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Friday’s Red Shirt Day observes youth homelessness

To show solidarity with children experiencing homelessness and the educators who serve them, state Rep. More...

12th Annual Gingerbread House Contest deadline Nov. 23

The holidays are quickly approaching and with that in mind, the Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce is planning its 12th Annual Gingerbread House Contest, to be held Dec. 3-11.  All entry fees and forms must be received by Nov. 23.  More...

General News

Facebook buys Pittsburgh-based facial analysis software firm

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Social media giant Facebook has purchased a facial analysis software firm linked to Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Mellon University.  Details of the deal weren’t revealed by California-based Facebook or FacioMetrics, More...

Workers pry gold ‘Trump Place’ name off apartment buildings

NEW YORK (AP) — What’s in a name? More...

Prosecutors: Man set girlfriend’s puppy on fire, killing it

COLUMBIA, S.C. More...

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Off The Wall

Let's get serious for just one moment. Are you one of those so-called Christians who may have left your church because you didn't get anything out of the service? More...

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Lifestyles

Pitt-Greensburg Theatre Company’s ‘An Evening of One Acts’ includes ‘15 Frogs and Counting’

The Pitt-Greensburg Theatre Company will present “An Evening of One Acts” this week as its fall production for the 2016-17 season, bringing the theme of “Thoughts and Dreams of Love” to the stage on the 150 Finoli Drive, Hempf More...

Cambria City Choir to premiere Sunday at The Grand Halle

A new, 30-voice choir will perform a concert of sacred music titled “The Spirit of Thanksgiving” 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, at The Grand Halle on Broad Street in the Cambria City Cultural District of Johnstown. Doors open at 3:30 p.m.  More...

UPG Written/Spoken Series to host poet/essayist, award-winning food/fiction writer Tuesday

The Fall 2016 Pitt-Greensburg Written/Spoken Series welcomes poet/essayist Sheila Squillante and awardwinning food writer and fiction author Sherrie Flick 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe man arrested for violating court order  State police at Greensburg report troopers took a 21-yearold Latrobe man into custody at 10:54 p.m. Sunday, Nov. More...

Unity Twp. MA approves 2017 budget with no rate hike

The Unity Township Municipal Authority (UTMA) Board of Directors on Wednesday unanimously approved a 2017 budget that includes no rate hike for customers.  More...

SVC event shows STEAM approach not slowing down

For the last year, Katherine Kauffman Roth, a library media specialist at Norwin Senior High School, has been taking her students on trips around the world utilizing Google Cardboard and virtual reality apps. More...

Route 381 bridge now open to traffic

The Route 381 (Darlington Rector Road) Bridge, which spans Linn Run in Ligonier Township, is now open to traffic.  More...

DAHS to present ‘Baby Talk’ this weekend at middle school auditorium

Derry Area High School (DAHS) will present “Baby Talk” by Billy St. John at 7 p.m. Nov. 18- 19, in the Derry Area Middle School auditorium.  Tickets are priced at $5 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens.  More...

Local & State News

Oh deer! Deer knocks cross-country runner down, he finishes race

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. (AP) — A cross-country runner finished an NCAA regional race after he was knocked off his feet by a deer at DeSales University in Pennsylvania.  Saturday’s incident in Center Valley was captured on video.  More...

Mom accused of texting video of lifeless son waives hearing

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman will stand trial on charges she killed her toddler son and sent a video of the boy’s lifeless body to his father during a jealous, vengeful argument over more than two hours of text messages.  More...

Wife eulogizes policeman slain responding to a domestic call

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — The wife of a police officer slain the line of duty says he was “the best friend anyone could ever ask for,” was adored by their four children and was always chasing “bigger dreams.”  More...

World News

Trump battles back against charges of transition tumult

NEW YORK (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump and his team are battling back against charges of chaos and infighting as they race to set up an administration. More...

Giuliani’s foreign work complicates candidacy for top post

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rudy Giuliani, the leading candidate to be Donald Trump’s secretary of state, has advised foreign political figures and worked for lobbying and security firms whose clients had complicated relationships with the U.S. More...

‘Tangled web’: Trump’s businesses could create conflicts

NEW YORK (AP) - Asked on TV earlier this year whether a President Donald Trump would ever mix politics with business, his eldest son, Donald Jr., said there was no risk of that. More...

Sports

Rams ready for chance to win District 6 Class AA title

If there is pressure on the Ligonier Valley football team — pressure, perhaps, to continue a flawless season, pressure to live up to a No. More...

Sweeney, Trojans reflect on history-making season

Derry Area coach Tim Sweeney said a 46-20 loss against Aliquippa in last Friday’s WPIAL Class AAAsemifinals still stings, but he admitted that it has become a bit easier to reflect on the Trojans’ entire body of work during a historic season. More...

Pitt’s resilient Price leads parade of late bloomers in ACC

PITTSBURGH (AP) — There was a time when Ejuan Price wondered if his college career would ever end.  Now that it’s fast approaching after six seasons, three different head coaches, a position change, one college degree earned and anot More...

Entertainment

Unusual tiff brewing between Fox’s Bill O’Reilly and Megyn Kelly

NEW YORK (AP) — Bill O’Reilly is questioning his Fox News Channel colleague Megyn Kelly’s loyalty for writing in her justpublished memoir and talking about accusations that former Fox chief Roger Ailes made unwanted sexual advances More...

Colson Whitehead, Rep. John Lewis win National Book Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — On a night of nervous laughter and cathartic tears and applause, Colson Whitehead’s “The Underground Railroad” won the National Book Award for fiction and Democratic U.S. Rep. More...

It’s no decoy: ‘Duck Dynasty’ set to wrap after 11 seasons

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The “Duck Dynasty” family says its A&E series will end after this season.  Their announcement was paired with Wednesday’s debut episode of the show’s 11th season.  More...

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