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Thunder in the Valley rally seeking more volunteers

The Thunder in the Valley motorcycle rally will take place Thursday, June 23 through Sunday, June 26, in Johnstown. More than 100,000 attendees are expected and volunteers are still needed to fill numerous positions.  More...

General News

Emma and Noah continue to be tops for baby names

WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to baby names, Emma and Noah reign supreme.  And don’t name your daughter Isis.  For the second year in a row, Emma and Noah top the annual list of top baby names in the U.S., according to the Soc More...

Court sides with woman suing ex-NFL player for child support

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Never-completed TVA nuclear plant that cost $4B for sale

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The nation’s largest public utility is selling a never-completed nuclear plant that has cost more than $4 billion dollars over the past four decades.  More...

Editorial

Wanderings with Walter Brasch

The slow-learning retired admiral with a Ph.D.

Joe Sestak, a liberal Democrat with a commitment to social and economic justice, is a slow learner.  It’s isn’t because he’s dumb — he graduated second in his class of 900 midshipmen at the U.S. More...

Bulletin Board

American Legion Auxiliary Thomas B. More...

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Lifestyles

Area woman accepts Pa. Aging Service Award

The annual Conference of the Pennsylvania Council on Aging was held in Gettysburg. More...

SongWorks Dinner, tribute to Beatles Thursday

Seven members of SongWorks will perform tributes to The Beatles during the premiere SongWorks Dinner of the 2016 season, Thursday, May 12, at The Grand Halle on Broad Street. More...

Campus Corner

St. Vincent College English professor chairs ASECS panel presentation

Dr. William C. Snyder, professor of English in the St. Vincent College School of Humanities and Fine Arts, chaired a panel presentation at the March 30-April 2 conference of the American Society of Eighteenth Century Studies in Pittsburgh.  More...

It’s prom time . . .

Micky Phillippi and his prom date Marissa Ament were all smiles as the evening got underway at Derry Area High School’s prom Friday night. More...

Rotary honors students

A senior at Derry Area High School, foreign exchange student Santiago Repizo, of Colombia, shows off all the buttons and pins he has collected as a member of the Rotary International. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, MAY 9  6:30 p.m., Latrobe City Council, City Hall  7 p.m., Derry Borough Council, Derry Station  7 p.m., Ligonier Valley School Board, high school auditorium (6 p.m. More...

Man pleads guilty in 6-year-old son’s accidental shooting

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania man accused of leaving a loaded pistol on his kitchen counter, leading his 9-year-old son to accidentally shoot and injure his 6-year-old half brother, has pleaded guilty. More...

Police: Man raped woman he met through popular dating app

INDIANA, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a western Pennsylvania man is accused of raping a woman he met through the popular dating app Tinder.  Twenty-one-year-old Kaleb Glenn was arrested early Friday and charged with rape. More...

World News

Texas children tied outside had hundreds of scars, injuries

DALLAS (AP) - Two young children found chained and leashed outside a San Antonio home had suffered hundreds of scars and injuries from months, perhaps years, of abuse, a sheriff’s official said Friday.  More...

11-year-old’s slaying spreads grief far beyond Navajo Nation

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) - She was a budding musician and talented artist, a girl whose death at the hands of a man who authorities say lured her into his van spread grief far beyond her home on the Navajo Nation.  More...

Trump to face trial after election in Trump University suit

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Donald Trump will go to trial in a class-action lawsuit against him and his now-defunct Trump University after the presidential election but before the inauguration, setting the stage for a president-elect to take the witness stand i More...

Sports

Lady Wildcats clinch softball playoff berth with section win over Norwin

If there was any actual mud on the home field of the Greater Latrobe girls softball team, the Lady Wildcats would have been viewed as good mudders Friday afternoon.  More...

Judge’s order reopens questions about what Paterno knew when on Sandusky

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A new legal document that claims a boy told Joe Paterno in 1976 that Jerry Sandusky had molested him has dropped like a bombshell and reignited debate about what the Penn State coach knew about his longtime assistant decades More...

Sports Briefs

DA, LV schedule events   Derry Area volleyball and Ligonier Valley track and field added events to their respective schedules on Friday.  The Derry Area boys’ volleyball team will travel to Forest Hills on Thursday for a 7:30 p.m. More...

Entertainment

Movie review: The Avengers divide in revitalizing ‘Civil War’

Conventional movie wisdom would suggest that there can only be diminishing returns with long-running franchises. There must be a breaking point, right? Especially at movie four, five, six and beyond. More...

Colton Haynes: ‘Terminal anxiety’ led to ‘Teen Wolf’ break

(AP) — Former “Teen Wolf” star Colton Haynes says “terminal anxiety” is what prompted him to take a break from television.  More...

Egypt official blames ‘Tom and Jerry’ for spreading violence

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian government official has blamed the animated “Tom and Jerry” series for allegedly spreading a culture of violence.  The accusations by Salah Abdel-Sadek, head of State Information Service, which is affil More...

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