With the words “touch down confirmed,” Mission Control in Houston erupted in a frenzy of elation and relief, as Land Rover “Curiosity” settled safely on the surface of Mars.
Dutifully executing its complex flight control software, the Mars Science Laboratory silently raced toward its target Sunday, picking up speed as it closed in for a 13,200-mph plunge into the Red Planet’s atmosphere and an action-packed seven-minute descent required a rocket-powered “sky crane” to lower the one-ton nuclear-powered rover to the surface. It went off without a hitch.
Emergency crews were called to the scene of a warehouse fire in Butler County Friday afternoon.
Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum remained resolute in his pursuit of the Republican nomination in the presidential race Tuesday night, after former Governor Mitt Romney swept three primaries.
Mars was trying to become just the fourth team in the “modern era” of western PA high school hockey to win four Penguins Cups in a row, but Quaker Valley’s defense shut down the Planets for its first title in four years.
Monday is a big night for Penguins Cup hopefuls in Class AAA. Last Tuesday was a big night for one in Class A, but we think the race in that classification is far from over…
The community is reacting to news a man used an elaborate ploy on Facebook to make sexual contact with young girls.
Once again, the Class A silver medalists bowed to the defending champs. But they weren’t just beaten by one man on Tuesday…they were beaten by three.
Justin Sabilla is leading Chartiers Valley while seizing control of the Class AA scoring race, and the female All-Star goaltender he played against recently might be a harbinger of high school hockey’s future in western Pennsylvania…
We recap the All-Star games, salute the December Players of the Month, and see what Canon-McMillan’s chances are of ending the regular season undefeated…
Players who juggle high school hockey with their travel teams have their work cut out for them, but a key member of Mars’ state championship team believes it can be a big help too.
We look at how this year’s PIHL Outdoor Charity Series will impact the standings, and we examine the tight AAA-Sec. 2 race, which will become even tighter for at least one team…
Police say the same man is responsible for two robberies in communities north of Pittsburgh. The most recent incident happened 10 p.m. Sunday at the 7-Eleven in Pine Township.
Despite significant graduation losses, the Planets proved they’re still the team to beat in PIHL Class A last week.
Three-time Penguins Cup champion and two-time state champ Mars will try to stay perfect as it takes on one of the few teams to match up well with the Planets in recent years.