March 26, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Florida woman killed in head-on Hempfield crash

A Florida woman was killed Friday in a head-on crash in Hempfield Township.  More...

General News

Trump’s impulses put White House credibility on the line

WASHINGTON (AP) — What’s the White House’s word worth?  More...

Former water park executive charged in Kansas slide death

KANSAS CITY, Mo. More...

Heartbroken by gun violence: Rallies across US demand change

WASHINGTON (AP) — They came from a place of heartbreak to claim their spot in history: Hundreds of thousands of teenagers and supporters, rallying across the United States for tougher laws to fight gun violence. More...

Sports

Greater Latrobe boys’ tennis team to rely on another large group of seniors

Michelle Stas will worry about next year...well, next year. More...

Rust’s overtime winner gives Penguins season sweep of Flyers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby crystallized the Pittsburgh Penguins’ hot run against the Philadelphia Flyers with the kind of goal that he and few others on the planet can create. More...

Pryor signs with Jets, seventh team in six years

NEW YORK (AP) — Terrelle Pryor is hoping for a Big-Apple bounce-back with the Jets. The former Washington wide receiver signed with New York after one disappointing season with the Redskins. The Jets announced the signing Sunday. More...

Lifestyles

April seminars slated for Westmoreland County notaries, motor vehicle agents

Pennsylvania Association of Notaries (www.notary.org) will hold several educational seminars in April for Westmoreland County notaries and motor vehicle agents. PAN’s First Time Notary Seminar (9 a.m. More...

What’s in a name: Gender-neutral baby names are on the rise

NEW YORK (AP) — Whether Royal, Charlie or Salem, Skyler, Justice or Oakley, unisex names for babies are on the rise among parents more willing than ever to embrace the possibility of gender fluidity in their children and attempt to head off sex More...

2018 Angel’s Angels Woman of Compassion Award presented

Nancy Baith of Ligonier accepts the 2018 Angela’s Angels Woman of Compassion Award from Angela Rose O’Brien, founder. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

No injuries reported in Loyalhanna Township crash   More...

Sylvester named LVCC Person of the Year

More than 100 members of the Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce celebrated the organization’s 68th annual dinner last week at the Ramada Inn in Ligonier where Tom Sylvester of Ligonier was named 2017 Person of the Year.  More...

Electronics recycling returns to Westmoreland Cleanways

Area residents who need to dispose of old electronics — be it a TV, stereo, even a microwave — are in luck.  Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling has resumed its drop-off collection of electronics at its Unity Township headquarters a More...

Student jailed after explicit threats against HAHS

An 18-year-old Hempfield Area High School student was arrested and charged Saturday after allegedly sending three violent and false reports to the school’s Safe School Hotline.  More...

Local & State News

GOP’s congressional stronghold is Democrats’ source of hope

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A longtime congressional stronghold for Republicans, Pennsylvania is emerging in dramatic fashion as a source of hope for Democrats in their quest to take control of the U.S. More...

District arms teachers with rocks in case of school shooter

A rural school district in Pennsylvania is arming teachers and students with buckets of rocks as a last resort should an armed intruder burst in, the superintendent said Friday.  Every classroom in the district about 90 miles (145 kilometers) no More...

Lawyers accused of ethical lapses in Sandusky investigation

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

World News

Will GOP accomplishments in Congress be enough for voters?

WASHINGTON (AP) - With passage of an enormous budget bill, the GOP-controlled Congress all but wrapped up its legislating for the year. But will it be enough to convince voters to give Republicans another term at the helm? More...

China appeals for cooperation as it warns of ‘trade war’

BEIJING (AP) - A top Chinese official warned Sunday that a “trade war” would harm all sides but gave no indication of Beijing’s possible next move in a spiraling dispute with President Donald Trump over steel and technology.  More...

Why Trump’s latest steps heighten risk of a global trade war

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Ronald Reagan once likened trade wars to the pie fights in old Hollywood comedies. One pie in the face leads to another. And then another.  More...

Health

Benefits of lobbying become evident for small drugmaker

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tucked in the massive congressional budget bill is a provision that props up the price Medicare pays for a handful of medications, costing taxpayers millions at a time when the Trump administration is vowing to reduce the cost More...

How to handle a poisoning emergency

Any family can experience a poisoning situation, but people who live in homes with very young children or the elderly need to educate themselves about the various poisonous substances lurking in plain sight and what to do if these substances are inge More...

Vision greatly affects driving ability

Driving is a multisensory experience that requires careful coordination and mastery of a wide array of skills. Understanding the rules of the road and having sufficient practice are only part of the equation. More...

Entertainment

Celebrities at Kids’ Choice Awards praise youth marches

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The power of the youth rallies against gun violence that were held across the U.S. this weekend impressed many of the celebrities who turned out at the Kids’ Choice Awards.  More...

‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ dethrones ‘Black Panther’

NEW YORK (AP) — It took six weeks but “Black Panther” has finally been unseated as the top film at the box office. The monsters vs. More...

JJ Hairston top winner with 5 trophies at Stellar Awards

LAS VEGAS (AP) — JJ Hairston was the top winner at the Stellar Awards with five, but Travis Greene took home artist of the year and three other trophies at the annual event honoring gospel music.  More...

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