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General News

Winds, fire, floods and quakes: A nutty run of nature

WASHINGTON (AP) — With four big hurricanes, a powerful earthquake and wildfires, it seems that nature recently has just gone nuts. More...

Almanac forecast: Hurricanes will favor Atlantic Seaboard

CONCORD, N.H. More...

Trump and first lady commemorate Sept. 11 anniversary

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is leading a national moment of silence on the anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks, his first commemoration of the solemn anniversary in office.  More...

Sports

Lady Trojans looking to improve, continue WPIAL playoff streak

Girls’ tennis at Derry Area has become synonymous with consistent success. The Lady Trojans have made the playoffs in nine of the last 11 seasons, including five straight. More...

Millersville scores with 30 seconds left to outlast Seton Hill, 45-38

Sometimes, the team that has the football last wins. That was the case Saturday between Millersville and host Seton Hill University. Millersville scored with 30 seconds to play in route to a 45-38 shootout win over the Griffins. More...

A&M’s Sumlin: Family didn’t feel safe after racist letter

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin said Saturday night that his wife and four kids didn’t feel safe after receiving a racist and threatening letter at their home this week. More...

Lifestyles

BPW of Ligonier Valley hosts speakers, BPW/PA officials

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New camps provide more ways to explore Phipps; cutoff Sept. 13

Though the weather may be cooling off, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens offers plenty of opportunities for little learners to engage with nature.  More...

Area Church News

The Underground Bible study underway   The Underground's Wednesday night midweek program began 6:30 p.m. Sept. 6 at the church, 104 33rd St., Latrobe.  Every week Bible study classes are held for all ages. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

DUI charges pending against Youngwood man State police at Kiski Valley report troopers determined a 40-year-old Youngwood man was intoxicated during a traffic stop on Route 819 in Salem Township at 3:19 a.m. Aug. 20. More...

11th annual Ray of Hope Walk hits record year

When Rick Yaksic, a peer supervisor at Westmoreland Case Management in Greensburg took 140 pills, he did not expect to wake up, nor did he want to.  “Depression hurts,” he said on Saturday at the 11th annual Ray of Hope Walk at Twin More...

Work begins on wind chime tower at Flight 93 National Memorial

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. More...

Local & State News

Diocese reaches resolution in sexual harassment lawsuit

DUBOIS, Pa. More...

US commemorates 9/11; thousands expected at ground zero

(AP) — While the U.S. contends with the destruction caused by two ferocious hurricanes in three weeks, Americans also are marking the anniversary of one of the nation’s most scarring days.  More...

House GOP to test budget-balancing plan in growing stalemate

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania House of Representatives will return to session Monday for the first time in seven weeks as a lengthening budget stalemate is drawing warnings by Democratic Gov. More...

World News

More aid, evacuations in Caribbean islands battered by Irma

HAVANA(AP) - With ports mended and weather cleared, officials sent in more aid and arranged stepped-up evacuations Monday in remote Caribbean islands devastated and cut off by Hurricane Irma. More...

Apple may test the bounds of iPhone love with a $1,000 model

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Apple is expected to sell its fanciest iPhone yet for $1,000, crossing into a new financial frontier that will test how much consumers are willing to pay for a device that’s become an indispensable part of modern life.  More...

TV correspondents face danger they told others to avoid

NEWYORK (AP) - It’s a paradox of hurricane coverage: people on television spend days warning the public to get out of harm’s way, then station their correspondents squarely in the middle of howling wind and rain and hope they don’t More...

Health

Science Says: How repeated head blows affect the brain

CHICAGO (AP) — Researchers are tackling fresh questions about a degenerative brain disease now that it has been detected in the brains of nearly 200 football players after death. More...

Testing probe to help cancer surgeons know if they got it all

WASHINGTON (AP) — Patients emerging from cancer surgery want to know, “Did you get it all?” Now scientists are developing a pen-like probe to help surgeons better tell when it’s safe to stop cutting or if stray tumor cells still lurk. More...

Medicaid fueling opioid epidemic? New theory challenged

WASHINGTON (AP) — An intriguing new theory is gaining traction among conservative foes of the Obama-era health law: Its Medicaid expansion to low-income adults may be fueling the opioid epidemic. More...

Entertainment

‘It’ floats away with record-breaking $117.2-million weekend

LOS ANGELES (AP) — ‘It’ is a hit.  The Stephen King adaptation from New Line and Warner Bros. shattered records over the weekend earning $117.2 million from 4,103 locations according to studio estimates on Sunday.  More...

TV correspondents face danger they told others to avoid

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a paradox of hurricane coverage: people on television spend days warning the public to get out of harm’s way, then station their correspondents squarely in the middle of howling wind and rain and hope they don’t get hurt. More...

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