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Blackburn Center named charity for Kellie Pickler concert

Saddle Up band selected as opening act

On Aug. More...

General News

Some of the gun safety features over time

Daytona Beach, Florida-based iGun Technology Corp. has been developing a “smart gun,” a firearm that uses a ring with a chip in it to send a signal to a circuit board embedded in the firearm so that only an authorized user can fire the gun. More...

‘Holy Fire,’ fireworks: Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — With “Holy Fire,” fireworks and solemn Masses, Orthodox Christians around the world celebrated Easter on Sunday, commemorating the day followers believe that Jesus was resurrected more than 2,000 years ago.&nbs More...

Obama announces new steps to curb gun violence

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama announced new steps Friday to help curb gun violence, including by identifying the requirements that “smart guns” would have to meet for law enforcement agencies to buy and use them as well as sharing mental h More...

Sports

On the fast track at the WCCA meet

Greater Latrobe’s Anna Ramsey (left) crosses the finish line first to win teh girls’ 800 during Saturday’s Westmoreland County Coaches Association Track and Field Championships at M More...

WCCA track results, team standings

WESTMORELAND COUNTY COACHES ASSOCIATION TRACK AND FIELD MEET GIRLS   More...

Ulery’s walk-off single lifts Trojans to exhibition win against Rams

Alex Ulery’s walk-off single in the top of the ninth lifted Derry Area to a 5-4, extra-inning victory against visiting Ligonier Valley during an exhibition baseball game played Saturday at Grandview Field. More...

Lifestyles

District 14-E Project ‘Cuddle Up’ provides blankets, books to shelters

On Saturday, April 23, at the Ramada Greensburg Hotel and Conference Center, the annual District 14-E Lions Clubs Convention was held.  District 14-E includes all Lions, Lioness, and Leo clubs of Westmoreland County. More...

The Healthy Plate

3 tips for a better, easier breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Healthy Plate helps home cooks discover the healthier side of everyday ingredients. More...

Happy Mother’s Day from The Fresh Air Fund

Mother’s Day is a special occasion to celebrate the women in our lives who take the time to care for us. More...

Area in mourning following death of Dow Carnahan

He had the voice. He had the delivery. And, when it came down to announcing, he had it all. And now it’s gone because he is gone. “He” being Dow Carnahan, the voice of Radio Station WCNS and the unofficial, official voice of Latrobe. More...

Purple Heart Run Ford truck to visit Fight 93 Memorial

As part of the 2016 Purple Heart Run, a customized Purple Heart Run Ford F-150 truck will visit the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Somerset County, from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 3. More...

Local & State News

Lernerville Speedway on the loss of Dow Carnahan:

Lernerville General Manager Gary Risch Jr. said of Carnahan’s passing, “Our racing family is as strong as ever, but it will take all of us to get through this and move on as he would want us to do. More...

TV attack ads start fast in Pa. Senate race

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democrat Katie McGinty had barely finished her victory speech celebrating a 10-point Pennsylvania primary win for the nomination to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. More...

Feds approve plan to build gas pipeline for power plant

SHAMOKIN DAM, Pa. More...

World News

Fears of Trump drive immigrants to become citizens

MIAMI (AP) - On a recent Saturday morning in South Florida, 50- year-old Edgar Ospina stood in a long line of immigrants to take the first step to become an American.  More...

Migrant children kept from enrolling in school

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Candelario Jimon Alonzo came to the U.S. dreaming of becoming something more than what seemed possible along the rutted roads of his hometown in Guatemala’s highlands. This was his chance: He could earn a U.S. More...

Physicists abuzz about possible new particle as CERN revs up

GENEVA(AP) - Was it a blip, or a breakthrough?  Scientists around the globe are revved up with excitement as the world’s biggest atom smasher - best known for revealing the Higgs boson four years ago - starts whirring again to churn out da More...

Health

GAO: Health care access hard to measure for Native Americans

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Access to health care for American Indians is difficult to gauge because the agency that oversees it does a poor job of tracking patient wait times, a report by a federal watchdog found.  More...

FDA reconsiders training requirements for painkillers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is reconsidering whether doctors who prescribe painkillers like OxyContin should be required to take safety training courses, according to federal documents. More...

Advocates hold NYC protest over price of pneumonia vaccine

NEW YORK (AP) — Doctors Without Borders protested the price of pneumonia vaccines Wednesday by leading a march through midtown Manhattan and delivering a crib filled with flowers to a pharmaceutical company.  More...

Entertainment

Final performance for Ringling Bros. elephants

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The curtain fell a final time for elephants performing at Ringling Bros. More...

‘Maze Runner’ shoot delayed further because of star’s injuries

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Principal photography on “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” has been further delayed to allow star Dylan O’Brien more time to recover from injuries he suffered during the shoot in mid-March.  20th Century Fo More...

‘Jungle Book’ rules box office again

NEWYORK (AP) — Disney’s “The Jungle Book” trounced a handful of underperforming new releases to rule the box office for a third consecutive week, while next week’s certain champ, “Captain America: Civil War,” More...

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