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August 12, 2017 RSS feed / News

State police charge four in case of drug overdose victim

Pennsylvania State Police in Indiana County recently filed charges of abuse of a corpse, recklessly endangering another person, and tampering evidence against four individuals in connection with a case opened more than a year ago.  More...

JAIL REPORT

JAIL REPORT   The following individuals were committed recently to the Armstrong County Jail:  * Kimberly Faith Friday, 31, no address listed, on a parole violation. No bond was listed;  More...

CORRECTION

The band Van Waylon will be performing from 7-9 p.m. Aug. 12 during the “Rockin the Cliff” event at the Ford Cliff Fire Company building at 609 Neale Ave. More...

Senior Centers

The Armstrong County Area Agency on Aging senior center schedule for next week is as follows:  More...

Artist and designer Alan Peckolick dead at age 76

NEW YORK (AP) — Alan Peckolick, an innovative painter and graphic designer whose creations included the bold, underlined logo for General Motors and typefaces for Pfizer and Revlon, has died.  More...

An end to password frustration?

Editorial

So now you tell us.  In 2003, Bill Burr wrote the rules for password security for the U.S. More...

All the presidents’ biographies

Commentary

George W. Bush was a frenetic reader -- 95 books one year as president. More...

News to Use

Meetings:   • The Ford City High School class of 1956 will meet at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 17 at The Villa, 1563 Ford City Road, Cadogan. All classmates, spouses and friends are welcome. For information, call 724-548-4085.  More...

Church News to Use

Free hot breakfast  A free hot breakfast will be served from 9-10:30 a.m. Aug. 12 in the basement of Grace Presbyterian Church, 155 N. Jefferson St., Kittanning. Meal is sponsored by the church’s Warmth of Grace group. More...

DeVos say school vouchers part of tax overhaul discussions

LAS VEGAS (AP) — More than a third of U.S. states have created school voucher programs that bypass thorny constitutional and political issues by turning them over to nonprofits that rely primarily on businesses to fund them. More...

NYC billionaire suggests black NY senator is worse than KKK

ALBANY, N.Y. More...

Poll: Most say time to stop trying to repeal ‘Obamacare’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Message to President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans: Stop trying to scuttle the Obama health care law, and start trying to make it more effective.  More...

Congress approves bill to address VA claims backlog

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has sent the president a bill aimed at trimming a rapidly growing backlog of veterans’ disability claims.  More...

AP News Break: Beyond bluster, US, NKorea in regular contact

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beyond the bluster, the Trump administration has been quietly engaged in back channel diplomacy with North Korea for several months, addressing Americans imprisoned in the communist country and deteriorating relations between the lo More...

House conservatives want fresh health care repeal vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hard-line conservatives began an uphill fight Friday to force a fresh House vote this fall on erasing much of President Barack Obama’s health care law without an immediate replacement, the latest instance of Republican r More...

Fear spreads over tainted eggs despite low risk to consumers

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Experts say the risk of getting sick from eating an egg tainted with insecticide is low. More...

US-backed Syrian fighters link up from east, west in Raqqa

BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.- backed Syrian fighters advancing on the Islamic State group from the eastern and western parts of the northern city of Raqqa have linked up for the first time since launching their offensive on IS’ de facto capital, of More...

Guam residents seek answers, tout the island amid tensions

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — The 160,000 residents of Guam are in the crosshairs of escalating tensions between North Korea and the United States.  The tropical island is a key strategic location in the western Pacific Ocean for the U.S. More...

Train collision in northern Egypt kills 43; 122 injured

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (AP) — Two passenger trains collided on Friday just outside Egypt’s Mediterranean port city of Alexandria, killing 43 people, according to authorities, the country’s deadliest rail accident in more than a decade.&n More...

DA: Four suspects in alleged ‘serious’ crimes are arraigned

Trials tentatively targeted to commence later this year, official adds

Four western Pennsylvania men this week underwent formal arraignments before Armstrong County Court of Common Pleas Senior Judge Joseph A. Nickleach at the county courthouse, according to county District Attorney Scott Andreassi.  More...

911 CALLS

Armstrong 911 released the following report on recent incidents:  * Elderton District Fire Co. and Peoples Gas responded to the smell of gas outside a structure at 9:58 a.m. Aug. 8 at 660 Townsend Road in South Bend Township;  More...

Armstrong County Deed Transfers

Bethel Township  • No address provided, bought by Jeremy M. Oliver, Sara M. Oliver, from Robert M. Walters, Delores L. Walters, Robert M. More...

Ken Kaiser, umpire who quit during labor talks, dies at 72

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Former major league umpire Ken Kaiser, a colorful figure between the lines who briefly moonlighted as a professional wrestler to make ends meet while working in the minor leagues, has died. More...

Police: Hair stylist slain in Chicago stabbed over 40 times

CHICAGO (AP) — A hair stylist suffered more than 40 stab wounds to his upper body in a fatal attack last month in the high-rise Chicago condo of a Northwestern University professor, police said Friday.  More...

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BIBLE DIGEST

“And there fell on men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.”  - (Revelation 16:21 AKJV)  God& More...

Armstrong County Church Directory

Appleby Manor Memorial Presbyterian Church  Sunday services, 10 a.m.  Belknap United  Church of Christ  Sunday services, 9:30 a.m.  Brush Valley  Brethren Church  More...

Fake History? -- Taking denials of temple’s legitimacy to task

The Temple of Solomon was completed in the year 960 B.C.  It was located on Mt. Zion, or Mt. More...

California official sues EPA over records on administrator

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s attorney general sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday for failing to provide records he contends could show conflicts of interest by Administrator Scott Pruitt.  More...

Dems target swing-district House GOP on health care

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Democrats used a bus emblazoned with the words “Drive for our Lives” to gin up opposition to vulnerable House Republicans who voted against Obamacare with the aim of upending the GOP’s majority in nex More...

US consumer prices up slight 0.1 percent in July

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer prices posted a slight gain in July, with higher costs for medical care and clothing offsetting declines for hotel stays and consumer cellphone plans. More...

Trump to dispatch team to work on Israel-Palestinian peace

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is sending three senior officials to the Middle East in coming days to discuss prospects for resuming the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, the White House said Friday.  More...

Senate GOP rallies behind McConnell in feud with Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans on Friday rallied in support of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, pushing back against the onslaught of criticism from President Donald Trump.  More...

Iran opposition leader’s daughter holds painting exhibition

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The daughter of Iran’s opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi, who has been under house arrest since early 2011, hides her pain behind abstract watercolor paintings of birds and blossoms — but bullets and bars are More...

Kenyatta declared winner of disputed Kenya presidential vote

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner Friday of Kenya’s hard-fought presidential election, but opposition candidate Raila Odinga alleged the voting was rigged.  More...

Hong Kong activist says Chinese tortured him for Messi photo

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong pro-democracy activist said Friday he was briefly abducted and tortured by suspected mainland Chinese security agents who stapled his legs as a warning against sending a signed photo of soccer star Lionel Messi to a More...

First US woman to summit K-2 in Pakistan says she’s ‘proud’

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The first American woman to scale the world’s second-highest mountain — Pakistan’s dangerous K-2 summit — said on Friday that it was a “proud moment” when she hoisted the U.S. More...

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