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General News

Country star Don Williams, ‘the Gentle Giant,’ dies at 78

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Don Williams, an award-winning country singer with love ballads like “I Believe in You,” has died. He was 78.  Astatement from his publicist Kirt Webster said he died Friday after a short illness.  More...

Grand Ole Opry inductee Troy Gentry dies in ’copter crash

NEW YORK (AP) — As one half of Montgomery Gentry, Troy Gentry — who died Friday in a helicopter crash — helped the country music duo become a successful act in the genre, launching countless hits, winning multiple awards and reachin More...

Fly to buy: A trip can save you thousands on a used car

DETROIT (AP) — If you’re willing to fly, you can save when you buy. Perhaps thousands of dollars on a used SUV, car or truck. Used vehicle prices vary wildly between U.S. metro areas, sometimes over $3,000. More...

Sports

Trojans rebound in big way during 47-8 rout against Yough

The fire still burns within the Derry Area football team. The Trojans were on the wrong end of a 32-point rout during their conference opener against Elizabeth Forward a week ago. More...

Wildcats win turnover battle in home-opening victory over CV

For Greater Latrobe, home wins are not to be taken for granted.  The Wildcats had not won a home game since 2014...until Friday night.  In their home opener, the Wildcats took full advantage of a sloppy showing from visiting Chartiers Valle More...

On the ball

Breaking several tackles along the way, Greater Latrobe quarterback Jason Armstrong lunges into the endzone (left) for a second-quarter touchdown during Friday night’s non-conference game again More...

Entertainment

Movie review: A few good scares can’t hold ‘It’ together

Here's the good news: Pennywise is as creepy as ever in the new "It ." Thanks to a bigger budget and some improved special effects some 27 years later he really gets the chance to spook the kids of Derry, Maine.  More...

Stephen King joins moviegoers for special screening of ‘It’

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Movie fans attending a special screening of the movie “It” in Bangor, Maine, got a bonus: Author and local resident Stephen King joined them.  More...

Race car driver Arie Luyendyk Jr. is ABC’s new ‘Bachelor’

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC has announced race car driver Arie Luyendyk (LY-en-dyk) Jr. as its next “Bachelor.”  More...

Jamison Farm wins county conservation award

Bove Engineering also honored

The Westmoreland Conservation District will present two awards for outstanding conservation service — the Conservation Farmer of the Year Award to Jamison Farm in Unity Township, and the J. More...

Local & State News

Dan McNeill, state lawmaker of Bethlehem area, dead at 70

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania legislative leaders say state Rep. More...

Circle That Date

MONDAY, SEPT. 11   6:30 p.m., Latrobe City Council, City Hall  7 p.m., Derry Borough Council, work session, Derry Station  7 p.m., Ligonier Valley School Board (6 p.m. More...

What does it take to grow a sheep herd in coal country?

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Across rural areas of southwestern Pennsylvania, there is an ambitious movement to bring back an industry that residents have long considered on the decline. More...

World News

Irma’s victims in the Caribbean brace for another hurricane

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Irma bears down on Florida; more than 5M told to flee coast

MIAMI (AP) - Irma trained its sights on Florida and officials warned more than 5 million people that time was running out Friday to evacuate ahead of the deadly hurricane as it followed a path that could take it from one end of the state to the other More...

Death toll rises to 61 in powerful Mexico earthquake

MEXICO CITY (AP) - One of the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded in Mexico struck off the country’s southern coast, toppling hundreds of buildings and sending panicked people fleeing into the streets in the middle of the night. More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Youngstown State chapter earns award   More...

SAMA-LV lunch program focuses on museum’s founding

The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art (SAMA) at Ligonier Valley will host a Lunch a l’Art program with Connie Pilz at noon Thursday, Sept. More...

Events of Area Interest

‘Putting on the Ritz’ tonight   River City Brass will present “Putting on the Ritz” 7:30 p.m. today, Sept. 9, in the Palace Theatre, 21 W. More...

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