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Mini-casino details to be revealed at public hearing

Even with a public input hearing on the proposed mini-casino at Westmoreland Mall in Hempfield Township just a week away, details about the future gaming destination aren’t exactly plentiful. More...

General News

Indiana limestone quarry featured in movie gets filled in

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana limestone quarry featured in the 1979 movie “Breaking Away” has been filled in following years of safety concerns.  More...

Steer too beefy to become burgers reprieved to life on farm

LAKE PRESTON, Australia (AP) - Knickers the steer is huge on the internet - for being huge.  The black-and-white Holstein Friesian won social media fame and many proclamations of “Holy Cow!” after photos surfaced of the 194-centimete More...

Man dies before voting, wife returns to cast her ballot

MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man collapsed and died on the way to vote Tuesday with his wife who went back later to cast her ballot in what election officials called a testament to her sense of civic responsibility.  More...

Sports

First-year coach Matt Regula seeks turn around for DA girls at alma mater

Matt Regula is back at his alma mater for his first head coaching opportunity. Now, the goal is to help turn around a Derry Area girls basketball program that won three games last season.. More...

No. 2 Clemson settles into familiar ACC title game routine

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson safety Denzel Johnson is very familiar with the routine leading up to the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game. Like most of his Tiger teammates, he’s been through it before. More...

Steelers’ McDonald, Grimble dealing with injuries

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers will have their depth at tight end tested with Vance McDonald and Xavier Grimble both dealing with injuries.  More...

Lifestyles

JSO, 4 soloists to present Handel’s ‘Messiah’ Dec. 8

Johnstown Symphony Orchestra will perform Handel’s “Messiah” Saturday, Dec. 8, for what has become a holiday tradition, and “tickets are almost sold out,” according to JSO spokeswomaan. The concert will start at 7:30 p.m. More...

PCW: Nominations sought for 2019 Female Veterans Day

HARRISBURG — Continuing the Wolf Administration’s effort to support women in the commonwealth and recognize those women who have served their country through the military, the Pennsylvania Commission for Women is seeking statewide nominat More...

Bushy Run Battlefield Heritage Society Christmas Sale, Vendor Show Dec. 9

Bushy Run Battlefield Heritage Society Inc. will host its second annual Christmas Sale and Vendor Show from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Export man facing multiple charges after incident   More...

WPPsays it is keeping an eye out for any more hazardous Latrobe street lights

Following Latrobe City Council’s decision Monday to form a committee to investigate after the pole for one of the old cobrastyle street lights in downtown Latrobe recently caught on fire because of faulty wiring, West Penn Power says that it, too, is More...

Unity zoning board continues hearing on planned garage

The Unity Township Zoning Hearing Board continued a hearing held Tuesday because of a detail not included in the applicant’s plan.  Michael Kromel came to the board for a side-yard setback variance to build a garage on less than an acre of More...

Local & State News

Former AG Kane ordered to jail, two years after sentencing

A judge in suburban Philadelphia on Tuesday gave former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane less than two days to report to jail to begin serving a perjury sentence that she received two years ago. More...

Cops: Man shot woman, daughter over worries they were spying

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police say a man shot a woman and her 16-year-old daughter who were his neighbors in Pennsylvania because he believed they were spying on him.  Authorities responded to the scene in Harrison Township around 9 p.m. More...

Man, youth shot in Pittsburgh neighborhood; motive not known

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities say a shooting in a Pittsburgh neighborhood has left a man and a juvenile wounded.  But it’s still not known what spurred the shooting.  Authorities say an 18-year-old man was shot around 9:45 p.m. More...

World News

Trump backs use of ‘very safe’ tear gas on crowd of migrants

SAN DIEGO (AP) - President Donald Trump is strongly defending the U.S. use of tear gas at the Mexico border to repel a crowd of migrants that included angry rock-throwers and barefoot, crying children. More...

US waived FBI checks on staff at growing teen migrant camp

TORNILLO, Texas (AP) - The Trump administration has put the safety of thousands of teens at a migrant detention camp at risk by waiving FBI fingerprint checks for their caregivers and shortstaffing mental health workers, according to an Associated Pr More...

Divisive race ends with Republican Hyde-Smith victory

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Republican U.S. Sen. More...

Health

Breast implants reveal problems in tracking device safety

WASHINGTON (AP) — To all the world, it looked like breast implants were safe. From 2008 to 2015, the U.S. More...

FDAsays it will overhaul criticized medical device system

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. More...

Gene-editing scientist under scrutiny by Chinese officials

WASHINGTON (AP) — The rebuke from China was fast and furious. A Chinese scientist who claimed he helped make the world’s first gene-edited babies is now under investigation by government bodies and by his own university. More...

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