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State police probing child luring attempt

An 8-year-old girl is safe after a man tried to lure her into his van with offers of candy while she was waiting at her bus stop in Loyalhanna Township Monday morning, according to state police at Kiski Valley.  More...

Mom’s care package reminds son of chores

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania college student’s mother reminded him to take out the trash — by sending it to him in a care package. More...

Debby Zello candidate for Derry Township tax collector

Debby Zello, secretary of Derry Township tax collector Karen Krinock, has announced that she will seek the position of Derry Township tax collector for the 2018-21 term. She will be running on the Democratic ticket in the spring primary.  More...

Auto workers union preparing ‘Buy American’ ad campaign

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union is preparing an ad campaign that urges consumers to buy U.S.- made cars and trucks as it tries to tap into President Donald Trump’s efforts to rebuild the country’s manufacturing sector. More...

AP, other media ask judge to order release of records

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press and two other news organizations asked a judge Monday to force the federal government to reveal how much it paid for a tool to unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino, California, shooters. More...

General News

Officials: Women’s college raises record-high $486 million

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. More...

Unattended dump truck driver gets 65 days in child death

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — A dump truck driver whose unattended truck ran over and killed a North Carolina boy has been sentenced to 65 days in jail.  More...

Police: Pair killed landlord, lived with her body 2 weeks

CLEARWATER, Fla. More...

Editorial

Forest road took pioneer family over ‘steep steps of solid rock’

Travelers taking Route 30 today have little difficulty in crossing Laurel Hill, with a summit elevation of approximately 2,500 feet, in southwestern Pennsylvania. More...

Erie’s future lies in innovation

Rust Belt cities are finding new economic lifeblood by creating innovation hubs that pair industry with academic expertise to advance more technologically based businesses. More...

Wolf extends olive branch

Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed $32.3 billion state budget offers a conciliatory acceptance of political reality.  More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Seton Hill University Theatre to present ‘Nine’ Feb. 24 to March 4

The Seton Hill University Theatre and Dance Program will present “Nine,” music and lyrics by Maury Yeston and book by Arthur Kopit, Feb. 24 to March 4 in the William Granger Ryan Theatre, Performing Arts Center, 100 Harrison Ave., Greensburg. More...

Carnegie Science Center to host Engineer the Future Feb. 23-25

Pittsburgh has long been at the core of engineering innovation with iconic bridges, environmentally friendly construction, and modern building design. More...

Church news

Prayer Breakfast March 4   The Greensburg-Jeannette NAACP will host its annual Prayer Breakfast 9 a.m. Saturday, March 4, at Bishop Connare Center, off Route 30, Unity Township.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe man arrested for public drunkenness   State police at Greensburg report Jed Sweetman, of Latrobe was arrested for being intoxicated public at 22 Allegheny Avenue, Unity Township, on Thursday, Feb. 16. More...

Petrarca offices have forms for property tax/rent rebate program

State Rep. More...

PennDOT, state police: Drivers urged to review safety laws

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Secretary Leslie S. Richards and State Police Commissioner Tyree Blocker urge drivers to review and obey driver safety laws that have recently been amended or passed through the legislature. More...

Outnumbered . . .

Ligonier Valley senior guard Trent Hepner drives to the hoop during Monday’s District 6 Class AAA quarterfinal round playoff basketball game at Ligonier Valley High School. More...

Clair Fink sentencing this morning

Clair Fink of Latrobe, who was convicted of third-degree murder, drunken driving and other charges for a wrong-way crash that killed Ligonier Township police officer Eric Eslary was scheduled for sentencing this morning. More...

Study: Struggling college students get a hand to graduate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Getting through college isn’t easy, and it can be even harder for low-income and first generation students with few support resources. A new tool involving big data can help those at risk.  More...

Car toll proposed for San Francisco’s famed ‘crooked street’

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Cars traveling on San Francisco’s famously crooked Lombard Street should face tolls to ease crushing congestion generated by the millions of tourists who visit it annually, a city supervisor said Thursday.  More...

New John F. Kennedy stamp marks centennial of his birth

BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service has unveiled a new stamp to mark the 100th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s birth. The Forever stamp was released Monday during the annual Presidents Day family festival at the John F. More...

Local & State News

1,200 customers lose gas service in poor Pittsburgh suburb

CLAIRTON, Pa. More...

Woman visiting husband’s grave dies after cemetery crash

POTTSTOWN, Pa. More...

Interest in small game hunting dwindling locally

CALIFORNIA, Pa. (AP) — Small game hunting can be a big challenge. Some small game species have become scarce and so have hunters who like chasing after them. More...

World News

Thousands of demonstrators across US say ‘Not My President’

(AP) — Thousands of demonstrators turned out Monday across the U.S. to challenge Donald Trump in a Presidents Day protest dubbed Not My President’s Day.  More...

In Trump’s future looms a familiar shutdown threat

WASHINGTON (AP) - Add a potential government shutdown to embattled President Donald Trump’s growing roster of headaches.  More...

Conservative group cancels speech by Yiannopoulos

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos has been disinvited to this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference after his attempt to clarify past comments on relationships between boys and older men fell flat with organi More...

Sports

Rams can’t contain Taneyhill, Bellwood-Antis inside game in district playoff loss

The Ligonier Valley boys’ basketball team didn’t have an answer for Jarrett Taneyhill and the Bellwood-Antis inside game. More...

Bob Nutting: Pirates had ‘step back’ in ’16, but talent there

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates missed the playoffs last season for the first time in four years, but that won’t cause chairman Bob Nutting to abandon the team’s steady, build-from-within approach.  More...

Lady Rams try for upset in district playoff opener

After overcoming an 11-game regular season losing streak and getting into the district playoffs as the 12th and final seed, the Ligonier Valley girls’ basketball team will attempt to keep it going today at Penns Valley.  More...

Entertainment

Conservative group cancels Yiannopoulos speech

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos has been disinvited to this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference after his attempt to clarify past comments on relationships between boys and older men fell flat with organizers. More...

Eric Church cancels 25K tickets bought by scalpers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Eric Church cancelled more than 25,000 tickets to his spring tour that were purchased by scalpers and is making those seats available to fans for purchase.  More...

David Cassidy fighting memory loss, wants to ‘enjoy life’

NEW YORK (AP) — Former “Partridge Family” star David Cassidy says he’s struggling with memory loss.  The 66-year-old actor-singer tells People magazine his family has a history of dementia and he had sensed “this wa More...

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