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GLSD offers ways to stand up to LGBTQ discrimination

Ted Hoover, an education and advocacy consultant with Pittsburgh’s PERSAD Center, said LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning) students are not alone.  More...

New Alex council discusses pavilion plan

New Alexandria Borough Council on Wednesday further discussed grant funding efforts for a proposed pavilion in the sojourn/community park area.  “We’re just proceeding with the plans we had before,” council president Rev. A. More...

Area fire/ambulance companies to receive $308,865 in state grants

State Rep. Joseph Petrarca, D-Westmoreland/Armstrong/Indiana, said 23 fire and ambulance companies in the 55th Legislative District will be sharing $308,865 in state grants. More...

General News

President Trump shows interest in privatizing air traffic control

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump told airline and airport executives Thursday that he is interested in privatizing America’s air traffic control system and improving the nation’s airports and roads, which he called obsolete. More...

12.2 million sign up for ‘Obamacare’ despite its problems

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 12.2 million people have signed up for coverage nationwide this year under the Obama-era health care law even with the uncertainty created by President Donald Trump’s vow to repeal and replace it. More...

Weak and short La Nina fades away; climate shifts to neutral

WASHINGTON (AP) — La Nina, we hardly knew ye.  U.S. weather forecasters said Thursday the cool flip side to the climate phenomenon El Nino has faded away.  More...

Sports

Little Wildcats capture HA tourney

Greater Latrobe Junior High’s eighth-grade boys’ basketball team captured the recent Hempfield Area Middle School Tournament of Champions.  More...

Hornqvist, Murray lead Penguins to 4-1 victory over Avalanche

DENVER (AP) — Sidney Crosby’s quest for 1,000 points has to wait a little longer.  Much to his chagrin, because he’d just as soon get it all over with.  Patric Hornqvist scored twice in a game in which Crosby was held in c More...

Rams, ’Cats carry championship implications in key hoops’ tilts

It will be a night filled with championship implications for two area boys’ basketball teams. More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Bethany College president’s list, dean’s list

Bethany College, Bethany, West Virginia, Wednesday announced its president’s list and dean’s list for the fall semester of the 2016-17 school year.  Those named to the president’s list must have achieved a perfect 4.0 grade-poi More...

Ligonier BPW presents $$$$, plans February program

Ligonier Valley Business and Professional Women’s Club will hold its next dinner meeting 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, in the Ramada Inn in Ligonier. More...

Mount Aloysius Art Alliance seeks art for its summer show

The Mount Aloysius Art Alliance, Cresson, is seeking art focusing on the theme of “Under the Sea” for its summer 2017 show.  Any type of original two-dimensional artwork: paintings in any media, photographs, prints, collages or mixed More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Public helps police identify theft suspect   More...

Unity Township officials to prepare for possible state police fee

In response to a plan by Gov. More...

Ligonier Diamond project out for bid

About six weeks from now officials hope to break ground on the new Diamond Park in Ligonier Borough.  The final design for the Ligonier Diamond Renaissance Project is complete — 67 drawings in total — and the project is now out for b More...

Police find evidence of meth lab in St. Clair Township trailer

The Westmoreland County Drug Task Force seized evidence Thursday of a methamphetamine manufacturing operation based out of a St. Clair Township trailer.  More...

2-1-1 Day celebrates human service help line

United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania (UWSWPA) will join United Ways across the state on Saturday, Feb. 11, to celebrate PA 2-1-1 Day. More...

Local & State News

Two defendants in Capitol corruption probe win appeal ruling

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former Pennsylvania House speaker and an ex-legislative aide learned Thursday their public corruption convictions will get a fresh look by a state appeals court. More...

Pennsylvania lawmaker invites Trump to ‘destroy’ career

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania state senator has used a profanity-laced tweet to defend a fellow state lawmaker in Texas after President Donald Trump joked about destroying the unnamed lawmaker’s career.  More...

Penn State puts stop to fraternity parties serving alcohol

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. More...

World News

Northeast hit by its biggest snowstorm of the winter

BOSTON (AP) - The biggest storm to hit the Northeast this winter dropped a foot or more of snow along the New York-to- Boston corridor Thursday, turning roads treacherous, grounding flights and giving millions of people weather whiplash a day after t More...

New Zealanders race to save whales after 400 stranded

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - It was the sound of soft sighs and cries in the half-light that first struck Cheree Morrison, and then as the dawn broke she began to see the extent of the carnage - more than 400 whales had swum aground along a remote More...

A look at what comes next in Trump travel ban case

SEATTLE (AP) - A federal appeals court has handed a resounding victory to Washington state and Minnesota in their challenge of President Donald Trump’s travel ban, finding unanimously that a lower court ruling suspending the ban’s enforcement should More...

Education

DAMS earns Future City awards

On Saturday, Jan. 21, Derry Area Middle School (DAMS) students competed in the Regional Future City Competition held in Pittsburgh at Carnegie Music Hall. More...

One-Room School Experience

Twenty Derry Area School District students in grades 2, 4, 6 and 7 participated in the January Atlantic No. 40 One-Room School Experience.  More...

DA kindergarten registration open

Derry Area School District’s kindergarten registration for the 2017-18 school year is now open. Parents can register their children for kindergarten online through the district’s website, www.derryasd.schoolwires.com. More...

Entertainment

James Corden says he won’t sing as Grammy host

LOS ANGELES (AP) — He may be the king of Carpool Karaoke, but James Corden says he won’t be singing as host of Sunday’s Grammy Awards.  “There are a lot of brilliant singers there,” he says, “and no one needs More...

Aretha is retiring: Singer plans 1 more album

NEW YORK (AP) — At 74, the Queen of Soul has decided to take it a little easier. More...

Macklemore didn’t submit latest album to Grammys

NEW YORK (AP) — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, the mainstream rap duo that swept the rap Grammys in 2014 and received backlash after besting Kendrick Lamar, didn’t submit their latest album for contention at the 2017 Grammy Awards. More...

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