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Ligonier Valley Chamber breakfast promotes local tourism venues

12 groups announce summer programs

Ligonier is most likely the only place a person could have breakfast with a kangaroo and George Washington. More...

General News

Vulture causes fatal crash in Kansas, patrol says

MEDICINE LODGE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a vulture caused a crash that killed two people as they rode a motorcycle in southern Kansas.  More...

Woman taped dumping puppies

COACHELLA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are trying to identify a woman captured by security cameras tossing seven newborn puppies into a dumpster in Southern California.  More...

United Methodists edge toward breakup overLGBTpolicies

NEW YORK (AP) — There’s at least one area of agreement among conservative, centrist and liberal leaders in the United Methodist Church: America’s largest mainline Protestant denomination is on a path toward likely breakup over diffe More...

Sports

Nakles, Heat Siphon pick up Teener wins

Nakles and Heat Siphon scored Latrobe-Derry Area Teener League victories during a pair of games Saturday.  Nakles knocked off St. Joe’s Club, while Heat Siphon upended VFW.  Nakles 7  St. Joe’s Club 2  More...

Jockey suspended for using whip on another rider in Arkansas

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — A jockey has been suspended 60 days for misusing his whip — not on a horse — but on another rider in a race at an Arkansas track.  More...

Pennsylvania Motor Speedway prepares for May 4 opener

After a cold off-season, the track crew at Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Motor Speedway has been hard at work getting ready for the Saturday, May 4 season opener.  Six months ago, Bobby Pierce took the checkered flag in the 30th annual Pittsburgher 10 More...

Lifestyles

Latrobe BPW lauds Kids Care Pediatrics as Business of the Year

Latrobe Business and Professional Women Friday afternoon announced the recipient of the Business of the Year award for 2018 is Kids Care Pediatrics.  More...

SVC Beta Beta Beta honor society chapter earns high marks at district convention

The St. Vincent College chapter of Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta), the national biology honor society, earned a plethora of honors at the recent NE-4 district convention hosted by the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg.  More...

Events of Area Interest

St. James blood drive April 27   St James Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4329 Route 982, Youngstown, will sponsor a American Red Cross blood drive 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Fence, yards damaged in Derry Township hit-and-run   More...

Indiana County Center Twp. crash Friday claims two

Two people were killed and two others injured in a three-vehicle crash Friday evening along Route 286 in Center Township in Indiana County, according to state police at Indiana. A 2004 Porsche Cayenne driven west on Route 286 by David B. More...

Dog wardens to canvass for current dog licenses, rabies vaccinations

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture recently announced that state dog wardens will conduct dog license and rabies vaccination checks in counties across the state, including Westmoreland County, through June. More...

Local & State News

Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate, payrolls set new records

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate dropped in March to the lowest rate on record, as payrolls hit a new record.  More...

Pennsylvania eyes retirement-savings plan for its portfolio

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — With Pennsylvania facing a wave of retirees leaving the workforce with no savings, top state officials are working to head off the financial blow. More...

State police backlog of untested rape kits eliminated

Gov. Tom Wolf last week praised Pennsylvania State Police forensics for completing the testing of more than 1,100 kits in 2018 and reducing its backlog from 390 kits to zero.  More...

World News

Boy thrown from Mall of America balcony recovering

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The family of a 5-year-old boy thrown off a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America last week says he’s “showing real signs of recovery” but remains in intensive care.  More...

TV actor wins Ukraine presidential vote in a landslide

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - With nearly all the votes counted in Ukraine, TV star Volodymyr Zelenskiy is projected to win the country’s presidential runoff vote in a landslide.  The Central Election Commission says Monday that Zelenskiy has won 7 More...

Waikiki flood concerns spur push for Hawaii shore protection

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii’s iconic Waikiki Beach could soon be underwater as rising sea levels caused by climate change overtake its white sand beaches and bustling city streets.  More...

Health

Blankets, bed-sharing common in accidental baby suffocations

CHICAGO (AP) — Accidental suffocation is a leading cause of injury deaths in U.S. infants and common scenarios involve blankets, bed-sharing with parents and other unsafe sleep practices, an analysis of government data found. More...

Study: Genetic test predicts middle-aged obesity risk

NEWYORK (AP) — Can a genetic test identify newborns at risk of becoming severely obese by middle age? Researchers say they have come up with one, and that it might allow interventions in childhood to avoid that fate. More...

Broken bones from falls on the rise among older dog walkers

Broken bones from falls while dog walking are on the rise among older U.S. adults and hip fractures are among the most common injuries.  That’s according to a study published Wednesday in JAMA Surgery.  More...

Entertainment

‘The Curse of La Llorona’ reigns over weekend box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Curse of La Llorona” brought good fortune at the box office. More...

Bieber, Ariana Grande join Lil Dicky for Earth Day video

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Leonardo DiCaprio have joined rapper-comedian Lil Dicky on a new song and video aimed at bringing awareness to climate change and Earth Day, which is today.  More...

Michelle Branch, Black Keys’ Patrick Carney tie the knot

NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Branch and Patrick Carney of the Black Keys are married.  The Grammy-winning musicians tied the knot Saturday at the Marigny Opera House in New Orleans in front of close friends and family, a representative for Car More...

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