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May 12, 2017 RSS feed / News

Federal cleanup aid denied to Pennsylvania for March snow

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Trio of board members are welcomed to local center

The Armstrong Center for Community Learning has welcomed three new board members:  Kimberly Doms is the associate director of the Adult Education and Associate Coordinator of the Practical Nursing Program at Lenape Technical School.  Doms h More...

POLICE REPORT

Pennsylvania State Police released the following reports on recent, alleged incidents:  More...

Philadelphia top prosecutor’s trial may be delayed

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A lawyer for Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams said Thursday he expects his fast-track bribery trial set for this month to be delayed for several weeks.  Defense lawyer Thomas Burke scoffed at new charges add More...

Christie won’t completely ban marriage for teens under 18

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. More...

One inevitable conclusion about Comey’s firing: It was about Russia

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In the wake of Tuesday’s shocking news that President Donald Trump had fired FBI Director James B. Comey, a decent respect for the office of the presidency requires an attempt to take Trump at his word about the reasons for the dismissal.  More...

Off-the-field drama takes center stage at Fenway

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Sometimes, the most important things that happen at the ballpark are only tangentially related to the games themselves. I speak as one who hasn’t missed a televised Boston Red Sox game this season, and may not between now and October. More...

BIBLE DIGEST

“And they served their idols: which were a snare to  them.” - (Psalms 106:36 AKJV)  Sin can have devastating consequences. Walk with  God and avoid the heartache.   More...

News to Use

Meetings:  • The Burrell Township Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. May 16 at Cochran’s Mill Church, 2571 Garretts Run Road in Burrell. Recipes will be gathered for a recipe book fund raiser. New members are welcome. More...

City pays Indiana congressman’s wife $20K/month

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A burgeoning Indianapolis suburb has paid the wife of an influential congressman $580,000 since 2015 for legal consulting she largely does from the Washington area, an unusually large sum even in a state rife with highly paid gove More...

Pennsylvania official’s wife treated for mental health issue

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The wife of Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor has entered a residential treatment facility for a mental health issue amid fallout from complaints about the couple’s behavior toward state employees. More...

GOP officials: Trump finalizing budget with domestic cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is finalizing a budget blueprint that promises a balanced federal budget within 10 years, doubling down on cuts to domestic agencies and adding a new round of cuts to the Medicaid program for the poor.  More...

Sean Spicer absent from briefings

WASHINGTON (AP) — If you’re missing your daily dose of White House press secretary Sean Spicer, it’s because President Donald Trump’s chief spokesman has been on Navy Reserve duty.  More...

Q&A: Did Sessions break recusal vow in helping fire Comey?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from investigations related to the presidential campaign, yet he played a central role in the sudden firing of FBI Director James Comey, leaving many wondering if he violated that More...

White House struggles to straighten its story on Comey as media questions continue

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House’s explanation of President Donald Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey has been a moving target.  More...

US, Japan, France, UK practice amphibious landings on Guam

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — The U.S., the U.K. and Japan are joining a Frenchled amphibious exercise at remote U.S. islands in the Pacific over the next week. More...

Coalition: Capture of IS-held town undermines militant group

BEIRUT (AP) — The capture of a key Syrian town and a nearby dam from Islamic State group militants undermines the extremist group’s ability to defend its de facto capital, Raqqa and disrupts its ability to plan attacks in Western countrie More...

Iraqi forces move to surround Mosul’s Old City, held by IS

BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S.- backed Iraqi forces were moving to surround Mosul’s Old City on Thursday, a week after launching a fresh push to drive Islamic State militants from areas they still hold, according to an Iraqi officer overseeing the o More...

CLUB NEWS

The Kittanning Lions Club held its bi-weekly meeting April 20 at the County Seat in Kittanning, where new member John Wasilko of Kittanning was inducted. More...

911 CALLS

Armstrong County 911 released the following reports on recent incidents:  • State Police, Freeport Ambulance, South Buffalo Township Fire Department and Freeport Fire Company responded to a vehicle accident with entrapment at 2:35 p.m. More...

‘She was the center of it all,’ family says of mother killed in vehicle crash

NAZARETH TOWNSHIP (AP) - If you had nowhere to go, Brenda Zellner always had a place for you at her table.  The 70-year-old from Upper Nazareth Township was a natural at designing, cooking, painting and just being a mom, recalled her youngest da More...

Neutrogena chairman Lloyd Cotsen dies at 88

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lloyd Cotsen, who made a fortune as chairman of the Neutrogena soap and cosmetics company and devoted millions to charity, has died in California. More...

Letter to the Editor

Concerns from a county taxpayer  At the Thursday, April 20, Armstrong County Commissioner’s salary board meeting, I listened to concerns our county treasurer has about budget cuts hindering her ability to carry out her office duties for th More...

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Local aviation lovers restore vintage planes

BEAVER FALLS, Pa. (AP) — Pat Findlay got hooked on aviation in high school and served as an engine mechanic and crew chief with the 911th Airlift Wing for more than 36 years. Jack McMahon, a retired U.S. More...

Suspect in killing of Arkansas deputy, 2 others surrenders

DARDANELLE, Ark. (AP) — A man suspected of gunning down an Arkansas sheriff’s deputy early Thursday and killing two other people surrendered after a five-hour standoff with police, authorities said.  More...

Senate conservatives: Ease Obama health care law protections

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative senators are pushing to diminish insurance coverage requirements imposed by President Barack Obama’s health care law as Senate Republicans try fashioning legislation overhauling the nation’s health car More...

Pentagon intelligence chief warns of Afghan gains being lost

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. More...

Trump: I was going to fire that ‘showboat’ no matter what

WASHINGTON (AP) — Undermining previous White House explanations, President Donald Trump declared Thursday he had planned to fire FBI Director James Comey all along, regardless of whether top Justice Department officials recommended the stunning More...

Acting FBI head undercuts White House claims on Comey, probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — In ways both overt and subtle, the acting director of the FBI on Thursday undermined White House explanations for the firing of former Director James Comey and contradicted the administration’s characterizations of an in More...

Trump launches commission to investigate voter fraud

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday launching a commission to review alleged voter fraud and voter suppression, building upon his unsubstantiated claims that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 More...

Pentagon tries to ease Turkey’s concerns with arming Kurds

LONDON (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis made clear Thursday that America is committed to protecting Turkey after angering its NATO ally with a deal to arm anti-Islamic State fighters in Syria that Turkey considers terrorists.  More...

Dutch group says it will soon start cleaning up ocean trash

UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch foundation aiming to rid the world’s oceans of plastic waste says it will start cleaning up the huge area of floating junk known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch within the next 12 months, two years e More...

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