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Teen accused of threatening school shooting at Wendover Middle School

A13-year-old boy was charged with making terroristic threats and held in the Westmoreland County Juvenile Detention Center after he allegedly made written and verbal threats Monday about shooting students at Wendover Middle School in the Hempfield Ar More...

Urged on by Trump, GOP to fight Pennsylvania’s district map

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

General News

Toy makers turn to the toilet for poop-inspired toys

NEWYORK (AP) — Toy makers have gone to the toilet for their latest creations.  Mattel, a company best known for its clean-cut Barbie dolls, is set to release a game called Flushin’ Frenzy that sends a brown plastic poop flying into t More...

Parents of fraternity pledge file civil suit over his death

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The parents of a Florida State University fraternity pledge who died of alcohol poisoning after a party have filed a civil suit against those who have a connection in their son’s death.  More...

Stephen King in tweet slams congressman as ‘NRA sweetheart’

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Author Stephen King on Tuesday called a Maine congressman an “NRAsweetheart” for receiving thousands of dollars from the gun rights advocacy group. More...

Sports

Defense keys Lady Wildcats’ WPIAL Class 6A first-round basketball playoff win over Shaler Area

Advance to quarterfinals against No. 3 seed Bethel Park

PLUM BORO — They had a grand total of 10 points between them. More...

Bearcats upset by Geneva in quarterfinals of PAC playoffs

A program accustomed to deep postseason runs, the St. More...

Tyrone Area ousts Lady Rams from district playoffs

LV’s Petrof reaches career scoring milestone in loss

TYRONE — Lexie Petrof reached a milestone she’s worked her entire career for Tuesday night in the first round of the District 6 Class AAA girls’ basketball playoffs, but she came up two points short of one she wanted much more.  More...

Lifestyles

Area IUP students qualify for fall 2017 dean’s list

Indiana University of Pennsylvania Tuesday released the names of students from Westmoreland and Indiana counties who attained the fall 2017 dean’s list at IUP.  Students achieve IUP dean’s list status when they are full-time (12 or m More...

Wheaton College dean’s list

Wheaton College student Anni Kenyon of Ligonier was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2017 semester, the Wheaton, Illinois, campus reported Monday.  To earn dean’s list honors at Wheaton, an undergraduate student must carry 12 or More...

Elizabethtown College dean’s list

Elizabethtown College, Lancaster County, Tuesday announced the names of students whose “outstanding academic performances” have earned them the recognition of being included on the fall 2017 dean’s list.  More...

Greater Latrobe School Board votes to sell current LES to Latrobe-based Robindale Energy Services Inc.

Greater Latrobe School Board members voted during Tuesday’s regular meeting to enter into an agreement with Robindale Energy Services Inc., a locally-based company, for the sale of the current Latrobe Elementary School.  More...

Latrobe zoning board OKs variance for Excela parking lot

The Latrobe Zoning Hearing Board on Tuesday approved a variance request from Excela Health Latrobe Hospital for a plan to construct a new parking lot across the street from the hospital.  More...

Laurie Golobish hired as GL director of pupil services

Last month, the Greater Latrobe School Board approved the retirement of Dr. Lucinda Soltys, the district’s longtime director of pupil services.  Officials didn’t have to look far to find a replacement.  More...

Local & State News

Grocer Albertsons eyes Rite Aid deal in health care push

The owner of Safeway and other grocery brands is buying the drugstore chain Rite Aid as retailers continue to plunge deeper into health care and adjust to swiftly changing shopping habits.  More...

Fox News personality Jeanine Pirro fined for driving 95 mph

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Bicyclist blames Waze for directing him into Lincoln Tunnel

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City bicyclist delivering Chinese food is blaming the Waze navigation app for directing him into the busy Lincoln Tunnel, where bikes are banned.  APort Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman says 19-year More...

World News

Trump says more must be done to protect children

WASHINGTON (AP) - As a grieving Florida community demanded action on guns, President Donald Trump on Tuesday directed the Justice Department to move to ban devices like the rapid-fire bump stocks used in last year’s Las Vegas massacre. More...

15-year-old shot 5 times protecting classmates from gunfire

PARKLAND, Fla. More...

Florida shooting survivors in capital, demand action on guns

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. More...

Health

Addicted seniors a serious problem: Opioid use among the older population

The public is quickly learning that drug abuse goes beyond the illegal substances that are purchased on the street. Abuse of drugs extends to the prescription medications sitting in many medicine cabinets.  More...

How to administer a drug test

When dealing with a friend or family you suspect might be using drugs drug testing is one of the few ways to get a definite answer. More...

Stuck in an opioids crisis, officials turn to acupuncture

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Marine veteran Jeff Harris was among the first to sign up when the Providence VA hospital started offering acupuncture for chronic pain.  “I don’t like taking pain medication. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Police investigating theft from Unity Township Walmart   More...

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