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14K volunteers collect over 1 million pounds of trash in 2015 cleanup

Nearly 14,000 volunteers from 44 counties across Pennsylvania canvassed their communities to remove over 1 million pounds of trash and debris from Pennsylvania’s waterways and coastal regions during the 2015 International Coastal Cleanup.  More...

General News

Appeals court upholds $2.5M damages in sex assault lawsuit

INDIANA, Pa. (AP) — Astate appeals court has upheld a jury’s award of nearly $2.5 million in damages to three women who sued claiming they were fondled and otherwise sexually abused by a Pennsylvania man over more than 20 years.  More...

Powerball take-home depends highly on taxes where you live

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Taxes can eat up close to half a Powerball jackpot, but the amount taken out can vary widely depending on where a winner lives — meaning state and local taxes can mean a difference of tens of millions of dollars.&n More...

Poll: Most have stayed friends with an ex

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans think making a clean break with an ex helps speed the healing process after a breakup, according to a new Associated Press-WE tv poll. But not all of them are listening to their own advice.  More...

Editorial

Wanderings with Walter Brasch

Downsizing the news staff; downsizing quality and credibility

(Part 2 of 2)  For more than a decade, advertising, circulation and news quality in both print and electronic media have been in a downward spiral. That spiral has twin intertwining roots.  More...

Bulletin Board

All during the legendary Joe Paterno years at Penn State, as an assistant coach and as a head coach for 46 years, the Latrobe area had a great connection to the highly successful coach.  During the last three years, one under head coach Bill O&r More...

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Lifestyles

St. Vincent Summer Theatre’s 48th season to open May 27

St. Vincent Summer Theatre promises a summer of “music, mayhem and memorable moments” with the announcement of its 48th summer season, opening May 27.  More...

Campus Corner

Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Friday announced Delanie Cowan of Derry was accepted for admission for fall 2016 through the Early Decision program at The Valley.  At The Valley, Delanie will be among nearly 1,600 full-time undergraduates stud More...

State Ballet Theatre of Russia’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ at UPJ Jan. 27; tix on sale

The State Ballet Theatre of Russia will present Sergei Prokofiev's “Romeo and Juliet” live on stage at the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Wednesday, Jan. 27, beginning at 7:30 p.m.  More...

Derry Area makes some gains in school performance

Despite adjusted standards and more rigorous testing, Derry Area School District received some high marks in a new school performance assessment model.  District Psychologist/Director of Special Services David Momper discussed the results of 201 More...

DA works on budget, lists resignations, appointments

The Derry Area School District got some good news this week when it received $7.7 million to cover expenses over the first six months of the year while the state budget impasse continues. More...

Customer goes berserk over lottery mistake

You can mess up my pizza but don’t screw up my lottery numbers.  That was the not-so-subtle message a lottery ticket customer delivered Thursday to a cashier at Coy’s Pizza in Pine Township, Indiana County.  A 59-year-old man fr More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, JAN. 11  6:30 p.m., Latrobe City Council, City Hall  7 p.m., Ligonier Valley School Board, high school auditorium (6 p.m. work session)  7 p.m., Ligonier Township Recreation Board, municipal building  TUESDAY, JAN. More...

Pennsylvania sued over budget fight’s holdup of school aid

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania School Boards Association sued Democratic Gov. More...

Wrongly installed wood burner blamed for fire that killed 2

KERSEY, Pa. (AP) — A state police fire marshal says an improperly installed wood-burning stove caused a central Pennsylvania house fire that killed a woman and her finance’s  teenage son. More...

World News

Drug lord ‘El Chapo’ Guzman recaptured by Mexican marines

MEXICO CITY (AP) - The world’s most-wanted drug lord was recaptured in a daring raid by Mexican marines Friday, six months after he fled through a tunnel from a maximum security prison in a made-for- Hollywood escape that deeply embarrassed the More...

Police: Gunman said he shot Philadelphia cop in Islam’s name

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Aman using a gun stolen from police said he was acting in the name of Islam when he ambushed an officer sitting in his marked cruiser at an intersection, firing more than a dozen shots at point-blank range, authorities said Friday More...

North Korea warns of war over South’s propaganda broadcasts

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea warned of war as South Korea on Saturday continued blasting anti-Pyongyang propaganda across the rivals’ tense border in retaliation for the North’s purported fourth nuclear test.  More...

Sports

Wildcats use third-quarter run to topple Kiski Area

VANDERGRIFT — Through the season’s first month, the Greater Latrobe boys’ basketball team had not experienced much adversity in a perfect start that featured blowout wins and one of the top scoring offenses in the WPIAL.  Howev More...

Ten area wrestlers, including five from GL, advance to semifinals of WCCA tourney

MURRYSVILLE — There are no easy paths to a Westmoreland County Coaches Association Wrestling Tournament title.  The event has been held for 63 years and that’s always been the case.  Friday night was no different.  There&r More...

Syracuse’s Boeheim makes returns after nine-game suspension

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Entertainment

Golden Globes to offer a galaxy of stars, if not the Force

The 73rd annual Golden Globes will hope its assemblage of Hollywood stars, from Jennifer Lawrence to Leonardo DiCaprio, will be enough to offset the absence of a different kind of star.  More...

Kerry Washington: Anita Hill role terrifying responsibility

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Kerry Washington says she was acutely aware of the challenge of playing Anita Hill in a miniseries dramatizing Clarence Thomas’ Supreme Court confirmation hearings.  More...

Movie Review: Forgettable horror ‘The Forest’wastes star Dormer

The January movie has long had a reputation for being among the worst that Hollywood has to offer, as though everyone collectively acknowledges that they need a month to catch up on the glut of prestige offerings and awards hopefuls that hit at the e More...

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