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Experts helping identify woman’s burnt body found in Derry Township

Westmoreland County Coroner Kenneth A. Bacha has enlisted the help of the forensic anthropology team at Mercyhurst University to officially identify human remains found in Derry Township near Keystone State Park.  More...

General News

Hudson Valley couple claims $10M jackpot from scratch-off

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — A decision to invest $180 in six scratch-off lottery tickets resulted in a $10 million windfall for a New York state couple.  More...

GOP health bill would cut CDC’s $1-billion disease fighting fund

NEW YORK (AP) — A proposal to replace the Obama health care law would cut out a pillar of funding for the nation’s lead public health agency, and experts say that would likely curtail programs across the country to prevent problems like l More...

Missouri kayaker begins world record attempt in Michigan

PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — An experienced kayaker who’s trying to set the world record for the most miles paddled by a woman in one year set off from a Lake Huron beach in Michigan.  More...

Sports

LV’s Patrick settles for sliver medal again in state mats

HERSHEY — Robby Patrick has finally quelled the wrestling demons in his head.  The ones that stalked his every move on the mat, the ones that whispered in his ear every now and then, telling him he should have done better last year, the on More...

DA’s DeLuca takes third, LV’s Caldwell, Blairsville’s Moore fifth in PIAA wrestling

HERSHEY — Dom DeLuca stood on the awards stand with the other competitors in the 182-pound weight class of the state wrestling tournament at Giant Center in Hershey. He lowered his head as his medal was placed around his neck. More...

DeSanto shocks FR’s Spencer Lee in PIAA championship match

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — Austin DeSanto wanted to end his high school wrestling career by beating Spencer Lee and Lee didn’t want his to end in a doctor’s office.  They both got their wishes, but in bittersweet fashion.  More...

Lifestyles

Westmoreland 4-H volunteer award winners announced

The Penn State Extension Westmoreland County 4-H Youth Development Program utilizes more than 200 volunteer leaders to reach 3,000-plus youth in Westmoreland County. More...

Events of Area Interest

Signs of spring hike March 25   The public is invited to join a forest naturalist for a signs of spring hike 10 a.m. Saturday, March 25.  For more information or to register, contact rmahony@pa.gov or 724-259-2201.  More...

Phipps’ Spring Flower Show March 18 to April 16

Chase away the winter blues and embrace the magic of spring at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ Spring Flower Show: Enchanted Forest. The show runs from Saturday, March 18, through Sunday, April 16.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Playground equipment damaged by suspect in New Alexandria   State police at Kiski Valley report between 7 a.m. Feb. 26 and 9:45 a.m. More...

Pennsylvania GOP lawmakers sobering to huge budget deficit

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Ligonier Chamber dinner set April 4

The Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold its 67th Annual Dinner on Tuesday, April 4, at the lodge at Laurel Mountain. Festivities will begin with a social hour at 6 p.m., followed by the awards dinner at 7 p.m. More...

Household Hazardous Waste Collection set March 18

Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling will hold a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 18 at the Westmoreland Cleanways Recycling Center, 113 Innovative Lane, Unity Township. More...

SVC McCarl Coverlet Gallery receives gift from textile history museum

The Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Gallery at St. Vincent College (SVC) recently announced that it has been given 301 new woven coverlets by the American Textile History Museum (ATHM) of Lowell, Mass.  More...

Local & State News

Poop scooper faces fed sentencing for using fake IDs, badges

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Greensburg man whose company scoops up pet poop is facing sentencing before a federal judge for buying fake Secret Service identification cards and badges online from China to impress women on a dating site.  More...

Pittsburgh’s Warhol Museum promotes new director from within

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh has promoted its new director from within.  Patrick Moore has been interim director since Eric Shiner left in August for a position with Sotheby’s auction house in New York. More...

Fire marshal: Hardwoods business suffered $7M-$10M damage

EMPORIUM, Pa. More...

World News

Republicans brace for downbeat CBO analysis of health bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans pushing a plan to dismantle Barack Obama’s health care law are bracing for a Congressional Budget Office analysis widely expected to conclude that fewer Americans will have health coverage under the proposal, despi More...

Hospitals worry about caring for newly uninsured in GOP plan

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. More...

AP’s Nick Ut took photos ‘from hell to Hollywood’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It might seem all but impossible to sum up one of the most distinguished careers in photojournalism in only four words, but Nick Ut does just that when he says, “From hell to Hollywood.” And the Pulitzer Prize-win More...

Health

Bacon, soda and too few nuts tied to big portion of US deaths

CHICAGO (AP) — Gorging on bacon, skimping on nuts? These are among food habits that new research links with deaths from heart disease, strokes and diabetes. More...

Fewer heavy Americans are trying to lose weight

CHICAGO (AP) — Fewer overweight Americans have been trying to lose weight in recent years, and researchers wonder if fat acceptance could be among the reasons.  The trend found in a new study occurred at the same time obesity rates climbed More...

Brain changes seen in pregnancy, may help preparing for baby

NEW YORK (AP) — Pregnancy affects not only a woman’s body: It changes parts of her brain too, a new study says.  When researchers compared brain scans of women before and after pregnancy, they spotted some differences in 11 locations More...

Entertainment

Don’t tell your boss: How to stream March Madness tournament

NEWYORK (AP) — The 67- game March Madness basketball tournament begins Tuesday, with many games taking place during the day when you’re, ahem, supposed to be working.  Fortunately for you — but not your bosses — all NCAAT More...

‘Kong’ outmuscles ‘Logan’ to become king of the box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was a battle of the beasts at the box office this weekend, and King Kong emerged as the definitive victor over Wolverine. More...

‘Ghostbusters,’ Kevin Hart win big at Kids’ Choice Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kevin Hart and the bad bunny he plays in “The Secret Life of Pets” were both winners at the Kids’ Choice Awards on Saturday night..  More...

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