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Snow-making underway at Laurel Mountain for first time in 11 years

For the first time in more than a decade, snow-making is officially underway at Laurel Mountain Ski Resort.  Snow guns were turned on 5 p.m. Thursday at Laurel Mountain and will continue to operate as long as conditions allow. More...

General News

Publisher: Former Obama White House aide writing memoir

NEW YORK (AP) — A former White House aide who is now the chief operating officer of a Brooklyn-based media company is working on an upbeat, but “warts and all” book about her years in the Obama administration.  More...

Shutdown averted, Senate backs stop-gap spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — With less than hour to spare, the Senate late Friday backed legislation averting a government shutdown as coal-state Democrats retreated on long-term health care benefits for retired miners but promised a renewed fight for the worki More...

After healthcare repeal vote, some in GOP fear cliff

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are eagerly planning initial votes next month on dismantling President Barack Obama’s health care law, a cherished GOP goal. More...

Sports

Rams pull away from host Trojans to take DA tipoff tourney

This much can be said about the two local teams who competed in the Chuck Smith Tipoff Tournament Friday and Saturday at Derry Area High School: Fans of Ligonier Valley and Derry Area are in for an entertaining season. More...

Butler sets new single-game scoring mark in GL’s tourney win

Greater Latrobe’s Austin Butler established a career high and a new school record as he led the Wildcats to a 93-86 victory and the championship of the Canon-McMillan Tipoff Tournament on Saturday.  Butler poured in a new personal best and More...

GL, DA wrestlers open seasons with tourney wins at Hickory, Blairsville

It was a good start to the season for the Greater Latrobe and Derry Area wrestling teams.  The Wildcats captured the overall championship and had four wrestlers take the top spot at the Hickory Invitational Tournament, while Derry Area went a pe More...

Lifestyles

Seton Hill University Youth Swing Band to perform at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s ‘The Nutcracker’ Dec. 23

The Community Arts Program at Seton Hill University this week announced that the Seton Hill University Youth Swing Band will perform at the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts before the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s 7 p.m. More...

Cooking on Deadline

Salted Caramel Sauce’s a gift!

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cooking on Deadline features fast, weeknight-friendly meals that are big on flavor, but not on labor. More...

Events of Area Interest

French Toast Breakfast Dec. 18 at St. John   The Boosters of St. John the Evangelist Church will hold a French Toast and Ham Breakfast 8 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, in the parish hall, 306 St. John Drive, Latrobe.  More...

Law insuring 1 million Pennsylvanians now facing uncertain future

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

GLSHS wins chain reaction contest

Students from Greater Latrobe Senior High School took top honors in Carnegie Science Center’s Chain Reaction Contraption Contest on Friday with their “Lock Ness Monster” themed contraption, a play on the theme “Unlock and lock it up!” In all, 44 team More...

Local & State News

PennDOT lifts speed limit restriction on Interstates 80, 81

MOOSIC, Pa. (AP) — Wintry weather was affecting various parts of Pennsylvania, with the northeastern part of the state bearing the brunt of a system that produced rain farther south, but icy and snowy conditions to the north.  More...

Westbound Pennsylvania Turnpike still closed after crash

BREEZEWOOD, Pa. (AP) — The eastbound Pennsylvania Turnpike has reopened, but a westbound stretch between Carlisle and Breezewood remains closed after a three-vehicle crash.  The crash occurred in the eastbound lanes around 4 a.m. More...

Fire put out by sprinklers at atomic lab near Pittsburgh

WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. More...

World News

China says Trump’s Taiwan comments cause ‘serious concern’

BEIJING (AP) - China said Monday that it had “serious concern” about President-elect Donald Trump’s most recent comments about Taiwan, and warned that any changes to how America deals with the self-governing island could damage dipl More...

For all his threats, Trump is seen by businesses as key ally

WASHINGTON (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump has lost no chance to bash or threaten individual companies that cross him.  More...

Police expect Trump to lift limits on surplus military gear

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - If president-elect Donald Trump keeps his promise, surplus military grenade launchers, bayonets, tracked armored vehicles and high-powered firearms and ammunition will once again be available to state and local U.S. More...

Health

US life expectancy falls, as many kinds of death increase

NEW YORK (AP) — A decades-long trend of rising life expectancy in the U.S. could be ending: It declined last year and it is no better than it was four years ago. In most of the years since World War II, life expectancy in the U.S. More...

Nearly 70 percent of seniors rely on family or have no one

CERRITOS, Calif. More...

In Greece’s tobacco culture, passive smoke a serious problem

BRUSSELS (AP) — Nearly two-thirds of Greeks are inhaling someone else’s tobacco smoke on a daily basis, making Greece the worst nation in the European Union in exposing its people to the health risks of passive smoking.  More...

Entertainment

‘Moana’s reigns, ‘La La Land’ sings in limited release at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disney’s “Moana” has continued to sit pretty atop the box office for its third consecutive weekend, but Damien Chazelle’s musical “La La Land” was what really had audiences singing this wee More...

‘La La Land’poised to sing out in Golden Globe nominations

(AP) — Nominations for the 74th annual Golden Globes will be announced Monday morning from Beverly Hills, California.  More...

Early audience reactions from ‘Rogue One’ premiere

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The force is strong with “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” according to early reactions from the film’s premiere Saturday night in Los Angeles. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Derry man charged with harassment State police at Kiski Valley report Davin Redfield, 24, of Derry was charged with harassment after punching David Cribbs, 29, of Derry in the mouth at 2:15 a.m. Friday, Dec. More...

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