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New Alex council schedules work sessions

While very little business was conducted at Wednesday night’s New Alexandria Borough Council meeting, the group did schedule upcoming work sessions to prepare for future borough business.  A work session will be held at 6:30 p.m. More...

Supreme Court gives UPMC expedited appeal

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

General News

Some 9/11 health funds go to Pentagon, Flight 93 victims

NEW YORK (AP) — The federal 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, set up mainly to help people sickened by World Trade Center dust, has also awarded nearly $2.5 million to 10 people who were at the Pentagon or the Flight 93 crash site in Pennsylvania. More...

Experts: Unproven stem cell procedures need more oversight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials need to do more to prevent for-profit stem cell clinics from exploiting and potentially injuring patients, according to an article published in a leading medical journal.  More...

Pittsburgh police: 6-year-old’s hand shot in hail of bullets

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police have been looking for a gunman after a 6-year-old boy was shot in the hand in a hail of bullets fired at a crime-ridden public housing complex.  Police aren’t identifying the boy, but say he was in More...

Editorial

Clerk wrongly imposes her religion on the public

Rowan County, Kentucky, Clerk Kim Davis should resign. If she wishes, she can become a lay preacher. But right now, she will have to proselytize from behind bars.  Since the U.S. More...

Place victims at front of the line

If you need any more reason to wonder why the victims of crime in Pennsylvania scratch their head regarding the state’s restitution policies, consider the following: the Victim’s Witness Services Fund and Crime Victim Compensation Fund ar More...

Speak freely

Off The Wall

Did you ever wonder why so few people mention the Lord Jesus Christ in their daily conversations, yet go to Church sometimes during the day? Is it that one should mention Him while there and keep Him hush-hush outside of the building?  More...

Lifestyles

Constitution Day lecture Sept. 16 at St. Vincent

St. Vincent College Center for Political and Economic Thought of the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government will observe Constitution Day with a lecture by Dr. Gordon Lloyd at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, in the Fred M. More...

Events of Area Interest

Ligonier Valley BPW to host Hall of Famer   More...

46th Mountain Craft Days Friday, Saturday, Sunday

The 46th annual Somerset County Mountain Craft Days opens Friday, Sept. 11, for three days, bringing to life the early history of western Pennsylvania with craft demonstrations, music, entertainment, and lots of good mountain foods.  More...

Drug court to offer offenders a different avenue than prison time

Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas Judge Meagan Bilik-DeFazio has seen the same face countless times. It’s one of remorse with an underlying notion of helplessness. More...

Flight 93 visitor center ‘tells incredible story of heroism’

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Gordon Felt knew his brother was sitting directly in front of two of the terrorists who hijacked United Airlines Flight 93.  More...

Unity Township Heritage Festival set this Saturday

The Unity Township Heritage Festival began as a way to honor past supervisors and leaders in the township, along with the area’s rich coal mining history.  Today, the annual celebration helps bring old and new residents together, longtime More...

Fort Ligonier Days race set Oct. 11

Some trek to Fort Ligonier Days for the food and crafts, some enjoy the Saturday parade and others take in the battle reenactments at Fort Ligonier. More...

Local & State News

Some schools to get one-year delay in performance rating scores

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Student artists accepted for special art for Kraft Hockeyville celebration

The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art (SAMA) is still accepting student art entries for a special Art of Hockey exhibition that will be on view as part of the official Kraft Hockeyville celebration in late September.  The student-created works More...

Fatal hit-and-run in Cherry Hill Township

A pedestrian was killed Sunday while walking along a roadway and the driver of the vehicle fled the scene and is now wanted by police.  At approximately 10:37 p.m. Sunday, Sept. More...

World News

Kentucky clerk’s marriage ban disrupts town’s unspoken agreement to avoid religious debates

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Kim Tabor hates to answer the phone these days, because so often the caller starts screaming.  More...

House GOP works to derail Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative House Republicans have embarked on an eleventh-hour political maneuver to derail the Iranian nuclear deal, saying they can’t vote on it until the president coughs up copies of side deals Tehran negotiated wi More...

2 senators whose families fled Nazis support deal with Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some strident opponents of the nuclear accord with Iran are invoking memories of the Holocaust in an effort to defeat the agreement. More...

Sports

Sweeney, Trojans seek improvement heading into conference clash at MP

Tim in moral victories.  That doesn’t mean the second-year Derry Area head football coach wasn’t able to pull positives from the Trojans’ 48-point setback last Friday against defending WPIAL Class AA Interstate Conference champ More...

Last season’s struggles carry over for ’Cats, Kiski Area

For Kiski Area, the whole hasn’t been greater than the sum of its parts.  As far as Greater Latrobe goes, the numbers simply don’t add up. More...

Similar LV, Purchase Line squads to face off

Preparing for Week 1 of the football season took a little imagination from Ligonier Valley players and coaches to recreate the size and downhill style of Northern Cambria. More...

Entertainment

Florida, Louisiana win second night Miss America preliminaries

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Miss Florida won the swimsuit competition and Miss Louisiana took the talent portion of the second night of preliminaries in the Miss America pageant Wednesday night.  More...

Sam Smith sings new James Bond theme song

LONDON (AP) — The name’s Smith, Sam Smith.  The choice was shrouded in mystery and denials, but the 23-yearold British sensation has surfaced as the singer of the theme song for the new James Bond film, “Spectre.”  More...

Little Big Town, Eric Church lead 49th CMA nominations

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Little Big Town crushed it with their song “Girl Crush” and are tied with Eric Church with five nominations each at the 49th annual Country Music Association Awards.  More...

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