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State, federal tax shifts could pack nasty one-two punch

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Movement in Pennsylvania to slash school property taxes and Congress’ bid to cut federal taxes could pack a nasty one-two punch to some taxpayers. More...

General News

Shelter: Disgruntled ex-employee stole 33 cats from facility

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island animal care clinic and shelter says a former employee broke into the clinic and stole more than 30 cats this week. More...

Suit argues new angle in claim of for-profit college fraud

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two women who claim they were defrauded by a for-profit college have sued the Education Department and a private loan servicer in a case their attorneys say could provide a new legal remedy for tens of thousands of students frustrat More...

Global carbon pollution rises after 3 straight flat years

WASHINGTON (AP) — Global carbon pollution rose this year after three straight years when levels of the heat-trapping gas didn’t go up at all, scientists reported Monday.  Preliminary figures project that worldwide carbon dioxide emis More...

Sports

Bearcats drop football finale to Bethany

Visiting Bethany (W.Va.) defeated St. Vincent College, 34-23 in Saturday’s season-ending Presidents’Athletic Conference football game. St. Vincent finishes the season with an overall record of 2- 8 (1-7 in the Presidents’Athletic Conference). More...

LV, Bishop McCort to face off again in title game rematch

Ligonier Valley’s football team will face a familiar opponent in its quest for a second straight District 6 Class AA title.  More...

Phillippi, Pletcher earn college wrestling victories

A pair of local wrestling standouts each nabbed wins in their respective Division I matches over the weekend. More...

Lifestyles

Ligonier Valley BPW Nov. 28 guest to focus on drug epidemic

Ligonier Valley Business and Professional Women's Club will meet Tuesday, Nov. 28, at Ligonier Ramada, beginning at 5:45 p.m.  More...

IUP offering experts, expertise to international conference for 3rd year

A team of experts from Indiana University of Pennsylvania is part of the 21st annual Health, Safety, Security & Environment Conference and Exhibition sponsored by the American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad & Tobago. More...

November, December music at Pitt-Greensburg will entertain

With a mix of music subtle, festive, gaudy, and sublime, the Pitt-Greensburg Chorale and Chamber singers present their fall concert “Raise a Glass,” scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 29, and Friday, Dec. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Charges pending against man accused of living in vacant house  State police at Greensburg report troopers found a man living in a vacant house on Mutual Patch Road in Unity Township at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9. More...

Ligonier community honors heroes on Veterans Day

As the church bells in Ligonier tolled at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. More...

GOP picks Saccone for special election to succeed Murphy

CANONSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republicans in Pennsylvania have chosen state Rep. Rick Saccone as their a nominee for next year’s special election to complete the term of former Republican U.S. Rep. More...

Greensburg teen charged in two local armed robberies

A Greensburg teen has been charged in connection with armed robberies in Latrobe and Derry Borough in late October. More...

Local & State News

Two jailed after police find drugs following chase

Two men are in the Indiana County Jail after leading police on a vehicle chase through Blairsville Borough and Burrell and Black Lick townships and attempting to flee on foot Saturday.  More...

Bridge renamed to honor slain Pennsylvania officer

CANONSBURG, Pa. More...

Students seize chance to learn rare sport of fencing

FACTORYVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Swords clashed at Keystone College as students lunged toward one another.  Well, not quite swords. Foils, to be exact.  More...

World News

Putin manipulating Trump with flattery, former CIA director suggests

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - A day after being criticized by President Donald Trump, a former CIA director questioned whether Russian President Vladimir Putin was manipulating Trump with flattery during the president’s lengthy trip to Asia.  More...

Trump calls Putin sincere, ex-US intelligence heads ‘hacks’

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - Days before returning home from a whirlwind trip to Asia, President Donald Trump was back on the defensive over Russian election meddling, saying he considers President Vladimir Putin’s denials sincere, dismissing former U More...

US cities, states defy Trump, still back Paris climate deal

BONN, Germany (AP) - A group of U.S. states, cities, businesses and universities said Saturday they are still committed to curbing global warming even as U.S. More...

Health

Despite Trump’s scorn, early ‘Obamacare’ sign-ups top 600K

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite President Donald Trump’s efforts to take down “Obamacare,” more than 600,000 people signed up for coverage the first week of open enrollment, the government said Thursday.  More...

Trump administration moves ahead with Obama menu-label law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is moving ahead with Obama-era requirements to post calorie counts in restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores and pizza delivery chains nationwide next year. More...

DEA cracking down on fake fentanyl traffickers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration wants to make it easier for federal prosecutors to go after people who peddle illicit versions of the deadly opioid fentanyl that are fueling the nation’s drug abuse crisis.  More...

Entertainment

‘Thor’ tops ‘Daddy’s Home 2’ at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The God of Thunder isn’t ready to relinquish his box office throne yet.  Studios estimated Sunday that “Thor: Ragnarok” added $56.6 million from North American theaters in its second weekend, bringing i More...

Shawn Mendes, Eminem among winners at MTV EMAs in London

LONDON (AP) — Shawn Mendes beat Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran to win the best-artist prize Sunday at the MTV EMAs, while U2 were proclaimed global icons in a show that celebrated London’s diverse culture, from pubs to pirate radio. More...

Singer Carrie Underwood recuperating after fall at home

NASHVILLE, Tenn. More...

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