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National Puppy Day celebrates little furry friends

Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz famously said, “Happiness is a warm puppy,” and generations before that, British writer Rudyard Kipling also praised young dogs. “Buy a pup,” he wrote, “and your money will buy love unflinching.” More...

GLLV Chamber announces 2016 Great American Banana Split Celebration for Aug. 26-28

Over 15,000 people came to Latrobe late last summer for the Great American Banana Split Celebration (GABSC), which toasted the birthplace of the classic dessert. More...

General News

Authorities want charge for mom of 4-year-old who shot her

PALATKA, Fla. (AP) — The mother of a 4-year-old boy who shot her as they were riding in a pickup truck should face a misdemeanor charge, authorities said Tuesday as they released details of the shooting for the first time.  More...

Mall Easter bunny, father who brawled make court appearances

JERSEY CITY, N.J. More...

Decoding puppy language

Nonverbal communication accounts for 93 percent of the way dogs communicate. Plus, while many people assume a puppy “knows he was bad” when they’ve done something wrong, but the puppy is just reacting to our body language and tone. More...

Sports

With presidents Obama, Castro watching, Rays beat Cuban national team

HAVANA (AP) — When Kevin Kiermaier slid into home for the Tampa Bay Rays’ first run of the day, President Barack Obama flung his arms wide in the sign for “safe.”  Then he turned to his left and shook the hand of his seat More...

Greater Latrobe baseball team to rely on experienced young players

Greater Latrobe head baseball coach Matt Basciano finds himself with an interesting makeup of his 2016 team.  More...

Dixon introduced at TCU, big boost for his alma mater

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Jamie Dixon is back at TCU, and the Horned Frogs are hoping their former player can provide a lot more winning moments for the program that has struggled in the Big 12 Conference.  Even before Dixon entered the com More...

Lifestyles

‘Hats Off to Spring’ Tea reservations accepted

Co-chairs Diane Dale and Donna Lee announce “Hat’s Off to Spring” is the theme of Greensburg Garden Center’s Annual Tea scheduled for 11:30 a.m. More...

Events of Area Interest

Ladies’ Aid meets Thursday  The Ladies’ Aid Society of Bradenville United Methodist Church will hold its monthly meeting 7 p.m. Thursday, March 24, at the home of Rose Tosh, who will be devotional leader. More...

Church news

Ligonier   The Easter sunrise service will be held 6:30 a.m. Sunday, March 27, on the Diamond in Ligonier.  The Rev. John E. Flower Jr. More...

UTZHB approves towing business site

The Unity Township Zoning Hearing Board on Tuesday approved a mediated agreement aimed at ensuring that a planned towing business near the intersection of Beatty County and Frye Farm roads will operate as a repair garage and not a junkyard.  More...

Westmoreland Manor updates to continue

Additional repairs will likely continue at the county-owned senior facility Westmoreland Manor as the administration requests approval from the county commissioners on additional repairs for the facility. More...

Two juveniles shot breaking into residence in Jeannette

Two juveniles reportedly have been shot in Jeannette while supposedly attempting to break into a home late Tuesday night on Chestnut Street. More...

Pa. Parks and Forests Foundation gets new website

The Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation (PPFF), the only nonprofit whose mission is Pennsylvania’s state parks and forests, is launching its new website this week. More...

Local & State News

Wolf quiet on veto plans in Pa. budget fight

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

Judicial ethics court puts hold on Eakin email case

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The court that rules on allegations of ethical misconduct by Pennsylvania jurists is giving itself more time to decide what to do in the pending case of a state Supreme Court justice who abruptly retired last week.  More...

State high court asked to reject appeal in priest abuse case

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Attorneys for a Roman Catholic church official are asking the state Supreme Court to reject prosecutors’ appeal of a decision granting him a new trial.  More...

World News

Belgian broadcaster identifies 2 suspects in attacks

BRUSSELS (AP) - Belgian authorities were searching Wednesday for a top suspect in the country’s deadliest attacks in decades, as the European Union’s capital awoke under guard and with limited public transport after 34 were killed in bomb More...

Cruz’s comments after attack criticized by Muslims, others

DEARBORN, Mich. More...

Trump and Clinton pad leads in race for party nominations

WASHINGTON (AP) - Aclash of worldviews is intensifying as the presidential contenders in both parties fight to convince voters they can best protect the nation from a renewed threat of Islamic extremism. More...

Health

Cancer-related fatalities on the decline

(Metro) — “Cancer” is a word that no person ever wants to hear in his or her lifetime. But millions of people are affected by cancer every year. More...

Occupational therapy can help chronic pain sufferers

(Metro) — Millions of people suffer from acute or chronic pain every year, and the effects of that pain extend far and wide. More...

If not vaccines, what causes autism?

(Metro) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that autism spectrum disorder is the fastest-growing developmental disability, affecting about 1 percent of the world's population, including 3.5 million Americans.  More...

Entertainment

‘I Will Survive,’ dirty words routine added to registry

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Gloria Gaynor disco anthem, George Carlin’s seven dirty words routine and coverage of Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point game are among 25 sound recordings that have been selected for preservation at the Library of Con More...

‘Batman v Superman’London premiere scales back after attack

NEWYORK (AP) — The London premiere of “Batman v Superman” was scaled back Tuesday following the terrorist attacks in Brussels.  More...

Sarah Palin sets sights on reality courtroom TV show

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Move over, Judge Judy. Alaska’s mama grizzly is getting a gavel.  A production company spokesman says former Gov. Sarah Palin has signed a deal to make a pilot for a reality courtroom TV show.  More...

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