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Human trafficking forum planned Saturday at Sister of Charity

Every month or so, Raissa Federline of Murrysville sends 40 to 60 pounds of bras to Free The Girls, a nonprofit organization in the state of Indiana that ships the new and gently used undergarments to survivors of sex trafficking in El Salvador, Ugan More...

Wait till Phil sees this: Groundhog Day survey

NationalToday.com recently conducted a survey to learn more about Americans’ perceptions of Groundhog Day.  To conduct the survey, the National Today data science team surveyed 1,035 Americans. The revelations are interesting:  More...

Senate revives bill on child sex abuse prosecution, lawsuits

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

General News

Pennsylvania couple married 54 years die on consecutive days

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A joint funeral is set for a Pennsylvania couple who were married 54 years before each died on consecutive days.  The Erie Times-News reports 82-year-old Skip Schwenk died Sunday of cancer at St. Vincent Hospital in Erie. More...

Police: 2 wounded in Pennsylvania fraternal club shooting

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. More...

Pennsylvania county jail investigating 2 inmate overdoses

EBENSBURG, Pa. More...

Editorial

Hasty policy creates chaos

Many Americans agree that ensuring safety on U.S. soil should be a priority of the Trump administration. More...

Political Cartoon

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Off The Wall

I was talking to a physical therapist not too long ago about tidbits of this and that when she stopped our conversation and stated, “Your glasses are dirty. Give them to me.  More...

Lifestyles

IUP museum exhibit opening Feb. 4 spotlights works by Frank Mason

Indiana University of Pennsylvania College of Fine Arts announced an exhibit of works by Frank Mason, a mid-20th century painter, student and then instructor in the Art Students League of New York. More...

Alvernia dean’s list

Haley Solan of Acme has been named to Alvernia University’s dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester, the Reading campus announced Tuesday.  Solan studied occupational therapy at Alvernia and is a graduate of Geibel Catholic High Scho More...

Unit 515 gives January update, eyes Feb. 13

Thomas B. Anderson American Legion Auxiliary Unit 515 will conduct its next meeting 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Greensburg man charged with marijuana possession  State police at Greensburg report Thomas Urdzik, 42, of Greensburg, was charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana following a traffic stop at 9:15 p.m. Sunday, Jan. More...

LTM Aboard discusses business plan, purchase proposals

The Ligonier Township Municipal Authority (LTMA) Board of Directors on Wednesday discussed the steps needed to keep the LTMA under local control and avoid a sale of the authority to an outside entity. More...

New Fred Rogers display

Emily Urhin, archivist for the Fred M. Rogers Center at St. More...

Punxsutawney Phil predicts six more weeks of winter

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) — The handlers of Pennsylvania’s most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, said the furry rodent has “predicted” six more weeks of winter after seeing his shadow at dawn Thursday.  More...

UT Supervisors to meet Friday

The Unity Township Supervisors will hold a special meeting at 8:30 a.m. Friday at the Unity Township Municipal Building to discuss and take action on matters associated with a stormwater management project within the township.  More...

Local & State News

Some Pittsburgh schools closed for the day over water issue

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Insufficient chlorine in Pittsburgh’s public water supply led to the closure Wednesday of nearly two dozen grade schools and a boil-water advisory in neighborhoods that include the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie M More...

Suspects sought

Pennsylvania State Police at Greensburg are seeking the public’s help in identifying two suspects in a retail theft that occurred on Friday, Jan. 27, at approximately 2:40 p.m. More...

Judge sets March trial for 3 Penn State ex-administrators

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Penn State’s former president and two other ex-administrators learned Wednesday they will go to trial next month, nearly six years after the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal first became public.  More...

World News

US puts Iran ‘on notice’ after missile test, won’t elaborate

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House has issued a cryptic warning that the U.S. will act against Iran unless it stops testing ballistic missiles and supporting Houthi rebels in Yemen, but declined to say what retaliatory actions the U.S. More...

Red, blue states split over Trump’s ‘sanctuary city’ order

SALEM, Ore. More...

House Democrats want probe of intelligence chief’s ties to Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top House Democrats are calling for an investigation of President Donald Trump’s national security adviser over his ties to a Russian propaganda outlet.  More...

Sports

DA avenges loss to McGuffey, reach semis of WPIAL wrestling playoffs

CLAYSVILLE — Going into Wednesday night’s WPIAL Class AATeam Championships quarterfinal match between Derry Area and McGuffey, the 220-pound bout between the Trojans’ Hunter Edmiston and the Highlanders’ Noah Cline would not have been a popular choic More...

Baum among best in state after four years in DA swimming program

Contributing to a school record in the 200 freestyle relay as a freshman likely proved to be one of the most significant moments in the high school career of Derry Area senior swimming standout Zach Baum. More...

NFL Goodell dodges on Raiders, parries on Pats

HOUSTON (AP) — Nothing produces awkward NFL moments quite like watching the commissioner parry all those thorny issues involving the league’s oldest and newest troublemakers — the Raiders and Patriots.  More...

Entertainment

Fans bail as Lauryn Hill is 3 hours late for Pittsburgh show

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Only a fraction of the audience had stuck around when singer-rapper Lauryn Hill took the stage in Pittsburgh more than three hours late.  Adisc jockey on the bill, DJ Motormane, tells the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that Hill More...

Beyoncé announces she’s pregnant with twins on Instagram

NEW YORK (AP) — Blue Ivy is about to become a big sister — twice over.  Beyoncé and Jay Z announced Wednesday on Instagram that the superstar singer is pregnant with twins.  More...

Tamron Hall exits NBC after learning she was losing ‘Today’

NEWYORK (AP) — NBC said Wednesday that news anchor Tamron Hall is leaving the network, the first casualty of its decision to sign Megyn Kelly away from Fox News Channel.  More...

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