November 2, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Unity Twp. man charged with indecent assault, corruption of minors

State police at Greensburg earlier this week charged a Unity Township man with corruption of minors and indecent assault of a person less than 13 years of age in relation to an incident last May.  According to an affidavit of probable cause, Jos More...

Gross, Jones vying for full terms with Derry Borough

A pair of Derry Borough incumbents are running unopposed in their efforts for new four-year terms in the Nov. More...

General News

Saltsburg 3-year-old boy struck by stray bullet as newborn dies

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A 3-year-old Pennsylvania boy from Saltsburg who was struck by a hunter’s stray bullet as a newborn and was blinded and struggled with health issues afterward has died.  More...

Area men charged with illegally hunting, processing deer

Three Westmoreland County men were charged by Pennsylvania Game Commission officers last week for allegedly hunting and processing deer unlawfully in 2016.  More...

Trump signs GOP repeal of consumer banking rule

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed the repeal of a banking rule that would have allowed consumers to join together to sue their bank or credit card company to resolve financial disputes.  The president signed the More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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Police mergers a viable option to retain safety

The issue of whether municipalities without local police departments should be assessed a per-capita fee for coverage by the Pennsylvania State Police is on the front burner in Harrisburg again. More...

An adult?

Off The Wall

Enough! I don’t know how else to put it. It seems that more and more college campuses are being faced with fraternities overindulging with alcohol to the point that students are being harmed or killed. More...

Lifestyles

Events of Area Interest

Whitney-Hostetter VFD to hold sub sale Nov. 4 More...

Homemade pumpkin roll sale

Lucy Baluh, Ruth King and Janice Clark made homemade pumpkin rolls for the upcoming Bethany United Methodist Church pumpkin roll sale. Cost of the pumpkin rolls are $11. More...

Juried Art exhibit at SAMA-LV

The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art (SAMA) at Ligonier Valley will celebrate the work of local artists with the Southwestern Pennsylvania Council for the Arts 22nd Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition.  More...

LTMA moves to shut off service to delinquent accounts

The majority of Ligonier Township Municipal Authority (LTMA) customers with delinquent account balances placing them in jeopardy of having water service disrupted have successfully avoided losing service.  More...

Former Baggaley PTO treasurer charged with nearly $50,000 theft

State police on Wednesday filed charges against a former treasurer of the Baggaley Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), accusing her of stealing nearly $50,000 from the group’s bank account. More...

GCC placed on lockdown Wednesday to relay news of student’s death

Greensburg Central Catholic Junior-Senior High School was placed on lockdown for about 90 minutes Wednesday so students could be informed of the death of a GCC student that day, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Greensburg confirmed.  Diocese spoke More...

Arnold Palmer Motors to close dealership on Dec. 1

Officials at Arnold Palmer Enterprises confirmed Wednesday that Arnold Palmer Motors will be closing its doors for good Dec. 1 of this year.  The late golf legend opened the General Motors Corp. More...

Local & State News

Pennsylvania starts signing up medical marijuana patients

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvanians moved a giant step closer Wednesday to being able to get marijuana to help treat medical conditions, as the state announced the launch of its patient and caregiver registry .  More...

Game commission looking into possible opossum abuse photos

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Photos of a group of young men feeding an opossum beer are being criticized as animal abuse and have attracted the attention of the Pennsylvania Game Commission.  More...

Suit: Woman rejected fingerprinting as ‘mark of the devil’

ALTOONA, Pa. More...

World News

Truck attack suspect said ‘he felt good about’ rampage

NEW YORK (AP) - The suspect in a deadly truck rampage was inspired by the Islamic State group’s online videos and plotted his New York City attack for two months, renting a truck ahead of time to practice turning it, federal authorities said in More...

Russia hackers had targets worldwide, beyond US election

WASHINGTON (AP) - The hackers who upended the U.S. presidential election had ambitions well beyond Hillary Clinton’s campaign, targeting the emails of Ukrainian officers, Russian opposition figures, U.S. More...

Child sex offenders to be named as such in US passports

WASHINGTON (AP) - America’s registered child sex offenders will now have to use passports identifying them for their past crimes when traveling overseas.  More...

Sports

Trojans ready for Quaker Valley, quarterfinals of WPIAL Class AAA football playoffs

Last season, the WPIAL playoffs served as a bit of uncharted waters for the Derry Area football team. Not so much this time around. Derry Area is back in the playoffs for the second straight season, and this time the No. 7 Trojans will visit No. More...

Ohio high school football coach resigns, citing death threats

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio high school football coach has resigned after two seasons, saying he received death threats after his teams lost 18 straight games.  More...

Rams open District 6 Class AA playoffs against familiar foe

Host West Shamokin in quarterfinals on Friday

While last weekend’s Appalachian Bowl served as a playoff tuneup of sorts, the postseason begins for real Friday (7 p.m.) at Weller Field when Ligonier Valley hosts Heritage Conference foe West Shamokin in the opening round of the District 6 Cl More...

Entertainment

Studio cuts ties to director Ratner after harassment report

NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood’s widening sexual harassment crisis has ensnared a prominent film director after six women — including actress Olivia Munn — accused Brett Ratner of sexual misconduct in a Los Angeles Times report on More...

MGM returns to film distribution with Annapurna partnership

NEW YORK (AP) — The storied movie studio MGM is getting back into distribution, teaming with Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures in a joint venture that could have ramifications for the next James Bond film.  More...

It lives! This nightmare machine writes bone-chilling tales

(AP) — Don’t throw away your Stephen King collection just yet. More...

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