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DAargues Hribal needs to be tried as an adult

Alex Hribal planned out and intended to kill students and a security guard back on April 9, 2014, at Franklin Regional High School, and should be tried as an adult, according to Westmoreland County District Attorney John Peck, who filed paperwork out More...

Pennsylvania set to OK medical marijuana

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Legislature sends budgetrelated bill to Wolf’s desk

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf isn’t saying yet how he’ll handle legislation heading to his desk that Republican lawmakers say is designed to solve issues left over from a protracted budget fight.  More...

General News

Presidential hopeful Sanders cheers strikers as 39,000 Verizon workers walk out

NEWYORK (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders cheered on striking Verizon workers Wednesday after 39,000 landline and cable employees walked off the job.  Sanders told workers at a picket line in Brooklyn they displayed c More...

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Man’s attorney asks court to bar death penalty in retrial   More...

Group releasing undercover video for cage-free egg push

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An animal welfare group said it hopes undercover video filmed inside a farm showing how hens are treated will get more U.S. food sellers behind cage-free eggs.  More...

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Off The Wall

Has it ever been brought to mind why things happen the way they do? One may begin doing something, never imagining it will lead to something else. Before one knows it, one may never have realized what he got himself into. More...

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Lifestyles

SVC announces finalists for 42nd annual President’s Award

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Events of Area Interest

Wildflower hike at Linn Run State Park  Join a forest naturalist for a wildflower hike at 6 p.m. Friday, April 15, at Linn Run State Park, 770 Linn Run Road, Rector. More...

Church news

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Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Greenburg woman charged with retail theft  State police at Kiski Valley report on April 4, in Loyalhanna Township, a 43-year-old Greensburg woman walked out of Marshall’s Market with three one-liter drinks without paying for them. More...

New Alex Borough Council approves bid for drainage work

New Alexandria Borough Council opened bids Wednesday night for correcting a drainage problem on the Kevin Graham property on Main Street that has existed since the new sewage system was installed.  Borough engineer Emil Bove worked with Graham a More...

LAC announces Bringing Fred Home, unveils plans for new Mister Rogers statue

Although his spirit has never left, Fred Rogers is coming home.  Thanks to the efforts of the McFeely-Rogers Foundation, the Latrobe Community Revitalization Program, the Latrobe Art Center and dozens of community leaders and friends, visitors t More...

County teen gets probation for stabbing

A Youngwood teen accused of stabbing a man several times outside his father’s house during an altercation two years ago, was placed on probation Wednesday after a hearing before a visiting judge in Westmoreland County, according to a Trib Total More...

Looking good . . .

The Latrobe Community Revitalization Program (LCRP) is working with local businesses to help them install new drop signs like the one shown here at Chicora’s on Depot Street, in order to spruce More...

Local & State News

Highlights of Pa.’s medical marijuana legislation

Pennsylvania is poised to become the 24th state to legalize a comprehensive and public medical marijuana program after a vote Wednesday in the state House of Representatives. The bill is headed to the desk of Gov. Tom Wolf, who supports it. More...

Man’s anti-Trump signs celebrate Pittsburgh icons, customs

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Adoctor showed his displeasure with Donald Trump’s campaign stop Wednesday in Pittsburgh by posting signs playfully suggesting the Republican presidential candidate doesn’t respect city icons and customs.  More...

Police: Spadafora assaulted second woman on same night

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World News

Entire 2016 field descends on New York City ahead of primary

NEWYORK (AP) - New York’s matzo factories and diners will take a backseat to the debate stage and talk show circuit as the entire presidential field — two Democrats and three Republicans — descends on the nation’s largest city More...

Home in NY, Trump aims for a rout but faces questions

NEW YORK (AP) - After several difficult weeks that have called into question his front-runner standing, Donald Trump has arrived in friendlier territory: his home state of New York.  More...

Conservative lawmakers drive backlash against LGBT rights

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Year after year, South Carolina Sen. Lee Bright has watched as gays won more rights through legislation and the courts. And as he sees proposals elsewhere in the U.S. More...

Sports

Lady ’Cats sweep, GL boys split meet against P-T, GS

The Greater Latrobe girls came away with a sweep,while the Wildcat boys’ team split during a WPIAL Section 1-AAA double-dual meet against visiting Penn-Trafford and Greensburg Salem.  The Lady Wildcats bested Greensburg Salem, 89-60, and P More...

Kokoska pitches ’Cats past Armstong

The Greater Latrobe baseball team received its second solid effort on the hill in as many days. And this time, the Wildcats were rewarded with a win. More...

Swann named athletic director at USC

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lynn Swann is the next Southern California football great to get the chance to run the Trojans’ athletic department.  The Pro Football Hall of Famer was named USC’s athletic director on Wednesday.  USC P More...

Entertainment

Former ‘Apprentice’ contestants planning to denounce Trump

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A handful of former contestants from Donald Trump’s reality show “The Apprentice” say the Republican front-runner should not be president.  More...

Fox anchor Megyn Kelly meets with Trump to ‘clear the air’

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly said she met privately with Donald Trump on Wednesday to “clear the air” following the Republican candidate’s repeated attacks on social media.  More...

The Black Keys: Steve Miller ‘really disappointed us’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Black Keys’ frontman Dan Auerbach says he lost sleep after inducting an openly ungrateful Steve Miller into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last week, telling Rolling Stone magazine Wednesday he “hated the feeling More...

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