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2017 St. Emma Christmas Shop features quality gifts and decorations

What started as a small craft show years ago at St. Emma Monastery in Hempfield Township has grown into a popular three-day event called Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe.  More...

General News

Police: Thief didn’t get far in motorized grocery store cart

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A man accused of stealing a motorized shopping cart from an Alaska grocery store didn’t get very far or go very fast before his low-speed getaway attempt was foiled by police.  The battery-operated cart with More...

93-year-old World War II vet scores upset election win

TINTON FALLS, N.J. More...

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

AT&T deal delay? Reports say gov’t wants TV properties sold More...

Editorial

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Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:  Approximately 6.5 million pets go through animal shelters every year. Shelters are on the front lines saving millions of pets. More...

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Education

Study gives college sports F, D+ grades for race, gender hiring

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Leadership positions at Football Bowl Subdivision schools continue to be dominated by white men, according to a diversity report released Wednesday.  More...

Auburn’s Pearl not cooperating in school probe

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Lifestyles

SVC professor presents drug research at legislative caucus in Harrisburg

Dr. Eric Kocian, right, assistant professor of criminology, law and society at St. More...

Ligonier CROP Walk nets $4,605 for CWS

Ligonier CROP Walk coordinator Rita Horrell of Darlington announced the 2017 totals are in.  She said, “We had 47 registered walkers, collecting a total of $4,605. More...

Service Personnel from the Area

Joint Hometown News Service, Defense Media Activity, Fort Meade, Maryland, Wednesday announced:  U.S. Air Force Airman Jonathon E. Lint graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio- Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.  More...

Derry Area celebrates, honors veterans with annual concert

Whether it was through a song, the waving of the American flag or a special painting, the Derry community on Wednesday let area veterans know how much their service is valued. More...

Derry Township Supervisors present balanced budget

The Derry Township Supervisors presented a balanced proposed budget during Wednesday’s regular meeting.  More...

New Alexandria council again talks borough alleyway

An alleyway along Church Street was again a topic of discussion at Wednesday’s New Alexandria Borough Council meeting, with council approving to do work around manhole covers.  More...

Local & State News

Pennsylvania Democrats see anti-Trump zeal in election wins

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — With Democrats stoking an anti-Trump furor, Pennsylvania’s election brought good news for the party ahead of a big election in 2018 that will feature contests for governor and U.S. Senate.  More...

Dad’s a real hero

Macey Kuhns, a fifth-grader, proudly shows her dad Jody’s dog tags that he wore in the U.S. Army while serving with the 82nd Airborne Division. More...

Ex-Mount Pleasant cop to stand trial on more sexual assault charges

The former Mount Pleasant police officer awaiting trial on charges of attempted rape and indecent assault stemming from a 2015 incident will stand trial on additional charges after five more alleged victims came forward.  More...

World News

Democrats see wins as momentum for 2018 state elections

(AP) — Sweeping Democratic victories in Virginia and key gains in other 2017 state legislative races have lifted Democratic hopes of even bigger wins in next year’s midterm elections, as they seek a greater voice in how political district More...

In election glow, Dems see health care as a winning issue

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are starting to see a political edge in health care — particularly the idea of widening Medicaid access for more low-income people — after big election victories Tuesday night. More...

Trump says he and Xi can solve ‘probably all’ world problems

BEIJING (AP) - President Donald Trump emerged from a lengthy meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday to declare that he believed he and Xi together can solve “probably all” the world’s problems.  More...

Sports

Pitt looks to keep momentum going against reeling NC

PITTSBURGH (AP) — It only took two months, but Pittsburgh seems to have settled on a quarterback. Maybe not coincidentally, a bit of momentum has followed.  More...

Chinese authorities say three UCLA players under investigation

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities are investigating three Americans following media reports that three UCLA freshmen were arrested for shoplifting ahead of their basketball game against Georgia Tech in Shanghai.  Chinese foreign ministry More...

For the first time in school history, the Seton Hill University men’s soccer program has had a major award-winner in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference.  Freshman forward Henrik Berg hasa been named the PSAC Freshman of the Year. More...

Entertainment

CMA Awards highlighted by political, emotional moments

The 2017 Country Music Association Awards marked one of its most political and emotional shows in years, as the night offered powerful moments focused on unifying as a country during a year dominated by gun violence, divisive politics and natural dis More...

CMA Awards hosts Underwood, Paisley poke fun at politics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley did more than poke fun at the Country Music Association’s ill-received media guidelines that aimed to keep politics out of Wednesday’s CMAAwards. More...

Christopher Plummer to replace Kevin Spacey in Getty film

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In a wholly unprecedented move, Kevin Spacey is being cut from Ridley Scott’s finished film “All the Money in the World” and replaced by Christopher Plummer just over one month before it’s supposed to hit th More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Indiana man charged with corruption of minors   More...

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