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UPG lecturer speaks on heroin epidemic

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Police find 4 Doberman-mix puppies stolen from shelter

WEST NEWTON, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania animal shelter says four puppies stolen overnight have been returned safely after they were tracked down by a state police trooper.  More...

Paul McCommons running for Unity Township supervisor

Paul McCommons has announced he is a candidate for Unity Township supervisor.  He and his wife Susan have been married for 54 years. They’ve resided in Unity Township for 46 years and have two grown children and three grandchildren.  More...

World News

Puzder withdraws nomination to be Trump’s labor secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump’s nominee for labor secretary abruptly withdrew his nomination Wednesday after Senate Republicans balked at supporting him, in part over taxes he belatedly paid on a former housekeeper not authorized to More...

Trump slams intel officials, media over Flynn and Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday blamed the media and “illegally leaked” intelligence information for bringing down his national security adviser Michael Flynn, one day after the White House said Trump had asked Flynn More...

China carfentanil ban a ‘game-changer’ for opioid epidemic

SHANGHAI (AP) - China is adding the deadly elephant tranquilizer carfentanil and three related synthetic opioids to its list of controlled substances effective March 1, China’s National Narcotics Control Commission said Thursday. More...

Sports

LV’s Patrick going for third District 6-AA wrestling title

Hearing that an athlete is singularly focused on something has become somewhat commonplace.  But, like everything else, there are levels of focus.  Ligonier Valley’s Robbie Patrick is focused like very few others.  More...

Bearcats battle, but fall on road to Thomas More (Ky.)

Thomas More (Ky.) used an early second-half run to pull away and defeat the visiting St. Vincent College men’s basketball team, 87-78, in Presidents’ Athletic Conference play Wednesday. More...

DA wrestling team must adjust to new format for section, WPIAL tournaments

A problem existed in Class AA wrestling.  When it came time for individual section tournaments, full brackets were a rarity and there wasn’t a great deal of good postseason competition.  To the rescue came the WPIAL.  More...

Entertainment

Trump criticizes ‘fake media’ on Flynn story at news conference

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump stepped up his attacks on the “fake media” Wednesday but the media was fighting back, objecting to a presidential news conference that avoided tough questions and, in the case of one MSNBC prog More...

Bill Maher guest cancels, citing Yiannopoulos booking

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A journalist is refusing to appear on Bill Maher’s show because of his objections to another guest, conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos.  Jeremy Scahill posted a statement Wednesday on Twitter explaining why More...

Trump declines ESPN invite to fill out NCAA bracket on-air

(AP) — President Donald Trump won’t be filling out an NCAA Tournament bracket on ESPN this March, unlike his predecessor, Barack Obama.  ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz says the network expressed its “interest to the White House More...

UTMA, supervisors agree to send Act 537 Plan to DEP

The Unity Township Municipal Authority (UTMA) Board of Directors and the Unity Township Supervisors at a joint meeting Wednesday voted to approve recent amendments to the Act 537 stormwater management plan, which will now be sent to the Pennsylvania More...

Work to begin soon on water line extension project

Work is set to begin soon for a water line extension on Pandora Road that will service about 10 homes.  Mark Gera of Gibson-Thomas Engineering Co. Inc. More...

Ligonier Twp. K-9 police among Roethlisberger grant recipients

The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation announced on Wednesday plans to distribute grants totaling $76,000 to eight western Pennsylvania police departments, including Ligonier Township’s police force.  Police departments in Arnold, Castle Shanno More...

Wecht: Teen could have survived with medical attention

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$25 police fee a fraction of local police costs, data show

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The fee Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf wants municipalities to start paying for full-time state police coverage is a fraction of what other municipalities pay for their local police departments.  More...

General News

2016 traffic deaths jump to highest level in nearly a decade

WASHINGTON (AP) — A jump in traffic fatalities last year pushed deaths on U.S. More...

Penn State University ex-officials seek appeal as criminal trial nears

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Valley Youth Network Community Coffee House at The Barn Friday

Old and new favorites will be featured at this month’s VYN Coffee House at The Barn at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17.  More...

Editorial

Taxpayers in municipalities with police departments shouldn’t have to foot the bill for police protection for others

“Fair share” is a radioactive term these days. How does one define “fair,” and who is the arbiter of fairness?  In some contexts, the answers and definitions are complex. More...

Political Cartoon

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Off The Wall

One of my favorite subjects to observe is behavior patterns. Ever since college where I received a bachelor of arts degree in psychology, I have often wondered what makes people tick and why do they act the way they do.  More...

Lifestyles

Latrobe BPW lauds Jan. students, gives donation, eyes Feb. meeting

Latrobe Business and Professional Women will celebrate American Heart Month at the club’s February meeting 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in Bishop Connare Center, Unity Township, it was announced Tuesday evening. More...

Blairsville Elks Auxiliary 406 issues February update

During the Blairsville Elks Lodge 406 Ladies’ Auxiliary Feb. More...

Excela panel to open SVC series on aging Feb. 22

A panel discussion by representatives of Excela Health Home Care and Hospice will be the first presentation in the spring series on aging and spirituality presented by the St. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Jeannette woman arrested for drug possession  State police at Greensburg report a Jeannette woman was arrested after various drugs were located inside the vehicle she was driving during a traffic stop on Route 30 West at 1:25 a.m. Feb. 5. More...

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