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Unity planners OK small addition to Walmart for online pickup storage

The Unity Township Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended preliminary and final approval for a small building addition to the Walmart store in the Wildcat Commons Plaza.  The approximately 1,200-square-foot addition, to be located on the lef More...

Improvements eyed at Twin Lakes Park nature center

Westmoreland County is seeking bids for improvements to the county’s John F. Laudadio Sr. More...

General News

Report finds few seniors are getting routine memory checkups

WASHINGTON (AP) — Few seniors get their thinking and memory abilities regularly tested during check-ups, according to a new report from the Alzheimer’s Association that raises questions about how best to find out if a problem is brewing.& More...

Court upholds sentence imposed on man who slashed his baby

LANCASTER, Pa. More...

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Tuesday:  TUESDAY NIGHT  Pick 2 5-3, Wild: 0 (five, three; Wild: zero)  Pick 3 8-3-7, Wild: 0 (eight, three, seven; Wild: zero)  More...

Sports

GL, DA wrestlers looking to rely on experience for state tournament

Three returning place-finishers head list of eight from area

Three of them were there last year, and two of those placed. For the other one, it’ll be a first. More...

N.C. high school suspends white player for slur ahead of playoff

CHARLOTTE, N.C. More...

Guentzel’s overtime winner lifts Penguins over Panthers, 3-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The night began with a tribute to Matt Cullen’s longevity. It ended with another sparkling play that highlighted Pittsburgh Penguins teammate Jake Guentzel’s increasingly bright future. More...

Lifestyles

3 St. Vincent seniors recognized with Maria Leonard Book Award

Three St. Vincent College seniors have been named recipients of the Alpha Lambda Delta honor society’s Maria Leonard Book Award, recognizing their “excellent academic achievements over their three-plus years at the college.”  More...

Juniata College fall dean’s list

Juniata College, Huntingdon, Tuesday announced an area student achieved its 2018 fall dean’s list:  Mara Danielle Revitsky of Crabtree, a junior studying European history and English studies.  The Juniata dean’s list recognizes More...

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at ‘Rhythm of Dance’

More than 7 million fans worldwide mark the 20th anniversary of “Rhythm of the Dance!” What could be a better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than to see this world-renowned Irish production? More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

PSP Indiana station releases February report   More...

Update provided on police coverage in Derry Township

The Pennsylvania State Police Kiski Valley barracks became the primary source of Derry Township’s police coverage in January.  During Tuesday’s regular Derry Township Supervisors meeting, Sgt. Ryan L. More...

Derry Twp. Supervisors expect to bid pipe repair project this spring

Vince DeCario, chairman of the Derry Township Supervisors, said on Tuesday that the township is expected to bid out a pipe repair project on Raymond Avenue in April.  “Our engineers are working on it,” DeCario said. More...

LV Library seeks items for Historic Photography Show featuring Idlewild

You can’t beat fun when you check out the 18th Annual Historic Photography Show in the Ligonier Valley Library’s Pennsylvania Room.  A special exhibit, “Memories of Idlewild Park,” will celebrate the history of Ligonier&r More...

Latrobe Art Center to celebrate renovations with open house

Latrobe Art Center will mark renovations to two of its three galleries at a public open house from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

Local & State News

$6.3 million raised for synagogue massacre families, survivors

A $6.3 million fund established after the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre will primarily be split among the families of the dead and survivors of the worst attack on Jews in U.S. history, organizers announced Tuesday.  More...

Lawsuit on ‘takeover’ of Miss America pageant is withdrawn

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A lawsuit claiming “an illegal and bad-faith takeover” of the Miss America Organization was withdrawn Monday for financial reasons, with the pageant responding it proves the “meritless and misguided nature” of the case. More...

Pennsylvania joins lawsuit over Trump’s abortion ‘gag rule’

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

World News

North Korea said to be rebuilding structures at rocket site

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea is restoring facilities at a long-range rocket launch site that it dismantled last year as part of disarmament steps, according to foreign experts and a South Korean lawmaker who was briefed by Seoul’s spy More...

Why a meaningful US-China trade deal could be hard to reach

WASHINGTON (AP) - Under President Donald Trump, America’s trade deficit with China has so far worsened. More...

Cohen’s 4th day of testimony could touch on Russia, finances

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump’s former lawyer is returning to Capitol Hill for a fourth day of testimony as Democrats pursue a flurry of investigations into Trump’s White House, businesses and presidential campaign.  More...

Health

Teen tells Senate why he defied his mom to get vaccinated

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Ohio teen defied his mother’s anti-vaccine beliefs and started getting his shots when he turned 18 — and told Congress on Tuesday that it’s crucial to counter fraudulent claims on social media that scare parents. More...

London man seems to be free of HIV in second such case

SEATTLE (AP) — A London man appears to be free of the virus that causes AIDS after a stem cell transplant, the second success including the “Berlin patient,” doctors reported. More...

Wolf administration reveals Pa. Rural Health Model for hospitals

Pennsylvania Gov. More...

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