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State’s new AG fires 2 of predecessor Kane’s top aides

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General News

Tarantulas looking for love in California; hikers warned

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tarantulas are out looking for love, and hikers in Southern California’s Santa Monica Mountains are warned to watch out for the hairy spiders.  Tarantula mating season has begun, and it will last through the end of More...

Pair sentenced for taking turkey that had to be euthanized

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Ex-Playmate Pamela Anderson: ‘Porn is for losers’

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Playboy model Pamela Anderson has teamed with a rabbi to speak out against pornography.  More...

Sports

DA boys ’golf team experienced, girls young

Long-time Derry Area golf coach Tracey Smeltzer has been in that role long enough to know that things don’t always follow what seems to be a very logical script. More...

SVC dealing with unknowns heading into opener at Alma

Every sports team opens every season with unknowns.  It’s just the nature of the best.  The St. More...

Wildcats, Rams, Lady Centurions, Vikings all win golf matches

The Greater Latrobe and Ligonier Valley boys, and the Greensburg Central Catholic and Mount Pleasant Area girls golf teams all won matches played on Thursday. More...

Lifestyles

IUP museum’s 40th season to open Sept. 10 with Bancroft works

Celebrating its 40-year anniversary, the University Museum will open the 2016-17 season on Saturday, Sept. More...

Campus Corner

TCMC White Coat Ceremony More...

JSO ‘Symphony Spectacular’ tickets on sale

Johnstown Symphony Orchestra announced tickets are on sale for its “Symphony Spectacular” scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, in the Frank J. More...

6-year-old dies in crash when mom swerves to avoid deer

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DA Foundation touts Thompson Center, summer concert series

Derry Area School Board members were given several updates on the district’s foundation organization during Thursday’s regular meeting. More...

Police identify suspect and charges in Derry Township incident

The actor who triggered a significant police response Wednesday, including causing the lock-down of two area schools, has been identified by authorities.  More...

Those with disabilities thrilled with adaptive bikes

Westmoreland County Commissioner Ted Kopas leads the parade of bicycles Thursday in front of the Westmoreland County Courthouse. More...

Local & State News

Salvation Army assisting residents after massive flooding in Fayette County

This week, The Salvation Army has been on the scene of the flooding that occurred in the Connellsville area on Sunday night.  More...

Millions of vehicles expected to travel Pa. Turnpike over Labor Day weekend

Nearly 2.25 million vehicles are expected to be on the Pennsylvania Turnpike over the four-day Labor Day weekend. More...

FedEx promises $5M to help expand Pittsburgh science museum

PITTSBURGH (AP) — FedEx is promising to donate $5 million to help expand one of four Carnegie museums in Pittsburgh.  The Carnegie Science Center said Wednesday the gift is part of a campaign launched two years ago to more than double the More...

World News

White House: Obama to discuss Apple taxes at G-20 summit

MIDWAYATOLL(AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama will lead a discussion of tax avoidance, spurred by the European Union’s recent decision about Apple, during the G-20 summit of major economies. More...

Ex-Subway pitchman in suit: Victim’s parents to blame

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Subway’s former pitchman imprisoned for child pornography and sex abuse says the parents of one of his female victims are to blame for what he describes as her “destructive behaviors.”  More...

CVS to pay Massachusetts $795K, tighten policies for opioids

BOSTON (AP) — CVS has agreed to pay Massachusetts $795,000 and will tighten its policies for dispensing opioids following an investigation into its drug prescription practices.  More...

Education

SVC welcomes new freshmen

Freshman Gavin Matiasic of Penn Trafford gets help from his mother Theresa and father Rick while putting the mattress on the top level of the bunk bed after he arrived at St. Vincent College on Aug. More...

Derry Area band, color guard

Leading the Derry Area High School Marching Band during the 2016-17 season will be seniors Derek Heacox and Kyle DiMatteo, both drum majors. More...

CSC to launch Excellence Academy with workshops for educators, parents

Carnegie Science Center (CSC) will launch its inaugural Teaching Excellence Academy this fall.  The Teaching Excellence Academy is open to any teachers in the region with an interest in strengthening their STEM (science, technology, engineering More...

Entertainment

CNN, NBC set campaign programming for next week

NEWYORK (AP) — With the traditional Labor Day marker that starts presidential campaigns in earnest, television outlets are getting ready to ride the momentum.  More...

‘Step Up All In’s’ Trish Sie to direct ‘Pitch Perfect 3’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Step Up All In” director Trish Sie is stepping up to direct “Pitch Perfect 3.” Producer and “Pitch Perfect 2” director Elizabeth Banks tweeted the news Thursday.  More...

Beach Boys’ Mike Love talks encounter with Charles Manson

(AP) — Beach Boys singer Mike Love has detailed the band’s brief relationship with cult leader Charles Manson in the late 1960s in a new memoir. More...

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