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Ligonier Borough bridge work begins Monday

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (District 12) would like to advise motorists that a bridge restoration project on Route 1046 (Main Street) over Mill Creek in Ligonier Borough will get underway next week.  More...

3 Franciscan ex-leaders charged in Pennsylvania abuse case

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General News

Pittsburgh mayor, cops on alert after cookout ambush nearby

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh’s mayor and its police are bracing for possible retaliation after last week’s ambush shooting at a cookout in neighboring Wilkinsburg that killed five people and an unborn child.  A funeral for one More...

Teacher resigns; student says he called her ‘dumbest girl’

GREENSBORO, Ga. (AP) — School officials say a Georgia teacher has resigned after a high school student said she recorded him calling her “the dumbest girl I have ever met.”  More...

NYC dogs to get place at restaurants

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City restaurants with outdoor tables will soon be able to welcome four-legged guests under new rules announced by the city Health Department.  More...

Sports

Area athletes out to make waves in PIAA Championships

Trojans primed for success at state swim meet

Derry Area enjoyed another historic outing, filled with school records and top-five finishes during the recently-held WPIAL Class AA Swimming and Diving championships. But junior Zach Baum wasn’t surprised at all the success. More...

LV’s Shearer, Lenz strive for more at state swim meet

Always striving for more.  That’s the outlook Ligonier Valley senior Shelbi Shearer is taking as she prepares for the upcoming state swimming championship meet.  Shearer and freshman Carrie Lenz are the lone qualifiers from Ligonier V More...

Palmer elects to skip opening tee shot at Masters

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Arnold Palmer will be on the first tee to help start the Masters this year — but without his golf clubs.  More...

Lifestyles

Mister Rogers’ sweater party Saturday at Rizzo’s

Latrobe Art Center will celebrate Mister Rogers’ birthday with a sweater party 6 p.m. More...

IUP’s first spring planetarium show tonight

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s first spring planetarium show, “The Greatest Spectacles: Hubble Telescope,” will take place 7 p.m. today, March 16, at 7 p.m. More...

IUP lectures with national professionals to mark National Nutrition Month; ‘green’ sale Thursday

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s department of food and nutrition and the IUP Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics (SAND) will host two nationally recognized professionals in the field of health and nutrition in honor of National More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Export man unable to purchase firearm  State police at Kiski Valley report on Nov. 13, in Delmont, Thomas E. Beck of Export attempted to purchase a firearm from licensed dealer Delmont Sport Shop, but was prohibited from doing so. More...

GLSD approves services for new elementary school

The Greater Latrobe school board took additional steps towards the construction of a new elementary school.  Directors approved geotechnical engineering services and land survey services during Tuesday’s regular meeting, services that pert More...

LMA approves water, sewer budgets

Latrobe Municipal Authority (LMA) on Tuesday approved water and sewer budgets for the 2016-17 fiscal year, with no rate increase for customers.  More...

Wolf blasts new GOP bill in Pennsylvania’s budget fight

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. More...

Nelson with landslide victory in special election

In a landslide victory, Republican Eric Nelson won a special election held Tuesday to replace Tim Krieger’s state House seat he vacated when elected as Westmoreland County judge last year.  With all 51 precincts reporting, Nelson collected More...

Local & State News

2nd Pa. justice resigns over raunchy email scandal

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A second Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice quit the bench Tuesday in a widening scandal over raunchy and otherwise offensive emails that he and others exchanged with friends and lawyers.  More...

Highmark: 150k people abandon health insurance plans in 2016

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Highmark Inc. says roughly 150,000 people have abandoned health insurance plans they had bought from the Pittsburgh-based insurer on the individual market for 2016.  More...

Man ID’d by fingertips in child porn image get 22 1/2-year term

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man whose fingertips were captured in the explicit pictures he took of a 3-year-old girl and her older sister has been sentenced to 22 1/2 years in prison.  Twenty-five-year-old Tyler Seevers of Ali More...

World News

Obama abolishes last major restrictions on US travel to Cuba

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama sent an unmistakable message to Americans on Tuesday ahead of his historic trip to Havana: Cuba is open for business.  More...

Math and momentum point to Trump, Clinton nominations

WASHINGTON (AP) - The day after high-stakes contests in five states, the math and momentum point to a Donald Trump Republican presidential nomination as GOP officials grapple with whether to embrace the billionaire businessman or rally behind a longs More...

Panel to advance budget plan despite conservative rebellion

WASHINGTON (AP) - A House panel is pressing ahead with a 10- year balanced budget plan that cuts federal health care programs and agency budgets even though tea partyers are rebelling in a setback for Speaker Paul Ryan. More...

Education

Nighttime lane restrictions planned on I-70 at Route 481 Interchange

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 12 is advising motorists that they will encounter nighttime single closures on Interstate 70 at the Route 481 Interchange (Exit 35) now through April 1 between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m.  More...

Route 119 project underway in East Huntingdon Twp.

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 12 is advising motorists that a highway reconstruction project has begun on Route 119 between the Westmoreland/Fayette County line to near the Westec Drive exit in East Huntingdon Township. More...

Caregiver sentenced to 15 to 40 years in elderly man’s death

STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania caregiver has been sentenced to 15 to 40 years in the death of an elderly man who had been living with her.  More...

Entertainment

Broadway’s ‘Wicked’ reaches $1 billion mark

NEW YORK (AP) — Producers of “Wicked” say the theatrical blockbuster has grossed over $1 billion on Broadway, joining only “The Lion King” and “The Phantom of the Opera” to that mark but faster than either ri More...

Film academy adds minority leadership; apologizes to Asians

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has added three new governors to its 51-member board and appointed six minority members to other leadership positions in its latest response to the OscarsSoWhite diversity crisis. More...

Jagger jokes about Penn-Chapo story as Stones rock Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Rolling Stones have made a triumphant return to Mexico City a decade after they last performed in the country.  Mick Jagger celebrated Monday night’s concert at a packed sports stadium poking fun at actor Sean More...

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