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Area man dies in head-on collision

A Blairsville man was killed Sunday afternoon when his motorcycle collided head-on with a SUV in Derry Township. More...

Bill Paxton was a man who wore many hats

Bill Paxton passed away on Friday. It was Earth Day, and many who knew him said that it was the most appropriate day, for he was a man who loved the earth and everything on it. Birds and animals, trees, flowers and all plants. And people, too.  More...

General News

Boy, 14, turns himself in after leading police on car chase

ROHNERT PARK, Calif. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy led officers on a high-speed chase in Northern California, crashed the car and ran away only to turn himself in hours later.  Police in Rohnert Park said the chase began around 1:40 a.m. More...

Former US senator talks of 2 loves — Clare and Matthew

NEW YORK (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. More...

Man faces charges after trying to pull over off-duty trooper

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey man has been charged with impersonating a public servant after he attempted to pull over an off-duty state trooper. More...

Sports

DA pulls away from St. Joseph in H-C baseball tournament

The Derry Area baseball team turned a close game into a laugher during the second day of the Homer-Center Tournament. More...

Wild weekend highlights action in L-DA Teener League

It was a wild weekend for the Latrobe-Derry Area Teener League. Derry Ukes won in walkoff fashion, Noah Belak tossed a no-hitter for Cooperstown Vets, St. More...

Historic ‘Laws of Baseball’ documents sell for $3.3 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Documents that baseball historians have called the Magna Carta of the game have sold at auction for nearly $3.3 million.  SCP auctions says the 1857 papers called the “Laws of Baseball” sold early Sunday to a More...

Lifestyles

St. Vincent College presents Quentin Schaut Faculty Award

Dr. Michael Urick, assistant professor of management and director of the master of science in management: operational excellence (MSMOE) program in the St. Vincent College Alex G. More...

SVC English professor wins $33,000 Howard Foundation fellowship

Michelle Gil-Montero, associate professor of English at St. Vincent College in the School of Humanities and Fine Arts, is one of nine recipients of a $33,000 fellowship from the George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation. More...

Tickets available for JACT season

Continuing its 30-plus years tradition of providing Johnny Appleseed Children's Theatre classics, Apple Hill Playhouse offers three plays this season, all of which have some music.  “Oh, Jack! More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Laughlintown man arrested for possession of marijuana  State police at Greensburg report at 7:17 p.m. Friday, April 22, in Hempfield Township, Alexander F. Simkovich, 19, of Laughlintown, was arrested for possession of marijuana. More...

Four Dems vying for right to face Toomey in U.S. Senate race

Polls open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Voters will be deciding the contest between four Democrats hoping to face Republican incumbent Sen. Pat Toomey in the running for the U.S. Senate. More...

Looking at state’s primary races

On Tuesday, Pennsylvania voters will cast ballots in primary elections for president, Congress, state attorney general and the state Legislature. PRESIDENT More...

Party spurns candidate who almost won in 2010

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democrat Joe Sestak came tantalizingly close to winning a seat in the U.S. More...

Local & State News

Trooper who guards governor accused of beating, kicking wife

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania state trooper on the team that guards the governor was charged Friday with beating his wife and threatening to kill her during an alcohol-fueled attack after she refused to have sex with him. More...

Death of girl, 1, who fell into pool in Mercer County ruled accidental

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The death of a baby girl who fell into a western Pennsylvania swimming pool has been ruled an accident.  Authorities in Allegheny County said 1-year-old Pheylin Cline of Volant died early Thursday at UPMC Children’s More...

Man sentenced for having sex with girl, 15

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — A former eastern Pennsylvania teacher’s aide and assistant football coach who pleaded guilty to having sex with a 15-year-old girl has been sentenced to 15 months to five years in prison.  More...

World News

Ohio authorities seek leads in slayings of 8 in family

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Authorities are scrambling to determine who killed eight family members in a “pre-planned execution” that has shaken residents in their rural southern Ohio community.  More...

Cruz, Kasich strategies align with goal of beating Trump

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Donald Trump’s rivals are joining forces to deny him the necessary delegates to win the Republican presidential nomination, the latest display of strife in a convulsive 2016 GOP race.  More...

White House poised to release secret pages from 9/11 inquiry

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration will likely soon release at least part of a 28-page secret chapter from a congressional inquiry into 9/11 that may shed light on possible Saudi connections to the attackers. More...

Health

Study: No suicide risk for anti-smoking pills Chantix, Zyban

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Seven years after U.S. regulators slapped their strictest warning on two popular smoking-cessation medicines citing risks of suicidal behavior, a large international study found no such risk. More...

Discover the benefits to karaoke and singing in general

After a long a stressful work week, one way to rest and recharge is to head out with friends to the nearest karaoke bar. More...

Better preemie pain relief sought amid new call for action

OAK LAWN, Ill. More...

Entertainment

‘Huntsman’ sequel misfires; ‘Jungle Book’ reigns

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Jungle Book” remained king of the box office in its second weekend in theaters, beating new opener “The Huntsman: Winter’s War” by around $40 million, according to comScore estimates Sunday. More...

Review: Beyoncé again proves to be center of pop universe

Beyoncé doesn’t simply release albums anymore, she unleashes events.  More...

Sales of Prince songs, albums spike after superstar’s death

(AP) — Sales of Prince’s music have skyrocketed since the artist’s death last week.  According to Nielsen Music, in the three days following his death there were 2.3 million Prince song sales, including nearly 1 million on Thur More...

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