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Girl Scout cookie sales money stolen

Police are searching for a suspect after someone slipped away last month with proceeds from Girl Scout cookie sales.  State police at Greensburg report between 11:30 p.m. Feb. 24 and 9:30 a.m. Feb. More...

Outdoor Expo

Gavin and Beau Jackovitz and their father, Rob, look at the pelts on display at the Pennsylvania Game Commission table at the first Outdoor Expo held in honor of Andrew “Chico” Crise, an More...

Latest nor’easter could dump foot or more of snow

BOSTON (AP) — Much of the Northeast is bracing for blizzard conditions, a foot or more of snow and high winds as the third major nor’easter in 10 days bears down on the region.  The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm More...

General News

Police arrest mom after 9-month-old baby found in road

UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — Police in upstate New York have arrested a woman after her 9-month-old baby was found crawling in a busy roadway.  Utica Police Department Lt. More...

Couple weds in Jersey high school hall where they met

CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) — Two high school sweethearts in New Jersey returned to the high school hallway where they first met nearly three decades ago for their wedding over the weekend.  More...

Tattoo shop: Free ink for donation to school shooting fund

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — A tattoo shop raised money for the Florida high school where 17 people died in a mass shooting by offering free tattoos in exchange for donations.  More...

Sports

LV’s Patrick state mat runner-up third straight time; DA’s DeLuca second in initial appearance in finals

GL’s Willochell medals in sixth place in Class AAA

HERSHEY — For the third time in three seasons, Rob Patrick had his heart broken in Hershey. The senior from Ligonier Valley entered the PIAA Class AAWrestling Championships as a two-time state runner-up. More...

Season ends abruptly in first round of state Class AAA boys’ basketball playoffs for District 6 champion Rams

JOHNSTOWN — For whatever reason, something just wasn’t right with Ligonier Valley. Four of seven players not scoring, two of them starters. More...

Virginia overall No. 1 seed for NCAA men’s tourney

From the top seed in the NCAA Tournament — Virginia — to those that barely made it into the bracket — Arizona State and Syracuse — it feels as though everyone involved in March Madness is on the bubble this year. College basketball is in trouble. More...

Lifestyles

Sounds of Charity benefit March 24; tickets on sale

The 10th annual Sounds of Charity sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill is scheduled for Saturday, March 24. More...

Cooking on Deadline

Shepherd’s Pie seems right for St. Patrick’s Day

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cooking on Deadline features fast, weeknight-friendly meals that are big on flavor, but not on labor.   The dead of winter is much more tolerable when you a make a mood-lifting dinner like this one.  More...

Dream Prom Night essay entries due by March 20

A Dream Prom Night is being donated by Kimberly Jaymes Bridal and several local business partners, to any student couple in Westmoreland County. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Copper wire stolen from cell phone tower   More...

Democrat seeks coal-country help in Pa. House special election

WAYNESBURG, Pa. More...

Wolf wants gift ban, no pay for officials in state budget standoff

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s governor wants to ban gifts to all elected state officials and to suspend pay for himself, lawmakers and their top aides when they have not fully enacted a budget by the annual deadline.  More...

Pa. 18th District seat election on Tuesday

Voters will go to the polls Tuesday to fill Pennsylvania’s vacant 18th Congressional District seat.  Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone are vying for the seat in the House, which was made available in October when U.S. Rep. More...

Smithton man arrested after Pittsburgh joyride in EMS vehicle

A Smithton man’s alleged drunken joyride in an EMS vehicle parked outside PPG Paints Arena Saturday night earned him a broken collarbone and a list of criminal charges, police said. More...

Ligonier Valley HS to present ‘West Side Story’

Ligonier Valley High School (LVHS) will present the musical “West Side Story” at 7 p.m. March 22- 24, in the LVHS auditorium. More...

Local & State News

Trump effect? GOP governor candidates won’t show tax returns

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Trump: Voters must support GOP in Pittsburgh-area House race

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump told western Pennsylvania voters Saturday night that his new tariffs were saving the steel industry and urged them to send a Republican to the House so he can keep delivering those kinds of results. More...

Lawmaker says she told of alleged abuse to help others

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania state lawmaker who got a restraining order against a fellow lawmaker she accuses of threatening to kill her says she has come forward to help others. State Rep. More...

World News

Calm before the storm? North Korea still mum on Trump summit

TOKYO (AP) - News of the planned summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sent shockwaves around the globe. More...

Trump tariffs may imperil a delicate global economic rebound

WASHINGTON (AP) - Things had been going along so nicely.  Over the past year, the major regions of the world finally shed the scars of a global financial crisis and grew in unison for the first time in a decade. More...

Despite heated rhetoric, little change on US-Mexico border

CALEXICO, Calif. (AP) - The daily commute from Mexico to California farms is the same as it was before Donald Trump became president. More...

Health

Insurers get into care, but is it good for your health?

In the not-too-distant future, your health insurance, your prescription drugs and some of your treatment may come from the same company.  More...

Lots of talk, little action on curbing health care costs

WASHINGTON (AP) — It started as a bipartisan attempt to curb soaring health care premiums. More...

Study: Cholesterol drug lowers risk of death, heart attack

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A newer cholesterol drug, used with older statin medicines, modestly lowered heart risks and deaths in a big study of heart attack survivors that might persuade insurers to cover the pricey treatment more often.  More...

Entertainment

‘Black Panther’ tops ‘A Wrinkle in Time’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — T’Challa still rules the box office four weeks in, even with the fresh rivalry of another Walt Disney Studios release in “A Wrinkle in Time.” More...

Tim McGraw collapses on stage during Ireland performance

DUBLIN (AP) — Country music star Tim McGraw collapsed on stage during a performance in Ireland.  Rolling Stone magazine reports McGraw collapsed while performing Sunday night in Dublin.  More...

Church of Scientology readies to launch a TV Network

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Church of Scientology is about to get its own television channel starting Monday.  A Twitter handle, website and app for Scientology TV appeared Sunday posting updates to hype the network’s availability on DIRE More...

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