January 16, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

GL students go wild

Greater Latrobe Senior High School students flooded the floor to congratulate the unbeaten boys’ basketball team at Friday night’s game against Penn-Trafford. Greater Latrobe won 74-68. More...

General News

Tony Award-winning actor Brian Bedford dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Award-winning classical actor Brian Bedford, whose stage work included roles by Shakespeare and Chekhov, a long relationship with the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, and a memorable crossdressing turn as a dowager on Broadw More...

Rene Angelil, 73, husband of Celine Dion, succumbs

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rene Angelil, Celine Dion’s husband and manager, has died at his suburban Las Vegas home, authorities said Thursday. More...

‘Grizzly Adams’ star Dan Haggerty dies at 74

NEW YORK (AP) — Dan Haggerty, the rugged, bearded actor who starred in the film and TV series “The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams” about a mountain man and animal trainer, has died.  More...

Editorial

Wanderings with Walter Brasch

Violating the Constitution is not a public right

For at least 17 years, the officials of Monroeville, a 30,000-population Pittsburgh suburb, have recited The Lord’s Prayer before every council meeting.  This violates the First Amendment. And it’s not even a gray area. More...

Bulletin Board

Better late than never:  Florein Mueller called the newsroom Thursday to say she received a surprise in the mail last weekend, her July 1967 issue of Better Homes and Gardens, priced at 35 cents!  More...

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Campus Corner

Champlain President’s List

Michael Taylor of Greensburg was named to the Champlain College president's list for the fall 2015 semester, the Burlington, Vermont, campus reported Friday.  Students who are named to the CC president's list have achieved a semester gradepoint More...

St. Vincent College Players’ ‘Carousel’ runs Feb. 12-14

St. Vincent College Players will present three performances of the classic Broadway musical “Carousel” 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, Saturday, Feb. 13, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, in the Performing Arts Center of the Robert S. More...

YWCA offering computer classes

YWCA Westmoreland County’s Technology Center, 424 N. More...

No plans for county to reassess properties

Despite the action of neighboring counties, Westmoreland County officials have no plans to reassess property values, commissioner Charles Anderson said on Friday.  The Republican commissioner touched on the topic on Thursday afternoon at the ann More...

GLLVChamber spotlights Latrobe Reality Tour at monthly networking event

The headlines come almost daily in the world today. Drug addictions, overdoses and deaths from overdoses are on the rise in Westmoreland County. More...

Rev. Boniface Hicks will be Magnificat speaker Jan. 30

The Rev. Boniface Hicks, OSB, agreed to meet one on one with a member of the University Bible Fellowship at Penn State University only because his friend asked him to and, he said, “My mother taught me to be polite.”  More...

Local & State News

Pa. casinos break record in 2015, regulators say

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s casinos on Friday reported record revenue in 2015, after two down years as casinos sprout across the northeastern United States and competition for gambling dollars grows.  More...

Farmer loses deer, boar when hunting preserve fences are cut

PARKER, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania farmer who runs a guided hunting preserve said Friday someone cut his fences around Jan. More...

Prosecutor says cop’s shooting of robbery suspect justified

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Last month’s fatal shooting of a bank robbery suspect by a Pittsburgh police officer working a security detail was justified, even though the suspect was wounded in the lower left back, the district attorney said Friday. More...

World News

Burkina Faso hotel attacked by al-Qaida catches fire

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) - Al-Qaida militants struck an upscale hotel and nearby cafe late Friday that are popular with Westerners in Burkina Faso’s capital, taking an unknown number of hostages and forcing others to hide for their lives More...

1 man brain dead, 5 others hospitalized in drug trial

PARIS (AP) - One man was brain dead and three others faced possible permanent brain damage after volunteering to take part in a drug trial for a painkiller based on a natural brain compound similar to the active ingredient in marijuana, French author More...

2 Marine helicopters crash off Oahu; search underway

HALEIWA, Hawaii (AP) - Rescuers searched choppy waters on Friday where debris was sighted after two Marine Corps helicopters carrying six crew members each crashed off the Hawaiian island of Oahu during a nighttime training mission, military official More...

Sports

Butler helps ’Cats rally past P-T, open up two-game section lead

For the second time this season, the Greater Latrobe boys’ basketball team fell behind an upstart Penn-Trafford squad.  But the Wildcats were able to rally, and once they did, their junior star guard Austin Butler took over.  More...

Bunting’s last-second basket lifts MP, keeps DA winless

It may seem like an odd thing to say in the midst of a winless season, but Derry Area head boys’ basketball coach Damon Rause said this season’s Trojans are one of his most enjoyable teams.  “This is actually one of my more fun More...

SportSkubek

Pressure? What pressure? —

Pressure?  What pressure?  If the Greater Latrobe boys’ basketball team is feeling any pressure, it certainly isn’t playing like it.  More...

Entertainment

Movie Review: ‘13 Hours’is thrilling, but too video game-like

The most surprising thing about "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi" is how Michael Bay makes 144 minutes pass so quickly.  More...

Movie Review: ‘Ride Along 2’ follows silliness formula of original

With the same brand of silliness and a bit more creativity than the original, "Ride Along 2"doesn't pretend to be anything more than what it is: a sequel designed to offer a second helping of exactly what worked the first time around.  More...

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