November 7, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Trial of babysitter who allegedly allowed teen access to loaded gun in fatal shooting delayed

Westmoreland County Common Pleas Court Judge Rita Hathaway granted one last delay Monday for the trial of a babysitter who is accused of allowing a teen boy access to a gun, which he used to shoot his friend in 2016 at an apartment in Mount Pleasant. More...

Derry man cited for allegedly damaging property in Hunter Access co-op area

A Derry man was cited last week by the Pennsylvania Game Commission, accused of damaging property and wildlife habitat in Derry Township over the summer. More...

General News

Move over, dodgeball: Schools pump up phys ed with choices

You won’t find gym class on the schedule in upstate New York’s Victor school district. What you will see: kayaking, rock climbing, mountain biking, dance, self-defense, archery and in-line skating — all under the heading of physical education. More...

1 million bees killed after Northern California truck crash

AUBURN, Calif. More...

Court to examine whether school can be blamed for suicide

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts’ highest court is stepping into a fight over whether colleges and universities can be held liable when students kill themselves on campus.  More...

Editorial

Big bid for Amazon, big secret for taxpayers

The late Tom Petty summed up Greater Pittsburgh’s situation now that regional leaders have submitted their bid for Amazon’s $5 billion, 50,000-job second headquarters: “The waiting is the hardest part.” Yet residents await not More...

A progressive plan for ending poverty — including rural poverty — in America

Economic hardship exists in nearly every American community. Families across the country have been devastated by medical debt, overwhelmed by unexpected expenses, or financially and emotionally shaken by the loss of a job. More...

Fake study to attack regulation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Coalition for Sensible Safeguards (CSS) is condemning the Trump administration for using taxpayer funds to commission fake news to advance its dangerous assault on regulatory safeguards.  More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Area resident to receive first SVC Veterans Scholarship Nov. 8 August I. Sander of Greensburg, a graduate student pursuing a master of science degree in criminology, has been selected as the first recipient of the newly created St. More...

Church news

Fall Revival Nov. 7, 8, 9   Beacon Independent Baptist Church, 536 Market St., Bolivar, will host Fall Revival services with guest Pastor Don Davis 7 p.m. Nov. More...

Events of Area Interest

Election Day Buffet, Bazaar today in Pleasant Unity   Pleasant Unity United Methodist Church, 4685 Route 981, is hosting an Election Day Buffet and Bazaar 4 to 6:30 p.m. today, Nov. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Man charged in medication theft State police at Indiana report Nathaniel Patrick McNicol, 28, of Ligonier, was charged with theft after allegedly breaking into a medication cart at the SpiritLife drug rehabilitation facility in Cherry Hill Township More...

Derry officials awaiting results from write-in for council spots

After the votes are cast in today’s general election, Derry Borough officials will be eagerly awaiting the results. More...

Polls open until 8 p.m. today

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...

Car cruise held in memory of Nicholas Neiderhiser

The Ligonier community came together Sunday, Oct. 29, at Ligonier Valley High School, to honor the legacy of a student killed in a recent vehicle accident. More...

Drug Awareness Forum set for Nov. 16 at LVHS

State Rep. Mike Reese (R-Westmoreland/ Somerset) will host a Drug Awareness Forum to offer parents and residents opportunities to learn more about the addiction problems impacting western Pennsylvania from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. More...

Local & State News

More than 100,000 Pennsylvania customers told to boil water

PITTSBURGH (AP) — More than 100,000 Pennsylvania customers are being told to boil their water before using it. More...

Court orders pause in Atlantic Sunrise pipeline construction

COLUMBIA, Pa. (AP) — A federal appeals court has temporarily halted construction of a natural gas pipeline in Pennsylvania. LNP reports the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., stopped work on the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline. More...

IFPA warns motorists to steer clear of deer and insurance fraud

Fall is deer season — a time when motorists should take extra care to watch for deer wandering onto roads. It's also a time when otherwise law-abiding people whose cars are hit by a deer can wander into trouble with insurance fraud. More...

World News

Air Force admits fault in reporting shooter’s past crimes

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) - The gunman who killed 26 people at a small-town Texas church had a history of domestic violence that spanned years before the attack, and was able buy weapons because the Air Force did not submit his criminal history More...

How was the Texas gunman able to buy a firearm?

ATLANTA (AP) - A two-decade-old federal law is supposed to prevent people with a history of domestic violence from buying or owning a firearm. More...

Violence followed Texas church gunman after high school

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (AP) - Wherever Devin Patrick Kelley went after graduating from high school, a trail of violence followed. More...

Sports

Third-period rally helps IceCats defeat Hampton, 5-3, end two-game skid

A big third-period rally allowed the Greater Latrobe hockey team to take down Hampton, 5-3, during a PIHL Class AA game Monday at Kirk S. Nevin Arena in Greensburg. More...

Pens appreciate now-Coyotes coach Tocchet’s role in Stanley Cup wins

When Rick Tocchet returns to Pittsburgh, he will see another Stanley Cup banner in the rafters and be celebrated for his part in the championship. More...

WVU’s Bob Huggins gets four-year extension

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. More...

Entertainment

Voters tapped as Ohio opioid crisis stretches foster care

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s opioid crisis is stretching the state’s foster care system as more and more children are removed from the homes of their drug-addicted parents, leading to ballot requests Tuesday for more funding.  More...

Video of US first lady, teens and K-pop star goes viral

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A video of first lady Melania Trump smiling at South Korean girls who had burst into screaming when they saw a member of a K-pop boy band was shared widely on social media on Tuesday.  More...

Film critics bar Disney from awards over L.A. Times dispute

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four prominent film critics groups say they will bar Walt Disney Co. More...

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