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UTPC approves Adelphoi group home expansion

The Unity Township Planning Commission on Tuesday granted final approval for Adelphoi USA to expand a group home along Lloyd Avenue Extension.  More...

Latrobe center serves breakfast to veterans

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General News

Ex-drug task force member pleads ‘no contest’ to leaks

EBENSBURG, Pa. More...

Cops: Mother of 8 shot after argument over money for diapers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police say a single Pittsburgh mother of eight young children was slain when she and her ex-boyfriend — who fathered one of her children — argued over money for diapers and baby wipes.  More...

State police investigating apparent fatal farm accident

UNIONTOWN, Pa. More...

Sports

SVC women look for more success during 2015-16 basketball season

Bearcats open season 7 p.m. Friday at home

After putting together a strong 2014-15 season that included 22 wins and appearance the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Championship game, the St. Vincent women’s basketball team looks for more success. More...

GL’s Mears, LaDuke named to All-Section 1-AAAteam

Two Greater Latrobe girls’ soccer players have been named to the WPIAL All-Section 1-AAA team for this season.  Senior Hannah Mears and junior Abby LaDuke were both named to the WPIAL Section 1- AAAteam as representatives from Greater Latr More...

SVC’s Liboski, Vaughan Honorable Mention All-PAC

In women’s volleyball

The St. More...

Lifestyles

SPECIAL EVENTS FOR VETERANS

‘D-Day: Normandy 1944’ film, breakfast Saturday

Veterans, including World War II service members, will attend a very special event at Carnegie Science Center from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Nov. More...

‘Route 66’ travelogue Monday to aid scholarships

The Greensburg College Club Travelogue Series 2015-16 will continue 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, in the Greensburg Salem High School auditorium.  More...

IUP SEEDS Club’s second annual Seed Swap project Saturday open to community

An Indiana University of Pennsylvania student organization is looking for seeds and stories.  The Strategies for Ecology Education, Diversity and Sustainability (SEEDS) Club of IUP, a student-organized group, will host the second annual Communi More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Trailer pulls down lines, causes other damage   More...

Ligonier Township officials face questions over LTMA sale

Ligonier Township officials continue to face questions from residents concerned about how a potential sale of the township’s municipal authority could affect their water quality and impact their community.  More...

Headliner act for 2016 airshow remains up in the air

Westmoreland County Airport Authority board members still don’t know who will be top draw at the 2016 county airshow, but an answer is coming soon.  Gabe Monzo, the authority’s executive director, said on Tuesday that next year&rsquo More...

Albums collected memories of World War II military

The pages are crumbling after nearly 75 years, and the bindings are no longer intact. More...

Local & State News

Trib Total Media cutting 153 jobs, merging Pittsburgh metro papers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Trib Total Media will lay off more than 150 employees at year’s end and consolidate its three main daily newspapers in the Pittsburgh metro area as part of an ongoing reorganization intended to bolster its digital delive More...

Pennsylvania sales tax could become 2nd highest in nation

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Lawmakers clarify rules for county pension increases

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A bill designed to clarify the rules for cost-of-living increases granted by county pension boards is on its way to Gov. Tom Wolf.  The House voted 191-1 Tuesday to join the Senate in approving the measure.  More...

World News

Ohio hospital found not liable for Facebook post on patient’s STD

CINCINNATI (AP) — A judge has found that a Cincinnati hospital is not liable for a worker’s Facebook post that included a screenshot of a patient’s medical records showing she had a sexually transmitted disease.  More...

Congress defense bill bans moving Guantanamo detainees to US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sent President Barack Obama a $607 billion defense policy bill that he is expected to sign even though he adamantly opposes its ban on moving some Guantanamo Bay detainees to U.S. prisons. More...

VA: Lot to do on eliminating veteran homelessness, claims backlog

WASHINGTON (AP) — Though it has made much progress, the Department of Veterans Affairs is likely to miss its target on two ambitious goals: ending veteran homelessness in 2015 and ending the backlog in disability claims. More...

Health

Move to spur pint-sized medical devices to treat sick kids

WASHINGTON (AP) — Improvise isn’t a word parents want to hear from their kid’s doctor. More...

Big study suggests steep drop in needless heart procedures

CHICAGO (AP) — Fewer heart patients are getting inappropriate angioplasties, a new study suggests.  The analysis showed overuse of the common procedure to open clogged heart arteries has declined dramatically since 2009 guidelines, which w More...

Teen obesity surgery benefits last at least 3 years

The largest, longest study of teen obesity surgery shows huge weight loss and health gains can last at least three years, and many say it’s worth the risks.  More...

Entertainment

‘Concussion’ movie delivers hard hit to NFL

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Concussion” delivers a hard hit to the NFL as it deals with data linking repeated blows to the heads of its players to dementia and a host of other problems.  More...

Springsteen, Jon Stewart among guests at benefit concert

NEWYORK (AP) — Military service members were the guests of honor at the 9th annual Stand Up for Heroes benefit concert. More...

Charlie Brown actor pleads guilty to making criminal threat

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former child actor who was the voice of Charlie Brown in beloved “Peanuts” TV specials has pleaded guilty to making criminal threats.  Fifty-nine-year-old Peter Robbins of Oceanside entered pleas Tuesday. More...

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