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Sisters charged with neglecting animals on Derry Township property

A Derry Township woman previously accused of animal cruelty and her sister were arraigned this week on more than 200 charges each after humane officers seized horses, dogs, cats and other animals from the property in November.  More...

Funeral director trained in celebrant services, teaches art of reconstruction

Several things led Beth Ziance to her late career as a funeral director.  One was that volunteering at funeral dinners at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Latrobe gave her the experience of helping families in their time of need.  Ano More...

General News

Actress Verna Bloom succumbs at 80

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Verna Bloom, the actress who portrayed the wife of the dean in the movie “Animal House,” has died. More...

US flu season appears milder, one year after brutal one

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s early, but the current flu season is shaping up to be gentler than last winter’s unusually brutal one, U.S. health officials said. More...

Jury decides to strip Mongols biker gang of trademark logo

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A California jury decided Friday that the Mongols motorcycle gang should be stripped of its trademarked logo in a first-of-its-kind verdict, federal prosecutors said.  The jury in U.S. More...

Sports

Fast start helps Wildcats pull away from Norwin to go 4-0 in section

Heading into the halfway point of section play, Greater Latrobe boys’ basketball coach Brad Wetzel is pleased with how his Wildcats are handling their No. 1 ranking in Class 6A.  More...

Red-hot shooting keys Knoch to lopsided win vs. DA

Derry Area head coach Tom Esposito has coached high-school basketball for 22 years, but he couldn’t recall a shooting performance that matched that of visiting Knoch on Friday.  Keyed by 14 three-pointers, including seven in the opening qu More...

Marion Center tops Lady Rams, 48-41

A strong first half helped Marion Center defeat the Ligonier Valley girls’ basketball team, 48-41, during a District 6 Heritage Conference game played Friday at Ligonier Valley.  More...

Entertainment

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Review: ‘A Dog’s Way Home’ is saccharine, sentimental

How much of a sweet tooth do you have when it comes to movies? It’s a question you might want to consider before stepping out for “A Dog’s Way Home ,” W. More...

Bank takes ownership of Ligonier Country Inn after sheriff sale

The Ligonier Country Inn along Route 30 in Laughlintown was sold at Westmoreland County sheriff sale on Thursday to the plaintiff, Enterprise Bank of Allison Park for costs and taxes, according to the sheriff’s department.  More...

Loyalhanna Watershed Association offering bald eagle tour

There is no better way to spend a dreary winter morning than viewing some spectacular birds of prey right in our own backyard. The Loyalhanna Watershed Association (LWA) is offering a free charter bus ride and program Feb. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, JAN. 14   6:30 p.m., Latrobe City Council, City Hall  6:30 p.m., Ligonier Valley School Board, high school auditorium (5:30 p.m. work session)  7 p.m., Derry Borough Council, Derry Station  TUESDAY, JAN. More...

Priest who abused two boys, made one confess, sentenced

BROOKVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania Roman Catholic priest who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing two boys and making one of them say confession after the assaults was sentenced Friday to 2 1/2 to 14 years in prison.  More...

Original 1774 newspaper, found at Goodwill, heads to library

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An original 1774 Philadelphia newspaper that was discovered at a New Jersey Goodwill is heading to a Philadelphia philosophy society founded by Benjamin Franklin.  More...

World News

Rookie cop following in dad’s footsteps shot at crash scene

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Saudi woman fleeing alleged abuse heads for asylum in Canada

BANGKOK (AP) - An 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she was abused by her family and feared for her life if deported back home left Thailand on Friday night for Canada, which has granted her asylum, officials said.  More...

Hamilton’s star reprising role in Puerto Rico to raise funds

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Lin-Manuel Miranda is reprising his lead role in the hit musical “Hamilton” on Friday night to start a two-week run in Puerto Rico expected to raise thousands of dollars for artists and cultural groups struggl More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

St. Vincent College names 588 students to fall dean’s list

Five-hundred eighty-eight students were named to the dean’s list of St. Vincent College for the fall 2018 semester, according to an announcement by Dr. More...

Observances at SVC to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

St. Vincent College has planned three days of observances to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 19, Monday, Jan. 21 and Tuesday, Jan. More...

Attorneys Galloway, Monzo join law firm of QuatriniRafferty

Richard H. Galloway and Jeffrey D. More...

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