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DA honors vets

Chris Johnston of Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 444 accepted a check for $1,000 from Nick Chimino on behalf of the Derry Area School District student body. More...

Registration for Christmas gifts for low-income families set

Sign-ups for The Salvation Army’s Treasures for Children program, which helps provide Christmas gifts for low-income families, will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, at Derry First United Methodist Church, 311 N. More...

General News

Cops: Woman slain in shooting, beau found covered in blood

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say a woman is dead after a shooting in Philadelphia and her live-in boyfriend was found covered in blood. More...

German gardener loses wedding band; carrot unearths it

BERLIN (AP) — A retiree in Germany has struck gold in his garden, finding the wedding band he lost three years ago wrapped around a carrot. More...

Video shows suspect take century-old scepter from cathedral

NEW YORK (AP) — Police are searching for a suspect they say walked out of a cathedral in Brooklyn with a 4-foot tall gold scepter. Surveillance video shows the suspect walking out of the Cathedral of St. More...

Sports

DA honors past champions, recognizes ’83 team

Derry Area recognized members of the 1983 football team prior to last Friday’s WPIAL Class AAA quarterfinal-round playoff game against Central Valley. More...

Penguins’ Crosby outlasts Oilers’ McDavid in first matchup between stars

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins’ star Sidney Crosby has never shied from a matchup against the best players in the world.  Edmonton Oilers’ star Connor McDavid wanted to see how he stacked up against Crosby, long considered by More...

Sports Briefs

Community bonfire, rally for DA   More...

Lifestyles

Foundation’s ‘The Chefs’ Table’ attracts crowd, lauds 2 alumni

“The Chefs’ Table,” held by Westmoreland College’s Educational Foundation, attracted a sellout crowd for its Argentina-themed fundraising fete Sunday, Nov. 6, at the Youngwood campus.  More...

Seton Hill Alumni to host Day of Reflection retreat Saturday

The Seton Hill University Alumni Advisory Council is hosting the 2016 Day of Reflection program “Encountering Mercy: In Art, Prayer, Self and The World,” a retreat featuring guest speakers Monsignor Lawrence R. Kiniry and Helene E. More...

Brinker / Smeltzer

Vince and Kathy Brinker of Latrobe announce the engagement of their daughter Katie Brinker of Latrobe to Andrew Smeltzer of Latrobe. His parents are Dave and Joan Smeltzer of Latrobe.  Katie and Andrew plan to be married in June 2018 in St. More...

Trump card: He beats Hillary Clinton nearly 2-to-1 in county

No matter who you voted for in Tuesday’s presidential election, you were in for a roller coaster ride of emotions if you were watching national coverage last night.  More...

Despite passenger dip, airport moving forward with terminal expansion

Despite a decrease in passengers this year, Westmoreland County Airport Authority officials are proceeding with plans to expand the terminal building at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport.  Engineer Scott Kunselman said at Tuesday’s authority More...

Petrarca earns another term in Pa.’s 55th state House District

State Rep. Joseph Petrarca will again represent the 55th state House District after defeating Republican Michael Geiselhart in Tuesday’s general election, according to unofficial results.  More...

Derry man charged with holding woman and child captive

Derry Borough police have charged James J. More...

Author to present lecture on mercy

The Diocese of Greensburg will continue its focus on mercy with a lecture by Catholic author, TV and radio host Mike Aquilina at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, in the St. Joseph Chapel at the Bishop Connare Center, 2900 Seminary Drive, Greensburg.  More...

Local & State News

Clinton calls Trump to congratulate him on victory

NEWYORK (AP) — On the eve of the election, Hillary Clinton was standing behind a podium bearing the presidential seal. By the time the votes were counted, Donald Trump had captured the White House in a political earthquake.  More...

Americans register anger, desire for change with their votes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans emphatically declared their anger at government Tuesday as they elected a political outsider who failed to generate much excitement but offered the prospect of change.  Exit polls recorded the simmering disconte More...

25th Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot in Greensburg set Nov. 24

Join in the fun and run or walk in the 25th Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot in Greensburg.  This event is a 5K (3.1-mile) walk or run for serious and casual runners, for competitive and causal walkers, and for friends and families of all ages.&n More...

World News

Canadian immigration website crashes amid Trump victory

(AP) — Canada and the prospect of Americans moving there appears to have drawn so much online interest that it knocked out the country’s immigration website.  More...

US pastor asking judge to reject Uganda anti-gay lawsuit

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. More...

Sorority members quit in support of transgender recruit

MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Half the members of a sorority at Tufts University in Massachusetts have quit in protest to their national organization’s opposition to a transgender recruit.  More...

Health

Torrance Hospital Employee of Quarter

Sexual Responsibility and Treatment Program Executive Director Bobbi Lawrence and (right) Torrance State Hospital CEO Valerie Vacari congratulate Torrance State Hospital employee Mike Dempsey, a ther More...

Pittsburgh Poison Center at UPMC to offer resource help for opioid, other addictions

The U.S. is faced with an unprecedented public health epidemic in the form of opioid overdoses. According to the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), nearly half a million persons in the U.S. have died from drug overdoses between 2000 to 2014. More...

Aging Well with Cathy Graham

I am parked promptly on the edge of my 55th year. More poised than ever before, I greet this anniversary of my birth with both exhaustion and relief.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Man attacked by bat-wielding assailants   More...

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