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August 10, 2018 RSS feed / News

Monthly drug coalition meeting warns about dangers of ‘vaping’

Electronic tobacco devices revealed to be a rising concern amongst teenagers

The monthly Armstrong County Drug-Free Communities meeting was held Thursday, during which speaker Becky Kishlock, an official representing the nonprofit Breathe Pennsylvania, was invited as the top-of-the-hour speaker.  More...

Apollo Borough woman charged with crashing vehicle into residence

An Apollo Borough woman has been charged with crashing a vehicle into a Kiskiminetas Township residence.  In the July 28 edition of the Leader Times, it was reported that at 6:28 p.m. More...

JAIL REPORT

The following individuals were recently committed to the Armstrong County Jail:  * James Joseph Brunner, 31, for charges including overnight accommodations, criminal trespass, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, burglary, and fa More...

MARRIAGE LICENSES

The following filed for marriage licenses in the Armstrong County Courthouse:  * James Criner and Ethel Criner, both of Brackenridge;  * Jeffrey Linnon and Sonja Myers, both of Kittanning;  * Karl Kestner and Andrea Bureau, both of Kit More...

Diocese of Greensburg posts progress update on protection of children

Editorial

The Diocese of Greensburg has posted its “2018 Progress Update on Protection of Children: Higher Standards of Today’s Catholic Church” to the Diocesan newly updated website: dioceseofgreensburg.org.  This Diocese of Greensburg More...

The legislator and the Twitter trolls

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BIBLE DIGEST

“You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and stayed not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. More...

News to Use

Meetings:   * The Kittanning High School Class of 1947 will meet for its monthly get-together at noon Aug. 10, at Kings Family restaurant, Hilltop Plaza, West Kittanning. All members, spouses, and friends are welcome.  More...

Dems pounce on GOP lawmaker’s downfall, blast ‘cesspool’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are jumping on a Republican congressman’s insider trading indictment to decry a culture of corruption they say President Donald Trump has fostered, a theme they hope will help them seize congressional control i More...

4 days after Indonesia quake, injured struggling for help

KAYANGAN, Indonesia (AP) — Falling rubble instantly paralyzed Mary Andoni from the waist down when Indonesia was shaken by one of its deadliest earthquakes in years. But there was nobody in her destroyed village to get her the help she needed. More...

France: 1,600 evacuated as flash floods threaten camp sites

PARIS (AP) — Hundreds of rescuers backed by helicopters evacuated about 1,600 people, most of them campers, in three regions of southern France where heavy rain caused flash flooding and transformed rivers and streams into torrents, the interio More...

Scenic mural celebrating Kittanning unveiled by local artist

Georgie Shoop, a 2014 graduate of the former Kittanning High School, painted piece to represent the four changing seasons

When Georgie Shoop, 22, began painting a mural commemorating Kittanning’s picturesque natural beauty in January, she said she felt “honored” and “excited” to create something that represented her hometown.  More...

Commission offers update on deadly Gilpin boating accident

A Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission official on Thursday updated the Leader Times regarding an ongoing investigation into what caused a fatal boating accident Sunday in Gilpin Township.  More...

Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle dies after long cancer battle

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — With a contagious smile, a sense of humor and a deep determination to keep playing golf, Jarrod Lyle endeared himself to people around the world during a long struggle against cancer.  More...

POLICE REPORT

Pennsylvania State Police issued the following report on the recent, alleged incident:  More...

PennDOT unveils plan to upgrade guide rail, end treatments

Harrisburg, PA – In line with changing federal standards for guiderail and guiderail end treatments, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced a new longrange plan to upgrade these devices across the roughly 40,000 More...

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Kavanaugh’s Bush White House role emerges in new documents

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first documents from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s time in George W. More...

Hamas says Gaza cease-fire reached with Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — Gaza’s Hamas rulers said late Thursday that a truce had been reached with Israel, ending an intense two-day burst of violence that had pushed the region closer to war. More...

Zimbabwe opposition leader charged after asylum bid fails

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Senior Zimbabwean opposition figure Tendai Biti on Thursday was charged with inciting public violence and declaring unofficial election results as fears grew about a government crackdown following the disputed July 30 el More...

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