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Weekend flooding affects roadways

A number of area roadways became flooded Sunday after a combination of snowmelt and rainy weather over the weekend.  More...

General News

Coach cleared of charges he failed to report child sex abuse

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Charges were dismissed Friday against a former Tennessee high school basketball coach who was accused of failing to report child sexual abuse after a freshman player was assaulted by older teammates.  More...

Powerball, Pokémon, Prince among top Google searches

“Pokémon Go,” the iPhone7 and Donald Trump are among Google’s top trending searches globally of 2016. But, in the U.S., no subject ranked higher than Powerball.  More...

Scientists propose ways to measure Great Lakes water quality

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. More...

Sports

Latrobe Orange Crush takes tourney title

Latrobe Orange Crush defeated Derry Area, 3- 1, in the semifinals and then Norwin, 5-2, in the title game to capture the Hempfield Area Indoor Soccer Tournament. More...

Boswell’s six field goals lead Steelers in second-half comeback over Bengals

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Steelers took control of the AFC North by doing a little bit of everything during a month-long winning streak: throwing it, running it, playing some steely defense.  Their fifth straight victory came a whole new way. More...

Bengals out of playoffs by another meltdown

CINCINNATI (AP) — No points in the second half. More penalties than first downs. The Bengals’ playoff chances were extinguished with a fitting meltdown. A 24-20 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday took care of the defending division champions. More...

Lifestyles

Franchising course to be offered by St. Vincent starting Jan. 17

A new three-credit college course that focuses on the unique business model of franchising will be offered during the spring semester by St. Vincent College. More...

Cooking on Deadline

Lemon bar fans, you know who you are

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cooking on Deadline features fast, weeknight-friendly meals that are big on flavor, but not on labor. More...

Pa. tourism office lists must-see holiday attractions

The holidays have arrived and Pennsylvania has plenty to keep visitors and residents alike in the spirit of the season while providing a break from the usual hustle and bustle. More...

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Penguins one win from returning to Stanley Cup Final after 7-0 rout of Senators  Free Access 

Pittsburgh’s 7-0 rout of the Ottawa Senators during Game 5 of their Eastern Conference Final Sunday at PPG Paints Arena has the Penguins one win from returning to the Stanley Cup Final to defend their championship. More...

Laurel Mountain Ski Resort to officially reopen Wednesday

The legendary Laurel Mountain Ski Resort will officially reopen for skiing and snowboarding on Wednesday, as Seven Springs Mountain Resort, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), completed an ext More...

Pennsylvania’s GOP electors to meet amid fanfare, security

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — When Pennsylvania’s 58th Electoral College meets Monday to cast votes for president, it will do so at a time when many more people are paying attention to the obscure process. More...

Local & State News

Pennsylvania store seeks customer so it can apologize

YORK, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania soap shop has posted a surveillance photo of a customer on its Facebook page, but not because they think she’s a shoplifter. More...

Visit to barracks: Call them the odd couple

Maybe there is a lesson to be learned here. Then again, maybe some people just don’t get it. Like if you are doing drugs and have them with you, maybe you shouldn’t be walking into a state police barracks. More...

Man sentenced to 12 to 25 years in mother’s stabbing death

ERIE, Pa. More...

World News

Plants closed, cars stopped as China faces smog ‘red alert’

BEIJING (AP) - Engulfed in choking smog, some northern Chinese cities limited the number of cars on roads and temporarily shut down factories on Monday to cut down pollution during a national “red alert.”  More...

Hard times for Puerto Rico family of child with Zika defect

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Michelle Flandez had just given birth to her first son, but doctors in this U.S. territory whisked him away before she could see him. More...

Zsa Zsa Gabor: A rare, unforgettable celebrity

NEW YORK (AP) - You didn’t have to know exactly who she was to appreciate Zsa Zsa Gabor.  She belonged to a rare, hard-to-catalog vintage of celebrity, not only the great-aunt of Paris Hilton, but a true ancestor of Hilton’s jet-set More...

Health

Medicare outpatients risk higher bills for some procedures

WASHINGTON (AP) — You pay less for outpatient treatment than for a hospital admission, right? Not necessarily in the topsy-turvy world of Medicare billing, according to a government report.  More...

US drops bold warning from anti-smoking pills Chantix, Zyban

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health regulators on Friday removed a bold-letter warning from Pfizer’s anti-smoking drug Chantix about risks of dangerous psychiatric side effects. More...

Drug overdose deaths increased significantly in past 5 years

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Drug overdose deaths have increased by 33 percent in the past five years across the country, with some states seeing jumps of nearly 200 percent.  More...

Entertainment

‘Rogue One’ soars to second-best December debut with $155 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” soared to the top of the weekend box office as expected, scoring the second-best December opening ever with $155 million in estimated ticket sales.  More...

‘DuckTales’ lands David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disney’s new version of the 1980s animated series “DuckTales” is getting a cast worth quacking about, including a former Doctor Who. More...

Ryan Reynolds honored with star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ryan Reynolds is the latest celebrity to earn a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  The 40-year-old “Deadpool” actor was honored Thursday in a ceremony along Hollywood Boulevard.  More...

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