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April 20, 2017 RSS feed / News

Glimpse into the past

Dr. Samuel Cross of Manor Township submitted this photograph taken on Dec. 7, 1894. The old Kittanning Bridge went over the Allegheny River by the Kittanning Elks. More...

WEDDINGS

Walters  Alexis Jade Busch, daughter of Walter and Connie Busch of Kittanning and Justin Paul Walters, son of Timothy and Kimberly Walters, of Kittanning, were married on Aug. 20, 2016, in a ceremony held at the White Barn, in Prospect.  More...

JAIL REPORT

The following individuals were committed Wednesday to the Armstrong County Jail:  * Jeremy Dean Albert, 40, no listed address, for a bench warrant - failure to appear;  * Jeremy Bartholomew Fox, 29, of Snyder Lane, Tarentum, for a bench war More...

Campbell Soup heiress, philanthropist Dorrance Hamilton dies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Dorrance Hill Hamilton, whose grandfather invented the process used to make Campbell’s condensed soups and who used her inherited fortune for philanthropy, has died. She was 88.  More...

Young adults with disabilities learn tools at amusement park

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — There was a time that Diane Hyzinski wondered if a certain teenage right of passage — the summer job — would ever be within her daughter’s reach.  More...

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BIBLE DIGEST

“He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion.” - (Jeremiah 10:12 AV)  Shouldn’t we let the Lord run our lives? More...

News to Use

Meetings:  • The Ford City High School class of 1941 will meet at noon on April 25 at The Villa, 1563 Ford City Road, Cadogan. Spouses and guests are welcome. For information, call 724- 919-9554.  More...

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EPA chief makes first Superfund site visit with Indiana stop

EAST CHICAGO, Ind. More...

Newspaper decline continues to weigh on AP earnings

NEW YORK (AP) — Earnings at The Associated Press shrank substantially last year compared with 2015, when the news organization enjoyed a large tax benefit that skewed its results. More...

How dangerous air bags can find their way into used cars

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada crash that nearly killed a young woman has exposed a hole in the government’s efforts to get dangerous Takata air bag inflators off the road: There’s nothing that prevents the devices from being taken from More...

Facebook wants to augment your reality

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Facebook wants you to sit in your bedroom wearing a headset and take a virtual vacation with faraway friends and family. Or use your smartphone’s camera to spruce up your dinky apartment, at least virtually.  More...

Police: Fresno gunman targeting whites chose 3 men at random

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Utah Rep. Chaffetz says he won’t run for re-election

WASHINGTON (AP) — Utah Rep. More...

Playground case touches on separation of church and state

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court signaled Wednesday that it will decide an important case on the separation of church and state in favor of a Missouri church that wants state money to put a soft surface on its preschool playground.  More...

Trump to meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on May 3

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will welcome Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (mahk-MOOD’ ah-BAHS’) next month.  White House spokesman Sean Spicer announced Wednesday that the visit is scheduled for May 3.  The More...

Pound surge suggests UK election will yield smoother Brexit

LONDON (AP) — The British pound’s surge since Prime Minister Theresa May’s surprise call for an early election is an early sign of confidence that the country’s exit from the European Union will be smoother than many had feare More...

Emirates trims U.S. flights after Trump administration curbs

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Emirates, the Middle East’s biggest airline, said on Wednesday it is cutting flights to the United States because of a drop in demand caused by tougher U.S. More...

Danish court allows extradition of South Korean woman

AALBORG, Denmark (AP) — A Danish court on Wednesday upheld a decision by the public prosecutor in Copenhagen to allow the extradition of the daughter of the former confidante of South Korea’s ousted president to face prosecution in her ho More...

Mission to pursue African warlord Joseph Kony is declared over

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda’s military announced on Wednesday it is ending its pursuit of internationally known warlord Joseph Kony, saying its mission “has now been successfully achieved” even though the rebel leader remain More...

U.S. VP Pence warns North Korea: ‘The sword stands ready’

YOKOSUKA, Japan (AP) — From the wind-swept deck of a massive aircraft carrier, Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday warned North Korea not to test the resolve of the U.S. More...

Couple finds egg, claims prize

William and Mary Anne Cogley of Kittanning found the Easter Egg that the Leader Times had hidden within the paper’s countywide, circulation footprint. More...

