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Unity Twp. planners OK addition to SVC science building

The Unity Township Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended preliminary and final approval for an addition to the St. Vincent College (SVC) biology building at the Sis and Herman Dupré Science Pavilion.  More...

Pike officials seek ways to avoid snow fiasco

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Turnpike officials say they are looking for ways to better manage commercial traffic during weather emergencies following the massive snowstorm this year that left hundreds of motorists stranded.  More...

Westmoreland Airshow to feature musical exhibit

While aerial performers are the top draw of the 2016 Shop ‘n Save Westmoreland County International Airshow, spectators who attend the May 21-22 event will have entertainment options at ground level, too.  The latest addition to the airsho More...

General News

Virginia governor vetoes sexually explicit books bill

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s Democratic governor has vetoed a bill that seeks to force schools to notify parents if their children will be assigned books with sexually explicit content.  More...

Convicted killer OK’d for Washington retail pot license

SEATTLE (AP) — A report about a convicted murderer being granted a license to open a marijuana shop in Washington has prompted a double-take by state officials.  More...

DC lawmakers vote to ban pot smoking in private clubs

WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia lawmakers have voted to ban smoking pot in private clubs.  Tuesday’s 7-6 vote by the D.C. More...

Sports

Wildcats swept by Norwin in section track

The Greater Latrobe track and field team suffered a sweep against visiting Norwin during a WPIAL Section 1-AAA meet at Latrobe’s Memorial Stadium.  The Greater Latrobe girls took an 89 2/3-61 1/3 defeat, while the Wildcat boys fell, 83- 66 More...

Kollar pitches Wildcats past Connellsville

Jared Kollar held off Connellsville just long enough for some late-game help from his offense.  Greater Latrobe scored three runs in the top of the seventh, helping the Wildcats rebound from their first loss of the season with a 5-2 victory Tues More...

Detore, Lady Trojans earn first win, defeat LH

The Derry Area girls’ softball team went to work early, and Sam Detore took care of the rest.  The Lady Trojans earned their first victory of the season, defeating Laurel Highlands, 6-1, during a WPIAL Section 4- AAA road game on Tuesday.& More...

Lifestyles

Fred Rogers, Daniel Crozier works to be performed Saturday at SVC

St. Vincent College Concert Series will present a solo recital by pianist Vivian Choi 7 p.m. Saturday, April 9, in the Performing Arts Center of the Robert S. Carey Student Center on the Unity Township campus.  More...

Events of Area Interest

Dinner Friday; bazaar Saturday   The Derry First United Methodist Church will host a preview of the Giant Flea Market along with a Spaghetti Dinner 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 8, at the 311 N. Ligonier St. church. More...

‘Art Beat...’ Saturday at museum

Westmoreland Museum of American Art, 221 N. Main St., Greensburg, will host “Art Beat – Light from Fire: The Art of Dale Chihuly” 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at the museum.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

DUI arrest in Unity Township   State police at Greensburg report at 3:30 a.m. More...

Derry Township Supervisors intend to look into 911 mix-up

The Derry Township Supervisors intend to do all they can to make sure a mix-up between county 911 services never happens again.  More...

Checking out Eslary Camp Cadet

At a simulated DUI checkpoint, Latrobe Police K-9 Officer Robert Derk uses a breathalyzer on test subject Joshua McDowell to test his breath for alcohol as cadets from the Eric Eslary Cadet Camp on S More...

Pope Francis bio author, BBC broadcaster, to speak at SVC

British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) broadcaster and author of “The Promise of Francis” David Willey will be the next presentation in the St. Vincent College Threshold Series at 7:30 p.m. More...

State trooper to face lewdness, indecent exposure charges

A state trooper who allegedly exposed himself to a woman at the Greensburg barracks last fall will go on trial for indecent exposure and open lewdness. More...

Wolf outlines new plans to distribute state school funds

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Local & State News

Veterans Affairs secretary to address Robert Morris grads

CORAOPOLIS, Pa. (AP) — The U.S. More...

Coroner: Doctor, fiancée killed in Pennsylvania house fire

ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) — A coroner has identified a physician and his nurse fiancée as the victims in a fatal western Pennsylvania house fire. Beaver County Coroner David Gabauer says 69-year-old Dr. More...

State Supreme Court to hear arguments on defender funding

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is set to hear arguments about whether counties can be sued for not providing enough funding for public defenders.  The arguments scheduled for Pittsburgh on Wednesday grew out of a lawsuit More...

World News

Iceland’s leader is first victim of offshore holdings leak

LONDON (AP) - The leak of millions of records on offshore accounts claimed its first high-profile political casualty Tuesday as Iceland’s prime minister stepped aside amid outrage over revelations he had used such a shell company to shelter lar More...

Backlash grows over North Carolina LGBT discrimination law

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - An economic backlash broadened Tuesday against a North Carolina law that critics say discriminates against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people with PayPal announcing it has canceled a major expansion in the state.  More...

San Francisco approves fully paid leave for new parents

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco approved a measure Tuesday making it the first place in the nation to require businesses to provide fully paid leave for new parents.  Advocates say the issue is gaining momentum across the country much like th More...

Health

Study: Huge global exercise contest shows healthy potential

CHICAGO (AP) — A workplace exercise challenge using pedometers and social media in a global competition shows potential to improve health in a study involving almost 70,000 employees in 64 countries.  More...

Make weeknight cooking healthy and simple with these tips for easier meals

(Metro) — Households in which both parents work and kids have school and extracurricular commitments can get a little hectic, particularly on weeknights. More...

Ugly truth: Pennsylvanians post ugly photos, encourage friends to register as organ, tissue donors

Pennsylvanians are taking to Facebook and other social media sites with their ugly photos to raise awareness about the need for organ and tissue donations in the commonwealth.  More...

Entertainment

NCAA championship’s TV viewership down big from last year

HOUSTON (AP) — The NCAA championship posted a record low TV rating. More...

Turtle Power: Costumed fans win Yankees tickets from Oliver

NEW YORK (AP) — Two fans wore yellow and green Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles outfits to Yankee Stadium to answer comedian John Oliver’s call to dress like “riff-raff.”  More...

Huerta: No ill feelings with Rosario Dawson over Sanders

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. More...

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