November 12, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Ligonier Valley R. K. Mellon fetes veterans

R. K. Mellon Elementary School fifth-grader Lindsay Raymond, who served as an announcer at the school’s Veterans Day program on Friday, Nov. More...

General News

Future seems uncertain for Trump’s acting attorney general

WASHINGTON (AP) — Matthew Whitaker’s future at the helm of the Justice Department appears uncertain as President Donald Trump denies even knowing the man he’s just named acting attorney general. More...

Democrats seek ways to protect Mueller probe from acting AG Whitaker

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stepping up Democratic efforts to shield the Russia investigation, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said he would seek to tie a measure protecting special counsel Robert Mueller to must-pass legislation if acting attorney genera More...

Florida school shooting defendant registered to vote in jail

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The man accused of gunning down 17 people at a Florida high school registered to vote while behind bars awaiting trial.  More...

Sports

Rams rout Bellwood-Antis, advance to third straight district title game

JOHNSTOWN — Ligonier Valley likes things in threes. More...

Koontz-to-Geary fourth-down TD connection triggers historic DA comeback

Derry Area was floundering offensively and defensively. The Trojans were in trouble, trailing by 21 points to a talented and highly-regarded No. More...

St. Vincent College sports report

Men’s Soccer St. Vincent College sophomore Brandon Lowe and freshman Cory Northrup have been named All-Presidents’Athletic Conference in men’s soccer. More...

Lifestyles

WYSO fall concert Sunday

Westmoreland Youth Symphony Orchestra will present its fall concert on Sunday, Nov. 18, in the Seton Hill Performing Arts Center, 100 Harrison Ave., Greensburg. The 7:30 p.m. More...

JSO children’s choruses to sing Nov. 17

Inclined to Sing and The Apprentice Choir, the children's choruses of the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra, will present their fall concert 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Grove Avenue United Methodist Church, 501 Grove Ave., Johnstown.  More...

Seminary establishes new institute

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Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

No injuries reported in Unity Township crash   State police at Greensburg report no one was injured when a 2013 Toyota Avalon driven west on Route 30 in Unity Township by Sabrina Murray, 62, of Greensburg struck a deer standing in the roadway at More...

Unity Legion honors vets

Retired Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas Judge John Driscoll; Matthew A. More...

SBA disaster loans available for Pa. businesses, residents

Business, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters are eligible to apply for U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loans. Anyone in declared counties in Pennsylvania that suffered damage from flooding Sept. More...

Rams win again!

Ligonier Valley quarterback John Caldwell lofts a pass during Saturday night’s District 6 Class AA championship game against Bellwood-Antis at Greater Johnstown High School. The No. More...

Local & State News

Jury to be picked in homicide trial over 1991 disappearance

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. (AP) — A judge has cleared the way for jury selection to begin Tuesday in a homicide trial in the disappearance a quartercentury ago of a central Pennsylvania woman whose body has never been found. More...

Tax prep help available from WCA

Westmoreland Community Action (WCA), in partnership with the United Way, is sponsoring the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program at four locations in Westmoreland County.  More...

Authorities ID man killed in bridge crash that injured 2

STOWE, Pa. More...

World News

Erdogan: Saudi officials, others heard tapes of writer death

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Officials from Saudi Arabia, the United States, Germany, France and Britain have listened to audio recordings related to the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey’s president said More...

Training youths to kill at Ukrainian nationalist camp

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - The campers, some clad in combat fatigues, carefully aim their assault rifles. More...

Options limited: North Korea lit by flashlights, creaky grid

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - More than 20 years after his father almost bargained them away for a pair of nuclear reactors, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has his nuclear weapons - and a nation still plagued by chronic blackouts. More...

Health

Heart meeting features fish oil, vitamin D, cholesterol news

CHICAGO (AP) — Fish oil, vitamin D, novel drugs, new cholesterol guidelines: News from an American Heart Association conference over the weekend reveals a lot about what works and what does not for preventing heart attacks and other problems. More...

Opinion: Congress should protect Medicare Part D

In the last 15 years, Medicare’s Part D prescription-drug benefit has become one of the few federal programs most seniors could not live without. More...

Big studies give mixed news on fish oil, vitamin D

CHICAGO (AP) — Taking fish oil or vitamin D? Big studies give long-awaited answers on who does and does not benefit from these popular nutrients. More...

Entertainment

‘Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch’ makes off with $66 million at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — You’re a mean one — and you’re number one — Mr. Grinch. “Dr. More...

Aerosmith’s Perry hospitalized after jamming with Billy Joel

NEWYORK (AP) — Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry has been hospitalized with breathing problems that began after a guest performance with Billy Joel in New York. More...

New York City’s Rockefeller Center Christmas tree goes up

NEWYORK (AP) — The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is in place and will soon be strung with 50,000 LED lights as one of New York City’s star holiday attractions — the gift of a same-sex married couple.  More...

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