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September 14, 2018 RSS feed / News

Church evacuation discussed during West Kittanning meeting

Matter broached by the Rev. Larry Edwards, pastor of the local place of worship, in case of an active shooter scenario

It is an unfortunate, yet, all-too realistic reality for the Rev. Larry Edwards.  More...

Electrical power; spiritual power

At my grandmother’s house when I was a kid these metal things were sticking out of the walls.  The large living room had two protruding from each wall.  The smaller bedrooms had only one in the entire room.  I would come to learn More...

Publishing company sells assets, including Observer-Reporter

WASHINGTON, Pa. More...

MARRIAGE LICENSES

The following filed for mar- riage licenses in the Armstrong County Courthouse:  *Tyler Weyandt and Brandy Spiering, both of Waldorf, Md.;  *Don Corson and Susan Murphy, both of Cadogan;  *Bradley Croyle and Bethany Campbell, both of K More...

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Trump falsely says Democrats inflated Puerto Rico death toll

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday rejected the official conclusion that nearly 3,000 people died in Puerto Rico from last year’s Hurricane Maria, arguing without evidence that the number was wrong and calling it a plot More...

WHAT’S HAPPENING:

Florence begins to batter Carolina coast

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Florence is at the doorstep of North and South Carolina, and she’s not going away anytime soon. More...

Philippines starts massive evacuations as huge typhoon nears

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine authorities began evacuating thousands of people Thursday from the path of the most powerful typhoon this year, closing schools, readying bulldozers for landslides and placing rescuers and troops on full al More...

Eurovision says Tel Aviv will host 2019 song contest

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Eurovision Song Contest announced Thursday that next year’s competition will be held in Tel Aviv, clearing up some of the political controversy surrounding Israel’s hosting of the 2019 competition.  More...

Iranians attend funeral for soldiers killed in Iran-Iraq war

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Thousands of Iranians attended a massive funeral for 135 soldiers on Thursday, 30 years after the end of the 1980s war between Iran and Iraq.  More...

Pope OKs probe into US bishop as he meets with US delegation

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis accepted the resignation of a U.S. bishop Thursday and authorized an investigation into allegations he sexually harassed adults, adding awkward drama to an audience with U.S. More...

Putin attends Russia-China war games

TSUGOL FIRING RANGE, Russia (AP) — President Vladimir Putin on Thursday attended Russia’s biggest-ever war games, which involved some 300,000 troops as well as a significant contingent of Chinese forces.  More...

Annual ‘Youth Field Day’ to return Saturday

The event promises a variety of outdoor activities for the family to enjoy

The annual “Youth Field Day,” a free event for ages 8-15, will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Commonwealth reacts with support to oncoming Hurricane Florence

Gov. Wolf announces deployment of National Guard, state Fish and Boat Commission personnel, and aircraft

Harrisburg, PA – Gov. More...

JAIL REPORT

The following individuals were recently committed to the Armstrong County Jail:  * Nicholas Anthony Halzle, 37, for failure to appear. No bond was listed;  * Amy Jean Erdley-Smith, 50, for a violation of probation/ parole. More...

Low-key US Senate race makes way into Philadelphia-area TV

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The first TV ad of this year’s low-key U.S. Senate campaign in Pennsylvania is now on screens in the state’s biggest media market of Philadelphia.  More...

Evacuating for a big hurricane — just do it

Editorial

As Hurricane Florence approached, the ever-present survival question remained for residents in her path: Evacuate, or not?  In Miami-Dade, some may be forgetting that sometimes it’s best to flee from a storm.  More...

Everyone’s urinating on the dossier now

Commentary

I was minding my own business reading about Bob Woodward, the GREATEST INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER IN THE HISTORY OF OUR REPUBLIC (as he will be the first to tell you), and came across this bit of genius from his book. More...

BIBLE DIGEST

“The thief comes not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”  (John 10:10 AKJV)   More...

Sentences

The following is a list of criminal cases for which sentences were administered by the Armstrong County Court of Common Pleas. Unless otherwise noted, court costs and supervision fees are to be paid by the defendant:  More...

US blacklists NKorean-controlled IT firms in China, Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration blacklisted two North Korean controlled information technology companies based in China and Russia on Thursday as it pushed for progress by Kim Jong Un’s government on denuclearization.  More...

Congress passes spending deal, bids to avert gov’t shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — As a potentially catastrophic hurricane takes aim at the Carolinas, Congress is trying to head off a legislative disaster that could lead to a partial government shutdown weeks before the November elections.  More...

Suu Kyi says handling of Rohingya could have been better

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — In the face of global condemnation, Myanmar’s leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday said that the handling of Rohingya Muslims, 700,000 of whom have fled to Bangladesh amid a brutal milit More...

Leaders laud ex-UN chief Kofi Annan at Ghana state funeral

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — United in sorrow, world leaders and international dignitaries came to Ghana to pay their last respects to the late United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan who was honored with a state funeral Thursday, as many lauded him More...

Russian suspects in poisoning: We were in UK as tourists

MOSCOW (AP) — The two Russian men spun an unlikely tale of hapless tourists defeated by grim British weather: They traveled more than 1,000 miles to see England’s famed Salisbury Cathedral but were turned back by slush and snow, then retu More...

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