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General News

Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, 6th man on moon, dies at 85

MIAMI (AP) — Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who became the sixth man on the moon when he and Alan Shepard helped NASA recover from Apollo 13’s “successful failure” and later devoted his life to exploring the mind, physics More...

Judge who presided over Martha Stewart’s trial dies

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge who presided over Martha Stewart’s criminal trial in New York has died. Miriam Cedarbaum was 86. Manhattan U.S. More...

‘Touching therapy’ doc gets prison, labeled sexual predator

BELLEFONTE, Pa. More...

Editorial

Wanderings with Walter Brasch

Marching bands and high school PE

The Millard Public Schools in Omaha, Nebraska, will not allow its students to substitute marching band for its requirement that students take three semesters of physical education.  More...

Bulletin Board

An update from coordinator Carol Greenawalt:  “At our recent meeting the following information was released for this year’s Latrobe 4th of July Celebration:  “The Miss 4th of July Pageant will be held on June 19. More...

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Lifestyles

Penn State issues fall dean’s list

The fall 2015 dean's list for The Pennsylvania State University is now available, the University Park campus announced this week.  Area qualifiers for Penn State fall dean’s list, their hometown and campus are:  Jensen M. More...

St. Vincent Basilica concert Feb. 13

St. Vincent College Concert Series will present organist Paul Jacobs at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, in St. More...

Events of Area Interest

Bank retirees to dine Feb. 17   Retirees and former employees of Commercial Bank & Trust of PA will have their next luncheon at noon Wednesday, Feb. More...

PennDOT to display Route 981 plans

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), Engineering District 12-0 will host a public display of plans for the reconstruction of Route 981, Section V10, also known as the Route 981 at Kennametal Project, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. More...

GLSD offers hands-on, real-world scenarios in engineering

The Principles of Engineering course offered at the Greater Latrobe Senior High School isn’t at all what senior John Graziano expected. It’s a physics class. It’s also an algebra class. But what sets it apart for him is that it’s a hands-on course. More...

World News

Manhattan crane topples into street killing 1, injuring 3

NEW YORK (AP) - A huge construction crane being lowered to safety in a snow squall plummeted onto a Lower Manhattan street Friday, killing a Wall Street worker and leaving three people hurt by debris that scattered as the rig’s lengthy boom fel More...

Thousands more Syrians rush toward Turkey to flee fighting

BEIRUT (AP) - Thousands of Syrians rushed toward the Turkish border Friday, fleeing a fierce government offensive and intense Russian airstrikes near Syria’s largest city of Aleppo.  More...

Couple wanted in crime spree led police on chase; 1 killed

MILTON, Fla. More...

Sports

’Cats hang on for historic win at Hempfield Area

Clinch outright section title; Austin Butler sets school single-season records for points, three-pointers

The Greater Latrobe boys’ basketball team has three goals it wants to accomplish this season.  Check one off the list.  It wasn’t easy, but the Wildcats were able finish a 20-win season and capture sole possession of the WPIAL More...

After week layoff, Rams blow out NC

While a week between games gave the Ligonier Valley boys’ basketball team time to hone its skills, more importantly, it allowed some nagging injuries to heal before the season’s stretch run.  More...

Trojans drop section finale to Indiana Area

Indiana Area defeated visiting Derry Area, 75-34, in the WPIAL Section 3-AAA regular-season finale for both teams Friday night to give the Indians their third consecutive section title.  The Indians (11-1, 15-7) held the winless Trojans (0-12, 0 More...

Entertainment

Tattoos, martial arts and poker? Casinos wooing millennials

BOSTON (AP) — Casinos worried that millennials aren’t getting into traditional gambling like their parents and grandparents are bringing in tattoo studios, mixed martial arts competitions and other offbeat attractions to attract a younger More...

Elizabeth Smart working on self-empowerment book due in 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Kidnap victim Elizabeth Smart’s next book will be a guide to self-empowerment.  Smart is an activist and author of a best-selling memoir about her kidnapping as a teenager. She has an agreement with St. More...

Movie review: ‘Pride & Prejudice & Zombies’

"Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" is as silly as it sounds, and not nearly as fun as it should be.  More...

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