February 20, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

New Florence couple nabbed after Derry Twp. burglary

A New Florence couple remains jailed in Westmoreland County Prison after state police at Greensburg tracked them down shortly after they allegedly burglarized a home in Derry Township. More...

PSU students raise $10 million-plus in dance marathon

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. More...

General News

Trump’s Florida visits puts small airport in tailspin

LANTANA, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump wants small businesses to thrive, but his frequent Mar-a-Lago visits have flight schools and other companies at a nearby airport in a financial nosedive.  More...

Rejected by Unilever, Kraft Heinz still hungry for expansion

NEW YORK (AP) — Kraft Heinz’s $143 billion offer to buy Unilever was spurned, but the ketchup, cheese and lunch meat maker is still hungry to expand its domain. More...

NASCAR beefs up concussion testing before season

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. More...

Sports

Trojans put nine wrestlers into Southwest Regional, but no WPIAL champions

CANONSBURG — Looking back on it, it was something of a strange weekend for the Derry Area wrestling team. More...

Bearcats grab top seed for PAC playoffs

Four-time defending league champion St. Vincent College has earned the top seed and hosting rights throughout the 2016-17 Presidents’ Athletic Conference men’s basketball plaoyffs that begin Tuesday. More...

LV’s Patrick claims third straight district mat title

Three Rams advance to Southwest Regional

ALTOONA — For a minute or so, on two separate occasions, it appeared Robbie Patrick’s goal of winning a third District 6 Class AA title were going to be dashed by Martinsburg Central’s Brock Biddle in the 152-pound finals on Saturday night at the Alt More...

Lifestyles

Slippery Rock issues fall dean’s list

Slippery Rock University released its dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester Friday afternoon.  Undergraduate students who earn an adjusted semester grade-point average of 3.5 or higher are eligible for recognition as a Slippery Rock dean& More...

Campus Corner

Miami (Ohio) graduate   Alexandra Opsitnick of Greensburg is among more than 3,000 students from Miami University who received degrees during fall commencement exercises Dec. 13 in Millett Hall, the Oxford, Ohio, campus reported Friday.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

No injuries reported in Unity Township crash   More...

Wolf could secure minimum wage hike, with big concessions

Showdown with GOP Legislature

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Years of pressure by Pennsylvania Democrats could yield a state minimum wage increase this year, although it likely will require substantial concessions in the Republican-controlled Legislature. Democratic Gov. More...

Planning, planting begin months ahead for farmers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Spring may be weeks away, but Westmoreland County farmers already are sowing the seeds for summer success. Paul Sarver, 55, owner of Sarver Hill Farms in Hempfield Township, is seeing sprouts of his customers’ favorite crop: kale. More...

LAC Pizza and Brews event set March 31

If you love pizza and beer, don’t miss the Taste of the Neighborhood - Pizza and Beers event. More...

New coal mine to bring 70 jobs or more to region

BOSWELL, Pa. (AP) — Officials say a new coal mine in western Pennsylvania will be bringing 70 jobs or more to the area later this year.  Corsa Coal Corp. More...

Local & State News

Prison already shrinking as closing gets underway

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Joggers in bras, panties, briefs raise money for sick kids

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Some joggers weren’t joking when they said they were going out for a “brief run.” More...

Husband critical after fire that killed wife

CLARKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a man injured in a western Pennsylvania fire that killed his wife remains in critical condition.  More...

World News

Trump’s first month augurs stormy trans-Atlantic relations

BRUSSELS (AP) - Europeans have reacted to President Donald Trump’s first month in office with demonstrations, counterbarbs and sheer angst that a century of trans-Atlantic friendship may be sinking.  More...

AP source: Revised travel ban targets same countries

WASHINGTON (AP) - A draft of President Donald Trump’s revised immigration ban targets the same seven countries listed in his original executive order and exempts travelers who already have a visa to travel to the U.S., even if they haven’ More...

US Defense Secretary Mattis: No plan to seize Iraqi oil

BAGHDAD (AP) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday the United States does not intend to seize Iraqi oil, shifting away from an idea proposed by President Donald Trump that has rattled Iraq’s leaders.  More...

Health

New mosquito trap smart enough to keep just the bad bugs

WASHINGTON (AP) — A smart trap for mosquitoes? More...

Could gene editing help avoid disease? Maybe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Don’t expect designer babies any time soon — but a major new ethics report leaves open the possibility of one day altering human heredity to fight genetic diseases, with stringent oversight, using new tools that precisely edit genes More...

Kids with ADHD have some smaller brain regions than normal

LONDON (AP) — Children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder have several brain regions that are slightly smaller than usual, more evidence that the disorder should be considered a neurological condition, a new study says. More...

Entertainment

Yiannopoulos responds to video posted by conservative site

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos was trying to clarify past comments on relationships between boys and older men after a conservative site posted a collection of edited video clips that set social media abuzz.  More...

‘Lego Batman’ stays No. 1, conquers ‘The Great Wall’

NEW YORK (AP) — “The Lego Batman Movie” commanded the Presidents Day weekend box office, staying No. 1 for the second straight week, while the China-focused “The Great Wall” failed to show much muscle in North America. More...

James Earl Jones, Donald Glover cast in ‘Lion King’ remake

NEW YORK (AP) — James Earl Jones and Donald Glover are lending their voices to Disney’s upcoming remake of “The Lion King.” More...

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