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Soar like an eagle . . .

Denise Eidemiller provided these photos to the Bulletin of a bald eagle that was seen at her home on Skyview Drive in New Alexandria last Sunday, March 20. More...

General News

Leading private-sector health system woos veterans in ads

CHICAGO (AP) — A leading hospital system in the U.S. More...

Congress passes extension of FAApowers, programs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has passed a bill extending the Federal Aviation Administration’s powers and programs through mid-July to give lawmakers time to work on a longer-term aviation policy measure. More...

McConnell: Obama climate plan hinges on next president

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate’s Republican leader says a Supreme Court ruling that delays a key element of President Barack Obama’s strategy to fight climate change will likely push a final decision on the issue to the next president More...

Editorial

MEDICAL MARIJUANA BILL AN EFFORT TO HELP SUFFERING PENNSYLVANIANS

Amid a long and dispiriting budget battle, Republican state lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf found common ground last week on an important bill to expand the arsenal of safe drugs used to combat pain.  More...

Bulletin Board

Latrobe BPW offers two $1,000 scholarships to area students continuing their education at an institution of higher learning. More...

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Lifestyles

Wedding Announcement

Jaime West, Matthew Parry

Jaime West of Loyalhanna and Matthew Parry of Claysburg pledged vows of marriage Dec. More...

Events of Area Interest

WCBA Gala April 15   Westmoreland County Blind Association’s “Visions of Springtime” Gala is slated for 6 p.m. Friday, April 15, at the Greensburg Country Club, 309 Pleasant Valley Road, Hempfield Township.  More...

Seton Hill to present ‘Dance Spectrum’ April 1-3

Seton Hill University’s Theatre and Dance Program will present “Dance Spectrum” April 1 to 3 at the Seton Hill University Performing Arts Center, William Granger Ryan Theatre.  The audieence is invoted to join the cast and crew More...

Checking out those eggs

This is no ordinary rabbit. Standing six feet tall, the rabbit makes 3-year-old Scarlet Rensko look very little in comparison, but this rabbit has eggs. More...

Hewitt wins Iditarod Trail Invitational again, sets record on northern route

Tim Hewitt did it again.  Hewitt, a Latrobe employment law attorney from Unity Township, added to the many world records already previously set.  More...

Thousands trace Jesus’ footsteps on Good Friday

JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of Catholics and Protestants are commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ by following the path in Jerusalem’s Old City where, according to tradition, he walked on the way to the cross.  The Good Frida More...

Authorities: Man offers toys to students at HA bus stops

MANOR, Pa. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, MARCH 28   10 a.m., Westmoreland County Prison Board, prison  6:30 p.m., Latrobe City Council, work session, City Hall  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30   4 p.m., Ligonier Township Municipal Authority, agenda prep, municipal building&n More...

Coroner: Heroin overdose deaths are homicides

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — A county coroner in Pennsylvania has started ruling heroin overdose deaths as homicides, saying drug dealers are murderers.  More...

Convicted priest’s lawyers take blame for missed payments

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. More...

World News

US moving to increase troops in Iraq; IS leader killed

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon said Friday it was moving to increase the number of American troops in Iraq amid new strikes this week that killed the Islamic State’s finance minister and other senior leaders. Still, top U.S.  More...

Sanders holds second large Seattle rally before caucuses

SEATTLE (AP) - Thousands of people streamed into a Seattle sports stadium Friday to hear Bernie Sanders speak at the presidential candidate’s second large rally here in less than a week as he tries to energize voters before Washington’s D More...

For first time, drone delivers package to residential area

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Adrone has successfully delivered a package to a residential location in a small Nevada town in what its maker and the governor of the state said Friday was the first fully autonomous urban drone delivery in the U.S.  More...

Sports

GL players All-Section in basketball

Four Greater Latrobe basketball players have been named WPIAL All-Section 1-AAAA for the 2015-16 season. They are Jake Biss, Madison Kollar, Austin Butler and Sean Graytok. More...

Trojans hope to build on last year’s unexpected playoff season in baseball

It wasn’t an easy journey to the WPIAL playoffs for the Derry Area baseball team last season.  The Trojans had to win three very tight one-run games in order to nail down third place with a 6-6 record in Section 2- AAA.  More...

Top-seeded Kansas, No. 2 Villanova set for NCAA tourney Elite Eight showdown

LOUISVILLE, Ky. More...

Entertainment

Shandling’s ‘The Larry Sanders Show’ changed comedy

NEW YORK (AP) — From 1992 to 1998, the six-season run of Garry Shandling’s “The Larry Sanders Show” was little watched, little-rewarded and yet became one of the most influential TV shows of the last 25 years. More...

Nothing up their sleeves: Two Australians mix nudity, magic

NEW YORK (AP) — The idea came to them, remarkably, without alcohol playing a factor: Two magicians in Australia decided to create a new kind of show that mixed stripping and illusion.  That’s right, a naked magic show.  More...

U2 to be honored as innovators at iHeartRadio Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — U2 will be honored with the Innovator Award at this year’s iHeartRadio Music Awards for their impact on popular culture and commitment to social causes.  More...

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