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May 16, 2018 RSS feed / News

Rain storms cause multiple downed lines

Rainstorms and wind were the cause of numerous downed power lines Tuesday throughout Armstrong County, including a tree, which fell into power lines, around 4 p.m. More...

Kittanning Township residents celebrate mutual birthday

Randy Newmyer, 70, and Audrey Drumm, 90, both of Kittanning Township, celebrated their mutual birthday of May 15 with friends and family in Kittanning Township, on May 12. More...

JAIL REPORT

The following individual was committed recently to the Armstrong County Jail:  * Perry Bell, 50, on charges of simple assault, harassment and public drunkenness. Bond was set at $5,000;  * George Andrew Dorsey, 46. He was held for court. More...

Embassy move has damaged peace process

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The relocation of the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on Monday may have fulfilled a campaign promise made by Donald J. More...

In Middle East imbroglio, U.S. itches for another war

Commentary

WASHINGTON — As I observe the results of President Trump’s pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal, my thoughts inevitably go back to the days when it all began.  More...

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US firms seek tariff relief as US and China try to mend rift

WASHINGTON (AP) — Corporate America is seeking relief from President Donald Trump’s threatened tariffs on at least $50 billion in Chinese goods as negotiators seek to prevent a trade war between the world’s two biggest economies.&nb More...

Judge: Special counsel had authority to prosecute Manafort

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge in Washington ruled Tuesday that special counsel Robert Mueller was working within his authority when he brought charges against President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman.  More...

Trump pick for vice chair pledges support for key Fed goals

WASHINGTON (AP) — Richard Clarida, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the No. More...

Gaza hospitals struggle to cope with high casualty toll

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Patients with gunshot wounds filled wards and hallways in Gaza’s under-equipped and overwhelmed main hospital Tuesday, with dozens still waiting in line for surgery a day after Israeli soldiers shot and killed More...

CORRECTION

Ford City Borough will be required to put up a 30 percent match for a $339,840 multimodal grant from the Commonwealth Financing Authority for the purpose of installing wheelchair accessible sidewalk ramps. More...

Wagner wins GOP gubernatorial nod; Barletta to take on Casey

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Republicans picked a tough-talking state senator and a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump to be their party’s nominees for governor and U.S. More...

911 CALLS

Armstrong County 911 released the following report on recent incidents:  More...

Open house to mark Elderton man’s 100th birthday

Victor E. Schall of Elderton, will celebrate his 100th birthday on May 21.  His family will honor him with an open house from 2-4:30 p.m. May 19 at the Elderton Presbyterian Church, 115 N. Main St. More...

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BIBLE DIGEST

“But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all your works.”  (Psalms 73:28 AKJV)  Take the time to draw near to the Lord. It is well worth it.   More...

News to Use

Meeting:   • The Kittanning High School class of 1952 will hold its monthly luncheon at noon May 18 at Villa Rosa Restaurant, 325 S. Jefferson St., Kittanning. Members, families and friends are welcome. More...

CIA nominee toughens interrogation stance, picks up support

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s CIA nominee appeared to be on a path toward confirmation as she picked up support from key Democrats Tuesday and toughened her public stance against harsh interrogation.  More...

US intensifies pressure on Iran, sanctioning central banker

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States intensified its financial pressure on Iran Tuesday, slapping anti-terror sanctions on the head of its central bank and barring anyone around the world from doing business with him. More...

US retail sales up solid 0.3 pct. in April in hopeful sign

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales rose at a solid pace in April, a sign that consumers may be rebounding from weak spending earlier this year and driving stronger economic growth. More...

SKorea news agency: NKorea threatens to cancel US summit

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea canceled a high-level meeting Wednesday with South Korea and threatened also to call off a historic summit planned next month with the United States due to ongoing military exercises between the South and t More...

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