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Hearing delayed for alleged cop killer

The New Florence man who allegedly shot and killed a St. More...

General News

Citadel suspends cadets in photos with pillowcases on heads

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Citadel has suspended seven cadets who appeared in photos with pillowcases over their heads similar to Ku Klux Klan robes. An upperclassman who was photographed but not dressed up was also suspended. More...

Scalia’s black students comments ripped

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s suggestion that some black students might belong at “slower-track” universities has drawn sharp rebukes from civil rights leaders, top Democrats and even the White House More...

Self-cleaning litter box fuels online pet supply sales

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Heather and Bobby Hill found their pot of gold in cat poop. More...

Sports

Wildcats use big second-half rally to get past Warriors

HARRISON CITY — The bull’s-eye is large and squarely focused on the Greater Latrobe boys’ basketball team this season.  And the Wildcats know it.  More...

Late surge lifts MP over Trojans

A smile crept across the face of Mount Pleasant head coach Don Porter as he loosened his necktie, wiped the sweat from his brow and let out a deep breath.  It wasn’t until after the final buzzer sounded that he could finally relax and exha More...

Crowded ’16 Heisman field starts with Watson, McCaffrey

NEW YORK (AP) — Even before the Heisman Trophy is handed out Saturday night, it is tempting to look ahead to 2016 and what could be a doozy of a race for college football’s most famous bronze statue.  More...

Latrobe organization helps reunite abducted children with mom

Over the past 28 years, Mark Miller has seen his share of success stories as founder of the American Association for Lost Children (AAFLC).  But while his Latrobe-based organization has assisted in the rescue of more than 135 abducted or abused More...

Warm weather allows Laurel Mountain Ski Resort to continue upgrades

LIGONIER, Pa. (AP) — Unusually warm weather is helping a southwestern Pennsylvania ski resort that has been closed since 2005.  More...

County food bank victim of budget crisis

The state budget impasse coupled with a downward trend in donations may force Westmoreland County Food Bank (WCFB) to cut back next year.  CEO Kris Douglas said donations are down and the annual $400,000 received from the state — half of t More...

Local & State News

Diocese of Greensburg to open Year of Mercy Sunday, Dec. 13

The Diocese of Greensburg, in union with the Catholic Church around the world, will begin its celebration of the Year of Mercy this weekend.  Bishop Edward C. Malesic will serve as celebrant and homilist at the 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. More...

Ryan Ravis to be ordained transitional deacon Sunday

Ryan Ravis, of Youngstown, a parishioner of Sacred Heart Parish, will be ordained a deacon by Bishop Edward C. Malesic at a 3p.m. Massat Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Greensburg, on Dec. 13. More...

Emails used to charge Eakin with judicial ethics violations

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Michael Eakin has been charged with violating judicial standards by sending or receiving hundreds of lewd and or otherwise offensive emails through the state computer system. More...

World News

Climate negotiators say global deal is close in Paris

LE BOURGET, France (AP) - Talks on a global pact to fight global warming appeared to make progress late Friday, with some negotiators telling The Associated Press a deal was close.  Negotiators emerged from meetings with French Foreign Minister More...

Putin: Russia provides air cover to Syrian opposition group

MOSCOW (AP) - Russia has provided air cover to a leading Western backed opposition group in Syria, President Vladimir Putin said Friday, calling for closer coordination with the U.S.-allied coalition - comments that may reflect Moscow’s desire More...

AP-GfK Poll: Decisiveness key for Trump among GOP voters

WASHINGTON (AP) - Most Americans don’t have much affection for Donald Trump. Even Republicans tend to think he’s not so likable.  But he’s running for president, not for Mr. More...

Lifestyles

Events of Area Interest

Camerata festival tonight in basilica   St. Vincent Camerata will host a Festival of Lessons and Carols at 7:30 p.m. today, Dec. 12, in St. More...

Campus Corner

Makayla McCandless from Youngstown and Katherine Traeger from New Alexandria have been accepted to St. Vincent College for the fall 2016 semester, according to separate announcements by Stephen P. Neitz, dean of admission.  More...

Science Center’s 21+ Night holiday party Dec. 18

Carnegie Science Center has a new model in its Miniature Railroad & Village this year, inspiring an adult holiday celebration that takes visitors back to the 1930s with jazz, dancing and drinks. More...

Entertainment

WHIP UP A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY MENU

FAMILY FEATURES  N othing brings family and friends together quite like a full holiday meal menu.  More...

Movie review: Tension buoys ‘In the Heart of the Sea’

The stranger looks askance as he listens to a one-armed sea captain talk about a “demon” in the form of a 100-foot-long alabaster white whale.  More...

Yahoo CEO gives birth to twin girls after big announcement

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has followed a major business announcement with some big personal news.  She gave birth to twin girls Thursday, the day after unveiling plans to hatch a new company to control Yahoo’s Inte More...

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