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Parents of Fairfield Twp. woman accused of animal cruelty also face charges

The parents of a Fairfield Township woman attended her preliminary hearing on more than 200 counts of animal cruelty and neglect Wednesday. They left the courtroom facing the same charges themselves.  More...

Work progressing on trail from St. Vincent College to Latrobe

Workers with contractor Robindale Energy Services of Latrobe performed work Thursday on the new bridge over Monastery Run. More...

General News

Tornado chaser wants ashes launched into a twister

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri storm chaser told friends in his obituary that he wants them to launch his ashes into a tornado, adding: “That’ll be fun!!!!”  More...

McDonald’s not ready to let go of plastic straws

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald’s isn’t ready to stop offering plastic straws, despite environmental concerns.  More...

Nevada sheriff apologizes for leaving gun in casino restroom

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada county sheriff apologized Tuesday for leaving her handgun unattended in a casino restroom last week, after posting an online message calling the incident embarrassing and seeking forgiveness from voters just three weeks ahea More...

Sports

Trojans fall to Ambridge Area in heartbreaking fashion in WPIAL Class AA championship match

It was a case of déjà vu for Derry Area boys’ volleyball last night.  The top-seeded Trojans won the first two games of the match, but suffered a 3- 2 defeat at the hands Ambridge Area as the No. More...

Eugenio Suarez’s grand slam leads Reds over slumping Pirates, 5-4

CINCINNATI (AP) — Eugenio Suarez wanted to hit one deep enough to get the runner in from third base. He got all of a hanging slider — and four runs with one swing. More...

Lady ‘Cats, Lady Spartans to face off again for WPIAL title

Since the 2018 softball season began, Greater Latrobe and Hempfield Area have seemingly been on a collision course toward the WPIAL Class 6A championship game. More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

St. Vincent management professor named president of ISM affiliate

Dr. Michael J. Urick, graduate director of the master of science in management: Operational Excellence (MSMOE) program and associate professor of management and operational excellence at St. More...

Derry FFA student earns 2018 National FFA Scholarship

West Central Equipment – John Deere, New Alexandria, this week announced Brianna Barnhart of Derry FFA as the 2018 National FFA Scholarship recipient. She has chosen to pursue a degree at Vet Tech Institute, Pittsburgh. More...

Stage Right to present ‘Seussical,’ ‘Hairspray Jr.’...

Stage Right’s teen group (ages 13-18) will perform the Ahrens and Flaherty musical mash-up of Dr. More...

Trojans finish runner-up

Assistant coach Bucky Hull presents senior Jeff Perratone his second-place medal after Derry Area fell to Ambridge Area, 3-2, in the WPIAL Class AA Volleyball Championship Thursday at Baldwin High Sc More...

Judge orders Stanko to remain jailed indefinitely

The former boyfriend of a missing Unity Township woman was ordered to be held indefinitely in Westmoreland County Prison for violating the terms of his probation and parole for a 2016 assault conviction.  More...

Ligonier Country Market special features listed

The Ligonier Country Market (LCM) will be open from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday through Sept. More...

Local & State News

Judge shuts down work on Sunoco pipelines, cites danger

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — An administrative law judge has shut down work on a natural gas liquids pipeline in the Philadelphia suburbs, saying Sunoco has failed to take reasonable steps to warn people and protect them from danger. More...

EPA announces assistance to support revitalization in Indiana

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Police stepping up ‘Click It or Ticket’ enforcement

In support of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s “Click It or Ticket” campaign, troopers at the Greensburg state police barracks will be stepping up their patrol efforts during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. More...

World News

Congressional leaders get briefings on Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican and Democratic lawmakers have gotten classified briefings about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election, a highly unusual series of meetings prompted by partisan More...

Dealmaker Trump takes page from own playbook and walks away

WASHINGTON (AP) - For President Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un may be the deal that got away. More...

North Korea keeps hopes of talks alive after Trump cancellation

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea said Friday that it’s still willing to sit for talks with the United States “at any time, (in) any format,” a remarkably restrained and diplomatic response, from a nation noted for its proud bel More...

Education

Derry Area students recognized at annual Awards Ceremony

Derry Area High School students were recognized for earning awards and scholarships during the annual Awards Ceremony held Wednesday, May 9. The following students were recipients of awards and/or scholarships during the event:  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Avonmore man arrested for terroristic threats   State police at Kiski Valley report Skyler Patterson, 23, of Avonmore, was arrested after allegedly threatening to burn down the house of a neighbor trying to help him and punching the neighbor in More...

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