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It’s a hit!

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree puts a big hit on Miami Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore during Sunday’s chilly AFC wild-card playoff game at Heinz Field. More...

General News

Moo-ve over: Michigan city takes another’s ice cream record

LUDINGTON, Mich. More...

Demand for LL Bean boot marches on during harsh weather

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — The holiday season is over but demand for L.L. Bean’s famous boot marches on.  More...

Annual No Pants Subway Ride hits cities around the world

NEW YORK (AP) — Subway riders around the world got an eyeful when their fellow transit users stripped down to their underwear on Sunday for the annual No Pants Subway Ride.  The event, organized by the Improv Everywhere comedy collective, More...

Sports

Greater Latrobe, Derry Area fail to get at least one county mat champ for first time in 13 years

MURRYSVILLE — The 64th annual Westmoreland County Coaches Association Wrestling Tournament was unique. More...

Deer Lakes hands Trojans first section loss in basketball

The Derry Area boys’ basketball team had a tough time underneath the hoop and also struggled with turnovers.  That led to the first section loss of the season for the Trojans as host Deer Lakes defeated Derry Area, 66-41, during a WPIAL Se More...

Bearcats earn PAC road win at Grove City

The St. Vincent College men’s basketball team used a strong final eight minutes of play to pull away from host Grove City, 75-66, for a Presidents’Athletici Conference victory Saturday. Matt D’Amico and Coy Patterson Jr. More...

Lifestyles

St. Vincent center to host free lecture Jan. 18

St. Vincent College Center for Political and Economic Thought of the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government will present a lecture by Dr. Henry T. Edmondson of Georgia College at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, in the Fred M. More...

GCT to hold tryouts for ‘Clown’s Play’

Greensburg Civic Theatre and its Greasepaint Players hold auditions for the interactive children’s comedy “Clown’s Play” 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at Greensburg Garden and Civic Center, 951 Old Salem Road. More...

SHU alumna new president/ COO of Adelphoi Education

Tonia Richardson joined Adelphoi in January 2016 as a regional director of education and was recently promoted to president/COO of Adelphoi Education.  More...

15-year-old girl dies in house fire

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A15-year-old girl who was a star goalie on her Pittsburgh high school soccer team has died in a fast-moving house fire.  Avonworth School District announced the death of Hannah Milbert on its website Sunday. More...

Salvation Army Western Pa. Division misses Red Kettle campaign goal

Despite a huge last-minute surge, the Western Pennsylvania Division of the Salvation Army fell short of its overall Red Kettle Christmas Campaign goal of $2,812,732, missing by $144,847.  The organization nearly reached its goal thanks to a last More...

Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter arrested after Sunday’s game

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter was charged early Monday with assaulting a doorman at a Pittsburgh bar and a police officer who intervened, hours after the team’s wild card win over the Miami Dolphins.&nb More...

Punctured tanker dumps 3,500 gallons of gas along Route 66

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Emergency responders in western Pennsylvania were able to prevent an estimated 3,500 gallons of gasoline from contaminating a major source of drinking water for Westmoreland County.  More...

Local & State News

Activists disrupt Wolf’s speech at farm show opening

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Animal rights activists disrupted Gov. More...

Pa. residents encouraged to honor law enforcement

The Fraternal Order of Police, Pennsylvania State Lodge call on all Pennsylvanians to join law enforcement associations across America to celebrate National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day on Monday, Jan. 9.  More...

Trump has taken few steps to disentangle from private empire

WASHINGTON (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump pledged to step away from his family-owned international real estate development, property management and licensing business before taking office Jan. 20. More...

World News

Airport shooting suspect due for Florida court appearance

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - The Iraq war veteran accused of fatally shooting five people and wounding six at a crowded Florida airport baggage claim is due for his first court appearance. More...

Florida airport shooting suspect appears in new video

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A day before the suspect in the Fort Lauderdale airport rampage was to appear in court, a website released footage that appears to show him calmly drawing a pistol and opening fire in the baggage claim area.  More...

Trump: Only ‘stupid’ people, fools oppose better Russia ties

NEWYORK (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump said Saturday that “only ‘stupid’ people or fools” would dismiss closer ties with Russia, and he seemed unswayed after his classified briefing on an intelligence report that accused More...

Health

Rural New Mexico exports mentoring model for physicians

ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) — The heart of an unborn child beat strong and steady through an amplified monitor, as physician Leslie Hayes examined a pregnant 40-year-old who recently was weaned from heroin with help from anti-craving medication.  More...

New advice: Peanuts in baby’s diet can prevent scary allergy

WASHINGTON (AP) — New parents, get ready to feed your babies peanut-containing foods — starting young lowers their chances of becoming allergic. More...

You can use your treadmill for more than a boring walk

MIAMI (AP) — Just because it’s too cold for your normal three-mile outdoor run doesn’t mean the treadmill has to be a monotonous exercise in staring at a blank wall.  More...

Entertainment

Hope, Trump upstage ‘La La Land’s’ moment in the sun

BEVERLYHILS, Calif. More...

‘Rogue One’ tops box office for 4th straight week

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Star Wars” is still dominating the movie universe, with “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” leading the box office for a fourth straight week. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Mail boxes damaged   State police at Kiski Valley report around 8:04 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, an older model truck with a loud exhaust intentionally ran over several mail boxes along Bush Road in Loyalhanna Township. More...

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