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General News

Obama makes final Thanksgiving turkey pardon

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama got the holiday mood started at the White House on Wednesday with the traditional pardoning of the national Thanksgiving turkey, this time with his nephews standing in for daughters Malia and Sasha.  More...

Wild turkeys that vanished in 1800s return to New England

MONTPELIER, Vt. More...

Baby girl born in car amid Thanksgiving traffic on highway

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — As many Americans hit the road on Thanksgiving, one baby couldn’t wait to join them.  Firefighters were called to help a woman in labor in a car on a suburban New York highway on Thursday afternoon. More...

Editorial

Wanderings with Walter Brasch

President Trump: The name should be endorsed by all Americans

When Sen. Barack Obama was running for the presidency and for most of his two terms, the Tea Party right-wing claimed he was born in Kenya, that he was a radicalized Muslim, and was unfit to be president. More...

Bulletin Board

Let’s start off with a day brightener:  “I would simply like to thank you for all that you do to help promote the efforts of the Westmoreland Choral Society. More...

Political Cartoon

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Lifestyles

Tix on sale: Nicholas Feast Dec. 2; ‘Nicholas for Children’ Dec. 3

St. Nicholas will make his fourth annual appearance at The Grand Halle on Broad Street, during the first weekend of December, but Europe’s most-loved saint will change his itinerary a bit this year.  More...

SVC history professor signs book contract with Oxford Press

Dr. Susan Mitchell Sommers, professor of history at St. Vincent College, has signed a contract with Oxford University Press for publication of her next book, “Ebenezer Sibly and his Circle: On the Fringe in Georgian London.”  More...

Events of Area Interest

Christmas in Salem Crossroads pilgrimages Dec. 2, 3, 4   Christmas in Salem Crossroads will be underway 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, Saturday, Dec. 3, and Sunday, Dec. 4, at the Shields Farm, East Pittsburgh Street, Delmont.  More...

Laurel Mountain Ski Resort to finally open this winter

It’s a moment that has been a decade in the making. More...

You better not cry . . . Santa Claus is in town!

Six-year-old Karter Kubistek of Latrobe had Santa deep in thought at Friday’s Latrobe Neighborhood Christmas Celebration because she asked for a Hatchimal, which Santa knows is hard to find thi More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, NOV. 28  10 a.m., Westmoreland County Prison Board, courthouse  6:30 p.m., Latrobe City Council, agenda prep, City Hall  WEDNESDAY, NOV. More...

Penn State won’t fight $2.4M fine for lax crime reporting

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. More...

License-less driver topped 100 mph before killing 3

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man who led police on a car chase that ended with a fiery crash that killed three people in another car likely was driving more than 100 mph and had a suspended license, police said in a criminal complaint filed Friday.  More...

World News

With recounts looming, Trump adds new administration picks

MADISON, Wis. More...

Standing Rock chairman says Army Corps to close camp access

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe said Friday that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to close the area where people have been camping for months to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline.  More...

Students complained about erratic driving before bus wreck

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Students and administrators raised concerns about a Tennessee school bus driver’s behavior behind the wheel in the weeks before a crash that killed six children.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor

To the Editor:   Residents of Pennsylvania should feel proud to learn that the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, one of the state’s most popular and cherished attractions, has achieved certification for the treatment of its animals from A More...

Sports

Rams pull away from Dunmore, reach state semis

MILESBURG — The competition in the PIAA Class AA state playoffs has been getting bigger, faster and stronger every week for Ligonier Valley, but the Rams keep rolling along. More...

High school football scores

FOOTBALL  PIAA Championships  Class AAAAAA  Quarterfinals  North Penn 48, Garnet Valley 38  Class AAAAA  Quarterfinals  More...

McSorley has No. 7 Penn State closing in on Big Ten title game

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. More...

Entertainment

Movie review: Set sail with the spirited, familiar ‘Moana’

Stop me if this sounds familiar: A Disney animation film about a bright and spirited young woman who feels stifled by outmoded expectations and dreams of exploring beyond the confines of her home. More...

Movie review: In ‘Allied,’ with Brad Pitt, love in the fog of war

Deeply nostalgic movie making is rendered with digital precision in Robert Zemeckis' highly manicured World War II romance "Allied." More...

Long song: Aretha’s anthem gobbles Thanksgiving conversation

DETROIT (AP) — Aretha Franklin’s lengthy version of the national anthem ahead of the Detroit Lions-Minnesota Vikings matchup may have been as much a topic at Thanksgiving dinner as the game itself.  More...

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