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Latrobe police investigating thefts from unlocked vehicles

Thefts from unlocked vehicles continue to be an issue in Latrobe.  More...

Derry Area students to visit Pennsylvania Farm Show

The 2017 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg officially opens Saturday, and students from Derry Area School District’s Agriculture and Horticulture program are preparing to make the trip to the nation’s largest indoor agricultural exposi More...

General News

Naked woman who stole deputy’s truck in custody after chase

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Yahoo deletes tweet that included racial slur

(AP) — Yahoo Finance says it accidently tweeted out a racial epithet when promoting a story about the cost of President-elect Donald Trump’s plans to increase the size of the U.S. Navy.  More...

Middle school teacher accused of asking teen for nude photos

ORLANDO, Fla. More...

Sports

Steelers going into Wild-Card game against Dolphins with ‘Big Three’ for first time

Assistant Sports Editor  The Pittsburgh Steelers are going into Sunday’s home AFC Wild-Card game against the Miami Dolphins with their big three.  More...

Steelers hoping to hem in Ajayi in rematch with Dolphins

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jay Ajayi’s resume wasn’t much to look at in early October. Thirteen career games. More...

Steelers focused on stopping Dolphins’ Ajayi

Assistant Sports Editor  The Pittsburgh Steelers don’t want lightning to strike twice during their AFC Wild-Card playoff game Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.  More...

Lifestyles

Red Cross issues emergency call for blood and platelet donations

The American Red Cross has a severe winter blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to make a donation appointment now and help save patient lives.  More...

Campus Corner

Bucknell dean’s list   Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Thursday released the dean’s list for outstanding academic achievement during the fall semester of the 2016-17 academic year. More...

Science Center to offer free admission on Duquesne Light Community Day

Carnegie Science Center is once again teaming up with Duquesne Light Company to offer free admission on Duquesne Light Community Day, which will feature programming for all ages, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

State police release December statistics   More...

If taxes go up, DASD to stay within cost-of-living index

Derry Area School Board members on Thursday approved a resolution to operate within the cost-of living index during the 2017-18 budget cycle.  More...

Area to experience colder temps over weekend

The snow is over, but western Pennsylvania will experience a blast of winter cold starting today.  According to the National Weather Service, highs in the Latrobe area will reach 18 degrees on Friday with a projected low of 3 and wind chill valu More...

Mount Pleasant area Kmart will close this spring

The Mount Pleasant area will be losing its Kmart at the end of March, Sears Holdings announced Thursday.  The company informed employees Wednesday the store is one of 108 unprofitable Kmart stores set to be shuttered this spring, along with 42 u More...

Half-ton butter sculpture unveiled at state farm show

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Local & State News

Relatively light snow delaying schools across Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Relatively light snow across Pennsylvania — and frigid temperatures in the western half of the state — were delaying schools, but causing few major problems for commuters.  More...

Primanti Bros. to stop selling fish this weekend

In a hometown display of solidarity and support for its black-and-gold Steelers, Primanti Bros. More...

Farm show-bound drivers encouraged to use 511PA website

Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Transportation Secretary Leslie S. Richards encouraged drivers headed to the 2017 Pennsylvania Farm Show to visit 511PA.com for up-tothe minute travel information.  More...

World News

Trump is using campaign-style name-calling on Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump is shifting the name-calling that helped drive his campaign victories over “lyin,’” “low energy” and “crooked” opponents to the legislative arena, where he&rsquo More...

Classified report on Russia, election hacking going to Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation’s top intelligence officials are making their most detailed and persuasive case yet to President elect Donald Trump that Russia interfered in this year’s U.S. political process.  More...

No doubt Russia interfered in election, US intel chief says

WASHINGTON (AP) - Brushing aside Donald Trump’s dismissiveness, the nation’s intelligence chief insisted Thursday that U.S. agencies are more confident than ever that Russia interfered in America’s recent presidential election. More...

Education

SVC reports 97% of Class of 2015 grads ‘successful’ in their field

St. Vincent College (SVC) Career Center reports that 97 percent of the class of 2015’s graduating respondents have found career and professional success.  More...

DAHS senior in District I Chorus

Derry Area High School (DAHS) senior Jessica Downs will sing in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District I Chorus Jan. 11-13. The event is being hosted by Montour High School with Vicky Benson serving as hostess. More...

Getting in the holiday spirit

Derry Area High School (DAHS) and Derry Area Middle School (DAMS) Band Directors Ken Ewing and Matt Roble were festive as they conducted the DAHS Jazz Ensemble to greet the arrival of the DAMS students on Thursday, Dec. 22.   More...

Entertainment

Somber stars attend memorial for Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher

Friends and family members gathered at the next-door homes of Debbie Reynolds and daughter Carrie Fisher on a gloomy Thursday in the Hollywood Hills for an intimate memorial to mourn the late actresses.  More...

Fox News says Tucker Carlson to take Megyn Kelly time slot

NEWYORK (AP) — Fox News Channel says that veteran pundit Tucker Carlson will replace Megyn Kelly in the network’s coveted 9 p.m. time slot sandwiched between Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity. More...

DeGeneres says her show is no place for anti-gay advocates

NEW YORK (AP) — Pharrell appeared as scheduled on Thursday’s “Ellen DeGeneres Show” without fellow singer Kim Burrell. But the gospel star, who DeGeneres had disinvited days earlier, didn’t go unmentioned.  More...

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