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Revolt fizzles as Trump easily wins Electoral College vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — So much for an Electoral College revolt.  Despite weeks of lobbying and a day of protests, President-elect Donald Trump won all but two of the Electoral College votes he claimed on Election Day, ensuring he will become Am More...

General News

Tupac Shakur, Pearl Jam, Yes to be inducted into Rock Hall

NEW YORK (AP) — The late rapper Tupac Shakur and Seattle-based rockers Pearl Jam lead a class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees that also include folkie Joan Baez and 1970s favorites Journey, Yes and Electric Light Orchestra. More...

Crashing at grandma’s? NYU students to bunk with seniors

NEW YORK (AP) — Ah, college. Halls of ivy. Stimulating class discussions. All-night cram sessions. ... More...

Reports: Mother of bride ID’d as victim of falling tree

WHITTIER, Calif. (AP) — A 61-year-old woman killed when a tree fell on a wedding party at a California park Saturday has been identified as the mother of the bride.  More...

Editorial

GUEST EDITORIAL

Bad signs on the state budget horizon

As its name indicates, Pennsylvania’s Independent Fiscal Office is supposed to be a nonpartisan agency. Its function is to prepare revenue projections for the governor and state lawmakers to review in preparing the state budget. More...

Wanderings

with Walter Brasch Trumping the environment

Whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump was elected, the environment is going to suffer. More...

Political Cartoon

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Lifestyles

Westmoreland SCORE named top chapter

Westmoreland SCORE has been recognized by SCORE, a national volunteer organization, as the 2016 Chapter of the Year. More...

Campus Corner

Lycoming students present research at Moravian College

Seven Lycoming College students expand current understanding of personal and political dynamics in medieval and early modern times by presenting research at the Undergraduate Conference in Medieval and Early Modern Studies, the Williamsport campus re More...

Happy Birthday!

ANTHONY JAMES DELUCA

Anthony James DeLuca is 10 years old today.  He was born Dec. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Driver unhurt in Hempfield Township crash   More...

Threat found at Ligonier Valley School District

A threat of violence found Monday at Ligonier Valley School District has school officials on high alert heading into the holiday break.  In a letter distributed to parents and guardians Monday, superintendent Dr. More...

Latrobe to use online system to map public trees

The City of Latrobe is taking a proactive approach to improving its tree layout — both in the present and for the future. More...

Trump nets Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes for president

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Judge grants delay in case connected to Latrobe shooting

The case of a Latrobe man who allegedly helped an accused murder suspect dispose of the gun used in a shooting has been continued for at least 90 days. More...

Local & State News

Antique guns stolen from Old Bedford Village

Six antique firearms were stolen last week from the gunsmith shop at Old Bedford Village, a living history village in Bedford County.  Volunteers and staff have begun raising money to fund a reward for information leading to an arrest.  More...

Pennsylvania health officials warn dental practice patients

READING, Pa. (AP) — The state Department of Health is warning about 1,000 former patients of a closed eastern Pennsylvania dental practice to get tested for hepatitis and HIV, the virus that can lead to AIDS.  More...

Pennsylvania boy, 8, who couldn’t swim drowns at pool party

WILLOW VALLEY, Pa. (AP) — A coroner says an 8-yearold boy who didn’t know how to swim drowned when he used a slide to enter a pool at a resort hotel’s water park in central Pennsylvania.  More...

World News

Turkey, Russia vow cooperation after ambassador’s killing

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Russian investigators worked Tuesday to determine whether the assassination of their ambassador to Turkey was the work of a lone gunman or part of a wider conspiracy as the two countries, which have backed opposing sides in the More...

Witness to an assassination: AP photographer captures attack

EDITOR’S NOTE: Associated Press photographer Burhan Ozbilici was attending a photo exhibition Monday when a Turkish policeman opened fire, killing Russia’s ambassador to Turkey. More...

Trump blames terrorists for killings in Turkey, Berlin

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Without backing up his claim, President-elect Donald Trump is blaming Islamic terrorism for deadly violence in Turkey and Germany and vowing anew to eradicate their regional and global networks.  More...

Sports

Lady Trojans can’t keep up with Mount Pleasant

MOUNT PLEASANT — Derry Area girls’ basketball coach Rich Zemba felt his Lady Trojans were just one step behind Mount Pleasant the whole night. More...

Hot-shooting helps P-R deal Lady ’Cats first loss of season

The Greater Latrobe girls’ basketball team couldn’t keep up with visiting Pine-Richland and the Lady Rams’ hot shooting from the outside during an 87-57 exhibition defeat Monday. More...

DA’s Balega named to Class AAA All-State team

Derry Area coach Tim Sweeney repeatedly said his senior running back Tyler Balega was one of the best in the WPIAL.  On Monday, Balega was recognized as one of the best in the state after he was named to the Class AAA Pennsylvania Football Write More...

Entertainment

The dictionary folk at Merriam-Webster sum up 2016 with one word: Surreal

NEW YORK (AP) — Was 2016 a dream or a nightmare? Try something in between: “surreal,” which is Merriam- Webster’s word of the year, unveiled Monday. More...

‘Super Mario Run’: Price, connectivity missteps for Nintendo

NEW YORK (AP) — Super Mario might be running, but a hefty price tag for a mobile game just won’t fly with the masses. More...

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