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Woman dies following one-vehicle accident

Claudette M. Brajdic, 52, of Mount Pleasant Township, passed away following a single vehicle crash early Tuesday morning.  More...

GOP push to free cash for universities fails

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Saltsburg man taken to hospital after heroin buy

A Saltsburg man required hospital care after ingesting heroin purchased from a Derry resident this past fall, state police at Kiski Valley said.  According to police, on Oct. More...

General News

Last survivor of 1906 earthquake dead at 109

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The last person who was alive in Northern California when the San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906 hit has died.  William A. “Bill” Del Monte died at a retirement home in Marin County Monday. More...

Glam rocker Brett Smiley dies

NEWYORK (AP) — Brett Smiley, who appeared on Broadway in the original musical “Oliver!” in 1965 and went on to become a glam rocker and achieve cult fame, has died. He was 60. More...

Honda, Volvo take top awards at the Detroit auto show

DETROIT (AP) — After a few years of Detroit domination, two foreign automakers nabbed 2016 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year honors.  A panel of about 55 independent automotive journalists selected the Honda Civic and Volvo More...

Editorial

Small-city terrorism requires a local response

Three cases of home-grown terrorism in the past month — including one in Harrisburg — point to the need for street-level vigilance.  It is becoming increasingly clear that the biggest threats to domestic security in the U.S. More...

Political Cartoon

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Pressure off, state budget fight could be on ice

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — For the first time since July, billions in electronic money transfers began rocketing out of the Pennsylvania Treasury to school districts, county governments and state vendors. More...

Lifestyles

Stage Right’s ‘Aladdin Jr.’ to open Jan. 22 at GGCC

Disney’s “Aladdin Jr.” will be presented Jan. 22 to -24 at the Greensburg Garden and Civic Center and Jan. 29 to 31 at the Lamp Theatre in Irwin. More...

New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James to speak tonight at Seton Hill

The Seton Hill University Master of Fine Arts in Writing Popular Fiction program will host a speech, book signing and reception featuring New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James 7 p.m. today, Jan. More...

Phipps’ popular Winter Light Garden extended thru Feb. 12

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 1 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, announce that the ever-popular Winter Light Garden has experienced record attendance and will be extended beyond the advertised end date.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Actor breaks vehicle window, windshield  State police at Greensburg report between 8 a.m. Dec. 5 and 6:30 p.m. Jan. More...

No Mount Pleasant students injured in school bus crash

No students were hurt on Monday afternoon when a car struck a Mount Pleasant Area School District bus in Mount Pleasant Township. The bus driver was taken to Excela Health Frick Hospital with a wrist injury, superintendent Dr. Timothy Gabauer said. More...

Latrobe council OKs reserve fund use for parks and rec

Latrobe City Council on Monday night agreed to set aside $200,000 from the sale of the Old Athletic Field property on Lincoln Avenue for use by Latrobe-GLSD Parks and Recreation to help fund the replacement of some of the recreational facilities at t More...

LVSD receives basic education funding

Although the Pennsylvania House and Senate remain divided on a 2015-2016 budget, $2.78 billion of basic education funding was released this week.  Ligonier Valley School District received $4.8 million, or six months of basic education funding, a More...

Sage’s Army meets Jan. 14

Jayson Lillie, group home supervisor at Adelphoi Village, will speak at the next Sage’s Army meeting, scheduled 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, at Calvary Assembly Church, 8653 Pennsylvania Ave., Irwin (behind Giant Eagle).  More...

Local & State News

Kane wants license back, says Senate can’t remove her

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s attorney general battled on two fronts to keep her job Monday, telling the Senate it can’t remove her on its own and asking the Supreme Court to reinstate her law license.  More...

Hospital, data company to work on pricing system

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh hospital is partnering with a Utah data analytics company to help hospitals save money by better calculating the cost of health care services.  More...

Senate panel to examine possible removal of attorney general

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

World News

Clinton confronts rival Sanders as Iowa polls tighten

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) - Hillary Clinton has spent much of her presidential campaign looking past Democratic rival Bernie Sanders, focusing instead on Republicans and the November general election. No longer.  More...

The Latest: ‘Affluenza’ teen’s mom asks for lower bond

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The latest on Tonya Couch, the mother of a Texas teen who used an “affluenza” defense in a drunken wreck, who is seeking a reduction of a $1 million bond after she and her son were captured in Mexico:  More...

High court seems ready to scrap mandatory public union fees

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appears ready to deliver a major setback to American unions as it considers scrapping a four-decade precedent that lets public-sector labor organizations collect fees from workers who decline to join.  More...

Sports

HA girls break away, hand Lady Wildcats 71-55 defeat

The Greater Latrobe girls’ basketball team was victimized from behind the three-point line again.  More...

Quick start helps IceCats top Mount Lebanon, end skid

As regular season games go, this one was about as “must-win” as it gets for Greater Latrobe’s hockey team.  The IceCats entered Monday’s PIHL Class AA non-conference matchup with Mount Lebanon riding a two-game losing str More...

Broncos still smarting from loss to Steelers last month

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos are still smarting from their most recent encounter with the Pittsburgh Steelers.  They blew a 17-point lead and lost 34-27 at Pittsburgh on Dec. More...

Entertainment

Bowie: An artist who made it OK to be different

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s perhaps not so surprising that the word “androgynous” was spiking on the Merriam-Webster online dictionary after David Bowie’s death was announced, as people looked up a word so commonly mentioned in More...

Children’s books on class and Winnie the Pooh win prizes

NEWYORK (AP) — Matt de la Pena’s and Christian Robinson’s “Last Stop on Market Street” nearly made history twice Monday  More...

Trump submits to presidential ‘job interview’ on ‘Tonight’

NEWYORK (AP) — Everybody knows Donald Trump is seeking new employment.  So it was fitting that, during an appearance on NBC’s “Tonight Show” on Monday, the GOP presidential hopeful submitted to a mock “job interview More...

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