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Police: Escaped Armstrong County inmate armed, dangerous homicide suspect

By Brigid Beatty
An escaped inmate at the center of a police manhunt is suspected of killing a friend and stealing a truck from her Rayburn home after walking away from the Armstrong County Jail on Thursday morning. Robert Edward Crissman, 38, is being ...

Paradise Park Rib Fest reviving legendary stage in Cowansville

By Brigid Beatty
1581 Route 268, Cowansville, PA. ...

44th Folk Festival off to bustling start in Kittanning

By Brigid Beatty
Kittanning’s Riverfront Park bustled with activity as more than 140 craft and food vendors readied their wares Thursday in the hours leading up to the ...

Worker injured when excavator backs over him in Kittanning

By Brad Pedersen
A man working on a road crew on Market Street in Kittanning was severely injured and flown to Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh because an excavator backed over him Thursday morning. The excavator driver was looking for oncoming traffic and didn’t ...

Kittanning road work a dusty backdrop to sidewalk sales, festival

By Brad Pedersen
Downtown business owners are hoping torn up sidewalks and gas line replacements won’t discourage shoppers from coming to early morning sidewalk sales along Market Street ...

Armstrong reaches out for opinions about how to use closed schools

By Brad Pedersen
An online survey will seek the public’s opinions about how to use three closed schools in Kittanning and Ford City. “The buildings are big, so there are a lot of possibilities for each one,” Armstrong School Board President Joe Close said. ...

South Buffalo airport gets Armstrong County funding for study

By Brad Pedersen
A small, private airport northeast of Freeport received a public boost Tuesday that Armstrong County officials hope will one day pay off in improvements to ...

Explosive second day at Camp Cadet in Manor

By Brigid Beatty
The 41st Armstrong County Camp Cadet program started its second day with a bang. Cadets, who range in age from 12 to 15, are attending the ...

Kittanning 5K raising money for Habitat for Humanity

By Brad Pedersen
Helping hands and running feet are needed Saturday for the fifth annual Raise the Roof 5K in Kittanning. Habitat for Humanity of Armstrong County, sponsor of the event, is looking for runners and volunteers to help during the race that starts ...

Ownerless emu finds ‘buddy’ at new Greensburg home

By Brad Pedersen
No one has claimed an emu that was running loose in Parks last week, so the big bird will likely spend the rest of its ...

Rural Valley judge hanging up robes after 34 years on the bench

By Brad Pedersen
District Judge Samuel Goldstrohm is retiring Friday after 34 years on the bench in Rural Valley. “I can honestly say there hasn’t been a day when ...

Plea withdrawals made harder by Pennsylvania Supreme Court

By Brigid Beatty
A recent state Supreme Court decision is expected to make it more difficult for a defendant to withdraw a guilty plea before sentencing. “The law is still the same — it’s just been tweaked,” Armstrong County President Judge Kenneth Valasek ...

Natural gas fueling station opens in East Franklin

By Brigid Beatty
An Armstrong County oil and gas producer is keeping pace with a growing trend in the alternative fuel industry with its recent opening of a ...

Manor family parting with WWII memorabilia at estate sale

By Brad Pedersen
A widow from Manor is putting half of her family’s large World War II memorabilia collection — some of which is on loan to the ...

Lab Fest in Parks a family reunion of a different sort

By Brigid Beatty
A Parks canine reunion Sunday will set a lot of tails wagging when more than 20 puppies return home to meet their Labrador parents. Audrey Thomas ...

Newest council member aims to make Ford City ‘best it can be’

By Julie E. Martin
Ford City’s newest council member is a borough native who wants to make her home “the best that it can be.” “I don’t have all the ...

5K in Bethel to benefit group that offers horse rides to disabled children

By Brad Pedersen
Members of a nonprofit will crawl, walk and run Saturday so that children with disabilities have the chance to take a therapeutic ride on a horse. The Fort Armstrong Horseman’s Association is hosting the Crooked Creek Crawl, Walk or Run 5K ...

Float for non-motorized craft organized on Allegheny River

By Julie E. Martin
The Allegheny River Development Corporation will get a little help from its river-loving friends Saturday. The Templeton/Adrian Floatation Awareness River Rafting Day has joined forces with the nonprofit that established a public-private partnership to pay for lock operations on the river ...

Amateur singers have time to sign up for Festival Idol at Fort Armstrong Folk Festival

By Brigid Beatty
There’s still time for amateur singers to sign up to compete in the fourth annual Festival Idol next week in Kittanning during the first day of the Fort Armstrong Folk Festival. “But people shouldn’t wait,” said Paul Wright, Festival Idol ...

Expect delays on Route 422 in Manor two days next week

By Brad Pedersen
Motorists can expect delays on Route 422 in Manor for two nights next week when the highway is closed in 15-minute intervals going in both directions while work to replace a bridge is done. The closures will be from  7 p.m. ...

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