March 7, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Judge upholds conviction, sentence in torture slaying

GREENSBURG, Pa. More...

The Weather Network delivers spring forecast

While this winter had memorable storms and occasional shots of arctic air, mild temperatures dominated for much of the season. More...

General News

Cleaner skies: Boeing designs self-sterilizing jet bathrooms

NEW YORK (AP) — Boeing engineers think they have a solution for smelly, grimy airplane bathrooms: ultraviolet light.  The aircraft manufacturer has filed a patent for a self-cleaning lavatory that disinfects all surfaces in just three seco More...

2-year-old girl calls 911 for wardrobe emergency, police say

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — To a 2-year-old girl in South Carolina, struggling to get dressed is an emergency.  The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office says the child called 911, asking for help getting dressed. More...

Man sentenced in robberies linked to ‘Sock Hat Bandit’

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The FBI says a man who reportedly robbed 11 banks in three states and was known as the “Sock Hat Bandit” has been sentenced to more than 10 years in federal prison.  More...

Sports

DA’s Phillippi, LV’s Patrick head to states as regional champions

Head eight area qualifiers for PIAA tournament

CANONSBURG — Micky Phillippi and Robert Patrick are in different weight classes, attend different high schools and have different wrestling styles. But both shared a common accomplishment Saturday night at Canon- McMillan High School. More...

GL’s Luke Pletcher captures third regional wrestling title

’Cats qualify three for state tourney

PENN HILLS — By just about any standard, it was a good weekend at Penn Hills High School for Greater Latrobe High School wrestling: A fifth-place finish in the team standings of the PIAA Class AAA Southwest Regional Championships and first-, se More...

Taking down the competition

Greater Latrobe’s Jake Shaffer works on taking down Matt McGillick of Penn-Trafford during the 170-pound consolation finals at the PIAA Class AAA Southwest Regional championship. More...

Lifestyles

Latrobe BPW lauds Woman of Year, February GL/DA Students of Month

Joy Klohonatz was named Woman of the Year 2015-16 at the February meeting of Latrobe Business and Professional Women’s Club.  More...

Westmoreland Choral Society to perform Galbraith’s ‘Passion...’

Under the direction of Thomas Octave, the Westmoreland Choral Society and soloists will perform “The Passion of Jesus Christ According to St. Matthew” by Nancy Galbraith.  Scheduled for 3 p.m. More...

Events of Area Interest

Snowshoe hike Thursday   Forbes State Forest invites the public to join a forest naturalist for a snowshoe hike 6 p.m. Thursday, March 10. More...

Bitter ending

Greater Latrobe boys’ basketball head coach Brad Wetzel looks on in frustration as his players are forced to foul to stop the clock with under a minute remaining in Saturday’s PIAA Class More...

Official: Wolf to boost wages for state workers, contractors

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf was expected to sign an executive order Monday ensuring a minimum wage of $10.15 an hour for all employees under his jurisdictions and employees of Pennsylvania state government contractors. More...

New Alex man charged after holding two women at gunpoint

A New Alexandria man was arrested Friday accused of threatening two women with a gun in Derry Township.  More...

Local & State News

Democratic Party splits in Senate, AG races

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s Democratic Party committee members went through a divisive process of buttonholing, cajoling and promising on Saturday but ultimately could not deliver endorsements in contested primary races for U.S. More...

School district apologizes for student KKK skit

UPPER DARBY, Pa. More...

Judge: Family can exhume body to challenge suicide ruling

INDIANA, Pa. More...

World News

Clinton, Sanders tangle on economy in Democratic debate

FLINT, Mich. More...

Some in GOP start seeing Cruz as best alternative to Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican leaders on Sunday grappled with the prospect that the best hope for stopping Donald Trump’s march to the nomination may be Ted Cruz - the only candidate who causes as much heartburn among party elites as the billion More...

Echoing Republican split, evangelicals divide over Trump

NEWYORK (AP) - The list of prominent evangelicals denouncing Donald Trump is growing, but is anyone in the flock listening? More...

Health

Peanuts for babies? Studies back allergy strategy

CHICAGO (AP) — Two new studies bolster evidence that feeding babies peanuts or other allergy-inducing foods is more likely to protect them than to cause problems. More...

Three new studies highlight apples’ multiple health benefits

There’s a reason the tried, true — and, one could even argue, trite — adage, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” is still around. More...

Lab study supports linking Zika virus to brain birth defect

NEW YORK (AP) — A lab study has found that Zika can infect embryonic cells that help form the brain, adding to evidence that the virus causes a serious birth defect.  More...

Entertainment

‘Zootopia,’‘London Has Fallen’dethrone ‘Deadpool’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Deadpool’s” three-week reign atop the box office has ended thanks to a handful of new openers, including “Zootopia” and “London Has Fallen.” More...

Kesha chokes up at award dinner, thanks supporters

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pop star Kesha, who says her producer sexually and psychologically abused her, choked up after accepting an award for her stance against harassment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.  More...

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