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Deadline for Battle of the Bands entries April 29

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CASA hosts Eighth Annual Leadership Breakfast April 29

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Westmoreland will host its Eighth Annual Leadership Breakfast from 8 to 9 a.m. Friday, April 29, at Word of Life Ministries on Route 136 in Greensburg.  More...

Annual Lions Club broom sale

Lion Paul Toth, Carlo Garbeglio, Jim Moore and Ron Finley are getting ready for the Lions Club Broom Sale, scheduled Saturday, April 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until sold out. More...

General News

Police: Pot brownie intended for mom, 79, sickened home aide

FAIRFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio man made marijuana laced brownies for his unknowing, 79-year-old mother, and she offered one to a home health care worker who then became ill.  More...

Provolone poacher takes $2K in cheese from Colorado eatery

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — The provolone poacher has struck again at a Colorado restaurant but this time he said “cheese” for security cameras. More...

Students pictured playing ‘Jews vs. Nazis’ drinking game

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Officials at a New Jersey high school say they’re upset over a photo on social media showing students playing a “Jews vs. More...

Sports

Rams sweep MC, NC in double-dual conference track

It was a clean sweep for the Ligonier Valley track and field team during a District 6 Heritage Conference double-dual meet Wednesday against Marion Center and Northern Cambria.  More...

Wildcats, Trojans sweep in boys’ volleyball

It was a clean sweep for the Greater Latrobe and Derry Area boys’ volleyball teams.  The Wildcats defeated visiting Plum, while the host Trojans downed Summit Academy during respective WPIAL Section 3-AAA and Section 2-AA matches on Thursd More...

Palmer helps start Masters without hitting shot

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The most meaningful start to this Masters was a ceremonial tee shot that wasn’t even hit.  Arnold Palmer was on the tee Thursday morning.  That was enough.  More...

Lifestyles

‘There’s No Place Like Home’ celebration April 29

Getting ready for Laurel Faith in Action’s annual Celebration of Community, “There’s No Place Like Home,” scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Campus Corner

Nicholas Ciocco from Latrobe has been accepted to St. Vincent College for the fall 2016 semester, according to an announcement received Thursday from Stephen P. Neitz, dean of admission.  More...

Events of Area Interest

Knights to meet Monday  The next meeting for the Daniel P. Nolan Council 940 Knights of Columbus will be held 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 11, in the Knights Council Home, Loyalhanna. More...

Tech education gives DAHS students look into possible careers

Derry Area School District is using technology to give students an early glimpse into the working world.  Teacher David Vinopal discussed the high school’s technology education program during a presentation at Thursday’s regular scho More...

Summary trial of Derry Township man for deer poaching postponed

The trial of a Derry Township man facing multiple summary offenses related to alleged illegal deer poaching in the area has been delayed until May. More...

Tri-State Radio Fest on April 17

Vintage radios and early audio equipment will be on exhibit, with many pieces offered to buyers, at the Tri- State Radio Fest on April 17 at the Center Stage Banquet Hall, Center Square Shopping Center, 1495 Old Brodhead Road, Monaca.  More...

Parks and forests foundation T-shirts, hoodies available

The Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation (PPFF) is selling Tshirts and hoodies for a very limited time.  Available now through April 17 at www.bonfirefunds.com/be-pennsylvania state-park-forest-proud, these shirts claim that there is no exc More...

Derry Area to host Day of Remembrance April 27

Derry Area School District’s Annual Day of Remembrance will be held at the Atlantic No. 40 One-Room Schoolhouse on the Derry Area campus at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 27.  More...

Local & State News

Pa. governor bars LGBT discrimination in contracts

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Feds: Payday lender charged 700 percent interest on loans

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The head of a payday lending enterprise accused of charging more than 700 percent interest on short-term loans was indicted Thursday on federal racketeering charges.  Charles M. More...

Detective names suspect in cookout ambush that killed 6

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A detective has testified at a bond hearing that a Pittsburgh man arrested on drug and weapons charges stemming from a police search in 2013 is a suspect in a cookout ambush last month that killed five people, including a preg More...

World News

Kerry in Baghdad to meet Iraqi leaders, discuss IS fight

BAGHDAD (AP) - U.S. More...

Sanders’ hit on Clinton not the first, or likely the last

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Bernie Sanders’claim that Hillary Clinton isn’t qualified to be president landed with a boom this week. More...

Obama: GOP jeopardizing judicial integrity with Garland

CHICAGO (AP) - President Barack Obama accused Senate Republicans on Thursday of jeopardizing the “integrity of the judicial branch” by refusing to consider his “extraordinary” nominee to the Supreme Court.  More...

Education

Derry FFA members meet legislators

From March 6 to March 8, two Derry Future Farmers of America (FFA) members attended the Pennsylvania State FFA State Legislative Leadership Conference (SLLC) in Harrisburg, and they had the opportuni More...

GLSHS students in state chorus

Three Greater Latrobe Senior High School students were selected through competitive audition to participate in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) All-State Chorus held in Hershey, in More...

Spanish Club supports Pulsera Project

The Greater Latrobe Senior High School Spanish Club is sponsoring a woven bracelet (“pulseras” in Spanish) sale to support the Pulsera Project. More...

Entertainment

‘American Idol’crowns final winner as TV show ends

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first “American Idol” finale in 2002 was a battle of the sexes, with Kelly Clarkson the victor over Justin Guarini. More...

New ‘StarWars’ trailer previews the story of rebels past

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The dust has barely settled from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” but audiences already have a new installment to get excited for.  More...

Toni Morrison wins MacDowell medal for lifetime achievement

NEWYORK (AP) — Nobel laureate Toni Morrison has won a lifetime achievement honor presented by the MacDowell artist colony.  The Peterborough, New Hampshire-based MacDowell Colony announced Thursday the 85-year-old Morrison is the 57th reci More...

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