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SVC unveils new mascot

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General News

What does Obama carry in his pocket? Find out on YouTube

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Barack Obama feels tired or discouraged, reaching into his pocket can help him get over it.  More...

NYC deal reached to keep some horse-drawn carriages

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials announced Sunday that a deal has been reached to keep some horse-drawn carriages in Central Park and build a new in-park stable for the horses rather than ban them altogether.  More...

Bitter cold delays start of local schools

Bitter cold wind chill values resulted in delays today for several area schools.  Greater Latrobe, Ligonier Valley and Derry Area school districts are each operating on two-hour delays today after temperatures crept into the single digits and wi More...

Editorial

GOP offering no alternative to the Affordable Care Act

Regardless of how you view the Affordable Care Act, derisively called Obamacare, the congressional attempt to repeal it last week was an exercise in futility and politics.  More...

High profiles of some statewide races overshadow others

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — With a Feb. 16 deadline looming for would-be candidates to gather the voter signatures they need to get on Pennsylvania’s primary election ballot, the high profiles of some statewide contests are overshadowing other races. More...

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Lifestyles

73 SVC students, 10 from SHU in March for Life Jan. 22

Seventy-three St. Vincent College students will participate in the 43rd annual March for Life on Friday, Jan. 22, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.  More...

Emily Meyer, Jeremy Petit

Emily Meyer of Latrobe and Jeremy Petit of Doylestown, Ohio, pledged vows of marriage Saturday, June 6, 2015, at The Pittsburgh Golf Club, Pittsburgh.  Their parents are Helen and David Meyer of Latrobe and Dan and Deanne Petit of Doylestown, Oh More...

Auxiliary 406 issues January update

Blairsville Elks Lodge 406 Ladies’ Auxiliary Nominating Committee was set up during the January meeting — Kathy Cardellino as chair, Pam DeCarlo, Sharon Angelo, Patti Ann Cribbs and Edna Torok.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Card information used at Ohio Walmart  State police at Greensburg report at 5 p.m. Dec. 11, an unknown actor fraudulently used the credit card information of a Derry Township juvenile at a Findlay, Ohio, Walmart in the amount of $404. More...

GLPIEF to embark on next chapter of providing for GLSD students

The $5 million raised by the Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation (GLPIEF) during its A+ campaign is only the beginning.  The highly-successful A+ campaign, which supported academic, art and athletic initiatives, will give way to the More...

Nelson to run for 57th House District special election

Eric Nelson, a local businessman, educator and former U.S. Marine, won the Westmoreland County Republican convention held Thursday, Jan. 14, to select the candidate for state representative in the 57th District. More...

Local & State News

Blessing the waters

Penelope Wetzel gets ready to throw a frozen cross into the upper lake at Twin Lakes Park in Unity and Hempfield townships on Sunday, Jan. 10, as Archpriest John Nosal, of St. More...

Who’s defending Bill Cosby? A look at his criminal team

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — At his only criminal court appearance to date, aging TV icon Bill Cosby stumbled past a scrum of photographers while two lawyers held him up on either side, walking him into a suburban Philadelphia courtroom. More...

PLCB boasts multiple sales records last month

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) set three new sales records as 2015 drew to a close, achieving the highest one-day sales, highest single-month sales, and highest sales through the first half of a fiscal year in state history.  More...

World News

Assad’s battlefield gains cast cloud on upcoming Syria talks

BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian peace talks due next week are looking increasingly moot as a string of recent battlefield victories by government troops have bolstered President Bashar Assad’s hand and plunged the rebels into disarray.  More...

Cruz joined fight for gun rights as political fortunes rose

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz huddled with a borrowed shotgun in a Louisiana duck blind last week, his face smeared with black greasepaint. More...

From Paris suburb to bloody attack, portrait of IS jihadis

DRANCY, France (AP) - Even under extended police questioning, Samy Amimour never hid his disdain for France, his desire to leave, or his belief that the apocalypse was near. More...

Sports

Lady Trojans foul-up section title hopes for Laurel Highlands

Clinch berth in WPIAL Class AAA playoffs

It turned into a free-throw shooting contest for Derry Area.  And the Lady Trojans made just enough down the stretch to pull it out.  Derry Area went to the foul line 48 — count ‘em — times, including 29 in the fourth quar More...

Lady Wildcats get section road win against Connellsville

Solidify hold on playoff spot

CONNELLSVILLE — With the playoff picture starting to take shape in WPIAL Section 1- AAAA, the Connellsville girls’ basketball team desperately needed a win in Monday’s home game against Greater Latrobe in order to stay in the postse More...

Oregon State suspends Reid at least four games for tripping referee

Oregon State forward Jarmal Reid was suspended at least four games by the school on Monday, a day after sticking out his leg and tripping a referee late in a loss to Utah.  Reid made eye contact with official Tommy Nunez before tripping him. More...

Entertainment

‘Ride Along 2’ ends box office reign of ‘Force Awakens’

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Hart and Ice Cube have ended the month long box-office reign of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” More...

Calls for boycott of Oscars grow over diversity of nominees

NEW YORK (AP) — Amid calls for a boycott of the Academy Awards over its all-white acting nominees and Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith both announcing they would sit out this year’s ceremony, the academy’s president said it was time for major changes More...

Coates among finalists for book critics awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Ta- Nehisi Coates’ “Between the World and Me” and Lauren Groff’s “Fates and Furies” are finalists for the National Book Critics Circle prize. More...

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