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State Supreme Court denies appeals on two local cases

Kevin Murphy and John Foley

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has denied appeals in two local murder convictions.  The first appeal was filed by an Indiana County man convicted in the first-degree shooting deaths of his mother, sister and aunt at the family’s glass busi More...

Voter party switching sows primary intrigue in state

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Voters are switching party affiliation in Pennsylvania at a rate not seen in years, if ever, as their chance to cast ballots in a competitive presidential primary election approaches.  More...

General News

Meteorologists may soon give 50-day notice for extreme heat

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...

‘Watcher’ house goes back on the market as lawsuit continues

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — ANew Jersey home supposedly stalked by an anonymous creepy-letter writer who goes by “The Watcher” is back on the market.  More...

WTAE presents ‘Chronicle: Bucs in Bradenton’

Pittsburgh's championship dreams start in Bradenton, Florida.  “Chronicle: Bucs in Bradenton” examines Pittsburgh's love affair with its beloved “Buccos” and the city of Bradenton, Florida. More...

Editorial

Hotline response validates lifting statute of limitations

The fact that 250 calls have been made to a child-abuse hotline since the recent report of decades-long sexual crimes across the Roman Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown is tragic, but not surprising.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Bottoms up

Off The Wall

When you read the title of this column, you may think I'm going to talk about drinking, as that expression is used with the idea that when one holds a shot glass full of an alcoholic beverage, those indulging will lift their glasses from a bar and qu More...

Lifestyles

Free seminar to address veterans’ services, benefits

Westmoreland Bar Association invites those interested in Veterans’Affairs to attend a free conference 9 a.m. to noon Friday, April 29, at Penn State Fayette in Swimmers Hall.  More...

Jack Hanna’s ‘Into the Wild Live!’ tickets on sale

America’s most beloved animal expert, Jack Hanna, will bring his three-time Emmy Awardwinning television series to the live stage with “Into the Wild Live!” 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 13, at The Palace Theatre.  More...

Events of Area Interest

Blood drive today at Pitt-Greensburg   More...

Re-rate at treatment plant gives Derry Township MA boost

Gibson-Thomas Engineering Co. Inc. More...

Teen’s attorney says homicide case should be moved to juvenile court

The attorney of a Mount Pleasant teen accused as an adult in the shooting death of another teen wants the case moved to juvenile court.  More...

Latrobe man accused of kicking police officer

A Latrobe man is in jail after he assaulted a city police officer who was trying to take him into custody during an alleged domestic dispute Wednesday.  More...

Latrobe man killed in one-vehicle crash

ALatrobe man lost his life in a fatal one-vehicle crash that occurred at 5:35 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, in Derry Township.  State police at Greensburg report that Jakeb M. More...

Local & State News

Judge okays Plum HS ex-teacher’s plea, sentences him for student sex

PITTSBURGH (AP) — One of three teachers charged with having inappropriate sexual relationships with students at a western Pennsylvania high school has pleaded guilty and been sentenced to 1 1/2 to 3 years in prison.  More...

Court upholds dismissal of Penn State ex-officials’ charges

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Highmark Inc., ex- CEO settle lawsuit filed after his firing

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Highmark Inc. More...

World News

Hopkins begins nation’s first HIV-positive organ transplants

WASHINGTON (AP) - Surgeons in Baltimore for the first time have transplanted organs between an HIV-positive donor and HIV-positive recipients, a long-awaited new option for patients with the AIDS virus whose kidneys or livers also are failing.  More...

Complaint: Court sentences Latinos to costly English classes

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A suburban New Orleans court discriminates against Latinos by charging them for inadequate English interpreters and making them attend overpriced, ineffective English classes as a condition of probation, the Southern Poverty Law Ce More...

How a tainted Kenyan runner won small US races

NEWPORT, Kentucky (AP) - The runners came in all sizes, shapes and ages, from 5 to 99. Celebrating the Fourth of July, some raced in starry tops, shorts and headbands. More...

Sports

Wildcats rough up Greensburg Salem

Another game, another offensive onslaught by Greater Latrobe’s baseball team. More...

’Cats rally past Trojans in boys’ volleyball

Visiting Greater Latrobe wound up on the winning end of its annual boys’ volleyball rivalry with Derry Area on Wednesday, needing four games to secure a come-frombehind exhibition win.  Scores were 21-25, 25-15, 25-20, 25-14  The Wild More...

Trojans fall late, 4-2, to Belle Vernon Area

Matt Benicky’s two-run single in the top of the sixth inning broke a tie deadlock and helped lift visiting Belle Vernon Area to a 4-2 exhibition win over Derry Area at Grandview Field.  Benicky also earned the save for the Leopards (2-0), More...

Entertainment

WTAE ‘ends relationship’ with anchor Wendy Bell after online post about shooting

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh television station WTAE said Wednesday it has ended its relationship with anchorwoman Wendy Bell over racial comments she posted on Facebook about an ambush shooting at a cookout that left five people and an unborn More...

Who knew? ‘The Walking Dead’is helping families connect

NEWYORK (AP) — Michelle Fiala says her 14-year-old daughter, Laura, is fine watching humans run for their lives from snarling, flesheating zombies on AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” but if one of the characters vomits, the teen has More...

Animal Planet explores ASPCA program for second chance dogs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Animal Planet will soon celebrate the success of a unique program aimed at second chance dogs, often shy and traumatized victims of puppy mills, hoarders and abandonment.  More...

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