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Derry Township dance studio to perform at Disney

Often, it’s called the Happiest Place on Earth. For 28 dancers from one area studio, it will definitely be that this holiday season. More...

General News

Jobless rates fell in 12 US states, hit record lows in three

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates fell to record lows in Alabama, Hawaii and Texas last month, and dropped in nine other U.S. states. Employers added jobs in nine states in October, and cut them in three, the Labor Department said Friday. More...

Santa’s in town? You need an appointment this year

NEWYORK (AP) — Santa Claus may be coming to town, but you’ll need a reservation to see him.  At Macy’s flagship store on 34th Street in New York, a chance to sit on Saint Nick’s lap is by appointment only this year, for t More...

FBI investigating after Border Patrol agent dies on duty

VAN HORN, Texas (AP) — Authorities are searching Texas’ Big Bend area for potential suspects and witnesses after a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent was fatally injured responding to activity there.  More...

Sports

Twice as nice: Rams outlast Bishop McCort, repeat as District 6 champions

ALTOONA — In its biggest test yet, Ligonier Valley’s football team passed with flying colors. And in the process, the Rams made history Saturday night. More...

Truex Jr. caps career season with first NASCAR championship

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR’s newest champion wouldn’t take his helmet off. He couldn’t. If he did, then everyone would see Martin Truex Jr. cry. More...

Sports Briefs

SVC men sixth in swim meet   After three days of competition, the St. More...

Lifestyles

‘The Tailor of Gloucester’ tour stop Nov. 24 in area

Westmoreland Cultural Trust will present Virginia Rep On Tour’s lighthearted, musical rendition of Beatrix Potter’s Christmas “The Tailor of Gloucester” 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 24, in The Palace Theatre, 21 W. More...

Bereavement groups continue in area

Excela Health offers a variety of options for those dealing with grief and loss. A monthly group for men only meets Tuesday, Dec. 5, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at King's Restaurant, Route 30, Greensburg. Asecond monthly group meets 1 to 2 p.m. More...

Events of Area Interest

Flu Shot Clinic tonight The Unity Township Fire Bureau in cooperation with Giant Eagle Pharmacy are sponsoring a Flu Shot Clinic 6 p.m. to ? today, Nov. More...

Manhunt continues in deadly shooting of police officer

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. (AP) — The manhunt for a suspect and a person of interest in the fatal shooting of a rookie police officer in Pennsylvania is into its fourth day.  More...

Letters to Santa being accepted

Hey kids, does Santa know if you’ve been naughty or nice? Well, don’t take a chance that he will have the wrong information about you this Christmas season. Write a letter to Santa and submit it to the Bulletin! More...

Youngwood homicide suspect arrested in New Stanton

Police captured Christopher James “CJ” David, the fourth suspect in the fatal stabbing of Matthew Genard, 50, without incident late Friday night in New Stanton.  More...

Local & State News

BSA Troop 478 Christmas Tree Sale to start Nov. 25

Boy Scout Troop 478 of Greensburg will hold its annual Christmas Tree Sale starting Saturday, Nov. 25, at the intersection of Route 30 and Village Drive (White School Road), next to First Commonwealth Bank, Unity Township. More...

Three with Pa. ties chosen as Rhodes Scholars

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The first Rhodes Scholar winner from Temple University is among three people with Pennsylvania ties who have received the honor.  More...

Wolf starting to look like ‘two-term Tom’ as 2018 approaches

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — He’s starting to look like two-term Tom. Democratic Gov. More...

World News

Suu Kyi blames world conflicts partly on illegal immigration

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said the world is facing instability and conflict in part because illegal immigration spreads terrorism in a speech Monday that comes as her country is accused of violently pushing out hundred More...

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe passes deadline to resign; now impeachment

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - Longtime President Robert Mugabe ignored a midday deadline set by the ruling party to step down or face impeachment proceedings, while Zimbabweans stunned by his lack of resignation during a national address vowed more protest More...

AP Interview: Trump’s ex-staffer Scaramucci visits Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) - Washington may not have seen the last of “The Mooch.”  Anthony Scaramucci, the short-lived White House communications chief who was forced out after just 11 days on the job, said in an interview on Monday that he rem More...

Health

White House open to striking health provision from tax bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says it’s willing to strike a health-care provision from Senate legislation to cut taxes and overhaul the tax code if the provision becomes an impediment to passing one of President Donald Trump’s top legislative pri More...

Rev. Jesse Jackson discloses Parkinson’s disease diagnosis

CHICAGO (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson disclosed publicly Friday that he has been seeking outpatient care for two years for Parkinson’s disease and plans to “dedicate” himself to physical therapy to slow the progress of the disease. More...

Read more books for better health

(Metro) — The availability of digital content has made it easy to forget how pleasurable it can be to pick up a good book and get lost in a story. More...

Entertainment

Longtime country singer, songwriter Mel Tillis dies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. More...

AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young dead at 64

NEW YORK (AP) — Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the Australian hard rock band AC/DC, has died. He was 64.  AC/DC announced the death on their official Facebook page and website Saturday. More...

‘Justice League’ disappoints in US with $96 million opening

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Only in the modern era of superhero films could a $96 million opening weekend be considered anything less than impressive. But that’s the situation Warner Bros. and DC’s “Justice League” find themselves in. More...

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