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DA probing truck with anti-Martin Luther King Jr. imagery

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A truck sporting images and messages against Martin Luther King Jr. has drawn the attention of a western Pennsylvania prosecutor.  More...

United Way elects new members to operating board

The United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania announced the recent election of two new members to its local operating board serving Westmoreland, Fayette and Southern Armstrong counties, welcoming Chad McCutchen of McCutcheon Enterprises Inc. More...

Ligonier Twp. zoning board reorganizes

The Ligonier Township Zoning Board held its reorganization meeting Tuesday, and approved the election of officers and hiring of a solicitor for 2017.  Richard Bell, zoning/code enforcement officer for Ligonier Township, called the meeting to ord More...

General News

Inaugural speech is Trump’s time to rise to the moment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tradition suggests it’s time for Donald Trump to set aside the say-anything speaking style and rise to the inaugural moment.  But bucking tradition, or ignoring it altogether, is what got Donald Trump to his inaugur More...

Cops: 10-year-old endangered by not getting transplant meds

TYRONE, Pa. (AP) — A central Pennsylvania woman who allegedly failed to give her 10-year-old daughter daily anti-rejection drugs after a kidney transplant has been charged with felony child endangerment.  More...

‘Grave Digger’ driver hurt in crash at monster truck rally

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Sports

Penn Hills’ frontline, emotional setting too much for Wildcats to overcome

PENN HILLS — Dealing with Penn Hills’ physical front line of 6-foot-5 Daivon Stephens, 6-foot-5 Chavar Williamson and Julian Bennett was going to be difficult enough for Greater Latrobe. More...

LV girls succumb to Blairsville’s pressure defense

The numbers 23 and 2 didn’t appear in the box score, but they factored mightily in the story of Blairsville’s win Tuesday night over Ligonier Valley.  The Bobcats defeated the visiting Lady Rams, 60-30, in a District 6 Heritage Confe More...

Indiana Area’s big start dooms Trojans

Damon Rause knew what happened could happen, and he thought he had a pretty good plan in place.  He emerged from the locker room, sighed and explained what he had in mind before his Derry Area boys’ basketball team faced Indiana Area Tuesd More...

Lifestyles

Stage Right’s ‘The Lion King Jr.’ to open Jan. 27

Stage Right! Student Company will present Disney’s “The Lion King Jr.” at the following two locations:  • Greensburg Garden and Civic Center — Friday, Jan. 27, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 28, at 2 p.m. More...

St. Vincent College MSMOE program accepting applications

St. Vincent College will host an information session for persons interested in learning more about its Master of Science in Management: Operational Excellence (MSMOE) program at the Alex G. More...

Bottle Works center has new executive director

Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center in historic Cambria City announced the selection of Laura Argenbright as its new executive director. Argenbright fills the vacancy created by Angela Rizzo’s departure in November. More...

GLSD adopts resolution to keep tax increase at or below 2.53 mills

Members of the Greater Latrobe School Board recommended a resolution to operate within the cost-of-living index at Tuesday’s regular meeting.  More...

Bids open next month as progress on new LES continues

Progress on the new Latrobe Elementary School continues.  The Greater Latrobe School Board, during Tuesday’s regular meeting, approved the Plan- Con Part F form submitted certification to the state.  More...

Latrobe Municipal Authority approves payments for projects

The Latrobe Municipal Authority (LMA) Board of Directors on Tuesday issued payments for numerous projects.  More...

No penalty for refusal of warrantless blood testing

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Astate appeals court’s recent ruling has set a precedent that Pennsylvania judges cannot penalize drunken driving suspects for refusing to submit to blood testing.  More...

State accepting applications for medical marijuana

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania will soon be accepting applications from those who want to grow and process medical marijuana as well as those who want to establish and run dispensaries. More...

Pennsylvania casinos report record revenue in 2016

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Local & State News

Mom gets 20 to 40 years for death of toddler found in ravine

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh-area woman who wrote on Facebook that “Mommy loves you, my angel” after her 3-year-old daughter was found dead in a ravine was sentenced Tuesday to 20 to 40 years behind bars for killing her.  More...

Pennsylvania swears in new state treasurer, attorney general

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The fourth person to serve as Pennsylvania’s attorney general since August was sworn in Tuesday, promising to make integrity a priority at the scandal-plagued agency.  More...

McConnell introduces bill to fund coal miner health plans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell on Tuesday introduced legislation to maintain health benefits for retired union coal miners whose companies have declared bankruptcy in recent years.  More...

World News

Pence promises big investment in infrastructure

NEWYORK (AP) - Vice President-elect Mike Pence is pledging to a group of mayors that the Trump administration will make a serious investment in infrastructure.  More...

More clemency coming after Obama shortens Manning’s sentence

WASHINGTON (AP) - Embracing his clemency powers like never before, President Barack Obama is planning more commutations in his final days in office after a dramatic move to cut short convicted leaker Chelsea Manning’s sentence.  More...

Prosecutor: Orlando gunman’s widow knew about the attack

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Health

18 million more uninsured if Obamacare killed, not replaced

WASHINGTON (AP) — Insurance premiums would soar for millions of Americans and 18 million more would be uninsured in just one year if Republicans scuttle much of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul without a replacement, Congress More...

New prescription: Doctor offices that look like Apple stores

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After a relative suffered a heart attack a few years ago, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Adrian Aoun got an unsettling look at a health-care system that he diagnosed as an inefficient and outdated mess.  More...

AHN launches program for women with pregnancy related depression

Allegheny Health Network (AHN) has launched the region’s first Intensive Outpatient Program for women suffering from pregnancy-related depression, a condition that affects up to 20 percent of new mothers. More...

Entertainment

Patchett, Chabon among nominees for book prizes

NEW YORK (AP) — Ann Patchett, Michael Chabon and Zadie Smith were among the nominees announced Tuesday for the National Book Critics Circle Awards.  Books by Louise Erdrich and former U.S. More...

Police: Man posed as Bieber online to extort nude photos

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Massachusetts man was arrested on suspicion of soliciting nude photos from a 9-year-old California girl while posing online as Justin Bieber, authorities said Tuesday.  More...

‘Birds of Opulence’ author wins Gaines award

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When African-American writer Crystal Wilkinson of Kentucky learned she won the 2016 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, she said she reverted to her 12-year-old self, shrieking and squealing with glee.  More...

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