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Conservation district hosting workshop on unpaved driveways

The Westmoreland Conservation District will host a workshop next month in Ligonier Township designed to help property owners with gravel driveways make cost-effective repairs and limit future gravel washouts. More...

General News

Judge dismisses charges over boy’s death on water slide

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A judge has dismissed criminal charges against a Kansas water park owner and the designer of a 17-story slide on which a 10-year-old boy was decapitated in 2016. More...

Ground-breaking electric Chevrolet Volt runs out of juice

DETROIT (AP) — As their company was swirling around the financial drain in the early 2000s, General Motors executives came up with an idea to counter its gas-guzzling image and point the way to transportation of the future: an electric car with a gas More...

Border agents install razor wire at El Paso bridges

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it’s installing coils of razor wire at Texas ports of entry across from Juarez, Mexico, where large groups of migrants wait to seek asylum.  More...

Sports

DA’s Dom DeLuca heads six area wrestlers to qualify for state tourney in Class AA

INDIANA — For the past quarter of a century, there have been two constants in Hershey: chocolate and Derry Area Area wrestlers. More...

SVC captures first-ever PAC women’s basketball championship

It was sweet revenge for the St. Vincent women’s basketball team Saturday night. More...

No. 7 Canon-Mac eliminates No. 2 Wildcats from playoffs

IRWIN — An uncharacteristic performance came at the worst possible time, and it led to an early playoff exit for the Greater Latrobe boys’ basketball team. More...

Lifestyles

Westmoreland Museum of American Art to celebrate Native American art and culture with photo exhibit, events

This spring, visitors to Westmoreland Museum of American Art will experience visual art as well as performances, discussions, and culinary adventures, that explore Native American culture and the effects of colonialism.  More...

Area Church News

Ligonier Valley Association of Churches lists Lenten services   The Ligonier Valley Association of Churches once again will offer these annual Lenten services:  More...

Turning chicken soup into a comforting, nutrient-dense meal

There’s nothing like a bowl of steaming chicken soup when you’re feeling under the weather, or even simply when it’s winter. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Pittsburgh man accused of pulling gun in Salem Twp. traffic incident   More...

High winds wreak havoc through region

Mother Nature delivered a powerful punch to the region on Sunday, as sustained high winds resulted in downed trees and wires and left thousands of residents without power. More...

Rams advance

Ligonier Valley’s Jaxon Ludwig drives in for a layup attempt during Saturday night’s District 6 Class AAA quarterfinal playoff game at Ligonier. The No. More...

Sheriff’s attorney appeals for client’s acquittal

The attorney for Westmoreland County Sheriff Jonathan Held filed a detailed appeal seeking to have the sheriff acquitted, claiming at least six errors were made during his December public corruption trial that ended in a mistrial. More...

Local & State News

Two injured in Fairfield Twp. crash

Two people were injured Sunday morning in a crash on Route 271 in Fairfield Township.  According to Westmoreland County Public Safety officials, the crash occurred shortly after 6 a.m. near Parker Road.  More...

Third time a charm? Wolf’s police fee plan gets new attention

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The latest effort by Gov. More...

A look at state police coverage, by county, in Pennsylvania

All told, residents of 1,710 of Pennsylvania’s 2,561 municipalities rely on the state police to respond to 911 calls either full-time or part-time. Here is a rundown of the percentage of residents in each county who rely on the service:   More...

World News

US and Venezuela opposition to discuss ways to oust Maduro

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States is planning new ways to pressure Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to give up power and other means to provide assistance to the people of the economically devastated South American nation after a weekend effort More...

Unclaimed $1.5B jackpot mystery: Winner died? Ticket lost?

SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Nearly everyone in this small South Carolina town has a theory for the city’s billion-dollar mystery: Who won the $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot announced last October?  More...

Expectations low as Trump looks for win in North Korea summit

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump will head into his second meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un having reframed what would make a successful summit, lowering expectations for Pyongyang’s denuclearization while eager to declare a More...

Health

Many shades of meaning behind concept of ‘Medicare-for-all’

WASHINGTON (AP) — “Medicare-for-all” can mean different things to different people. For some, it’s a single government-run health insurance plan for the whole country. More...

Trump sets up abortion obstacles, barring clinic referrals

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday set up new obstacles for women seeking abortions, barring taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from making abortion referrals. The new policy is certain to be challenged in court. More...

Congress mulls cap on what Medicare enrollees pay for drugs

WASHINGTON (AP) — With health care a top issue for American voters, Congress may actually be moving toward doing something this year to address the high cost of prescription drugs. More...

Entertainment

‘Green Book’ wins best picture at the Oscars in an upset

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The segregation-era road-trip drama “Green Book” was crowned best picture at the 91st Academy Awards on Sunday, handing Hollywood’s top award to a film that some see as a feel-good throwback but that others More...

‘How to Train Your Dragon’ tops Oscar weekend with $55.5M

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” breathed some fire into a slumping box office with a franchise-best $55.5 million debut over Oscar weekend. More...

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