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Historical society hosts model train program, annual meeting Nov. 17

The Westmoreland County Historical Society will host its annual meeting at 6:30 and a model train program presented by John Mickinak and Allen Wells of Dicks Train House at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in the society’s Calvin E. More...

General News

Family of boy fatally shot by 4-year-old settles lawsuit

TOMS RIVER, N.J. More...

Sister accused of killing twin in Hawaii jailed in NY

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Awoman who was accused of killing her twin sister by driving their vehicle off a Hawaii cliff in May was being held in a New York jail Monday after again being charged with murder.  More...

House leader says GOP agenda doesn’t include Clinton inquiry

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior congressional Republican says the GOP’s agenda in the upcoming Congress doesn’t include further investigations of Hillary Clinton.  More...

Sports

Rams to face Bishop McCort for District 6 title on Friday

Bishop McCort is now the only thing standing between Ligonier Valley and a District 6 Class AA football championship. The unbeaten and top-seeded Rams will face the No. 3 seed Crimson Crushers 7 p.m. More...

Elliott, Prescott help Cowboys rally, stun reeling Steelers

PITTSBURGH — It was one for the ages — a perfect fake spike in the final minute, executed by two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to star receiver Antonio Brown that was supposed to win the game for the Pittsburgh Steelers. More...

Bearcats fall at Bethany (W.Va.) in finale, 32-31

Bethany (W.Va.) scored 19 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to defeat the visiting St. Vincent College football team, 32-31, in Saturday’s Presidents’ Athletic Conference game to end the season. More...

Lifestyles

Students of Margy Williams perform piano recital in Unity

Piano students of Margy Williams who performed in a recital Sunday, Oct. More...

Greensburg Civic Theatre musical auditions Dec. 2

Greensburg Civic Theatre holds auditions for the ’80s musical comedy “The Wedding Singer” 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, in the Greensburg Garden & Civic Center, 951 Old Salem Road.  More...

Math professor selected to direct IUP Liberal Studies program

Following a search, Dr. Edel M. Reilly, professor of mathematics and assistant chair of the department of mathematics at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has been selected to serve as the director of IUP’s Liberal Studies program. More...

2016 Ligonier Festival of Lights branching off into new directions

The dates are set and planning is well underway for the Ligonier Valley Historical Society’s 34th annual Festival of Lights, to be held Dec. 3- 6, at Ligonier Town Hall.  More...

Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts in action

St. Vincent-sponsored Cub Scouts spreading mulch include Sammy Wagus, Garek McMahen, Austin Slezak, Kasey Baker, Brody Schober, Dakota Beukama and Carson Baker. More...

Final SVC speaker on aging listed

Dr. William Snyder, a 1973 graduate of St. Vincent College (SVC)whohasbeenaamember of the St. Vincent faculty since 1976, will be the third and final speaker in the fall series on aging and spirituality at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the Fred M. More...

Local & State News

Power sharing between governor, GOP enters new territory

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Political-power sharing at Pennsylvania’s Capitol will enter unexplored territory when Democratic Gov. More...

Police: Gunman who shot police also tried to set off fuels

CANONSBURG, Pa. More...

Racially charged incidents continue at universities

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A student at the University of Oklahoma was temporarily suspended and police are investigating a threat against a Muslim student near the University of Michigan amid racially charged outbursts at schools and universities acr More...

World News

Prisons fight opioids with $1,000 injection: Does it work?

SHERIDAN, Ill. (AP) - U.S. More...

New Zealand plans rescue of tourists stranded by earthquake

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - New Zealand is planning to send in military helicopters and a navy ship to rescue about 1,000 tourists and hundreds of residents who remain stranded in the coastal town of Kaikoura after a powerful earthquake on Monday More...

Nowhere to mooove: 3 cows stranded by New Zealand earthquake

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - Three New Zealand cows looked like they could use a little help Monday after an earthquake triggered landslides all around them and left them stranded on a small island of grass.  More...

Health

Vending machine healthy snacks not big sellers

BENSALEM, Pa. (AP) — Forget the clanging of coins. It’s more the sounds of silence at the vending machines in area schools these days. More...

Breathe Pennsylvania offers free cold weather masks

In observation of National Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Awareness Month, Breathe Pennsylvania is offering free cold weather masks to residents within their 10- county service area of Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Gree More...

Michigan, Flint ordered to make home water deliveries

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the state of Michigan and the city of Flint to deliver bottled water to lead-tainted homes under certain conditions. More...

Entertainment

Moviegoers rush to ‘Doctor Strange,’ newcomer ‘Arrival’ post-election

NEW YORK (AP) — Moviegoers drained by the drama of the presidential election sought refuge at the movies over the weekend, where ticket sales were robust for just about everything. More...

Bikers help Springsteen, stranded on the side of the road

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Coming across Bruce Springsteen on a broken down motorcycle on the side of the road could probably be a lyric from one of his songs, but it really happened for a group of guys from New Jersey.  More...

Dave Chappelle, ‘SNL’ give thoughtful coda to election

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Saturday Night Live” called on host Dave Chappelle’s wit and Kate McKinnon’s performance of “Hallelujah” for a thoughtful coda to a divisive presidential campaign. More...

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