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Steelers’ Fest, night practice today at Memorial Stadium

The Pittsburgh Steelers “Friday Night Lights” evening practice will take place today at Memorial Stadium in Latrobe from 7-9 p.m.  Gates open at 5 p.m. A 15-minute autograph session will begin at 6:45 p.m.  More...

Pa. residents invited to take part in International Coastal Cleanup

Residents, civic organizations and business are invited to coordinate a cleanup or join a cleanup as part of the 2018 International Coastal Cleanup (ICC), a volunteer effort to improve the health of oceans.  While International Coastal Cleanup D More...

General News

Judge: US must weigh cutbacks in top coal region by late 2019

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge in Montana has given the Trump administration until late 2019 to analyze reduced mining in the nation’s most productive coal fields as a way to fight climate change.  More...

Driver killed when car is hit by flying tire in Brooklyn

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a driver has been killed when his car was struck by a tire that flew off a private sanitation vehicle on the Gowanus Expressway in Brooklyn.  WABC says the victim was a building maintenance worker for the Ne More...

Deputy fired after inmate escaped, rode atop patrol car

ABILENE, Texas (AP) — A West Texas sheriff’s deputy has been fired after video showed him driving down a Texas highway with an inmate sitting on the roof.  The deputy had been transporting 31-year-old Martin Gregory Estrada when the More...

Sports

With loss of Thomas More (Ky.), skill-position players, PAC will have different feel this year

St. Vincent College to rely on defense after ‘disappointing’ season in 2017

Bulletin Sports Editor This figures to be a different kind of season in the Presidents Athletic Conference, and not just because Thomas More (Ky.) — the most consistently dominant team during its four-year tenure — is no longer in the league. More...

W&J headlines PAC preseason football poll

For the 10th time since 2000, Washington & Jefferson has been tabbed the favorite in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference, according to this year’s PAC preseason football poll.  More...

Jets’ Pryor progressing in return from ankle surgery

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Terrelle Pryor knows he’s getting closer — little by little — to being fully healthy again. Staying patient, however, has been his biggest challenge.  More...

Lifestyles

Area Church News

Covenant Presbyterian Church to host African choir Aug. 15

The Ugandan Kids Choir is coming to Covenant Presbyterian Church, Ligonier.  The children in the Ugandan Kids Choir are known for their musical talents and their joyful performances. More...

Rediscovering America: A Quiz on Voting Rights

The Voting Rights Act, which aimed to abolish discriminatory voting practices, was signed into law on Aug. 6, 1965, by President Lyndon B. Johnson. At the signing ceremony attended by Martin Luther King Jr. More...

Events of Area Interest

Nichol of ‘Antiques Roadshow’ to speak Saturday   Alasdair Nichol will share his experiences from PBS’s “Antiques Roadshow” 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at Westmoreland Museum of American Art, 221 N. More...

Derry Area School Board approves personnel hires

The Derry Area School Board at its regular meeting Thursday approved several personnel hires prior to the upcoming school year. The board voted to hire Kara Gardner as an associate principal at Grandview Elementary School, effective Monday, Aug. More...

Crabtree’s Gary Bardine’s captures more awards

Gary Bardine has won at least one award every year since 1998 when he began competing in state and national competitions for producers of cured and smoked meats. More...

Job added for judge overseeing priest abuse report redaction

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Kecksburg UFO Festival attendance out of this world

Debbie (Hayes) Smith, of Ligonier, was just a toddler when an unidentified flying object landed in Kecksburg near the home she shared with her family. On Sunday, Smith revealed new information about her family’s experience on Dec. More...

Local & State News

At PA rally, Trump renews attacks on ‘fake, fake disgusting news’

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AP Fact Check: Trump says US Steel opening mills. Not so.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is crediting his tariffs with persuading U.S. Steel to open a half dozen new plants. That’s not so. TRUMP at a Pennsylvania rally Thursday night: “U.S. More...

Feds: Man posed as a prince to get explicit photos from boys

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia man pretended to be a prince in an elaborate catfishing scheme to get young boys to send him explicit photographs of themselves, according to federal authorities. More...

World News

With scant record, Supreme Court nominee elusive on abortion

(AP) — Twice in the past year, Brett Kavanaugh offered glimpses of his position on abortion that strongly suggest he would vote to support restrictions if confirmed to the Supreme Court. More...

Pompeo: ‘Ways to go’ before North Korea meets denuke vow

SINGAPORE (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says North Korea is far from living up to its pledge to denuclearize and remains in violation of numerous U.N. Security Council resolutions. More...

Judge in Manafort trial has a sharp wit, sharp tongue

WASHINGTON (AP) - “I’m not in the theater business,” Judge T.S. Ellis asserted during jury selection in Paul Manafort’s financial fraud trial. More...

Education

Starting a new tradition

At the Derry Area senior class breakfast held in May, this year’s group of senior boys began what they hope will become a future tradition. More...

Greater Latrobe student wins $2,000 college scholarship

The Schcolarships for Military Children Program recently announced that Erin Grandgeorge, the daughter of Scott and Lisa Grandgeorge of Latrobe, is the recipient of a $2,000 college scholarship.  More...

Ligonier Valley High School Students of Month for February

Ligonier Valley High School’s Students of the Month for February included: Junior Lucas Rashilla, who was recognized as the academic Student of the Month; senior Zoey Pifer, vocational; junior Anna Walker, citizenship; senior Ethan Kibbe, Rotar More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

No reported injuries in single-truck accident   More...

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