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Area dancers to perform in annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

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General News

US startup challenges Japan to giant robot battle

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — They’ve been popularized in movies, television and video games, but giant fighting robots still haven’t left the realm of science fiction. That will soon change.  More...

US adds foreign students, but few Americans study abroad

BOSTON (AP) — The number of international students studying at U.S. colleges increased by 10 percent last year, marking the largest single-year gain in 35 years, according to new federal data. More...

Truck crash that killed teen girl claims 2nd life

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Sports

Rams rush by Mount Union in district playoff quarterfinals

A funny thing happened when Ligonier Valley hosted Mount Union in a District 6 Class AA quarterfinal-round playoff game at Weller Field Saturday night.  The clash was supposed to feature the bruising run offense of Mount Union countered by the f More...

SVC can’t make enough plays against Bethany (W.Va.)

A missed extra point. A pair of interceptions that were sure things…until they weren’t. A fumble at the perhaps the worst possible time. In other words, there wasn’t just one thing that contributed to St. More...

Running with the Rams, Bearcats

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Lifestyles

Area students named to spring 2015 dean’s list at IUP

Indiana University of Pennsylvania Friday released the names of students from Westmoreland and Indiana counties who attained the spring 2015 dean's list at IUP.  Students achieve IUP dean's list status when they are full-time (12 or more credits More...

Fred Rogers Center names Early Career Research Fellow

Dr. Kathleen “Katie” A. Paciga has been named Early Career Research Fellow at the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at St. Vincent College, it was announced by executive director, Rick Fernandes.  More...

Holiday show auditions Nov. 22

Olde Main will hold community auditions for its production of “A Christmas Cabaret.”  The tryouts will be held 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, at the Olde Main building, 350 Main St., Latrobe.  Ages 7 to adult are welcome.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Woman leads police on chase, slips out of handcuffs More...

Local jump ropers preparing for Thanksgiving TV parade

If you are walking around Ligonier and hear clicks, clacks and the tapping of feet racing towards you, don’t fret. It’s just members of the HT High Flyers jump rope squad gearing up for their part in a big show.  More...

A ‘Bang Bang’ benefit for Paris

Mourning the recent events in Paris, the young cast of the Cabaret Theatre/Latrobe Art Center production of the one-act “Bang Bang You’re Dead” has decided to perform the drama twice more to raise money for the Croix-Rouge Francaise More...

Saint-Gobain celebrating 350th anniversary

Created in 1665 by King Louis XIV and Jean-Baptiste Colbert, Saint-Gobain, which is celebrating its 350th anniversary this year, has grown into an international group that today is present in 64 countries, including Saint-Gobain Ceramic Materials at More...

Local & State News

AP survey: Clinton is Pennsylvania superdelegates’ favorite

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Wolf: No known threat to Pennsylvania, but vigilance urged

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf is asking Pennsylvania residents to be vigilant and report suspicious activity following the Paris terror attacks but says “there remains no known imminent threat” to the commonwealth.  More...

Scores gather for Pa. vigils for Paris victims

(AP) — Scores of people joined together in vigils around Pennsylvania to remember the victims of the Paris attacks and show support for residents of France.  More...

World News

France carries out raids, names 2 more potential attackers

PARIS (AP) - French police raided more than 150 locations overnight as authorities released the names of two more potential suicide bombers involved in the Paris attacks- one born in Syria, the other a Frenchman wanted as part of a terrorism investig More...

World leaders pressed for response to Paris attacks

ANTALYA, Turkey (AP) - Pressed for a strong response to the Islamic State group’s assault on Paris, the world’s top industrial and developing nations are set to outline their coordinated response to what President Barack Obama has describ More...

Paris attacks deepen GOP opposition to Syrian refugee influx

WASHINGTON (AP) - The deadly Paris attacks have intensified Republican opposition to letting thousands of Syrian refugees come to the United States.  More...

Health

Area caregiver chosen for 2015 PHCA Hero Award

Terri Geary, director of nursing at Greensburg Care Center, has been honored with a statewide award for the positive impact she has on the lives of facility residents, their families and her colleagues while working at Laurel- Wood Care Center in Joh More...

VA considering PTSD as factor in discharges

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Von Wiggins laughed at the small troubles he got into back in his Army days. More...

Obesity still rising among U.S. adults, women overtake men

NEW YORK (AP) — Obesity is still rising among American adults, despite more than a decade of public-awareness campaigns and other efforts to get people to watch their weight, and women have now overtaken men in the obese category, new government rese More...

Entertainment

‘Spectre’ stays on top with $35.4M; ‘Peanuts’ with $24.2M

NEW YORK (AP) — The box-office duo of James Bond and Charlie Brown again dominated North American movie theaters over the weekend, while Angelina Jolie Pitt’s “By the Sea” made barely a ripple. More...

CBS switches 2 series episodes because of Paris attacks

NEWYORK (AP) — CBS is swapping out episodes of two primetime series on Monday night because of sensitivity concerns following the deadly Paris attacks.  More...

The Dixie Chicks to launch U.S. tour next summer

NEW YORK (AP) — The Dixie Chicks are ready to party in the U.S.A.  The Grammy-winning group will kick off its “DCX MMXVI World Tour” on June 1 in Cincinnati. It wraps up the tour Oct. More...

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