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General News

Auto recalls last year break record set in 2014

DETROIT (AP) — Automobile recalls hit another record last year as stronger government enforcement and widening recalls of exploding air bags pushed the total above 51 million vehicles.  More...

Michigan panel offers plan of returning safe water to Flint

DETROIT (AP) - An advisory panel to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Friday recommended steps the state should take to restore reliable drinking water to Flint, including hiring an unbiased third-party to declare when the system is free of lead.  More...

Air Force: Human error damaged nuclear-armed missile in silo

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Air Force says maintenance errors by three airmen damaged a nuclear-armed missile in its launch silo, a mistake that cost them their nuclear certification and triggered an accident investigation.  More...

Editorial

Wanderings with Walter Brasch

Major catastrophe: Major media problem

On Oct. More...

Bulletin Board

I hope everyone is weathering the snowstorm safely, indoors if possible.  * * *  More...

Commentary

Take a close look at Social Security in 2016

If you're not close to retirement age, it's easy to ignore what Social Security is doing. More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Members of The Citadel South Carolina Corps of Cadets were recognized for earning a place on the president’s list, “one of the most distinguished cadet awards presented by The Citadel,” the Charleston campus reported Friday. More...

SVC student sworn in as judicial intern

St. Vincent College junior Brian P. Norris, a criminology, law and society and theology double major, was installed by United States Magistrate Judge William H. Baughman Jr., of Cleveland, Ohio, as a judicial intern on Jan. More...

Church news

Lenten services begin Feb. 10   The Mount Pleasant Ministerium will conduct Mid-Week Lenten services and lunch at the Fellowship Hall of the Mount Pleasant Church of God, Main Street, Mount Pleasant. More...

GLLV Chamber presents $500 check to Blackburn Center

It was a late September morning when 20 women gathered at Glengarry Golf Links for the Greater Latrobe-Laurel Valley Community Chamber of Commerce’s inaugural Golf & Gab.  More...

City of Latrobe issues statement on weather

The City of Latrobe Public Works Department issued the following notice regarding the winter storm hitting the area this weekend:  “The department is prepared to tackle the next two days of winter weather approaching our area. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, JAN. 25  10 a.m., Westmoreland County Prison Board, courthouse  6:30 p.m., Latrobe City Council, agenda prep, City Hall  TUESDAY, JAN. 26  10 a.m., Westmoreland County Commissioners, agenda prep, courthouse  More...

CDC expands tropical virus alert; 22 destinations on list

Health authorities have added eight tropical destinations to a travel alert about an illness linked with a severe birth defect and spread by mosquitoes.  The updated alert issued Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention brings th More...

Man who allegedly robbed Youngwood bank caught in state of Indiana

State police at Greensburg reported Friday that the man they say robbed the S&T Bank in Youngwood on Tuesday afternoon has been apprehended in the state of Indiana.  James Stephen Smith Jr., 37, was arrested without incident by state police More...

World News

Analysis: Russia’s tone familiar after spy poisoning report

MOSCOW (AP) - President Vladimir Putin has made no public comment on the sensational report by a British judge that concluded the Kremlin leader probably approved a 2006 plan to kill a Russian dissident in London. More...

Finland to start 2nd govt-sanctioned trial wolf hunt

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - Beginning Saturday, Finland is holding a second government-sanctioned trial wolf hunt in what authorities say is an attempt to manage numbers and curb poaching.  More...

Trump, GOP leaders realizing they may need each other

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Donald Trump and some mainstream Republicans are engaged in a long-distance flirtation. More...

Sports

Snowstorm wreaks havoc on sports schedule, team travel

A blizzard menacing the Eastern United States disrupted the sports schedule Friday, complicating team travel and blanketing the field where Sunday’s NFC championship game will be played with a wintry mix.  More...

GL opens indoor track season at Slippery Rock

Greater Latrobe’s indoor track and field team opened its season with a pair of first-place finishes and a number of top-10 efforts.  The girls’ 3200 team of Bella Landry, Sydney Green, Megan Sensue and Maria Cawoski captured the even More...

Charges stick against school officials in basketball players rape case

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. More...

Entertainment

Broadway’s spring offers Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jessica Lange

NEW YORK (AP) — When the weather warms up on Broadway, the stars will come out. Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jessica Lange and Audra McDonald are some of the celebrities slated for the stage this spring. More...

Movie review: Moretz, winsome and one-note, fights for the human race

One major reason that young-adult fiction is so alluring — when done well — is that it gives youngsters such a fulfilling scenario of independence from those older adults in their lives who always think they're smarter and stronger. More...

Star of reality show ‘Wicked Tuna’pleads guilty to fraud

BURLINGTON, Vt. More...

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