December 21, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

General News

Shipping mania: Rushing to deliver millions of holiday gifts

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The humming is constant; a low-pitched drone from 155 miles of conveyer belts racing packages in every direction. Boxes shift from one belt to another and bump into a metal wall. Thud. Thud. Thud. More...

New casinos will create new revenue in evolving market

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is poised to diversify its gambling revenue streams yet again in an ever-shifting market.  More...

1 dead, 17 injured in Greyhound bus crash in North Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A woman died Sunday morning after the vehicle she was traveling in stalled on a North Texas interstate after crashing into a barrier and was hit by a Greyhound bus. More...

Sports

Harberts together again at Greater Latrobe, this time with son-father coaching relationship

Bulletin Sports Editor  When it comes to an assistant, there may be none better than the one Tad Harbert has as Greater Latrobe’s head wrestling coach.  His name is Tom Harbert.  You may have heard of him.  OK, so it’s More...

New LV coach expects bigger, better things from wrestlers

When a coach takes over a team, a great deal of enthusiasm and high expectations are normally part of the new regime.  The Tom Brown era of Ligonier Valley wrestling has begun with all of that and more. More...

West Shamokin pulls away from Trojans, 74-54, in section game

West Shamokin defeated the visiting Derry Area boys’ basketball team, 74-54, during a WPIAL Section 3-AAA game on Friday. But the final score was closer than the 20-point margin indicated. The Trojans just couldn’t complete the comeback. More...

Entertainment

Miss Universe mistake crowns wrong winner first

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Colombian contestant was already wearing this year’s Miss Universe crown when host Steve Harvey returned to announce on live television that he had mistakenly read from a cue card, and that the contestant from the Phi More...

Spain’s Mireia Lalaguna Royo wins Miss World title in China

SANYA, China (AP) — Spain’s Mireia Lalaguna Royo was named the winner of the Miss World 2015 competition in the southern Chinese island resort of Sanya, an event dogged by controversy over China’s refusal to allow Canada’s ent More...

German church celebrates ‘Star Wars’ at Sunday service to attract more people

BERLIN (AP) — The force is strong in Berlin.  A church in the German capital invited “Star Wars” fans to attend a special service Sunday themed on the sci-fi blockbuster in an attempt to attract more young people into the pews. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Men injured in accident flown to hospital   More...

Lawmakers eye options amid Pennsylvania budget deal’s defeat

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Top Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania met in the quiet and dark Capitol on Sunday night as they sorted through the wreckage of a deal with Democratic Gov. More...

Former New Florence fire chief held on underage sex charges

A former assistant fire chief at New Florence Volunteer Fire Department alleged to have participated in sexual conduct with an underage girl was held on all charges and will stand trial.  More...

Local & State News

Police: Woman found shot to death in suburban Philadelphia

EDDYSTONE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a woman was shot to death in suburban Philadelphia.  It happened around 5:30 p.m. More...

Man gets probation in worker’s death at Christmas tree farm

YORK, Pa. More...

Man racks up 50 years as councilman in Pennsylvania borough

PAINT, Pa. (AP) — He’s not exactly painting the town red, but a man is celebrating 50 years serving as councilman in a tiny western Pennsylvania borough.  More...

World News

Air France passenger detained after fake bomb found

PARIS (AP) - Aretired French police officer traveling on Air France was detained after a fake bomb hidden in a lavatory forced his Parisbound flight to make an emergency landing in Kenya, according to prosecutors.  More...

Thai government says it’s not ignoring shrimp sheds slavery

BANGKOK (AP) - Thailand’s government said Monday it is not ignoring the slavery and forced labor in its lucrative shrimp industry that was highlighted in an Associated Press investigation published last week. More...

FIFA ethics court bans Blatter, Platini for 8 years

ZURICH (AP) - Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini were each banned for eight years by the FIFA ethics committee on Monday in a stunning removal of world soccer’s most powerful leaders. More...

Health

Bold bid to rein in painkiller prescriptions hits roadblocks

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bold federal effort to curb prescribing of painkillers may be faltering amid stiff resistance from drugmakers, industry-funded groups and, now, even other public health officials. More...

Drug overdose deaths surged in 14 states in 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Drug overdose deaths surged in 14 states last year, pushing the nation to a record count, according to a government report released Friday.  Rates went up in Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachuset More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Alysa Lynn Petrik, a nursing major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania from Hookstown, is the recipient of the Frances M. Gasdek Englehouse and Kathleen T. Gasdek Webb scholarships, the Indiana campus announced Friday.  More...

Department of Pa. president’s official visit Jan. 3

Department of Pennsylvania Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary President Karen Hoover will make her official visit to District 27 in Greensburg on Sunday, Jan. More...

On The Holiday Table

Ready to banish dull roasts? Jazz up basic pork loin

Holiday roasts — as delicious as they are — often suffer from slab-of-meat syndrome. Which is to say, you plop down a honking hunk of meat and... that’s about it. Not the prettiest or most festive item on the table. More...

Click here for digital edition
2015-12-21 digital edition