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Attorney wants murder suspect evaluated

The family of a murder victim who have waited two years for the trial of the Laurel Mountain man accused of beating her to death will have to wait a little longer. More...

Balloon tribute honors a Ligonier Country Market founder

The Ligonier Country Market will release environmentally friendly balloons at 12:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, in honor of Jeanne Witman, who passed away recently at age 86. More...

General News

Mylan boosts EpiPen patient programs, doesn't budge on price

The maker of EpiPens offered patients more help to pay for its costly emergency allergy shots but didn't budge Thursday on the $608 price. The announcement from Mylan N.V. More...

Auto, technology industries clash over talking cars

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cars that wirelessly talk to each other are finally ready for the road, creating the potential to dramatically reduce traffic deaths, improve the safety of self-driving cars and someday maybe even help solve traffic jams, automakers More...

Man strips, drives pickup into Southwest plane in Nebraska

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a man wearing only boxer shorts stole a pickup and drove it into a Southwest Airlines plane at an airport in Omaha, Nebraska, causing minor injuries to three people on board.  More...

Sports

Resumption of GL-DA series highlights start of football season

After a four-year absence, Greater Latrobe and Derry Area will resume their football series. More...

LV, Mount Pleasant golfers win

The Ligonier Valley golf team upped its record to 3-1 in the District 6 Heritage Conference and 4-1 overall following a 226-240 victory against visiting West Shamokin and United at Champion Lakes Golf Course on Thursday.  More...

Harrison, Matthews, Peppers talk PEDs with NFL investigators

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison and Green Bay Packers defensive players Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers met this week with NFL investigators looking into allegations linking them to performance-enhancing drugs, the players’ union More...

Lifestyles

SVC Fred Rogers Center names assistant professor

Jeremy Boyle, MFA, has been named assistant professor of learning, media and design at the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at St. Vincent College, it was announced by executive director, Rick Fernandes.  More...

PBA names first director of Western Pa. Services

The Pennsylvania Bar Association has named lawyer Bridget M. Gillespie of Pittsburgh as its first director of Western Pennsylvania Services.  More...

Sisters of Charity Peace Walk sign-ups underway

The Sisters of Charity of Seton invite the public to participate in a Peace Walk 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 17. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Passenger in vehicle arrested on drug charges   More...

DASB looks to accept food service resignations

The Derry Area School Board will look to accept the resignations of several food service employees at next week’s regular meeting. If approved, the resignations of Nicole Wedge, Rick Hafer and Kim Barkley will go into effect immediately. More...

Ligonier Twp. planners still debating tweak to nuisance ordinance

Members of the Ligonier Township Planning Commission agree that the current nuisance ordinance is too vague and needs to be updated. They even agree that abandoned motor vehicles need to be a part of that ordinance. More...

Farm Bureau applauds action to help dairy farmers

Acting on written requests to provide relief for dairy farmers from the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) and the American Farm Bureau Federation, U.S. More...

$500M natural gas-fueled power plant being built in county

SMITHTON, Pa. More...

Local & State News

Heroin paraphernalia supplier gets sentence of time served

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A more than 20-year battle between law enforcement and a Pittsburgh area man who has repeatedly been convicted of selling drug-related paraphernalia is coming to a close. More...

Nonbelievers sue over Pa. House’s opening prayers

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A group of people who don’t believe in God filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday seeking to change how prayers are handled before sessions of the state House of Representatives. More...

AG tells staff he’s reviewing report about offensive emails

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s attorney general told employees Thursday that an outside review of offensive or objectionable emails is now in his hands, and he’s conferring with senior advisers about what to do with it.  More...

World News

Strong aftershocks rattle devastated Italian earthquake zone

AMATRICE, Italy (AP) - Strong aftershocks rattled residents and rescue crews alike Friday as hopes began to dim that firefighters would find any more survivors from Italy’s earthquake. More...

Clinton says Trump will ‘make America hate again’

MANCHESTER, N.H. More...

Trump immigration waffle reflects voter confusion on issue

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Dean Green supports Donald Trump partly because of the GOP presidential nominee’s tough, deport-them-all stance on illegal immigration. But the 57-year-old Republican paused as he complained about U.S. More...

Education

A new year, a new school, a new chapter

Emma Fenton was at her post taking names and handing out the Greater Latrobe Junior High School agenda handbook to seventh-graders, including Jacob Morris, at the Greater Latrobe Junior High School o More...

WCCC, Carlow sign agreement for nursing, early childhood education programs

An agreement has been reached between Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC) and Carlow University to ensure that WCCC students who wish to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing or early childhood education will be able to transfer all thei More...

Scores sagging for high school grads taking ACT college test

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly two-thirds of this year’s high school graduates took the ACT college entrance exam, and their scores suggest that many remain unprepared for the rigors of college-level coursework. More...

Entertainment

Hans Zimmer wins copyright case and receives an apology

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hans Zimmer has received more than just a win in a copyright infringement case — he also received an apology from a fellow composer who now says he mistakenly sued the Oscar-winner over the music to “12 Years a Sl More...

Jones website hack reveals stars’ tricky cyber landscape

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The hateful hack of comedian Leslie Jones’ personal website reveals the tricky cyber landscape celebrities tread and the murky legal protections that exist for personal digital content. More...

Sarah Jessica Parker cuts ties with EpiPen after price hike

NEW YORK (AP) — Saying she is “disappointed, saddened and deeply concerned” by the price hike of the EpiPen, actress Sarah Jessica Parker has cut ties with the company that makes the emergency allergy treatment.  More...

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