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Big budget mystery: Where will Gov. Wolf get $2B in cuts, savings?

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The $2 billion question in Gov. More...

General News

Ghosting, shade, microaggression hit Merriam-Webster site

NEW YORK (AP) — Attention, word nerds: This is your bonus round, courtesy of Merriam-Webster.  In addition to elevating “surreal” in 2016 to word of the year, the dictionary company on Tuesday added about 1,000 new words and ne More...

Angel Arms meeting moved to Feb. 15

A meeting about the Angel Arms Infant Recovery Home has been rescheduled for 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, at its office at 338 Main St., Latrobe. The meeting, originally slated for this week, was moved after the guest speaker became ill.  More...

At $250M, Los Angeles home most expensive listed in nation

LOS ANGELES (AP) — At $250 million, a new mega mansion in the exclusive Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles is the most expensive home listed in the United States.  More...

Editorial

Opinion: Healthcare, not health insurance, is what matters

As Democrats used to be fond of saying, elections have consequences. One consequence of the 2016 election is that the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is doomed, though most of its benefits are likely to survive. More...

Pa. needs drug treatment, saner sentencing laws

The announcement of the closing of SCI Pittsburgh -- Pennsylvania’s oldest and most expensive-to-run state prison - - comes as a relief to four other towns that had been on the short list for shutdowns. More...

Opinion: Republican tax reformers are playing with fire

Republicans appear committed to reforming the corporate tax code — an act that is long overdue. More...

Lifestyles

SVC percussionist to perform with Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Band

Ryan T. Schwartz of Penn Run (Indiana County), a sophomore engineering science major at St. Vincent College, has been selected to participate in the 70th annual Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Band Festival at Grove City College Feb. 10 to 12.  More...

Kent State University students lauded for academic achievement

A total of 9,780 Kent State University full-time students were named to the dean’s list for “superior academic achievement during the 2016 fall semester.”  Of the full-time students named to the dean’s list, 1,068 were al More...

St. Vincent College theology professor publishes article

St. Vincent College lecturer in theology Helene E. Paharik authored an article, “Forming Disciples for Life,” in the Dec. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe women arrested after altercation   More...

Derry council gets answers related to kennel service

After months of resistance, Derry Borough Council members on Monday agreed to accept an area kennel’s initial offer for animal retrieval services in 2017. More...

Bloodhounds and handlers are guests at AFA fundraiser

There are some good endings and there are some not so good endings when the Greensburg Volunteer Fire Department Bloodhound Team is called out on a search.  More...

Details emerge in Penn State student’s death at frat house

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Police say paramedics weren’t called until about 12 hours after a Penn State University student fell down some steps at a fraternity house.  More...

Local & State News

Coroner: Woman dies after getting stuck in clothing drop box

NATALIE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman has died after getting her arm caught in a clothing donation drop-off box. More...

State lawmakers resume push for 20-week abortion ban

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Police: 2 killed, 2 wounded in apartment complex shooting

SWISSVALE, Pa. (AP) — Two people have been killed and two others wounded in a shooting at an apartment complex just outside of Pittsburgh.  Officers responding to a report of a shooting Monday night in Swissvale found four people shot. More...

World News

Voters await economic revival in a part of pro-Trump America

PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. (AP) - She tugged 13 envelopes from a cabinet above the stove, each one labeled with a different debt: the house payment, the student loans, the vacuum cleaner she bought on credit.  More...

Palestinians ask world to punish Israel for settlement law

JERUSALEM (AP) - A Palestinian Cabinet minister on Tuesday called on the international community to punish Israel for a contentious new law, just hours after the Israeli parliament adopted the bill to retroactively legalize thousands of West Bank set More...

Amnesty: As many as 13,000 hanged in Syria prison since 2011

BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian authorities have killed as many as 13,000 people - possibly more - since the start of the 2011 uprising in mass hangings at a prison north of Damascus known to detainees as “the slaughterhouse,” Amnesty International More...

Sports

Area athletes sign letters of intent

Greater Latrobe’s Hunter Petrosky (second from left) recently signed a letter of intent to continue his soccer career at Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Ohio. More...

DA mat season ends vs. Harbor Creek in PIAA Class AA preliminary round

Derry Area head wrestling coach Mike Weinell knew there would be obstacles to his team winning in its first appearance in the PIAA Class AA Team Championships since 2007. Traveling more than three hours up Interstate-79 was the first one. More...

Elizabeth Forward’s last-second buzzer beater sinks Lady Trojans, 55-53

Every time the Derry Area girls’ basketball team pulled close, Elizabeth Forward had an answer. The Lady Warriors’ biggest response came in the final three seconds. More...

Entertainment

Bette Midler, Glenn Close lead Broadway’s spring offerings

NEW YORK (AP) — Two Broadway titans in Bette Midler and Glenn Close return to the Great White Way this spring. Here’s a look at some of the highlights: A DIVINE RETURN? More...

Minnesota cops invoke Justin Bieber against drunken drivers

WYOMING, Minn. More...

Fox draws audience of 111.3M for Super Bowl, down slightly

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox drew an audience of 111.3 million viewers for the first Super Bowl to go into overtime, a smaller audience than the game has had in the last two years but still ranking among the biggest for a television program in the Unite More...

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