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WPNR to host Nature Night Out Valentine’s Day event at barn Feb. 12

Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve (WPNR) will host a Valentine’s Day event titled Nature Night Out from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12.  More...

Westmoreland County Parks and Trails to host two Comedy Nights

Laugh away the winter blues at two Comedy Nights hosted by Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation and the Westmoreland Heritage and Five Star Trail chapters. More...

General News

Tech at the symphony: Boston orchestra loaning patrons iPads

BOSTON (AP) — A night at the symphony usually means silencing cellphones and mobile devices before the music starts. More...

Once-homeless man with smooth voice is back on air

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The once-homeless man whose silky voice turned him into an Internet sensation five years ago is back on the air — at the same Ohio radio station where he started a broadcasting career derailed by drug and alcohol add More...

Rethinking the issue: National prisons group pushes changes to solitary confinement

ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — As states rethink the use of solitary confinement to punish unruly inmates, a prisons oversight group is reshaping national accreditation standards to ease such procedures. More...

Sports

Trojans, Rams win wrestling tournaments

The Derry Area and Ligonier Valley wrestling teams came away with a championships during respective tournaments this weekend.  Derry Area placed first at the Richland Tournament, while Ligonier Valley finished in the top spot out of six teams i More...

Manning leads Broncos’comeback against Steelers

DENVER (AP) — Peyton Manning gets to face his biggest nemesis for one more shot at glory. Get ready for Brady-Manning XVII. More...

Dedert leads Bearcats to victory against Thomas More

The St. Vincent College men’s basketball team improved to 8-0 in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference with a 72-66 victory over second-place Thomas More (Ky.) at home on Saturday. More...

Lifestyles

Retired Air Force colonel Rotarian of the Year

The Rotary Club of Greensburg recently named Carl Rossman, vice president for administrative affairs at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, its Rotarian of the Year.  More...

Campus Corner

Mount Aloysius December Graduates   More...

California University issues fall semester dean’s list

California University of Pennsylvania Friday afternoon announced its dean’s list for the 2015 autumn semester.  Area students who have been recognized for their “outstanding academic achievement” during the semester and named t More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe woman found under the influence   More...

Art center begins new schedule for classes

Two new programs have been added to the Latrobe Art Center’s art class schedule. The first one, Re-Creation Tuesdays, begins on Tuesday, Jan. 19, with artist Sue Hrubes offering stand-alone two-hour sessions every Tuesday through April 26. More...

New wheels, new officers

Treasurer Andrew Schell, rescue captain David Diffenderfer and fire chief/secretary Anthony Matuszky of the Whitney-Hostetter Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) proudly stand with the department’s More...

LMA offices to be closed Tuesday

The offices of the Latrobe Municipal Authority (LMA), 104 Guerrier Road, Unity Township, will be closed on Tuesday, Jan. 19, for employees to attend the funeral of a longtime authority worker.  Jeffrey W. More...

Local & State News

Police: Man shot to death; body found behind home

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say a man was shot to death in an alley behind his eastern Pennsylvania home.  It happened around 7:45 p.m. Sunday night in Philadelphia. Police say the man was shot once in the chest. More...

Latrobe Center for Active Adults closed today, to reopen Tuesday

The Latrobe Center for Active Adults recently announced that the center has reopened after being closed because of a lack of funds caused by the state budget stalemate.  The center, located at 100 Avenue C, Latrobe, will be closed today, Jan. More...

Wolf: Changing Harrisburg will take longer than a year

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democrat Tom Wolf’s first year as Pennsylvania governor was consumed by a knock-down, drag-out budget fight, and perhaps it had to be expected. More...

World News

AP Fact Check: Democratic debaters and the facts

WASHINGTON (AP) - Bernie Sanders airbrushed the complexities of trying to overhaul health care all over again and Hillary Clinton offered a selective reading of her rival’s record on gun control in the latest Democratic presidential debate. More...

Analysis: Iran deals may not herald rapid changes

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - The lifting of crippling international sanctions linked to Iran’s nuclear program and the flurry of diplomacy that led to the release of Americans held by Tehran suggests a new era could be dawning. More...

Islamic State’s double standards sow growing disillusion

GAZIANTEP, Turkey (AP) - Mohammed Saad, a Syrian activist, was imprisoned by the Islamic State group, hung by his arms and beaten regularly. Then one day, his jailors quickly pulled him and other prisoners down and hid them in a bathroom. More...

Health

In Omaha, and much of America, debate over sex education rages on

OMAHA, Nebraska (AP) — Rival factions yelling at one another amid angry pushing. Tirades about condoms, and claims of misinformation. A parent declaring that children are being force-fed course material “straight from the pits of hell.” More...

Implanted coils help some lung disease patients, according to study

CHICAGO (AP) — A novel, minimally invasive way to treat severe breathing problems caused by lung disease showed modest but promising benefits in a small French study.  More...

Report finds more infections from dirty scopes at hospitals

SEATTLE (AP) — At least 250 people, mostly in the U.S., were sickened with life-threatening “superbug” infections linked to contaminated medical scopes in the past three years — more than previously estimated by federal regulators, according to a new More...

Entertainment

Drama ‘Spotlight,’ Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson win at Critics’ Choice Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The investigative journalism drama “Spotlight” won the top prize at the Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday, while awards favorites Brie Larson and Leonardo DiCaprio won the top acting prizes for “Room&rd More...

Netflix chief says 2016 will bring emphasis on family shows

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Netflix says it will make a special effort to produce programming for children and families, with the streaming service offering 20 new programs in the category this year led by the Feb. More...

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