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Court says Senate GOP can’t challenge Wolf on care workers

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Maple Harvest Tour scheduled for April 2 at Laurel Hill State Park

The Maple Harvest Tour Sugar Camp will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at Laurel Hill State Park, Somerset County.  Participants will explore the history of maple syrup, from the days of discovery to modern day evaporation. More...

General News

Defense: Convicted priest has paid $70K for fines, victims

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Cops: Women stole cemetery flowers, planned to replant them

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — Police say two central Pennsylvania women stole cemetery flowers on Easter Sunday because they planned to replant them outside their home.  More...

Mattel fought elusive cyberthieves to get $3M out of China

WENZHOU, China (AP) - The email seemed unremarkable: a routine request by Mattel Inc.’s chief executive for a new vendor payment to China. More...

Sports

Sports Briefs

GL drops boys’ lacrosse game   The Greater Latrobe boys’lacrosse team suffered a 14-2 defeat against visiting Canon-McMillan during an exhibition game Tuesday.  Marco Cuda and Nick Hanna had the Greater Latrobe goals. More...

’Cats bats heat up late in 11-1 exhibition win against Trojans

It took awhile for the Greater Latrobe bats to heat up, but the Wildcats broke out in the fifth inning against their backyard rivals. More...

Ohio State will spend $42 million on football stadium

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State will spend $42 million to shore up part of Ohio Stadium, improve the experience for fans with obstructed view seats, add more luxury seating, and make other upgrades.  More...

Lifestyles

Pitt-Greensburg professor gets prestigious NEH grant

Jessica L. Ghilani, Ph.D., assistant professor of communication at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, has been awarded a prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipend grant for 2016.  More...

‘Wales’ travelogue April 11 to benefit scholarship fund

On Monday, April 11, Monty Brown will present “Wales - Land of Song” in the Greensburg College Club Travelogue Series 2015-16.  The 7:30 p.m. program will be presented in Greensburg Salem High School Auditorium. More...

Annual ‘Rock the Palace’ Saturday to spotlight 8 bands

Westmoreland Cultural Trust will present “Rock the Palace” Saturday, April 2, on The Palace Theatre stage, Greensburg.  The stage is set for “a casual evening of live music, local food vendors and a full bar.” The Palace More...

Derry Twp. native Benjamin Hull follows musical passion, readies for nationwide tour with Lacey Sturm

Benjamin Hull never thought it could get any better than collaborating musically with a Grammy-nominated rock star.  But it has.  The Derry Township native encourages anybody with a dream to pursue their passion, because Hull is currently l More...

Pennsylvania primary election begins taking shape: 4 weeks away

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Pitt-Greensburg to host annual Charity Game

The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg will host its eighth annual Charity Game where faculty/staff will take on students in a kickball game on Thursday, March 31.  More...

Local & State News

AG hires ex-DA who declined to charge Cosby

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s embattled attorney general hired as her secondin command a former district attorney who has become a central figure in Bill Cosby’s criminal defense. More...

Obama, Biden add backing to McGinty in tough Senate primary

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are adding their backing to Katie McGinty in Pennsylvania’s competitive race for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate.  More...

UPMC to boost minimum starting wages to $15 an hour by 2021

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has announced plans to increase the minimum starting wage for entry-level jobs at most facilities to $15 per hour by 2021.  More...

World News

Tied 4-4 after Scalia’s death, high court gives unions a win

WASHINGTON (AP) - In the clearest sign yet of the impact of Justice Antonin Scalia’s death, U.S. More...

Apple remains in dark how FBI hacked iPhone without its help

WASHINGTON (AP) - The FBI’s announcement that it mysteriously hacked into an iPhone is a public setback for Apple Inc., as consumers suddenly discover they can’t keep their most personal information safe. More...

Flint official: State overruled plan for corrosion control

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Health

Calorie labels on menus delayed again — to next year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wondering how many calories are in that restaurant hamburger? You may not be able to find out until 2017.  More...

Things you should know, ask if you’re considering bariatric surgery

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Finances and fear deter many morbidly obese patients from having stomach-reducing bariatric surgery, but it’s steadily becoming more common.  More...

As crisis rages, hospital works to reduce opioids in ER

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Mark Rosenberg doesn’t need to go to his job as chairman of emergency medicine at New Jersey’s busiest emergency room to get a bracing insight into the mushrooming problem of opioid abuse.  More...

Entertainment

Obama crystallizes criticism of campaign coverage

NEWYORK (AP) — President Barack Obama’s turn as a media critic this week may not have thrilled many journalists, but it has forced a new look at how a mediasaturated presidential campaign is being covered. More...

Video Game Hall of Fame reveals finalists for May induction

ROCHESTER, N.Y. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Tire rims taken from car at vo-tech  State police at Greensburg report between Feb. 22 and March 16, in Derry Township, Brandon J. More...

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