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General News

Muslim student says yearbook ID’d her as ‘Isis Phillips’

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) — A Muslim high school student says she’s saddened and hurt after being identified in her California high school’s yearbook as “Isis Phillips.”  More...

12,000-seat high school stadium going forward in North Texas

McKINNEY, Texas (AP) — Voters in a North Texas school district have approved a bond issue that includes $50 million to build a 12,000-seat high school football stadium. More...

Virginia high schools move state championships from Liberty

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Virginia High School League has moved 14 state tournament events away from Liberty University, including two football championship games, after remarks the college’s president made about Muslims.  More...

Sports

Bearcats beat Bethany twice to earn first PAC women’s softball title

Strong pitching coupled with timely hitting helped the St. Vincent College women’s softball team earn three wins on Saturday, including two walkoff wins over Bethany (W.Va.), to take its first-ever Presidents’ Athletic Conference championship. More...

GL relay teams shine at Baldwin Invitational

It was a banner day for the Greater Latrobe relay teams during the annual Baldwin Invitational held on Friday as four of six Wildcats’ relay teams secured top-four placings.  The Greater Latrobe girls’ 1600 relay team of Laura Grayto More...

Rams split twinbill with Northern Cambria

Ligonier Valley’s baseball team split a doubleheader with visiting Northern Cambria in District 6 Heritage Conference play on Saturday, earning a 7-5 win and dropping a 7-2 decision.  The Rams, now 10-6 overall and 10-4 in the conference, More...

Lifestyles

Area 4-H leader receives 2016 Poultry Youth Service Award

April Rob of Latrobe received the 2016 Carolyn Blum Memorial Pennsylvania Poultry Youth Service Award at the annual Youth Poultry 101 Conference held at Penn State University’s University Park Campus on April 30. More...

Campus Corner

Westminster Enactus members present at annual D.C. business competition

More than 20 members of Westminster College’s Enactus Club presented four different projects at the annual Enactus Regional Competition in Washington, D.C., March 28-30, the New Wilmington campus reported Friday.  More...

St. Vincent education chair authors article about flipped learning

Dr. Veronica I. Ent, associate professor and chair of education in the St. More...

First class of Leadership Westmoreland re-launch to graduate

The first class of the Leadership Westmoreland relaunch will be honored during a graduation luncheon at the Fred M. Rogers Center on the campus of St. More...

Model railroad tour a display of train lovers’ passion

Fans of trains and railroads were all aboard Saturday for the Ligonier Valley Rail Road Association (LVRRA)’s Eighth Annual Model Railroad Home Tour. More...

Local & State News

Pennsylvania FBI sting: Prelude to more arrests?

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The FBI’s approach to a campaign cash sting that snared a onetime top aide to former Pennsylvania Democratic Gov. More...

Busy April for local fire crews

It has been a busy month for the Whitney-Hostetter Volunteer Fire Department, according to Fire Chief/secretary Tony Matuszky.  More...

Girl says she was thrown out of her prom for wearing a suit

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania high school student said she was barred from attending her prom because she wore a suit rather than a dress.  More...

World News

Trump likes idea of party unity, but on his terms

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump says he’s all for bringing together the Republican Party, but the many GOP officials he’s branded losers and lightweights will have to fall in line because the voters have spoken. More...

Powerball winner yet to come forward to claim prize

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The sole winner of the $429.6 million Powerball jackpot has yet to come forward to claim the prize, as the New Jersey store that sold the winning ticket celebrates.  More...

Once unthinkable in US, drug shoot-up rooms get serious look

(AP) — Across the United States, heroin users have died in alleys behind convenience stores, on city sidewalks and in the bathrooms of fast-food joints - because no one was around to save them when they overdosed.  More...

Health

Robot stitches tissue by itself, a step closer to more automated operations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Getting stitched up by Dr. Robot may one day be reality: Scientists have created a robotic system that did just that in living animals without a real doctor pulling the strings. More...

Panel: Painkiller training should be required for physicians

WASHINGTON (AP) — Doctors who prescribe painkillers should be required to undergo training aimed at reducing misuse and abuse of the medications, according to federal health experts, though they acknowledge the challenge of putting such a mandate in More...

Baby box programs spread to US, encourage safe sleeping

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Doctors in Philadelphia hope to lower the city’s high infant mortality rate by distributing baby boxes that encourage safe sleeping.  The cardboard boxes are lined with a mattress and function like a bassinet. More...

Entertainment

‘Captain America’ nabs fifth best-opening ever

LOS ANGELES (AP) — What superhero fatigue? More...

Radiohead releases new album ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’ digitally

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Radiohead’s ninth studio album “A Moon Shaped Pool” is now available to purchase on iTunes and Amazon and streaming on Tidal and Apple Music. More...

Cedar Point debuts newest record-breaking roller coaster

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — The “roller coaster capital of the world’ is showing off its newest addition this weekend. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Five hurt in vehicle crash in Youngwood   More...

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