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GLPIEF welcomes two new board members

Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation (GLPIEF) recently welcomed two new board members: Dr. Rhonda Laughlin and Julie Jones.  More...

General News

Utah teen delivers 900 carnations for Valentine’s Day

SMITHFIELD, Utah (AP) — Every girl at a Utah high school got flowers for Valentine’s Day thanks to the generosity of a male classmate.  Seventeen-year-old Hayden Godfrey spent $450 on 900 carnations, ensuring that all 834 females at More...

Uno remains most popular Westminster pooch

NEW YORK (AP) — After all these years, Uno is still No. 1. More than 2,700 dogs are entered in the Westminster Kennel Club show starting Monday, with a couple of clear favorites. More...

Two charged in robbery gone wrong where arm was severed

NEW YORK (AP) — Both people involved in a bizarre botched robbery over pricey sneakers have been arrested after the victim rammed the teenage robber with his SUV, severing his arm, police said Saturday. More...

Sports

Lady Wildcats’ hope momentum from key late win carries into playoffs against Penn Hills

Arare end-of-season victory at Hempfield Area may have given the Greater Latrobe girls’ basketball team the confidence to navigate the WPIAL Quad-A playoffs.  First-year coach Mark Burkardt will learn the impact of that victory when his L More...

Grove City keeps Bearcats from clinching PAC regular season title, at least for now

They came to Carey Center on the campus of St. Vincent College Saturday night to celebrate. Eight seniors were playing their final regular season home games, putting the wraps on a 69-5 record at home during their careers. More...

SVC women earn key conference victory, 55-41, over Grove City

Mara Benvenuti netted 20 points to lead the St. Vincent Cllege women’s basketball team to a 55-41 victory over visiting Grove City in Presidents’ Athletic Conference play Saturday. More...

Lifestyles

Chaplain first speaker in SVC series Wednesday

The Rev. Dennis A. Bogusz, chaplain at St. Anne Home, Greensburg, will be the first speaker in St. Vincent College’s spring series on aging and spirituality at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, in the Fred M. More...

Campus Corner

Five students with area ties were named to the dean’s list at Bucknell University during the fall semester of the 2015-16 academic year, the Lewisburg campus reported Friday.  A Bucknell student must earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or hi More...

SVC professor publishes article in nursing journal

Dr. Thomas W. Cline, consumer psychologist and professor of marketing and statistics in St. Vincent College’s Alex G. More...

GL students get ready for biggest PolarPalooza ever

Greater Latrobe Senior High School (GLSHS) is preparing for its biggest PolarPalooza ever. More...

Cardinal Wuerl, Bishop Barron, Carolyn Woo to address evangelization conference

Cardinal Donald Wuerl, STD, archbishop of Washington; Dr. More...

Chamber Golf Classic raises $7,500 for GLPIEF

The 26th Greater Latrobe-Laurel Valley Community Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic was the biggest and most successful in its history. More...

Local & State News

Democrats’ US Senate race heats up over debate about natural gas industry

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — In Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate Democratic primary, where there are few differences over issues, jousting over natural gas drilling is providing an opening.  More...

Flags in Pennsylvania to fly at half-staff in Scalia’s honor

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Wolf has ordered U.S. More...

Bald eagles have first egg of season in Pittsburgh nest

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bald eagles who lost both of their eggs last year have returned and their Pittsburgh nest now has the first egg of the season.  The Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania says the egg was laid late Friday or early Saturd More...

World News

Justice Antonin Scalia, influential conservative, dead at 79

WASHINGTON (AP) — Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died, leaving the high court without its conservative majority and setting up an ideological confrontation over his successor i More...

Pulitzer-winning journalist Acel Moore dies at 75

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former reporter and columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer who mentored scores of aspiring journalists and helped found local and national organizations that advocate for African-American journalists has died. More...

Scalia’s death means loss of key vote in divided cases

WASHINGTON (AP) - Justice Antonin Scalia’s death deprives conservatives of a key vote that could change the outcome in some major Supreme Court cases, including one in which labor unions appeared headed for a big defeat.  More...

Health

Johnson & Johnson, ViaCyte testing possible diabetes cure

Johnson & Johnson, continuing its long quest for a Type 1 diabetes cure, is joining forces with biotech company ViaCyte to speed development of the first stem cell treatment that could fix the life-threatening hormonal disorder. More...

Blood-boosters may give tiny preemies a developmental edge

CHICAGO (AP) — Two blood-building drugs injected soon after birth may give tiny preemies a lasting long-term edge, boosting brain development and IQ by age 4, a first-of-its-kind study found. More...

Babies’ eye damage and Zika? Brazil study suggests a link

CHICAGO (AP) — The Zika virus might cause eye damage in small-headed infants born to women infected during pregnancy, a small study in Brazil suggests. More...

Entertainment

Big ‘Deadpool’ debut annihilates ‘Fifty Shades’ record

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The R-rated “Deadpool” has taken the box office by storm, annihilating records with an eye-popping $135 million from its first three days in U.S. theaters, according to comScore estimates Sunday. More...

Conan’s biggest regret at Harvard? Skipping economics

BOSTON (AP) — Comedian Conan O’Brien says he was a prankster during his Harvard years, but he also credits his success to hard work in the classroom.  More...

Rock band kicks off rescheduled tour after Paris carnage

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Jesse Hughes, frontman of the U.S. band whose Nov. More...

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