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Five candidates competing for four Ligonier Borough council seats

Five candidates will compete for four seats on Ligonier Borough council in the Nov. More...

One injured in Derry Township crash Saturday evening

One person was transported by medical helicopter from the scene of a one-vehicle crash Saturday night on Route 217 in Derry Township, according to a Westmoreland County 911 dispatcher.  More...

General News

Tiny bug posing threat to New Mexico’s $180M pecan industry

CARLSBAD, N.M. More...

Man accused of stealing car, taking in movie in Georgia

MORROW, Ga. More...

Man accused of chasing teens who were toilet-papering homes

MANDEVILLE, La. (AP) — Authorities say a Louisiana homeowner who’s accused of arming himself and chasing down high school students who were toilet-papering homes has been arrested.  More...

Sports

McClam sets Griffins’ single-game rushing mark in loss to Slippery Rock

Although his team lost Saturday’s Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference football game to visiting Slippery Rock, Seton Hill University senior running back Jarvis McClam had a senior day to remember as he set a new school record for rushing yar More...

Rams face No. 5 Cambria Heights in District 6-AA semis

The playoff road continues for the Ligonier Valley football team. The top-seeded Rams are back in action against No. 5 Cambria Heights in a PIAA District 6 Class AAsemifinal game Friday (7 p.m.) at Weller Field. More...

Bearcats drop another PAC game to Waynesburg

The St. Vincent College football team fell, 31-21, to host Waynesburg in Presidents’ Athletic Conference play Saturday. The Waynesburg victory means that it has now won five straight contests in the head-to-head series. More...

Lifestyles

Tony Angelo Aerie 01188, Auxiliary celebrate anniversary

Kenneth (KC) Davis, Tony Angelo Aerie 01188 FOE president; Rosie Moff Wolford, Latrobe mayor, and Beth Howell, Auxiliary 01188 president and Pennsylvania state auxiliary president, were among those w More...

Seton Hill School ‘Artists as Activists’ event Nov. 10-11

The Seton Hill University School of Visual and Performing Arts will present Artists as Activists, a two-day event featuring music, theatre, dance and art presentations that discuss issues impacting our world. More...

IUP to host forum on Charlottesville Nov. 7

The Office of Social Equity at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will present a cross-curricular discussion on “Racism in the United States: The Aftermath of Charlottesville” Nov. 7. More...

Judge races top ballot in off-year election

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania voters will reshape the state’s appeals courts this week, consider a change to the state constitution and decide races for mayor, district attorney and other local contests. More...

Polls open 7 a.m. Tuesday

The polls for Tuesday’s general election open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. To check your voter registration, go to the state’s website, www.votespa.com. More...

Derry Area to honor veterans at concert

Derry Area School District will honor area veterans at its annual Veterans Concert, which begins at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. More...

Body of missing St. Clair Twp. man found

A search party of volunteers on Saturday morning discovered the body of a St. Clair Township man who had been reported missing more than a week earlier.  Searchers found the body of Scott Herman Neuner, 45, around 9:45 a.m. Saturday, Nov. More...

Slifka unopposed for DT Supervisor

Incumbent David Slifka is unopposed in the race for Derry Township Supervisor. Slifka, listed as a Democrat and Republican, is the only one on the November general election ballot for a six-year term as Derry Township Supervisor. More...

Local & State News

Sentence for rapist who forced victim to read journal upheld

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A judge has denied an appeal from a convicted rapist in Pennsylvania who forced his victim to read an online journal he had written.  A Superior Court panel ruled last week that Robert Jackson’s 20 1/2- to 43-year More...

Stuck on slow, Pennsylvania renews push for rural broadband

In rural swaths of Pennsylvania, fast internet is a literal pipe dream.  More...

The biggest Pennsylvania losers in broadband sweepstakes

Thirty-one Pennsylvania counties stand to lose at least $1 million in federal subsidies for rural high-speed internet:   More...

World News

Police hone tactics to quell violence at hate-fueled rallies

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Snipers perched on rooftops. Police helicopters and drones hovered overhead. Officers in riot gear lined the streets.  More...

Report: Commerce head has stake in firm tied to Putin orbit

NEWYORK (AP) - Newly leaked documents show that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, the Trump administration’s point man on trade and manufacturing policy, has a stake in a company that does business with a gas producer partly owned by the son-inlaw of R More...

Investigators scour past of man charged in NYC terror attack

NEW YORK (AP) - From his hospital bed, Sayfullo Saipov proudly told investigators how he had rented a truck and used it to fatally run down cyclists and pedestrians on a New York City bike path, all in the name of the Islamic State. More...

Health

Make the right choice: Don’t engage in impaired/distracted driving

Some of the most festive times of the year are associated with an increased risk of automotive accidents due to impaired driving. More...

Tame stress and improve your health

Stress can affect people of any age. While small amounts of stress may stimulate adrenaline responses and help people power through difficult projects or solve problems, chronic stress can impact the mind and body in harmful ways.  More...

How to find time to exercise in a busy schedule

A new year marks a great time to embrace change. Many people do just that by making resolutions designed to improve their lives in the year and years ahead.  More...

Entertainment

In $121M debut, ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ and Disney flex their might

NEW YORK (AP) — “Thor: Ragnarok” thundered to one of the year’s best boxoffice debuts with an estimated $121 million domestically, proving again — just as its flexing its muscle — the might of the Walt Disney Co. More...

CMA rescinds media restrictions for awards show, apologizes

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Country Music Association is apologizing after trying to impose restrictions on any questions by the media about the mass shooting in Las Vegas, gun rights or political affiliations at its awards show next Wednesday. More...

‘Tonight Show’ tapings canceled after Fallon’s mother dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Tapings for “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” have been canceled all this week following the death of the talk show host’s mother.  NBC said Sunday that repeat episodes will be shown from Monday to More...

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