April 9, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Road to be closed for months after collapse, evacuations

EAST PITTSBURGH, Pa. (AP) — A road that collapsed during a landslide in western Pennsylvania that prompted the evacuation of an apartment complex will be closed for months, state transportation officials said. More...

Lions Talent Show

Miss Laurel Summit Jayden Moffa, who served as MC, congratulates the overall winners at the Latrobe Lions Club’s annual Talent Show, held Friday, April 6, at Latrobe Elementary School, includin More...

General News

Body suspected to be from Calif. cliff crash found

MENDOCINO, Calif. (AP) — A body was recovered Saturday in the vicinity where an SUV plunged off a Northern California cliff last month, killing a family of eight in what authorities suspect may have been an intentional crash.  More...

Sharpton, school survivor, announce anti-gun violence rally

NEW YORK (AP) — A survivor of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting joined the Rev. More...

4 charged in man’s death; his last moments were on Facebook

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Four people have been charged with murder in the death of a North Carolina man whose final moments were livestreamed and posted on Facebook.  More...

Sports

Rams have makings of district playoff team in baseball once again

For the Ligonier Valley baseball team, 2018 could be a special year.  The team returns more than half of the players from a playoff team from a season ago, including many impact upperclassmen. More...

Pirates, Taillon blank Reds on one-hitter

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Clint Hurdle approached Jameson Taillon in Pittsburgh’s dugout after the top of the eighth inning and asked his team’s emerging ace for a bit of healthy self-assessment. More...

Environment, area waterways perfect for catching trout

Many anglers who used to frequent my shop, Pee Vee’s Fishing Lures and Tackle, would do so primarily between June and November, and then quit for the winter.  More...

Lifestyles

Three SVC students present research at national neuroscience conference in D.C.

Three St. Vincent College undergraduate students who assisted with research conducted by Dr. More...

Entrepreneur, businessman to talk Thursday

Seton Hill University’s Wukich Center for Entrepreneurial Opportunities will present a free public lecture by entrepreneur and businessman Michael H. Murray 6 p.m. More...

Events of Area Interest

Seton Hill group’s Equal Pay Rally Tuesday in front of county courthouse   The Seton Hill University Feminist Collective is sponsoring an Equal Pay Rally and March on Equal Pay Day to highlight the gap between the wages of women and men th More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Wallet stolen from safe in Unity Township home  State police at Greensburg report between 8 and 9 p.m. March 23, someone stole a wallet containing about $2,000 from a safe in a Unity Township home. More...

Tpr. Iwaniec race planned for April 21

Ten years ago, a Ligonier couple lost their son, Kenton Iwaniec, a state trooper, to a collision with a drunk driver in Chester County. More...

Recovery Friendly Workplace program comes to county

Westmoreland County’s Drug Overdose Task Force recently announced the launch of its Recovery Friendly Workplace initiative pilot.  More...

Priest from Philippines serving in Armstrong County appointed bishop by Pope Francis

The Rev. More...

Local & State News

Brain injuries affect many people in nation, county

JENNERSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Connie Zanoni used to have a great memory.  She worked in an eye doctor’s office and remembered patients’ Social Security numbers. More...

2018 College Graduations

University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg  Saturday, April 28, 11 a.m., Ridilla Field (inclement weather: Chambers Hall Gymnasium).  Speaker: Award-winning journalist Jack Ford.  Westmoreland County Community College  Friday, May 4, More...

American Revolution Museum winning battle for tourists

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Museum of the American Revolution is a year old this month and officials say it has landed a decisive victory in capturing tourists’ attention in a city with lots of revolutionary competition.  More...

World News

Israel blamed for missile strike in Syria; 14 reported dead

BEIRUT (AP) - Russia and the Syrian military blamed Israel for a pre-dawn missile attack Monday on an air base in central Syria, saying Israeli fighter jets launched the missiles from Lebanon’s air space. More...

US official says North Korean leader ready to discuss nukes

WASHINGTON (AP) - North Korea’s government has communicated with the United States to say that leader Kim Jong Un is ready to discuss his nuclear weapons program with President Donald Trump, officials said Sunday, increasing the likelihood that More...

Congress back from break with to-do list to keep Trump happy

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican majority in Congress was on a glide path to the midterms, having passed tax cuts into law and backed off budget battles with a year-end funding package. More...

Health

Cooking classes aim to restore health after addiction

BOSTON (AP) — At Boston Medical Center, patients recovering from addiction are getting healthier one slab, stick and cube at a time.  More...

It’s Ask Dr. Universe!

Dear Dr. Universe: Where did the first nerves come from?  – Max, 4, Pullman, Wash.   Dear Max,  More...

How teens can cope with stress

(Metro) — No one is immune to stress. More...

Entertainment

‘A Quiet Place’ roars at box office with $50M debut

NEW YORK (AP) — John Krasinski’s “A Quiet Place” made a thunderous debut at the box office, opening with $50 million in ticket sales and rumbling to the year’s second-best weekend after “Black Panther,” according to studio estimates Sunday. More...

Jimmy Kimmel tries to tone down feud with Fox News host Sean Hannity

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC late-night comic Jimmy Kimmel is trying to de-escalate a feud with Fox News host Sean Hannity that began over a joke about first lady Melania Trump’s accent.  More...

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