| Apr 4, 2013
| 4:30 PM
As the debate over Allentown’s proposed water and sewer lease heats up, one city council member was conspicuously absent from the board’s meeting Wednesday night. Cynthia Mota, a Democrat who has served on council since she was appointed in...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 11:40 AM
No matter where 13-year-old Trey Sturgell goes, 6-year-old Trace is almost never very far behind. He looks up to his big brother, whom he knows as Bubby
"I love him,” Trace said on a recent day.
One day last August, the brothers were...
| Jan 30, 2013
A diagnosis of hepatitis C — a stubborn virus that is a common cause of chronic liver disease — can be devastating. In 2007, it passed HIV/AIDS in annual deaths, with more than 17,000 annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control...
| Feb 13, 2013
An article in the Feb. 15, 1913, edition of The Argus reported on the culmination of a long-distance romance sparked by a meeting during a tour of Canadian gold mines.
Three thousand miles across the continent to Tacoma, Wash., Miss Ethel Patterson, of...
| Jan 9, 2013
Last week, Tammy Baldwin was sworn in as the first openly gay U. S. senator.
If you've ever had the privilege to hear Tammy Baldwin speak in person, you may hear her confess Geraldine Ferraro, who in 1984 became the first female Vice Presidential...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 8:49 AM
Legislation headed to the Michigan House could allow doctors to refuse care to patients because of "moral objections."
Senate Bill 975 passed the Senate last week along partisan lines with Republicans supporting the bill and Democrats opposing it....
| Apr 26, 2013
The cure has taken 25 years for retired Smithfield police officer, Kurt Beach. In his first week on the job, in January 1988, Beach used mouth-to-mouth resuscitation in an attempt to save the life of a baby with a bloody breathing tube. He tears up as...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 1:10 PM
The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive April 13 in honor of local resident Brian Mahon.
This event is to be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Galleria Mall in Johnstown, near Aunt Annie’s Pretzels. It is being sponsored by Our Town....
| Mar 13, 2012
| 7:35 PM
An 11-year-old boy was shot in the upper body this afternoon in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, police said.
The boy was shot near West 59th Street and South Stewart Avenue about 4 p.m., police said.
He was walking with his brother along...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 4:49 PM
Those who work in public safety consider themselves part of a brotherhood. But for the purposes of organ donation, a brother in blue may not be quite family enough, as Officer Gene Cassidy is finding out.
Cassidy was shot in the head 27 years ago in West...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 5:35 PM
Q: I feel like crying for joy, when yesterday I was just ready to cry. After battling lice for weeks, I was almost ready to take a razor to the long, brown locks that have taken me three years to grow.
Thank goodness I found the Listerine-and-vinegar...