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February 13, 2018 RSS feed / News

Democrats prepare to take turn at drawing US House districts

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Top Democratic state lawmakers said Monday they want to work with Gov. More...

POLICE REPORT

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

Oberg Industries wins 2017 Employer of the Year award

Oberg Industries, a full-service contract manufacturer of precision machined and stamped components that is headquartered in Buffalo Township, was recently honored with the 2017 Employer of the Year award in Butler County by the Tri-County Workforce More...

PennDOT honored for salt management, storage

Recognition for protecting motorists and the environment

Indiana, PA – The Wolf Administration on Monday announced that 17 Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) maintenance facilities recently received the Salt Institute’s Safe and Sustainable Snowfighting award, which recognizes More...

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Stocks power higher after a dreadful week; Dow jumps 410

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks powered higher Monday, sending the Dow Jones industrial average up 410 points, as the market clawed back more of its massive losses from the previous two weeks.  Apple jumped 4 percent and led a rally in technology c More...

Trump says ‘OK with me’ if plan to rebuild roads founders

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump sent Congress a sweeping plan Monday to rebuild the nation’s depleted roads and bridges — then immediately raised doubts about how committed he was to delivering on that campaign promise.&nbs More...

Trump announces Pittsburgharea campaign rally on Feb. 21

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s campaign says he’ll hold a rally in the Pittsburgh area next week.  More...

US wants foreign fighters in Syria to face justice at home

ROME (AP) — The United States is urging allied nations to help deal with the growing number of foreign fighters that are being held by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, saying the militants should be turned over to face justice in their More...

North Korea: US criticism of its rights shows fear of nukes

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea on Monday sharply criticized President Donald Trump for inviting a defector to attend the State of the Union address and Vice President Mike Pence for taking the father of Otto Warmbier to the Olympics, saying More...

At the #metoo Olympics, organizers confront sexual abuse

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — A Catholic nun waits eight hours each day at a folding table, ready for a call but praying nothing has happened to cause the phone to ring.  More...

US and Egypt pledge allegiance in IS fight raging in Sinai

CAIRO (AP) — The United States and Egypt on Monday reaffirmed their commitment to battle Islamic militants in the Middle East as U.S. More...

Iran MPs confirm suicide of held Iranian-Canadian professor

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian lawmakers confirmed that an Iranian-Canadian university professor killed himself while he was in custody, the semi-official ILNA news agency reported Monday.  More...

JAIL REPORT

The following were committed Monday to the Armstrong County Jail:  * Joshua Eugene Eckman, 36, of Pump Station Road, Worthington, for simple assault, strangulation, and harassment charges. More...

911 CALLS

Armstrong 911 released the following report on recent incidents:  * Kiskiminetas Township Police Department, Oklahoma Ambulance, North Apollo Fire Department and Kiskiminetas Township Fire Department No. More...

Indiana County Technology Center wins 2017 Employer of the Year award

The Indiana County Technology Center is a modern, well-equipped technical school with 37 full time and 33 part-time employees.  More...

$400 billion federal budget deal restored art of compromise

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For the first time in years, Americans saw our political system work the way it is supposed to: Both parties rediscovered the art of compromise.  The $400 billion budget deal Congress approved in the early morning Friday, just as the government More...

A new face of hope

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ROME — I left the country the other day, and the talk on Facebook ever since I logged on across the pond seems to be the new algorithms that limit the number of people you see on your newsfeed. More...

BIBLE DIGEST

“Blessed is he that considers the poor: the  LORD will deliver him in time of trouble.”  - Psalms 41:1 AKJV  God will take care of those who take care of others.   More...

News to Use

Meeting:   • The Kittanning High School class of 1952 will hold its monthly luncheon at noon Feb. 16 at Villa Rosa Restaurant, 325 S. Jefferson St., Kittanning. Members, families, and friends are welcome. More...

AP Analysis: Trump’s economic policy rooted in debt

WASHINGTON (AP) — One clear principle runs through President Donald Trump’s emerging economic policy: Debt is good.  More...

Trump threatens ‘tax’ on countries that exploit US trade

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump threatened anew Monday to impose a “reciprocal tax” on countries that he says abuse their trade relationships with the U.S., promising to release more details this week.  But White House More...

Workers comb snowy field for clues to Russian plane crash

MOSCOW (AP) — Wading through knee-deep snow, hundreds of emergency workers searched a vast field near Moscow on Monday for remains of the 71 victims from the crash of a Russian airliner, and aviation experts began deciphering the jet’s tw More...

Cyprus says Turkish warships continue to block drilling rig

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Turkey faced criticism Monday after its warships continued to impede a rig from reaching a location off Cyprus where Italian energy company Eni is scheduled to drill for gas.  More...

Tonga begins cleanup while Fiji prepares for Cyclone Gita

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Tonga began cleaning up Tuesday after a cyclone hit overnight, while some people in the nearby Pacific nation of Fiji began preparing for the storm to hit them.  More...

Ukraine deports opposition leader Saakashvili to Poland

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Opposition leader Mikheil Saakashvili was deported from Ukraine to Poland on Monday after being detained by armed, masked men at a restaurant in Kiev and rushed to the airport, Ukrainian officials and his supporters said.&n More...

Damage assessment from storm starts in American Samoa

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — Officials in American Samoa began a full assessment Monday of damage caused by tropical storm Gita over the weekend.  Lt. Gov. More...

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