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More community workshop dates set for county comprehensive plan

Westmoreland County planners are looking to residents for help in identifying issues and opportunities which should be addressed in a new countywide comprehensive plan. More...

Scam artists target elderly victims in area

With a large percentage of citizens over the age of 65, Pennsylvania residents are targets for a wide variety of scams, cons and other crimes, according to the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP). More...

General News

Boy chained with dead chicken around neck files lawsuit

UNION, N.C. (AP) — A teen who was chained to the porch of a North Carolina house with a dead chicken around his neck is suing his former foster parent, social services officials and Union County.  More...

Deputy dies when personal car goes into San Antonio sinkhole

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Officials say an off-duty sheriff’s deputy has died and two other people hurt when two vehicles plunged into a water-filled sinkhole in San Antonio, Texas. More...

Mexico minimum wage rises to 80 pesos, falls in dollar terms

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico has increased its minimum wage to just over 80 pesos a day, though its dollar value is down due to the peso’s devaluation.  More...

Editorial

Remember to keep track of your beneficiaries

Commentary

When opening an individual retirement account (IRA), purchasing a life insurance policy or annuity, or beginning contributions to a retirement plan such as a 401(k), you are typically asked to choose a beneficiary. More...

Wanderings with Walter Brasch

Trump nominee will politicize Department of Justice

In his successful run to the presidency, Donald Trump spent a lot of time talking about the Second Amendment and defending gun ownership. More...

Political Cartoon

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Lifestyles

Wedding Announcement

Marissa Douglas, Luke Niezelski

Marissa Douglas of Wellesley, Massachusetts, and Luke Niezelski of Wellesley, formerly of Derry Township, pledged vows of marriage Sunday, Sept. More...

Science Center to host Ugly Sweater 21+ party Friday

Carnegie Science Center encourages guests to don their best ugly holiday sweaters for the next no-kids night. The Ugly Sweater 21+ Holiday Party will get guests in the holiday spirit 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at the center.  More...

Area Church News

‘Bethlehem Experience’ Sunday at Covenant

Covenant Presbyterian Church, Ligonier, is still accepting reservations for “The Bethlehem Experience” to take place Sunday, Dec. 11. More...

Derry Borough looking at 1.5-mill increase next year

Claiming they’ve cut all they can, Derry Borough Council members expect to pass a 2017 general fund budget with a 1.5-mill increase. The proposed tax hike would raise the general fund millage to 28.5 mills; it increased a halfmill last year. More...

Parade of decorated Christmas trees encourages donations

The 20-plus Christmas trees on display through Jan. More...

Funeral held for mother and son

A Pennsylvania woman and her 8-yearold son who were shot to death by the woman’s older son while they were sleeping have been laid to rest.  More...

Local & State News

Police identify 4 in unruly Penn State victory mob

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. More...

Police investigating Satanic graffiti at Pa. church

LANCASTER, Pa. More...

Green Party asks US court to order Pa. recount

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Calling Pennsylvania’s election system “a national disgrace,” Green Party-backed lawyers asked a federal judge on Monday to order a recount of the state’s Nov. More...

World News

Republican success opens door to amending US Constitution

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The November election put Republicans in full control of a record number of state legislatures around the country, a level of power that gives the party an unprecedented opportunity: Change the U.S. Constitution. More...

Spokesman offers few clues on Trump’s pipeline stance

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A spokesman for President-elect Donald Trump isn’t offering many clues about how the incoming administration will act regarding the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline. More...

Trump heads back out on road for ‘thank you’ tour

NEW YORK (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump is taking his show back on the road. More...

Sports

Trojans’ Sweeney recognized by Steelers as Coach of Week

Derry Area football coach Tim Sweeney isn’t completely comfortable with personal recognition or individual accolades. More...

Rust records hat trick as Penguins rally past Senators

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins appear to be right at home, facing a two-goal deficit. More...

Steelers’ defense key in turnaround

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Lawrence Timmons leapt into the air to snag an Eli Manning pass and Pittsburgh Steelers teammate James Harrison felt like he was in the middle of a flashback.  More...

Entertainment

‘Moonlight,’ ‘La La Land’ separate from award season pack

NEW YORK (AP) — In Hollywood’s early but rapidly solidifying awards season, two films — radically different in tone and tune — have separated themselves from the pack: “Moonlight” and “La La Land.” More...

AP interview: Matt Damon defends being cast for ‘Great Wall’

BEIJING (AP) — Matt Damon criticized “outrageous” stories in the era of fake news as he responded Tuesday to accusations that his role in the new China-Hollywood co-production “The Great Wall” should have gone to an Asian actor. More...

Jimmy Kimmel to host Academy Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — The Oscars finally have a host: Jimmy Kimmel will emcee the 89th Academy Awards.  The late-night host will be presiding over the ceremony for the first time. More...

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