January 30, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Chris Rodell’s debut novel is deathbed satire

Hundreds of people came to sit at the bedside of Martin J. More...

General News

6-year-old victim of raccoon attack is home from hospital

ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. More...

‘Dr. Phil’ show comments questioned in fetus cutting case

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — Defense attorneys for a woman accused of cutting an unborn baby from another woman’s womb want to keep comments the victim made during an appearance on the “Dr. More...

Prosecutors: 2 indicted in 2013 murder-for-hire scheme

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Delaware officials say two Pennsylvania men have been indicted in the 2013 death of a man they say was killed in a murder-for-hire scheme.  More...

Editorial

Wanderings with Walter Brasch

Sarah Palin’s quixotic quest for relevance

She’s back and tightly holding Donald Trump’s coattails.  That’s right, Sarah Palin, having again found the media spotlight, is casting her shadow across the more thoughtful conservatives.  More...

BULLETIN BOARD

Thanks to everyone who helped to clear our roadways and walkways following Winter Storm Jonas last weekend.  More...

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Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Kent State Dean’s List

A total of 9,193 Kent State University full-time students were named to the dean’s list for “superior academic achievement during the 2015 fall semester,” the Kent, Ohio, campus reported Friday.  More...

St. Vincent names director of alumni relations

Shawn A. Gouch has been named director of alumni relations in the office of institutional advancement at St. Vincent College, according to an announcement by the Rev. Paul R. Taylor, OSB, executive vice president.  More...

Red Cross needs blood donations through winter

The American Red Cross urgently needs blood donors to make an appointment to give this winter. Eligible blood donors of all types are needed, especially those with O, AB, B negative and A negative.  More...

Judge inspires at 41st annual county prayer breakfast

Despite efforts in recent years to eradicate God from government, the two have always been and will continue to be linked, Westmoreland County Judge Christopher Feliciani told a capacity crowd at the Westmoreland County Prayer Breakfast Friday mornin More...

Democrat Linda Iezzi 57th District special election candidate

Former South Greensburg Borough councilwoman, small business owner, vocational teacher and mother of three Linda Iezzi was nominated on Wednesday as the Democratic nominee for the special election in the 57th State Legislative District.  More...

Mount Pleasant cop charged with assault, attempted rape

A part-time Mount Pleasant Borough police officer was jailed Friday after being accused of trying to rape a woman at his Donegal Township residence last month.  More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, FEB. 1 7 p.m., Derry Borough Council, work session, Derry Station  TUESDAY, FEB. 2 7 p.m., Derry Township Supervisors, municipal building  More...

County to equip officers with nasal-spray drug antidote

MEDIA, Pa. (AP) — Police officers in a suburban Philadelphia county will soon be the first to carry a newly approved easy-toadminister version of the drug that reverses heroin and prescription painkiller overdoses.  More...

Pennsylvania revokes license of center housing immigrants

LEESPORT, Pa. (AP) — The state decided to revoke the operating license of a residential facility used by the federal government to house asylum-seeking immigrant families.  More...

World News

AP News Break: US declares 22 Clinton emails ‘top secret’

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration confirmed for the first time Friday that Hillary Clinton’s home server contained closely guarded government secrets, censoring 22 emails that contained material requiring one of the highest levels of classif More...

Cruz and Clinton feel pressure in final Iowa stretch

RINGSTED, Iowa (AP) - Lagging Republicans jostled for second place in their crowded field, while Hillary Clinton faced more email troubles Friday as the presidential contenders barreled toward a final weekend of campaigning before Iowa’s crucia More...

Life at Zika epicenter a struggle for afflicted family

RECIFE, Brazil (AP) - Around the fifth month of her pregnancy, Daniele Ferreira dos Santos fell ill with a high fever and angry red splotches on her skin.  She soon recovered.  But weeks later, when she went to the hospital for a prenatal e More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:  Where should the local government spend $400,000? Give $200,000 back to the Parks & Recreation Board?  More...

Sports

Wildcats bounce back with non-section victory over Hollidaysburg Area; Graytok hits 1,000 career points

For everything Brad Wetzel knows about his Greater Latrobe boys’ basketball team, one big question lingered heading into Friday’s game with Hollidaysburg Area.  “There was one thing I didn’t know about, and that was how t More...

GL’s Miller captures WCCA girls’ diving title

With a score of 439.95, Greater Latrobe’s Taylor Miller finished first in Friday’s girls’ diving portion of the Westmoreland County Coaches Association Swimming and Diving Championships.  The diving competition had to be moved More...

Nice save!

Greater Latrobe’s Ryan Soisson saves the ball from going out of bounds along the sideline during Friday’s non-section home game against Hollidaysburg Area. More...

Entertainment

Movie review: Third time’s a charm for the witty ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’

If you're one of those people — and I'm with you — who roll your eyes when handed a pair of 3D glasses at the multiplex, wondering if all this rigmarole is REALLY necessary, then take heart: The lovely, color-popping visuals in "Kung Fu P More...

Coldplay sets US stadium concert tour, starts July 16

NEW YORK (AP) — After its upcoming Super Bowl halftime show, Coldplay expects to be accustomed to big stages.  More...

Movie review: Waves and nostalgia wash over ‘The Finest Hours’

Waves of water and nostalgia wash over the drenched and drippy "The Finest Hours," a Norman Rockwell painting tossed into stormy CGI seas.  More...

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