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Kennametal names Byrnes Jr. industrial segment leader

Kennametal Inc. announced Friday that its board of directors elected Charles (Chuck) M. Byrnes Jr. to the position of vice president and executive vice president of the Industrial business segment, effective Dec. 7.  More...

Sage’s Army meeting set Dec. 10

Ronald Lash, of Tuff Luv Intervention, will speak at the next Sage’s Army meeting, scheduled 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. More...

Send in your letters to Santa

Hey kids, does Santa know if you have been naughty or nice?  Well, don’t take a chance that he will have the wrong information about you this Christmas season.  Don’t wait until it is too late! More...

General News

Spoiler alert: ‘Jeopardy!’ crowns tournament champion

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There’s a new “Jeopardy!” champion to add to the quiz show history books.  Alex Jacob, a currency trader from Chicago, won the $250,000 top prize on the syndicated TV show’s “Tournament of C More...

Stuck waiting: Ground delays at U.S. airports on the rise

NEW YORK (AP) — On a recent morning, Delta Air Lines Flight 435 pushed back early from the gate at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. More...

Fox: We’re ignoring overnight TV ratings

NEW YORK (AP) — The Fox network said Friday it will no longer distribute measurements of how many people watch their programs on the night they are first broadcast, reasoning that they are a poor reflection of how television is experienced thes More...

Sports

Three Lady Wildcats named WPIALAll-Section in volleyball

Three Greater Latrobe players — Noelle Carota, Aleisha Stas and Terese Mihalcin — have been named to the WPIAL All-Section 1- AAA girls’ volleyball team for the 2015 season.  Carota was a First Team selection, and Stas picked t More...

Bearcats fall to Hood in Frostburg State championship game

The St. Vincent College men’s basketball team dropped a 75-72 decision to Hood (Md.) in Sunday’s Frostburg State (Md.) Invitational championship game. More...

Sanmartin scores 16 in SVC women’s victory over Stevenson

Sophomore Babette Sanmartin scored a career best 16 points as St. More...

Lifestyles

WSO, Laurel Ballet to present ‘The Nutcracker’ Dec. 12-13

The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra presents three performances of the holiday classic “The Nutcracker” featuring the Laurel Ballet on Saturday, Dec. 12, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 13, at 2 p.m. in the Palace Theatre, Greensburg. More...

Classic Stuffing

Go stuff it! Or not. Either way, this stuffing is delicious

To brine or not to brine? High heat or low and slow? Jellied or whole berry? And of course, to stuff or not to stuff?  They are, of course, the perennial Thanksgiving debates. So let us give you a little clarity this year. More...

For Thanksgiving

Making perfect mashed potatoes, whether plain or gussied up

Are you the sort of person who insists that Thanksgiving mashed potatoes can only be served straight up buttery, or are you willing to allow room for a little creative adulteration in the name of bigger, bolder flavor?  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

$30,000 cash stolen from Saltsburg man A safe containing approximately $30,000 in cash was stolen between 3:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, from the residence of David Kocher, 59, of 3464 Route 819 in Salem Township. More...

Thinking spring

Already thinking spring, Madison Sloan, Amelia King, Scotty King, Katy Achhammer and Josiah Morcheicl, school-age students ages 5-12 at Latrobe Kinder-Schull, along with lead teacher Erin Schellenber More...

World-renowned sculptor: Inspiration came from ‘The God of surprises’

Timothy P. Schmalz worked days on end in a disturbing silence in his studio with his mind racing back to “everything horrible” he had done in the past 25 years. More...

Man charged with cruelty to animals in dog strangulation

IRWIN, Pa. More...

Classic cars wanted to rev up City of Latrobe parade on Friday

There’s already a wish list for the parade that is part of the City of Latrobe’s First Annual Neighborhood Christmas.  Latrobe Police Community Service Officer Beth Straka said that ever since the announcement was made, she has been More...

Local & State News

Fight over who pays for public schools heads to Senate

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Senate is juggling a long-simmering fight over who pays for public schools just as Gov. Tom Wolf and top lawmakers appear to be struggling to hold together the skeleton of a budget deal that’s five months late. More...

DA appeals judge’s refusal to step down in fatal arson

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Prosecutors have appealed a judge’s refusal to step down from the retrial of a man charged with setting a fire that killed three Pittsburgh firefighters two decades ago. More...

Amish man runs marathon in traditional slacks and suspenders

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — An Amish man turned heads as he whizzed by fellow runners at a recent marathon — not because of his speed but because of his unusual racing attire. More...

World News

Belgium police arrest 16, Paris fugitive still at large

BRUSSELS (AP) - Belgian police carried out raids throughout the tense capital, detaining 16 people as the city remained locked down under high alert Monday. More...

Pfizer, Allergan combining in $160 billion deal

(AP) — Pfizer and Allergan will join in a $160 billion deal to create the world’s largest drugmaker. The transaction is valued at $363.63 per Allergan share. More...

Mideast chaos, violence won’t end with IS defeat

WASHINGTON (AP) - The chaos and violence gripping the Middle East are not likely to evaporate even if the forces arrayed against the Islamic State group manage to crush the brutal army and its drive to establish an Islamic caliphate in Iraq and Syria More...

Health

Born with no voice, boy talks with new voice box

Grant Hasse was born with two very rare conditions — one that’s usually fatal, the other that should have left him unable to talk. More...

Lab-grown vocal cords offer hope of treating disorders

WASHINGTON (AP) — From mom’s comforting croon to a shout of warning, our voices are the main way we communicate and one we take for granted unless something goes wrong. More...

Using sight and sound to trigger dementia patients’ memories

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — From the antique cast-iron stove in the kitchen to the ancient wood-paneled radio in the living room, the decor in The Easton Home comes straight out of the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s.  More...

Entertainment

1D wins big at AMAs, Dion pays tribute to Paris victims

One Direction might have debuted at No. More...

Band member: People hid in dressing room during Paris attack

NEW YORK (AP) — Two members of the Eagles of Death Metal band tell VICE that several people hid in their dressing room during the deadly terrorist attack in Paris last week.  The U.S. More...

‘Hunger Games’ opens to $101 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Mockingjay — Part 2,” the final “Hunger Games” film, soared to a $101 million opening in its first weekend in theaters, according to Rentrak estimates Sunday.  More...

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