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Ligonier Valley Chamber to host 66th Annual Dinner

Chris Plummer, director of development for Seven Springs, Hidden Valley and Laurel Mountain, will speak at the Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce’s 66th Annual Dinner Meeting on Friday, April 8, at Ligonier Country Inn in Laughlintown.  More...

General News

Clinton: Americans should put Court nomination at forefront

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton wants voters to consider what Republican front-runner Donald Trump might do to shape the Supreme Court.  Clinton planned to use in a speech in Madison, Wisconsin, on Monday to argue that Trump could roll b More...

Rural southern Nevada town up for sale for $8 million

CAL-NEV-ARI, Nev. (AP) — Buying your own town is as easy as buying 500 acres of vacant land located just 70 miles south of Las Vegas from the founder of a place called Cal-Nev-Ari.  More...

Arrests after British girl, 7, dies while playing on a bouncy castle

LONDON (AP) — Two arrests have been made in Britain after a seven-year-old girl died while using a bouncy castle at an Easter fair.  The girl died after the inflatable castle at Harlow Town Park, 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of London, w More...

Sports

Ex-GL wrestling coach Marc Billett receives another honor

Inducted into Southwestern Pennsylvania Hall of Fame

PITTSBURGH — One of Marc Billett’s favorite sayings is: “The turtle didn’t get on that fence post by itself.” More...

GL’s Pletcher takes out anger on USA opponent after mat classic showdown doesn’t materialize

DA’s Phillippi pinned in his match for Pa. team

PITTSBURGH — Luke Pletcher was mad. As early as Tuesday of last week, he was quizzical and suspicious. More...

North Carolina beats Notre Dame, adds to NCAA Final Four record with 19th

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Roy Williams will take his postgame injuries as long as he and the North Carolina Tar Heels are headed to the Final Four.  The Hall of Fame coach bit his tongue and cut a finger during the net-cutting ceremonies after t More...

Lifestyles

‘Changing Paradigms...’ lecture April 7 at Seton Hill

Sister Caroljean Willie, SC, Ph.D., will present “Changing Paradigms: A Time of Transformation” 7 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at Cecilian Hall in the Administration Building on the Seton Hill University hilltop campus.  More...

SVC assistant professor co-authors article

Dr. Michael J. Urick, assistant professor of management and Operational Excellence in the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government at St. More...

Annual Festival of Young Voices concert April 10

The Westmoreland Children’s Chorus will present its annual Festival of Young Voices on Sunday, April 10, at Zion Lutheran Church on South Main Street in downtown Greensburg. Participating in the 4 p.m. More...

Just kids having fun . . .

Girl Scout Troop 46422 of Ligonier was busy early Saturday morning hiding 2,000 eggs for the Easter egg hunt in Friendship Park. More...

Pennsylvania voter registration deadline today

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

2 great ones!

Two great wrestlers, both three-time state champions from neighboring schools, competed in their last high school matches on Saturday at the Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic. More...

Local & State News

‘Target’ of cookout ambush jailed on assault charge

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh man who may have been targeted in a cookout ambush that killed five people and an unborn child has been jailed on an unrelated assault charge. More...

IUP announces move to per-credit fees

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Police seek suspect who shot Pittsburgh man in both legs

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police are looking for a suspect who shot a man in both legs.  Police say the victim — who they’re identifying only as a 25- year-old man — tried to run away but collapsed after a half block.& More...

World News

Death toll from Easter bombing in Pakistan reaches 70

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) - The death toll from a massive suicide bombing targeting Christians gathered on Easter in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore rose to 70 on Monday as the country started observing a three-day mourning period following the atta More...

Test scheduled for partial reopening of Brussels airport

BRUSSELS (AP) - A week after devastating suicide bomb attacks, Brussels Airport will test its capacity to partially resume passenger service. But it’s too early to say when service might actually resume, an airport official said Monday.  More...

Who lives, dies in attacks can give clues about terror cells

BRUSSELS (AP) - The bomb maker, the transporter, the landlord and the cipher. The four men slipped away after the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris, and all but one reappeared as key figures in the Islamic State cell that went on to attack Brussels. More...

Health

4-legged healers soothe hospital’s stressed-out staff

CHICAGO (AP) — Patients who delay getting treatment and insurers who balk at paying for it are among job stresses that Chicago nurse Ben Gerling faces on a semi-regular basis. More...

Report: Longstanding decline in TB cases has stalled

NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time in more than two decades, the rate of newly diagnosed tuberculosis cases is not dropping, U.S. More...

Microbe with stripped-down DNAmay hint at secrets of life

NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists have deleted nearly half the genes of a microbe, creating a stripped-down version that still functions, an achievement that might reveal secrets of how life works. More...

Entertainment

‘Batman v Superman’ shrugs off bad reviews, opens to $170M at box office

NEW YORK (AP) — Faster than a speeding bullet and impervious to lousy reviews, the superhero faceoff “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” rebounded from a smack down from critics to debut with a massive $170.1 million in North America, the sixth best More...

Cyrus, Keys to join ‘The Voice’ as judges

NEW YORK (AP) — Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys will get red chairs as new judges on NBC’s “The Voice” next September.  More...

Rolling Stones unleash rock and roll on massive crowd

HAVANA(AP) — The Rolling Stones unleashed two hours of shrieking, thundering rock and roll on an ecstatic crowd of hundreds of thousands of Cubans and foreign visitors Friday night, capping one of the most momentous weeks in modern Cuban histor More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Unity Township girl receives explicit text State police at Greensburg report between 3:04 and 5:31 a.m. Saturday, March 26, someone sent sexually explicit messages to a juvenile girl from Unity Township. Two arrested for public drunkenness More...

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