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Sam Reiman to head R.K. Mellon Foundation

The Board of Trustees of the Richard King Mellon Foundation (RKMF) recently announced the implementation of its leadership succession plan by naming Sam Reiman as director of western Pennsylvania’s top grantmaking foundation.  More...

General News

Kroll, co-founder of HQ Trivia, found dead

NEW YORK (AP) — Colin Kroll, a tech executive who co-founded the HQ Trivia app, has died. He was 34. More...

Customs finds 70 finches in hair rollers

NEWYORK (AP) — Customs officials at New York’s John F. More...

Man shoots himself in head with nail gun, walks to find help

DERBY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man shot himself in the head with a nail gun as he fell off a ladder, but was able to walk to the site of a traffic accident to ask law enforcement for help. Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Lt. More...

Sports

Wildcats take care of business against Valley in WCCA Showcase

Face Taylor Allderdice today in much-anticipated matchup

There was no letdown after beating one of the teams (Penn Hills) that Greater Latrobe waged some epic battles with in section play the past two seasons.  More...

Kerr keys Trojans’ tourney victory over Centurions

It’s only fitting that Derry Area’s big man led the Trojans to a huge victory. More...

Key offensive drive, defensive stops help Steelers defeat Brady, Patriots

PITTSBURGH — Two significant defensive stops. A late, lengthy offensive scoring drive, and a field goal. Three areas largely lacking during the Pittsburgh Steelers’ recent three-game losing streak. More...

Lifestyles

Ligonier Valley BPW celebrates Christmas, plans January activities

The Business and Professional Women’s Club of Ligonier Valley held its annual Christmas Dinner Party on Dec. 11 at Ramada Inn, Loyalhanna Street, Ligonier.  More...

Area Church News

Harrold Zion Lutheran Church’s Blue Christmas service Dec. 21   Harrold Zion Lutheran Church of Greensburg will hold its annual Longest Night Blue Christmas Service 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21.  More...

New IUP science facility to be named in honor of alumni couple

Indiana University of Pennsylvania's Council of Trustees Thursday, Dec. 13, approved the naming of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and the future facility for the sciences in honor of alumni Dr. John (right) and Char Kopchick (left). More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Minor injury reported in Loyalhanna Township crash   More...

More than 6,000 kits of naloxone distributed

Pennsylvania Gov. More...

Wian to run for county Recorder of Deeds

Jon Wian of North Huntingdon Township has announced his plans to run for the Westmoreland County Recorder of Deeds position in next year’s primary election.  The Recorder of Deeds office oversees all property records within the county.&nbs More...

Teens accused of sharing nude photos in Derry Township

State police at Greensburg report troopers are investigating after receiving a call regarding a group of teens disseminating nude photos of minors at 4:14 p.m. Nov. 15 in the area of Bank Street in Derry Township.  More...

Local & State News

Pa. jurors to mull charges in activist DJ slaying

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Jurors begin deliberating Monday in the trial of two men charged with killing a popular disc jockey in a drive-by shooting outside a northeastern Pennsylvania bar five years ago.  More...

Pennsylvania man pushes to make iconic Slinky official state toy

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania has a state dog, a state insect, a state fossil, and even a state beverage.  Why, Bob Swaim wonders, can’t it also have a state toy?  More...

Court orders new trial, citing questions in unrelated case

TRENTON, N.J. More...

World News

White House closer to partial shutdown with wall demand

WASHINGTON (AP) - Pushing the government to the brink of a partial shutdown, the White House is insisting that Congress provide $5 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border despite lawmaker resistance from both parties.  Without a res More...

Giuliani: ‘Over my dead body’ will Mueller interview Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) - With a number of probes moving closer to the Oval Office, President Donald Trump and his attorney unleased a fresh series of attacks Sunday on the investigators, questioning their integrity while categorically ruling out the possibi More...

Interior Secretary Zinke resigning, cites ‘vicious’ attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) - Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, facing federal investigations into his travel, political activity and potential conflicts of interest, will be leaving the administration at year’s end, President Donald Trump said Saturday.  More...

Health

Judge’s ruling on ‘Obamacare’ poses new problems for GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge’s ruling that the Obama health law is unconstitutional has landed like a stink bomb among Republicans, who’ve seen the politics of health care flip as Americans increasingly value the overhaul’s core parts, including More...

Mall Walkers program to return in 2019

Get on the path to wellness in the New Year by joining Excela Health Mall Walkers.  Mall Walkers is a monthly event at Westmoreland Mall in Hempfield Township hosted by Excela Health that promotes the importance of physical activity and overall More...

AP analysis: Unemployment, income affect life expectancy

NEWYORK (AP) — Even your lifespan can be local.  Researchers have long said that health disparities are heavily influenced by where you live. More...

Entertainment

‘Spider-Verse’ swings to the top; ‘Mortal Engines’ tanks

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Spider-Man: Into the Spider- Verse” swung to the top of the domestic box office in its first weekend in theaters, proving that there is widespread audience interest in big screen animated versions of Marvel’s marquee superheroes. More...

Top of mind: ‘Justice’ is Merriam-Webster’s word of the year

NEW YORK (AP) — Racial justice. Obstruction of justice. Social justice. The Justice Department. Merriam-Webster has chosen “justice” as its 2018 word of the year, driven by the churning news cycle over months and months. More...

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