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Ligonier Highland Games continue tradition in Ligonier

Thousands of people attended the 58th annual gathering of Scottish clans Saturday at the Ligonier Highland Games held at Idlewild & SoakZone in Ligonier Township. More...

Applications being accepted for Salvation Army Christmas program

The Ligonier Salvation Army will be accepting applications for the 2016 Food Basket and Treasures for Children Program.  More...

General News

Latrobe’s Arnold Palmer dies at 87, made golf popular for masses

Arnold Palmer charged across the golf course and into America’s living rooms with a go-for-broke style that made a country club sport popular for the everyman. At ease with presidents and the public, he was on a first-name basis with both. More...

Reaction to Arnold Palmer’s death

Reaction to golf great Arnold Palmer’s death Sunday at age 87 in Pittsburgh: “At this point I don’t know what happened, and I suppose it is not important what happened. More...

What’s in a name? For Arnold Palmer iced tea & lemonade

Raise a glass to celebrate the life of golf’s “King” — and make it an Arnold Palmer.  “I imagine that Arnold Palmer walks into a restaurant and they ask him what he’s drinking, and he says, ‘What the hel More...

Sports

Stewart breaks own modern-day mark in SVC’s conference win against Grove City

Derek Stewart threw for 442 yards and seven touchdowns while Dalton Dietrich caught 10 passes, including three for touchdowns, to lead the St. More...

A ‘King’ who never quit working on his own clubs

Arnold Palmer considered the question, fighting back a mischievous grin. More...

LV girls’ cross-country team wins Crimson Hawk Invite

The Ligonier Valley girls’ cross-country team captured Saturday’s Crimson Hawk Invitational hosted by Indiana University of Pennsylvania on Saturday. More...

Entertainment

‘Magnificent Seven’ rides Denzel’s star power to $35 million debut

NEW YORK (AP) — Movie stars don’t open movies anymore? Tell that to Denzel Washington and Tom Hanks. More...

Matt LeBlanc signs 2-series deal to host BBC’s ‘Top Gear’

LONDON (AP) — The BBC says former “Friends” star Matt LeBlanc has signed a two-series deal to host its popular car show “Top Gear.” The broadcaster announced Monday that LeBlanc will front the program when it returns for a 24th series in 2017. More...

Jane Pauley replacing Osgood at ‘Sunday Morning’

NEWYORK (AP) — Jane Pauley is becoming a morning television host again — this time at a much more relaxed pace. CBS said Sunday she will replace Charles Osgood as anchor of the “Sunday Morning” telecast.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Three-vehicle collision in Indiana County   More...

David Martin resigns as head of GL-LV Chamber

The turnaround and resurgence of the Greater Latrobe- Laurel Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce over the last three years began with the hiring of David Martin as president in late 2012. More...

Voters will decide if judges should step down at 70 or 75

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania voters will decide on Nov. 8 whether to amend the state constitution to let judges remain on the bench until the end of the year in which they turn 75, five years longer than currently allowed. More...

Ligonier Valley Chamber Scarecrow Contest deadline Oct. 1

The Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce recently announced its 25th annual Scarecrow Contest. More...

Pollution, consumer complaints part of puppy mill industry

Janie Jenkins has been fighting against online sales of commercially produced puppies since 2008, and last weekend in Lancaster she got a firsthand look at where many of those puppies come from.  More...

Local & State News

Bail sought for man granted new trial in 1991 slaying

EBENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Afederal public defender is seeking bail for a Pennsylvania man granted a new trial in his ex-wife’s slaying a quarter-century ago.  More...

Mother, son waive hearing in 2008 slaying

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — A mother and son charged in the 2008 murder of her husband have been ordered to stand trial in western Pennsylvania. More...

Child torture death trial for man slated for April

WEST CHESTER, Pa. More...

World News

Clinton, Trump look to overcome weaknesses on debate stage

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump needs to prove to voters that he has the policy depth and gravitas to serve as commander in chief. Hillary Clinton needs a moment to connect with Americans who question whether she can be trusted.  More...

Clinton as communicator, from Wellesley to campaign trail

NEWYORK (AP) - Hillary Clinton has said it herself: She’s not the most naturally gifted public communicator.  “I am not a natural politician, in case you haven’t noticed, like my husband or President Obama,” she said in M More...

New Smithsonian museum chronicling black history opens

WASHINGTON (AP) - America’s first national museum dedicated to African-American history and culture opened Saturday with emotional but joyful words from the country’s first black president, who said he hoped the stories contained inside w More...

Health

Doctors ‘prescribe’ fresh produce with help from food banks

OAK FOREST, Ill. More...

CDC: 3 Miami businesses epicenter of 1st US Zika outbreak

MIAMI (AP) — The Zika outbreak in Miami’s Wynwood arts district centered on three businesses with outdoor areas shared by employees, customers and breeding mosquitoes, and the number of people infected was likely greater than reported, sa More...

Improve indoor air quality in advance of winter

Upon the arrival of winter, people in regions where winter is marked by cold weather tend to spend significantly more time indoors. More...

Lifestyles

SVC, Notre Dame alumni to host Hesburgh Lecture

The St. Vincent College Honors Program and the St. Vincent College School of Humanities and Fine Arts, in conjunction with the Notre Dame Club of Greensburg/Uniontown, will host a Hesburgh Lecture by Dr. More...

Area runners participate in 36-hour relay to D.C.

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Next Café Sci to explore ‘Neuroscience of Baseball’

When it comes to sports, athletes are often thought of for brawn rather than brains. But when it comes to baseball, brainpower is a critical component of the game.  More...

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