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Kids-centric exhibit opens at Flight 93

Visitors to the Flight 93 National Memorial Learning Center will now be able to see the events of Sept. 11, 2001, through a different lens.  Today, the Somerset County site will debut its “Through Their Eyes” exhibit. More...

Angela’s Angels: 10 years of fairy tale transformations

Volunteers do their thing with prom gowns

Angela Rose O’Brien and her volunteers have heard many heartwarming and sometimes heartbreaking stories when girls come in to Angela’s Angels to borrow a gown for a prom or special occasion.  More...

General News

Joey Feek, of country duo Joey + Rory, dies at 40

NASHVILLE, Tenn. More...

Bud Collins, US voice of tennis in print, on TV, dies

Bud Collins, the tennis historian and American voice of the sport in print and on TV for decades, has died. More...

Rodeo queen, 27, dies from injuries during competition

LACOOCHEE, Fla. (AP) — A rodeo queen from Florida has died following an accident at a competition last month in Mississippi.  More...

Editorial

Commentary

Debt and the deceased: How should spouses and heirs proceed?

If your loved one died leaving significant debt behind, would you know what to do? It's a worrisome question for everyone. More...

Bulletin Board

Latrobe 4th of July Celebration Inc. organizers are looking for girls 15 to 19 years old to enter the Miss 4th of July Pageant this year.  More...

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Lifestyles

Westmoreland Symphony’s ‘Spanish Guitar’ March 19

The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra will present “Spanish Guitar” on Saturday, March 19, in the Palace Theatre, Greensburg.  More...

Events of Area Interest

LAPA meeting Thursday in Latrobe   The Laurel Area Partnership on Aging will hold its monthly meeting Thursday, March 10, at the Latrobe Center for Active Adults on Avenue C.  More...

‘Curiosity Cat’ cast readies for March 18, 19

Greensburg Civic Theatre’s Greasepaint Players will present Chris Grabenstein’s “Curiosity Cat” March 18 and 19 at Greensburg Garden and Civic Center, 951 Old Salem Road.  The cast of 24 includes adults and children perfo More...

County experiences another record-breaking year in drug deaths

Westmoreland County had a record-breaking year in 2015. More...

Man, woman charged for Mount Pleasant football league threats

The father of a player and a woman who allegedly helped him make threats connected to the cancellation of the Mount Pleasant Area Junior Football League season were arrested Friday, according to court documents.  Joseph V. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, MARCH 7  7 p.m., Derry Borough Council, agenda prep, Derry Station  TUESDAY, MARCH 8  9 a.m., Westmoreland County Airport Authority, airport offices  10 a.m., Westmoreland County Commissioners, agenda prep, courthouse  More...

Prison board revokes correctional officer’s appointment

The Westmoreland County Prison Board voted unanimously to revoke the appointment of one of its correctional officers for undisclosed reasons Friday.  At the meeting, which was a continuation of the board’s regular meeting from Monday, the More...

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Friday:  FRIDAY NIGHT   More...

World News

Tony Dyson, who made robot R2-D2, dies at 68

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Tony Dyson, who built the beloved, beeping Star Wars robot R2-D2, has died at his home in Malta, police said Friday. He was 68.  Dyson’s body was discovered Friday in his residence on Gozo island. More...

Police question Brazil’s ex-president in corruption probe

SAO PAULO (AP) - Brazilian police hauled former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from his home and questioned him for about four hours Friday in a sprawling corruption case involving state-run oil company Petrobras that has already ensnared some o More...

Revamped satellite data shows no pause in global warming

WASHINGTON (AP) - Climate change doubters may have lost one of their key talking points: a particular satellite temperature dataset that had seemed to show no warming for the past 18 years. More...

Sports

Brownlee, Baum set DA marks on final day of WPIAL meet

Derry Area didn’t automatically qualify any swimmers for the state meet on Friday’s final day of the WPIAL Swimming Championships, but the Trojans still expect to be well-represented two weeks from now at Bucknell University in Lewisburg. More...

’Cats put three wrestlers in regional semis

PENN HILLS — All things considered, it was a pretty good, long day of wrestling Friday for Greater Latrobe. The WPIAL decided to make the PIAA Class AAA Championships a two-day event instead of three and competition lasted from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. More...

Goaltending fraternity split over outburst by Rangers’ Lundqvist

WASHINGTON (AP) — Henrik Lundqvist was flipping mad that referee Trevor Hanson wouldn’t blow his whistle to stop play. More...

Entertainment

Official Grammy Museum opens in Mississippi Delta

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The second and only official Grammy Museum outside of Los Angeles opens Saturday in the Mississippi Delta, cradle of the blues.  More...

Medical examiner: Water, drugs led to Bobbi Kristina’s death

ATLANTA (AP) — A medical examiner says Bobbi Kristina Brown’s face being immersed in water, along with drug intoxication, led to her death last year.  The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office in Atlanta released a statement More...

Movie review: ‘London Has Fallen,’ a ludicrous sequel on steroids

"London Has Fallen" never pretends to be anything it's not. The sequel to Antoine Fuqua's big, dumb and kind of fun "Olympus Has Fallen," is bigger, dumber, jaw-droppingly shameless and also kind of a riot. More...

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