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PennDOT: Vehicles up to 6 tons may access Derry bridge

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) engineers have determined that vehicles up to 6 tons are permitted to use the North Ligonier Street Bridge in Derry Borough.  More...

Thunderbirds pilot killed in Nevada crash

A U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds pilot was killed Wednesday when his F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed over the Nevada Test and Training Range during a training flight.  The crash occurred at approximately 10:30 a.m. More...

Police remind residents to lock doors

City of Latrobe police issued a public service announcement reminding residents to lock house and vehicle doors and secure all personal belongings when vehicles are unattended.  As warmer weather approaches, neighborhood foot traffic will incre More...

General News

Houston approves new post-Harvey flood construction rule

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston officials on Wednesday approved a rule for new homes and other buildings in the city’s flood plains that will require them to be elevated higher off the ground to avoid floodwaters.  More...

Wolf backs bills to fight workplace sexual harassment

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. More...

Officials: Man had meth packaged as Mexican candy in vehicle

ROCK MOUNTAIN LAKES, Ala. More...

Editorial

The flow

Off The Wall

During the summer months when my wife and I would visit her sister in the outskirts of Indiana, Pa., I would wander down to a nearby creek and try to spot forms of aquatic species that inhabited the little pools that sat off to the side of the flowin More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Trump’s EPA rollbacks to dirtier cars means dirtier air to breathe

President Trump’s ill-advised rollback of tailpipe emissions standards will choke progress toward cleaning the air and cutting the costs to drive a car or truck.  More...

Lifestyles

Cardinal to celebrate Mass Sunday at St. Vincent Basilica

His Eminence Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, D.C., will celebrate the 11:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, April 8, at St. Vincent Archabbey Basilica, Unity Township, on Divine Mercy Sunday and dedicate two new basilica statues honoring St. More...

Area Church News

Holy Family Church tours April 7, May 12   More...

Rebooted

‘What the Top Takes’

Clad in my undies, I step in the cryosauna. Tyler Smith, a former Penn State and pro basketball player, shuts the door on the vertical chamber, enclosing everything but my head. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Seward man accused of harassment in East Wheatfield Twp.   More...

Derry Township business awarded $2 million in loans

Keystone Foam Corp. plans to expand its Derry Township business and add more than a dozen jobs after being awarded $2 million in low-interest loans from the state and Economic Growth Connection of Westmoreland.  More...

LTMA continuing to review potential 2019 capital projects, funding

The Ligonier Township Municipal Authority (LTMA) is continuing to prioritize potential capital projects for its water system and looking to identify a handful of projects to tackle beginning in 2019.  More...

LigonierTwp. man jailed for alleged DUI crash that injured passenger

A Ligonier Township man was jailed after allegedly crashing his vehicle while driving drunk and seriously injuring a passenger early Saturday morning.  More...

Mount Pleasant man pleads guilty to fleeing, dragging state park ranger

A Mount Pleasant man will serve up to 23 months in prison after pleading guilty to reduced charges in connection with a November incident in which he sped away from a traffic stop dragging state park ranger whose arm was stuck in an open car window. More...

Ex-Chestnut Ridge exec sentenced to probation for fraud

The former chief executive and financial officer of Chestnut Ridge Golf Course and Conference Center charged with using more than $350,000 in the business’ funds for personal expenses was sentenced Wednesday to pay restitution and serve three y More...

Local & State News

Prosecutor accused of helping drug dealers for sex, resigns

BEDFORD, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania district attorney was accused Wednesday of tipping off female drug dealers and giving them lenient treatment in exchange for sex, resigning as he was charged with dozens of crimes.  More...

Tree and power lines fall on school bus, no students injured

GLENSHAW, Pa. More...

Penn National snares 4th casino license, eyes Reading area

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

World News

Trump directs troops deployed to border

WASHINGTON (AP) — Asserting the situation had reached “a point of crisis,” President Donald Trump signed a proclamation directing the deployment of the National Guard to the U.S.- Mexico border to fight illegal immigration and drug More...

Wall Street’s patience with Trump has its limits

WASHINGTON (AP) - For more than a year, Wall Street has largely ignored the unpredictability and chaos that has plagued Donald Trump’s administration, confident that the businessmanturned president’s policies would juice the economy and t More...

On the brink: US and China threaten tariffs as fears rise

WASHINGTON (AP) - The world’s two biggest economies stand at the edge of the most perilous trade conflict since World War II. Yet there’s still time to pull back from the brink.  More...

Sports

DA sweeps section rival Deer Lakes

Remains undefeated at 2-0

The Derry Area boys’ volleyball team rolled to a home sweep against WPIAL Section 2-AA rival Deer Lakes on Wednesday.  Scores were 25-23, 25-20 and 25-18 against the Lancers, who finished as WPIAL runners-up last season in Class AA.  More...

Weather forces area schools to juggle schedules

Area school districts continue to rearrange and juggle respective athletic schedules because of heavy rains, wet grounds, high winds and unseasonably cold temperatures.  More...

Prosecutor seeks adult sentences for four teens accused of rape

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A prosecutor has requested that four former Oklahoma high school football players be sentenced as adults if they are convicted on rape charges.  More...

Entertainment

Dylan, Kesha change pronouns in songs to honor LGBTQ couples

NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Dylan, Kesha and St. Vincent have reimagined popular love songs to honor the LGBTQ community, and the singers are doing it by switching pronouns.  More...

Propelled by China, overseas movie going surges

NEW YORK (AP) — Even as trade tensions are mounting between the United States and China, the importance of Chinese moviegoers to Hollywood has never been more apparent. More...

Nielsen says 15.2 million watch second ‘Roseanne’

NEW YORK (AP) — The audience for the second week of ABC’s “Roseanne” reboot was down, but not by much. The Nielsen company said that 15.2 million people watched the show on Tuesday night.  More...

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