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Derry Borough Council retains same leadership

Derry Borough Council kept its leadership intact at Tuesday’s reorganization meeting, reappointing Chad Fabian as president and Al Checca as vice president.  Also sworn in at the meeting by Magisterial District Judge Mark Bilik were tax co More...

Ligonier Twp. man accused of firing shot toward other hunters

The Ligonier Township man accused of shooting at a group of three hunters in Somerset County on the opening day of firearms season for deer was upset the hunters were disturbing his own attempt to bag a buck, court documents allege.  More...

Three new faces join Ligonier Borough Council

Ligonier Borough begins 2018 with three new council members ready to serve their constituents.  Mariah Fisher, Jeff Craig, James “Sam” St. More...

General News

Dog chained outside home found frozen to death

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police are investigating the death of a dog that was chained outside a Connecticut home in the bitter cold and found frozen inside its doghouse on New Year’s Day.  More...

Baltimore breaks city record for killings per capita in 2017

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore has broken its per-capita homicide record.  In 2017, the city recorded 343 killings, bringing the homicide rate to a historical high of roughly 56 per 100,000 people. More...

Off-duty officer fatally shoots alleged shoplifting suspect

GREENVILLE, N.C. More...

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Accelerate hemp revival

Enthusiasm for industrial scale hemp production in Pennsylvania has grown, well, like a weed.  More...

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Lifestyles

Westmoreland County 4-H Program lauds MP Lions

Each year one business or individual who has made a contribution to the Westmoreland County 4-H Program is honored as the program’s Friend of 4-H.  More...

Church news

St. Stephen’s celebration Jan. 7   Those who celebrate Christmas by the Julian calendar on Jan. 7 are welcome to join the Orthodox Christians at St. Stephen Orthodox Church, 1520 Susan Drive off Mision Road, Unity Township, at 10 a.m. More...

WMAA offers ‘Recycled Rover’ class for ages 7-10

Westmoreland Museum of American Art, 221 N. Main St., Greensburg, offers innovative and engaging monthly art classes on Saturday mornings for children ages 7–10. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

No injuries reported in Main Street crash  Latrobe police report no one was injured when a vehicle driven by Christy Lee, 35, of Latrobe, struck multiple properties on the 400 block of Main Street in Latrobe, including a fence at Latrobe Presbyt More...

Mylant to remain UTS chairman; Poponick tabbed as vice chair

The Unity Township Supervisors at their reorganization meeting on Tuesday reappointed John Mylant as chairman and appointed Ed Poponick as vice chairman.  Mylant is entering his second year as the supervisors chairman. More...

Unity Twp. planners OK Charter Oak church, Reparex site plans

The Unity Township Planning Commission on Tuesday voted to approve site plans for additions to Charter Oak United Methodist Church and Reparex Inc.’s machine shop.  More...

DeCario re-elected chair of Derry Township Supervisors

Vince DeCario was re-elected as chairman of the Derry Township Supervisors during Tuesday’s annual reorganization meeting.  DeCario, beginning his 15th year as supervisor, was reappointed as chairman for the 11th straight year.  More...

LigonierTwp. Supervisors approve fuel dispensing system upgrades

Ligonier Township will be upgrading its fuel dispensing system at the township municipal complex after supervisors at a special agenda meeting Tuesday approved the purchase.  The move from the defunct Gas Buddy system to a new Petroview system w More...

Deep freeze continues throughout area

The Pittsburgh region continues to feel the deep freeze of winter.  According to the National Weather Service, the area was under a wind chill advisory until noon. More...

Local & State News

Grand jury to state police: Give up trooper shooting probes

EASTON, Pa. More...

State agencies fielded hundreds of sex misconduct complaints

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania state government agencies fielded 339 reports of alleged sexual harassment over a recent five-year period, according to data released Tuesday.  More...

Cops: Man leaves kids at restaurant, says walk home in cold

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a Pennsylvania man left three children at a McDonald’s and told them to walk home in bone-chilling temperatures.  More...

World News

FACT CHECK: Trump can’t claim credit for zero jet deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) - There were no commercial passenger jet deaths anywhere in the world last year. It’s a remarkable record, but is it fair for President Donald Trump to claim some of the credit?  More...

Trump boasts of ‘nuclear button’ but doesn’t really have one

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump boasted that he has a bigger and more powerful “nuclear button” than North Korean leader Kim Jong Un does - but the president doesn’t actually have a physical button.  More...

N. Korea reopens cross-border communications with S. Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reopened a key cross-border communication channel with South Korea for the first time in nearly two years Wednesday as the rivals explored the possibility of sitting down and talking after mon More...

Sports

Phillipi places fourth in Midlands wrestling event

Former Derry Area wresting standout Micky Phillippi, wrestling unattached after transferring from the University of Virginia to Pitt after his freshman season, placed fourth in the prestigious Midlands Wrestling Tournament in Evansville, Ill., last w More...

Penguins score four times in second period to top Flyers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ryan Reaves can be quick to drop his gloves and start a timely fight to spark his team. More...

Louisville opens ACC play with 77-51 romp over Pittsburgh

LOUISVILLE, Ky. More...

Entertainment

Logan Paul makes more extensive apology for suicide video

TOKYO (AP) — Logan Paul has issued a more extensive apology for posting a YouTube video showing what appeared to be a body in a Japanese forest known as a suicide destination.  More...

Box office records made as Broadway says goodbye to 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — The year on Broadway came to a very sparkly end for theater producers as many shows recorded their most profitable weeks ever despite theater-goers facing bitter cold and some eye-popping ticket prices.  More...

NBC names Hoda Kotb as Lauer replacement on ‘Today’

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News opened the new year by appointing Hoda Kotb (HOH’-dah KAHT’-bee) as co-anchor of the “Today” show’s first two hours with Savannah Guthrie, replacing Matt Lauer following his firing on sexua More...

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