March 25, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Ligonier Township seeks public input for comprehensive plan

Resident survey coming

Ligonier Township officials want their citizens have a say in the future of the Ligonier Valley. More...

Derry Township man accused of threatening his estranged wife and her boyfriend

A Derry Township man has been arrested after he allegedly threatened the life of his wife and her boyfriend Tuesday in Derry Borough. More...

Area student gets a different perspective of Cuba

Mary O’Hara went to Cuba during spring break and returned with a different impression of what she thought she would experience.  More...

General News

Pope washes feet of Muslim, Orthodox, Hindu migrants

CASTELNUOVO DI PORTO, Italy (AP) — Pope Francis washed and kissed the feet of Muslim, Christian and Hindu refugees Thursday and declared them all children of the same God, as he performed a gesture of welcome and brotherhood at a time of increased an More...

FDA outlines standards for anti-abuse generic painkillers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials are encouraging generic drugmakers to reformulate their painkillers to make them harder to abuse, the latest in a string of steps designed to combat abuse of highly addictive pain drugs like codeine and oxycodone. More...

Vatican seeks to calm concern about retired pope’s health

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is seeking to temper concern about Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI’s health after his longtime secretary said he was “like a candle that slowly and calmly goes out.”  More...

Sports

Lady Wildcats rout Plum in lacrosse, 19-2

Greater Latrobe’s Jessica Kostic (above, left) spins around Alyssa Monroe of Plum during an exhibition game played Thursday at Rossi-Field. Kostic led the way with five goals as Greater Latrobe picked up a 19-2 victory against Plum. More...

Trojans split season-opening track meet with Yough

The Derry Area boys’ track and field team opened the season with a 100-40 victory against visiting Yough, while the Lady Trojans suffered a narrow, 72-67, defeat Thursday.  Levi Sheffler, Tyler Balega, Austin Buterbaugh and Zach Baum each More...

Devils’ Wedgewood gets first shutout in 3-0 win against Penguins

PITTSBURGH — An early save on Pittsburgh Penguins’ captain Sidney Crosby helped give New Jersey Devils’ rookie goaltender Scott Wedgewood the confidence to reach another career milestone. More...

Lifestyles

Pitt-Greensburg ‘Man of La Mancha’ cast preparing for April 7 opener

The Pitt-Greensburg Theater Company will perform “Man of La Mancha” as its spring production, continuing the theme of “Human Interactions.” Curtain time for the shows scheduled for Thursday, April 7, through Saturday, April 9, is 7:30 p.m. A 2 p.m. More...

Campus Corner

Elizabethtown College, Lancaster County, Thursday announced that Hannah Ciocco, a first-year history student of Latrobe, is a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society.  More...

Eight St. Vincent students to sing with PSO All-University Choir April 1-3

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Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Man violates PFA in Unity Twp.  State police at Greensburg report at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 24, in Unity Township, Scott J. More...

DA to seek penalty in cop shooting death of police officer

Westmoreland County District Attorney John Peck filed notice Thursday that he intends to seek the death penalty against a New Florence man accused of fatally shooting a St. Clair Township police officer in November. More...

Tourism grants announced

Westmoreland County Commissioners approved the list of recipients of the 2016 Westmoreland County tourism grants on Thursday at their regular meeting. More...

Subway’s next stop: County courthouse

County workers, jurors and visitors who want to “Eat Fresh” for lunch won’t even have to leave the Westmoreland County Courthouse.  More...

Laurel Highlands Trout Trail Opening Reception April 12

The 5th Annual Laurel Highlands Trout Trail Opening Reception will be held 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, at the Lincoln Highway Experience, 3435 Route 30 East (by Kingston Dam), Derry Township. More...

Local & State News

70 mph speed limit coming to turnpike, interstates by May

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Transportation says 70 mph speed limits will be coming to the Pennsylvania Turnpike and interstate highways in May.  More...

Woman guilty of working for years as unlicensed attorney

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A central Pennsylvania woman has been convicted of using forged documents to pose as an estate lawyer for a decade even though she didn’t have a law license. More...

Ethics court fines Pennsylvania justice $50K for lewd emails

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

World News

Feds order thousands of unsafe Volvo tractor trucks off the road

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is ordering federal and state inspectors to remove certain Volvo tractor trucks from the road because of a steering wheel defect that can cause a complete loss of control of the vehicle.  More...

Anti-discrimination law elicits rebukes from businesses

RALEIGH, N.C. More...

California jury rejects graduate’s suit against law school

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A jury found Thursday that a San Diego law school did not mislead a graduate who sued on the grounds she was lured to the school by false promises that her degree would land her a job after graduating.  More...

Education

Ligonier Valley High School announces January Students of Month

Ligonier Valley High School recently announced its Students of the Month for January. More...

GL Breakfast of Champions

Greater Latrobe Senior High School recently honored eight students at the March Breakfast of Champions, including Kolony Miller (who was honored by language arts teacher Renee Stallings), Christy Nal More...

DAMS STAR Students of Month

Derry Area Middle School (DAMS) recently announced its STAR Students of the Month for February, including Megan Baker (grade 6), Jenna Kuba (grade 8), Rachel Dominelli (grade 7), Kylee Jones (grade 8 More...

Entertainment

Garry Shandling dies at 66; fellow comedians laud his genius

LOS ANGELES (AP) — While Garry Shandling’s fellow comedians fought to host a late-night show, he brushed away the prospect. More...

CBS and ‘Young and Restless’ lead with Daytime Emmy nods

NEWYORK (AP) — CBS led with 77 nominations overall while its daytime drama “The Young and the Restless” led with 27 nods when nominations were announced Thursday for the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy awards.  More...

Stratford Festival to broadcast its ‘Hamlet’ this summer

NEWYORK (AP) — The Stratford Festival in Canada will this year commemorate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death by broadcasting three more of the Bard’s work in HD, including its “Hamlet.”  More...

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