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Diamond work progressing

The south side of the Ligonier Diamond shows the bandstand roof uncovered and finished and the new steps with working street lights as the Diamond Park Renaissance Project is progressing. More...

General News

Congress considers $1.7B Florence relief package

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is starting to consider almost $1.7 billion in new money to aid recovery efforts from Florence.  Lawmakers already are facing a deadline this week to fund the government before the start of the new budget year O More...

Two-headed snake may go to educational facility

WAYNESBORO, Va. (AP) — A wildlife and conservation research hospital says a two-headed snake recently found near the nation’s capital may be sent to an educational facility.  More...

Slain runner to be buried in wedding dress

WASHINGTON (AP) — The mother of a recently engaged runner who was stabbed to death in the nation’s capital says her daughter will be buried in a wedding dress.  Cora Martinez tells WRC-TV that 35-year-old Wendy Karina Martinez will b More...

Sports

Plum edges Wildcats in overtime

Plum scored the lone goal in overtime to edge out the host Greater Latrobe boys’ soccer team, 1-0, during a WPIAL Class Section 3-AAAA game played Saturday at Rossi Field. More...

Bearcats drop Presidents’Athletic Conference game to Carnegie Mellon

Carnegie Mellon defeated the visiting St. Vincent College football team, 42-27, in a Presidents’ Athletic Conference matchup Saturday. More...

Judge throws out lawsuit by ex-wrestlers over concussions

HARTFORD, Conn. More...

Lifestyles

Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra’s 50th-anniversary season to open Oct. 13

Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra, under the artistic direction of Daniel Meyer, announced its 2018-19 season will begin Oct. 13. The WSO will present six Saturday evening concerts at the Palace Theatre in Greensburg, beginning at 7:30 p.m. More...

Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill: Enjoy 2019 coupon books available Sept. 29

Will you need to buy a holiday gift for someone who has everything or do you just like to find a bargain? Enjoy 2019 coupon books are available from the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill from Sept. 29 through Dec. 29 for $30. More...

Powdermill research entomologist to speak Oct. 1 at Café Sci event

A vast majority of insect species are terrestrial, but several unrelated groups have adapted to living in freshwater ecosystems for either some or all their life cycles. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Items stolen from Unity Twp. CVS Pharmacy  State police at Greensburg report an unknown white male suspect entered the CVS Pharmacy store at the intersection of Route 30 and Theatre Street in Unity Township on Wednesday, Sept. More...

PennDOT schedules road closure for five days in Donegal area

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) advises motorists that a section of Mountain View Road near the intersection with Route 31 in Donegal will be closed for five days starting on Monday, Sept. More...

Pa. announces grants for electric vehicle charging stations

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) this week launched new grant and rebate programs for zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) charging and fueling stations to increase options for ZEV owners and encourage more people to consider clea More...

Local & State News

Colorful monkey at Philly zoo is euthanized

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Zoo says a 21- year-old red-shanked douc langur monkey has been euthanized due to a serious decline in health.  The zoo says the female primate named Toi had a variety of age-related medical issues and More...

Age-old small town challenge: How to get people to stop

EVANS CITY, Pa. (AP) — Last September Stephany Oliver opened the only coffee shop in Evans City, and most mornings Coffee Brake is buzzing with residents and the who’swho of town. More...

Rainfall dampens summer for Pocono river rental companies

EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. More...

World News

Inside Democrats’ struggle with the Kavanaugh accusation

WASHINGTON (AP) - By the time Sen. Dianne Feinstein huddled with the other Democrats on the Judiciary Committee in a room just off the Senate floor, the rumors were flying.  More...

Trump, at UN, to again confront North Korean nuclear threat

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) - As he begins the sequel to his stormy U.N. debut, President Donald Trump will again confront the dangers posed by North Korea’s nuclear threat, though its shadow may appear somewhat less ominous than a year ago.  More...

Florence: Severe flooding feared near South Carolina coast

BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) - Rivers swelling with the floodwaters of former Hurricane Florence are threatening to swamp communities near the South Carolina coast, leaving thousands ready to evacuate.  More...

Health

Mental health issues and insurmountable pressure lead to increase in suicides

News stories on the topic of suicide are never lacking. It seems there is a revolving door of individuals plagued by mental health issues that sadly choose to take their own lives. More...

2 million US teens vaping marijuana

A school-based survey shows nearly 1 in 11 U.S. students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening health concerns about the new popularity of vaping among teens.  More...

Excela earns multiple honors by promoting organ donation

Excela Health was highlighted as a top performer in multiple categories in the 2018 HAP Donate Life Pennsylvania Hospital Challenge. More...

Entertainment

‘House With a Clock in Its Walls’ticks to No. 1

NEW YORK (AP) — The gothic family fantasy “The House With a Clock in Its Walls” exceeded expectations to debut with an estimated $26.9 million in ticket sales at the weekend box office, while audiences showed considerably less interest in Michael Moo More...

’IllumiNations’ pyrotechnic show ending next year at Epcot

ORLANDO, Fla. More...

Meghan reveals ’something blue’ she wore at royal wedding

LONDON (AP) — It’s an old tradition that a bride should have something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue on her wedding day, and the Duchess of Sussex followed at least part of that when she married Prince Harry.&n More...

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