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Police arrest two with nearly 500 stamp bags of heroin

Police arrested two people and confiscated 466 stamp bags of heroin following a traffic stop over the weekend in Derry Township. More...

Runners take off on cool and crisp Saturday morning run

It was a cool and crisp but clear morning on this past Saturday as Latrobe-GLSD Parks and Recreation’s 16th Annual “A Rabbit Runs Through It” 5K Race in Latrobe got underway on Memo More...

General News

In West, region of guns and suicide, outreach to curb deaths

MONTROSE, Colorado (AP) - Keith Carey is a gunsmith in Montrose, a town with a frontier flavor set amid the mesas of western Colorado. He’s a staunch, though soft-spoken, defender of the right to bear arms.  More...

CHPA applauds Florida lawmakers for age-18 sales law on cough medicine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), the trade association representing the leading manufacturers and marketers of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, released the following statement this week in support of a Florida More...

Going once, going twice: Ruth’s glove, Hendrix’s hat

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — A baseball glove belonging to hard-swinging Babe Ruth fetched $118,000 at auction Saturday, the top item from a collection of memorabilia that included Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse ears and John Wayne’s cowboy hat, boots and spu More...

Sports

Pietrantoni tosses shutout as SVC splits doubleheader with Bethany

Dylan Pietrantoni tossed a 4-hit shutout as the St. Vincent College baseball team a 12-6 loss in the opening game with a 2-0 victory in the second of a Presidents’ Athletic Conference doubleheader Saturday against visiting Bethany (W.Va.). More...

Yough hands Lady Wildcats first loss in softball, 4-0

The Greater Latrobe girls’softball team had its chances, but the Lady Wildcats couldn’t push any runners across. More...

Opening day: Flurries early in Pittsburgh, flag up in Kansas City

Cardinals leadoff man Matt Carpenter walked up to the plate, shook hands with the umpire, greeted the Pittsburgh catcher and got comfortable in the batter’s box.  Just like that, fans everywhere settled in for a fresh new season.  More...

Lifestyles

Westmoreland Symphony ‘Requiem’ to spotlight chamber singers, soloists

The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra will present its season finale Mozart’s “Requiem” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23, in the Palace Theatre, Greensburg. More...

KitchenWise

Tips for getting the most flavor — and juice — out of lemons

EDITOR’S NOTE: KitchenWise is a weekly column that uses delicious recipes to teach basic cooking skills.   More...

Campus Corner

IUP planetarium finale April 16   Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s final spring planetarium show, “The American Total Solar Eclipse of 2017,” will take place 11 a.m. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Ring, Swiss coin taken in Mount Pleasant Township   State police at Greensburg report between Feb. 14-19, in Mount Pleasant Township, a gold ring and gold Swiss coin were taken from Bridget R. Savage of Mount Pleasant. More...

GLOW Run to benefit GL foundation set for May 7

You’re invited to join the 2016 Greater Latrobe School District GLOW Run, sponsored in part by the Latrobe Skating Center, on May 7, at the Greater Latrobe Senior High School Athletic Complex. More...

Man accused of driving drunk, killing police officer, wants murder charge dropped

Venue change also sought

The attorney of a Ligonier man accused of killing a police officer in a head-on, wrong-way car crash while intoxicated says his client should not face third-degree murder charges simply because the victim is a police officer. More...

Local & State News

Feds may seek racketeering suit for clergy abuse

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A federal prosecutor may file a racketeering lawsuit against a Roman Catholic diocese where a state grand jury found two former bishops helped cover up the sexual abuse of hundreds of children by more than 50 clergy over a 40- More...

Judge rejects recusal in man’s retrial in 2004 murder

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A central Pennsylvania judge has rejected a defense request that she recuse herself from the retrial of a man charged in the murder of a woman almost a dozen years ago. More...

Dispute threatens future of paddle wheel cruise boat

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World News

Air strikes kill 22 al-Qaida-linked militants in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) - A senior Al-Qaida official was killed in air strikes Sunday night that killed at least 21 other militants in Idlib province, a jihadist stronghold in northern Syria, according to monitoring groups.  More...

Racism to peace prize: Woodrow Wilson’s legacy on display

PRINCETON, N.J.  More...

Trove of data on offshore accounts prompts probe, questions

BERLIN (AP) - The release of a vast trove of documents and other data on offshore financial dealings of wealthy, famous and powerful people around the world is raising questions over the widespread use of such tactics to avoid taxes and skirt financi More...

Health

FTC accuses Endo, other drugmakers of violations

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Federal Trade Commission has accused several drugmakers of violating antitrust laws, via agreements the commission said delayed the U.S. launches of cheaper generic versions of two popular pain treatments.  More...

University of Utah to test experimental blood-clotting drug

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Emergency responders in Utah will give patients at risk of severe bleeding an experimental blood-clotting drug aboard AirMed life flights starting this summer.  People can object before June and get a bracelet indicat More...

University acknowledges chocolate milk study ‘shortcomings’

NEW YORK (AP) — The University of Maryland on Friday acknowledged the “shortcomings” of its study that touted the benefits of a small company’s chocolate milk in helping high school athletes.  More...

Entertainment

Swift thanks ‘boyfriend Adam’ at iHeartRadio Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For the second year in a row, the iHeartRadio Awards became the iHeartTaylorSwift show. Not only did Swift claim three prizes, including album of the year, but her bestie and her boyfriend took home trophies, too. More...

Demi Lovato, Caitlyn Jenner receive GLAAD Media Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Demi Lovato and Caitlyn Jenner are among the recipients of the 27th GLAAD Media Awards.  The awards honor those who further GLAAD’s mission of ensuring that stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people More...

Chris Stapleton, Jason Aldean, Lambert shine at ACM Awards

A look at the top moments from Sunday’s 51st annual Academy of Country Music Awards, held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. CHRIS STAPLETON IS A COUNTRY STAPLE There is no stopping Chris Stapleton. More...

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