December 1, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

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...

Court says UPMC must keep cheaper rates in Medicare plans

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

LHHC Yuletide Open House Dec. 2-4

If you’re looking for a way to get into the Christmas spirit, you’re in luck: The Lincoln Highway Yuletide Open House will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Dec. 2-4, at the Lincoln Highway Experience, 3435 Route 30 East, Unity Township.  More...

General News

Minnesota Salvation Army kettle gets $500,000 check

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — This is one check the Salvation Army is counting on to clear.  Salvation Army officials in Minnesota and North Dakota say a couple dropped a $500,000 check into a red kettle outside a Cub Foods in suburban Minneapolis on More...

Grand Canyon seeks changes as more visitors use backcountry

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. More...

Sheriff: Man clocked over 110 mph twice in 5 months on I-20

CAMDEN, S.C. (AP) — Authorities in South Carolina say a man has racked up his second charge in five months for driving drunk at speeds of more than 100 mph on the same highway.  More...

Editorial

Put election reform in voters’ hands

The popularity of unconventional political outsiders like Donald Trump and Ben Carson is said to be a result of voters’ disaffection with politics and governance as usual.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Pennsylvania budget fight’s bottom line, as usual — taxes

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Lifestyles

Westmoreland Symphony ‘Home for the Holidays’ Dec. 19; tickets on sale

Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra will present its annual “Home for the Holidays” concert of choral and instrumental holiday music 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, in the Palace Theatre, Greensburg.  More...

SVC English professor gives presentations at conference in Arizona

Michelle Gil-Montero, associate professor of English at St. More...

Blood donation opportunities through Dec. 15 in area

The American Red Cross encourages individuals and organizations to give something that means something this winter by making a lifesaving blood donation or hosting a blood drive.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Driver alleged to be under the influence of heroin  State police at Indiana report at 11:30 p.m. Oct. 30, Jacob Keltz, 18, was stopped by police and found to be under the influence of heroin. More...

Latrobe council approves $400K sale of athletic field property to GLSD

Latrobe City Council voted unanimously Monday night to approve the sale of the 5th Ward Playground/Old Athletic Field property on Lincoln Avenue to the Greater Latrobe School District for $400,000.  The school district previously has explained t More...

Judge Regoli bows out, will not seek re-election

Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas Judge David Regoli announced on Monday that he will not seek a recount of November’s general election results.  Regoli, a Democrat, and GOP candidate Tim Krieger, were separated by 111 votes, accor More...

Police called back to site of officer’s death for reported suicide attempt

Not long after a St. More...

Real reindeer

If you were in town last Friday afternoon for the first annual Latrobe Neighborhood Christmas, you may have been surprised to see “Holly” and “Olive” from Living Treasures Ani More...

Local & State News

Thanksgiving break ends with budget stalemate still in place

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Talks between Gov. Tom Wolf and top lawmakers continued Monday as the Thanksgiving break ended, but there was scant detail and a lot of silence about how they intended to end a five month old budget stalemate. More...

More NE casinos, more closures in Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Wall Street firm predicts a new wave of casino expansion in the Northeastern U.S. will lead to more casino closings in Atlantic City. More...

AG Kane to name special prosecutors in porn email scandal

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is about to reveal her next step in an investigation into the exchange of pornography and other objectionable content in emails by prosecutors, judges and others found on state-own More...

World News

World leaders gather to try to save Earth from overheating

LE BOURGET, France (AP) — With dramatic vows to save future generations from an overheated planet, the largest gathering ever of world leaders began two weeks of talks Monday aimed at producing the most far-reaching pact yet to reduce greenhous More...

Paul to file for president, re-election in Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says filing his candidacy for re-election and for president does not undermine his faltering presidential campaign.  More...

Beijing air pollution reaches hazardous levels

BEIJING (AP) - Schools in the Chinese capital kept students indoors and parents brought their kids to hospitals with breathing ailments Tuesday as Beijing grappled with extremely severe air pollution for the fifth straight day. More...

Sports

Sloppy performance costs Steelers control of playoff spot

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers kept insisting there was no need to scoreboard watch, figuring they didn’t have to worry about their spot in the AFC’s jumbled playoff picture if they kept winning.  Four baffling quart More...

GL wrestlers to rely on eight solid returnees, including three Division I recruits

There aren’t too many high school wrestling coaches who go into the 2015-16 high school season with the knowledge that their lineup will include three wrestlers who will be competing at the NCAA Division I level next year.  More...

Sports Briefs

SVC’s Bell gains PAC honor   More...

Entertainment

For some, the older the smartphone, the better

NEW YORK (AP) — Between splashy launches, lavish new-phone offers (get a free HDTV on activation!) and frequent software updates that slow down your old handset, it sometimes feels like the entire technology industry is pushing you to buy the l More...

Drake is Spotify’s most streamed artist of the year globally

NEWYORK (AP) — Spotify users are clearly listening to Drake. The rapper was the most streamed artist of the year globally.  More...

Bono on Paris attacks: Nothing’s stopping us from going back

NEWYORK (AP) — Bono says despite the deadly attacks in Paris last month he believes Paris will remain strong and he is hoping U2’s concert there this week moves the audience.  More...

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