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Questions burn in Capitol over how Wolf will handle deficit

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — It’s what everyone in the Pennsylvania Capitol is asking: How will Gov. Tom Wolf balance his budget proposal without a major tax increase? More...

Derry Twp. stops accepting newspapers for recycling

Derry Township is no longer accepting newspapers for recycling at the municipal building until further notice, although the township hopes to rectify the situation, according to code enforcement officer Terry Giannini.  More...

General News

AP Source: GM to announce $1B factory investment, new jobs

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors will announce a $1 billion investment in its factories that will create or keep around 1,000 jobs, a person briefed on the matter said Monday. More...

National park visits hits record high for 3rd straight year

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Visits to U.S. More...

Donald Trump praises wrong Ivanka in Twitter shout-out

LONDON (AP) — U.S. More...

Editorial

Commentary

5 best industries for aspiring entrepreneurs

This could be the year you decide to stop working for someone else and start your own business. More...

Wanderings with Walter Brasch

Why the state needs to increase taxes

Pennsylvanians are justifiably angry at paying the highest gas prices in the nation. The average price per gallon is $2.65, 27 cents higher than the highest price in the other 49 states. An additional eight cent tax was added this month. More...

Sports

Big second half leads to seventh straight win for LV

The Ligonier Valley boys’ basketball team came alive in the second half for another win. This one was the seventh straight for the Rams, who rallied to defeat host Berlin- Brothersvalley for an 81-60 victory during an exhibition game Monday. More...

Lady Trojans snap four-game skid, rout Yough for first section win

The Derry Area girls’ basketball team got back on the winning side of things Monday in a big way.  The Lady Trojans hit 10 three-pointers and set a season high for points in a 75-20 rout of visiting Yough in WPIAL Section 3-AAAA play.  More...

Miller reaches milestone in Lady Rams’ loss

Olivia Miller and Kasey Engle set all-time school records for Ligonier Valley and Tyrone Area, respectively, as the host Lady Golden Eagles defeated the Lady Rams, 66-35, during an exhibition game played Monday.  More...

Entertainment

‘Reality TV’ campaigning is part of new political world

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump proved you could ride reality TV fame to the White House. Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner proved that having a film crew around can just compound the embarrassment of a political freefall.  More...

Woody Harrelson goes live from London, talks ‘StarWars’

LONDON (AP) — Woody Harrelson is trying to do something that’s never been done before, although he’s starting to realize why his feat would be a first.  The actor plans to spend the early hours of Friday shooting a full-length More...

Green Bay’s win over Dallas seen by average of 48.5M on Fox

NEW YORK (AP) — Green Bay’s 34-31 win over Dallas was seen by an average of 48.5 million on Fox, the most-viewed NFL divisional playoff game ever. More...

Looser rules on beer sales to take effect in Pennsylvania

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Sunday night fire destroys abandoned New Florence home

Several fire departments were called to the scene of an abandoned home in flames Sunday night in New Florence.  A Westmoreland County 911 supervisor said the fire was reported at about 9.30 p.m. at 151 Mulberry Street.  More...

Rec board to host Comedy Night Jan. 28

Latrobe-GLSD Parks & Recreation will host the 13th annual Comedy Night, presented by Pittsburgh’s Funny Bone, on Saturday, Jan. More...

Outpouring of love, support helps Salem Twp. family heal after explosion

James Baker’s flight from the gas pipeline explosion near his home off Route 819 in Salem Township on April 29 led to a community of support after he suffered numerous burns and injuries that left him in the hospital for over three months.  More...

Local & State News

Southwest Pa. freight movement is bright

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Arecent analysis of the freight industry in Pennsylvania has concluded that the state’s 10-county southwest region can expect movement to increase up to 40 percent by 2040.  The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports the S More...

DA set to detail transgender suspect’s shooting by police

SHARON, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania prosecutor plans to release details about the police shooting of a transgender suspect whose mother called police saying she was being threatened. More...

Pennsylvania woman faces sentencing in toddler’s death

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sentencing is set for a woman convicted of third-degree murder in the death of her 3-year-old daughter, whose body was found in a western Pennsylvania ravine.  An Allegheny County jury convicted 37-year-old Adriene Willia More...

World News

AF447 searcher recalls pain of failure as MH370 hunt ends

SYDNEY (AP) - Searchers’ frustration over Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is difficult to overstate, from the monstrous waves that battered search crews in one of the world’s most desolate stretches of ocean to the dearth of information on the plane’s f More...

Istanbul gunman captured after more than 2 weeks on run

ISTANBUL (AP) - Turkish police captured the gunman who carried out the deadly New Year’s nightclub attack in Istanbul, with officials saying Tuesday that he’s an Uzbekistan national who trained in Afghanistan and confessed to the massacre More...

Trump tries to calm tensions after Lewis squabble

NEW YORK (AP) - Donald Trump spoke of national unity to a son of Martin Luther King Jr., seeking to ease friction over the president-elect’s squabble with Rep. John Lewis, a protege of the slain civil rights leader. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: In this day and age, we need to dwell on the positive light of our young people. If you continually dwell in their lives with negativity, you could eventually get a negative end result. More...

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Lifestyles

Engagement

Hernandez / Broussard

Debra Hernandez of Bolivar and Carlos Hernandez Sr. More...

Events of Area Interest

Spaghetti Dinner Thursday Calvary United Methodist Church, corner of North St. Clair and East Church streets, Ligonier, will host its next Spaghetti Dinner on Thursday, Jan. 19. “Takeout only” will be available from noon to 6 p.m. More...

Auxiliary 406 issues January update

Blairsville Elks Lodge 406 Ladies’ Auxiliary held its monthly meeting Jan. 3. President Kathy Cardellino called the business session to order. A motion was made and passed to accept the minutes of the previous meeting after one correction. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Woman injured in Brush Valley Township crash   More...

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