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Wolf seeks $4.5B capital program paid by Marcellus Shale tax

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. More...

PA tax filing season opens for 2018

Pennsylvania’s tax-filing season opened Monday and the Department of Revenue is reminding taxpayers that they can electronically file their personal income tax returns. The filing deadline to submit 2018 tax returns is April 15.  More...

Reopening of Route 711 bridge in LigonierTwp. delayed

The reopening of the Route 711 bridge in Ligonier Township has been delayed until later this month, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced Thursday .  Work on the structure, which spans Mill Creek, began last April an More...

Was Bigfoot spotted near Hannastown?

Stan Gordon of Greensburg was 10 years old in 1959 when he developed an interest in researching unexplained phenomena, like UFOs. He began investigating incidents after an unknown object allegedly landed in the woods near Kecksburg in December 1965. More...

General News

Julius Campbell, of ‘Remember the Titans’ team, dies at 65

Julius Campbell Jr., a former Virginia high school football star depicted in the movie “Remember the Titans,” has died at age 65.  The Washington Post reports Campbell died Jan. 25 of organ failure. More...

Police chief: Houston drug house raid prompted by mom’s call

HOUSTON (AP) — Police stormed a Houston home in a raid that left five undercover narcotics officers injured in part after receiving a call from a woman who said her daughter had been doing drugs there.  The officers were serving a search w More...

American Legion seeks Pentagon action on NY WWII unknowns

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — American Legion officials are calling on New York lawmakers to request the Pentagon exhume the Long Island graves of sailors killed in a World War II ship explosion in an attempt to identify the fallen servicemen.  More...

Sports

Little ’Cats take WCCA title

Greater Latrobe Junior High’s wrestling team captured the Westmoreland County Coaches Association Tournament title with eight individual champions. The Little Wildcats totaled 302 points, 98 more than the runner-up. More...

GL’s Holler picked to play in prestigious Big 33 Football Classic

Add another honor to the list for Greater Latrobe standout football player Trent Holler.  Holler on Thursday was picked to compete in the 62nd edition of the prestigious Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association Big 33 Football Classi More...

IceCats rout Plum, prepare for showdown with Pine-Richland

A dominating effort carried the Greater Latrobe hockey team into a senior night showdown with the top team in Class AA.  Greater Latrobe routed Plum, 7-0, Thursday at Kirk S. More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

University of Alabama president’s list   Samantha Lynn Saloom of Ligonier was named to The University of Alabama president’s list for fall 2018, the Tuscaloosa campus reported Thursday.  More...

Pitt-Greensburg’s Written/Spoken Series to welcome guest readers Feb. 4

The first reading of the spring 2019 Written/Spoken series foretells great literary happenings when author/tarot expert Brittany Hailer visits Pitt-Greensburg 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, in Village Hall, 150 Finoli Drive, Hempfield Township.  More...

Events of Area Interest

Turkey/Ham Dinner Feb. 16 to aid fire department   Darlington Volunteer Fire Department Ladies’ Auxiliary will hold a Turkey and/or Ham Dinner fundraiser 3 to 6 p.m Saturday, Feb. More...

Bitter, bitter cold gives way to snow, school closings

After back-to-back days off from school because of dangerously low temperatures and sub-zero wind chills, area students got a five-day weekend as districts changed two-hour delays into full-fledged cancellations this morning.  More...

Prothonotary ups fees for filing civil, family court documents

Those filing civil and family court documents in Westmoreland County will pay higher fees to do so beginning today, Feb. More...

A sweetheart

Now that’s pretty sweet! Alyssa Queer, 7, of Ligonier, looks through the heart ice sculpture at the Ligonier Ice Fest last weekend.   More...

Saltsburg man sentenced 20 to 40 years in prison for raping girl

A Saltsburg man convicted in May of repeatedly raping a Delmont girl beginning when she was 10 years old was sentenced Thursday to serve 20 to 40 years in prison.  More...

Live stream of Groundhog Day events Saturday morning

The Pennsylvania Tourism Office will host live coverage of the 133rd Groundhog Day celebration from Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney starting at 5:45 a.m. Saturday, Feb. More...

Local & State News

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Thursday:  THURSDAY NIGHT  Pick 2 1-6, Wild: 0 (one, six; Wild: zero)  Pick 3 4-1-6, Wild: 0 (four, one, six; Wild: zero)  More...

Sprinkler valve was off in nursing home fire that killed four residents

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The main sprinkler valve had been turned off before a 2017 five-alarm fire at a Pennsylvania senior nursing and rehabilitation center that left four residents dead and injured two dozen people, federal investigators said Thu More...

POLICE ROUNDUP

Man accused of DUI in Derry Township   State police at Kiski Valley report a 27-year-old man was accused of DUI following a traffic stop near the intersection of Derbytown Road and Orange Lane in Derry Township at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31. More...

World News

Are school districts going ‘soft’? Cold spell stirs debate

HARTFORD, Conn. More...

Stone heads to court; Mueller cites potential evidence trove

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone is due back in court Friday in the special counsel’s Russia investigation as prosecutors say they have recovered “voluminous and complex” potential evidence in the case, including More...

Trump casts doubt on US-China trade deal hopes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is casting doubt on whether the U.S. and China can reach a comprehensive trade deal to keep a steep tariff increase from kicking in against Beijing in March. More...

Education

Latrobe Lions Students of Month

Latrobe Lions Club December Student of the Month Emma Shaulis accepts her certificate from Lions Club Interim President Bev Marsh. Shaulis is a recipient of the Women in Science Day Award and Scholarship from Seton Hill University.  More...

Ligonier Valley High School honors November Students of Month

Ligonier Valley High School recently announced its Students of the Month for November. More...

DA students in Honors Band

Three Derry Area School District students auditioned for and were accepted to participate in the Seton Hill Youth Honors Band that was held on Saturday, Jan.  More...

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