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Wolf threatens veto of GOP’s spending bill in budget fight

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. More...

Man accused of threatening two women to face charges in county court

A New Alexandria man who allegedly threatened two women with a gun in Derry Township waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday, and will face charges in county court.  More...

Rabies clinic set

Labrador “D.D.” along with volunteer firefighter David Stouffer and fire chief Rich Levay of the Dry Ridge Volunteer Fire Department make plans for the upcoming Rabies Clinic, scheduled 1 More...

General News

Lightning strike makes two students poster boys for CPR kiosks

Matt Lickenbrock and Sean Ferguson are the poster boys for the rollout of CPR-training kiosks at airports, and for good reason.  Lickenbrock taught himself the lifesaving skill at one of the kiosks, then used it just two days later to revive Fer More...

Cherry Blossoms’ peak now March 23-24

Washington’s famed cherry blossoms are now expected to begin their peak bloom period March 23 and 24, the National Park Service said Tuesday, in its third blossom forecast of the month. More...

Sestak campaign hits airwaves in Pennsylvania US Senate race

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democrat Joe Sestak is airing his first TV ads in support of his campaign for U.S. Senate as the airwaves get increasingly crowded with candidate ads.  More...

Editorial

Sainthood for Mother Teresa at last

The pathway to sainthood has been a long and tortuous journey for Mother Teresa.  Emboldened by her faith, it took her to the gutters in many places of the globe where she spread her generous Christian love and care for the unfortunate souls she More...

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Lifestyles

St. Vincent Gallery Student Exhibition I opening reception tonight

The St. Vincent Gallery on the Unity Township campus will present the first of two exhibitions this spring featuring the work of three senior art majors.  More...

IUP to host nationally known commentator

Nationally known commentator on race Dr. Marc Lamont Hill will be at Indiana University of Pennsylvania on March 25 fora6p.m.presentationand panel discussion. More...

World’s Fare

This Easter, bring new life to standard spring lamb

EDITOR’S NOTE: World’s Fare shows weeknight cooks how to navigate the grocer’s international aisle with confidence.  BY MEERA SODHA  Associated Press  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Gift cards stolen in Unity Township  State police at Greensburg report between 4:30 p.m. March 9 and noon March 10, in Unity Township, someone stole gift cards from a vehicle parked on American Legion Road. More...

UTMA officials to discuss sewer line extension project

Westmoreland County and Unity Township Municipal Authority (UTMA) officials plan to meet with area property owners for initial discussions regarding funding options for a proposed sewage line extension that could serve a number of commercial and resi More...

Derry authority, borough plan to split cost of cleanup work

Derry Borough Municipal Authority (DBMA) agreed on Wednesday to split the cost of a planned catch basin cleaning project with the borough.  Authority board vice chairman Tom Sylvester said an outside company will be hired to do the work. More...

House votes to legalize medical marijuana in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Idlewild debuts new castle at Storybook

Sound the trumpets, roll out the red carpet and hear ye this proclamation: A long-missed attraction will soon make a royal return to Idlewild & SoakZone.  The Ligonier-based amusement and water park is adding a new Enchanted Castle to commem More...

Local & State News

Details of GOP’s budget bill in Pa.’s Legislature

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican lawmakers are advancing spending legislation that could arrive on the desk of Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf by the end of Wednesday. Wolf threatened to veto it. More...

Obama nominates Pittsburgh prosecutor for 3rd Circuit spot

PITTSBURGH (AP) — President Barack Obama has nominated a federal prosecutor from Pittsburgh to fill a seat on the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.  The nomination of Assistant U.S. More...

Mayor, police on alert after deadly cookout ambush

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The city’s mayor and police are bracing for possible retaliation after last week’s ambush shooting at a cookout in neighboring Wilkinsburg that killed five adults and an unborn child. More...

World News

Emails: Clinton sought secure smartphone, rebuffed by NSA

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly released emails show a 2009 request to issue a secure government smartphone to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was denied by the National Security Agency.  More...

Subway safety shutdown makes for long day in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) - An unprecedented 29-hour safety shutdown of subways in the nation’s capital inconvenienced hundreds of thousands of people on Wednesday, but despite predictions of “Metromageddon” or “Metropocalypse,” i More...

Governor, EPAchief agree: Michigan agency failed Flint

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality repeatedly gave assurances that water from the Flint River was safe, when in reality it had dangerous levels of lead, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says. More...

Sports

Former IceCats help St. Vincent College hockey team earn at-large bid to NCHA National Tournament

It’s the one word accurately used to describe the St. More...

Bearcats drop home baseball opener

St. Vincent College dropped it home baseball opener to visiting Mount Aloysius, 13-5, on Wednesday.  More...

Pletcher, Phillippi, McCoy to compete in Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic

The area will be well represented for the annual Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic.  State champions Luke Pletcher of Greater Latrobe and Derry Area’s Micky Phillippi, in addition to Wildcats’ place-winner Ethan McCoy, will all compete in More...

Entertainment

Who watched debates? It’s not all preaching to the choir

WASHINGTON (AP) — It turns out the 2016 presidential candidates haven’t just been preaching to the choir in all those debates.  More...

‘Her Story’ rules Game Developers Choice Awards

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — “Her Story” captured the most trophies at the Game Developers Choice Awards.  The interactive mystery was honored Wednesday for best narrative, hand-held/mobile game and innovation at the 16th annual ceremo More...

Famed model Fabio becomes golden-haired US citizen

LOS ANGELES (AP) — To a resume that includes romancenovel cover model and dashing beefcake actor, Fabio can now add U.S. More...

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