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Two killed in separate Indiana County crashes

Aman and woman were killed Saturday in two separate crashes in Indiana County.  Christine Pierce, 55, of Indiana was pronounced dead by Indiana County Coroner Jerry Overman Jr. at 10:25 a.m. More...

Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau unveils new 2019 Destination Guide

The Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau (LHVB) has released its 2019 Destination Guide, a revamped 72-page full-color booklet that will serve as the main promotional brochure for tourism information in Fayette, Somerset and Westmoreland counties. More...

General News

House call turns into horse call for police in Minnesota

INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a suburban Minneapolis resident reported a strange intruder in her basement. More...

Police: Man revived after overdose steals, crashes cruiser

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio’s capital city say a man stole a police cruiser just minutes after officers revived him from an overdose.  Columbus police on Friday were searching for the 25-year-old man who crashed the cruiser More...

Accused fertility doc says law protects him from DNA test

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The lawyer for a fertility doctor accused of using his own sperm to impregnate a woman in the 1970s says Vermont law forbids DNA paternity tests for sperm donors. More...

Sports

Bearcats control boards in PAC win vs. Waynesburg

Twelve different players recorded points as the St. More...

HA uses strong first half to defeat Lady Wildcats

A strong first half propelled visiting Hempfield Area to a 77-60 victory against the Greater Latrobe girls’ basketball team during an exhibition game Saturday night. More...

GL’s Kollar leads SVC women to 23-point win overWaynesburg

The St. More...

Lifestyles

WSO ‘Heart Strings’ concert Feb. 16 to feature violinist

Award-winning violinist Chee-Yun will perform Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto as part of Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra’s presentation of “Heart Strings” on Saturday, Feb. More...

Peanut blossom cookies given a more robust peanut flavor BY AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN

Peanut blossom cookies first gained notoriety at the 1957 Pillsbury Bake-Off. They’re simply a peanut butter cookie topped with a Hershey’s Kiss. More...

Joan Chambers Concert Series free concert Feb. 15 at UPG

Internationally renowned soprano Shana Mashego will present a concert featuring Negro spirituals, Christian hymns, and “Art Songs” when she performs for the Joan Chambers Concert Series 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

No injuries reported in Derry Township crash   State police at Kiski Valley report no one was injured when a 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier driven west on Route 22 in Derry Township by Shannon Cramer, 33, of Blairsville swerved off the road and struck More...

State’s school funding fight exits spotlight

Governor, Democrats face opposition from GOP

When Gov. Tom Wolf took office, he told lawmakers that he had a plan to fix Pennsylvania’s system of school funding. More...

Defense: Injury 30 years ago should bar trial in slaying

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A defense attorney says a head injury three decades ago should bar the trial of a western Pennsylvania man in the bludgeoning death of his life-in girlfriend almost five years ago. More...

Havin’ a ball . . .

Julia Kokonaski, 19 months, was practicing her basketball skills during halftime of the Greater Latrobe- Hempfield Area game Saturday evening. More...

EWCTC students help Nikki

Students from Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center (EWCTC), including Alexis Hussey, Amanda White, Lexie Ambrose, Summer Butz, (back row, seated) Corey Deist, Brendyn Spillar, Courtney H More...

Local & State News

2 juveniles killed in crash with semis on snowy interstate

MERCER, Pa. (AP) — Police say two juveniles were killed and two others seriously injured in a weather-related crash on Interstate 80 in western Pennsylvania. More...

Guns detected at Pennsylvania airport checkpoints down in 2018

PITTSBURGH — Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers across Pennsylvania stopped 75 handguns at checkpoints in 2018, a slight decrease from the 80 that were caught in 2017. More...

First-time platelet donors eligible for $20 e-gift card

The American Red Cross has an emergency need for new platelet donors. The Red Cross says type A+ blood is ideal for platelet donation. More...

World News

Negotiations hit snag as shutdown deadline approaches

WASHINGTON (AP) - As the White House refused to rule out the possibility that the federal government may shut down again, negotiators clashed over whether to limit the number of migrants authorities can detain, creating a new hurdle for a border secu More...

Dems’ 2020 field now includes Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota Sen. More...

Warren takes on Trump, says he may not be ‘free’ in 2020

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - Back in Iowa as a full-fledged presidential candidate, Democrat Elizabeth Warren took aim at President Donald Trump on Sunday, saying he “may not even be a free person” by next year’s election.  More...

Health

Tests suggest scientists achieved first ‘in body’ gene editing

Scientists think they have achieved the first gene editing inside the body, altering DNA in adults to try to treat a disease, although it’s too soon to know if this will help.  Preliminary results suggest that two men with a rare disorder More...

FDA questions Juul, Altria commitment to combat teen vaping

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Food and Drug Administration is questioning whether electronic cigarette maker Juul and its new partner Altria are following through on pledges to help reverse the boom in underage vaping. More...

Pea-sized pill delivers insulin shot from inside the stomach

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists figured out how to hide a shot inside a pea-sized pill — creating a swallowable gadget, inspired by a tortoise shell, that can inject medicines like insulin from inside the stomach.  More...

Entertainment

Rap artists and women take center stage at Grammys

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rap artists and women have felt shunned by the Grammy Awards in recent years. But this year, they both took center stage.  More...

‘The Lego Movie 2’ opens No. 1 but everything not awesome

NEWYORK (AP) — “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” was easily the top ticket-seller in theaters over the weekend, but the film’s $35 million opening failed to stack up to its expected haul, according to studio estimates Sunday More...

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