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July 11, 2018 RSS feed / News

Fourth annual Fireman’s Mud Run to be held this weekend

Local volunteer fire departments to benefit from summer race, firefighters jubilee

For the fourth year in a row, the Distant Area Volunteer Fire Department is slated to host a 5K race along with events for the community this upcoming weekend.  According to Distant Area Volunteer Fire Department Treasurer, Heather Mann, events More...

Ross Vincent, environmentalist in Colorado, Louisiana, dies

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Ross Vincent, an environmentalist who worked in Colorado and Louisiana for decades, has died. More...

BIRTHDAYS

Local woman celebrates 90th   Jean (Hill) Wilson of Rural Valley is celebrating her 90th birthday today.  A surprise party was given Sunday in her honor by her son, Andy, and his wife, Sue; and her daughter, Debbie Smulik, and her husband, More...

Foresight must defeat silence in Ford City

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Attention: Ford City Borough Mayor Jeff Cogley, Ford City Borough council members and all fellow concerned citizens of the great Borough of Ford City:  More...

Mueller reveals tenuous link between Manafort charges and Trump

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It’s often been observed that special counsel Robert Mueller, assigned to investigate alleged Trump-Russia collusion in the 2016 presidential campaign, has yet to charge anyone with a crime involving Trump-Russia collusion in the 2016 president More...

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Emotions high as Kavanaugh begins fight for confirmation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh plunged into his confirmation battle Tuesday, meeting faceto face with Senate leaders in what promises to be an intense debate over abortion rights, presidential power and oth More...

Trump’s attacks on NATO raise questions about its future

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s repeated tongue lashings of NATO allies and his friendly overtures to Russian President Vladimir Putin are stirring questions at home and abroad about Trump’s commitment to an Atlantic alli More...

Gang-rapes, lynchings: UN tallies latest South Sudan abuses

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Sudan government troops and allied fighters killed at least 232 civilians in a five-week period this year, hanging some people from trees and burning others alive, according to a United Nations report released Tuesday. More...

‘Everyone is Safe’: Daring rescue of Thai soccer team ends

MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — “Everyone is safe.” With those three words posted on Facebook the daring rescue mission to extricate 12 boys and their soccer coach from the treacherous confines of a flooded cave in Thailand came to a close More...

UK prime minister seeks to stem Cabinet exodus over Brexit

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May insisted Tuesday that her plan to retain close ties with the European Union “absolutely keeps faith” with voters’ decision to leave the bloc, as she tried to restore government More...

Erie’s Presque Isle Lighthouse draws crowds

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Talk show host, politician Barbara Carlson dies at 80

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Barbara Carlson, a former radio talk show host with a bold, unfiltered personality, has died at the age of 80.  More...

Ford City secretary offers updates on borough activities

Ford City Borough Secretary Lisa Bittner recently offered an update on upcoming borough activities during the borough council meeting Monday. She said street sweeping will take place July 12. More...

911 CALLS

Armstrong County 911 released the following report on recent incidents:  * Manor Township Police Department, Ford City Ambulance, Manor Township Fire Co., Ford City Hose Co. No. 1 and Ford Cliff Fire Co. More...

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BIBLE DIGEST

“The next day John sees Jesus coming to him, and said, Behold the Lamb of God, which takes away the sin of the world.”  - John 1:29 AKJV  Jesus died to be the sacrifice for our sins. Have you given your life to Him?   More...

News to Use

Meetings:  * The Kittanning High School class of 1951 will hold its monthly luncheon at 12:30 p.m. July 11, at the Villa Restaurant on the Cadogan/Slate Lick Road. More...

Kavanaugh’s views on presidential powers could be flashpoint

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s past writings that a president should not be distracted by lawsuits and investigations could become a flashpoint in what’s already shaping up to be a contentious confirmation More...

Trump lands in Europe, says Putin ‘easiest’ of his meetings

BRUSSELS (AP) — With Europe’s wary eyes upon him, President Donald Trump launched a weeklong trip there on Tuesday with harsh criticism for NATO allies and predicted the “easiest” leg of his journey would be his scheduled sit- More...

Israeli company plans lunar landing next year

YEHUD, Israel (AP) — An Israeli organization said Tuesday that it hopes to become the first non-governmental entity to land a spacecraft on the moon when it attempts to launch a module later this year.  More...

As German neo-Nazi trial ends, families demand more answers

MUNICH (AP) — Families of the people killed by a neo-Nazi group that sought to terrorize migrants in Germany called Tuesday for an investigation to continue even as the trial of group’s only known surviving member and four supporters draw More...

Tesla announces deal for Shanghai factory, first outside the United States

BEIJING (AP) — Electric car producer Tesla will build its first factory outside the United States in Shanghai under an agreement signed Tuesday, becoming the first wholly foreign-owned automaker in China.  More...

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