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Penn State Extension to host Everybody Walk PA 2017

Penn State Extension will be taking a virtual walk for the fourth year, this time learning about and enjoying the beautiful and exciting cities in Pennsylvania. More...

Treasury website now lets taxpayers track general fund balance

Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella recently unveiled a new, groundbreaking transparency website feature that for the first time allows Pennsylvania taxpayers to access up-to-date information on the state's General Fund, which serves as the state's c More...

O’Brien seeking third term as county prothonotary

Christina O’Brien recently announced that she will be seeking a third term as Westmoreland County prothonotary.  More...

General News

New documents show Trump retains direct tie to businesses

WASHINGTON (AP) — New documents confirm that President Donald Trump retains a direct tie to his business interests through a revocable trust now being overseen by one of his adult sons and a longtime executive of the Trump Organization.  More...

Travelers arrive in US to hugs and tears after ban is lifted

BOSTON (AP) - Travelers from the seven predominantly Muslim countries targeted by President Donald Trump enjoyed tearful reunions with loved ones in the U.S. on Sunday after a federal judge swept the ban aside. More...

For Trump foes, Democratic gains may remain elusive in 2018

(AP) — Passionate protests against Donald Trump’s presidency have swelled the ranks of Democratic activists, but their new enthusiasm faces a hard reality: Republicans remain well-positioned to retain their grip on power in the 2018 elect More...

Sports

Trojans claim first-ever berth in state mat playoffs

Defeat South Fayette in WPIAL consolation match after losing to Burrell

HOUSTON, Pa. More...

Long bus trip awaits DA for state playoff match at Harbor Creek

Come on down, Derry Area Trojans. You won a spot in the preliminary round of the PIAA Team Wrestling Championships today against Harbor Creek High School. More...

Graytok scores 1,000th career point, leads Lady ’Cats to win

Laura Graytok and the Greater Latrobe girls’ basketball team took care of business again. More...

Lifestyles

California University of Pa. lauds August/December 2016 graduates

California University of Pennsylvania Friday announced its August and December 2016 graduation list.  Both undergraduate (UG) and graduate students (GR) are listed. More...

WCCC observing Black History Month with February activities

Westmoreland County Community College is holding several events this February in celebration of Black History Month.  More...

Seton Hill to host Feb. 7 lecture by Holocaust scholar Alan Rosen

The National Catholic Center for Holocaust Education at Seton Hill University will host a lecture on the life and work of Elie Wiesel by noted Holocaust literary scholar Avraham (Alan) Rosen.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Counterfeit bill passed at gas station   State police at Greensburg report between 7:20 and 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, someone passed a counterfeit $20 bill at the 7-Eleven gas station on Route 30 in Unity Township. More...

Angel Arms invites public to educational program

According to the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council, nearly 2 percent of the roughly 2,700 newborn hospitalizations in 2015 were due to substance abuse issues. More...

AP Explains: What’s upcoming for the Pennsylvania budget

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Consolidating, squeezing and scrimping are apparently the order of the day in Pennsylvania government.  On Tuesday, Democratic Gov. More...

Man charged after more than 180 stamp bags seized from vehicle

A 39-year-old Uniontown man is facing drug charges after state police at Greensburg seized more than 180 stamp bags of heroin from his vehicle during a traffic stop Saturday on Route 119 in East Huntingdon Township.  More...

Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve to host ‘Nature Night Out’ Feb. 10

Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve at St. Vincent College will host its second annual Nature Night Out Valentine’s Day event from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10. More...

Local & State News

Edinboro University students work toward pilot licenses

EDINBORO, Pa. (AP) — Classrooms for Edinboro University of Pennsylvania student Brandon Morton include cockpits and a flight simulator.  More...

Officials look to retool state university system

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education is bracing itself for changes spurred by financial troubles. More...

Man pleads no contest in death of aunt’s boyfriend

UNIONTOWN, Pa. More...

World News

Trump Cabinet pick paid by controversial Iranian exile group

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - An official in U.S. More...

Despite White House warning, Israel pushes settlement bill

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel’s prime minister is moving ahead with a contentious law that would legalize dozens of settlement outposts in the West Bank, despite claims by experts that the bill itself is illegal and a warning from the White House that sett More...

North Korean economics 101: How much is a dollar worth?

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - To get a feel for how North Korea’s economy works, go buy a roll of toilet paper. Or start up a mobile phone network. More...

Health

GOP mulls ‘repairing’ Obamacare law it vowed to repeal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are increasingly talking about repairing President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, a softer tone that comes as their march to fulfill a keystone campaign promise encounters disunity, drooping momentum an More...

Marijuana tension between clinical, alternative medicine

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Tim Charles describes himself as a serial entrepreneur. The Allentown native has dabbled in energy efficiency, international trade, manufacturing and real estate. More...

‘Obamacare’ signups show slippage in Trump era

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing higher premiums, less choice and a last-minute advertising pullback, fewer people signed up for coverage this year through HealthCare.gov, according to data from a preliminary government report Friday.  More...

Entertainment

M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Split’ leads box office for third weekend

NEW YORK (AP) — M. Night Shyamalan’s multiple-personality thriller “Split” led the box office for a thirdstraight week, an unusual streak for a low-budget horror film. More...

American Humane: Third-party report clears ‘A Dog’s Purpose’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The American Humane organization says a third-party investigation prompted by leaked video from the set of “A Dog’s Purpose” found no animal injuries occurred during those scenes. More...

‘La La Land’ continues dance to the Oscars with DGA win

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — “La La Land” director Damien Chazelle has waltzed off with the top honor at the Directors Guild of America Awards held Saturday in Beverly Hills. More...

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