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Governor uses broad definition to claim $2B in cuts, savings

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf promised $2 billion in cuts and savings in his new proposal to fix Pennsylvania state government’s deficit-riddled finances, but his definition of cuts and savings is turning out to be a broad one. More...

PLCB accepting applications for grants to reduce underage/dangerous drinking

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) is now accepting applications from schools, community organizations, municipalities, law enforcement organizations, nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, and for-profit institutions fo More...

General News

Some Westminster show dogs are show-business dogs, too

NEW YORK (AP) — They’re show dogs with star power. More...

GOP must decide what to do with health law taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans love cutting taxes, especially if they were authored by a president named Barack Obama. More...

Host Alec Baldwin, ‘SNL’ cast skewer President Trump White House

NEW YORK (AP) — In tune with the new administration of alternative facts, viewers are embracing a comic alternative president.  More...

Sports

Bearcats rout undermanned Thiel

Longtime basketball coach Tim Loomis, who had a successful run at California University of Pennsylvania, stood on the sideline at St. Vincent College’s Carey Center Saturday night and was well aware about what was to take place.  More...

Wildcats win three of four matches at Jenkins Duals

The Greater Latrobe wrestling team captured three of four matches during the William Jenkins Duals held during the weekend at Penn State-Fayette.  More...

Pitt ends Syracuse’s five-game win streak

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Michael Young spent his first three seasons at Pittsburgh firmly planted in the post, his back to the basket and the defender at his mercy. More...

Lifestyles

Decorated Army veteran retires

Roger and Jo Ann Kelsey of Lawson Heights, Unity Township, Friday announced the retirement of their son from the U.S. Army.  Lt. Col. Joseph Charles Kelsey retired Sept. 1, 2016, completing more than 20 years of service in the Army.  More...

Events of Area Interest

French Toast Breakfast Feb. 19   The Boosters of St. John the Evangelist Church will hold their next French Toast and Ham Breakfast 8 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, in the parish hall, 306 St. John Drive, Latrobe.  More...

Cooking on Deadline

Shortcut Moussaka

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cooking on Deadline features fast, weeknight-friendly meals that are big on flavor, but not on labor.   More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Police investigating Unity Township theft State police at Greensburg report between 2 p.m. Feb. 1 and 8 a.m. Feb. More...

Heavy winds cause outages, damage throughout region

Scores of Westmoreland County residents, including some in Latrobe and nearby communities, remained without power after heavy winds touched down on the region Sunday night.  According to the West Penn Power website, more than 1,100 customers wer More...

Officials moving forward with work at former Jeannette Glass site

Westmoreland County officials are waiting for a response on a cleanup plan before moving forward with demolition and remediation work at the site of the former Jeannette Glass plant. More...

Longtime SVC clock operators to retire after 34 years

Things can change greatly over the course of 34 years, but for a pair of life-long Latrobe residents, one thing has remained the same: Their commitment to and admiration for St. Vincent College.  More...

Lisa Monzo announces judge candidacy

Lisa Galloway Monzo, an attorney with Galloway Monzo PC, announced she will seek the office of Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Westmoreland County. More...

Local & State News

Father mourns death of teen in tunnel gun case

The fates of three people who said they were on a rescue mission to help save a teenager from a New York heroin den when they were stopped with a cache of weapons could be decided by a New Jersey judge Monday.  But for the teen at the center of More...

Waynesburg University student found dead in dorm room

WAYNESBURG, Pa. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a Waynesburg University student found in a dormitory room over the weekend.  More...

Research lab receives grant to study ovarian cancer

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia based nonprofit has received a huge grant to develop a screen for ovarian cancer. KYW-AM reports that Monell Chemical Senses Center received a three-year $815,000 grant from the Kleberg Foundation on Feb. 9. More...

World News

Nearly 200,000 remain under evacuation near nation’s tallest dam

OROVILLE, Calif. More...

Embattled national security adviser’s fate uncertain

WASHINGTON (AP) - Embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn’s fate as one of President Donald Trump’s senior aides is uncertain following reports that he discussed U.S. More...

Supreme Court nominee has defended free speech, religion

(AP) — Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch has been a defender of free speech and a skeptic of libel claims, an Associated Press review of his rulings shows. More...

Health

Highmark, AHN announce $115M plan for St. Vincent Hospital in Erie

ERIE, Pa. — Officials from Highmark Health, Allegheny Health Network (AHN) and St. Vincent Hospital recently announced a $115-million, multi-phased capital investment plan for St.  More...

AHN opens new Hearing and Balance Center at Allegheny General

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Allegheny Health Network (AHN) recently announced its Hearing and Balance Center at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) has expanded into a new, state-of-the-art facility on the fourth floor of the hospital’s East Wing. More...

Study finds new bacterial strain can contaminate shellfish

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Scientists studying oysters along the Atlantic Coast have discovered a critical clue to understanding why more seafood lovers are getting sick from eating shellfish. More...

Entertainment

Adele wins top Grammys, but pays tribute to Beyoncé

(AP) — In an extraordinary moment between the music industry’s top female artists, Adele beat Beyoncé for three of the top Grammy Awards — then said her competitor deserved at least one of them.  More...

‘La La Land’ takes 5 prizes at British academy awards

LONDON (AP) — Glamour was shot through with grit at the British Academy Film Awards on Sunday. More...

‘Lego Batman’ dominates ’Fifty Shades Darker’ at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The family-friendly “Lego Batman Movie” has proved to be more of a draw than “Fifty Shades Darker” at the box office. More...

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