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Excela to offer same-day appointments via text messaging

Excela Health will soon offer another convenient scheduling option — same-day appointments through a text message — to its patients. More...

Driller fined $1.2M for water pollution

WPX Energy, a Tulsa, Oklahoma-based oil and natural gas exploration company, is paying $1.2 million for polluting groundwater supplying five households in Donegal Township in 2012. More...

General News

The dirty dozen: UN issues list of 12 most worrying bacteria

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization has issued a list of the top dozen bacteria most dangerous to humans, warning that doctors are fast running out of treatment options.  More...

Woman jailed, man found fatally shot at Pennsylvania home

TARENTUM, Pa. More...

Cops: Man ODs inside bank with $30K in stolen pawn property

IRWIN, Pa. (AP) — A man is jailed on charges he possessed $30,000 worth of jewelry stolen from a pawn shop when he overdosed inside a western Pennsylvania bank.  More...

Editorial

Democrats should give Gorsuch fair hearing Obama nominee never got

Commentary

About an hour after Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death was announced in February 2016, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the Senate would not hold a hearing, let alone a vote, on anyone President Barack Obama nominated as a replac More...

Another year, another awe-inspiring job done at THON

It never ceases to amaze us each year when we see the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, more commonly known as THON.  The annual event, which raises money for the pediatric cancer fighting Four Diamonds, is amazing in two ways.  It More...

No jackpot, as seniors consume more services, they should pay more

The Pennsylvania Lottery has always been a dubious proposition: It is at its heart a scam on the poor whose proceeds pay for programs for Pennsylvania’s seniors— some of whom are the Lottery’s most dedicated patrons.  More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

IUP to host March 2 film, March 9 lecture

Indiana University of Pennsylvania graduate Dr. More...

AARP Chapter 4907 plans two trips, program

Latrobe Area Chapter 4907 AARP will meet 1 p.m. Monday, March 20, at Thomas B. Anderson American Legion Post 515, 1811 Ligonier St., Latrobe. More...

Irish Genealogy Workshop registration underway

The Westmoreland County Historical Society will present an Irish Genealogy Workshop in partnership with the Senator John Heinz History Center 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 19, at the Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman St., Pittsburgh. More...

Entertainment

In Pittsburgh, ‘Fences’ and August Wilson’s Hill District

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Fans of “Fences” may be disappointed that the film won just one of its four Oscar nominations. But a pilgrimage to playwright August Wilson’s hometown, Pittsburgh, might offer some consolation. More...

O’Reilly says he could have been clearer about Swedish guest

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News commentator Bill O’Reilly says he could have been clearer about a man who appeared on his show last week billed as a Swedish national security adviser. More...

Trump says Oscars focused hard on politics before ‘sad’ end

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is giving Sunday’s Academy Awards two thumbs down, calling the botched ending “sad.”  More...

Latrobe man arrested after delivery driver finds kids unattended

A Latrobe man was arrested Saturday night after a pizza delivery driver arrived to deliver a pizza and was greeted only by unattended children. More...

Death penalty case in police officer’s death to begin in June

The murder trial of a New Florence man accused of fatally shooting a St. Clair Township police officer in 2015 has been tentatively scheduled to begin in June. More...

Latrobe sets Main, Chestnut streets, Hamilton Avenue for paving work

Latrobe Public Works Director Michael Gray on Monday told city council that he hopes to be able to pave portions of Main and Chestnut streets and part of Hamilton Avenue via the city’s paving program this year — along with a handful of ot More...

Prison board promotes lieutenant to serve as next deputy warden

The Westmoreland County prison board narrowly voted to fill the soon-to-be vacated position of deputy warden by hiring from within on Monday. The board voted to promote Lt. More...

Laurel Valley Motors expansion reviewed

The Unity Township Supervisors at a public hearing Monday reviewed expansion plans for Laurel Valley Motors, including details regarding the relocation of a right of way at the site.  More...

Local & State News

Judge sides with transgender students over bathroom access

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A federal judge on Monday ruled that three transgender students at a Pennsylvania high school, including the sister of a singer who performed at President Donald Trump’s inauguration, can use bathrooms that correspond to their state More...

Two more jailed in fatal beating, robbery of Somali cab driver

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Four men have now been arrested in the robbery and fatal beating of a Somali immigrant cab driver. More...

Pennsylvania’s 2018 US Senate race gets going with GOP entry

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s 2018 race for U.S. More...

World News

Trump looks to refocus his presidency in address to Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) - With his first address to Congress, President Donald Trump has an opportunity to refocus his young administration on the economic issues that helped him get elected. More...

Divided Republicans await guidance from Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) - Flailing and divided, congressional Republicans are hoping for clarity from President Donald Trump on key issues like health care when he delivers his first speech to a joint meeting of Congress.  More...

Pressure on GOP to revamp health law grows, along with rifts

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump declared Monday that “Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated.” Yet the opposite has long been painfully obvious for top congressional Republicans, who face mounting pressure to scrap More...

Sports

GL girls’ 3200 indoor relay team qualifies for national championship event

Members of the Greater Latrobe indoor track and field team competed at the Indoor State Championship meet held last Saturday at Penn State University. More...

Gulibon, Pletcher seeded top five heading into Big Ten wrestling

Former Derry Area standout Jimmy Gulibon and former Greater Latrobe standout Luke Pletcher are both ranked in the top five as the Big Ten Conference announced preliminary seeds for the upcoming Big Ten Wrestling Championships. More...

In state playoffs again, OLSH up next for Centurions in WPIAL semis

Over the past seven years, only two WPIAL boys’ basketball teams have won at least one game in the state playoffs. One of those is a household name — Beaver Falls. The other? Greensburg Central Catholic. More...

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