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General News

‘The Rockford Files’ star Joe Santos dies at 84

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Santos, who played Lieutenant Dennis Becker on “The Rockford Files,” has died at 84.  Santos died Friday in Santa Monica, California, after a heart attack earlier in the week, according to his agent Alicia B More...

Official: Power cables near DC subway fire lacked insulation

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal official says power cables next to the one that caught fire at a downtown Washington subway station on Monday were not equipped with insulating materials that prevent moisture and debris from causing corrosion that c More...

First GOP senator calls for vote on Garland court nomination

WASHINGTON (AP) — Illinois Sen. More...

Editorial

Commentary

Putting together a great wedding on a budget

Will a modern wedding endanger your finances? It doesn't have to. With the average price of an American wedding over $31,000, the big day can impose financial stress for those who don't have savings in place. More...

Bulletin Board

The members of Latrobe Volunteer Fire Department Hook and Ladder Co. More...

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:  Help is needed to save our VFW.  More...

Lifestyles

LVHS, EWCTC senior earns Eagle Scout recognition

Hunter Blake Hulbert (center), 18, of Ligonier Boy Scout Troop 372 was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor ceremony held recently at Calvary United Methodist Church in Ligonier. More...

The Healthy Plate

Double-duty take on broccoli — new technique, new ingredient

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Healthy Plate helps home cooks discover the healthier side of everyday ingredients.  BY MELISSA D’ARABIAN  Associated Press  More...

Pitt-Greensburg Writers Festival, April 11-15, features Chicago authors, storytelling, reunion

The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg will host its 16th annual Writers Festival April 11 through April 15. More...

Youth program promotes late officer’s passion for community service

Registration open for Eric Eslary Cadet Camp

Firefighters, police and EMS volunteers throughout the Ligonier Valley and neighboring communities have made it their mission to carry on the legacy of the late Lt. More...

Historic Hannastown site seeking more volunteers

It’s a fascinating story. Hanna’s Town, the original county seat of Westmoreland County, thrived as a frontier town for 10 years before being attacked and burned by Native Americans and the British.  More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

TUESDAY, MARCH 22  10 a.m., Westmoreland County Commissioners, agenda prep, courthouse  4:30 p.m., Ligonier Township Supervisors, work session, municipal building  6 p.m., Unity Township Zoning Hearing Board, municipal building  More...

Shapiro leads fundraising in attorney general campaign

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Town turns out to cheer girl who’d spent years in hospital

MERCERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Nearly all the residents of a central Pennsylvania town gathered to welcome home an 8-year-old girl who’d spent the last two years in the hospital recovering from burns she suffered in a house fire.  More...

World News

Syrian troops push toward Palmyra, with Russian support

BEIRUT (AP) - Backed by Russian aircraft, Syrian troops pushed Friday toward the historic central town of Palmyra in an offensive to recapture it from the Islamic State group whose fighters have damaged some of the world’s most precious archaeo More...

EU, Turkey strike heralded migrant deal, but costs are high

BRUSSELS (AP) - European Union and Turkish leaders celebrated a “historic day” after sealing a widely-criticized pact to send thousands of asylum-seekers back to Turkey - a deal that will cost millions and require the rapid dispatch of th More...

Dylan O’Brien injured on set of ‘Maze Runner’ sequel

NEW YORK (AP) - Dylan O’Brien has been injured on the set of “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” during production in British Columbia. More...

Sports

Zavatsky, Gulibon eliminated from NCAA Wrestling Tournament

Megaludis advances to championship match

Zack Zavatsky dropped a heartbreaker in the first round and a narrow defeat in the consolation bout, while Jimmy Gulibon’s tournament also came to an end at the NCAA Wrestling Championships.  More...

DA’s Zach Baum just misses state swimming title bid

Brownlee breaks own record in 200 free

Zach Baum was so close to a title he could taste it, perhaps even feel it as he approached the wall in the 100-yard butterfly finals at Friday’s PIAA Class AA Swimming and Diving State Championships.  More...

Ravens CB Walker dies of crash injuries

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Ravens cornerback Tray Walker, who played one season in the NFL, died Friday of injuries from a dirt bike crash in Miami.  His godmother confirmed the 23-year-old Walker’s death, according to the Ravens.&nb More...

Entertainment

A NEW STAR INGREDIENT

Versatile soy adds variety, boosts nutrition

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Movie review: Latest ‘Divergent’pic ‘Allegiant’is dull, lifeless

Call me indifferent.  More...

Maryland Senate OKs state song changes, cuts ‘Northern scum’ from lyrics

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers took a step Thursday toward scrubbing references to “Northern scum” and other Civil War-era phrases from the official state song.  More...

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