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Volunteers needed for Ligonier candlelight luminary display

The Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce is seeking interested groups such as Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, youth groups, 4-H, school groups, families, and other organizations to help with the Christmas luminary project.  More...

Attorney: Hribal to plead guilty but mentally ill in FRHS stabbings

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A teen charged with slashing and stabbing 20 fellow students and a security guard at a Pennsylvania high school is expected to plead guilty but mentally ill, an attorney said.  More...

South Huntingdon man killed in crash

A South Huntingdon Township man died Saturday evening as a result of injuries he sustained in a single-vehicle crash on Route 981, according to information released by Westmoreland County Coroner Kenneth Bacha. More...

General News

Best weather satellite ever built rockets into space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The most advanced weather satellite ever built rocketed into space Saturday night, part of an $11 billion effort to revolutionize forecasting and save lives. More...

Analyst: Gas prices dip to US average of $2.20 per gallon

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of regular grade gasoline has fallen nationally to $2.20 per gallon, a drop of 6 cents over the past two weeks.  More...

Florida surfer dies fulfilling Southern California dream

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A Florida surfer who dreamed of riding Southern California waves has died doing what he loved.  Dana Brown, 60, was paddling near the Huntington Beach pier near sunset on Nov. More...

Sports

Rams to play in first state playoff game

The Ligonier Valley football team will play in its first PIAA Class AA state playoff football game Friday (7 p.m.) against Dunmore at Bald Eagle Area High School in Bellefonte. More...

Moon Area rallies past IceCats for 4-3 overtime victory

Moon Area rallied in the final minute of the third period and then sunk the Greater Latrobe hockey team in overtime, defeating the IceCats, 4-3, during a PIHL Class AA game Friday at Baierl Ice Complex in Warrendale. More...

Rams celebrate milestone win with victory song

Ligonier Valley brought more than a huge number of fans to Altoona last Friday night — the Rams brought their official victory song, too.  More...

Lifestyles

Boy Scout Troop 372 holds Court of Honor, lauds Silver Palm recipient, plans Christmas tree sale

Congratulations were extended to Boy Scout Troop 372 on the achievements Scouts celebrated at their Court of Honor on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at Calvary United Methodist Church in Ligonier. More...

KitchenWise

Not feeding a crowd this Thanksgiving? Roast a turkey breast

EDITOR’S NOTE: KitchenWise columnist Sara Moulton is on a book tour and is taking a break from writing her column for the remainder of 2016. In her absence, the AP is moving a weekly Kitchenwise-Best Of from Sara’s archived recipes. More...

Choral concerts Dec. 2, Dec. 10

DEC. 2  The Westmoreland Choral Society, along with the Westmoreland Children’s Chorus, will present a concert on Friday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 PM. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Police investigating harassment  State police at Greensburg report between Oct. 28 and Nov. 11, an unknown male harassed a 21-year-old Unity Township man via text message. Police are continuing to investigate. More...

Latrobe Neighborhood Christmas Celebration set for this Friday

The City of Latrobe will host its annual Neighborhood Christmas Celebration on Friday, Nov. 25.  The holiday festivities begin with the Neighborhood Christmas Parade, sponsored by Valley Dairy Restaurants, at 11 a.m. More...

Cast your vote: Loyalhanna Creek nominee for 2017 River of the Year

Just when you thought election season was over, the Loyalhanna Creek again has been selected as a nominee for 2017 Pennsylvania River of the Year, and the public is invited to vote online, choosing from among four waterways — the Loyalhanna Creek, th More...

Derry Twp.’s Ebert re-elected president of Pa. Farm Bureau

Westmoreland County dairy farmer Richard “Rick” Ebert has been re-elected president of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB). More...

Five firefighters sustain minor injuries fighting brush fire near Millwood in Derry Township

Five firefighters suffered minor injuries battling a brush fire Friday night in Derry Township.  The brush fire was reported around 6:30 p.m. Friday near Millwood Road. More...

Local & State News

Law enforcement, PennDOT focus on holiday travel safety

The Pennsylvania State Police and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) invite parents and caregivers to make this holiday season a safer one by taking advantage of free car seat checks across the state that will complement the nati More...

Judge allows suit by ex-TV anchor fired after online remarks

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A federal judge has declined to throw out a lawsuit filed by a former Pittsburgh newscaster fired after her comments in a Facebook post about a shooting were deemed racially insensitive.  More...

Judge denies former chief’s resentencing bid in theft case

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Ajudge has rejected a bid by a former southwestern Pennsylvania police chief for a new sentence on a conviction of using about $10,000 from a federal Drug Enforcement Administration fund at casinos.  More...

World News

Trump, Pence address potential of Romney, Mattis in Cabinet

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) - Mitt Romney is a key contender to become the nation’s next secretary of state and retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis was an “impressive” prospect for defense secretary, President-elect Donald Trump and his No. More...

Police, protesters face off at Dakota Access pipeline

CANNON BALL, N.D. More...

San Antonio police officer fatally shot while writing ticket

(AP) — Two police officers have been shot in separate incidents in what authorities are calling targeted attacks. One died while the other was shot twice in the face but was expected to survive.  More...

Health

Cognitive decline provides another reason to quit smoking

(Metro) — Smokers have scores of reasons to give up the habit. More...

Why it’s important for everyone to get annual health exams

(Metro) — Annual health exams are a key component of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. More...

Get to the truth about dieting and weight loss

(Metro) — Weight loss is a popular resolution come the new year. But in spite of that popularity, the resolution to lose weight is no small task. More...

Entertainment

Strong, sometimes foul political language marks American Music Awards

Coming on the heels of a divisive political election, the American Music Awards on Sunday night in Los Angeles became a platform for strong, and sometimes foul, political language. More...

‘Fantastic Beasts’ spins magic, ‘Billy Lynn’s’ tanks

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harry Potter spinoff “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” cast a spell over audiences in its debut, summoning $75 million according to studio estimates Sunday and unseating “Doctor Strange” from the top spot. More...

Kanye West rants about Beyoncé before cutting concert short

SACRAMENTO, Calif. More...

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