February 1, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

GLLV Chamber’s Education Committee presents Directions program

It has been a staple of the Greater Latrobe-Laurel Valley Community Chamber of Commerce’s Education Committee for more than 20 years. More...

General News

Officials: Ohio man made several tries to find child for sex

CLEVELAND (AP) — A former Ohio seminarian arrested for allegedly seeking to have sex with infants and young girls in Mexico was carrying $2,000 in cash along with baby clothes and a bottle in his luggage, a Department of Immigration and Customs More...

Budget fight leaves Illinois stuck with overdue bills

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. More...

Slain Virginia teen mourned as investigation continues

BLACKSBURG, Va. More...

Sports

Lady Trojans capture AA title, finish second overall in WCCA meet

GL girls right behind in third

The Derry Area girls swim team wasn’t just far and away the best Class AA team at the Westmoreland County Coaches Association Swimming and Diving Championships.  The Lady Trojans nearly captured the overall meet championship.  More...

Bearcats use balanced attack to down Geneva

Three players scored in double figures as the St. Vincent College men’s basketball team used a dominant perfomance to beat visiting Geneva, 81-55, in Saturday’s Presidents’ Athletic Conference matchup.  More...

Duquesne downs Saint Louis behind Mason, Colter

ST. LOUIS, Mo. More...

Lifestyles

Drink better wine by drinking it better, say pros

Aiming for a new and improved you in 2016? That’s tough. Improving your wine experience? That’s not hard at all.  Because if you want to drink better wine, the first step is drinking wine better. More...

Hendrick / Rowan

Larry and Cherie Hendrick of Ligonier announce the engagement of their daughter Jennifer Nicole Hendrick from Stephens City, Virginia, to Edward Jay Rowan from Stephens City, son of Donald and Fely Rowan from Buckhannon, West Virginia.  More...

Waterbury / Hendrick

Larry and Cherie Hendrick of Ligonier announce the engagement of their son Jacob Michael Hendrick from Morgantown, West Virginia, to Meghan Victoria Waterbury from Leesburg, Virginia, daughter of Matthew and Melinda Waterbury.  More...

Ligonier Valley communities inching forward with joint comprehensive plan

Ligonier Township, Ligonier Borough and Laurel Mountain Borough are willing to collaborate on a joint municipal comprehensive plan that will outline a new shared vision for the Valley. More...

Armed robbery hits Choice convenience store on North Side

A man armed with a gun robbed a Latrobe convenience store on Sunday night and took off with the cash register, Latrobe police report.  According to the police report, a man entered the Choice convenience store on Ligonier Street at 10:05 p.m. More...

Accidents claim three lives over weekend

Police continue to investigate two fatal accidents that claimed the lives of three people in Westmoreland County over the weekend. More...

Local & State News

Child abuse charges against police recruit dismissed

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh police recruit who sued the city alleging discrimination in hiring is no longer facing child abuse charges in connection with spanking of his 6-year-old son.  More...

Police: Blood discovered on missing woman’s car

MONTOURSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police say blood has been discovered on the car of the missing adult daughter of a couple who were robbed at gunpoint and bound with duct tape before their home was set ablaze.  More...

1 dead, 1 hurt in ambush on parked vehicle in Pennsylvania

MCKEESPORT, Pa. More...

World News

Cruz’s religion once wasn’t so obvious

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Ted Cruz sometimes sounds more like a preacher than a presidential candidate, praising the transformative love of Jesus Christ and promising to defend religious liberty. More...

Turnout is name of the game in Monday’s Iowa caucuses

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) - In a final frenzy to inspire supporters to turn out for Monday’s Iowa caucuses, the presidential contenders scrambled to close the deal with the first voters to have a say in the 2016 race for the White House. More...

Tip about van led to arrest of escapees in San Francisco

SANTAANA, Calif. More...

Health

UN health chief: Zika virus is ‘spreading explosively’

GENEVA (AP) — The Zika virus is “spreading explosively” in the Americas, which could see up to 4 million cases over the next year, international health officials said Thursday, announcing a special meeting next week to decide if the More...

Research begins into possibility of a vaccine for Zika virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. More...

Congressional agency reduces health law sign-up predictions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer people than expected are purchasing health insurance under President Barack Obama’s health care law, a report confirmed on Monday.  More...

Entertainment

‘Spotlight’ wins best ensemble at SAG Awards

(AP) — The Screen Actors Guild Awards were not so white.  More...

‘Gilmore Girls’ to be revived by Netflix

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel are taking a trip back to Stars Hollow.  Netflix says “Gilmore Girls” will be revived with the show’s original stars on the streaming service.  The comedy-drama set More...

‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ tops box office; ‘Finest Hours’flounders

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Kung Fu Panda 3” kicked its way to the top of the North American box office with a respectable $41 million, according to Rentrak estimates Sunday.  The DreamWorks Animation film cost a reported $145 million More...

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