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November 14, 2017 RSS feed / News

County retirement board tables decisions until December

Board needs to vote on interest rates, cost of living adjustments

The Armstrong County Retirement Board decided Monday to table two decisions to a yet-to-be scheduled meeting in December.  More...

Club news

The Kit-Han-Ne Questers met at the home of Lori Sukala for its monthly meeting with 11 members in attendance on Nov. 9.  More...

911 Calls

Armstrong County 911 released the following report on recent incidents:  * Pennsylvania State Police, Elderton District Fire Co., and Ford City Ambulance responded to a vehicle accident with entrapment at 5:48 a.m. Nov. More...

A quiet day at the ballpark, 65 years ago

Editorial

Before we put baseball to bed for the winter, let’s consider this only slightly facetious question: Do we cheer too much at baseball games?  More...

Hope on display in Texas

Commentary

The first thing I noticed when I recently flew into Texas is the flags at half-staff. The second thing I noticed is churches with open doors. More...

News to Use

Meetings:   • The Kittanning High School class of 1952 will hold its monthly luncheon at noon Nov. 17 at Villa Rosa Restaurant, 325 S. Jefferson St., Kittanning. Members, families, and friends are welcome. More...

Bipartisan analysis: Senate bill would hike taxes for 13.8M

WASHINGTON (AP) — Promoted as needed relief for the middle class, the Senate Republican tax overhaul actually would increase taxes for some 13.8 million moderate income American households, a bipartisan analysis showed Monday.  More...

GOP confronts long-shot options for dealing with Moore

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans are confronted with a limited, unappealing set of options in responding to Alabama GOP candidate Roy Moore, who is caught up in allegations of sexual misconduct.  More...

Over 400 dead from earthquake in Iran-Iraq border area

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Rescuers dug with their bare hands Monday through the debris of buildings brought down by a powerful earthquake that killed more than 400 people in the once-contested mountainous border region between Iraq and Iran, with nea More...

Pope’s Chile-Peru trip to include focus on indigenous people

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis’ trip to Chile and Peru in January is likely to focus on the plight of indigenous peoples, with a day dedicated to the Amazon and a visit to a region wracked by tensions with Chile’s Mapuche group.&n More...

Thousands protest proposal for total abortion ban in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Thousands of women marched through the streets of Rio de Janeiro on Monday to protest a recent congressional committee vote to make abortion illegal without exception in Brazil.  More...

Pennsylvania’s budget package is hit by $200 million lawsuit

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Memorial Books

The following memorials have been added to the More...

Police Report

Pennsylvania State Police issued the following report on recent incidents:  More...

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Armstrong County Deed Transfers

Apollo Borough   • 306 N. Second St., bought by Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from Bank of America NA, $0;  • 606 First St., bought by Elmer Long, Nancy Long from Michael T. More...

Justices add anti-abortion counseling to free-speech lineup

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will hear a free speech challenge to a California law that targets anti abortion crisis pregnancy centers, adding to a term that is loaded with First Amendment disputes.  More...

Rand Paul back in the Senate, walking gingerly after assault

WASHINGTON (AP) — Walking gingerly, Sen. Rand Paul returned to the Senate on Monday following an attack in his yard that left him with six broken ribs.  More...

Saudi walks back escalation as dramatic moves backfire

BEIRUT (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s dramatic moves to counter Iran in the region appear to have backfired, significantly ratcheting up regional tensions and setting off a spiral of reactions and anger that seem to have caught the kingdom off gua More...

Trump buddies up to Duterte, doesn’t highlight human rights

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Winding down his visit to Asia, President Donald Trump repeatedly praised Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, called him by his first name, shared a joke with him about the media and even complimented Manila’s More...

Storm sweeps cars into the sea on Greek island of Symi

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities are rushing fire brigade teams to the Aegean Sea island of Symi after flooding following heavy rainfall swept cars into the sea, inundated buildings and cut the power supply.  More...

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