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Derry Township Supervisors OK final 2018 budget

The Derry Township Supervisors approved a final 2018 budget at their regular meeting Tuesday.  Next year’s balanced spending plan passed via a 2-0 vote, with supervisors chairman Vince DeCario and supervisor Jim Prohaska voting yes. More...

Trial considers whether voters are harmed by redistricting

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — With more competitive congressional districts, representatives would be more likely to work with the opposing party and listen more closely to their constituents, Democrats suing for a new congressional map in Pennsylvania t More...

General News

Silence Breakers named Time magazine’s Person of the Year

NEW YORK (AP) — “The Silence Breakers” — those who have shared their stories about sexual assault and harassment — have been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year.  More...

National Spelling Bee to offer wild cards; expand field

WASHINGTON (AP) — For three years running, Siyona Mishra and Dhyana Mishra faced off amid some of the highest stakes in competitive spelling.  More...

Mother of boy who fatally OD’d on cocaine gets probation

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — The mother of a 9- year-old Ohio boy who fatally overdosed on cocaine has received probation instead of prison.  The sentencing Tuesday for 38-year-old Raenell Allen, of Youngstown, on a child endangering charge com More...

Sports

SVC women complete non-conference sweep of LaRoche, 86-69

Mara Benvenuti scored a game-high 20 points as the St. More...

Trojans seek return to WPIAL basketball playoffs, more

Derry Area boys’ basketball coach Damon Rause believes the ability is there.  The same can certainly be said about the potential, too.  Rause feels his Trojans can definitely return to the WPIAL Class AAAA boys’ basketball playo More...

Marcus Carr lifts Pitt to four-point overtime win against Mount St. Mary’s

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Freshman point guard Marcus Carr had three chances to win the game for Pittsburgh in the Panthers’ 82-78 overtime victory overt Mount St. More...

Lifestyles

SongWorks Christmas Show Dec. 14 at The Grand Halle

Dave Hurst, project manager, The Steeples Project, said, “Six of the region’s brightest musical talents will gather at the beautiful, holiday decked Grand Halle for the annual SongWorks Christmas Dinner-Show on Thursday, Dec. 14.  More...

Service Personnel From the Area

National Care Letter campaign to honor deployed service members, veterans   WASHINGTON, D.C. More...

Sally Wiggin to retire from WTAE Channel 4

“Chronicle” host Sally Wiggin has announced plans to retire in November 2018, after nearly four decades of broadcasting on WTAE Channel 4. More...

GL School Board to vote on tax assessment

Members of the Greater Latrobe School Board will vote on a settlement of a tax assessment appeal at its next regular meeting.  The property, off Route 30, below the Inn at Mountainview in an office complex, was originally purchased by Stonewood More...

Eric Hauser tabbed as new president of GL School Board

Eric Hauser was elected as president of the Greater Latrobe School Board at Tuesday’s annual reorganization meeting.  Heidi Kozar nominated Hauser for president and the board approved by an 8-1 margin. More...

Letters to Santa still being accepted

Hey kids, does Santa know if you’ve been naughty or nice?  Well, don’t take a chance that he will have the wrong information about you this Christmas season. Write a letter to Santa and submit it to the Bulletin!  More...

Local & State News

After century-long absence, freshwater mussel found in river

AVONMORE, Pa. (AP) — AKiski Township woman’s awardwinning photograph is evidence that one of the most sensitive indicators of water quality — the freshwater mussel — is back in the Kiski River after more than a century.  More...

Santa with ‘naughty’ and ‘nice’ tattoos must tone it down

LANGHORNE, Pa. More...

Homeless Samaritan buys home with money from fundraiser

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A homeless man who used his last $20 to fill up the gas tank of a stranded motorist in Philadelphia has bought a home with some of the nearly $400,000 raised for him by the woman he saved.  More...

World News

Trump forges ahead on Jerusalem-as-capital

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump will recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Wednesday despite intense Arab, Muslim and European opposition to a move that would upend decades of U.S. More...

Doctors identify brain abnormalities in Cuban attack patients

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Associated Press has learned that doctors treating the U.S. More...

Temporary OK for travel ban puts focus on Wednesday hearing

SEATTLE (AP) - The U.S. More...

Health

AHN enhances access to care throughout Westmoreland County

People residing in Westmoreland County now have even more access to the health care professionals of Allegheny Health Network (AHN), a Highmark Health company, as AHN continues to expand its presence in the county.  More...

FDAapproves diabetes drug that also helps with weight loss

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators on Tuesday approved a new diabetes drug that reduces blood sugar levels and also helps people lose significant weight.  More...

Q&A: $69B Aetna bid pushes CVS deeper into consumers’ lives

A drugstore chain that used to hawk cigarettes behind the front counter now wants to offer nutrition advice and work with your doctor to keep you healthy.  CVS Health says it wants to use its roughly $69 billion acquisition of the insurer Aetna More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Derry pair charged in check theft, fraud   More...

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