December 29, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Pennsylvania to FCC: Keep broadband internet cash in state

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania is staking its claim to more than $23 million in federal funding that Verizon turned down to expand high-speed internet service to rural customers in the state.  More...

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General News

Girl pinned by 1,500-pound boulder is freed, but badly hurt

WHITE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say it took the strength of a half-dozen people and a pulley system to move a 1,500-pound boulder after the massive rock rolled onto a 15-year-old South Carolina girl, pinning her.  More...

Woman leaves entire $1.2M estate to animal shelter

ELIZBETHTON, Tenn. More...

Police: 8 boys accuse Minnesota teacher, husband of abuse

SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota elementary school teacher and his husband had sexual conduct with eight underage boys, according to a police report following a four-month investigation.  More...

Editorial

Ending homelessness for veterans must be a priority

The news is mixed concerning homelessness among military veterans - which means we still have much work to do to support those who served.  Efforts by veterans groups and elected officials in Washington and Harrisburg have helped reduce the numb More...

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Dear God

Off The Wall

Well folks, it’s that time of the year again. You know exactly what I'm talking about — New Year’s resolution time!  I can just see it now. More...

Lifestyles

Church news

Trinity Lutheran, Derry  Because of the illness of the minister, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Derry, will not have a worship service on Sunday, Jan. 1. The weekly service will resume on Sunday, Jan. More...

BrassWorks quintet, students to perform Jan. 6 at Grand Halle

A brass quintet of local music educators will feature their music and students during a special performance of classical and contemporary pieces at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. More...

Carnegie Science Center’s annual MessFest Jan. 2

MessFest, Carnegie Science Center’s one-of-a-kind tradition to kick off the New Year with “a very messy – and very fun – start, is back!” Carnegie Science Center is breaking out “all of its slimiest, yuckiest, and More...

State police, rough terrain unit search for missing Torrance patient

State police are continuing the search for a Torrance State Hospital patient who left the facility in Derry Township without permission Tuesday morning, and have enlisted the help of the Westmoreland County Rough Terrain Support Unit.  State pol More...

PPFF to hold First Day Hikes at state parks, forests

The Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation has announced the locations of First Day Hikes. More...

Amid the big headlines in 2016, one story trumped them

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Looking back on 2016, one story trumped them all in Pennsylvania.  Donald Trump surprised the nation by winning the White House, a victory made possible in part by becoming the first Republican presidential candidate to More...

Local & State News

Sunrise Energy wins right to sue West Penn Power in court

Pennsylvania alternative energy suppliers now have more opportunity to ensure that they are paid fairly for the electricity they generate and sell to power companies, according to a recent ruling by the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court in Sunrise Ener More...

PennDOT driver license, photo centers closed for New Year’s

All Pennsylvania  Department of Transportation (PennDOT) driver license and photo centers, including its full service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, Dec. 31, through Monday, Jan. 2, for the New Year’s holiday. More...

Pa. mom says she ate twigs, snow to survive 26-mile hike in snow

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. More...

World News

Relations between Obama, Netanyahu camps hit rock bottom

HONOLULU (AP) - It took eight years of backbiting and pretending they got along for relations between President Barack Obama’s administration and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government to finally hit rock bottom.  More...

Trump accuses Obama of ‘inflammatory’ roadblocks

PALM BEACH, Fla. More...

Brother of JonBenet Ramsey sues CBS for $750M over series

DENVER (AP) — The older brother of JonBenet Ramsey is suing CBS and others for $750 million over a series that concluded he killed his sister. More...

Sports

Wildcats overwhelm Palm Harbor during first day of KSA Disney Classic

Some of the top boys’ basketball teams in the country weren’t ready for Greater Latrobe and its speed.  The Wildcats overwhelmed Palm Harbor High School (Fla.), jumping out to an early lead and never looking back during a 75-60 victo More...

LV’s Smith named to USA Today All-USA Pa. team

Add another honor for Ligonier Valley standout Collin Smith.  Smith, on Wednesday, was named to the USA Today 2016 All-USA Pennsylvania High School Football Team. More...

Browns’ Griffin still in concussion protocol

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns starting quarterback Robert Griffin III remains in concussion protocol and could miss Sunday’s season finale in Pittsburgh.  Griffin was not on the practice field Wednesday as the Browns (1-14) prepared to f More...

Entertainment

Debbie Reynolds, daughter linked by death

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Debbie Reynolds embodied the sunshine of postwar America on the screen as she matched steps with Gene Kelly in “Singin’ in the Rain.”  Carrie Fisher brought the sarcasm and cynicism of the Baby Boomers More...

Police Roundup

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No injuries reported in Route 22 crash   More...

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