BROCKWAY — If the fishing is good along the Little Toby Creek, students from the Brockway Area Junior-Senior High School may be the reason.

BROCKWAY — Brockway Area Elementary School students got a rare opportunity to play in the dirt and let worms wriggle through their fingers Friday as the first of the district’s composters were…

BROOKVILLE — Januaries in the recent memory of Jefferson County residents were likely drier than last month, according to data from the county Department of Emergency Services’ latest Rain Gau…

DUBOIS — Seniors for Safe Driving will conduct local one-day mature driver improvement refresher courses. Classes are scheduled for Monday, April 8 from 12:30-4 p.m. at Parkside Community Center, DuBois and Friday, June 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Windy Hill Village, Philipsburg.

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Sandy Township Police have filed charges against a 27-year-old DuBois man as a result of a standoff which closed the Oklahoma-Salem Road and all surrounding side streets in the nearby area for…

The Vatican has defrocked a former Roman Catholic priest who is serving a prison term for the sexual assault of two boys in Jefferson County.

ST. MARYS — After trailing by just three points at the half, Brockway was outscored 51-19 in the second half as it was defeated 79-44 by Coudersport in the District 9 Class 2A Quarterfinals at St. Marys Tuesday.

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DuBois Area High School graduate Paul Butler is doing everything he can during the offseason to earn playing time with the Oakland Raiders for the upcoming 2019 season.

After thrilling victories in each of the first two rounds, Ridgway is set to battle Our Lady of Sacred Heart (OLSH) in the PIAA Class 2A quarterfinals Saturday at Oil City High School at 2:30 p.m.

Thanks to glands of the endocrine system like the ovaries, testes, thyroid and hypothalamus, special chemical messengers known as hormones influence the health of our minds and bodies every day — whether it’s basic needs like hunger and movement to more complex systems such as puberty and reproduction. Hormones can also influence our emotions and moods.

As cliché as it may sound, it’s also a fact: Doing good is good for everyone. Altruism is beneficial to your mental health, physical well-being and sense of belonging. A recent study revealed that volunteering for as little as two hours every week can be instrumental to your health. The same study found that out of all the do-gooders who spent their free time helping others 93 percent reported an improved mood, 79 percent reported decreased stress levels and 88 percent felt a boost in their self-esteem.

Rebecca Williamson, a registered dietitian at IRMC, has spent much of her career making sure folks eat so their hearts are healthier. As with most things in life, moderation is the key. But there’s more to keep in mind.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Five extended family members who lived at a ramshackle New Mexico compound where a 3-year-old boy was found dead last year are due in federal court Thursday to face new charges that they plotted attacks on U.S. law enforcement and members of the military.

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's president has sparked an acute diplomatic spat with far-off New Zealand and Australia, referring to a key World War I campaign and the more recent Christchurch mosque shooting as targeting Islam.

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — United Nations appeals judges on Wednesday upheld the convictions of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, and increased his sentence from 40 years to life imprisonment.