November 15, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Family of missing Unity Twp. woman asks court to declare her dead

The family of a Unity Township woman missing since April is now seeking to have her legally declared dead.  Cassandra Gross was last heard from around 3:30 p.m. More...

He’s a winner!

Derry Area two-way football standout Justin Flack is interviewed by WTAE-TV (Channel 4) News Anchor/Sports Director Andrew Stockey during a pep rally held Wednesday night at Derry Stadium. More...

General News

Jeff Flake vows to oppose judges unless Mueller bill gets a vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Jeff Flake said Wednesday that he won’t vote to confirm judicial nominees unless GOP leaders hold a vote on legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired. More...

Draft EPA study finds nonstick compound may be harmful

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term exposure to a chemical compound currently used for making nonstick coatings appears to be dangerous, even in minute amounts, according to draft findings released Wednesday by the Environmental Protection Agency. More...

Houston skyscrapers, pavement may have worsened Hurricane Harvey effects

WASHINGTON (AP) — Humans helped make recent devastating U.S. hurricanes wetter but in different ways, two new studies find.  More...

Editorial

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Off The Wall

Recently I began to meditate on the saying, “You are what you eat.” That took me into a broad spectrum of thoughts. More...

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Lifestyles

Red Cross issues urgent call for blood/platelet donations

The American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage and urgently needs blood and platelet donors to give now to avoid delays in lifesaving medical care for patients. More...

Events of Area Interest

‘Heart of Steel’ to open Friday Studio Saville Productions LLC will present a new musical experience in live theater. More...

Thanksgiving service Sunday

The Ligonier Valley Association of Churches welcomes the community to a Thanksgiving service 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Man accused of driving without ignition interlock in Unity Twp.  State police at Greensburg report David Morgan Bevan, 39, was accused of operating a vehicle that was not equipped with an ignition interlock system at 7:09 p.m. Thursday, Nov. More...

New Alex council OKs tentative budget

New Alexandria Borough Council on Wednesday approved a tentative 2019 budget with no tax increase for property owners. More...

Derry Township dairy farmer Rick Ebert re-elected PAFarm Bureau president

Derry Township dairy farmer Richard “Rick” Ebert has been re-elected as president of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB). More...

Artist draws haunting portraits of children who died in Holocaust

When Mary Burkett wanted to start drawing in January 2017, she was captivated for some reason by a vintage photo of a little boy that she found on the internet. More...

First storm of season to bring snow, mixed precipitation

This season’s first batch of winter weather is coming our way.  The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter weather advisory for the region until 7 p.m. today, Nov. 15.  More...

Local & State News

Senate GOP wants Democrat to prove she meets residency rule

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Latrobe Police Department hosting safety seminar Dec. 11

Latrobe Police Department is hosting a free safety seminar in the Latrobe City Hall council chambers at 901 Jefferson St. beginning at 6 p.m. Dec. 11.  More...

Bryan Cutler chosen to succeed Dave Reed as state House majority leader

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republicans in the Pennsylvania House turned to a six-term member from Lancaster County on Tuesday to serve as their majority leader during the legislative session that starts in January.  More...

World News

EU divorce deal in peril after two UK Cabinet ministers quit

LONDON (AP) - Two British Cabinet ministers, including Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab, resigned Thursday in opposition to the divorce deal struck by Prime Minister Theresa May with the EU - a major blow to her authority and her ability to get the deal More...

After arrest, Michael Avenatti denies LA domestic violence

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for Stormy Daniels, has denied allegations of domestic violence after his arrest near his ritzy Los Angeles skyscraper apartment.  “I have never struck a woman, I never will strike a woman,&r More...

Migrants fill Tijuana shelters; more on way to US border

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) - The first members of a caravan of Central Americans to reach the U.S. border slept in overcrowded shelters and in tents with a view of armed U.S. More...

Sports

LV, Richland to face off for D6 football championship

The similarities between Ligonier Valley and Richland go far beyond the football teams having the same nickname. More...

Later Le’Veon: Steelers move on with Bell out of mix

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers spent the better part of 10 months waiting on Le’Veon Bell to show up for work. More...

NFL moves Chargers- Steelers to prime time

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has moved the Chargers at Steelers game on Dec. 2 to prime time, replacing the 49ers at Seahawks matchup originally schedule for Sunday night.  San Francisco-Seattle will move to 4:25 p.m. EST on Fox.  More...

Entertainment

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Chris Stapleton wins big at CMAs, Keith Urban nabs top prize

Chris Stapleton won the most awards at the 2018 Country Music Association Awards and had the show’s best performance, almost capping a perfect night. More...

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