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General News

Time running out in effort to cut number of state lawmakers

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A proposal that’s kicked around the Capitol for years to shrink the number of state lawmakers in Pennsylvania may not be dead, but it’s at least on life support. More...

New Hampshire pumpkin called heaviest in North America

DEERFIELD, N.H. More...

Check the couch: Governor’s wedding ring back after decades

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s governor has his original wedding ring back on his finger nearly three decades after he lost it.  More...

Sports

Lady Wildcats shut out GS; DA falls to Waynesburg Central in girls’ soccer

The Greater Latrobe girls’ soccer team got a needed confidence boost, while a young Derry Area team struggled against a top team in the WPIAL.  Greater Latrobe shut out visiting Greensburg Salem, 3- 0, during an exhibition game Saturday at More...

Griffins drop PSAC game to Clairon to stay winless

Despite Ardel Brown’s 12 catches for 204 yards and a touchdown, Seton Hill University dropped its Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference homecoming game to Clarion, 19-16. More...

UMass suspends coach for ‘rape’ comment in officiating rant

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts suspended football coach Mark Whipple for one game Sunday after he said one of his players had been “raped” while complaining about the officiating Saturday in a loss to Ohio.  More...

Lifestyles

Mountain Playhouse to close season with ‘Smoke on the Mountain’ Oct. 2-14

The Mountain Playhouse, 7690 Somerset Pike, Jennerstown, will close the 2018 season with its production of the bluegrass/gospel musical “Smoke on the Mountain” from Oct. 2-14. More...

Annual Johnstown Marathon Oct. 6

More than 200 runners will come together on Saturday, Oct. 6, for the annual Johnstown Marathon. An area tradition for four decades, this year’s event will include a full marathon, half marathon, team relay and 5K race. More...

How to reset retirement plans to weather a market downturn

The older the current bull market gets, the more stories you’re likely to read about how this is an awful time to retire.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Jeannette man charged with indecent exposure for 6th time More...

Westmoreland Diversity Coalition to host town hall series starting Oct. 2 at SVC

The Westmoreland Diversity Coalition will be holding “The Hearts and Minds of Our Youth,” a town hall series, to understand why younger individuals attend college within the Westmoreland County community but often leave the area to pursue More...

Pa. gets another extension on REALID program

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania is getting yet another extension to comply with a federal law that requires driver’s licenses and photo ID cards to meet anti-terrorism standards.  More...

Lincoln Highway Experience hosts vintage bikes

This barn find, a 1947 India Chief, is rusty and dirty, not at all like the other bikes — but this is just the way Bill Hubert of Mount Pleasant likes it. More...

Local & State News

Off limits: Report on state college abuse kept from public

Even as top Pennsylvania officials assail the Catholic Church over its cover-up of clergy sexual abuse, a state agency is refusing to release a report on allegations of sexual abuse by a high-ranking state university administrator despite lingering q More...

Donations pour in for man holding yard sales to fund funeral

BROWNSTOWN, Pa. More...

Arrest warrant issued in shooting of youth football coach

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An arrest warrant has been issued for a suspect in a shooting that wounded a youth football coach during a team practice in a Pittsburgh park.  Thirty-three-year-old Anthony Hines of Sharpsburg is charged with attempted h More...

World News

Yale classmate recalls Kavanaugh as frequent, heavy drinker

WASHINGTON (AP) - FBI agents interviewed one of the three women who have accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct as Republicans and Democrats quarreled over whether the bureau would have enough time and freedom to conduct a More...

Officials: White House not ‘micromanaging’ Kavanaugh probe

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senior Trump administration officials insisted Sunday that the White House is not “micromanaging” a new FBI background check of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and that senators are dictating the parameters of the More...

Kavanaugh case unfolds as DeVos readies sexual assault rule

WASHINGTON (AP) - Choking back tears, she testified that he sexually assaulted her. Defensive and angry and choking back tears, he swore that he did not.  More...

Health

October proclaimed 1918 Influenza Pandemic Awareness Month in Westmoreland County

October will be 1918 Influenza Pandemic Awareness Month in Westmoreland County in conjunction with a program at Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC) that will recognize the 100th anniversary of the deadly flu’s arrival in the area.  More...

Recovery community celebrates fourth annual Recovery Advocacy Day

To promote the widespread national observance, nearly 200 people recently participated in Recovery Advocacy Day on Sept. 25, at the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg. More...

What’s yogurt? Industry wants greater liberty to use term for products

NEWYORK (AP) — If lowfat yogurt is blended with fatty ingredients like coconut or chocolate, is it still low-fat? Is it even yogurt? More...

Entertainment

Haddish and Hart lead ‘Night School’ to No. 1 with $28 million

NEWYORK (AP) — For the first time in more than two years, a straight-up comedy is No. 1 at the box office. Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish’s “Night School” debuted with $28 million in ticket sales, according to estimates Sunday. More...

Trump tweets praise for Kanye West on Saturday Night Live

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has panned Saturday Night Live’s season premiere but tweeted praise for Kanye West, who closed the show with a pro-Trump message.  More...

New trial ordered in ‘Stairway to Heaven’ copyright lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. appeals court on Friday ordered a new trial in a lawsuit accusing Led Zeppelin of copying an obscure 1960s instrumental for the intro to its classic 1971 rock anthem “Stairway to Heaven.” More...

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