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Fred Rogers planetarium show Feb. 18

A special planetarium show featuring the Sky Above Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood followed by small crafts and games for children by the Fred Rogers Scholars will be presented at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Angelo J. More...

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General News

Pennsylvania school district sued over lead levels in water

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania school district where high levels of lead in an elementary school’s water went unresolved for months faces a federal lawsuit.  More...

Pa. bail bondsman jailed on bigamy, weapons charges

SHAMOKIN, Pa. (AP) — A bail bondsman has been jailed on charges he was simultaneously married to a 43-year-old woman and her 18-year-old daughter, and illegally possessed weapons by working in Pennsylvania under an alias.  More...

Assault charges involving family dropped against boxer

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Prosecutors dropped assault charges against former lightweight boxing champ Paul Spadafora for allegedly stabbing his brother and kicking his mother during a family dispute, though he’s still charged with threatening cit More...

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Off The Wall

Living practically next to a floral shop, it becomes apparent when Pee Vee Alley and Ligonier Street fill up with cars and customers line up at the store's door to buy the usual item for their loved ones — roses for their Valentine's Day gift.& More...

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Lifestyles

St. Vincent English professor contributes chapter in new book

Dr. William C. Snyder, professor of English at St. More...

‘Art Bites’ luncheon Saturday; exhibit continues

Bottle Works’ exhibit “Studio Works” opened Friday, Jan. 27, and will continue through Saturday, Feb. 25. More...

Stage Right’s ‘Pippin’ cast eyes Feb. 17-19 run

Stage Right’s professional season will continue with the musical “Pippin” coming to the Greensburg Garden and Civic Center Feb. 17-19. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Teen charged after assaulting Adelphoi staff   More...

Fundraiser to help woman who lost house to subsidence

Carole Mullen is grateful that friends and strangers from the Latrobe community responded when she lost her home to mine subsidence last month.  “People have just been outstanding in reaching out to me,” she said. More...

SVC unites with Catholic Relief Services to host prayer vigil

St. Vincent College hosted a solidarity vigil for refugees on Tuesday, in association with the Catholic Relief Services. More...

Region receives winter’s first major snowfall

After a relatively quiet winter to date, western Pennsylvania received its first major snowfall of the season overnight.  More...

Pennsylvania Senate OKs 20-week abortion ban; veto awaits

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Local & State News

Highlights of Gov. Tom Wolf’s third state budget proposal

By The Associated Press  Highlights of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s spending plan for the 2017-18 budget year that starts July 1:  THE BIG PICTURE  More...

Full moon, comet starring in night sky show this weekend

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A full moon and comet share double billing in a special night sky show this weekend.  More...

Trump administration weighs health insurance ‘stabilization’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Worried about the nearly 20 million people who buy their own health insurance policies, the Trump administration and congressional Republicans are weighing how to stabilize a wobbly market, government and industry officials sa More...

World News

Price nears Senate confirmation as Trump health secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans are ready to overpower Democrats and push another of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees through the Senate, the man who will help lead the GOP drive to erase and replace the health care law.  More...

Chance and challenge: Japan Inc. worried but hopeful on Trump

TOKYO (AP) - President Donald Trump’s salvos on trade and currency are rattling Japan Inc., but many here hope Prime Minister Shinzo Abe can sell him a “win-win” package of job creation and investment when they meet this week, avert More...

Winter storm could drop a foot of snow on Northeast US

BOSTON (AP) - Adensely populated swath of the Northeast was preparing for winter’s harshest thump yet, a fast-moving storm that could bring more than a foot of snow, strong winds and coastal flooding.  More...

Sports

Former GL standout Hunter commits to play hockey at Division I Mercyhurst

Assistant Sports Editor Former Greater Latrobe standout Dalton Hunter has found his NCAA Division I hockey home. More...

Success carries over for Ligonier Valley boys’ basketball team

Rams face rival Saltsburg in conference title game

After a somewhat slow — and late — start to the season with the football team’s success that included runs all the way to the District 6 championship game and then two state playoff games after that, Ligonier Valley has come on stro More...

Ellis, Weems guide SVC women to PAC road win against Bethany

Seniors Susie Ellis and Jasmine Weems combined for 37 points to help lead the St. More...

Entertainment

Music community honors Randy Travis in song

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A near fatal stroke couldn’t take away the signature baritone of country star Randy Travis, and dozens of his friends, from Garth Brooks to Kenny Rogers, used their voices and his songs to honor the legend.  More...

Lady Gaga tells critics ‘I’m proud of my body’

(AP) — Lady Gaga has a message for critics of her body: “I’m proud of my body and you should be proud of yours too.”  More...

Tom Hiddleston: Taylor Swift is ‘an amazing woman’

(AP) — Actor Tom Hiddleston is opening up about his romance last summer with Taylor Swift.  More...

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