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Police officer charged with falsifying inspections

On Friday, Greensburg police charged one of its own as a former Greensburg police officer was arrested on charges of falsifying six inspections on commercial trucks. Robert J. More...

Couple accused of stealing from league to consider plea

A Mount Pleasant Township couple accused of stealing $3,233 from an athletic association that runs a slow-pitch girls’ softball league waived their right to a preliminary hearing Thursday. The couple — Edward J. More...

Coroner: Woman killed when ATV crashes returning from bar

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. More...

General News

Inmate’s death fourth at Pennsylvania county jail in 2 years

WASHINGTON, Pa. More...

Ohio to launch advertising campaign to attract visitors

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio officials are launching an advertising campaign aimed at attracting visitors to the state’s tourist destinations.  The campaign that begins Monday includes a 30-second TV spot, along with print and digital More...

NYC teacher fined $300 for showing students beheading video

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City middle school teacher was fined $300 for showing students a video of an Islamic State beheading, according to a published report.  The New York Post reports that Alexiss Nazario, a veteran teacher earning $1 More...

Sports

Trojans shine again at state championship swimming meet

Members of the Derry Area swimming and diving team are already looking ahead to next year’s PIAA Class AA State Championships.  More...

Penguins skate past Capitals for sixth straight win

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Penguins have clearly defined speed as their identity and competitive advantage.  And when the Washington Capitals upped the physicality, the Penguins weren’t deterred.  More...

PIAA Class AA swimming results

By The Associated Press  Results of the PIAASwimming and Diving Championships.  CLASS AA  BOYS  Finals  100 Freestyle  More...

Lifestyles

Fred Rogers’ original composition to be performed for first time in Latrobe area

Concert April 9 at St. Vincent

St. Vincent College Concert Series will present a solo recital by pianist Vivian Choi at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 9, in the Performing Arts Center of the Robert S. Carey Student Center on the Unity Township campus.  More...

On The American Table

Sweet-and-spicy glaze for Easter spiral ham

EDITOR’S NOTE: The American Table celebrates the delicious diversity of Southern cooking and barbecue. At Easter, there is just nothing better than a spiral-cut ham! More...

Campus Corner

Slippery Rock releases fall dean’s list   Slippery Rock University Friday released its dean’s list for fall 2015 semester. Area qualifiers are as follows:  15650 LATROBE  John E. Leonard, Jessica R. Holzapfel, Alyssa P. More...

14-year-old arrested in death of 13-year-old in Mount Pleasant

A 13-year-old boy is dead and a 14-year-old boy under arrest following a shooting in Mount Pleasant Sunday night. Police and emergency personnel were called out to a home in the 100 block of South Church Street at approximately 7 p.m. More...

Two lose lives in crashes over weekend

Two people were killed over the weekend after being involved in two separate vehicle crashes — one in Indiana County and one in Westmoreland County.  Jessica M. More...

League of Women Voters supports redistricting efforts

The League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania (LWVPA) recently said it commends the bipartisan, bicameral group of dedicated legislators who are working to change the way Pennsylvania districts are drawn.  This effort was publically launched this w More...

Sign of the times . . .

A sign congratulating Derry Area’s Micky Phillippi on his three state wrestling titles was erected last week near Cannan Industries on Route 981 north of Latrobe. More...

Local & State News

Coroner: Woman killed when ATV crashes returning from bar

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — State police are trying to recreate an all-terrain vehicle accident that killed a Pennsylvania woman reportedly on her way home from a bar with her husband. More...

Coroner says standoff suspect shot by police killed self

OHIOVILLE, Pa. More...

Pittsburgh police say tennis shoe burglars prompt SWAT call

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police say misinformation prompted a SWAT team to respond to a burglary involving two teens who were trying to steal someone’s tennis shoe collection.  More...

World News

Protesters block main road to Trump rally

PHOENIX (AP) - Protesters blocked a main highway leading into the Phoenix suburb where Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump staged a campaign rally Saturday alongside Arizona’s contentious sheriff, Joe Arpaio.  More...

Mixed reactions to Trump’s border wall along Arizona border

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) - Donald Trump’s ambitious plan to build a giant wall on the border hits close to home for people like Berenice Andrews. The front door of her family’s home is just feet away from a fence separating the U.S. More...

Obama in Cuba: Historic Castro summit a key test for detente

HAVANA (AP) - Brushing past profound differences, President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro will sit down Monday at Havana’s Palace of the Revolution for a historic meeting, offering critical clues about whether Obama’s sharp More...

Health

Doctors get patients fit to speed recovery from surgery

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Common sense tells most people to train before running a 10K race to avoid dehydration, injuries and physical exhaustion. More...

What patients can do when doctors opt for risky painkillers

NEW YORK (AP) — New federal guidelines are out for doctors who prescribe powerful prescription painkillers, aimed at curbing their abuse and addiction. Experts say there are things patients can do to guard against problems.  More...

Volunteering for infection in hunt for dengue, Zika vaccines

WASHINGTON (AP) — Forget mosquito bites. Volunteers let researchers inject them with the dengue virus in the name of science — and an experimental vaccine protected them. More...

Entertainment

‘Zootopia’ tramples ‘Allegiant,’ a ‘Divergent’ series low

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Zootopia” continues to run wild over its rivals in its third weekend in theaters, stomping all over the launch of “Allegiant,” the third film in the “Divergent” series. 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.  20th Century Fox said in a statement Friday that O’Brien was immediately transferred More...

Ben Affleck wants to prove he’s just another Batman

NEWYORK (AP) — Ben Affleck hopes the Batman fans who were skeptical of him playing the caped crusader in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” realize how seriously he took the role.  More...

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