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Wolf urges lawmakers not to pass new abortion restrictions

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf urged state lawmakers Friday not to hold a vote next week on bill to place new limits to abortions in Pennsylvania and again said he’ll veto the measure if it passes.  More...

SVC economic impact revealed in new study

A new economic impact study conducted by the Research Center of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP) released on Wednesday reveals that St. More...

General News

Naked break-in: Bare burglar sneaks into home to do laundry

WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a naked man was arrested after breaking into a north Georgia home through a pet door.  More...

California medical marijuana czar says she never smoked pot

SACRAMENTO, Calif. More...

Florida twins have rare parents: Each has twin, too

MELBOURNE, Fla. More...

Sports

GL winter sports award-winners

Megan Douds (center) and Jess Havrilla (right) received awards at the recent Greater Latrobe Senior High School Winter Sports Recognition Night. More...

Penn State commits Carr, Bostick and Stevens lead boys’ All-State basketball team

While placing three youngsters on one of Pennsylvania’s all-state boys’ basketball teams is a startling feat — particularly when all three are first-team — win a second straight PIAA Class AAAA championship and that could happen. More...

Three area players named All-State in basketball

Three area players have been selected to the Pennsylvania boys’ and girls’ All-State basketball teams.  Greater Latrobe’s Austin Butler, Blairsville’s Rena Enterline and Alayna Gribble of Norwin were all named to the Penn More...

Lifestyles

Ligonier Valley BPW dinner deadline April 19

President Laurie Hough reminds Ligonier Valley Business and Professional Women’s Club members and guests the April 26 meeting, beginning at 5:45 p.m., will be held at Ligonier Country Club. More...

‘Future Written in Debt’ lecture April 13 at SVC

St. Vincent College Center for Political and Economic Thought of the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government will present a lecture by Dr. More...

Events of Area Interest

Rummage Sale Friday, Saturday   Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 331 Weldon St., Latrobe, will hold its second annual Rummage Sale 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 15, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at the church.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Vehicle hits parked car, building  State police at Greensburg report at 10 p.m. More...

Great American Cleanup of PA video contest underway

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful (KPB) is accepting entries until June 3 for the Great American Cleanup of PA video contest. More...

Seton Hill students to hold equal pay rally at courthouse

The Seton Hill University Feminist Collective is sponsoring an Equal Pay Rally and March on Equal Pay Day to highlight the gap between the wages of women and men throughout the country.  More...

Faith Forward Inc. to open dual-community infant recovery homes

Faith Forward Inc. recently announced plans to open two unique infant care homes in the Latrobe and Greensburg areas. More...

Teacher accused of having sex with student in classroom

JEANNETTE, Pa. More...

Local & State News

Turnpike express lane closure at Warrendale

The Pennsylvania Turnpike advises motorists that the eastbound and westbound Express E-ZPass lanes at the Warrendale Mainline Toll Plaza, Exit 30, in Allegheny County will be closed Tuesday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (weather permitting). More...

Police: Man refuses help after crashing pickup truck, dies

WEST FINLEY, Pa. More...

Faculty union decides against strike this academic year

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — The union representing faculty and coaches at Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned universities says members have decided against a walkout before the academic year ends next month.  More...

World News

Officials: Group that hit Brussels planned 2nd France attack

BRUSSELS (AP) - The extremists who struck Brussels last month and killed 32 people initially planned to launch a second assault on France in the wake of the November attacks in Paris, authorities said Sunday.  More...

SpaceX delivers world’s first inflatable room for astronauts

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - SpaceX has made good on a high-priority delivery: the world’s first inflatable room for astronauts. More...

Poll: Improved economic outlook boosts Obama approval

WASHINGTON (AP) - As many in the United States hold their noses in the search for the next president, they’re increasingly warming to the president they already have.  More...

Health

Low-level drug offenders find new source of addiction help

SEATTLE (AP) — When pondering how to keep lowlevel drug offenders out of jail, officials in Albany, New York, faced a challenge: How could they pay for a case manager to coax addicts onto the straight and narrow, sometimes by tracking them down on th More...

Be safe, healthy and happy in the workplace while pregnant

(Metro) — Congratulations, you are pregnant. The next several months are certain to include many changes as you prepare for the arrival of your child. More...

Medicare plan on payment for cancer drugs stirs battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Medicare proposal to test new ways of paying for chemotherapy and other drugs given in a doctor’s office has sparked a furious battle, and cancer doctors are demanding that the Obama administration scrap the experiment. More...

Entertainment

Melissa McCarthy’s ‘The Boss’ debuts to $23.5 million at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Step aside, Batman and Superman. Melissa McCarthy is “The Boss” at the box office now.  More...

Bryan Adams cancels Mississippi show, citing state’s new law

BILOXI, Miss. More...

‘The Force Awakens’ wins top honors at MTV Movie Awards

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” took the top prize at the 25th annual MTV Movie Awards.  The audience at Warner Bros. More...

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