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Harrowing accounts from synagogue; suspect due in court

PITTSBURGH (AP) — As Barry Werber walked into the Tree of Life Synagogue, he passed a cart carrying glassware and whiskey meant for the baby-naming ceremony scheduled at Dor Hadash, one of three small congregations that worship there. More...

General News

Author, poet, playwright Ntozake Shange dies at 80

NEW YORK (AP) — Playwright, poet and author Ntozake Shange, whose most acclaimed theater piece is the 1975 Tony Awardnominated play “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf,” has died. More...

Before shooting, anti-Semitic incidents were on the rise

NEW YORK (AP) — Swastikas scrawled into Jewish students’ notebooks. Headstones toppled and desecrated by vandals at Jewish cemeteries. Jews falsely blamed for challenges facing the nation. More...

West Virginia man gets jail time for hanging dog with chain

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man has been sentenced to jail for hanging a pit bull from a tree near a set of railroad tracks in Charleston.  More...

Sports

Ligonier Valley routs Shade, 45-8, for Appalachian Bowl ‘three-peat’

WINDBER — Ligonier Valley’s football program crossed another mark off its season-long checklist Saturday night and, in typical Rams’ fashion, did so emphatically. More...

GL field hockey team looks to avenge another regular season loss

Faces Penn-Trafford in WPIAL Class AA title game

Don’t look now, but the Greater Latrobe girls’ field hockey team is in the WPIAL Class AA championship game. More...

Lady Trojans set for No. 2 North Catholic in volleyball playoffs

The Derry Area girls’ volleyball team is at a crossroads.  If the Lady Trojans want to continue their season, they will need to get past a powerful unbeaten opponent.  That takes place Tuesday (6 p.m.) as No. More...

Lifestyles

15 St. Vincent College students attend SAP Biz.One conference in Orlando

Fifteen St. More...

IUP psychology faculty gets $334K grant to study biases

A pair of faculty members at Indiana University of Pennsylvania recently received a $334,787 grant from the National Science Foundation to study biases in opinions relating to the testimony of experts in forensic psychology cases.  More...

Church news

Harrold Zion to host Heritage Gospel Chorale Nov. 4   On Sunday, Nov. 4, the Heritage Gospel Chorale of Pittsburgh will offer its fall concert titled “O Sing Unto the Lord A New Song.”  More...

Pittsburgh synagogue shooting hits home for Steelers

PITTSBURGH — This one was for the city of Pittsburgh. The Steelers throttled the rival Browns, 33- 18, Sunday at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, but it was more than a football game on this day. More...

Fright time in Latrobe, Derry

It was rainy and cold but that didn’t prevent youngsters of all ages from coming out for the Latrobe Halloween Parade. More...

Greensburg bishop releases statement on Pittsburgh shooting

Bishop Edward C. Malesic of the Diocese of Greensburg issued the following statement about the massacre that occurred Saturday morning at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill in Pittsburgh, killing 11 people and injuring six:  More...

Local & State News

Three new apprenticeships available in Pennsylvania

Gov. Tom Wolf this week announced that three new apprenticeships for electricians, machinists and maintenance technicians have been approved in southwestern Pennsylvania.  More...

Friends of Flight 93 annual meeting set for Nov. 3

The annual membership meeting for the Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, in the memorial’s Learning Center. More...

An open door and a massacre: Gunman kills 11 at synagogue

PITTSBURGH (AP) — During the week, anyone who wanted to get inside Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue had to ring the doorbell and be granted entry by staff because the front door was kept locked. More...

World News

Indonesia Lion Air flight with 189 on board crashes into sea

KARAWANG, Indonesia (AP) - A Lion Air plane carrying 189 people crashed into the sea just minutes after taking off from Indonesia’s capital on Monday in a blow to the country’s aviation safety record after the lifting of bans on its airlines by the E More...

Brazil elects far-right president, worrying rights groups

SAO PAULO (AP) - In some of his first words to the nation as president-elect, far-right politician Jair Bolsonaro promised to defend the constitution and unite a bitterly divided populace.  His left-wing rival immediately vowed to mount a vigoro More...

Russian held as agent studied US groups’ cyberdefenses

WASHINGTON (AP) - A year before federal prosecutors accused Maria Butina of operating as a secret agent for the Russian government, she was a graduate student at American University working on a sensitive project involving cybersecurity.  More...

Health

Shoppers may face hard choices again on health marketplaces

Insurance shoppers likely will have several choices for individual health coverage this fall. The bad news? There’s no guarantee they will cover certain doctors or prescriptions. More...

AP Investigation: Hospital patients held hostage for cash

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Kenyatta National Hospital is east Africa’s biggest medical institution, home to more than a dozen donor-funded projects with international partners — a “Center of Excellence,” says the U.S. More...

Entertainment

‘Halloween’ carves up another $32 million to top box office

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Meyers — or is it Jamie Lee Curtis? — can’t be stopped. “Halloween” dominated the North American box office for the second straight weekend, carving up an estimated $32 million in ticket sales. More...

Ariana Grande announces Sweetner World Tour in 2019

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ariana Grande is ready to hit the road again and will begin a new world tour early next year.  More...

Hulu agrees to provide audio service for blind customers

BOSTON (AP) — Hulu will make its subscription streaming service more accessible to blind and visually impaired customers.  That’s according to a settlement agreement between Hulu and advocacy groups, who sued Los Angeles-based Hulu l More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Men arrested on drug charges in Burrell Township   More...

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