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Gov. Wolf calls for tougher gun laws after synagogue shooting

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — With family members of gun violence victims by his side, Gov. More...

St. Vincent student club introduces environmental awareness cups

Plastic waste is one of the largest problems modern society faces, posing a threat to ecosystems on both land and sea. Because of this, one student organization at St. More...

General News

Food industry sway over public health gets new scrutiny

NEW YORK (AP) — The tweet from a group that finances development in Latin America was direct: Sodas do not offer beauty or joy, just a lot of sugar. There was one problem for the organization. Coca-Cola was a funder. More...

Vandals hit New Mexico school with vegetable oil

EUNICE, N.M. More...

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Tuesday: TUESDAY NIGHT Pick 2 6-1, Wild: 3 (six, one; Wild: three) Pick 3 0-9-6, Wild: 3 (zero, nine, six; Wild: three) More...

Sports

Sharp-shooting Trojans defeat Yough, win fourth straight

The Derry Area boys’ basketball team made the playoffs for the first time in more than a decade, but that doesn’t mean the job is finished. More...

Wildcats nip Falcons, clinch section title

Winning a section title isn’t supposed to be easy, and the Connellsville Area boys basketball team did everything in its power to keep Latrobe from clinching the Section 3-6A crown on Tuesday at Connellsville High School. More...

Cold temps lead to sports cancellations

As expected, projected sub-zero temperatures in the region are affecting this week’s high school sports schedule.  Ligonier Valley’s home District 6 Heritage Conference boys’ basketball games — junior high, junior varsity More...

Lifestyles

St. Vincent commemoration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. culminates with dinner celebration

On Tuesday, Jan. 22, more than 200 people attended the 2019 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Dinner in the Fred M. Rogers Center, hosted by the St. Vincent office of multicultural student life and the SVC Uniting All People Club.  More...

Student poets invited to enter Ligonier Valley Writers’ 28th annual Poetry Contest

Ligonier Valley Writers’ 28th annual Student Poetry Contest for poets in grades four through 12 is now open to submissions. Cash prizes will be awarded at all grade levels in different forms of poetry, from haiku to free verse to rhymed forms. More...

Make hearty chicken/sausage gumbo without all the work

This classic New Orleans specialty is built on a roux — a cooked mixture of fat and flour that must be stirred constantly, sometimes for an hour or more, until it is deep brown.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

No injuries reported in Salem Township crash   More...

Lost and Found Pets page gets 20,000 members

Last week, the Westmoreland County, PA, Lost and Found Pets Facebook page had reached 20,000 members.  It’s a milestone that founder and page administrator Elizabeth Couch Nordstrom of Rector never expected to happen when she started the g More...

Derry Twp. man sentenced to probation for string of 2017 charges

A Derry Township man accused of threatening a district judge, attempting to break into another man’s home and falsely reporting a handgun stolen was sentenced to six years on probation after pleading guilty Tuesday in three separate cases.  More...

Polar vortex descends on region; hundreds of school closures

The polar vortex that brought a mass of Arctic air into the Midwest has expanded eastward, bringing brutal cold, sub-zero wind chills and hundreds of school closings. More...

Veterans Outreach Vans now available for 2019 events

The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) is headquartered in Lebanon County, but its ability to reach the state’s nearly 800,000 veterans and their families extends to every county across the commonwealth thanks to its two More...

Local & State News

Report outlines ways to make Pennsylvania voting more secure

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

DMVA active in 2018 supporting veterans, state, nation

In 2018, the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) experienced a strong year fulfilling its dual mission of supporting nearly 800,000 Pennsylvania veterans and providing safety and security for the commonwealth and the natio More...

Don White, GOP state senator, leaving seat in middle of term

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A five-term Republican state senator from western Pennsylvania says he’s leaving his seat with two years left in his term.  Sen. More...

World News

Lawmakers hopeful of agreement that would prevent shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) - Capitol Hill negotiators are hopeful of an agreement as they officially kick off talks on a homeland security spending bill that is trapped in a stalemate over President Donald Trump’s long-stalled border wall.  More...

McConnell wants border security deal without ‘dysfunction’

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday criticized both tactics that President Donald Trump has threatened to wield if congressional bargainers fail to craft a border security deal he supports: triggering a fresh governmen More...

Israel leader scorned for wooing Holocaust-distorting allies

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s warm welcome to Lithuania’s prime minister marks his latest embrace of an eastern European leader who has offered strong political support while promoting a distorted image of t More...

Health

AP Exclusive: US Nobelist was told of gene-edited babies

Long before the claim of the world’s first gene-edited babies became public, Chinese researcher He Jiankui shared the news with a U.S. Nobel laureate who objected to the experiment yet remained an adviser to He’s biotech company. More...

After the overdose: A family’s journey into grief and guilt

LA QUINTA, Calif. More...

GOP senator pledges insulin probe as Congress holds hearings

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Republican lawmaker said Tuesday he plans to investigate spikes in the price of insulin for people with diabetes as Congress opened hearings on the high cost of prescription drugs. More...

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