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Derry Area Historical Society awarded $5,400 mini-grant

The Derry Area Historical Society has been awarded a $5,400 mini-grant by the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor to help with the removal and replacement of the 20-year-old roof on the historic Fulton House in New Derry.  More...

Wolf begins defense of spending in budget hearings

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. More...

General News

Police: Cafeteria worker threatens to blow-up public school

CHICORA, Pa. More...

Man jailed on charges he grabbed boy after ‘ding dong ditch’

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh man has been jailed on charges he grabbed an 11-year-old boy and wouldn’t let the youth leave after the boy rang his doorbell then ran away.  More...

Funeral set for 92-year-old woman who died in home invasion

NORTH BRADDOCK, Pa. (AP) — A private funeral is set for an elderly woman whose body was found tied up with duct tape in her looted western Pennsylvania home.  More...

Sports

Wildcats overcome 14-point deficit late in first half to defeat Bethel Park, 79-73, in quarterfinals of WPIAL playoffs

In district semis, state playoffs for first time since 1990; rematch with Pine-Richland up next

IRWIN — The one person who may have been the least bit surprised that Greater Latrobe was down to Bethel Park by 14 points late in the first half of Saturday’s district playoff game was none other than head coach Brad Wetzel himself And he was taking More...

DA qualifies 10 wrestlers from section to WPIAL Class AA tourney

CLAYSVILLE — Compliments are one thing, results are another, and the Derry Area wrestling team continues to get plenty of both.  On Saturday, the Trojans raised eyebrows that hadn’t already been raised in WPIAL wrestling circles with More...

Pitt tops Syracuse behind Artis’ 21 points

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Different month and different coach on the Syracuse bench. Same result for the Orange against nemesis Pittsburgh. More...

Lifestyles

Area 20-year 4-H leaders lauded

On Feb. 5, the Westmoreland 4-H Program recognized many of its volunteers for their years of service. Amy Frye, legislative aide to state Rep. More...

New ‘Man in a Box’ campaign draws attention to homelessness

For the past two years, during some of the coldest weeks in winter, Pittsburgh-based radio station 100.7 Star partnered with The Salvation Army, Highwoods Properties, Highmark and other sponsors to raise awareness of family homelessness through the & More...

Campus Corner

Nicolas Feret from New Alexandria has been accepted to St. Vincent College for the fall 2016 semester, according to an announcement received Friday from Stephen P. More...

Golden-Danforth, Boerio named to GLSD art trust board

The Greater Latrobe School District (GLSD) Art Conservation Trust recently welcomed two new trustees, Nicole Golden- Danforth and Bibiana Boerio.  More...

Wife, son of ex- LeNature’s CEO cite Bible in appeal

A wife and son convicted for their roles in an $800-million softdrink company accounting fraud case say in an appeal that their religious beliefs commanded them to follow the family’s patriarch. Trib Total Media reports that G. More...

Checking out EWCTC opportunities

Automotive technology teacher Mike Wortman talks to interested students and their parents at last week’s Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center open house. More...

Local & State News

State of the Race: Campaign for Pa. US Senate seat

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Democrats for now have a four-way primary contest that will be decided in two months to see who will challenge U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, as the Republican seeks a second six-year term in the 2016 election. More...

Penn State dance marathon raises more than $9.7 million

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Hundreds of students participating in Penn State’s annual dance marathon during the weekend raised more than $9.7 million for pediatric cancer research and care. More...

AG race: Shapiro wins Wolf’s endorsement

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf is backing Montgomery County’s Josh Shapiro to be Pennsylvania’s next attorney general.  More...

World News

Suspect in fatal Michigan shootings expected in court

KALAMAZOO, Mich. More...

Trump’s campaign has spread beyond early-to-vote states

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump’s unorthodox bid to win the Republican presidential nomination has some distinctly traditional trappings: offices and employees across the country.  More...

Rubio, Cruz jostle to claim ‘alternative-to-Trump’ vote

FRANKLIN, Tenn. More...

Health

UN: Stopping Zika may require modified insects

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization says it may be necessary to use controversial methods like genetically modified mosquitoes to wipe out the insects that are spreading the Zika virus across the Americas.  More...

IDD Awareness Month to be observed in March; End the R-Word event Feb. 27

March is nationally recognized as Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. More...

Study: Right gut bacteria may protect against malnutrition

WASHINGTON (AP) — Manipulating what kinds of bacteria live in the gut might lead to a new way to treat millions of children suffering chronic malnutrition, says new research that suggests the right microbes can help get the most out of a poor d More...

Entertainment

‘Deadpool’dominates again with $55M in 2nd week

NEWYORK (AP) — Marvel’s R-rated antihero smash “Deadpool” continued to dominate movie theaters over the weekend, earning an estimated $55 million and trouncing a trio of newcomers. More...

Rep says Taylor Swift donates $250K to beleaguered Kesha

NEWYORK (AP) — Taylor Swift is giving some financial assistance to fellow pop star Kesha as she battles to get out of a contract with Dr. Luke, whom she has accused of sexually assaulting her.  More...

Star Wars blitz continues at Walt Disney World

ORLANDO, Florida (AP) — Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida is about to be invaded by Jedis and stormtroopers. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Stepson accused of stealing, using bank card  State police at Greensburg report between 6 p.m. Dec. 29 and 5 a.m. Dec. 30, Matthew W. More...

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