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Ligonier Valley to expand Pre-K program thanks to grant

More eligible 3- and 4-year-old students now will be able to attend pre-kindergarten classes at two elementary schools in the Ligonier Valley School District thanks to a Pennsylvania Department of Education grant.  More...

Derry police chief reminds residents to lock vehicle doors, hide valuables

Derry Borough Police Chief Randy Glick is reminding residents of Derry Borough, Derry Township and beyond to lock their doors and hide or remove valuables after a recent rash of thefts from vehicles.  More...

General News

5 negative, 14 others tested for Zika in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Man guilty of sexually assaulting overdose victim who died

INDIANA, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to having sex with a drug overdose victim who was unconscious and later died. Thirty-nine-year-old Leonard McIntire, of Black Lick, will be sentenced by an Indiana County judge on May 23. More...

Lower Burrell school locked down

LOWER BURRELL, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania district locked down its four schools after two first-graders thought a second-grader with a scarf over their face was a masked intruder.  More...

Editorial

Help for addiction

When a person becomes addicted to heroin, it’s a problem that impacts everyone around them.  A person dealing with addiction needs the help and support of family members and friends. More...

Political Cartoon

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Wolf to float new budget plan amid fight over current one

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf is scheduled to release his 2016-17 budget proposal for the fiscal year that begins July 1. More...

Lifestyles

Spinners at Palace Sunday; tix on sale

The Spinners will take to the stage with special guest Eddie Holman 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, in The Palace Theatre (21 W. More...

Delmont woman honored as Pa. Surveyor of Year

Amy Jo Hopkins, PLS, of Delmont, received the Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors’ 2015 Surveyor of the Year Award during the society's annual conference in Hershey on Jan. 25.  More...

Church news

Youngstown   The Rev. Sarah Rossing began her ministry at St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4329 Route 982, Youngstown, by leading worship on Sunday, Feb. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Three-vehicle accident in Hempfield Township   More...

Planning committee OKs Fort Ligonier renovation plan

A firm recommendation from Ligonier Borough’s planning committee has Fort Ligonier on track to begin a $13-million expansion at the historic site this spring. More...

Latrobe council approves purchase of new server for city administration

Act 537 addendum approved

Latrobe City Council on Monday night okayed the purchase of a new computer server for the city’s administrative offices from Vita-Charge, a computer systems and services company in Latrobe, at a total cost of approximately $12,000.  More...

Derry council okays pay increases for part-time officers

Derry Borough Council on Monday unanimously approved rate increases for part-time police officers.  Part-time officers will now make $13.50 per hour for the first six months on the job, $14.25 for the next six months and a bump to $15 after a on More...

Accused Latrobe apartment arsonist considering plea deal

A Monroeville man accused of intentionally setting a fire at a Latrobe apartment building back in May 2015 is considering a plea agreement from prosecutors. More...

Commissioner Anderson named chair of SPC

The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC) has chosen Westmoreland County Commissioner Charles Anderson as its new chairman.  The 10-county commission, a planning body consisting of elected officials and community leaders from throughout the More...

Local & State News

Pa. Senate plans vote this week on AG Kane removal

HARRISBURG, Pa.  More...

Pennsylvania sets new budget-day mark in historic gridlock

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania government will set a modern state record for gridlock when Gov. More...

Professor gets more than 6 years in prison for child porn

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An award-winning contemporary literature professor was sentenced to 6 years and 4 months in federal prison for his massive child pornography collection that topped a half million images, a federal judge said on Monday.  K More...

World News

Living with people they bite, Zika mosquitoes hard to fight

SAVANNAH, Ga. More...

Obama asking Congress for emergency funding to combat Zika

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to fight the Zika virus and the mosquitoes that spread it here and abroad, but says “there shouldn’t be a panic on this.” Th More...

Obama administration to create new high-level cyber official

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is creating a new high-level federal official to coordinate cybersecurity across civilian agencies and to work with military and intelligence counterparts as part of its 2017 budget proposal.  More...

Sports

Trojans end season winless after loss to St. Joseph in finale

Derry Area coach Damon Rause credited his players for keeping it all together during a frustrating, injury-riddled season.  The Trojans completed the 2015-16 season without a victory, suffering a 52-38 exhibition defeat in the finale against St More...

Reality star named Florida’s first female football head coach

MIAMI (AP) — A reality TV star has been hired as the first female high school football head coach in Florida history.  The Miami Herald reports that Miami Jackson announced Lakatriona Brunson as the Generals’ new coach Monday.  More...

IceCats can’t jump Armstrong; Fox Chapel pulls upset

The Greater Latrobe hockey team had a chance to jump into the top spot in the PIHL Class AA Eastern Conference.  But Ben Friedland and Fox Chapel had other plans.  Friedland, the No. More...

Entertainment

Beyoncé’s Super Bowl show brings both praise, criticism

A day after the Super Bowl, people are still parsing over each frame from Beyoncé’s halftime performance, trying to glean the messages, both subtle and overt, that made for a stunning display of unapologetic blackness and political activism during on More...

Michael Douglas among film stars honored by AARP

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Michael Douglas was initially confused when he was told that he was being honored with a career achievement honor by the AARP Movies for Grownups Awards.  More...

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