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December 5, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Green Party taking bid for election recount to federal court

HARRISBURG (AP) — Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein is taking her bid for a statewide recount of Pennsylvania’s Nov. More...

News

Post-election Pitt course stresses civil discourse

PITTSBURGH (AP) — In an age of Internet trolls, Twitter shaming, fake news and TV talking heads who shout each other down, discourse in America seems anything but civil.  More...

A glimpse into the past...

The Alexander Hotel received it’s name through the owner Alexander Reynolds who purchased the one time mansion of John Gilpin. This is supposed to be the sight of the Old Fort. More...

Mummers seek inclusive tone after insensitive displays

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Organizers of the Mummers Parade are hopeful that cultural education efforts will help the city’s annual New Year’s celebration be more respectful and inclusive following a string of racially and ethnically offen More...

Sports

Steelers’ defense leads way in 24-14 victory

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers ended the New York Giants’ winning streak with a familiar formula.  Ben Roethlisberger passed for 289 yards and two touchdowns, Le’Veon Bell rolled up 182 yards of total offense, and Pi More...

Playoff picks came down to Washington vs. Penn State

Conference championships matter. Head-to-head matters. Strength of schedule matters. More...

Shooting and battling triggering Kessel’s play

The previous time this season that Phil Kessel played on a line with Evgeni Malkin, things did not go terribly well. More...

County offers electronics recycling

No easy answers on TV disposal problems

For those expecting electronic holiday gifts, some thought will eventually need to be given to getting rid of old, unwanted devices.  The joy of having that shiny, new gadget may give way to frustration in January when consumers start looking f More...

Commissioners hear yearly update on Fair Housing Act

Program designed to protect home purchasers, renters

During last Thursday’s meeting of the Armstrong County Commissioners, a refresher was given on the Fair Housing Act.  Carmen Johnson, assistant director for Planning and Development, addressed Commissioners Pat Fabian, Jason Renshaw and Ge More...

Obituaries

Alberta R. Beardsley

FREEPORT

Alberta R. Beardsley, age 70, of Freeport died on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at UPMC Presbyterian. She was born on March 15, 1946, in Allegan, Michigan, the daughter of the late Warren Ernest and Clara (Graham) Beardsley. More...

Claire E. Hindley

SAXONBURG

Claire E. Hindley, 81 of Saxonburg passed away on Sun day, Dec. 4, 2016, at the Good Samaritan Hospice. Born on Aug. 26, 1935, in Kittanning, she was the daughter of the late William Bundy and Mildred (Claypoole) Bundy. More...

Constantino Machado Sr.

RURAL VALLEY

Constantino Machado,Sr., 86, of Rural Valley, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at the at his residence.  He was born on Aug. 20, 1930, to Antonio Domingos and Ana Constantina (De Lemos) Machado in San Jorge, Acores, Portugal. More...

Arts and Entertainment

ON THIS DATE

In 1933, the era of alcohol prohibition ended as Utah became the 36th state to ratify the 21st Amendment.  In 1955, Martin Luther King Jr., E.D. Dixon, Rosa Parks and other activists launched an organized bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama. More...

Pennsylvania Lottery

Pick 2 Day: 9-3 Night: 2-6 Pick 3 Day: 9-1-8 Night: 7-6-8 Pick More...

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