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Rotary Club of Kittanning provides dictionaries to local students

On behalf of the Rotary Club of Kittanning, Jodi Beers (center), who also serves as the current Executive Director of the Armstrong Community Foundation – Serving the Heart of Western Pennsylva More...

Low-interest loans available following September flooding

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — State authorities say low interest federal loans are being made available to some western Pennsylvania residents whose property was damaged during a storm last month.  The governor’s office says the U.S. More...

911 CALLS

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

JAIL REPORT

The following individuals were recently committed to the Armstrong County Jail:  * Sherry Lynn Petras, 44, for a bench warrant — failure to comply. No bond was listed;  * Clint Nathan Lineman, 31, held for court. More...

Where’s Jamal? The Saudis owe the world an answer

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Greed and grievance have become America’s new bywords

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WASHINGTON — Like many Americans struck by the liberal versus conservative political and social divides in America, I have been trying to make some sense of it all these last few tormenting weeks.  More...

BIBLE DIGEST

“But God raised him from the dead:”  (Acts 13:30 AKJV)  Jesus is alive. He is Lord of all.   More...

US increases pressure on Saudis over writer’s disappearance

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump demanded answers Wednesday from Saudi Arabia about the fate of a missing Saudi writer as lawmakers pushed for sanctions and a top Republican said the man was likely killed after entering a Saudi consulat More...

Senate Dems lose health care vote, hope it’s campaign fodder

WASHINGTON (AP) — Days after ending a turbulent Supreme Court confirmation fight, the Senate turned back to health care — with a battle squarely aimed at coloring next month’s crucial elections for control of Congress.  More...

‘Catching some hell’: Hurricane Michael slams into Florida

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Supercharged by abnormally warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle with terrifying winds of 155 mph Wednesday, splintering homes and submerging neighborhoods. More...

Attorney: Ronaldo rape report documents altered, fabricated

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo’s new Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer went on the attack Wednesday, saying documents cited in media reports about a rape claim against the soccer star were “complete fabrications” and the e More...

Limousine service operator charged in crash that killed 20

LATHAM, N.Y. More...

More than 100 pot shops set to open as Canada legalizes weed

DELTA, British Columbia (AP) — Mat Beren and his friends used to drive by the vast greenhouses of southern British Columbia and joke about how much weed they could grow there.  More...

Egyptian authorities detain son of jailed former president

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities detained the youngest son of jailed former president Mohammed Morsi on Wednesday without giving a reason, the family said, adding that they fear he’ll be held indefinitely.  More...

Israel defends actions against US student in detention

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel defended on Wednesday its handling of the case of an American graduate student held in detention at the country’s international airport for the past week over allegations that she supports a boycott against the Jew More...

Owner of truck company involved in hockey bus crash charged

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The owner of a Canadian trucking company involved in the fatal hockey team bus crash that killed 16 people has been charged.  Alberta Transportation Minister Brian Mason said Wednesday that Sukhmander Singh of Ades More...

Argentina: Former planning minister sentenced in rail crash

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A court convicted a former Argentine federal planning minister Wednesday of contributing to a deadly 2012 train crash by failing to oversee the operations of commuter railways.  More...

Ex-researcher who stole funds sentenced to play piano

NEW YORK (AP) — A former prominent neurological researcher at Yale and New York universities avoided prison time Wednesday for stealing research funds, but a judge said he must play piano for indigent elderly people in Connecticut to make amend More...

New Bethlehem man to face trial for terroristic threats

Cooper Allen waived his right to a preliminary hearing this week at Judge McCausland’s office

A New Bethlehem man will face trial at the Armstrong County Court of Common Pleas for terroristic threats, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, and harassment charges, after he allegedly pointing a gun at two individuals.  Coop More...

PENNDOT DISTRICT 10 NEWS

Overnight closure for bridge work on Route 422 and Route 28

East Franklin bridge to be replaced as part of Public-Private Partnership   Indiana, Pa. More...

Christstock 2018 gathers many worshippers

Prayer circle is held along the Allegheny River

The morning hours of the most recent Saturday were looking quite bleak.  Rain clouds looming in the atmosphere, the Allegheny looked murky and the breeze was swift & stirring.  Not the best weather for an outdoor event.  But the lo More...

POLICE REPORT

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

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News to Use

Meetings:   • The Cochran Cemetery Association will hold a monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Templeton United Methodist Church, 207 Clay St., Templeton. Discussion will include a spaghetti dinner fundraiser to be held in November. More...

ARMSTRONG COUNTY DEED TRANSFERS

Apollo Borough  • 715 ½ Armstrong Ave., bought by Nathan Rigatti, from Gerald L. Thompson, $8,000;  Bradys Bend Township  • No address provided, bought by Roena K. Conner, from R. Scott Miller, $150,000;  More...

Trump signs bills to help patients stop overpaying for drugs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Insurers will no longer be able to bar pharmacists from telling consumers when paying cash would be cheaper than using insurance for their prescriptions, as a result of bills signed Wednesday by President Donald Trump.  More...

Storm offers exposure, risk to Democrat in governor’s race

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. More...

Google’s Waze expands carpooling service throughout US

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google will begin offering its pay-to-carpool service throughout the U.S., an effort to reduce the commute-time congestion that its popular Waze navigation app is designed to avoid.  More...

Things to know: The plan to save the ailing Colorado River

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado River is ailing, afflicted by a prolonged drought and increasing demand from seven Southwestern U.S. More...

EU says Brexit deal ‘within reach’ but work remains

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator said Wednesday that an agreement on Britain’s exit “is within reach,” if negotiations make progress before a summit next week.  More...

Brazil: Mexico dragging feet on Odebrecht corruption scandal

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Across Latin America, prosecutors have been pressing charges in recent years against politicians accused of corruption in the scandal involving Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht, which admitted to paying $800 million More...

Russian suspect in UK poisoning is hero to his home village

LOYGA, Russia (AP) — As the recipient of Russia’s highest award, Alexander Mishkin is the pride of his home village, his photo even decorating a local school.  More...

Strong earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea; tsunami possible

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) — A strong earthquake has hit Papua New Guinea and raised the possibility of a tsunami.  The magnitude 7.0 quake struck Thursday morning about 118 kilometers (74 miles) east of Kimbe, West New Britain, o More...

Dow industrials sink 831 points as tech companies plunge

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks plunged Wednesday as investors ramped up their sell- and internet stocks. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 831 points, its worst loss in eight months.  More...

Coroner: Verne Troyer death suicide by alcohol intoxication

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Verne Troyer, best known for his role as Mike Myers’ comical sidekick “Mini-Me” in the “Austin Powers” movie franchise, died last April of suicide by alcohol intoxication, the Los reported Wednes More...

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