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New FCC rules could cost prison $250,000

The Westmoreland County Prison is facing a potential loss of approximately $250,000 a year in commissions from inmate phone calls because of new regulations by the Federal Communications Commission scheduled to take effect early this summer.  More...

GLJHS musical this weekend

Getting ready for the Greater Latrobe Junior High School musical, “Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr.,” are Michael Lopata, Josie Rodell, Noah Schaefer, (back row) Anna Doelling, Gabby More...

General News

Hawaii lawmakers ask how much marijuana is OK while driving

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers are asking how much marijuana a driver can safely consume before getting behind the wheel of a car.  More...

Meteorologists may soon give 50-day notice for extreme heat in eastern US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Meteorologists may soon be able to predict likelihood of extreme heat in the Eastern United States as much as 50 days in advance, according to a new study.  More...

Police investigate Indiana County fire

State police at Indiana are investigating a fire that occurred at 9:44 p.m. Thursday, March 24, in Center Township, Indiana County.  More...

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Ratings agencies see much not to like in budget

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — In the days after Democratic Gov. More...

Letters

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Lifestyles

SVC Honors Convocation April 20 in basilica

William R. Thomas, a St. Vincent College graduate who is executive director of advisory services for Ernst and Young and a former community activist in Pittsburgh, will be the main speaker at the annual Spring Honors Convocation of St. More...

Nominees sought for ‘Trailblazers’ awards by May 15

The Boy Scouts of America Westmoreland Fayette Council will continue its “Trailblazers” awards program for emerging community leaders for a second straight year.  More...

Events of Area Interest

Fort’s ‘Facts or Fools?’ Friday   More...

Entertainment

Oculus Rift begins shipping; reviews suggest waiting is OK

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first consumer-ready Oculus Rift virtual reality headset was delivered to a real person over the weekend, and reviewers got their first taste. More...

‘Most Interesting Man in the World’ helps Make-a-Wish

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The former “Most Interesting Man in the World” who appeared in Dos Equis beer commercials for nine years is lending his gravelly voice and bearded face to a Vermont cause: Make-a-Wish Foundation Vermont. More...

Music mogul Diddy has a new job: Charter school founder

NEW YORK (AP) — He’s been a rapper, actor, singer, entrepreneur, record producer and clothing designer. More...

Latrobe to take new approach to street paving project this year

Rec program wants Memorial Drive one way

Hoping to make the most of its $140,000 budget for the 2016 Paving Program, the City of Latrobe plans to split the funding between tar-and-chip work on some roads and fresh pavement on others.  More...

Murder trial in wrong-way DUI crash that killed Lt. Eslary delayed

The trial of a man who allegedly drove drunk the wrong way on Route 30 killing a Ligonier Township police officer last May has been delayed. More...

School funding, borrowing trigger Wolf veto of spending bill

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. More...

Public input sought in managing stormwater runoff

Four public meetings related to stormwater runoff management will be held next month in Westmoreland County.  The meetings are aimed at assisting organizers identify where stormwater problems are troublesome in the county, with the goal of ultim More...

Local & State News

Police: Target of deadly cookout ambush jailed

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh man who may have been targeted in an ambush shooting at a cookout that killed five people and an unborn child has been jailed on an unrelated assault charge.  More...

Sage’s Army fundraiser set for April 17

Hoss’s Steak and Sea House, Route 22, Murrysville, will donate 20 to 25 percent of customers’ total dining check (pre-tax) to Sage’s Army from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on April 17.  More...

Tiny gnome homes evicted from park appear elsewhere

NEWPORT, Pa. More...

World News

Hijacker of Egypt plane arrested in Cyprus

CAIRO (AP) — A Cyprus foreign ministry official says the hijacker of the EgyptAir plane that was diverted to Cyprus has been arrested and that the situation is “over.” Alexandros Zenon, the permanent Secretary of the Foreign Ministry, did not immedia More...

Man shot by police after drawing weapon at US Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) - Capitol Police shot a man on Monday after he pulled a weapon at a U.S. Capitol checkpoint. The suspect was taken to a local hospital and a female bystander sustained non-life-threatening injuries. The U.S. More...

US hacks iPhone, ends legal battle but questions linger

WASHINGTON (AP) - The extraordinary legal fight pitting the Obama administration against technology giant Apple Inc. More...

Sports

Rams look to reload again, contend for conference title

 For Ligonier Valley head baseball coach John Jones, no matter how many contributors the Rams graduated from the prior season, he never looks for his team to rebuild, but rather, reload. More...

GL looking for even bigger, better things in girls’ lacrosse after one-loss season

 Kaytie Russo knows she’s coaching a very good Greater Latrobe girls’ lacrosse team. And that has nothing to do with the commanding wins the Wildcats have had in a scrimmage and exhibition game thus far. More...

Connecticut heads to ninth straight women’s Final Four after beating Texas

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

One-vehicle crash in Burrell Township   More...

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