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K-9 team will be guests at AFA Love Is In The Air event

Latrobe Police Officer Robert Derk never understood how strong a bond a person can have with a dog, he said, until his partner K-9 Officer Rocky came on the job, into his home and completely into his life.  More...

General News

US home prices rise in November; all time highs in 4 cities

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices increased at a faster clip in November, the gains fueled by solid hiring growth, historically low mortgage rates and a shortage of houses on the market. More...

New federal data shows nearly 3 percent rise in child abuse

NEW YORK (AP) — The number of U.S. More...

WESTERN PA. BRIEFS

Ex-AG, fed prosecutor Linda Kelly to head Allegheny courts   PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pennsylvania’s second-largest Common Pleas Court system has a new administrative boss.  Former state attorney general and federal prosecutor Linda Ke More...

Sports

Norwin knocks off previously unbeaten Wildcats, 72-57

IRWIN – Greater Latrobe basketball coach Brad Wetzel admitted it would’ve been nice to finish the regular season unbeaten as the No. 1-ranked team in Quad-A.  But now the focus must shift for the Wildcats.  More...

Wildcats split swim meet against Connellsville

The Greater Latrobe boys’ and girls’ swim teams started a busy week with a split against Connellsville.  The Lady Wildcats defeated Connellsville, 96-82, while the Greater Latrobe boys suffered an 86-69 setback during a WPIAL Section More...

Rams win ‘ugly’ against Marion Center

Meet qualification for upcoming District 6 playoffs

Marion Center was scrappy during its trip to Ligonier Valley on Tuesday.  There were many times the host Rams could have been described with the same word, as long as the ‘s’ was eliminated from scrappy.  More...

Lifestyles

Smart Driver series offered by WCCC

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) at Westmoreland County Community College is offering an AARP Smart Driver Course at three locations starting Feb. More...

SHU lists theatre, music, art performances, exhibits

The Seton Hill University Division of Visual and Performing Arts has announced the spring 2016 schedule. January and February follow:  JANUARY  More...

SVC professor collaborates with RMU graduate

Dr. Thomas W. Cline, professor of marketing and statistics at the St. Vincent College Alex G. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe man cited for public drunkenness   More...

Westmoreland Manor management company sold; administrator fired, federal fines paid

When the private company who operated Westmoreland Manor was sold Friday, the hope was that the new owner would make positive changes at the county’s nursing home. More...

Unity Twp. zoning board OKs two variances, denies another

The Unity Township Zoning Hearing Board on Tuesday night approved two variance requests for properties on Monastery Drive and Youngstown Ridge Road, and voted down another request for a plot of land on Calvery Hill Road.  More...

Portion of turnpike to close Thursday

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Local & State News

House considers possible impeachment process against Attorney General Kane

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A second process to consider the possible removal of embattled Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane got underway Tuesday in the form of a House resolution authorizing an investigation with subpoena power.  More...

Emaciated dog cited as reason to bolster animal cruelty law

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An emaciated dog seized from a city apartment last week is being cited as another reason the state’s animal cruelty law needs to be stiffened.  More...

Big step in 2016 primary election

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Health

How to bake better treats using healthy ingredients

(Metro) — Baking can be a relaxing and rewarding pastime that parents can share with their children. Baking promotes a variety of skills, including the ability to follow instructions and make measurements. More...

Bullying hinders positive youth development for sexual-minority youth

When compared with their heterosexual peers, sexual-minority youth score lower on key indicators of positive youth development — and those disparities may be due in part to more bullying of these adolescents, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School More...

Don’t be burned by poor fever advice

Elevated body temperature, also known as fever, makes many people run to the medicine cabinet. This is especially true when fever strikes a young child and parents' concerns grow. More...

Entertainment

Broadway and Hollywood mix for hybrid musical ‘Grease: Live’ on Fox

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Fox is gearing up to give Broadway a serious dose of the Hollywood treatment.  “Grease: Live,” airing Sunday (7 p.m. More...

Broadway’s ‘Aladdin’ to launch national tour

NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway’s hit musical “Aladdin” will take a magic carpet ride across the country — a national tour will launch next year in Chicago.  Disney Theatrical Productions said Tuesday the show will begin p More...

As expected, snowstorm took a bite out of Broadway profits

NEWYORK (AP) — The winter storm that barreled into New York over the weekend made a mess of Broadway box office receipts, with most shows reduced to six performances instead of eight when Saturday went dark.  The Broadway League said Tuesd More...

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