March 22, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

UTMA board tables approving state conference trip

The Unity Township Municipal Authority (UTMA) board on Wednesday tabled a motion for an authority employee to attend a state water conference this summer, with several board members saying they want more information about the annual event. More...

Saccone concedes PA House race to Lamb

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

General News

Tempest over Trump- Putin call turns into uproar over leaks

WASHINGTON (AP) - The tempest over President Donald Trump’s congratulatory phone call to Vladimir Putin quickly grew on Wednesday into an uproar over White House leaks, sparking an internal investigation and speculation over who might be the ne More...

Detroit-area girl, 3, wounded after AK-47 accidentally fires

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Sponsor of bill loosening gun rules helps colleagues kill it

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A bill in Maine that would have loosened restrictions on parents having guns in their cars on school grounds has failed to get a single affirmative vote, not even from the legislator who sponsored it.  Democratic stat More...

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Off The Wall

I recall in my growing-up years a song sung by Eddie Fisher called, “Heart.” The first stanza begins with the following words: “You’ve gotta have heart/All you really need is heart.” Needless to say, right away, I felt I More...

Students show resolve by walking out

They sure aren’t settling for thoughts and prayers.  High schoolers who walked out of class around the country last Wednesday to protest gun violence were demanding action.  More...

Lifestyles

St. Vincent College inducts 92 new members into Alpha Lambda Delta honor society

Nintey-two new members were inducted into St. More...

Church news

Friends/Family Day service Sunday   More...

Events of Area Interest

Lenten Fish Fry March 23, 30 More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Teens charged with retail theft from Unity Twp. Walmart  State police at Greensburg report two boys, ages 14 and 15, were charged with retail theft after allegedly entering the Walmart store on Colony Lane in Unity Township before 6 a.m. More...

Ligonier VFW enlists community support

May have to close doors

Fort Ligonier Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 734 is looking for a few good men and women to enlist in the ranks of its membership as regular, auxiliary or social members. More...

Brothers with ties to Latrobe jailed within few hours

Two brothers with ties to the Latrobe area who were wanted in connection with February crimes were taken into custody within a few hours of each other Tuesday.  Westmoreland County sheriff’s deputies apprehended Zachary Tyler Jording, 21, More...

DBMA okays purchase of new dump truck

The Derry Borough Municipal Authority on Wednesday approved the purchase of a new dump truck.  The new vehicle, a 2017 Ford F-550 model, which will cost $45,001, will replace a smaller 2016 F-350 dump truck, which will be traded in.  The au More...

Spring snowfall dumps more than foot on parts of Pa.

Pennsylvanians spent their Wednesday digging out of an unwelcome spring snowstorm that dumped more than a foot of snow in some areas.  More...

New romance novel by local resident focuses on Italian immigrants

Lucy Byers of Derry Township grew up hearing stories about her grandfather who came from Italy to work in the coal mines in Salina. More...

Local & State News

Senate OKs bill to toughen gun laws in domestic abuse cases

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PennDOT, DEP seek volunteers for statewide spring cleanup

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) are seeking volunteers for this year’s Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania that runs through May 31.  Groups participating in P More...

Lawmaker accused of abusing colleague won’t seek re-election

A Pennsylvania lawmaker who was ordered to stay away from another lawmaker amid claims he was violent and abusive toward her announced Wednesday he won’t run for reelection.  More...

World News

Leaders finalize US budget bill; voting could begin Thursday

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional leaders have finalized a sweeping $1.3 trillion budget bill that substantially boosts military and domestic spending but leaves behind young immigrant “Dreamers,” deprives President Donald Trump some of his More...

Police: Bomber’s video amounts to confession, but no motive

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (AP) - A 25-minute cellphone video left behind by the bomber whose deadly explosives terrorized Austin for weeks details the differences among the weapons he built and amounts to a confession, police said. More...

Austin bombing suspect’s uncle says he was smart, kind

(AP) — A23-year-old suspected of planting deadly bombs that struck fear across Austin was described Wednesday by his uncle as a smart and kind “computer geek” and a friend said he was an assertive person who would end up being &ldqu More...

Sports

DA hopes to build on first softball playoff appearance in 13 years

On paper, Pat Meloy has a very interesting roster of players on his Derry Area girls’ softball team.  More...

SVC’s Davis PAC Swimmer of Year

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Crosby’s highlight-reel goal helps Penguins take down Canadiens

PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby’s goal wasn’t just an all-time great to add to his personal highlight reel of many throughout an already illustrious career.  The Pittsburgh Penguins’ captain provided an immediate answer that a More...

Entertainment

NBC documentary looks at images that propelled civil rights

NEW YORK (AP) — Gruesome images of a lynched Emmett Till were seared into the minds of many black Americans in 1955 and helped lead to the modern civil rights movement. But few whites knew of their existence at the time. More...

10 emerging writers receive $50,000 Whiting Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Ten emerging writers, a mix of poets, dramatists and fiction and nonfiction authors, were the winners of this year’s $50,000 Whiting Awards on Wednesday night.  Nobel laureate Toni Morrison was scheduled to speak at t More...

Entire NFLdraft to air on network TV for 1st time

NEW YORK (AP) — Every round of the NFL draft will air on network television next month for the first time as Fox will simulcast the NFL Network’s coverage of Days 1 and 2 and ESPN’s coverage of Day 3 will be shown on ABC.  More...

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