February 29, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Slickville teen hurt after falling from hood of car

A 17-year-old boy was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital after he was thrown from the hood of a car, according to state police.  More...

Three killed on Indiana County roads over weekend

It was a deadly weekend on the roads in Indiana County.  Josh Alan Ferra, 35, of Indiana, was killed in a one-vehicle accident on Saturday in White Township, and Matthew Hess, 30, of Girard, and Richard Kenneth Lowers Jr., 56, of New Florence, i More...

General News

3 stabbed when violence erupts at KKK rally

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dozens of protesters who heard about a planned Ku Klux Klan rally were waiting by a Southern California park when six Klansmen pulled up in a black SUV and took out signs reading “White Lives Matter.” The KKK members we More...

Cruise ship hosting Pittsburgh athletes rescues 16 migrants

MIAMI (AP) — A Carnival Cruise Line ship that is hosting a tour centered on Pittsburgh sports has rescued 16 migrants in the Gulf of Mexico.  Carnival spokeswoman Jennifer de la Cruz said the Carnival Sensation found the 15 men and one wom More...

US senator wants government to set airline seat-size rules

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Sen. More...

Sports

GL’s Pletcher captures fourth section wrestling title; nine Wildcats advance to regional

VANDERGRIFT — Another milestone in the remarkable high school wrestling career of Luke Pletcher was accomplished Saturday night in Vandergrift. More...

Wildcats, area teams begin state basketball playoffs

It’s time for the PIAA state basketball playoffs. The Greater Latrobe boys’ team is back in the state playoffs while the Greensburg Central Catholic boys and girls will be in state competition, in addition to the Blairsville girls. More...

IceCats open PIHL Class AA Penguins Cup playoffs

The Greater Latrobe hockey team will open the PIAA Class AA Penguin Cup playoffs today.  The IceCats, seeded No. More...

Lifestyles

Westmoreland Museum of American Art’s ‘Telling Tales...’ opens March 5

Westmoreland Museum of American Art, 221 N. Main St. in Greensburg, will present “Telling Tales: Stories and Legends in 19th-Century American Art” from Saturday, March 5, through Saturday, June 19. More...

Derry Township couple marks 65th

Lewis and Rita (Sonafelt) Cole of Derry Township recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. They were married Jan. 29, 1951, in Armbrust Wesleyan Church by the Rev. H. James McClure. More...

Dollar Stretchers

When our county retail taxes jumped to almost 10 percent, I remembered a conversation I had with my aunt who lived through the Dust Bowl in Oklahoma. All of her facial products came from her kitchen. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

One-vehicle crash in Hempfield Township   More...

Christians in Holy Land struggle to remain

The tradition of carving olive wood in the Holy Land dates back to the fourth century under Byzantine rule. It developed under Greek Orthodox monks and flourished in the 16th and 17th centuries when the artisans catered to Italian pilgrims. More...

Winds cause 2,600-plus in county to lose power

High winds throughout the region this morning brought power outages to several areas, including Unity Township and New Alexandria.  According to the West Penn Power website, crews were on scene addressing 1 to 20 outages in the Marguerite area o More...

Latrobe shooting hearing reset

The hearing of a man accused of helping to hide the gun used to kill 20-year-old Daniel McNerny back in January has been rescheduled until March 7 before District Judge Michael Mahady.  More...

Airport to begin flights to Gulf Coast Charter resort

Arnold Palmer Regional Airport has a new destination.  Airport officials announced Monday morning that the Unity Township site will begin flying to Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, a AAA Four-Diamond beachfront resort on the Mississippi Gulf Coa More...

Local & State News

Police: Horse and buggy operator rear-ended by car

PEQUEA, Pa. More...

Justices hear claim of judicial bias in death-row case

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Supreme Court is hearing an appeal from a Pennsylvania deathrow inmate over when a judge must step aside from a case. More...

Ukrainian who posed as teen in US faces sex assault charge

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

World News

N. Korea puts tearful detained American before cameras

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - North Korea presented a detained American student before the media on Monday in Pyongyang, where he tearfully apologized for attempting to steal a political banner - at the behest, he said, of a member of a church back h More...

Battling outbreak, Hawaii faces small staff, pesticide fears

HONOLULU (AP) - On a farm in the heart of Hawaii’s ongoing dengue outbreak, coffee grows wild among the ferns, and vanilla vines climb guava trees. More...

Cardinal admits ‘scandalous’ response to abuse allegations

ROME (AP) - One of Pope Francis’ top advisers acknowledged he had heard that an Australian Catholic school teacher who serially abused students might be involved in “pedophilia activity” in the 1970s, but said he had no idea how rampant clergy abuse More...

Health

NIH taking first steps on precision medicine project

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama held out the promise of medical breakthroughs Thursday as his administration moved ahead with a major project to learn how to better tailor treatments and preventive care to people’s genes, environment and lif More...

Pittsburgh shakes in support of Parkinson research

On March, the Parkinson Foundation Western Pennsylvania will be hosting Shaking with Laughter: A Night of Comedy at the Kelly- Strayhorn Theater.  More...

Study: Transgender children allowed to live openly fare well

CHICAGO (AP) — Young transgender children allowed to live openly as the gender they identify with fared as well psychologically as other kids in a small study that suggests parental support may be the key. More...

Entertainment

‘Spotlight’ tops a richly diverse Spirit Awards

SANTA MONICA, Calif. More...

‘Fifty Shades’ dominates Razzies with 5 awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Fifty Shades of Grey” came out on top — or perhaps the bottom — at this year’s Razzies.  The awkward adaptation of author EL James’ erotic novel nabbed five prizes at Saturday’ More...

Oscars’ backstage moments rival those on camera

LOS ANGELES (AP) — While audiences around the world watch the glamorous Oscars proceedings on TV, a whole different array of memorable starry moments are happening off-camera. More...

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