February 4, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

Groundhog doesn’t see his shadow, predicting early spring

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) — It may be hard to believe as a large swath of the U.S. More...

Section of Route 30 could be renamed for late Greensburg fire chief

State Sen. Kim Ward, R-Hempfield Township, sponsored a bill set for review by the Senate Transportation Committee this week to rename a section of Route 30 in honor of former Greensburg fire chief J. Edward Hutchinson. More...

General News

Parents of 2 Parkland victims want Pulitzer for local paper

PASADENA, Calif. More...

GM plant closings will hit parts suppliers far and wide

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The sting from a major restructuring at General Motors and its planned closings of five North American factories in the coming months is putting thousands of jobs at auto parts suppliers at stake, as well.  More...

Boy, 4, finds gun and shoots pregnant mom in the face

SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities say a pregnant Washington state woman was shot in the face Saturday by her 4-year-old son after the boy found a loaded, unsecured gun under a mattress.  The King County Sheriff’s Office says the 27-year-old More...

Sports

Rams, PL to meet third time, this one in conference semis

The third meeting between Ligonier Valley and Purchase Line begs the obvious question. How hard is it for one team to defeat another three times in one season? Ligonier Valley is about to find out. Only there’s a little more at stake this go-around. More...

Phillippi, Pletcher rebound for Pitt, Ohio State; Zavatsky records 100th win on mat at Virginia Tech

Respective Derry Area and Greater Latrobe standouts Micky Phillippi and Luke Pletcher got back in the win column for their respective University of Pittsburgh and Ohio State wrestling teams this weekend. More...

Comeback falls short for Bearcats in overtime loss at Westminster

The St. Vincent College men’s basketball team lost its first Presidents’Athletic Conference game of the season, falling at Westminster, 87-80, in overtime Saturday. SVC is now 11-1 in the conference and 18-3 overall. More...

Lifestyles

SHU junior battling cancer amazes with impromptu Cleveland Clinic concert

Erin McElhenny wanted to get some Starbucks and listen to beautiful music when she headed to the lobby of the Cleveland Clinic during her inpatient chemotherapy treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma in January. More...

EcoKids’ Children’s Consignment Sale registration due by Feb. 28

If shopping for your children is running your wallet dry, why not fill it up by earning extra cash while clearing out the clothes and toys they don't use anymore. More...

University of Alabama dean’s list

Hannah Courtney Strathmeyer, a freshman at the University of Alabama, has been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester 2018, according to the Tuscaloosa campus.  To obtain Alabama dean’s list, a student must earn 3.5 GPA (grad More...

Pa. minimum wage may rise, but likely not at levels Wolf projects

HARRISBURG — The countless burger flippers, grocery baggers, shelf stockers, shopping cart wranglers and other minimum wage employees should not expect an immediate 60- percent pay hike just because Gov. More...

Pittsburgh woman killed in Derry Township crash

A Pittsburgh woman died after being ejected from the vehicle in which she was a passenger when it crashed into a utility pole along Route 22 in Derry Township and overturned several times Saturday morning.  Mary Ann Mastriano, 59, was pronounced More...

Voters may be asked to weigh on in victims’ rights this year

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

SAD? St. Vincent College Wellness Center offers light box treatment

Mayo Clinic says cause of disorder unknown

The St. Vincent College Wellness Center recently installed a light box to provide light therapy for those suffering from winter Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). More...

Local & State News

Security guard uses stun gun on man, clothes set on fire

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a man’s clothes burst into flames on a Philadelphia street after a security guard stunned him with a stun gun-style device.  More...

Specious claims dog Pennsylvania’s noncitizen voter search

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two Pennsylvania state lawmakers are making a disputed claim in a long-running, and possibly futile, effort by elections officials to determine how many non-U.S. citizens had registered to vote over the years.  More...

Open your heart and home to a Fresh Air child

Make this Valentine’s Day extra special for your family and give them the gift of friendship with a Fresh Air child.  Each summer, nearly 4,000 New York City children visit suburban, rural and small-town communities along the East Coast fr More...

World News

UAE gives pope pomp-filled welcome ceremony at visit’s start

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Pope Francis received a grandiose, pomp-filled welcome on Monday as he opened his historic visit to the Arabian Peninsula with a meeting with Emirati leaders ahead of an address to faith leaders gathered in a Mu More...

5 die, 2 hospitalized when plane parts hit California house

YORBA LINDA, Calif. More...

Jussie Smollett opens act with emotion: Attackers won’t win

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — “Empire” actor and R&B singer Jussie Smollett has opened a Southern California concert with an emotional speech, saying he had to play the show because he couldn’t let his attackers win.  More...

Health

Science Says: Internet craze behind brain-tingling beer ad

A new Super Bowl commercial aimed to calm frenzied football fans with oddly relaxing images of actress Zoe Kravitz whispering into a pair of microphones and softly tapping on a bottle. More...

PA Dental Association offers helpful tips for choosing a dentist

Finding a qualified dentist that you like and trust may seem like a daunting task. After all, you are searching for someone to be a part of your total health care team. Your oral health is a large part of your overall health. More...

PDA offers poster contest for third-grade students in PA

Third-graders across Pennsylvania will combine oral health education and creativity this February during the Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA)’s annual poster contest in celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM). More...

Entertainment

Review: Maroon 5’s halftime show was basic

There are a number of words you could use to describe Maroon 5’s halftime show performance: Empty. Boring. Basic. Sleepy. Skippable. Unfulfilling. Unnecessary.  More...

‘Glass’ stays at No. 1; ‘Miss Bala’ third

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With the distraction of the Super Bowl, freezing temperatures affecting large portions of North America and only one big new release in theaters in “Miss Bala,” movie going audiences largely took the weekend off f More...

Super Bowl ad winners: Bud Light, Amazon, Microsoft

NEW YORK (AP) — This year some of the Super Bowl ads that grabbed the greatest buzz were surprises, like Bud Light’s “Game of Thrones” teaser. Other crowd-pleasers focused on humor, like Amazon’s take on celebrity product testers. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

No injuries reported in Salem Township hit-and-run   More...

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