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General News

Police say drunk driver caused Mardi Gras crash that hurt 28

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Police on Sunday identified the man who allegedly plowed into a crowd enjoying a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans while intoxicated.  More...

Transgender boy wins controversial girls state title

CYPRESS, Texas (AP) — A 17-year-old transgender boy completed an undefeated season Saturday by winning a controversial Texas state girls wrestling title in an event clouded by criticism from those who believe the testosterone he’s taking More...

Cops: Mom used girl’s breath to start car with DUI device

QUINCY, Pa. (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania woman had her 8-year-old daughter blow into an ignition device meant to prevent the woman from driving while drunk shortly before she crashed and was again charged with drunken driving.  More...

Sports

LV’s Robby Patrick wins third regional title, heads seven area AA wrestlers to qualify for state tourney

INDIANA — Ligonier Valley’s Robby Patrick has been a highly successful high school wrestler, having amassed 106 wins with one more weekend of wrestling left in his junior year. More...

Wildcats advance four wrestlers from section tourney to regional

VANDERGRIFT — There’s young and then there’s inexperienced.  There is a difference  With a combination of 18 seniors and juniors on this season’s roster, Greater Latrobe’s wrestling team was not young. More...

Bearcats fall short of PAC championship ‘five-peat’

The drive for five fell one game short. The St. More...

Lifestyles

Ninth Sounds of Charity early deadline March 1

The ninth annual Sounds of Charity sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill is scheduled for Saturday, March 25.  More...

IUP announces December graduates, degrees, majors

Indiana University of Pennsylvania Friday released the names of students from Westmoreland and Indiana counties who have completed requirements for graduation from IUP as of December 2016.  Area graduates, their hometowns, majors and degrees are More...

Duquesne University choir to lift spirits at Grand Halle

After a two-month winter hiatus, The Grand Halle Performance Series resumes with what may be the best program of the season. More...

Fort Ligonier celebrates George Washington’s 285th birthday

Although Fort Ligonier remains closed until the end of April to allow renovation of the museum to continue, the new Fort Ligonier Center for History Education was completed in time to welcome students to celebrate George Washington’s 285th birthday l More...

Local & State News

Pink slips may await some Pennsylvania public universities

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — In the coming months, some of the schools in Pennsylvania’s 14-university system of higher education may get pink slips. More...

Tornado, straight-line winds caused damage in Pennsylvania

(AP) — The National Weather Service says a tornado touched down in northeastern Pennsylvania as storms swept through the region over the weekend, but other damage in central Pennsylvania was due to straight-line winds.  More...

Boscov’s chairman remembered as energetic businessman

READING, Pa. (AP) — Late department store chairman Albert Boscov was remembered as an energetic businessman, a caring person and a tireless cheerleader for the city he loved.  More...

World News

New Democrat Party chairman Perez pledges to repair, unite party

ATLANTA (AP) - Newly elected Democratic national chairman Tom Perez pledged on Sunday to unite a fractured party, rebuild at all levels from “school board to the Senate” and reach out to chunks of rural America left feeling forgotten in t More...

VA data show low rate of discipline for drug loss, theft

WASHINGTON (AP) - Doctors, nurses or pharmacy staff at the Department of Veterans Affairs’ hospitals were fired or reprimanded in only a small fraction of thousands of reported cases of opioid theft and missing prescriptions since 2010, according to More...

Health care, Supreme Court on agenda as Congress returns

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress returns to Washington this week to confront dramatic decisions on health care and the Supreme Court that may help determine the course of Donald Trump’s presidency.  More...

Health

CDC fails to mention condoms in latest HIV prevention campaign

LOS ANGELES (AP) — AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) welcomed the news last week of an 18 percent decline in HIV infections in the United States between 2008 and 2014, but is questioning some of the conclusions drawn by Centers for Disease Control and More...

Long layover? How about a workout at an airport gym?

Work out while waiting for your flight? That’s an option now at Baltimore Washington International Airport, where the only gym at a U.S. airport past security opened this week with plans to open 20 more at airports by 2020. More...

Mental health wellness groups offered beginning March 4

Mental health wellness groups for children are being offered at the Latrobe Counseling Suite operated by Ligonier Valley Learning Center.  More...

Entertainment

Oscars flap eclipses ‘Moonlight’ win, but civility reigns

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 89th Academy Awards got off on the right foot, with a song and dance, but ended with the most stunning mistake ever to befall the esteemed awards show when the best picture Oscar was presented to the wrong movie. More...

Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ scares up big $30.5M debut

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Great reviews and buzz propelled comedian Jordan Peele’s directorial debut, the micro-budget thriller “Get Out,” to a chart-topping opening weekend with $30.5 million according to studio estimates Sunday.&nb More...

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