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PennDOT sets Lloyd Avenue project meeting on Feb. 18

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will hold a public display of plans for proposed roadway improvements along Route 981 (Lloyd Avenue) from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. More...

Pasta engineering competition at SVC March 7

An engineering competition for area high school students, co-sponsored by Carbone’s Restaurant of Crabtree and the Herbert W. Boyer School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Computing at St. Vincent College (SVC), will be held at 6 p.m. More...

General News

Coroner: Couple, 67, found dead in likely murder-suicide

NEMACOLIN, Pa. More...

Police: Suspect in 4 heists needed money for pet supplies

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh woman jailed in four recent store robberies told police she needed money for dog food and kitty litter. More...

Hating Valentine’s Day? Goodwill says donate your ex’s stuff

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Is a breakup bringing you heartache for Valentine’s Day?  Goodwill stores in the Sarasota and Las Vegas areas have an anti-Valentine’s Day antidote. More...

Sports

Lady Bobcats beat Saltsburg to avenge only conference loss

The Blairsville girls’ basketball team lost to Saltsburg back on Jan. More...

Lady Rams get to .500 to end regular season by beating NC

It was a win, Ligonier Valley girls basketball head coach Tim Gustin correctly stated.  It wasn’t a great win...probably not even a particularly good win.  But the 68-58 victory over Northern Cambria Thursday night at home wrapped up More...

Ligonier Valley basketball playoff tickets on sale

Tickets for Ligonier Valley’s District 6 Class AA playoff doubleheader Tuesday at Central Cambria High School in Ebensburg will be on sale at the admission table for today’s (7:15 p.m.) boys’ home regular season finale against Berli More...

Lifestyles

Pitt-Johnstown issues fall dean’s list

The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown this week announced its 2015 fall term dean’s list, which recognizes the accomplishments of 1,049 students, representing 48 Pennsylvania counties, 10 states (including Pennsylvania) and six countries (i More...

Seton Hill University Theatre: ‘Sweet Charity’ tix on sale

The Seton Hill University Theatre and Dance Program will present “Sweet Charity,” by Neil Simon, Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields, Feb. More...

WANT Job and Career Expo Feb. 23

Job Seekers will be given the opportunity to meet regional employers at the annual WANT Job and Career Expo. This event will be held Wednesday, Feb. 23, at the Ramada Greensburg Hotel and Conference Center.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Man arrested on drug charges after traffic stop   More...

Officials fire veteran Ligonier police officer facing criminal charges

Cpl. Edward Huwalt allegedly threatened to kill ex-wife’s husband

A veteran Ligonier Borough police officer has been fired a day after being charged with allegedly threatening to kill his ex-wife’s husband. More...

Ligonier facing ‘monster’project to replace stormwater line

Ligonier Borough is facing a “monster” project in the near future with the replacement of a collapsed cement stormwater line running underneath Route 30 into the Loyalhanna Creek about 150 feet east of the intersection with Route 711.&nbs More...

UTS approve changes to Grayhawk plan

Unity Township Supervisors on Thursday unanimously approved changes to a plan that will allow for 25 new units to be built at The Villas at Grayhawk, located off Route 30.  More...

Westmoreland Cleanways to celebrate 2nd anniversary of recycling center Feb. 13

Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling will celebrate the second anniversary of its recycling center from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 13.  More...

Local & State News

Union attorney: Chief to fire officer in Heinz Field arrest

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The city police chief wants to fire an officer who allegedly roughed up a drunk man he arrested at a high school championship football game in November, the Pittsburgh’s police union attorney said.  More...

Jail official found liable in doctor’s suicide

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former top health official at a county jail was found liable Thursday for the death of a doctor in custody and ordered to pay $200,000 to the doctor’s estate.  More...

Hearing postponed for father of man who killed K-9

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A preliminary hearing has been postponed for a Pennsylvania man accused of fighting with police before his son fatally stabbed a K-9 and was killed by officers.  Thursday’s hearing for 60- year-old Bruce Kelley Sr. More...

World News

Clinton, Sanders vigorously agree — except when they don’t

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders vigorously agreed. Except when they didn’t.  More...

Seoul, US to open talks on missile defense aimed at N. Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Looking to take a harder line after North Korea’s recent nuclear test and rocket launch, Seoul and Washington will begin talks as early as next week on deploying a sophisticated U.S. More...

As nominee faces heat, Maine governor picks himself instead

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage plans to name himself as the state’s education commissioner to avoid confirmation hearings for his choice to head the department. More...

Education

Derry Lions Club names Students of the Month

Derry Lions Club recently honored two local Students of the Month, Timothy J. Watkins Jr. and Nicholas Gray.  Watkins, son of Jeanna M. Lukatch, is a senior at Derry Area High School (DAHS).  More...

LigonierValley High School students win international competition

Ligonier Valley High School (LVHS) freshmen once again won scholarship money from the Holocaust Center in Pittsburgh for their work submitted to the Waldman International Arts and Writing Competition.  More...

SVC Scholars Roundtable series

The St. More...

Entertainment

Judge says Cosby wife must give deposition, with limits

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge in Massachusetts ruled Thursday that Bill Cosby’s wife must give a deposition in a defamation lawsuit against the comedian, but said she can refuse to answer questions about private marital conversations.&nbs More...

Peyton Manning has a little fun with little brother Eli

NEW YORK (AP) — Peyton Manning had a little fun with little brother Eli’s sad face at the Super Bowl during an appearance on NBC’s “Tonight Show.” More...

Trump settles lawsuit against Univision

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump and Univision said Thursday they have resolved the lawsuit that the Republican presidential contender filed after the company decided last summer not to broadcast the Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants.  More...

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