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Wolf will ask for another $200M for public schools

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. More...

US attorney warns potent batch of heroin on streets

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Officials are warning there is a potentially deadly batch of heroin on the streets of western Pennsylvania.  U.S. More...

FBI reviewing Pittsburgh officer’s arrest of drunk man

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The FBI is reviewing a Pittsburgh police officer’s arrest of an allegedly drunk man at a high school championship football game in November.  A district judge on Monday dismissed charges of simple assault and offici More...

General News

January US auto sales fall slightly because of storm

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. auto sales fell slightly in January because of the East Coast snowstorm, but analysts say demand remains strong and buyers will likely head back into dealerships this month.  More...

Student says he’s in trouble for renting dorm room on Airbnb

BOSTON (AP) — Astudent at Emerson College in Boston says he’s facing disciplinary action after renting out his dorm room on Airbnb.  Jack Worth tells The Boston Globe he rented the room in early January to three guests on three separ More...

Ohio city offers compromise so officer can keep K-9 partner

MARIETTA, Ohio (AP) — Ohio officials say they have offered a compromise to a recently retired police officer who wants to keep his K-9 partner.  More...

Sports

Blairsville holds on for conference win against Lady Rams

BLAIRSVILLE — The shots finally dropped for the Blairsville Bobcats in the second half and it made the difference in defeating Ligonier Valley, 48-42, Tuesday in a District 6 Heritage Conference girls’ basketball game. More...

Wildcats rout Kiski Area, clinch at least share of section crown

When it comes to season goals, Greater Latrobe’s boys’ basketball checklist isn’t close to being completed.  The program, however, crossed one item off the list Tuesday — and it’s a pretty big one.  More...

Crosby’s hat trick powers Penguins past Senators

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby is back to doing Sidney Crosby things. More...

Lifestyles

Derry Area Cheerleaders place in 2016 PIAA Competitive Spirit Championships

This past weekend the Derry Area Competitive Cheer Squad participated for the first time in the 2016 PIAA Competitive Spirit Championships held at the Giant Center in Hershey, placing sixth overall.  Ashley Bisi, head coach, said the squad compe More...

Seton Hill confers 146 degrees in December

Seton Hill University graduated 146 students during its December 14, 2015 commencement exercises, the Greensburg campus reported Monday.  More...

SV Summer Theatre auditions March 5-6

St. Vincent Summer Theatre Artistic Director Greggory Brandt has announced the auditions for its upcoming summer season.  The auditions will be held Saturday and Sunday, March 5 and 6, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Truck damaged in theft in Latrobe  Latrobe police report between 11:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, and 2 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, on River Avenue, someone struck a Dodge Ram truck belonging to David Ong, 51, of Latrobe while it was parked near St. More...

Derry Twp. Supervisors approve amended Act 537 Plan

The Derry Township Supervisors on Tuesday okayed a resolution approving an amended cost allocation agreement for the construction of facilities contemplated under the Act 537 consent order and agreement.  More...

Latrobe man to stand trial in fatal wreck

A Latrobe man will stand trial in Westmoreland County Common Pleas Court for homicide by vehicle and other charges related to an accident in Derry Township that killed a Monroeville man in September 2014.  More...

Latrobe actor on stage again in Cabaret Theatre production

“Be careful what you wish for,” laughs Latrobe resident and Cabaret Theatre actor David Seremet. “I should have learned from that genie story that how you word your wish is really important.”  More...

Railroad worker safety bill proposed

State Rep. Joseph Petrarca, D-Westmoreland/ Armstrong, has introduced a four-bill package aimed at improving safety for railroad employees.  More...

Angela’s Angels to hold 10th annual prom fairs/gown sales

In honor of its 10th year anniversary, Angela’s Angels in Latrobe will be holding prom fairs/gown sales to accommodate all princesses this prom season.  More...

Local & State News

Judge delays decision on new child-sex trial for priest

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. More...

Punxsutawney Phil ‘predicts’ early spring

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) — The handlers of Pennsylvania’s most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, said the furry rodent failed to see his shadow at dawn Tuesday, meaning he “predicted” an early spring. More...

Federal judge sets trial date for PA Cyber school founder

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A federal judge has set a June 6 trial date for Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School Founder Nicholas Trombetta.  The East Liverpool, Ohio man was indicted by a federal grand jury in 2013 on 11 counts of mail fraud, bribery, More...

World News

Higher temperatures makes Zika mosquito spread disease more

WASHINGTON (AP) - The mosquito behind the Zika virus seems to operate like a heat-driven missile of disease. The hotter it gets, the better the mosquito that carries Zika virus is at transmitting its buffet of dangerous illnesses, scientists say. More...

Generals say women should have to register for draft

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Army and Marine Corps generals say they believe all women should have to register for the draft now that combat jobs are open to them. More...

Report: DOJ should track its monitoring of pot legalization

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Government Accountability Office says the Justice Department needs to better document how it’s tracking the effect of marijuana legalization in the states.  More...

Health

The benefits to establishing advanced healthcare directives

Healthy adults may give little thought to injuries or illnesses. When the going is good, it is easy to forget about the less pleasant side effects of aging. More...

Registration now open for 2016 Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community

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Study tries to give C-section babies mom’s germs they missed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sharing bacteria in the operating room normally is a no-no but in a novel experiment, researchers are giving babies born by C-section a dose of presumably protective germs from mom’s birth canal.  More...

Entertainment

Judge could rule on Cosby bid to toss sex-assault charges

NORRISTOWN, Pa. More...

AP News Break: Lady Gaga to sing national anthem at Super Bowl

NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga is set to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl on Sunday. More...

‘Star Wars,’ ‘Jurassic World’ among Kids Choice nominees

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stormtroopers, superheroes, dinosaurs and Cinderella are among the nominees at this year’s Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards.  More...

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