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National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day set Jan. 9

The Fraternal Order of Police, Pennsylvania State Lodge recently called on all Pennsylvanians to join them and law enforcement associations in celebrating National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day on Saturday, Jan. 9.  More...

No injuries in New Alex school bus accident

No one was hurt earlier this week when a school bus hit a vehicle sitting at a stop sign in New Alexandria Borough.  According to state police at Kiski Valley, at 7:19 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. More...

General News

High school cancels season for team in assault investigation

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — After three basketball players were charged with raping a teammate in an apparent hazing incident, a Tennessee high school has taken the unusual step of canceling the rest of the season, officials say.  More...

Meteorologists: ‘Darth Nino’ ties record for strongest seen

WASHINGTON (AP) — Meteorologists say the current El Nino has stormed its way into the record books, tying 1997-1998 as the strongest recorded.  More...

Powerball jackpot climbs to estimated $675M

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Alottery official says the estimated prize for this weekend’s Powerball drawing is the largest jackpot of any lottery game in U.S. history.  More...

Editorial

M-barrassed

Off The Wall

OK, you're saying to yourself, that's not the way to spell that word. You're right. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

The pitfalls of proxy voting in government

As if Pennsylvania’s long-overdue budget weren’t controversial enough, now two “ghost votes” for the stopgap spending plan have come under fire.  Rightly so.  More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Clarion graduate  Anne Zemba of Greensburg graduated from Clarion University of Pennsylvania Dec. 12 with an information and library science MSLS (master of science in library science) degree, the Clarion campus announced Wedneday. * * *   More...

St. Vincent College Concert Series to host quartet Jan. 16

St. Vincent College Concert Series will present The Harlem Quartet at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, in St. Vincent Basilica, Unity Township.  A free reception to meet the quartet will follow the performance.  More...

Adams Memorial Library outlines January activities

Adams Memorial Library, 1112 Ligonier St., Latrobe, is hosting the following adult programs during January:  • Knifty Knitters  Tuesday, Jan. 19, 10:30 a.m. to noon in Quiet Study Room  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Empty stamp bags found on man in rehab   More...

Ligonier Township Municipal Authority approves 2016 budget

Ligonier Township Municipal Authority (LTMA) on Wednesday adopted its 2016 water and sewage budgets. More...

Ex-county employee receives probation after stealing funds

A former employee at the Westmoreland County Clerk of Courts office was sentenced to five years probation on Tuesday for forging office records and stealing money in 2014. More...

Pennsylvania gets $2B credit line amid budget fight, deficit

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania government is borrowing from the state treasury to tide itself over until spring, officials said Wednesday, as it rushes out billions of dollars held up in an ongoing budget fight between Democratic Gov. More...

Chestnut Ridge Red Cross receives $17K grant from UPS Foundation

The American Red Cross of Chestnut Ridge received a $17,000 grant from The UPS Foundation to support disaster preparedness in western Pennsylvania.  The UPS Foundation manages global corporate citizenship and philanthropic programs for UPS.&nbs More...

Local & State News

Whitney- Hostetter VFD call reports for December

According to fire chief/secretary Tony Matuszky, the Whitney-Hostetter Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) was very busy in December.  More...

Dad accused of squeezing baby girl who broke ribs surrenders

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man accused of squeezing his baby daughter so hard he broke her ribs has surrendered to Pittsburgh police.  More...

Mayor, history centerCEO announce Pittsburgh Bicentennial

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mayor Bill Peduto and the head of a regional history museum have outlined plans to celebrate Pittsburgh’s bicentennial.  The city was founded in 1758 and celebrated that 250th anniversary eight years ago. More...

World News

Condemnation, doubt greet North Korea’s H-bomb announcement

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea’s declaration that it had tested a hydrogen bomb for the first time was greeted with widespread condemnation - but also skepticism - as world powers vowed Wednesday to punish the impoverished and defiant na More...

Analysis: Calculated risk behind N. Korean H-bomb test claim

TOKYO (AP) - When North Korea hinted it had a hydrogen bomb last month - twice - it was largely brushed off as bluster. More...

Benghazi panel to interview former CIA Director Petraeus

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee looking into the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya is interviewing former CIA Director David Petraeus as the investigation enters its third calendar year — and a presidential election year. More...

Sports

Shorthanded ’Cats survive match against Norwin

IRWIN — From Greater Latrobe wrestling coach Tad Harbert’s perspective, even if his team had lost its dual meet at Norwin Wednesday night, he would have been thrilled.  More...

Trojans top Mount Pleasant in wrestling sub-section first-place showdown

In a battle of two undefeated sub-section wrestling teams that would most likely decide the WPIAL Class AA 2-B title, visiting Derry Area overcame an early 15-3 deficit, winning nine consecutive bouts en route to a 48-15 victory over Mount Pleasant W More...

Lady Bobcats out in front

Blairsville’s Rena Enterline takes a pass inside ahead of Olivia Miller and Lexi Petrof of Ligonier Valley during Wednesday’s District 6 Heritage Conference game at Ligonier Valley. More...

Entertainment

WWE finds new tag team team partner in USA for ‘Smackdown’

WWE’s “SmackDown” is trading the Cylons and ghost hunters of Syfy for a new tag-team partner, the USA Network. More...

Highlights from TV Critics Association meeting

PASADENA, Calif. More...

DiCaprio happy leaders taking climate change more seriously

NEW YORK (AP) — Leonardo DiCaprio feels optimistic that the debate over climate change has begun to wane and world leaders are finally starting to take it more seriously.  More...

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