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Collapse of state budget talks leaves higher ed aid in limbo

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Westmoreland Children First fundraiser set Saturday

In 2016, Westmoreland Children First (WCF), a non-profit advisory board to the Westmoreland Children’s Bureau, provided warm coats to 191 children in need, at a cost of $9,036. More...

General News

Man says he never threatened high school soccer team players

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A man charged with terrorizing a Maine high school soccer team says he never threatened the team’s teenage players. More...

League: Man put his son’s flag football coach in a chokehold

WESTWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has been accused of putting the teenage coach of his son’s flag football team in a chokehold after the son was rotated out of the quarterback position.  Westwood police Det. More...

Jobless claims drop 12,000 to 260,000 last week

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell by 12,000 last week to 260,000, as claims returned to more normal levels following the disruptions caused by Hurricane Irma in Florida and Georgia. More...

Sports

Lady Wildcats, Trojans, Rams earn section, conference volleyball sweeps

It was a clean sweep for the Greater Latrobe, Derry Area and Ligonier Valley girls’ volleyball teams. More...

SVC looking for bounce-back game against Westminster

Another week, another visit from an opponent that is undefeated in Presidents’ Athletic Conference play. More...

DA looking for new girls’ basketball coach

Derry Area is looking for a new face to lead its girls’ basketball program.  At Thursday’s regular meeting, school directors approved the resignation of Rich Zemba as varsity head coach. More...

Lifestyles

‘...My Work With Fred Rogers’ Oct. 26 at SVC; free, but reservations deadline Oct. 19

St. Vincent College School of Humanities and Fine Arts and its Charles G. and Anita L. Manoli Scholarship Committee will present a lecture by early childhood educator William H. Isler 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in the Fred M. More...

IUP Homecoming this weekend

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s annual Homecoming celebration Oct. 6, 7 and 8 is expected to draw thousands “home” to Indiana for alumni reunions and events for the entire community, including the annual parade and football game. Events Oct. More...

YSU awards Freshman Scholarships for Excellence

Youngstown State University has awarded its annual Scholarships for Excellence to more than 1,200 students who are new to YSU this fall semester, the Youngstown, Ohio, campus reported Thursday.  Two local YSU students are scholarship recipients: More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Bicycle stolen from Derry Township property   State police at Greensburg report between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, someone stole a bicycle from a property on the 2100 block of Alexandria Street in Derry Township. More...

Derry Area to implement PBIS behavioral program

Looking to improve student behaviors, Derry Area School District is in the process of putting together a districtwide program that administrators plan to debut next year. More...

Ward among Republicans eyeing Murphy’s congressional seat

Republican state lawmakers are rushing to run for a congressional seat in southwestern Pennsylvania that is being vacated by GOP Congressman Tim Murphy amid revelations of an extramarital affair in which the anti-abortion lawmaker urged his mistress More...

Church fall festival

Getting ready for the Latrobe United Presbyterian Church Fall Festival, scheduled 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at the church, 340 Spring St., Latrobe, are Kara Planinsek, Lucy Levay and Holly Planinsek. More...

Local & State News

GOP Rep. Tim Murphy resigning after reports of affair

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania, an anti-abortion lawmaker who allegedly urged his mistress to have an abortion when he thought she was pregnant, is resigning from Congress.  More...

Pennsylvania attorney general sues student loan company

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s attorney general accused the nation’s largest student loan company of engaging in abusive practices in a lawsuit filed Thursday that alleged it has improperly added billions of dollars in costs for borrowers. More...

State to supply 120,000 doses of opioid-overdose antidote naloxone

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania’s governor says the state is making available $5 million to supply 120,000 doses of the opioid-overdose antidote naloxone to first responders.  Democratic Gov. More...

World News

White House, NRA, Congress agree on regulating bump stocks

WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Rifle Association announced its support Thursday for regulating “bump stocks,” devices that can effectively convert semi-automatic rifles into fully automated weapons and that were apparently used in the Las More...

Las Vegas gunman may have scoped out other music festivals

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Investigators are looking into whether gunman Stephen Paddock scoped out bigger music festivals in Las Vegas and Chicago - and perhaps Boston’s Fenway Park - before setting up his perch in a casino hotel and raining deadly fire More...

Thousands mourn slain officer as Las Vegas probe goes on

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock booked rooms over other music festivals in the months before opening fire on a country music festival, authorities said, while thousands came out to mourn a police officer who was one of the 58 people More...

Education

Kornides receives honor

Madison Kornides recently was named a Commended Student in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program, according to Jon Mains, principal of Greater Latrobe Senior High School. More...

DAMS Pie Auction Oct. 15

Inviting the public to attend Derry Area Middle School Student Council’s Annual Pie Auction at the Atlantic No. 40 One-Room Schoolhouse on Sunday, Oct. More...

DA after-school learning program set to begin Oct. 9

Derry Area School District is gearing up for the 21st Century Community Learning Center After-School Learning Program, scheduled to begin on Monday, Oct. 9. More...

Entertainment

Watching Netflix’ ‘Stranger Things’ likely to cost you more

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix is raising the price for its most popular U.S. More...

Ishiguro wins Nobel Literature Prize for ‘uncovering abyss’

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Kazuo Ishiguro, the Japanese-born British novelist best known for “The Remains of the Day,” won the Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday.  The selection of the 62-year-old Ishiguro marked a return to traditional More...

After accusations Hollywood asks: Is Harvey Weinstein done?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has long held a larger-than-life role in Hollywood, but many are questioning whether his career will survive detailed accusations of sexual harassment leveled by several women.  More...

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