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New Florence man arrested for assault, stealing truck

Police have arrested a New Florence man for allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend and stealing her truck over the weekend in Ligonier Township. More...

Kecksburg EMS will check car seats this week

Kecksburg EMS will participate in Child Passenger Safety Week, a campaign dedicated to helping parents and caregivers make sure their children ride as safely as possible, every trip, every time. More...

SVC series on aging, spirituality begins Sept. 21

Dr. William J. Hisker, professor of management at St. Vincent College (SVC)’s Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government, will be the first speaker in the fall series on aging and spirituality at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. More...

General News

Central Pa. high school to reopen after mold issue

ENOLA, Pa. (AP) — A central Pennsylvania high school is set to reopen more than three weeks after it was closed due to mold.  The superintendent of schools says East Pennsboro High School will reopen Wednesday.  More...

Police officer wounded in rampage attends party

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — One of two police officers wounded in last week’s shooting rampage that killed a woman and wounded three others in Philadelphia says he’s fine and is primarily concerned about the other victims.  More...

4 wounded in latest possible gang violence in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh police unit that specializes in gang violence is looking for at least one shooter after four people were wounded in the city’s California-Kirkbride neighborhood.  The shooting was reported about 10 p.m. More...

Editorial

GUEST EDITORIAL

It’s time for action in higher education negotiations

In a speech to the United Nations at the close of World War II, President Harry Truman urged leaders of the assembled nations to adopt a charter that would serve as the U.N.’s foundational treaty.  “There is a time for making plans, More...

Commentary

The 24/7 Sneeze Factor

Hillary Clinton has a mild case of pneumonia, and the Renegade Republicans, fueled by scandal-makers of the conservative media, think Clinton is a piñata, and are hitting her hard—she has Parkinson’s disease; she suffered from a concussion; the Democ More...

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:  Have you used the Ligonier Valley Ambulance Service for any type emergency? As residents of the Ligonier Valley we have a sense of security knowing that the service is available to all residents of the Valley. More...

Lifestyles

SVC history professor attends conferences in UK

Dr. Susan Mitchell Sommers, professor of history in the St. Vincent College School of Humanities and Fine Arts, recently conducted an academic visit to the United Kingdom, the Unity Township campus reported Friday.  More...

Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve lists fall schedule

Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve at St. Vincent College, Unity Township, Friday announced its fall events schedule.  More...

Jewish high holidays to begin Oct. 2

The Jewish New Year 5777, Rosh Hashanah, begins at sundown on Sunday, Oct. 2, and inaugurates a 10-day period of repentance that will end with Yom Kippur beginning Wednesday, Oct. 12.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Man arrested for possessing marijuana, drug paraphernalia   Latrobe police report on Saturday, Sept. More...

Derry to advertise for new code and zoning enforcement services provider

Derry Borough officials confirmed on Monday plans to advertise for a new code and zoning enforcement services provider. More...

After website woes, Day of Giving gets second chance tomorrow

It’s time for the Day of Giving... again. More...

Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve to host open house Sept. 24

Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve at St. Vincent College will hold a fall open house at the historic Environmental Learning Barn from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24.  More...

Blairsville man found dead in lot

The body of a Blairsville man who had been missing since late last week was found Sunday in Black Lick, Burrell Township. More...

Derry area fire departments receive grant funding to help prepare for wildfires

State Rep. Joseph Petrarca announced that two area fire departments are recipients of grants to help communities guard against forest fires. Derry Township Volunteer Fire Dept. No. More...

Peoples Gas to hold town hall meeting at Unity Twp. Legion

Residents are invited to attend a town hall meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. More...

Local & State News

Lawmaker no-show after criminal charge

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Accountant reconsidering plea in tax fraud case

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An accountant charged with helping the founder of Pennsylvania’s largest online charter school avoid paying income taxes on more than $8 million siphoned from the school has reconsidered a guilty plea, the accountant’s defense attor More...

Repeal of electronic cigarette, tax proposed

The tax on electronic cigarette products included in the recently enacted state budget would be repealed under a proposal offered by state Rep. Joseph Petrarca.  More...

World News

Wealth of clues led to quick arrest of suspected bomber

NEW YORK (AP) - The man suspected of planting bombs in a New York neighborhood and a New Jersey seaside town may have aimed to inflict carnage incognito, but he didn’t succeed for long in concealing his identity. More...

Mall attacker was recent college student, security guard

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) - He was a recent college student with an interest in computers who had worked part time as a private security guard. He was said to be an honor student in high school. More...

Stunt? Even with jerseys and books to sell, Tebow says no

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) - Mets fans can buy a few jerseys featuring names of players in the team’s instructional league. Cespedes jerseys, they’re big sellers. Cone jerseys, available as throwbacks.  More...

Sports

Wildcats, Trojans win in girls’tennis

The Greater Latrobe girls’ tennis team won again, while Derry Area is setting itself up for a top-three finish. More...

GL’s Pevarnik, Poole, Battaglia advance in section golf qualifier

Greater Latrobe golf standout Brady Pevarnik is ready for another individual run. Teammates Isaac Poole and Mario Battaglia are going with him. More...

Panthers looking to shore up pass defense

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi hasn’t lost faith in his secondary, though there’s plenty to work on after surrendering 872 yards through the air in the last two games, including 540 to Oklahoma State’s Mason R More...

Entertainment

Carnival Corp. launching 3 TV shows about vacations, travel

NEW YORK (AP) — Carnival Corp. is launching three TV programs about travel, vacations and cruising that will air on ABC, NBC and The CW networks beginning Oct. 1.  More...

Michelle Obama hosts a Broadway event to help educate girls

NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Obama tapped some big voices to help deliver her push to get girls educated across the world.  More...

Colbert, Oliver to join forces for film festival fundraiser

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Stephen Colbert (kohl-BEHR’) and John Oliver will join forces for an event that will benefit a New Jersey film festival. The Nov. More...

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