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Local airport officials remain positive after Spirit announces Pittsburgh flights

Spirit Airlines and Westmoreland County Airport Authority officials do not expect the low-cost carrier’s plan to introduce flights out of Pittsburgh International Airport starting this spring to significantly affect service at Arnold Palmer Reg More...

General News

Ask Brianna: Why do my student loan payments bug me so much?

“Ask Brianna” is a Q&A column from NerdWallet for 20- somethings or anyone else starting out. More...

Ex-restaurant worker sought on restroom peeping charges

MOUNTAINTOP, Pa. (AP) — Police say a former Pennsylvania restaurant worker recorded dozens of female customers using the restroom while he was hiding above a drop ceiling.  More...

Cops: Philly man made up abduction story to spur theft probe

PHILADELPHIA(AP) — Philadelphia police say a man made up a story that he had been carjacked with a child in his vehicle because he wanted police to work more urgently to find the car.  More...

Sports

Slow start leads to playoff loss for LV girls against Penns Valley

A slow start led to a loss as the Ligonier Valley girls’ basketball team saw its season come to an end following a 60-50 defeat against Penns Valley during a District 6 Class AAA first-round playoff game played Tuesday at Penns Valley.  More...

Bearcats, Harris happy to get past Chatham in PAC first-round playoff game

Host Bethany (W.Va.) in Thursday’s semifinals

Since the first ball went rattling into the peach basket, first-round playoff games have jumped up and bitten some very good basketball teams.  St. More...

Crosby’s power-play goal lifts Penguins past Hurricanes

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Lifestyles

WMAA: ‘When Modern Was Contemporary’ to open Saturday

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art will present “When Modern Was Contemporary: Selections from the Roy R. Neuberger Collection” from Feb. 25 through May 21.  More...

SVC Visiting Writers Series finale March 17

St. Vincent College will host Clare Beams as the third and final speaker in its Visiting Writers Series for the spring semester at 5 p.m. More...

Findlay dean’s list

Katelyn Svetahor of Latrobe was named to the fall 2016 dean's list at the University of Findlay, the Ohio campus reported Monday.  To earn this achievement, a UF student must attain a grade-point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.  * * More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Woman injured in East Huntingdon Township crash   More...

SVC holds ‘topping-off’ceremony at Engineering, Biomedical Sciences Hall

St. Vincent College on Tuesday held a “topping-off” ceremony at the construction site of the $4.5-million James F. Will Engineering and Biomedical Sciences Hall. More...

Action for Animals presents program to AARP

The Latrobe chapter of AARP supports Action For Animals Humane Society (AFA) with donations of blankets, towels and other things on the shelter’s wish list. More...

Republicans skeptical of Wolf’s minimum wage, shale tax plan

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican state lawmakers questioned Democratic Gov. More...

Local & State News

Steelers’ Joey Porter fined $300 over scuffle outside bar

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter has been fined $300 after pleading guilty to disorderly conduct stemming from a dispute with a bar bouncer and a police officer last month.  More...

District agrees to remove Ten Commandments monument at school

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania school district has agreed to remove a granite Ten Commandments monument from outside a high school and pay $164,000 in legal fees to settle a federal lawsuit.  More...

SAMA-LigonierValley to host lunch program

The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley will host a Lunch a l’Art program with Kelly M. Coursey-Gray at noon Feb. 23.  Cost for program, which includes lunch and presentation, is $15 per person or $12 for SAMA members. More...

World News

Trump admin lays out new approach to illegal immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump the presidential candidate made no secret of his desire to crack down on illegal immigration, but once elected, he repeatedly offered varying interpretations of just how tough he would be in the White House.  More...

GOP members of Congress face Trump foes at town halls

BLACKSTONE, Va. (AP) - Republican U.S. Rep. David Brat, who rode voter anger to a historic political upset nearly three years ago, was on the receiving end of constituent angst about the Trump administration as he held a town hall in Virginia. More...

Mexicans weigh the daunting prospect of deportee camps

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexicans fear deportee and refugee camps could be popping up along their northern border under the Trump administration’s plan to start deporting to Mexico all Latin Americans and others who entered the U.S. More...

Health

Born addicts, opioid babies in withdrawal from first breath

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — They’re the tiniest and most innocent victims of the heroin addiction crisis but it doesn’t spare them their suffering.  More...

Talk to babies and let them babble back to bridge word gap

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even infants can have conversations with mom or dad. Their turn just tends to involve a smile or some gibberish instead of words. More...

Court: Florida doctors can ask patients about guns

MIAMI (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled on Thursday that Florida doctors can talk to patients about gun safety, declaring a law aimed at restricting such discussions a violation of the First Amendment’s right to free speech.  More...

Entertainment

Graffiti found at 4 popular monuments in Washington, DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service says graffiti has been found at four memorials in Washington.  U.S. More...

Man who smashed Trump star to pay damages, serve probation

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who destroyed Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has been sentenced to three years of probation for vandalism.  An attorney for James Otis says he pleaded no contest to the felony Tuesday in Lo More...

Gucci gone: $24,000 purse pilfered from store display

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Police in Charleston are looking for a suspect with expensive taste.  A police report says surveillance video shows a man walking into the local Gucci Store on Feb. More...

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