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December 6, 2017 RSS feed / News

Ford City woman charged with selling $450 worth of heroin

Shawna Prunty allegedly had a child with her when the deal was made

A Ford City woman has been charged with possession of a controlled substance and endangering the welfare of children, in regard to an alleged incident that occurred Sept. More...

Attempted homicide, burglary in Butler County

Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) are seeking two suspects in connection with an attempted homicide and burglary, which reportedly occurred between 6:15-6:30 a.m. Dec. More...

POLICE REPORT

Pennsylvania State Police issued the following reports on the recent, alleged incidents:  * State police responded to an incident of public drunkenness at 6:40 a.m. Dec. 4 at the Sheetz gas station in Manor Township.  More...

Detentions spike, border arrests fall in Trump’s first year

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s immigration crackdown has produced a spike in detentions by deportation officers across the country during his first months in office. More...

Mueller details $6.7M spent in early months of Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The special counsel investigation into possible coordination between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia during the 2016 presidential election has cost more than $6.7 million so far, according to a financial rep More...

Professional photographer brings talent, business home

Manorville resident Stephen Butler relocates from Show-Me State

Manorville resident Stephen Butler is a professional photographer who has recently returned to his roots in Armstrong County from Kansas City, Mo.  He served in the Show-Me State city as the photographer in residence at the American Jazz Museum, More...

This tax deal will make America more prosperous

Editorial

Congress is now in the final wrestling match stage of creating a $1.5 trillion tax reform package. House and Senate Republicans must resolve differences in their bills in order to hand completed legislation to President Donald Trump.  More...

Why the Alabama Senate race is shifting in Moore’s favor

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After all that has happened, the Alabama Senate race appears to be reverting to a fundamental political truth: A state that is one of the most Republican in the nation is likely to vote Republican.  More...

News to Use

Meetings:   • The American Legion Auxiliary County Council will meet at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 6 at the Worthington American Legion Memorial Post 828, 1479 Butler Road. This meeting is for county ladies auxiliary only. More...

Trump forges ahead on Jerusalem-as-capital despite warnings

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump forged ahead Tuesday with plans to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital despite intense Arab, Muslim and European opposition to a move that would upend decades of U.S. More...

Saudi strikes rock Yemeni capital after ex-president slain

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Heavy airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition rocked Yemen’s capital on Tuesday, striking Sanaa’s densely populated neighborhoods in apparent retaliation for the killing of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh by th More...

In Europe, Tillerson carries on but with diminished standing

BRUSSELS (AP) — What do you do when you’re America’s top diplomat, fourth in line to the presidency, and the White House makes it publicly known you’re living on borrowed time? More...

UK concert attack might have been stopped, review says

LONDON (AP) — The deadly suicide bombing at Manchester Arena might have been prevented if information had been handled differently, an independent review of the counter-terrorism performance by British police and intelligence services suggested More...

Lawyer: No subpoena for records relating to Trump finances

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A lawyer for President Donald Trump is denying that special counsel Robert Mueller has subpoenaed records from Deutsche Bank relating to the president.  More...

Leechburg Volunteer Fire Co. to host inaugural Christmas bingo event

The event will feature different holiday-themed gift baskets and prizes

The Leechburg Volunteer Fire Co. (LVFC) will host its inaugural Christmas Bingo event at 7 p.m. Dec. More...

Elderton Borough passes parking ordinance and 2018 budget

Elderton Borough Council, at its regular monthly meeting Monday, passed an ordinance to prevent parking along the berm on State Route 422 near Elderton Country Market and the apartments near the market.  Borough secretary/treasurer Jennifer Red More...

JAIL REPORT

The following individuals were committed Monday and Tuesday to the Armstrong County Jail:  * Justin Tyler Hetrick, 28, of 159 Edwards Estate Road, Worthington, for a violation of probation/parole. More...

ENGAGEMENTS

Fichthorn-Wilson  Dave Fichthorn and Mary Julius, both of Kittanning, and Ron and Rosemary Wilson of North Apollo, have announced the engagement of their daughter and son, Jenna Fichthorn and Kevin Wilson, of Ford City, respectively.  More...

Students of the month are named

The Elderton Lions Club has announced the students of the month in sixth grade at Elderton Elementary School.  The September student of the month was Hannah Barker, daughter of Steve and Sara Barker of Rural Valley and the November student of th More...

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BIBLE DIGEST

“For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and you, when you had seen it, repented not afterward, that you might believe him.” - (Matthew 21:32 AKJV)   More...

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Case against 9/11 defendant starts to emerge at Guantanamo

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — An FBI agent began presenting evidence Tuesday against a Guantanamo Bay prisoner charged with aiding the Sept. More...

Two-day Gulf summit ends within hours amid Qatar crisis

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — A planned two-day summit of Gulf Arab countries fell apart within hours of starting Tuesday over the ongoing boycott of Qatar, underscoring the difficulty of ending the crisis and suggesting that unifying the bloc of U.S. More...

Protesters decry corruption in Ukraine, prevent arrest

MOSCOW (AP) — Hundreds of protesters clashed with police in Kiev and called for the ouster of Ukraine’s president following a botched attempt Tuesday by authorities to arrest Mikheil Saakashvili, a former Georgian president-turned-Ukraini More...

IOC: Russians can compete at Olympics, but without flag

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Russian athletes will be allowed to stand on the medal podium at the Winter Olympics — just not with their anthem playing or their nation’s flag rising above them.  More...

Lubaina Himid wins prestigious Turner Prize for art

LONDON (AP) — Zanzibar born artist Lubaina Himid won Britain’s prestigious Turner Prize on Tuesday for artworks that tackle the legacy of colonialism and celebrate the people of the African diaspora.  Himid is the first black woman t More...

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