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Crash temporarily closes Route 30 in Ligonier Twp.

One person was injured today in an early morning crash that shut down both lanes of Route 30 near Washington Furnace Inn in Ligonier Township.  More...

Where Pennsylvania’s GOP governor candidates stand on issues

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

General News

Hungry bear breaks into California home, snacks on fruit

NORTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — A hungry bear broke into a California home and snacked on bread and fruit before sheriff’s deputies were able to chase it away. More...

Sherriff: Man who shot 2 ‘idolized’ school shooting suspect

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Officials say the man who randomly shot two people along a Georgia highway in Hall County “idolized” Parkland, Florida, school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz.  More...

Tree sitters end pipeline protest after contempt ruling

ROANOKE, Va. More...

Sports

DA’s Ellis signs with PS-Greater Allegheny

After starting for three years at Derry Area, Alix Ellis has signed a letter of intent to continue her volleyball playing career at Penn State-Greater Allegheny. More...

Capitals, Jets push Penguins, Predators to brink of elimination in NHL playoffs

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Washington Capitals don’t need a history lesson. More...

Vrana makes most of promotion as Caps top Pens

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jakub Vrana came to the rink expecting to play on the Capitals’third line again. He left as a top-liner on top of the world. More...

Lifestyles

FOE Auxiliary 01188 donates to Latrobe K-9, fire departments

At the FOE Tony Angelo Aerie 01188 Ladies’ Auxiliary Charity Luncheon Bingo held Sunday, April 29, donations were presented to Latrobe K-9 Officer Zeus, his handler Officer Robert Derk and to L More...

Campus Corner

St. Vincent College honors Thomas Holowaty with Boniface Wimmer Faculty Award

Thomas Holowaty of Ligonier, associate professor of accounting in the St. Vincent College Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government, was honored with the presentation of the Boniface Wimmer Faculty Award at the St. More...

California University of Pennsylvania commencement ceremonies May 11-12

Washington County Commissioner Larry Maggi will address graduate and undergraduate students at California University of Pennsylvania's 186th Commencement.  Master's degree candidates will receive their diplomas and be vested in their academic ho More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

No injuries reported in crash State police at Kiski Valley report no one was injured when a 2010 Mercury Mariner driven west on Route 22 in Derry Township by Cassandra Porter, 20, of Mount Pleasant, rear-ended a 2003 Ford Escape driven by Heidi Weime More...

Trout Unlimited sponsors fly fishing event for disabled veterans

The Forbes Trail Chapter of Trout Unlimited (FTTU), in partnership with Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Inc., will welcome military veterans to fish at Foggy Mountain Lodge near Stahlstown (117 Foggy Mountain Lane) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Diocese of Greensburg’s FamilyFest scheduled June 2

It will be a typical spring festival in the park with food, games, music and a decidedly family friendly twist early next month at Hempfield Park. More...

Guy Reschenthaler seeking GOP nomination in 14th District

Guy Reschenthaler, of Jefferson Hills, will appear on the ballot in the race for the U.S. House in Pennsylvania 14th Congressional District in the May 15 primary election.  He is seeking the Republican nomination.  More...

Local & State News

Voters eye Pennsylvania’s wide-open, crowded US House races

HANOVER, Pa. More...

Classes build, demonstrate gas and oil rig

NEW CASTLE, Pa. More...

Cop’s mom shoots and wounds man breaking to her home

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say the mother of a police officer shot and wounded an intruder who broke into her Philadelphia home.  Maxine Thompson tells WPVI-TV that she had never used her gun before Saturday, when she heard someone tr More...

World News

Hawaii volcano destroys dozens of homes, forces evacuations

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) - Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano destroyed 26 homes and spewed lava hundreds of feet into the air, leaving evacuated residents unsure how long they might be displaced.  More...

Giuliani finds aiding Trump with his defense is a struggle

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump’s new attorney, Rudy Giuliani, is trying hard to support his client’s stance on legal challenges coming from investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election and a $130,000 hush paymen More...

Worry, fear in Iran ahead of Trump’s decision on atomic deal

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - On the streets of Tehran, every day seems to bring more worry and fear ahead of President Donald Trump’s decision this week on whether to pull America out of the nuclear deal with Iran. More...

Health

Drug epidemic ensnares 25-year-old pill for nerve pain

WASHINGTON (AP) — The story line sounds familiar: a popular pain drug becomes a new way to get high as prescribing by doctors soars. But the latest drug raising red flags is not part of the opioid family at the center of the nation’s drug epidemic. More...

After a death, how much can ‘broken heart’ hurt survivors?

You hear it whenever someone gets sick or dies soon after losing a spouse: Was it because of a broken heart? Stress might not be to blame for former President George H.W. More...

Devon Still’s new career: trying to tackle childhood cancer

CINCINNATI (AP) — Devon Still describes his daughter as “your typical, soon-to-be 8-year-old.” Nothing’s typical about Leah Still , who faced long odds against reaching that eighth birthday. More...

Entertainment

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ scores second best weekend 2 ever

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After breaking opening weekend records, “Avengers: Infinity War” continued to dominate in its second weekend in theaters, but alternative programming like the romantic comedy “Overboard” also found an More...

Stormy Daniels to Baldwin’s Trump: ‘Storm’s a coming, baby’

NEW YORK (AP) — Stormy Daniels made a surprise appearance on “Saturday Night Live” to deliver a message to President Donald Trump: “A storm’s a coming, baby.”  More...

‘StarWars’ lightsaber and ‘Ben Hur’ chariot to be auctioned

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 2,000 pieces of movie memorabilia including costumes and props used by James Dean and the lightsaber wielded by Obi-Wan Kenboi in “Star Wars” are headed to the auction block. More...

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