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WCNS Radio turns off music, goes to all talk

Starting next week, listeners of Latrobe radio station WCNS (1480 AM) won’t be hearing their favorite songs anymore.  The local radio station announced plans on Friday to switch from a music format to one featuring talk, news and local spo More...

General News

Animal rights protest scrapped after ‘greased pig’ dust-up

NEWPORT, N.H. More...

Missing Canada man to reunite with family after 30 years

NIAGARA, Ontario (AP) — An Ontario man who disappeared three decades ago and was believed dead is about to be reunited with his family after recovering some of his memory.  Police said Friday that Edgar Latulip was reported missing in 1986 More...

Manhole cover crashes into windshield, killing Boston driver

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say a manhole cover crashed through a windshield on a major Boston highway during the morning commute, killing a driver.  Spokesman David Procopio says the manhole cover in the left lane of Intersta More...

Editorial

Commentary

Sharing money problems with kids

Kids are surprisingly resilient in the face of a crisis. But even so, serious family money troubles can potentially affect a young person's home life, education and outlook on money management down the road.  More...

Bulletin Board

A new St. Vincent College brochure, “Many Reasons to Visit Year ’Round!” has been produced by the Office of Marketing and Communications to assist the many visitors to the area who ask about things to see and do on the St. More...

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Lifestyles

Happy Anniversary!

Area couple celebrates 70th

Alfred and Olimpia (Milani) Diana of Bradenville, married Dec. 27, 1945, in Boville Erinca, Italy, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with a special Mass at St. Rose Catholic Church near Latrobe.  More...

Diocese to host Year of Mercy lectures Feb. 23, March 1

The Diocese of Greensburg will host two lectures at the Bishop Connare Center, Route 30, Unity Township, as part of its Jubilee Year of Mercy observance.  Greensburg Bishop Edward C. More...

Donors urged to help American Red Cross maintain blood supply

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients by giving blood this February.  More...

Eight area suspects arrested in county drug sting

Eight area suspects were arrested as a result of an ongoing narcotic investigation by the Westmoreland County Drug Task Force.  According to the Latrobe Police Department, on Feb. More...

2015 paranormal report includes variety of strange creatures

If anyone saw mysterious lights in the sky over Latrobe last week, paranormal investigator Stan Gordon of Greensburg would like to hear from them. More...

Local & State News

Drew Lewis, Reagan transportation secretary during strike, dies at 84

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A businessman who served as U.S. transportation secretary under President Ronald Reagan during the 1981 air traffic controllers’ strike has died. More...

Circle That Date

TUESDAY, FEB. 16  10 a.m., Westmoreland County Commissioners, agenda prep, courthouse  7:30 p.m., Greater Latrobe School Board, Center for Student Creavity  WEDNESDAY, FEB. More...

Labor complaints says Allegheny Technologies lockout illegal

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The National Labor Relations Board says the Allegheny Technologies Inc. More...

World News

‘Finally’: Pope meets Russian Orthodox leader

HAVANA (AP) - With a hug and an exclamation of “Finally,” Pope Francis met Friday with Patriarch Kirill in the first ever meeting between a pontiff and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, a historic development in the 1,000-year schi More...

The Latest: Sanders ducks question about reparations

COLUMBIA, S.C. More...

Diplomats aim for temporary Syria truce in a week

BEIRUT (AP) - A diplomatic push for a temporary pause in Syria’s civil war and the delivery of humanitarian aid faced huge hurdles Friday, with Russia saying it would continue its airstrikes and government planes dropping leaflets urging rebels More...

Letters to the Editor

Letter to Editor

To the Editor:  On this Sandusky issue. Why should a man like him get all that money? He should not get one red cent or his wife. All that money should go to his victims. More...

Sports

Berlin-Brothersvalley pulls away from Rams in regular-season finale

Ligonier Valley boys’ basketball coach Todd Hepner knows his team is right there as the District 6 Class AA playoffs approach.  The Rams proved as much, battling with 19-win Berlin- Brothersvalley during the regular season finale.  More...

SVC women’s swim team remains in second place at PAC meet

After adding three more championship performances, the St. Vincent College women’s swim team maintained its hold on second place at the James E. More...

Letang scores in shootout to lift Pens over Hurricanes

RALEIGH, N.C. More...

Entertainment

Movie review: ‘Zoolander 2’ tries a little too hard

In case you don't follow the global fashion calendar, Fashion Week has just begun in New York, bringing with it a few nice clothes plus the usual over-thetop weirdness — bizarrely themed runway shows and frontrow fashionistas teetering on stilt-like More...

Movie review: Irreverent ‘Deadpool’suffers from juvenile humor

"Deadpool" hates its audience, and that's not necessarily a bad thing.  Nothing is sacred to either this film or this character (played with "I'm so naughty" abandon by Ryan Reynolds), which pokes fun at superhero movie culture, Hollywood itself More...

Movie review: ‘How to Be Single’

Momentarily untied from "50 Shades of Grey" and its planned sequels, Dakota Johnson is again looking for love in "How to Be Single," a mild and fittingly discombobulated ode to singlehood that plays like a "Sex and the City" spinoff.  More...

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