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The Last 30 Stories Posted
  • Covington City Schools Closed For Parent Teacher Conferences Monday
    Covington City Public Schools will be closed on Monday, September 23, 2019, for parent/teacher conference day. Schools will reopen on schedule on Tuesday, September 24, 2019.
  • Blair Co. to Pay Six Figures for New Ballots
    According to a release, Blair County is expected to be charged by a Pittsburgh Company, almost $144,000 to print and supply ballots for seven elections, starting in November when the voter-verifiable paper record voting system is introduced. The William Penn Printing Co. submitted the only bid in response to the county’s advertisement for the printed […]
  • Gov. Wolf Calls for Folmer’s Resignation
    Gov. Tom Wolf called for the resignation of a Pennsylvania state lawmaker who is facing child pornography possession charges after authorities received a tip from an online social media provider that a user had uploaded an image on its service. Wolf said in a brief statement Wednesday that the charges against Republican Sen. Mike Folmer […]
  • Tennessee Film Night
    Don’t miss the final Tennessee Film Night featuring films made in East Tennessee. It’s set for downtown Johnson City on Tuesday, Sept. 24th. The films will be shown outdoors beginning at 8 p.m. at the Atlantic Ale House and are made by ETSU students, especially those in the Radio/TV/Film program in the university’s Department of […]
  • The Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
    The Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion is set for September 20th through the 22nd on State Street in Historic Downtown Bristol. The festival is an electrifying music experience that features the very best roots music. Held annually the third weekend in September, the three-day music is amped to the beat of Appalachia’s past, present, and […]
  • Collective Whimsey
    Jonesborough’s Mary B. Martin Program for the Arts and the McKinney Center are pleased to present “Collective Whimsey”, featuring the original artworks of artists Aleta Chandler and Lauren Anderson in exhibition running through September 20th. Chandler first fell in love with clay while watching a demonstration of a potter at Dollywood theme park when she […]
  • Northwestern Energy working to get ahead of ‘poop pile up’ problem in rural Montana before winter hits
    Northwestern Energy is working to get ahead of a ‘poop pile up’ problem in rural Montana before winter hits. Northwestern officials say once the cold weather settles in, so do thousands of ravens who will roost on the lines resulting in a buildup of bird droppings, which can cause power outages. Crews say they will […]
  • Crews greeted with 60 foot flames at Pacific Steel and Recycling fire in Kallispell
    Crews responding to reports of a fire were greeted with 60 foot flames at Pacific Steel and Recycling in Kalispell early Tuesday morning. Evergreen Fire officials told MTN News that when firefighters arrived they found several vehicles burning. Crews battled the blaze for more than an hour and said three nearby homes off U.S. Highway […]
  • Ricky Skaggs
    Enjoy a night of Bluegrass with Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder on Saturday, October 5th at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Greeneville. A life full of music…that’s the story of Ricky Skaggs, who figured prominently in the Ken Burns documentary Country Music. Ricky struck his first chords on a mandolin over 50 years ago, […]
  • Lawsuit over Tahoe gondola filed
    A lawsuit seeks to try to stop construction of a gondola through a national forest in Lake Tahoe. Conservationists are asking a Placer County judge to stop the project because they claim it will destroy the natural landscape of the Sierra and endanger habitats for a rare, federally protected frog. The gondola aims to transport […]
  • Renowned pilot Mike Patey was in cock-pit during small crash in high winds
    Well-known pilot Mike Patey was in the cockpit when a small plane crashed during take-off at the Reno-Stead Airport Monday. High winds rolled the plane just moments after it left the ground, Patey who wasn’t hurt called it on YouTube “one of the worst days of his life.”
