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General News

Army studies 38-acre Arlington National Cemetery expansion

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The Army is beginning a yearlong environmental assessment of a proposed 38-acre expansion of Arlington National Cemetery that it hopes will extend the life of the facility by 20 years.  More...

Officials: NJ man skipped $12,000 in EZ Pass tolls

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey man who owes $12,000 in unpaid EZ Pass tolls has had his black Mercedes Benz impounded and is facing charges.  More...

Wife admits killing NY farmer buried in manure

WARSAW, N.Y. More...

Editorial

Wanderings with Walter Brasch

Disenfranchising large segments of Americans

Several hundred thousand American citizens won’t be voting in presidential primary elections — and it’s not their fault.  In Pennsylvania, for example, a registered voter who needed an absentee ballot had to submit the request More...

Bulletin Board

First of the season:  St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4329 Route 982, Youngstown, will host its annual Strawberry Festival 4 to 7 p.m. More...

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Lifestyles

Nine St. Vincent seniors accepted to professional health schools

The St. Vincent College Herbert W. More...

Events of Area Interest

Faith Forward meeting Tuesday   Faith Forward will hold an informative meeting with refreshments for Angel Arms Infant Recovery Homes 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, at 338 Main St., Latrobe. More...

Campus Corner

SVC names 2017 SGA officers

St. Vincent College students were recently elected class officers and senators to the Student Government Association, the Unity Township campus announced Friday.  More...

DA senior works to keep promise to Caldwell Memorial Library

When she was only seven years old, Haley Smith of Derry Township made a commitment to raise $10,000 for Caldwell Memorial Library before she graduated from high school and she is working hard to reach that goal before commencement on June 2. More...

Activities galore at Latrobe’s Center For Active Adults

Two things people should know about the Center For Active Adults in Latrobe. One is that site supervisor Sharon McElhoes thinks that it’s the best kept secret in town. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, MAY 2  5 p.m., Ligonier Borough Council, special meeting, Town Hall  7 p.m., Derry Borough Council, agenda prep, Derry Station  TUESDAY, MAY 3  7 p.m., Derry Township Supervisors, municipal building  7 p.m., Unity To More...

Ex-Rendell aide pleading guilty in FBI cash sting

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A onetime chief of staff to ex- Gov. More...

Monessen man, 51, killed in one-vehicle accident

A Monessen man was killed late Thursday night in a single-vehicle crash at the intersection of Tyrol Boulevard and State Street in the city.  More...

World News

Pilgrims trace Jesus’ footsteps on Good Friday in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) — Greek-Orthodox and Eastern Orthodox pilgrims are commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ by following the path in Jerusalem’s Old City where, according to tradition, he walked on the way to the cross.  The Good More...

16 blamed for mistakes in deadly US attack on Afghan clinic

WASHINGTON (AP) - Human error, violations of combat rules and untimely equipment failures led to the mistaken U.S. aerial attack on a charity-run hospital in Afghanistan last fall that killed 42 people, a senior American general said Friday. More...

Rowdy Trump protests portend explosive California primary

BURLINGAME, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of rowdy protesters broke through barricades and threw eggs at police Friday outside a hotel where Donald Trump addressed the state’s Republican convention. More...

Sports

Vikings defeat Trojans in baseball, clinch playoff berth from section

DA in fourth place, battling Indiana Area for final spot

The Derry Area baseball team didn’t have an answer for the Mount Pleasant pitching duo of Jake Adamrovich and Jeremy Paul. The two had plenty of help from an opportunistic offense that pounded out six doubles. More...

’Cats defeat Armstrong, clinch berth in WPIAL Quad-A baseball playoffs

The Greater Latrobe baseball team is headed back to the WPIAL Quad-A playoffs. The Wildcats punched their ticket following a convincing 14-3 victory against host Armstrong during a WPIAL Section 2-AAAA game Friday. More...

Steelers continue defensive overhaul in NFL draft

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers defense didn’t need to just get better. More...

Entertainment

Underdogs in summer movies include originality, opportunity

NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood's summer, which kicks off with the fittingly combative "Captain America: Civil War," will be a season of struggle: for box office, for originality and for opportunity. More...

Movie review: In Key & Peele’s ‘Keanu,’ the true gangster has paws

If you dropped a cute kitten into Michael Mann's "Heat," would Robert De Niro have gone all soft and goo-goo eyed? Might Wesley Snipes' drug empire in "New Jack City" been brought to its knees by a cuddly face with whiskers? More...

Rovi buying TiVo in $1.1B cash-and-stock deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Digital TV listing company Rovi is buying TiVo in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $1.1 billion.  Rovi Corp. said Friday that it will pay $10.70 in cash and stock for each TiVo Inc. share. More...

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