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Ligonier Valley Chamber hosts 13th annual Gingerbread House Contest

The 13th annual Gingerbread House Contest is currently on display at Ligonier’s Ramada Inn from Dec. 1 to Dec. 10. More...

General News

Court rules detective violated teen’s rights in sexting case

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit against the estate of a former police detective who took explicit photos of a teenager during a “sexting” investigation. More...

EPA chief defends spending on travel and soundproof booth

WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt on Thursday defended his frequent taxpayer-funded travel and his purchase of a custom soundproof communications booth for his office, saying both were justified. More...

Sanders: Trump Jr. citing lawyer-client privilege legitimate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says it believes President Donald Trump’s eldest son had a “legitimate reason” in citing attorney-client privilege to avoid answering questions to Congress about conversations with his father. More...

Sports

’Cats must find way to replace top two scorers from section title, playoff team

With three — actually, four — returning starters from last season’s boys’ basketball team that shared the section title and qualified for both the WPIAL and state playoffs, it would seem that Greater Latrobe should be able to pick up right where it l More...

CMU picks up wire-to-wire win against SVC women

Carnegie Mellon University earned a 77-65 wire-to-wire victory over the visiting St. Vincent College women’s basketball team in non-conference action Thursday. More...

Winter sports season begins for area teams

The winter sports season will officially kick into full gear tonight. Area boys’ and girls’ basketball teams begin with two-day tipoff tournaments today and Saturday, while wrestling and swimming teams are also in action. More...

Lifestyles

SERVICE PERSONNEL FROM THE AREA

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

Engagement

Cogan / Holnaider

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Cogan of Latrobe (Derry Township) announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Cogan, to Daniel Holnaider, the son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

SVC professors author journal article about ‘Laudato Si’

Drs. Michael J. Urick, William J. Hisker and Jeffrey L. Godwin, all management professors who teach in the Master of Science in Management: Operational Excellence program in St.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Mini school bus involved in Hempfield Township crash   More...

Excela honored

Excela Health was honored at the American Red Cross Holiday Splendor Thursday night at the Ramada Greensburg Hotel and Conference Center. More...

Cook Twp. supervisor charged with theft for alleged personal use of township credit card

A longtime Cook Township supervisor was charged with theft after allegedly using a township credit card to buy more than $1,000 worth of gas for his personal vehicle.  Richard C. More...

Tantlinger new president of LV School Board

The Ligonier Valley School Board reorganized for 2018 on Wednesday, selecting Irv Tantlinger as its new president. He takes over for John Maier who did not run for re-election. Jack McDowell was voted as vice president and Annie Urban as treasurer. More...

Adelphoi Give a Gift, Give Hope campaign underway

For most children at Adelphoi, the spirit of Christmas is an unfamiliar feeling. Past trauma, mental illness, and separation from their family are not easily ignored and make it difficult to fully embrace the holiday season.  More...

Local & State News

Woman thanks veteran who bombed ‘Bridge on the River Kwai’

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Clyde Saylor let his imagination fly. He pictured a little girl standing in a concentration camp. She looks up at a huge plane overhead. A bomb drops and blows up part of a nearby bridge. More...

Judge ponders reinstated charges in Penn St. frat death case

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A prosecutor Thursday used a press release to sharply criticize a judge hearing the case against former Penn State fraternity members charged in a pledge’s drinking death. More...

Whitney-Hostetter VFD issues November call report

According to fire chief/secretary Tony Matuszky, the Whitney Hostetter Volunteer Fire Department was busy last month.  More...

World News

House passes stopgap spending bill to avert weekend shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House on Thursday passed a stopgap spending bill to prevent a government shutdown this weekend and buy time for challenging talks on a wide range of unfinished business on Capitol Hill.  More...

FBI director defends his agency against Trump’s attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) - Countering strident attacks on his agency from the president who appointed him, FBI Director Christopher Wray on Thursday defended the tens of thousands of people who work with him and declared, “There is no finer institution. More...

Homes, horses burn in newest California wildfire

FALLBROOK, Calif. (AP) - Retirement communities built on golf courses, semi-rural race horse stables and other usually serene sites were engulfed by flames as the San Diego area became the latest front in California’s wildfire fight. More...

Education

DA hosts Toddler Storytime

Megan and Mackenzie Komar and Connor and Eric Bosco recently participated in Derry Area’s first Toddler Storytime event of the school year on Nov. More...

GL student selected for Honors Band

In the left photo, Greater Latrobe Senior High School junior Kayla Holsopple recently auditioned and was selected for the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District 1 Honors Band Festival. The Nov. More...

LVMS Students of the Month

Ligonier Valley Middle School recently announced its Students of the Month for December. More...

Entertainment

J.K. Rowling, Warner Bros. voice support for Johnny Depp

NEW YORK (AP) — J.K. Rowling voiced her support for Johnny Depp and his casting in an upcoming sequel to “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” following earlier domestic abuse allegations made against the actor. More...

First lady wishes to spend holiday on deserted island

WASHINGTON (AP) — If she could spend the holidays anywhere in the world, Melania Trump says she’d take her family to a deserted, tropical island. More...

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