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SVC Aging Series speaker: Spiritual paths of the gospels

The Rev. James Hess, O. Carm., has been through four transitions in his 40 years of being a Carmelite priest.  One was in parish work, and the second was when he was assigned to a high school in Boca Raton, Florida.  More...

General News

Amtrak to pay $265M for Philadelphia crash that killed eight

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Amtrak will pay $265 million to settle claims related to a crash last year that killed eight people and injured more than 200 others when a speeding train derailed on a curve.  More...

Auto insurers: Distraction big factor in traffic death surge

WASHINGTON (AP) — Auto insurers believe drivers who text, use smartphone apps or are otherwise distracted are a big factor in the recent surge in traffic fatalities and injuries, an industry official said Thursday.  More...

More Americans sign contracts in September to buy homes

WASHINGTON (AP) — More people signed contracts to purchase homes in September, an increase that likely points to rising sales in the closing months of 2016.  More...

Sports

LV ready for Conemaugh Twp., return of Appalachian Bowl

Today’s Ligonier Valley football players might not fully understand the rich history of the Appalachian Bowl, but they’ve heard the stories. More...

GL’s Cawoski, Harter qualify for state cross-country meet

The Greater Latrobe cross-country team is sending two to the state meet. More...

Tough stretch continues for Bearcats at W&J

After four consecutive wins, the 2016 football season has taken a considerable turn for the worse for St. Vincent College.  As always in a situation like that, there are a number of contributing factors.  More...

Lifestyles

Israeli pianist wins SVC Bronder Prize

Israeli pianist Tomer Gewirtzman accepts the 2016-17 Bronder Prize for Piano from Brother Norman W. Hipps, OSB, president of St. Vincent College, in conjunction with Tomer’s performance in the St. More...

PBT principal dancer to take final bow Oct. 29 at ‘Giselle’

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s October production of “Giselle” with the PBT Orchestra marks both the beginning of a season and the end of an era. More...

IUP faculty member selected for national leadership award

Dr. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Vehicle damaged after hitting animal   More...

More community engagement among goals of Derry Area plan

Derry Area School Board members on Thursday were updated on the district’s future comprehensive plan, which sets goals of improving community and family engagement within the district, among other initiatives. More...

Ligonier Twp. planners recommend new nuisance ordinance

Property owners in Ligonier Township who allow their property to become a nuisance could be facing a penalty of up to $2,500 if a new nuisance ordinance recommended by the township’s planning commission is ultimately approved. More...

Derry Twp. woman pleads guilty in child endangerment case

A Derry Township woman, who was accused of endangering the welfare of her baby while she and her mother used heroin in a parking lot, will serve two years of probation after pleading guilty to the misdemeanor Thursday in county court. More...

Three charged in Cherryhill Twp. killings

State police at Indiana have charged three men accused of killing a Cherryhill Township couple early Thursday morning while two young children reportedly were in the home.  More...

Local & State News

Mount Pleasant teen’s hearing continued

The hearing to decide whether the homicide case of a Mount Pleasant teenager should be moved to juvenile court was delayed Thursday while the judge and prosecution continue to review the defense’s brief. More...

Ramp closure set for I-70 to I-79 South

PennDOT District 12 would like to advise motorists that there is a change in the original schedule involving the ramp closure on Interstate 70 leading to Interstate 79 South in Washington County. The ramps will be closed Saturday, Oct. More...

Gangsters of the Lincoln Highway event set Oct. 29

Not all early Lincoln Highway travelers were as prim and proper as Emily Post. Plan to attend the presentation “Gangsters of the Lincoln Highway” by Dr. Fred Gantz at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. More...

World News

Oregon case jury delivers blow to government in lands fight

PORTLAND, Ore. More...

Police evict oil pipeline protesters from private land

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) - A months-long protest over the Dakota Access oil pipeline reached its most chaotic pitch yet when hundreds of law enforcement officers moved in to force activists off private property. More...

Activists split as Clinton makes push for black millennials

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Six months into Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, she met with a group of Black Lives Matter activists in Washington to make her case and seek their support.  More...

Education

Hygiene donations sought

Derry Area Middle School’s Blue-N-Gold Pantry is asking the public to consider donating personal hygiene products, such as shampoo, conditioner, soap, body wash, lotion, deodorant, body sprays, toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, combs, brushe More...

GL Breakfast of Champions

Greater Latrobe Senior High School recently honored six students at the October Breakfast of Champions, including: Trevor Hughes (who was honored by physical education teacher Patrick Townsend), Rachel Garbeglio (art teacher Lydia Mack), Miranda DeAn More...

DAMS Magazine Campaign

The annual Derry Area Middle School Magazine Campaign is underway. Order or renew magazine subscriptions through Derry Area Middle School students from the Great American Opportunities (GAO) brochure or online through Nov. 7. More...

Entertainment

Colbert airing two live ‘Late Show’ hours election week

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS says “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” has elected to broadcast a pair of live episodes the week of the presidential election.  More...

Alleged Trump star smasher freed

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man arrested on suspicion of smashing Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has been released on bail. James Otis was taken into custody early Thursday and released in the afternoon on $20,000 bail. More...

Actress Raven-Symone leaving ‘The View’

NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Raven-Symone is the latest host to leave the daytime chatfest “The View.” More...

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