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Ohio mom charged after young son drinks vodka from sippy cup

CONNEAUT, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman has been charged with child endangerment after she sneaked a sippy cup of vodka into a high school football game and her toddler son drank from it and became ill.  Thirty-year-old Andrea Mucciarone plead More...

L.A. approves ban on sleeping in vehicles near homes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — City lawmakers in Los Angeles have approved a nighttime ban on living in vehicles near homes, parks and schools over the protests of those who say the measure will criminalize homeless people.  More...

Judge: Woman’s statements allowed in texting suicide trial

PLAINVILLE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts judge has ruled that statements made by a woman who sent her boyfriend text messages encouraging him to kill himself can be used by prosecutors at her manslaughter trial.  More...

Editorial

Commentary

Opinion: The Donald Trumps the process

Donald Trump shocked the world. Late Tuesday night, Trump performed the political version of a young, inexperienced and brash Cassius Clay surprising the old guard Sonny Liston to capture the heavyweight boxing championship of the world on Feb. More...

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Lifestyles

Angela's Angels founder recognizes 2016 award winner

Kathleen “Kathy” Henderickson from Wigs ’n More in Unity Township received the 2016 Angela's Angels Woman of Compassion Award at the 10-year anniversary celebration held Wednesday, Nov. More...

Campus Corner

Westmoreland dental hygiene students win awards at Keystone Conference

Westmoreland County Community College dental hygiene students earned several awards for their presentations at the Pennsylvania Dental Hygienist’s Association Keystone Conference. More...

Eberly to discuss Soldiers’ Civil War Diaries at Nov. 29 St. Clair Lecture

The St. Clair Lecture presentation by Robert E. Eberly Jr. has been rescheduled.  More...

Derry Veterans Memorial Bridge dedicated during Veterans Day parade

Derry Borough dedicated its new bridge and honored the people for which the bridge is named during Friday’s Veterans Day observance. More...

Veterans Day observances held in Unity Township, Ligonier

Unity Township American Legion Post 982 member John Boytim (left) of Pleasant Unity joined the line for lunch at the post’s Veterans Day celebration on Friday. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, NOV. 14   6:30 p.m., Latrobe City Council, City Hall  7 p.m., Ligonier Valley School Board, high school auditorium (6 p.m. More...

Schools report racist incidents in wake of Trump election

In the wake of Donald Trump’s election, reports of racist incidents are emerging from the nation’s schools and universities, including students who chanted “white power” and called black classmates “cotton pickers.” More...

Chamber: Great American Banana Split Celebration a sweet success

It was, well, bananas. The 2016 Great American Banana Split Celebration, produced by the Greater Latrobe-Laurel Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce and presented by Valley Dairy Restaurants and Excela Health, was a rousing success Aug. 26-28.  More...

World News

Trump shakes up transition team, elevates Pence’s role

WASHINGTON (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump shook up his transition team Friday as he plunged into the work of setting up his administration, elevating Vice President-elect Mike Pence to head the operations. More...

Trump chief of staff pick to signal direction of presidency

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump is considering a conservative bomb-thrower and the face of the GOP establishment, among others, for White House chief of staff - a major post that could set the direction for his presidency. More...

Fort Trump: New security measures ring Trump Tower

NEW YORK (AP) - Being a midtown Manhattan neighbor of Donald Trump now that he’s president-elect has come to this: navigating swarms of police officers, barricades, checkpoints and street closings that have turned Trump Tower - a tourist attraction n More...

Sports

Rams ride defense to rout of Westmont-Hilltop, reach District 6-AA title game

Next stop, Altoona. Getting to the District 6 Class AA title game has been a goal of Ligonier Valley’s football team from the start of off-season workouts, and on Friday night, it became a reality. More...

Trojans’ dream season ends against top-seeded Aliquippa

PITTSBURGH — The Derry Area football team exited the handshake line in a stunned stupor, some with their heads down and dejected following the Trojans’ first loss of the season, a 46-20 defeat in the WPIAL Class AAA semifinals against top-seeded, WPI More...

Follow the ball

Ligonier Valley’s Garrett Custer greets Camden Moors of Westmont Hilltop at the line (above) and holds him to no gain during Friday night’s District 6 Class AA semifinal-round playoff game. The No. More...

Entertainment

PBS series delves into history of recorded music

NEW YORK (AP) — At one point in the "Soundbreaking" documentary series, producer Paul Epworth describes a freshly heartbroken Adele singing him her new song, "Rolling in the Deep," pounding out the beat — and her frustrations — with her foot on a sla More...

Movie review: ‘Arrival’ lumbers, and that’s not just the aliens

It turns out that when space aliens do eventually arrive on Earth — and, wouldn't you know it, they traveled all that way without bothering to learn any of our languages beforehand? More...

Game review: New ‘Call of Duty’ a spacey but conservative sequel

Sticking with tradition despite a planet-hopping sci-fi setting, the latest "Call of Duty" is a conservative iteration of the annual first-person shooter franchise with safe, market-tested upgrades: a wisecracking robot, spaceship dogfights, ray guns More...

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