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January 12, 2018 RSS feed / News

GLIMPSE OF THE PAST

OLD STONE HOUSE CIRCA EARLY 1900s

The Old Stone House set on the corner of Stone House Road six miles form Kittanning and six miles from Rural Valley and was situated on the left hand side of the road. More...

The passing of time

As the pages flip on the calendar, I tend to get more reflective around the New Year.  When I was younger, there was the, “This is what I am going to be when I grow up,” statements, but those came at any time not just around the firs More...

Lead detective in San Francisco Zodiac killer case dies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dave Toschi, the San Francisco police detective who led the unsuccessful investigation into the Zodiac serial killing a half-century ago, has died. More...

Tom Luken, Democratic power player in Cincinnati, dies at 92

CINCINNATI (AP) — A former Ohio congressman and Cincinnati mayor who was a Democratic force in a decades-long political career and known for mentoring young politicians such as Jerry Springer has died. Thomas Luken was 92. More...

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Trump: Why allow immigrants from ‘shithole countries’?

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an extraordinary Oval Office exchange, President Donald Trump questioned Thursday why the U.S. More...

After 2017 breakthrough, 2018 is when Brexit gets tough

LONDON (AP) — After months of spats and false starts, Britain and the European Union ended 2017 by agreeing to have an amicable divorce. In 2018, they have to find a way to live together in the future — and that’s when things could get complicated. More...

8 earthquakes strike along Iran-Iraq border, rattle Baghdad

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A series of eight earthquakes hit the Iran-Iraq border area and rattled Baghdad on Thursday, apparent aftershocks of a temblor that struck the mountainous region in November and killed over 530 people. More...

US Army howitzer shipment halted by German police

BERLIN (AP) — Police in Germany halted a shipment of self-propelled howitzers for the U.S. Army after determining they lacked proper documentation and had been loaded on unsuitable trailers.  More...

Pakistan reporter says he escaped kidnapping attempt

ISLAMABAD (AP) — When armed men tried to kidnap and threatened to kill him, Pakistani journalist Taha Siddiqui feared he would become another statistic in a growing list of activists and bloggers who have disappeared in Pakistan after criticizi More...

Puerto Rico fears post-Maria murder surge: 11 days, 32 slain

CAROLINA, Puerto Rico (AP) — Before the sun rose on the first day of 2018, someone called 911 to report the charred, bullet-riddled body of a man with a snake-like tattoo on his left hand, lying beside a road in the Puerto Rican town of Vega Ba More...

Police hunt for thieves after botched Ritz robbery in Paris

PARIS (AP) — Paris authorities recovered all the jewels stolen from the Ritz Hotel in a dramatic heist, but were still searching for two thieves who got away, officials said Thursday.  More...

JAIL REPORT

The following individuals were committed Tuesday and Wednesday to the Armstrong County Jail:  * Zachary Carter Eckman, 27, of Rebecca Street, Kittanning, on charges of unauthorized use of a vehicle, resisting arrest, possession of a controlled s More...

911 CALLS

Armstrong 911 issued the following reports on recent incidents:  * Leechburg Borough Police Department, Gilpin Township Police Department, Lower Kiskiminetas Ambulance, Leechburg Fire Co. More...

Good cell service, airport part of Philly’s Amazon pitch

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia’s pitch to stand out among the 238 applicants who wanted their towns to become home to Amazon’s second headquarters? More...

PennDOT sued for suspending licenses after drug convictions

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two Philadelphia men have sued Pennsylvania’s governor and Transportation Department officials to challenge a state law that suspends driver’s licenses for even minor drug convictions.  More...

Don’t rip families apart and force hard-working Salvadorans to leave

Editorial

President Trump’s order that 200,000 Salvadoran refugees leave the United States by September 2019 after living here legally for nearly 20 years is mean-spirited in the extreme.  More...

It turns out Bannon was Trump’s brain

Commentary

In order to prove he doesn’t have dementia, as alleged in a recent book, President Trump called a meeting with congressional leaders on Tuesday — and requested that it be televised.  Ivanka: Show them at your best, Daddy!  He t More...

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House OKs spy program after Trump tweets spark confusion

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s puzzling tweets about a key U.S. More...

US military probes video of possible shots at civilian truck

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military is investigating a video posted on an Internet website showing what appears to be a U.S. service member shooting at a civilian truck while driving in Afghanistan.  More...

Majority of Egypt’s lawmakers want president to run again

CAIRO (AP) — More than 500 of Egypt’s 596 lawmakers have signed “recommendations” supporting a re-election bid by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, even before he has formally announced his candidacy, according to news reports More...

Hunt ends for missing from Curacao boat crash; 4 known dead

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Authorities called off a search Thursday for more than two dozen people who may have been on a boat carrying migrants from crisis wracked Venezuela that crashed onto rocks on a nearby Dutch island, leaving four confirm More...

Russia dismisses Democratic US Senate report as unfounded

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin on Thursday dismissed a new report by U.S. Senate Democrats describing Russian interference in the U.S. More...

N Korea: Popularity of ‘Fire and Fury’ foretells Trump’s end

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has found good material to attack U.S. President Donald Trump: Michael Wolff’s bombshell new book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.”  More...

AP Exclusive: Pope letter details concern over Chile bishop

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The Vatican was so concerned about the fallout from Chile’s most notorious pedophile priest that it planned to ask three Chilean bishops accused of knowing about his decades-long crimes to resign and take a year&rsq More...

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