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Divine Mercy Sunday celebrated among various diocese churches

Catholics worldwide this weekend are observing Divine Mercy Sunday, which since 2000 has been designated as the first Sunday after Easter. The proclamation for that observance was made by Pope John Paul II (now a saint) at the canonization of St. More...

Oil tank leaks fuel into Hanna’s Run near Wilpen

A residential oil tank collapsed and fuel leaked into Hanna’s Run, which flows into Loyalhanna Creek in Ligonier, on Thursday at 12:55 p.m., according to a Trib Total Media report. More...

General News

Army of volunteers helps restore historic Civil War cemetery

CHALMETTE, La. More...

$2.13 an hour for dish-washing? Servers sue over side work

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Ruby Tuesday server is suing the restaurant chain, claiming she is required to do excessive untipped side work, in a federal lawsuit she hopes will become a class action involving thousands of workers nationwide.  More...

Police: Nanny pushes stroller out of way as car hits her

OCEANSIDE, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island nanny is being credited with saving the 9-month-old boy in her care after police say she pushed his stroller out of the way of an oncoming car just before it struck her.  More...

Sports

Guilford (Conn.) Basketball League’s Markovich wins PCA coach award

Scott Markovich, a Latrobe native who coaches for the Guilford Basketball League in Guilford, Conn., has won Positive Coaching Alliance’s coveted Double-Goal Coach Award for his positive impact on youth athletes.  More...

Lady ’Cats counting on first-time starters to help continue playoff streak

If Greater Latrobe is to keep its girls’ softball playoff streak — now at 10 straight years — intact this season, head coach Alexa (Bryson) Pinto knows it’s going to have to be with a lot of new faces in a lot of new places.&n More...

Study: Amateur football hits linked to later-life difficulty

BOSTON (AP) — The more hits to the head an amateur football player takes, the greater the risk that he will be depressed, have difficulty making decisions or develop other forms of cognitive impairment as an adult, a preliminary study suggests. More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

UPJ to host conference Saturday   University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Wednesday announced author Kathleen George will highlight the Literatures Conference Saturday, April 2, in Heritage Hall, Living-Learning Center, on the Pitt- Johnstown camp More...

SHU lists performing, visual arts schedule

Seton Hill University Division of Visual and Performing Arts announced these April events:  More...

Events of Area Interest

‘Strenuous hike’ Saturday   The public is invited to join a Forbes State Forest naturalist for a “strenuous hike” 10 a.m. Saturday, April 2. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Two cited for disorderly conduct  Latrobe police report on March 30, Jeremiah Layden, 24, and Natalia Martinez, 22, both of Latrobe, were cited for disorderly conduct after police received a complaint that two people were fighting with each othe More...

DA School Board approves change order for audion seats

The Derry Area School Board on Thursday approved a change order to an upcoming seating project, a move that will allow for the installation of several seat sizes in the high school audion. More...

Tourism grant program celebrates 13th year

Thirteen is generally thought of as an unlucky number, but don’t tell that to the 41 Westmoreland County tourism-related businesses and organizations awarded a combined total of $387,933 in tourism grants Thursday.  More...

Two slain police officers to be added to memorial

The names of two police officers killed in the line of duty in Westmoreland County last year will be added to a national memorial next month.  Ligonier Township Lt. Eric Eslary and St. Clair Township officer Lloyd Reed Jr. More...

Leader Dog program at Caldwell Memorial Library Saturday

Erin Kelly has been raising a puppy for about seven months and although they have really bonded, she's giving Bailey back in August. More...

Local & State News

Explosion, fire controlled at Pennsylvania petroleum plant

PETROLIA, Pa. (AP) — Afire at a western Pennsylvania petroleum processing plant is under control, though 911 dispatchers say there’s a report of one injury.  Officials at the Sonneborn Corp. More...

Sanders slams Clinton over Wall Street speeches

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders continued his attacks on rival Hillary Clinton’s relationship with Wall Street at a boisterous Pittsburgh rally. About 8,500 mostly young people crowded into the David L. More...

Cruz wins citizenship case in Pennsylvania Supreme Court

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Texas Sen. More...

World News

Trump stumbling in Wisconsin as forces coalesce against him

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Next Tuesday’s Wisconsin presidential primary is emerging as a crucial lifeline for Republicans desperate to stop Donald Trump’s march to their party’s nomination. More...

Trump’s abortion flub shows risks of ‘winging it’ on policy

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) - It was a question sure to come up at some point in the Republican primary campaign. “What should the law be on abortion?” asked MSNBC’s Chris Matthews to Donald Trump at a town hall event in Wisconsin. More...

Kasich pitches himself as a sturdy alternative to GOP rivals

CONCORD, N.H. More...

Education

Greater Latrobe students complete Golden Hour projects

The Greater Latrobe Senior High School Anatomy and Physiology classes taught by science teacher Jennifer LeVan recently attended a talk by Excela Health cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Mark Suzuki. More...

LES Foster Love project helps kids

Throughout the month of February, the Latrobe Elementary School Student Council organized a fundraiser for its Foster Love community service project. More...

Kennametal Young Engineers

Greater Latrobe Senior High School students who recently graduated from the Fall 2015 Kennametal Young Engineers Program include Christopher Kimbro, Cameron Flowers, Juliana Mills, Jessica Tatone, Ka More...

Entertainment

Augmented reality mapping out tech’s next mind-bending trip

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Virtual reality is a trip, but an even wilder ride could be around the corner as mind-bending startups and technology trendsetters try to emblazon the world with interactive holograms that enlighten, entertain and empower us. More...

Brandy sues record label over right to record new music

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brandy is suing a record label that she says has refused to allow her to release new music.  The Grammy-winning singer sued Chameleon Entertainment Group in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday, claiming it won’t More...

3 ‘American Idol’ contestants left

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three contestants are left to vie for the last “American Idol” crown.  More...

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