POLICE REPORT

Pennsylvania State Police at Kittanning released the following report on a recent, alleged incidents:  More...

911 CALLS

Armstrong County 911 released the following reports on recent incidents:  More...

Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Lynn S. Whiting dies at 77

Lynn S. Whiting, who trained Lil E. Tee to an upset victory in the 1992 Kentucky Derby, died Wednesday. More...

Pest control firm founder Truly Nolen dies in Florida at 89

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Truly Nolen, founder of the international pest control company known for its fleet of yellow “mouse cars,” has died at his home in Florida. More...

Trump on the right track with this executive order

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President Donald Trump brought a big dose of his economic populism to Wisconsin Tuesday, where he signed an executive order that would rein in a popular foreign worker program and encourage federal agencies to “buy American.”  More...

Turkey and Europe: A complicated relationship

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WASHINGTON -- In May 2007, I had a fascinating interview with Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey’s capital of Ankara. More...

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Sportsmen’s interest in Three Gun competition growing here

LEBANON, Pa. (AP) — The last time Jon Beecher went deer hunting he felt like he pulled into an overcrowded Wal-Mart parking lot instead of the state game lands.  More...

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AP investigation shows Peru backsliding on illegal logging

HOUSTON (AP) — Never before had so much lumber been denied entry at a U.S. port on evidence that it was harvested illegally.  More...

Funeral held for NY teen slain in suspected gang violence

EAST PATCHOGUE, N.Y. More...

Bill O’Reilly out at Fox News Channel after 20 years

NEW YORK (AP) — Bill O’Reilly has lost his job at Fox News Channel following reports that five women had been paid millions of dollars to keep quiet about harassment allegations.  More...

AP Exclusive: Missteps made in handling of dam crisis

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Late in the afternoon of Feb. More...

Runoff in Georgia House race could test Trump, opposition

DUNWOODY, Ga. (AP) — A narrow miss by a Democratic newcomer in a conservative Georgia House district has triggered a high-stakes runoff that could test President Donald Trump’s influence and the limits of the backlash against him.  More...

Billionaires, companies power Trump’s record inaugural haul

WASHINGTON (AP) — Billionaires, corporations and NFL owners opened their wallets in a big way to help President Donald Trump raise a record-shattering $107 million for his inaugural festivities, records released by the Federal Election Commissi More...

Arena bans cowbells

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A northwestern Pennsylvania arena has decided it really needs less cowbell.  The Erie Times-News reports that the operator of the Erie Insurance Arena is banning cowbells from events at the downtown Erie arena.  More...

Trump administration says Iran complying with nuclear deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has notified Congress that Iran is complying with the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal negotiated by former President Barack Obama, and says the U.S. More...

Justices: Colorado policy on court fees unconstitutional

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says Colorado’s practice of not automatically refunding court fees and other costs to people convicted of crimes but later exonerated violates the Constitution.  More...

Commerce No. 2 pick withdraws

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s pick for deputy commerce secretary has withdrawn from consideration.  Todd Ricketts, a co-owner of the Chicago Cubs and son of TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts, was unable to resolve confl More...

China, Europian Union push message of free trade, engagement

BEIJING (AP) — Top diplomats from China and the European Union pledged closer cooperation Wednesday, highlighting their common interests in peace and security and pushing a message of free trade and open engagement in contrast to fears that the More...

China says Ivanka Trump trademark requests handled properly

BEIJING (AP) — China is defending its handling of trademark applications from President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka and her company, saying that all such requests are handled fairly.  More...

Turkey electoral board rejects request to annul recent referendum

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s electoral board on Wednesday rejected petitions by opposition parties to annul the outcome of a recent referendum on expanding presidential powers because of voting irregularities.  The High Electoral Board a More...

Haiti aims to revive military as end of UN mission looms

GRESSIER, Haiti (AP) — Their heads held high and chests puffed out, a group of nearly 100 Haitian men in camouflage fatigues do jumping jacks or march around an abandoned U.N. compound on a recent morning. More...

Back to the ballot box: UK lawmakers back June 8 election

LONDON (AP) — British voters will be heading to polling stations for the third time since 2015, after lawmakers overwhelmingly backed Prime Minister Theresa May’s call for a snap election on June 8.  More...

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