January 15, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

It was an awesome TD catch

Pittsburgh Steelers’ wide receiver Antonio Brown makes another spectacular touchdown reception as A.J. Bouye (21) defends for the Jacksonville Jaguars. More...

General News

Man convicted of killing 3 civil rights workers dies

JACKSON, Miss. More...

John Tunney, ex-US senator, son of Gene Tunney, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former U.S. senator from California John Tunney has died. He was 83. Brother Jay Tunney says John Tunney died Friday in Santa Monica, California of prostate cancer. More...

Car goes airborne, slams into 2nd floor of California office

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say two people escaped serious injuries when the car they were in went airborne and slammed into the second floor of a Southern California dental office. More...

Sports

Jaguars send Steelers home in stunning 45-42 playoff victory

PITTSBURGH — It wasn’t supposed to end like this for the Pittsburgh Steelers. But it just wasn’t their day. Overall, it wasn’t their year. More...

Pletcher having good season on, off mat at Ohio State

No. 2-ranked wrestler in country at 133 pounds

Luke Pletcher is having a great season on the wrestling mat, but that’s not exactly a “stop the presses” statement. More...

USA Volleyball coach banned for life for abuse

CHICAGO (AP) — The governing body of USA Volleyball has banned coach Rick Butler for life.  The decision follows reports by the Chicago Sun-Times that laid out sexual abuse allegations against Butler. More...

Lifestyles

St. Vincent alumnus gives presentation on his Peace Corps journey in Cameroon

The Rev. Alex Schwartz of Pittsburgh (15206), a 2016 graduate of St. Vincent College and non-denominational minister, recently gave a presentation at St. More...

Culinary Institute of America

Veggie-filled spring rolls offer the perfect detox

If you are up to your eyeballs in eggnog, you’re probably in desperate need of a detox. And by detox, we mean a truckload of fresh fruits and vegetables prepared as minimally as possible, because you have things to do! More...

Church news

Heritage UMC to host Carney   Dan Carney, executive director of the Union Mission in Latrobe, will speak during the 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, worship service at Heritage United Methodist Church, on the Ligonier Diamond.  More...

SVC students to participate in March for Life this Friday

Seventy-nine St. Vincent College students will take part in the 45th annual March for Life on Friday, Jan. 19, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.  More...

Westmoreland controller supports bill to allow audits of municipal authorities

Westmoreland County Controller Jeffrey Balzer has expressed his support for the passage of Pennsylvania Senate Bill 597, an audit bill which is co-sponsored by state Sen. Kim Ward, R-Hempfield Township.  More...

CNX Resources unveils 2018 spending plan for drilling

CNX Resources announced this week plans to spend between $790 million and $880 million to drill in the Marcellus and Utica shales in 2018.  The company is expected to drill 75 wells this year, which includes 60 in Marcellus Shale areas in Pennsy More...

Historic blacksmith shop in Johnstown to reopen as school

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. More...

Local & State News

My guns or my ganja? Firearm-owning marijuana fans face a choice

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Casey reports $8.6M in cash for US Senate re-election bid

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey reports that he’s heading into his re-election year with $8.6 million in campaign cash, easily leading his rivals.  Casey’s campaign reported the tally Friday. Jan. More...

Dismissal sought of indictment in 1995 fire that killed 3

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Attorneys for a man awaiting a new trial in a fire that killed three Pittsburgh firefighters more than two decades ago say prosecutorial misconduct and the destruction of evidence should prohibit their client from being tried More...

World News

Trump’s nuclear strategy seeks new weapons to counter Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) - With Russia in mind, the Trump administration is aiming to develop new nuclear firepower that it says will make it easier to deter threats to European allies.  More...

Cod catch at all-time low, but rebound could be near

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal statistics say America’s catch of cod is at an all-time low, but the fishery might finally experience a rebound in the coming fishing year.  More...

Company, Idaho regulators at odds over battery storage plan

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Acase before federal regulators involving an Idaho-based company’s proposal to build a lithium-ion battery storage facility could have far-reaching ramifications for emerging battery-storage technologies.  More...

Health

President Trump gets ‘excellent health’ report from White House doctor

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s White House physician declared him in “excellent health” after the president received his first medical checkup at Walter Reed military hospital on Friday, undergoing a physical exami More...

CHS recognized for organ donor awareness efforts

The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE), Gift of Life Donor Program, and the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) have named Conemaugh Health System one of the top healt More...

Excela Health among Nation’s Best and Brightest in Wellness

Excela Health continues to be recognized for its employee wellness initiatives, named among the Nation’s Best and Brightest in Wellness by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR), for the second straight year, and singled out as More...

Entertainment

‘Jumanji’ tops ‘The Post,’ ‘The Commuter’ at MLK box office

NEW YORK (AP) — Meryl Streep, Liam Neeson, Taraji P. Henson and Paddington Bear and all rushed into movie theaters over Martin Luther King Jr. More...

Keith Jackson, sportscaster with ‘Whoa, Nelly!’ call, dies

Keith Jackson, whose signature phrases like “Whoa, Nelly!” made him the down-home voice of college football during more than five decades as a sportscaster, has died. He was 89.  More...

Blige, Glover, Jay-Z in spotlight at NAACP Image Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mary J. Blige, Jay-Z, Anthony Anderson and Danny Glover will be in the spotlight at the 49th NAACP Image Awards Monday night.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe man charged in road rage incident   More...

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