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Tentative plea deal in place for Tammy Felbaum

A Seward woman accused of threatening a Westmoreland County judge is out of the Westmoreland County Prison and has a plea court hearing set for next month.  After waiving her right to a preliminary hearing on charges of terroristic threats and d More...

General News

Man indicted on charges of lighting Korean War veteran on fire

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. More...

School principal: Trump chants crossed line into hate speech

HARTFORD, Conn. More...

Bill would make welfare of pets a factor in divorce cases

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island lawmaker has introduced a bill that would require judges to take the best interests of domestic pets into account when deciding who gets custody in a divorce.  More...

Sports

Baum highlights big day for DA swimmers with WPIAL title, meet record in 100 fly

Derry Area swimming coach Jeff Kelly had to do a double-take. Zach Baum, the Trojans’ standout swimmer, knew as soon as he looked at the scoreboard. More...

Seton Hill players, coach honored by PSAC

Shippensburg’s Fite East Coach of Year

Seton Hill University senior forward Noah Davis and junior center Spencer Casson were honored by the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference as the league released its yearly postseason men’s basketball awards voted on by the head coaches. More...

Jets’ Bowles says Darrelle Revis arrest ‘shocking’

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Todd Bowles acknowledged that he was stunned when he first heard the news that Darrelle Revis was arrested last month in Pittsburgh.  The New York Jets coach insisted, however, that the legal issues played no role in th More...

Lifestyles

Diocese announces winners of first Golden Apple awards

Three teachers at Catholic schools in the Diocese of Greensburg received surprise Publisher’s Clearing Housetype visits in their classrooms Feb. 13 when they learned they are winners of the diocese’s first Golden Apple awards for teaching excellence. More...

Campus Corner

RIT dean’s list   Three local residents made the dean’s list at Rochester Institute of Technology for fall semester 2016-2017, the Rochester, New York, campus reported Thursday:  • Elizabeth Jackson of Greensburg, who is st More...

SVC education department to host lecture April 5

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Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe woman injured in vehicle-pedestrian accident   More...

Latrobe-GLSD holds off on dek hockey vote as residents cry foul

Neighbors oppose Irving Avenue site

The Latrobe-GLSD Parks and Recreation Commission decided to postpone its decision regarding the location for a new dek hockey arena after approximately 35 residents showed up at a special meeting Thursday night to protest plans to install the facilit More...

Derry Area students taking to new 3D printer

In a few short months, Derry Area High School technology education students have quickly gotten a handle on the district’s new 3D printer. More...

Unity Twp. man accused of sending inappropriate messages to teen boys

A former volunteer football coach at Mount Pleasant Area High School is accused of sending inappropriate text and picture messages in 2014 to two teenage boys who played on the team.  More...

Local & State News

Prosecutor’s top secretary fired, allegedly stole $143,000

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — The former office manager and lead secretary for a Pennsylvania county prosecutor has been fired and charged with stealing more than $143,000 from the office’s bank accounts. More...

Erie County Judge Robert Sambroak Jr. dies at home at age 61

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A northwestern Pennsylvania judge has died at home after just three years on the bench.  The Erie Times-News reports Erie County Judge Robert Sambroak Jr. died Thursday after a brief illness. More...

Dispatcher during barracks ambush accuses supervisor of rape

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World News

AG’s recusal portends continued pressure on Russia meddling

WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions may not have been clear about his contacts with Russian officials during the 2016 election, but this much is: The controversy over any Kremlin involvement in American politics is not going to fade away More...

Russia’s top diplomat in US in eye of political storm

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration’s back-to-back controversies over its Russian ties now have at least one thing in common: Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. More...

Railroad thefts and guns: A deadly mix in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) - When street-gang thieves slipped with ease into a Norfolk Southern rail yard on Chicago’s South Side and ripped locks off one train, they likely expected to see merchandise like toys or tennis shoes. More...

Education

LVMS Students of the Month

Ligonier Valley Middle School recently announced its Students of the Month for March. More...

GLJHS R.I.S.E. awardees

Greater Latrobe Junior High School recognized groups of students in November and December as part of its monthly Wildcats R.I.S.E. (Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence) Program. More...

Career Talk program at LVMS

Dr. Connie Donovan-Matson and Amanda Stephenson (right photo) recently visited Ligonier Valley Middle School to present information on veterinarian medicine. Dr. More...

Entertainment

Dave Chappelle debuts 2 comedy specials March 21 on Netflix

NEW YORK (AP) — Comedian Dave Chappelle is headed back to TV with his first concert specials in a dozen years — two of them. Both premiere March 21, exclusively on Netflix.  More...

SXSW caught in immigration debate after artist rips contract

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A New York musician tweeted Thursday he will no longer perform at the SXSW Music Festival over a contract provision stating that U.S. More...

Elvis Presley’s Graceland opens new $45-million complex

MEMPHIS, Tenn. More...

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