February 5, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

Derry man charged with DUI in crash that injured motorcyclist

State police at Greensburg charged a Derry man with DUI in connection with an October crash that seriously injured a Blairsville motorcyclist.  More...

5 things to watch for in Pa. governor’s budget plan

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf will pitch the first budget proposal of his second term to lawmakers Tuesday, and the Democrat can be expected to seek more money for education in a plan expected to exceed $33 billion. More...

General News

SVC Chinese New Year celebration set for tonight

St. Vincent College (SVC)’s James and Margaret Tseng Loe China Studies Center will host its annual Chinese New Year celebration today, Feb. 5, in the Robert S. Carey Student Center.  More...

Officials launch ice guessing contest on Vermont lake

NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — Vermont officials have launched their annual contest to guess how long the ice will last on Lake Memphremagog. More...

Super Bowl reaches 100.7 million people, down from 2018

PASADENA, Calif. More...

World News

Federal prosecutors subpoena Trump’s inaugural committee

NEW YORK (AP) - Federal prosecutors in New York issued a subpoena Monday seeking documents from Donald Trump’s inaugural committee, furthering a federal inquiry into a fund that has faced mounting scrutiny into how it raised and spent its money. More...

Asia welcomes Year of the Pig with banquets, temple visits

BEIJING (AP) - Asia welcomed the lunar Year of the Pig on Tuesday with visits to temples, family banquets and the world’s biggest travel spree. Celebrations took place throughout the region, from Beijing and Seoul to Hanoi and Singapore. More...

Plane breaks apart over Southern California neighborhood; 5 killed

YORBALINDA, Calif. More...

Sports

Cold-shooting stretch dooms Lady ’Cats in lost to Woodland Hills

The Greater Latrobe girls’ basketball team got off to a strong start in Monday night’s crucial section battle at home against Woodland Hills, but as the Lady Wildcats went cold offensively for nearly two full quarters, and the Wolverines took advanta More...

’Cats nearly lose large fourth-quarter lead, escape with two-point win at Norwin

IRWIN — Greater Latrobe boys’ basketball coach Brad Wetzel hopes the Wildcats learned an important lesson on their way to another section championship. More...

Trojans fall to hot-shooting Knoch despite solid night from floor, 78-61

It was an impressive night of shooting for the Derry Area boys’ basketball team. Just not good enough. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Greensburg man charged with pot possession in Burrell Township   More...

Derry officials hope officer’s close call with fentanyl leads to more state aid

A Derry Borough police officer was hospitalized this week after a close encounter with fentanyl, a dangerous situation that borough officials hope leads to the police force being equipped with anti-opioid overdose medication naloxone. More...

Sheriff’s retrial likely to be delayed until after May primary

The retrial of Westmoreland County Sheriff Jonathan Held likely won’t occur until after the May 21 primary election after an appeal by Held’s attorney to the state Superior Court seeking the reversal of a judge’s refusal to dismiss the charges follow More...

Struzzi takes over Reed position

HARRISBURG — State Rep. James Struzzi, a Republican from White Township, Indiana County, has been in office only five weeks, yet he has been appointed to the prestigious House Appropriations Committee. More...

Push resumes to recognize official Pennsylvania amphibian

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Local & State News

American Trauma Society, PA Division observes Burn Awareness Week

Every year, the first week of February marks Burn Awareness Week. 2019’s theme is scald burn injuries. More...

Police seek suspects

State police at Greensburg report a woman and man, seen in these surveillance photos, are suspected of stealing a Greensburg woman’s credit cards and using them to purchase items between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Jan. 24.  More...

Gas driller backs off demand to have Dimock man thrown in jail

MONTROSE, Pa. (AP) — Agas driller backed off its demand Monday to have a Pennsylvania homeowner thrown in jail after he agreed to talk to the company’s lawyers next month. More...

Editorial

Pennsylvania’s failure to oversee cyber charter schools has wide consequences

The majority of cyber charter schools in the state are operating with expired charters. More...

Grammar Guy

Do it anyway

I think we have a strong, American impulse that tells us to do something despite someone else’s warning to not do that very thing.  I’m sure someone cautioned motorcycle stuntman Evel Knievel not to attempt jumping over a box of 50 r More...

When it comes to cybersecurity, states are the weak link

COMMENTARY

Every year, we receive the same news: Cyber threats against the United States are on the rise. This year, though, we have some good news: Federal government officials are finally taking these threats seriously. More...

Lifestyles

St. Vincent to host symposium on ‘...Hate Crimes’; RSVP needed

The St. Vincent College criminology department will host a symposium titled “The Face of Hate: The Investigation and Prosecution of Hate Crimes” 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, in the Fred M. Rogers Center on the Unity Township campus.  More...

PCT: Pittsburgh Humanities Festival March 22-24

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and the Humanities Center at Carnegie Mellon University announce the complete programming lineup for the fourth annual Pittsburgh Humanities Festival, which takes place March 22 – 24, in locations throughout the Cu More...

Nemacolin bus trip deadline today

West Newton Center for Active Adults, 103 E Main St., West Newton, PA 15089, Monday announced it is accepting reservations (724-872-4976) for opportunities for lunch and a bus trip — Monday, Feb. 11, and Thursday, Feb. More...

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