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Early spring programs offered by LWA

The Loyalhanna Watershed Association (LWA) will offer a cure for your late-winter blues with two upcoming free programs.  More...

General News

GOP badly split as Trump, Clinton seek Super Tuesday wins

VALDOSTA, Ga. More...

Connecticut woman charged with robbing her own limo driver

WILLIMANTIC, Conn. More...

Philadelphia bar offers Leap Day marriage proposal prizes

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A historic Philadelphia tavern is offering some Leap Day incentives to women looking to settle down.  More...

Editorial

Recovery after overdoses: Stopping heroin’s ‘revolving door’

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — It’s a truth addicts and health providers know well: Naloxone can reverse heroin overdoses, but it can’t cure the addictions that cause them. More...

Political Cartoon

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Opinion: Home ownership — Married vs. not married

It is endlessly repeated in political speeches that home ownership is part of the “American Dream,” and so it is for most people — about 64 percent of U.S. households own their own home. More...

Lifestyles

LEARN lecture March 8 at St. Vincent free to public

St. Vincent College Office of Student Affairs will present a lecture by Ross Szabo, CEO of the Human Power Project, as the first of two presentations in its popular LEARN (Listen, Evaluate, Analyze, Reflect, Navigate) Speakers Series at 7:30 p.m. More...

‘Women of Ireland’ show Sunday; tickets still available

Lovers of Celtic music are in for a special treat when the act known as “Women of Ireland” takes to the stage Sunday, March 6, at The Palace Theatre, Greensburg.  More...

LHVB welcomes new sales development manager

Louise Bates was recently appointed sales development manager of the Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau, according to Reneé Seifert, LHVB president.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Flag pole damaged in West Wheatfield  State police at Indiana report between 12:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, and 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. More...

Prison board hires 13 new officers

After a lengthy executive session, the Westmoreland County Prison Board on Monday approved the hiring of 13 new part-time officers to fill vacancies at the prison.  More...

Westmoreland County Parks and Trails set Comedy Night

Laugh out loud for a good cause: Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation is hosting a Comedy Night featuring professional comedians on Friday, March 4, at the Youngwood Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) fire hall. More...

‘The Wizard of Oz’ musical set for this weekend at Derry Area

Students of all ages — from elementary all the way up to the high school — will have a role in this year’s Derry Area school musical.  More...

24th Annual Taste of Westmoreland March 12

The 24th annual Taste of Westmoreland will be held March 12 in the student union (Chambers Hall) at the University of Pittsburgh, Hempfield Township.  Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the event will conclude at 8:30 p.m. More...

Local & State News

Three Pa. prison guards charged in electronics ring

WAYNESBURG, Pa. (AP) — Three guards at a state prison in southwestern Pennsylvania have been charged with selling illegal electronics to inmates that one employee likened to “Rent-a-Center.”  More...

Justices hear judicial-bias claim in death-row case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday appeared likely to rule that a Philadelphia district attorney-turned-state high court judge should not have taken part in the case of a prison inmate whose death-penalty prosecution he had personall More...

Officials: Man dies after falling while rock climbing

DICKERSON RUN, Pa. (AP) — A coroner has released the name of a man who died after falling at a popular rock climbing site in southwestern Pennsylvania. The Fayette County coroner says 56-year-old Calvin Swoager Jr. More...

World News

KKK leader: Request for police security denied before rally

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Ku Klux Klan leader who was injured when his small group of demonstrators brawled with counter-protesters in a Southern California park this weekend said Monday that he called police beforehand asking for security and was told, & More...

Can the FBI force a company to break into its own products?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Can the FBI force a company like Apple to extract data from a customer’s smartphone? More...

Super Tuesday: Clinton, Trump look to pull away from rivals

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton are eyeing an opportunity to pull away from their rivals on Super Tuesday, a delegate-rich dash across the country that could accelerate their march toward the general election.&n More...

Sports

Canevin takes it to Greater Latrobe, eliminates IceCats from playoffs

This was a decidedly different Bishop Canevin team than the one the Greater Latrobe hockey team faced in December.  And it showed.  The Crusaders took it to Greater Latrobe from the outset and finished the job in the third period for a 5-1 More...

Bearcats draw John Carroll (Ohio) in NCAAopener

The St. Vincent College men’s basketball team has drawn John Carroll University (Ohio) on the road Friday in University Heights, Ohio, in the first round of the NCAA Division III Tournament.  Game time is 8 p.m.  More...

Patriots’ Tom Brady agrees to two-year extension

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady reportedly has agreed to a two-year contract extension with the New England Patriots.  The deal will significantly lessen Brady’s salary cap hit for 2016, which would have been about $15 million. More...

Entertainment

Clergy victims doubt ‘Spotlight’ Oscar win will bring change to Roman Catholic Church

BOSTON (AP) — Victims of clergy sexual abuse are reveling in the Oscar won by “Spotlight” — the story of The Boston Globe’s investigation into the scandal — but say they don’t hold out much hope that the elev More...

Oscars get 34.3M viewers, lowest rating since 2008

NEWYORK (AP) — Academy Awards viewership dipped to its lowest level since 2008 in a year where the movie industry’s ability to reflect the nation’s diversity was a central issue. More...

Neighbor fired air rifle, unaware he hit Salma Hayek’s dog

SEATTLE (AP) — A neighbor of Salma Hayek’s Washington state ranch told investigators he shot at the actress’ beloved Belgian Malinois with an air rifle because it was in his garage and fighting with his own dogs, investigators said Monday in finding More...

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