January 14, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

Pennsylvania has dealt with shutdowns of its own

HARRISBURG — The Trump federal government shutdown should remind Pennsylvanians when the state also failed to pay its bills, employees and generally failed to provide for public safety and the “common wealth.”  More...

Congress to face same question: When will shutdown end?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress returns to Washington for its first full week of legislative business since control of the House reverted to Democrats, but lawmakers will be confronted with the same lingering question: When will the partial government shu More...

General News

Kylie Jenner loses record for most-liked Instagram post

NEW YORK (AP) — Kylie Jenner’s birth announcement is no longer the most-liked post on Instagram.  A photo of a simple brown egg has more than 27 million likes, surpassing the 18 million generated last year when Jenner posted a photo More...

Woman drinking wine from Pringles can banned from Walmart

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) — Police in northern Texas say a woman has been banned from a local Walmart after she spent several hours driving an electric shopping cart around the store’s parking lot while drinking wine from a Pringles can. More...

More needed for Florida girl with rare blood type

MIAMI (AP) — A New York woman with a rare blood type is donating two units to help save a 2-year-old South Florida girl who is battling cancer.  News outlets report the woman had donated her own blood while pregnant in case she needed a tr More...

Sports

Five players score in double figures during Bearcats’ PAC win over Geneva

Five players scored in double figures as the St. More...

St. Vincent College women get defensive against Geneva, pick up big PAC victory

Thanks to a strong showing by the defense that resulted in 25 turnovers, the St. Vincent College women’s basketball team cruised to a 70-49 win over visiting Geneva in a Presidents’ Athletic Conference game Saturday. More...

Lacrosse announcer apologizes for remark; team, league vow discipline

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A public address announcer has apologized for a remark about a Native American player during a lacrosse game that he and the team called “insensitive,” with both team and league vowing disciplinary action.  More...

Lifestyles

Ligonier Valley BPW eyes Jan. 22 dinner meeting

The traditional season of giving and receiving gifts is over but not for the members and guests of the Business and Professional Women’s Club of Ligonier Valley, public relations co-chair Ina Mae Smithley noted.  More...

Da Vinci The Exhibition tickets on sale at Carnegie Science Center

Purchase your tickets now for “an awe-inspiring journey back in time to unlock the mind of the original Renaissance man.” More...

Campus Corner

Mount Aloysius College fall 2018 dean’s list Mount Aloysius College, Cresson, Friday released the dean’s list for fall semester 2018. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

No injuries reported in Derry Twp. crash   More...

Bethlen Home receives historical records grant

Bethlen Home of the Hungarian Reformed Federation of America in Ligonier has received a $11,600 grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.  It was among the 16 Historical and Archival Records Care grants totaling nearly $110, More...

Lincoln Highway Experience to celebrate Martin Luther King Day

The Lincoln Highway Experience is offering two presentations in January to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and better understand what African- Americans experienced over the last century.  More...

Sean Kertes to seek Republican nomination for commissioner

Sean Kertes of Greensburg has announced his candidacy for Westmoreland County Commissioner in the May 21 primary election.  More...

Local & State News

Synagogue honors police who responded to October shooting

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Some of the police officers who responded to the October shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue that killed 11 people are honored at a religious ceremony.  They attended a community-wide meal Saturday night at the Beth Shalom More...

Project gives boost to Tree of Life families

PITTSBURGH (AP) — When Yarns by Design, an Oakmont yarn shop, launched the Tree of Life Afghan Project after a horrific shooting at the Squirrel Hill synagogue to show support for those who worshipped there, the response was overwhelming. More...

Court order in GOP voting rights case upheld

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal appeals court has refused to re-impose restrictions on Republican National Committee voter activities set in motion decades ago by a New Jersey gubernatorial race.  More...

World News

Granddad: Wisconsin girl has no link to suspected kidnapper

MADISON, Wis. More...

Wisconsin kidnapping, killing suspect lived under the radar

GORDON, Wis. More...

Former Obama housing chief Julian Castro joins 2020 campaign

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Assailing President Donald Trump for “a crisis of leadership,” former Obama Cabinet member Julian Castro joined the 2020 presidential race Saturday as the rush of Democrats making early moves to challenge the incumbent More...

Health

Democrats roll out big health care proposals in the states

SEATTLE (AP) — Riding the momentum from November’s elections, Democratic leaders in the states are wasting no time delivering on their biggest campaign promise — to expand access to health care and make it more affordable. More...

Scientists seek ways to finally take a real objective measure of pain in patients

WASHINGTON (AP) — Is the pain stabbing or burning? On a scale from 1 to 10, is it a 6 or an 8? More...

Volunteer day highlights critical impact of nutrition

Pennsylvnia Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller Monday joined Congressman Dwight Evans, State Representatives Donna Bullock, Jason Dawkins, and Isabella Fitzgerald, Health Partners Plans (HPP) President and CEO Bill George, and More...

Entertainment

Kevin Hart’s ‘The Upside’ unseats ‘Aquaman’

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Hart isn’t hosting the Oscars, but he’s got a number one movie. “The Upside,” starring Hart and Bryan Cranston, surpassed expectations to open with $19.6 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. More...

Beautiful! Carole King shows up as herself in Broadway bio

NEWYORK (AP) — Anything can happen in live theater, and audience members seeing “Beautiful,” the life story of Carole King, got a surprise when King appeared in the role of herself to celebrate the show’s fifth anniversary on More...

Big Boi, Travis Scott to join Maroon 5 at Super Bowl

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL on Sunday ended months of uncertainty by officially announcing Maroon 5, Big Boi and Travis Scott as the performers at this year’s Super Bowl halftime show.  More...

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