February 16, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Attorney general’s office warns consumers of ‘IRS scam’

The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office today warned of a new variation of a pervasive telephone scam that aim to defraud taxpayers. The well-known “IRS scam” has reemerged recently, but this time fraudsters are posing as U.S. More...

General News

Tornados in South, snow, sleet in East; record heat in West

CENTURY, Fla. More...

Clinton, Carson, Cruz and Rubio file for Pennsylvania ballot

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Vietnam suspends 4 guards after inmate becomes pregnant

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Four prison guards in northern Vietnam have been suspended for alleged negligence after a female inmate, on death row for drug trafficking, became pregnant, which means her death sentence will be commuted to life in prison More...

Editorial

Pass the Fairness Act

Business leaders and residents continue to voice their support for legislation that would ensure employment and housing protections to gay and transgender individuals.  It’s time our lawmakers do so, too.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Keeping kids’ sports costs under control

Most parents put countless miles on the car driving kids back and forth from various practices and games throughout elementary and secondary school.  More...

Lifestyles

‘Saturday Night Fever the Musical’ Wednesday at UPJ; tickets available

The Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, University of Pittsburgh Johnstown, will present the National Broadway Tour of “Saturday Night Fever The Musical,” live for one night only on the PPAC Mainstage 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. More...

Campus Corner

Duquesne University has notified Carly Yelenic of Unity Township that she attained the fall 2015 semester dean’s list in recognition of “exceptional academic achievement” in the John G. Rangos Sr. More...

Meghan Kozusko weds Ben Mays

Meghan Kozusko of Unity Township and Ben Mays of Allentown pledged vows of marriage Dec. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Second man arrested in gas station robbery   More...

Ice, snow cause hazardous driving conditions in area

Rain, fog, sleet, freezing rain and snow — a mixed bag of winter weather caused hazardous driving conditions and school delays and closings across western Pennsylvania Monday evening and Tuesday morning.  More...

SVC plans annual Faith and Reason Summer Program for youth

St. Vincent College (SVC) will host the sixth annual Faith and Reason Summer Program, an intensive, one-week introduction to the Catholic, liberal arts tradition, from Sunday, June 12, through Friday, June 17, directed by Dr. Michael P. More...

DAHS ensemble to perform at West Virginia choral event

Derry Area High School vocal music teacher Melody Vigo always knew her ensemble group had a special voice.  Later this month, hundreds of their peers — not to mention a Grammy Award-nominated musician— will get to hear it in person.& More...

Local & State News

Live feed of famous peregrine falcons returns

Love is in the air in Harrisburg as the city’s famous pair of peregrine falcons recently returned to their nest on the 15th floor ledge of the Rachel Carson State Office Building just in time for Valentine’s Day.  More...

Latrobe-GLSD Parks and Recreation list upcoming programs

Latrobe-GLSD Parks and Recreation recently announced its upcoming programs for the spring and summer of 2016.  The complete program brochure for spring and summer is set to hit area mailboxes on Feb. More...

Pittsburgh shooting death suspect tracked in snow to home

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities in western Pennsylvania say police searching for a shooting suspect followed tracks in the snow to a nearby home.  Public safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler said a man was found lying in the street in the Perry No More...

World News

Danger signs flashing for global economy, years after crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) - Eight years after the financial crisis, the world is coming to grips with an unpleasant realization: serious weaknesses still plague the global economy, and emergency help may not be on the way.  More...

Senate GOP to Obama: Don’t bother nominating to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans united behind Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in insisting that President Barack Obama’s successor fill the Supreme Court vacancy after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. More...

Palestinians renovate church at Jesus’ birthplace

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) - After two years of painstaking work, experts have completed the initial phase of a delicate restoration project at the Church of the Nativity, giving a much-needed face-lift to one of Christianity’s holiest sites.&nb More...

Sports

No. 1-seeded Wildcats welcome break between end of regular season, start of WPIAL basketball playoffs

Face Mount Lebanon in Quad-A first-round game

It’s the age-old debate at this time of year. Rest vs. rust. More...

Lady Trojans face No. 6 seed Mars Area to open WPIAL playoffs

 The Derry Area girls’ basketball team is in the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs for the second straight season, but the feeling is different this time around. “We’re keeping a positive attitude. More...

Mike Richards accepts responsibility for breakup with L.A. Kings

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Mike Richards was supposed to be the Los Angeles Kings’ Derek Jeter and represent the pivotal piece to winning championships. He won two Stanley Cups, yet was shown the door last summer.  More...

Entertainment

Swift wins top Grammy Award, Kendrick Lamar wins 5

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Taylor Swift’s official switch from country to pop with her multi-hit, best-selling “1989” album brought the singer her second Grammy Award win for album of the year. More...

Lady Gaga on Bowie tribute: Most difficult thing I’ve done

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lady Gaga says paying tribute to the late David Bowie at the Grammys is probably the most challenging thing she’s done in career because the icon influenced her greatly and helped shape her identity.  More...

‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ starts filming, adds del Toro

NEWYORK (AP) — “Star Wars: Episode VIII” has begun filming and has added Benicio del Toro and Laura Dern to its cast.  More...

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