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Lawmakers prepare for new fight in 5-month Pa. budget showdown

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

General News

Treasury delaying announcement of woman going on $10 bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The country will have to wait a bit longer to find out who will become the first woman on U.S. More...

Community leaves fake packages on doorstep for thieves

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah (AP) — A man in one Utah community says his neighbors have begun placing decoy packages on front porches in an effort to thwart holiday delivery thieves.  More...

Woman is wounded in stabbing at a Florida nudist resort

MIAMI (AP) — An 18-year-old woman was wounded in a stabbing Sunday while she walked on a nature trail at a Florida nudist resort, officials said.  More...

Sports

Bearcats stay unbeaten in PAC

The St. Vincent College men’s basketball team defeated visiting Chatham, 82-63, Sautrday to stay undefeated in Presidents’ Athletic Conference play.  More...

GL’s Pletcher wins third King of Mountain title

Takes Outstanding Wrestler Award

Greater Latrobe’s Luke Pletcher did it again.  The Wildcats’ senior standout captured his third consecutive King of the Mountain championship and also won the tournament’s Most Outstanding Wrestler Award during Saturday’s More...

Benvenuti scores career-high 27 in Bearcat win

Mara Benvenuti scored a career-high 27 points to lead St. Vincent College to its first Presidents’ Athletic Conference women’s basketball win of the season, defeating Chatham, 79-59, at home Saturday. More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

SVC engineering student completes internship with National Energy Lab

Jordan N. Bordonaro of Natrona Heights with area ties, a junior majoring in St. More...

Food Finds

Want an easy, festive Christmas dinner? You want beef roast

EDITOR’S NOTE: Food Finds is an occasional series spotlighting emerging food trends and products, as well as interesting personalities and recipes.   It’s the malleability of Christmas dinner that can make it so challenging to plan. More...

Dollar Stretchers

Shipping Charges   A lot of sites have been using shipping charges as a way to increase their revenue. This year, as I do my Christmas shopping, I’ll be including them when I figure out who has the best deals. More...

Downed utility pole results in city power outages

City of Latrobe residents did not need an alarm clock to wake up this morning.  A series of calls came in to Latrobe Volunteer Fire Department beginning at 5:48 a.m. Monday and the fire sirens cut through the morning calm shortly after.  More...

SVC students know how to wrap!

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HUD awards nearly $230K to local housing authorities

Hoping to boost education and job opportunities for public housing and housing choice voucher residents across the state, the U.S. More...

Local & State News

Pitt announces foundation named for ‘Concussion’ doctor

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The University of Pittsburgh is set to announce a foundation named for a pathologist at the center of Will Smith’s new movie, “Concussion.”  Smith plays Dr. More...

Police: Man made Wal-Mart bomb threat, kept shopping

GREENVILLE, Pa. More...

Fire at central Pa. Salvation Army ruins donations

HUNTINGDON, Pa. (AP) — Firefighters are scrambling to determine what caused a fire at a central Pennsylvania Salvation Army building — and to help the charity replace the donated items destroyed by the blaze.  More...

World News

Sikhs feel vulnerable, join with Muslims to combat backlash

CHICAGO (AP) - Pardeep Kaleka spent several days after 9/11 at his father’s South Milwaukee gas station, fearing that his family would be targeted by people who assumed they were Muslim. More...

China’s efforts on climate deal partly due to its pollution

BEIJING (AP) - China’s push for a global climate pact was due in part to its own increasingly pressing need to solve serious environmental problems, observers said Sunday.  More...

1 month after attacks, mourners gather in Paris

PARIS (AP) — People from across France have gathered in Paris as the French capital marks one month since the attacks that left 130 people dead and wounded hundreds.  Mourners congregated in front of the Bataclan concert hall in eastern Pa More...

Health

Laws to ease doctor shortage see long delays, criticism

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A new Missouri law offered a first-of-its-kind solution to the physician shortage plaguing thousands of U.S. More...

Who’s too old for major treatment? Age not always a barrier

CHICAGO (AP) — Irwin Weiner felt so good after heart surgery a few weeks before turning 90 that he stopped for a pastrami sandwich on the way home from the hospital. Dorothy Lipkin danced after getting a new hip at age 91. More...

Entertainment

With ‘Force Awakens’ looming, ‘Heart of the Sea’ sinks

NEW YORK (AP) — The movie industry braced for the coming storm of “The Force Awakens” over a quiet weekend where “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2” notched its fourth-straight week atop the box office and Ron Howard& More...

Hollywood ready for world premiere of Star Wars flick ‘The Force Awakens’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A half-mile section of Hollywood Boulevard has been closed to traffic and a giant opaque tent now lines four blocks of the famous thoroughfare. Fan bleachers are up and spotlights are everywhere. More...

Swift to release concert tour exclusively on Apple Music

NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift is releasing a live concert special from her star-studded “1989 World Tour” exclusively on Apple Music.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Drunk man found lying on sidewalk in Latrobe   Stanley E. Brosnick, 43, of 2000 Ligonier St. in Latrobe, was cited for public drunkenness when City of Latrobe police found him Dec. More...

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