August 13, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

It’s Big Ben . . .

Garrison Dempsey, 3, was excited to see quarterback Ben Roethlisberger at the Pittsburgh Steelers’ training camp at St. Vincent College on Sunday, along with his dad Bryan and his mom Tabatha. More...

Church abuse report, 2 years in works, soon to be released

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A damning report into allegations of decades of child sexual abuse at the hands of clergy members and efforts to cover it up in six of Pennsylvania’s Roman Catholic dioceses is expected to be released in the coming days. More...

Household hazardous waste collection Aug. 18

Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling will hold a household hazardous waste collection from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 18 at the recycling center, 113 Innovative Lane, Unity Township. More...

General News

Police rescue wedding party from flooded road

BOGOTA, N.J. (AP) — Police came to the rescue when heavy downpours flooded a street, trapping a bride, bridegroom and their wedding party in a car.  It happened Saturday in Bogota as storms spread across northern New Jersey.  More...

AP analysis finds Democratic voters hold an enthusiasm edge

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic voters were more enthusiastic than Republicans in nearly a dozen federal special elections since President Donald Trump took office, an Associated Press analysis found, giving party leaders hope that even a series of n More...

Who’s in, out in small business tax break? It’s complicated

WASHINGTON (AP) — Architects and engineers are still in. Accountants, doctors and lawyers remain out — mostly. More...

Sports

Young receivers impress in first preseason game with Steelers

Damoun Patterson knows a strong performance in his first preseason game won’t be enough to guarantee his future with the Pittsburgh Steelers. More...

LV’s Bloom plays first NFL game with Cardinals

Alec Bloom’s first game in the National Football League is in the books.  Bloom, a former standout at Ligonier Valley High School, played in his first NFL game as his Arizona Cardinals defeated the Los Angeles Chargers, 24-17, on Saturday. More...

Koepka holds off Woods to win PGA Championship

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The roars were unlike anything Brooks Koepka had ever heard, and he knew exactly what they meant. More...

Lifestyles

Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center ticket sales to begin

Michael L. Bodolosky, executive director, challenges the public to fill the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center for 2018-19.  More...

Solar cookout aims to woo traditional chefs, cut carbon

DEZHOU, China (AP) — The savory aromas of roasting hot dogs and chicken kebabs wafted out of metal and glass vacuum tubes heated by mirrors curved to capture the sun’s heat. More...

Events of Area Interest

St. Rose Seniors to meet Thursday St. Rose Seniors will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, in the church social hall located on Route 982, Derry Township. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Blairsville man accused of DUI   State police at Kiski Valley report a 56-year-old Blairsville man was accused of DUI following a traffic stop on Route 380 near Heritage Road in Bell Township at 8:31 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12. Charges are pending. More...

Latrobe man killed in Cook Township ATV accident

A Latrobe man was killed early Sunday morning after he was thrown from an all-terrain vehicle along Bethel Church Road in Cook Township.  Nickolas S. Taylor, 24, was riding a Polaris Sportsman 850 south on Bethel Church Road around 2:30 a.m. More...

No stroll here . . .

One-year-old Penelope Lesko was in high gear, running from car to car at Friday night’s Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce Stroll. More...

County man dies in Bell Twp. motorcycle crash

A North Huntingdon Township man was killed Saturday and his female passenger injured after the motorcycle he was driving struck a car at the intersection of routes 819 and 380 in Bell Township.  More...

Biking for cancer

The bikers from Connellsville Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 493 zip through Derry on Sunday during the group’s first annual Cancer Ride. More...

Local & State News

Bishop: Some priests named in report remain in ministry

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The bishop of Pittsburgh’s Roman Catholic diocese said a few priests named in a soon-to-be-released grand jury report on clergy sex abuse are still in ministry because the diocese determined allegations against them were unsubstanti More...

Officials: Underground fire at glass plant may be spreading

CREIGHTON, Pa. (AP) — Officials fear that an underground coal refuse fire at the site of a soon-to-be-shuttered glass factory in western Pennsylvania may be spreading.  More...

Pennsylvania restoring welfare payments after court ruling

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

World News

Federal officials halt Atlantic Coast pipeline construction

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal officials have ordered that construction be halted on the Atlantic Coast pipeline, days after a federal appeals court threw out two key permits for building the 600-mile natural gas pipeline. More...

Memo shows Kavanaugh resisted indicting a sitting president

WASHINGTON (AP) — New documents released from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s time on the Kenneth Starr team investigating Bill Clinton reveal his resistance to issuing an indictment of a sitting president.  More...

Tesla CEO Musk taunts short sellers amid legal scrutiny

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk used Twitter late Friday to taunt investors who have bet against his company, even though his previous Twitter comments have spurred a government investigation and shareholder lawsuits.  More...

Health

Toxics from manufacturing turn up in public water systems

HORSHAM, Pa. (AP) — Lauren Woeher wonders if her 16-month-old daughter has been harmed by tap water contaminated with toxic industrial compounds used in products like nonstick cookware, carpets and fast-food wrappers.  More...

How cancer starts

(Metro) — Many people have been diagnosed with cancer or have a loved one who has received such a diagnosis. More...

Doctors nudged by overdose letter prescribe fewer opioids

In a novel experiment, doctors got a letter from the medical examiner’s office telling them of their patient’s fatal overdose. The response: They started prescribing fewer opioids. Other doctors, whose patients also overdosed, didn’t get letters. More...

Entertainment

‘The Meg’ chomps $44.5 million, ‘BlacKkKlansman’ opens strong

NEW YORK (AP) — Adding to Hollywood’s sizzling summer, the shark thriller “The Meg” opened well above expectations with an estimated $44.5 million in ticket sales, while Spike Lee had his best debut in a decade.  More...

His name is Idris Elba, but will he be first black Bond?

LONDON (AP) — British actor Idris Elba is stoking speculation he may take over the role of James Bond when Daniel Craig steps aside, offering an enigmatic Twitter post that fueled the buzz about him becoming the first black Bond.  More...

Security experts, Trump allies alarmed by Omarosa recordings

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. More...

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