January 25, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Ice and snow for Ligonier Ice Fest

Jared McAlister (top left) of DiMartino Ice Co., of Jeannette, works fast with his block of ice in the speed-carving competition. More...

General News

Lead pipes lurk in older neighborhoods across nation

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Lead pipes like the ones that led to contamination of the tap water in Flint, Michigan, carry water into millions of older homes across the U.S. More...

Major snowstorm delays cruise ship’s return to Baltimore

BALTIMORE (AP) — For the passengers on a cruise ship heading back to snowy Baltimore from the Bahamas, one more day at sea doesn’t sound like such a bad idea. More...

Business economists expect slower sales, economic growth

WASHINGTON (AP) — Business economists are more pessimistic about their firms’ future sales and profits than they were last fall, and more predict slower economic growth, a survey found. More...

Letters to the Editor

Malkin’s hat trick helps Pens rally past Canucks

PITTSBURGH — Another lackluster start left the Pittsburgh Penguins facing a two-goal deficit. Once again, Evgeni Malkin was there to rally them. Malkin scored a hat trick to help the Penguins defeat the Vancouver Canucks 5-4 on Saturday. More...

Devils take Winter Classic

The Devils defeated the Blackhawks to capture the recent annual Latrobe-Greater Latrobe School District Parks and Recreation’s Winter Classic hockey tournament championship. More...

Sports

Bearcats suffer first conference loss of season, fall at Bethany (W.Va.)

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1,000 and counting

  Greater Latrobe’s Austin Butler is presented the basketball by head coach Brad Wetzel for surpassing 1,000 career points during last Thursday’s WPIAL Section 1-AAAA home game against Albert Gallatin. More...

St. Vincent women drop PAC road contest to Bethany (W.Va.)

St. Vincent College dropped a Presidents’ Athletic Conference women’s basketball matchup on the road at Bethany (W.Va.) on Sunday, 61-50, in a game delayed a day by weather. It was all St. Vincent (3-7, 8-9) in the game’s opening minutes. More...

Entertainment

‘The Revenant’ braves the blizzard with $16M at box office

NEW YORK (AP) — The snowy frontier saga “The Revenant” fared best out of the movies that tried to survive a blizzard ravaged box office. More...

Tina Fey returns as Sarah Palin on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ Oscars parodied

NEW YORK (AP) — Tina Fey returned to “Saturday Night Live” to reprise her impression of Sarah Palin and give a rambling, sometimes-rhyming endorsement to Donald Trump.  More...

Prosecutor in ‘Making a Murderer’ case to write book

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The man who prosecuted the case featured in the Netflix show “Making a Murderer” says he’s writing a book. More...

Police: Fatal Latrobe shooting was planned robbery

Before taking two fatal rounds into his abdomen, police say a Latrobe man tried to pry the gun from a masked man who was part of a plot to rob two drug dealers. More...

Heavy snowfall creates problems in City of Latrobe

Heavy snowfall and equipment failures created problems throughout the City of Latrobe during the weekend as an estimated 17 inches of snow blanketed the region.  More...

Local & State News

Woman charged in death of two horses

A Blairsville woman has been charged with animal cruelty after the death of two horses, report state police at Greensburg.  Police said that Faun K. More...

Bishop: Pennsylvania priest on leave over old abuse claim

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Ex-Pennsylvania officer set for civil rights sentencing

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former Pennsylvania police officer faces sentencing for violating the civil rights of a man he threw to the ground and slugged.  Forty-three-year-old Norman Howard III was an officer in Redstone Township when the incide More...

World News

Billionaire donors helped Cruz rise in GOP presidential bid

WASHINGTON (AP) - Four of America’s wealthiest businessmen laid the foundation for Ted Cruz’s now-surging Republican presidential campaign and have redefined the role of political donors. More...

Trump in Iowa church: Hymns, readings, children’s choir

MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) - On the second-to-last Sunday before the Iowa caucuses, Donald Trump settled into a fifth row pew of an Iowa church for a lesson in humility. “I don’t know if that was aimed at me. More...

Clinton, Sanders take different lessons from Obama’s ’08 win

MARION, Iowa (AP) - To Bernie Sanders, President Barack Obama’s improbable victory in the 2008 Iowa caucuses was a testament to the power of an inspirational underdog. More...

Health

Drug industry set to fight superbugs together with governments

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Settlement reached to provide services to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

The Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania (DRN) announced recently that it has settled a federal class action lawsuit filed against the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS). More...

Pinterest is alive with ideas for a new you for the new year

NEWYORK (AP) — Welcome to New Year’s resolution junction. It’s a busy place around this time of year, when those promises we make to ourselves are either furiously alive or dead on arrival. More...

Lifestyles

WCCC releases fall 2015 president’s list

The following area students are among those who have been named to the Westmoreland County Community College president’s list for attaining a minimum 4.0 QPA for the fall 2015 semester, the Youngwood campus reported Friday:  LATROBE  More...

Twelve receive first DNAP degrees at St. Vincent

Twelve students completed the professional graduate education doctoral completion program jointly offered by Excela Health School of Anesthesia and St. More...

Do Valentine’s Day your way with chai spice truffles

EDITOR’S NOTE: World’s Fare shows weeknight cooks how to navigate the grocer’s international aisle with confidence.   More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

SUV rolls onto driver’s side; infant hurt   More...

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