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LigonierTwp. woman dies in Derry Twp. vehicle accident

A Ligonier Township woman was killed Tuesday evening in a one-vehicle crash along Route 217 in Derry Township, according to state police at Greensburg and the Westmoreland County Office of the Coroner.  More...

State police give recruits more time to meet ed standards

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Wolf to seek $10M to help reverse drug overdoses

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. More...

Annual Soup’s On! event March 25 in Ligonier

The Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce will host its eighth annual Soup’s On! event March 25 in downtown Ligonier .  More...

General News

Poll: Broad worries about potential health care loss

WASHINGTON (AP) — Though “Obamacare” still divides Americans, a majority worries many will lose coverage if the 2010 law is repealed in the nation’s long-running political standoff over health care.  More...

Pitt student hospitalized in fall or leap from dorm window

PITTSBURGH (AP) — City and University of Pittsburgh police are trying to determine whether a student fell or jumped from a seventh floor dormitory window.  Authorities aren’t identifying the student, though friends have said he is an More...

Low chlorine levels affecting 100,000 Pittsburgh water users

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority is telling about 100,000 customers to boil their water before drinking it after low levels of chlorine were found in tests conducted by the state Department of Environmental Protection. More...

Sports

Smetanka hired as GCC’s head football coach

Former St. Vincent College quarterback Aaron Smetanka has been hired as the new head football coach at Greensburg Central Catholic.  He will replace Dan Mahoney, the school’s athletic director, who resigned after five seasons.  More...

Butler, Biss, Fenton will GL over HA to keep pace with Fox Chapel, Penn Hills in section

Austin Butler felt he had to do something — anything — in the second half of Tuesday’s game against Hempfield Area.  Hard to imagine Butler not doing much for a quarter, let alone a half. More...

Trojans set for potential rematch in WPIAL team wrestling playoffs

The Derry Area wrestling team is ready for the WPIAL Class AA Team Wrestling Championships.  The Trojans open the district wrestling playoffs against Ellwood City today (6 p.m.) at McGuffey High School. More...

Lifestyles

accessAbilities recognized with Meritorious Citation

accessAbilities Inc. was honored with a Meritorious Citation on Wednesday, Jan. 25, during Murrysville’s council meeting.  More...

Campus Corner

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Events of Area Interest

WHVFD Sub Sale Saturday   More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

One possibly injured in Burrell Township crash   More...

Second suspect charged in Ligonier meat theft

A second Somerset man was charged in connection with the theft of nearly $700 worth of beef from the Giant Eagle store in Ligonier.  More...

CASA Westmoreland orientation session set

CASA of Westmoreland Inc. is holding a CASA orientation session from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at Westmoreland Community Action in Greensburg. More...

Bloodhound team special guests at AFA’s event

It's a common scene in old prison movies: A convict escapes and the bloodhounds on his trail are in full cry, baying noisily as they trail the scent of the fugitive.  Not so in contemporary times.  More...

Infant died of starvation after parents’ OD deaths

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Cash Bash, Art Auction time

Christ the Divine Teacher School, Latrobe, will have its annual Cash Bash and Art Auction on Saturday, Feb. 4, in Marian Hall, St. Bartholomew Parish, Crabtree. Doors open at 6 p.m. More...

Local & State News

Daughters say ex-schoolteacher denied entry to Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As she waited for her mother to land at Philadelphia International Airport on Saturday, Farzaneh Ahmadi Darani hoped the retired schoolteacher’s journey — begun two days earlier — had started early enough to outrun Donald Trump’s More...

Pennsylvania Senate GOP make new run at union contributions

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Wolf chief of staff Isenhour joins his re-election campaign

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. More...

World News

Refugees: A world away from loved ones, anxious and in limbo

(AP) — President Donald Trump’s executive order banning refugees from certain countries has brought stress, desperation, worry and confusion to a number of families in the United States and abroad.  More...

Trump policy dims hope for refugees in Indonesian limbo

PUNCAK, Indonesia (AP) - After getting death threats from Al-Shabab militants, Mohamed Dahir Saeed and his wife fled their native Somalia with plans to seek safety in Australia. More...

Speaker defends Trump ban as veep addresses GOP concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker Paul Ryan defended President Donald Trump’s divisive executive order on refugees and immigration Tuesday, while Vice President Mike Pence promised frustrated Republican senators better communication on major poli More...

Health

Games, crafts, other activities may safeguard aging brain

CHICAGO (AP) — Even in your 70s and beyond, simple activities including web-surfing, playing bridge and socializing can stave off mental decline, new research says.  More...

SVC professor co-authors article in psych nursing journal

Dr. Thomas W. Cline, consumer psychologist and professor of marketing and statistics at St. Vincent College’s Alex G.  More...

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC recertifies HIMSS Stage 7 designation

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC has been successfully revalidated for Stage 7 certification on the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM).  More...

Entertainment

Breitbart speaker stirs debate over free speech

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Fans and foes agree that Milo Yiannopoulos specializes in controversy. More...

Reality show comparisons inescapable Trump announcement

NEWYORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s past life as a television showman provided an irresistible comparison for the media covering his nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court.  More...

Johnny Depp’s former business managers countersue actor

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Johnny Depp’s former business managers are suing the actor, claiming that his lavish spending is to blame for his recent financial trouble.  The countersuit filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court by The Manage More...

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