    The GM strike hits home! About 90 Martinsburg United Auto Workers were seen walking the picket line Tuesday, along GM Access Road on Day 2 of a nationwide strike against General Motors. According to reps of the local UAW, the strike is being held to make sure that all workers are being treated fairly and […]
    U.S. Attorney Bill Powell is encouraging high school students across the state, to spread the message of the dangers of drugs by holding a public service announcement contest. The contest is open to all high schools in West Virginia, and is a chance for the students to write, act, and produce in their own television […]
    A man from Virginia is facing federal charges in Martinsburg for falsely altering his military discharge papers. 56 year old Jon Williams, of Richmond, Virginia, faces one count of “Altered Army Discharge Certificate.” Williams is accused of having a falsely altered discharge certificate, claiming he was awarded a Silver Star, two Purple Hearts, and two […]
    Another warning today from Rappahannock Electric Cooperative… urging members to be alert for phone calls from scammers who claim to be from REC stating that accounts are overdue. They say if you receive a suspicious call, keep this in mind… REC does not use collection agencies to contact members by phone. Employees from REC do […]
    The Canadian government ran a $14-billion deficit in the most recent fiscal year… marking the third year in a row Ottawa has posted a financial shortfall of more than$10 billion. The deficit for the most recent fiscal year that ended March 31st however…. according to figures just released… was $900 million smaller than the government […]
    The International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board says they will assist next month, with the fall boat haul-out…. by increasing water levels on Lake St. Lawrence. The higher water will make it easier for marinas and shoreline property owners with docks to do what is necessary for haul-out . The approximately 48-hour window of opportunity […]
    Toronto businessman turned swindler… 56 year old Steven Nowack… was sentenced to nine years in prison after being found guilty of 12 counts of fraud over $5,000. The judge also ordered the now convicted scam artist to pay his victims nearly $15.7 million within three years of his release from prison. After being given credit […]
    If you own property in the town of Bellmont, brace for a tax increase. Under the terms of the tentative 2020 town budget that have been released this week, taxes in the Town Of Belmont will likely be going up by about 2% next year, but the exact amount has not yet been finalized. Total […]
    A North Country town justice has resigned after being accused of sharing an image of a noose on Facebook along with a highly edited version and very unofficial version of a campaign slogan used by President Donald Trump. 29 year old Kyle Canning was a town justice for Altona in Clinton County… having held the […]
    State and local officials gathered at Bemidji State on Monday to commemorate the groundbreaking of the new Hagg-Sauer Hall. The former Hagg-Sauer building was recently torn down, and plans now call to replace it with a new, smaller version. The university plans to complete construction on the new building within the next year. They say […]
    A crash in Baker City resulted in a drug arrest. A search of the vehicle driven by 29-year-old Colvin Cutshall III turned up drugs and drug paraphernalia. Cutshall was arrested and charged with Possession of Methamphetamine. He also had a Prior Felony Conviction.
    A surgeon who has already been accused of mishandling surgeries in Missouri, has now been banned from the operating room of the Wichita Veteran Affairs hospital. The Department Of Veteran Affair’s banned urologist Christel Wambi-Kiesse from doing surgeries at the Robert Dole VA Medical Center in Wichita after learning he faced disciplinary action in Missouri. […]
  • Naming the New Elephant
    The Louisville Zoo welcomed an African elephant calf at the Kentucky facility six weeks ago, but he still needs a name.The zoo is holding a contest and is seeking name suggestions for the male elephant through Sept. 29. Elephant zoo keepers will choose the finalists, and voting will be held online and at the zoo […]
  • FWP asking everyone to be bear aware this coming fall
    HELENA – The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) are asking everyone to be bear aware this coming fall. You may be greeted by a grizzly if you’re out and about in the western half of the state, and FWP officials recommend you be prepared by carrying bear spray. Homeowners are also advised to make […]
  • Flu season is quickly approaching
    HELENA – Flu season is quickly approaching, and the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) say the best defense is a flu shot. Stillwater Billings Clinic Community Health has already reported a confirmed case of Influenza Type A in Montana this month. DPHHS recommends people have their sot by the end of […]
  • 46th Annual Autumn Daze Festival kicks off this week in downtown Branson
    The 46th Annual Autumn Daze Festival kicks off this week in downtown Branson. Dozens of vendors will set up beginning Thursdsy (Sept. 19), at the FREE family friendly event, featuring one of a kind handcrafted items and décor, as well live entertainment from the area’s most popular local performers, and even a few Branson celebrities […]
  • Branson Park Board looking for new members
    The Branson Park Board is looking for new members. Applications are being accepted to fill an unexpired term until 2020, and another until June 2021, on the ten member board, by which the mayor appoints members with approval by the Board of Aldermen. The deadline for applications is September 30th, a press release states. Contact […]
  • New affordable housing in Branson gets initial approval
    The Branson Board of Aldermen recently gave initial approval to two more affordable housing developments. The Cottages at Oak Creek development is planned to have about 48 residential townhome units and would be located on Wildwood Drive. And a workforce housing subdivision called called The Overlook would be built off Green Mountain Drive south of […]
  • Staff and students are grieving after Monett Middle School student apparently took his own life
    MONETT, Mo. — Staff and students are grieving after a Monett Middle School student died on high school property of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Superintendent Russ Moreland says the body of an eighth-grade student who didn’t show up to school Monday was discovered in a field north of Monett High School, where the band and […]