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Dairy of Distinction applications due April 15

Pennsylvania dairy producers are invited to apply for the Dairy of Distinction award from the Pennsylvania Dairy of Distinction Program. Applications must be submitted by April 15.  More...

Latrobe-GLSD Parks and Rec to hold 12th annual Comedy Night

The Latrobe-GLSD Parks and Recreation Commission will hold its 12th annual Comedy Night on Jan. More...

Sen. Kim Ward to push for transparent budget talks

State Sen. Kim Ward (R-39) is introducing legislation to force unresolved budget negotiations to be conducted publicly.  Ward is seeking to place state budget impasse negotiations within the jurisdiction of the current Sunshine Law. More...

General News

Hold the 16-oz drink, limit salt — government offers guidelines

WASHINGTON (AP) — Better cut down on sugar, especially those 16-ounce drinks, and limit your salt. But you might not need to worry quite as much about eggs.  More...

Bill would make videotaping police a crime if too close

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona lawmaker wants to bar the public from videotaping law enforcement officers from close-range, saying groups that rush in to film police interactions are routinely endangering officers by distracting them while they&rsqu More...

US seeks strong finish on health care sign-ups amid doubts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking a strong showing in President Barack Obama’s last year in office, the administration said Thursday 11.3 million people have enrolled for health law coverage with three weeks still left in the sign-up season.  More...

Sports

Lady Wildcats roll past KA, 75-7

The Greater Latrobe girls’ basketball team put it out of reach early against host Kiski Area, rolling to a 75-7 victory during a WPIAL Section 1- AAAA game on Thursday.  More...

Eighth meeting on the way?

Greater Latrobe’s Luke Pletcher (above) and Derry Area’s Micky Phillippi (below) are likely looking at another headto head meeting in the 138-pound finals when the Westmoreland County Coa More...

Moon Area hands IceCats second straight loss

The Greater Latrobe hockey team couldn’t keep up with Moon Area during a wild second period.  The teams combined for seven goals during the second period, but Moon Area scored five of the seven en route to an 8-3 victory over the visiting More...

Lifestyles

St. Vincent professor co-authors article in journal

Dr. Thomas W. Cline, professor of marketing and statistics at St. Vincent College’s Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government, co-authored with Dr. Marissa Bagatti and Dr. More...

Campus Corner

Vermont dean’s list  Bryanna Nalevanko from Greensburg has been named to the dean's list for the fall 2015 semester at the University of Vermont, the Burlington campus reported Thursday.  More...

UPG evening information sessions Jan. 13, Feb. 10

The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg will host an Evening Information Session on Wednesday, Jan. 13, for high school students interested in exploring admission to Pitt- Greensburg. The program begins at 5 p.m. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Public drunkenness in Latrobe thrift store   More...

Derry Area receives funds from state; to stay within index

The state budget impasse continues to drag on, but the Derry Area School District got some level of financial relief on Tuesday when it received $7.7 million to cover expenses over the first six months of the year.  More...

Last-minute surge in donations helped Salvation Army reach Xmas goal

10 of 39 Worship and Service Centers still need help

With over a half a million dollars left to raise in only one week prior to Christmas, The Salvation Army’s Western Pennsylvania Division was a little apprehensive about reaching its Red Kettle Christmas Campaign goal.  More...

International affairs discussion group to hold meeting in Ligonier

“Great Decisions,” America's largest discussion program on world affairs, brings together interested citizens and experts to explore critical international issues.  More...

Buddy, buddy!

Avalon Teslevich, 5, gets to spend time with her cheerleader friend Lexi Hahn at Tuesday’s Greater Latrobe-Altoona men’s basketball game. Avalon was accompanied by her brother Owen. More...

Local & State News

Four siblings held following jail escape — now dad wanted, too

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Aman wanted on charges of helping his brother escape from a jail last month has been arrested, following the arrests of two other siblings, and state troopers are searching for their father on charges he hid him.  More...

Butter sculpture heralds 100th Pa. Farm Show

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Grenade that cleared courthouse was gag gift for new sheriff

BEAVER, Pa. More...

World News

South Korea resumes anti-North Korea propaganda broadcasts

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - As world leaders debated ways to penalize North Korea’s claim of a fourth nuclear test, South Korea voiced its displeasure with broadcasts of anti-Pyongyang propaganda across the rivals’ tense border Friday, beli More...

Cable behind beach blast has cousins nationwide

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The cable that caused an explosion at a crowded Rhode Island beach last summer, injuring a woman, may have counterparts lying under beaches, harbors and waterways at dozens of sites nationwide.  More...

4 quakes of magnitude 4.0 or more hit Oklahoma

FAIRVIEW, Okla. (AP) — Four earthquakes capable of causing moderate damage have been recorded in northwestern Oklahoma.  More...

Education

Study finds early childhood education not reliant on classroom technology

The Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at St. More...

GLJHS Food Drive a success

Greater Latrobe Junior High School students Jeff Jones, Eric Soccio, Matt Shenkle, Sidnie Gmuer and Alexia Hahn are ready to sort the donations from the 2015 food drive. More...

LVMS Students of the Month

Ligonier Valley Middle School recently announced its Students of the Month for January. More...

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