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Indiana County man arrested for making knives threats against ex-girlfriend

An Indiana County man has been arrested for forcing his way into a former girlfriend's house and threatening her with two knives, according to police.  More...

Fundraiser bus trip to Flight 93 Memorial Chapel, Quecreek Mine April 16

Abus trip to the Flight 93 Memorial Chapel and Quecreek Mine will be offered on Saturday, April 16, departing from Countryside Plaza in Mount Pleasant Township.  The cost is $55 per person, which includes transportation, admissions and a buffet More...

General News

Texas couple accused of waterboarding 13-year-old boy

KAUFMAN, Texas (AP) — A North Texas woman and her boyfriend have been jailed for allegedly punishing her 13-year-old son by tying a rope around his genitals and subjecting him to waterboarding, authorities said Thursday.  More...

Need a tissue? School mocks ‘whiners’in email to parents

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware school district has apologized after a staff member inadvertently sent parents a sarcastic “Hurt Feelings Report” that makes fun of “whiners.”  More...

Mom, grandma charged after 2 kids revived by opiate antidote

WARREN, Ohio (AP) — The mother and grandmother of two young children who were revived using the opiate antidote naloxone have been charged with felonies in Ohio.  Authorities say doctors revived the 9- and 21-month-old children on Feb. More...

Sports

Wildcats ‘finish’ off Mount Lebanon in second half

Get Bethel Park in WPIAL playoff quarterfinals in rematch of early-season game

 — As well as Greater Latrobe — Austin Butler and Sean Graytok in particular — can shoot the ball, the Wildcats gave Bethel Park and any other team they may face in the playoffs from here on out one more thing to think about. More...

Lady Trojans eliminated from WPIAL playoffs in first round

PITTSBURGH — Last year in their playoff game at Fox Chapel High School, the Derry Area girls fell into a 26-0 deficit from the onset, and suffered a lopsided defeat to Beaver Area.  On Thursday, again at Fox Chapel, the Lady Trojans were d More...

Pens double up Wings behind Kessel

PITTSBURGH (AP) — With Evgeni Malkin’s lower-body injury lingering longer than expected and his team’s offense suddenly sputtering, Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan decided to pair Sidney Crosby and Phil Kessel on Thursday ni More...

Lifestyles

Mountain Playhouse board appoints executive director

The Mountain Playhouse board of directors promoted Laura Argenbright of Johnstown to executive director, effective Jan. 1, it was announced this week. More...

Westminster concert tonight

The wind ensemble and symphonic band at Westminster College will open the Spring Semester Concert Series with a concert today, Feb. 19, in Will W. Orr Auditorium, the New Wilmington campus reported Thursday. The 7:30 p.m. More...

‘Shakespeare in Love’ tickets still available

Tickets are still available for Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra’s presentation of “Shakespeare in Love” slated for Saturday, Feb. 20, in the Palace Theatre, Greensburg, WSO spokesman Morrie Brand confirmed Thursday.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Keys stolen in Hempfield Township   State police at Greensburg report at 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. More...

PennDOT unveils plans for Route 981 bridge in Latrobe

City officials and residents got a detailed look at planned work on the Route 981 bridge over Loyalhanna Creek Thursday when the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) unveiled plans at a public meeting at the Latrobe Municipal Building. More...

Rec board looking for new dek hockey location

Plans are underway to relocate Latrobe-GLSD Parks and Recreation’s dek hockey program following the recent sale of the property that is home to the current arena.  More...

County to upgrade elevators at Manor

Staff and residents at Westmoreland Manor soon won’t have to worry about getting stuck in one of the antiquated elevators as county commissioners unanimously approved an agreement to have three of the seven elevators modernized at their regular meeti More...

Commissioners rehire prison chaplain

Despite the objections of one commissioner, the other two commissioners Thursday voted to rehire the chaplain at the county prison for another year.  Commissioners Chairwoman Gina Cerilli cast the lone nay vote on an agreement to rehire Chaplain More...

Local & State News

Mom charged after son, 11, ODs on prescription drug

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Report offers 184 suggestions on growing natural gas network

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A state task force created to figure out how Pennsylvania should grow its network of natural gas pipelines has come up with 184 recommendations.  More...

2 students treated at scene after school bus rear-ended

VANDERGRIFT, Pa. (AP) — Two parochial students have been treated at the scene after their school bus was rear-ended.  Scott Koter is the assistant superintendent for the Kiski Area School District, where the crash happened about 8 a.m. More...

World News

Apple challenges government encryption demands alone for now

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Although many tech companies have voiced concerns over assisting in government surveillance, Apple is facing the latest battle alone. Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo have been conspicuously silent after a U.S. More...

Profit or patriotism? What’s driving fight between US, Apple

WASHINGTON (AP) - Battling in intense public broadsides, Apple Inc. More...

Mourners to pay respects Friday to late Justice Scalia

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a day of ceremony and tribute, the casket carrying Justice Antonin Scalia will lie in repose at the Supreme Court where he spent nearly three decades as one of its most influential members.  More...

Education

GL students in District Chorus

Eight Greater Latrobe Senior High School students recently participated in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District Chorus at Penn Hills Senior High School, including Hannah Prich More...

DAMS Future City team

Derry Area Middle School (DAMS) students recently dedicated their time and energy to the semester-long Future City Competition. More...

Medical education scholarship offered to Pa. residents; application deadline Feb. 29

The Pennsylvania Medical Society Alliance, in conjunction with The Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, is offering multiple $2,500 scholarships to Pennsylvania residents attending an accredited Pennsylvania medical school full-time as a s More...

Entertainment

Calif. rejects measure specifying condom use in porn

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One after another, scores of people who make porn films for a living pleaded their case to California workplace safety officials: Don’t force condoms or safety goggles or other devices designed to stop the spread of sex More...

NBC picks some key Broadway creators for its ‘Hairspray’

NEWYORK (AP) — NBC has tapped some deep Broadway talent for its live production of the stage musical “Hairspray.”  Kenny Leon, who won a Tony for the recent revival of “A Raisin in the Sun,” will direct the show fro More...

‘Fallout 4’ crowned game of the year at DICE Awards

LAS VEGAS (AP) — “Fallout 4” wasted the competition at the D.I.C.E. Awards.  More...

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