Shamokin Junior-Senior High School honor roll announced

West Shamokin Junior-Senior High School has announced its distinguished honor roll and honor roll for the second grading period:  Distinguished Honor Roll  Grade 7   More...

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BIBLE DIGEST

“In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do to me.”  - (Psalms 56:11 AKJV)   Faith and courage are byproducts of looking to God. Let’s keep our eyes on  Jesus.   More...

News to Use

Meetings:   • The Ford City High School Class of 1960 will hold a class luncheon at 1 p.m. March 20 at King’s Family Restaurant, 16 Hilltop Plaza in East Franklin. For information, call 724- 548-1919.  More...

Trump’s allies melting away on wiretapping claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s explosive allegation that Barack Obama wiretapped his New York skyscraper during the presidential campaign has left him increasingly isolated, with allies on Capitol Hill and within his own admin More...

Trump’s first budget boosts military, cuts domestic programs

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has finalized his first budget for the federal government, a blueprint that would make deep cuts in the Environmental Protection Agency and other domestic programs while significantly increasing spending More...

Russian agents, hackers charged in massive Yahoo breach

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Russian intelligence agents and a pair of hired hackers have been charged in a devastating criminal breach at Yahoo that affected at least a half billion user accounts, the Justice Department said Wednesday in bringing the More...

Argentine peace laureate visits Falklands ahead of troop ID

PORT STANLEY, Falkland Islands (AP) — Nobel peace laureate Adolfo Perez Esquivel and other Argentine human rights activists have visited a Falklands Islands cemetery ahead of planned efforts by Britain and Argentina to identify the remains of 1 More...

Trump admin halts Obama-era rule on fracking on public land

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says it is rolling back an Obama administration rule requiring companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking More...

Vogue launches in the Arab world with bold mission and style

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Vogue launched its newest international edition this month, targeting a niche audience in the Middle East that is fashion conscious, style-driven and wealthy. More...

Polish historian’s book on killing of Jews exposes raw nerve

JERUSALEM (AP) — A prominent Polish historian presented evidence Wednesday about Polish villagers’ widespread killing of Jews fleeing Nazis during World War II, touching a raw nerve in a country still grappling with its role during the Ho More...

Concealed weapons bill awaits Arkansas governor’s signature

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Permit holders who receive active shooting training would be able to carry concealed weapons almost anywhere in Arkansas, even the state Capitol, under a measure lawmakers sent Gov. More...

Exit poll: Dutch PM Rutte beats anti-Islam leader Wilders

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Wednesday claimed a dominating parliamentary election victory over anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders, who failed the year’s first litmus test for populism in Europe.  More...

Ethnic Hungarians in Romania celebrate national day

TARGU SECUIESC, Romania (AP) — Thousands of ethnic Hungarians in Romania dressed up, saddled up horses and then paraded in the northwest Transylvania region on Wednesday to celebrate Hungary’s national holiday.  More...

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