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Thursday fire destroys Derry Township mobile home

No one was injured when a Derry Township trailer was destroyed by fire Thursday afternoon.  Derry Township Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1 of Bradenville was called to Brown Street in the Dogwood Acres Mobile Home Park around 1 p.m. More...

General News

Nebraska seeks fixes for reservation border-town beer sales

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A tiny village Nebraska known for beer sales near an Indian reservation is getting a fresh look from state lawmakers who are hunting for new ways to fight alcohol abuse, panhandling and violence in the region.  More...

Pa. district settles class drowning suit for $80K

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania school district is paying $80,000 to settle a lawsuit by the mother of a boy who drowned after a high school swimming class. More...

LAPD seeks thieves thick with makeup after $4.5M heist

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police are looking to throw shade at the thieves behind a million-dollar makeup heist.  More...

Sports

LV’s Caldwell steals show in state mat tourney

Four area wrestlers advance to today’s quarterfinals

HERSHEY — Talk about stealing the show. Alex Caldwell came into the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships as the fourth-place finisher in the Southwest Regional. More...

Fundraiser will benefit former GL head coach now battling leukemia

Knowing Ray Reitz the way he does, athletic director Mark Mears has no doubt that the former Greater Latrobe head football coach will defeat his toughest opponent yet — leukemia.  “I can tell you this,” Mears stated, “if More...

Steelers re-sign Jones, Johnson

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Free to test the market — and maybe make more money in the process — for the first time in his career, Landry Jones opted to stick with the Pittsburgh Steelers instead. More...

Lifestyles

Symphony to present Rachmaninoff’s 3rd March 25

The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra will present Rachmaninoff’s 3rd on Saturday, March 25, in the Palace Theatre, Greensburg.  More...

Campus Corner

St. Vincent professor of theology publishes book, ‘Faith With Benefits’

Dr. Jason E. King, professor of theology at St. Vincent College as well as editor of The Journal of Moral Theology, recently published a book titled “Faith With Benefits: Hookup Culture on Catholic Campuses.”  More...

IUP regional planning program re-accredited by national organization

A national oversight organization has re-accredited Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s bachelor of science program in regional planning. IUP’s program is the only accredited undergraduate program in Pennsylvania. It received accreditation in 2012. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Police investigating use of counterfeit bill More...

Hold your fire: Fort Ligonier Days feud put on hold

Diamond renovation delayed until 2018

Ligonier Borough Council and the Fort Ligonier Days Inc. board of directors have called a temporary cease-fire in their clash over a proposed $20,000 lease payment for use of public property during the historic fall festival.  More...

Lack of snow brings fewer expenses for Unity Twp.

Less of the white stuff has kept more green in Unity Township’s coffers.  Supervisor Mike O’Barto said that a lack of snow this winter has further improved the township’s financial situation.  “This has been the most More...

Unity Twp. gives Giant Eagle OK to sell alcohol

The Unity Township Supervisors on Thursday approved the transfer of a liquor license to the Mountain Laurel Plaza Giant Eagle, which plans to sell beer and wine to grocery store customers. More...

County woman killed in crash

A Youngwood woman died Thursday night in a crash on Route 119 in Youngwood.  Officials had not released the woman’s identity as of Friday morning.  More...

Local & State News

Pennsylvania sues IBM over $170M jobless claims contract

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration sued International Business Machines Corp. More...

Husband: Tub drowning suspect said she drove over their sons

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A woman charged with drowning her two youngest sons in a bathtub had days earlier told her husband she wanted to surrender to police for purposely running over the boys the year before, but her husband talked her out of it, he More...

Jury selection begins in trial of suspect in barracks ambush

WEST CHESTER, Pa. More...

World News

Court unanimously ousts South Korea’s leader for corruption

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korea’s Constitutional Court removed impeached President Park Geun-hye from office in a unanimous ruling Friday over a corruption scandal that has plunged the country into political turmoil and worsened an already-seri More...

Women’s health services face cuts in GOP bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Women seeking abortions and some basic health services, including prenatal care, contraception and cancer screenings, would face restrictions and struggle to pay for some of that medical care under the House Republicans’ propo More...

Solid hiring and pay gains expected in February jobs report

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers are thought to have hired at a brisk pace in February, and the unemployment rate is expected to stay low - a result that would provide further evidence of a consistently solid job market. More...

Education

DA students in district band

Gary Gray, a senior trombone player, and Brandon Pease, a junior percussionist, represented Derry Area High School at the 2017 PMEA District 1 East Band Festival. The festival was held Feb. 11 at Laurel Highlands High School. More...

Waldman Scholarship winners

Three Ligonier Valley High School freshmen recently won scholarships from the Waldman International Arts and Creative Writing contest conducted by the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh. More...

SVC Wimmer Scholars

Brother Norman W. Hipps, OSB, president of St. Vincent College, had an opportunity to meet with three of this year’s Wimmer Scholars during Academic Spotlight Day Feb. 20 on campus. The scholars included Catriona W.  More...

Entertainment

Media the enemy? Trump sure is an insatiable consumer

NEW YORK (AP) — Before most people are out of bed, Donald Trump is watching cable news.  With Twitter app at the ready, the man who condemns the media as “the enemy of the people” may be the most voracious consumer of news in m More...

HBO sets ‘Game of Thrones’ 7th season debut for July 16

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Game of Thrones” will be back in action in July.  HBO said Thursday that the series will return for its seventh season on July 16.  More...

Fox News settles sexual assault complaint

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel’s parent company has reportedly fired an executive and paid more than $2.5 million to settle a sexual assault complaint made by a former network contributor. More...

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