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Gov. Wolf: No new taxes needed for proposed state budget

HARRISBURG — No new taxes would be required for $34.1 billion state general fund budget proposed Tuesday by Gov. Tom Wolf. More...

Increased state funding for school districts key piece of Pa. budget plan

HARRISBURG — Increased state funding for Pennsylvania’s 500 public school districts was the highlight of Gov. More...

Man subdued with Taser, charged with drug offenses in Youngstown

State police subdued a Unity Township man with a Taser after he allegedly became combative with four troopers during a traffic stop in Youngstown and found multiple types of drugs and drug paraphernalia in his possession.  More...

General News

Police get in snowball fight with youths during snowstorm

DUVALL, Wash. (AP) — Police grabbed a tactical shield and engaged in some fun as a major winter storm blanketed parts of Washington state.  More...

White House: Hysteria over Trump presidency spurred subpoena

NEW YORK (AP) — Afederal subpoena seeking documents from Donald Trump’s inaugural committee is part of “a hysteria” over the fact that he’s president, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said on Tuesday. More...

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Tuesday: TUESDAY NIGHT Pick 2 0-4, Wild: 1 (zero, four; Wild: one) Pick 3 5-4-9, Wild: 1 (five, four, nine; Wild: one) More...

Sports

Rams take care of Purchase Line again, reach Heritage Conference title game for third straight year

Face West Shamokin Friday at Indiana University of Pennsylvania

As a player at Ligonier Valley, back when he was throwing in threes from everywhere in the late 1980s, John Berger never got nervous before a basketball game. But he does now as the head coach at his alma mater. More...

Lady ’Cats rout Uniontown, qualify for WPIAL playoffs

A 15-point home loss against Woodland Hills one night earlier didn’t bother the Greater Latrobe girls’ basketball team. The Lady Wildcats rebounded in a big way the next night and qualified for the WPIAL Class 5A playoffs. More...

Chiefs fan banned over claims he pointed laser at Brady

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have instituted a lifetime ban against a fan accused of flashing a laser at New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during last month’s AFC championship game.  More...

Lifestyles

California University of Pennsylvania lists August and December 2018 graduates

California University of Pennsylvania Monday announced its August and December 2018 graduation list.  Both undergraduate (UG) and graduate students (GR) are listed. More...

WSO Young Artists Competition Winners’ Recital Feb. 10

The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra and co-presenter Seton Hill University this week announced that the 2019 Young Artists Competition Winners’ Recital will take place 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. More...

University of Alabama graduate

Zoey Zelmore of Mount Pleasant has received a bachelor of arts degree from The University of Alabama, the Tuscaloosa campus reported Tuesday.  UA awarded some 2,065 degrees during its fall 2018 commencement Dec. 15.   More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

PSP Indiana Station issues January activity report   More...

Derry Twp. Supervisors request state grant for new fire station

The Derry Township Supervisors, at Tuesday’s regular meeting, requested a grant from the state to construct a new fire station for Derry Township Volunteer Fire Department Co. No. 1 at Bradenville.  More...

Work expected to be completed this year on pipe, retention ponds

Vince DeCario, chairman of the Derry Township Supervisors, said on Tuesday that work is expected to be completed this year on two separate long-standing township projects — a pipe repair on Raymond Avenue and two retention ponds between Industrial Bo More...

Unity planners table residential development subdivision plan

The Unity Township Planning Commission on Tuesday tabled preliminary approval of a subdivision plan for a proposed residential development off Route 30 East, citing a number of pending items. More...

Stage Right set on breaking a world record

Stage Right School for the Performing Arts will be producing a special show on March 9 at Palace Theatre in Greensburg. If you’re looking for details of what’s on stage that evening, you’ll have to wait until 5:30 a.m. More...

Fallen St. Clair Twp. officer’s belongings to be returned to widow

Personal belongings of St. More...

Local & State News

University of Pennsylvania hospital patient being tested for Ebola

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A patient is being tested for Ebola at a hospital in Philadelphia, although officials don’t believe the patient has the potentially deadly illness.  Penn Medicine says preliminary testing at the Hospital of the Un More...

Highlights of Gov. Tom Wolf’s state budget proposal for Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Highlights of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s spending plan for the 2019-20 budget year that starts July 1:  THE BIG PICTURE  More...

State police adopt policy on dealing with foreign nationals

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania state police have adopted a new policy to govern troopers’ interaction with foreign nationals, after criticism the officers were acting as an informal arm of immigration enforcement.  More...

World News

Analysis: Wary of probes, Trump aims at 2020 with Dem offer

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address had a proposition for Democrats: Set aside investigations and make deals instead. More...

In Democratic response, Abrams sharply rebukes Trump

ATLANTA (AP) - Stacey Abrams harnessed the frustration of Democrats on Tuesday with a sharp rebuke of President Donald Trump for abandoning working Americans and fomenting partisan and cultural discord. More...

Is Kim Jong Un really ready to make a deal?

TOKYO (AP) - President Donald Trump used his biggest stage of the year to announce he will hold his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.  More...

Health

Chronic pain given as top reason for using medical marijuana

Chronic pain is the most common reason people give when they enroll in state-approved medical marijuana programs.  That’s followed by stiffness from multiple sclerosis and chemotherapy-related nausea, according to an analysis of 15 states More...

Separating facts from fiction regarding organ donation

(Metro) — Organ donation is overwhelmingly supported by the adult population of the United States. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 95 percent of adults in the United States support organ donation. More...

Symptoms of heart valve disease

(Metro) — Heart disease is a blanket term that includes a variety of conditions and illnesses. Heart valve disease is one such condition that poses a significant threat, a threat that many people are unaware of. More...

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