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Fayette County man killed in crash

A 22-year-old Fayette County man was killed Friday night in a one-vehicle crash on Route 981 in East Huntingdon Township.  Timothy J. Cross Jr. More...

State Supreme Court issues new public access policy

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has adopted a new public access policy that, for the first time, establishes uniform standards for all appellate and trial courts in responding to requests from the public for case records. More...

General News

Maine college unveils rare photo of Lincoln’s inauguration

BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — A Maine college is set to unveil a rare photograph of President Abraham Lincoln’s inauguration from 1861.  The Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Brunswick acquired the photo at auction in October and unveiled i More...

Airport shooting highlights nexus between mentally ill, cops

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The big top comes down: Ringling Bros. circus is closing

ELLENTON, Fla. (AP) — After 146 years, the curtain is coming down on “The Greatest Show on Earth.” The owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus told The Associated Press that the show will close forever in May. More...

Sports

SVC men win physical PAC contest against Westminster

The St. Vincent College men’s basketball team defeated visiting Westminster, 89-68, in a physical Presidents’ Athletic Conference matchup Saturday. More...

Sanmartin leads SVC women to PAC home win over Westminster

Babette Sanmartin scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead St. Vincent College to a 75-51 women’s basketball home victory Saturday over Westminster. More...

Bearcats split PAC swim meet with Westminster

The St. Vincent College women’s swim team defeated visiting Allegheny College, 174-114, in non-conference action Saturday.  The victory is the fourth straight for the Bearcat women, who improved to 5- 2 overall.  More...

Lifestyles

California University of Pennsylvania announces fall 2016 semester dean’s list

California University of Pennsylvania Friday released the names of students who have been recognized for their outstanding academic achievement by inclusion on the California University dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester.  Cal dean&rsq More...

JSO trustees tab new director

The board of trustees of the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra announced the selection of Johnstown attorney Mike Walther to serve as the JSO's new executive director after a six-month national search.  More...

University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown releases fall term 2016 dean’s list

The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Friday announced its 2016 fall term dean’s list, which recognizes the accomplishments of 1,008 students, representing 51 Pennsylvania counties, 11 states (including Pennsylvania) and six countries (incl More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe man, juvenile charged with drug possession State police at Greensburg report Cole William Wano, 19, of Latrobe and a juvenile were charged after police found a small amount of marijuana and “wax” during a traffic stop at 11:54 p.m. More...

Ligonier native Miller named coordinator of SAMA-Ligonier

Visitors to the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley may recognize a familiar face leading the museum. More...

SAMA-Ligonier Valley celebrates 20 years

The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley will mark a major milestone in 2017 as the museum recognizes its 20th anniversary. More...

Gina O’Barto running for prothonotary

Gina M. O’Barto of Unity Township has announced that she is running for prothonotary as a Republican.  O’Barto is a graduate of business school and has business and management background. More...

Local & State News

Man convicted of killing man found in West Virginia river

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the death of a man whose body was later found in a West Virginia river.  Common Pleas Judge Joseph Williams III called Hubert Wingate, 31, of Pittsburgh, &ld More...

Death penalty to be sought against 2 in deaths of man, woman

INDIANA, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty against two men accused of having killed a young couple in their western Pennsylvania home before fleeing with a safe.  More...

Postmaster convicted of threats involving drug parcels

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A suspended western Pennsylvania postmaster has been convicted of threatening employees who saw him opening packages containing illegal drugs.  More...

World News

In Trump, man elected by Americans is president they’ll get

WASHINGTON (AP) - After 10 weeks, dozens of tweets and one rollicking news conference, Donald Trump’s transition into the White House has left little doubt that the man Americans elected in November is the president they’ll get.  More...

Revelers, rally-goers to clog DC for Trump’s inauguration

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to clog the nation’s capital for Donald Trump’s inauguration and a major demonstration the day after, but how many will actually arrive to party or protest is an open question More...

World diplomats tell Trump, Israel: Mideast needs peace

PARIS (AP) - Sending a forceful message to Israel’s prime minister and the incoming Trump administration, dozens of countries called Sunday on Israel and the Palestinians to revive work toward long-elusive peace - including an independent Pales More...

Health

Testing wearable sensors as ‘check engine’ light for health

WASHINGTON (AP) — A next step for smart watches and fitness trackers? Wearable gadgets gave a Stanford University professor an early warning that he was getting sick before he ever felt any symptoms of Lyme disease. More...

The good, bad and unknown about marijuana’s health effects

NEWYORK (AP) — It can almost certainly ease chronic pain and might help some people sleep, but it may also raise the risk of getting schizophrenia and trigger heart attacks. More...

AHN launches clinical trial of new device for GERD treatment

Allegheny Health Network (AHN) is one of just nine sites nationwide participating in a clinical trial of EndoStim, an investigational, minimally invasive procedure that may help improve symptoms of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), a chronic co More...

Entertainment

‘Hidden Figures’ keeps orbit at top; Affleck, Scorsese flop

NEW YORK (AP) — Labors of love, one from Martin Scorsese, the other from Ben Affleck, proved costly at a casualty strewn weekend box office where the uplifting NASA drama “Hidden Figures” stayed on top for the second straight week. More...

PBS: No ‘red flag’ on funding under Trump, but it’s early

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — PBS is waiting, but not quietly, to see what the Trump administration’s impact on public broadcasting and its federal funding may be, PBS chief executive Paula Kerger said. “It’s too early to tell. More...

Holliday backs out Trump inauguration performance

NEWYORK (AP) — Singer Jennifer Holliday has backed out as a performer at next week’s presidential inaugural, saying she did not realize that her participation would be interpreted as a statement of support for President-elect Donald Trump More...

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