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Storms knock out power to thousands; area escapes wrath

While threats of a tornado failed to materialize overnight, severe storms knocked out power to thousands of residents across Pennsylvania. More...

Sunny skies, warm temperatures greet first day of trout season

The weather cooperated with one of the best opening days for trout season on Saturday and this fisherman in the left photo enjoyed wading in the knee-deep Loyalhanna Creek near Ligonier. More...

General News

University of Toledo biologists search rivers for grass carp

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — University biologists in Ohio are scouring streams following tests that confirmed larvae from the invasive Asian grass carp were found for the first time in the Great Lakes watershed.  A crew from the University of Tole More...

GOP states discover a tax hike they have to like: For roads

LANSING, Mich. More...

Clearing forests: No simple solution to California wildfires

CHICO, Calif. (AP) — With nearly 40 million people living in California and development spreading into once-wild regions, some of the state’s best tools toward preventing wildfires can’t be widely used.  More...

Sports

Wildcat girls place third, boys fifth in HA-GL Invitational

The Greater Latrobe track and field teams secured top-three and top-five performances in the sunshine during the annual Hempfield Area-Greater Latrobe Track and Field Invitational held Saturday at Latrobe’s Memorial Stadium. More...

Pens on brink of elimination; Islanders win again, take 3-0 lead in NHL playoff series

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins are quickly learning that the New York Islanders’ impressive performance in the regular season was no fluke. More...

Blue Jackets beat Lightning, up 3-0 in first-round series

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets extended their postseason mastery of the Tampa Bay Lightning, beating the NHL’s best team 3-1 on Sunday night and moving to within a game of sweeping the playoff series. More...

Lifestyles

18 St. Vincent students inducted into Lamda Pi Eta honor society

Eighteen St. Vincent College students were recently inducted into Lambda Pi Eta, the official honor society for the National Communication Association.  More...

National Constitution Center director to speak April 17 at IUP

Jeffrey Rosen, professor of law at The George Washington University Law School and president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, will discuss “Free Speech, the Constitution and the Public University” Wednesday, April 17, at India More...

Church news

Greater Parkview Church bishop to host seven pastors   Bishop Carl E. Jones Sr., host pastor, invites the public to attend his Good Friday service 10 a.m. April 19 in Greater Parkview Church, 103 Westminster Ave., Greensburg. More...

Derry mayor accused of holding teens at gunpoint in park

The mayor of Derry Borough allegedly pointed a handgun at several juveniles following an incident at a borough park Sunday night, according to state police at Kiski Valley.  Troopers were summoned to Derry Community Playground on Broad Street ar More...

Judge overturns Unity Twp. man’s conviction for rape of minor

The conviction of a Unity Township man sentenced to serve up to eight years in prison for raping a teenage girl was overturned Friday by a Westmoreland County judge.  More...

Route 711 north bridge open to traffic in Ligonier Twp.

The Route 711 (North Market Street) bridge, which spans Mill Creek in Ligonier Township, Westmoreland County, reopened to traffic on Friday, April 12. More...

Local & State News

Body of missing man found in Monongahela River

The body of a Monessen man missing since Tuesday was discovered by a dive team Saturday morning in the Monongahela River near the Donora-Monessen Bridge in Rostraver Township, according to the Westmoreland County Coroner’s Office.  More...

Erie, Crawford farm numbers tumble, according to U.S. Census of Agriculture

WATTSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Dean Curtis didn’t need to see the results of the U.S. More...

Police confident of eventual arrest in mall shooting

MONROEVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities are expressing confidence that surveillance images will lead to an arrest in a shooting outside a western Pennsylvania mall that stemmed from a fight between two groups and prompted an evacuation.  More...

World News

Traffic stops by metro Phoenix deputies plunge amid overhaul

PHOENIX (AP) - Traffic stops by sheriff’s deputies in metropolitan Phoenix have dropped by more than half since a federal judge found the department was racially profiling Latinos in then- Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s immigration crackdowns, and More...

Pace of Bering Sea changes startles scientists

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The Yupik Eskimo village of Kotlik on Alaska’s northwest coast relies on a cold, hard blanket of sea ice to protect homes from vicious winter Bering Sea storms.  More...

Morehouse College to begin taking transgender men next year

(AP) — The country’s only all-male historically black college will begin admitting transgender men next year, marking a major shift for the school at a time when higher education institutions around the nation are adopting more welcoming More...

Health

NASA twins study explores space, the final genetic frontier

WASHINGTON (AP) — From his eyes to his immune system, astronaut Scott Kelly’s body sometimes reacted strangely to nearly a year in orbit, at least compared to his Earthbound identical twin — but newly published research shows nothing that would cance More...

Cut melon linked to US salmonella outbreak recalled

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis-based company has issued a recall for melon products sold in 16 states after being linked to a salmonella outbreak.  The U.S. More...

Ground beef likely cause of 6-state food poisoning outbreak

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say ground beef is the likely source of a food poisoning outbreak that has sickened more than 100 people in six states.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday said no specific brand or so More...

Entertainment

‘Shazam!’ bests newcomers with $25.1 million second weekend

NEW YORK (AP) — A rush of newcomers couldn’t shake “Shazam!” from the top spot, as the superhero comedy led the box office for the second straight weekend with $25.1 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. More...

New ‘Star Wars’ film promises ‘The Rise of Skywalker’

“No one is ever really gone,” says the voice of Luke Skywalker in the first teaser trailer for “Star Wars: Episode IX,” which audiences finally learned will be called “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” Friday at a fan event in Chicago. More...

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Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Police investigate check scam  State police at Kiski Valley report troopers are investigating a report of an alleged check scam at 7:09 p.m. Friday, April 12, on Poplar Street in Derry Township involving a 26- year-old Blairsville woman. More...

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