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Derry Twp. man charged with supplying heroin in fatal overdose

An alleged Derry Township drug dealer was arraigned Friday on an additional charge of supplying the heroin that killed a Ligonier Township man earlier this year.  More...

General News

Silicon Valley high school makes $24 million from Snap IPO

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A private Catholic high school in California’s Silicon Valley that made $24 million from an initial public offering of shares in Snap Inc. More...

Anonymous donor pays off Ohio students’ lunch debts

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — School officials say an anonymous donor has paid off the lunch debts of more than 150 students in an Ohio city in honor of a retired cafeteria worker who died in January. More...

Firefighters in Wisconsin fight fire at their own firehouse

MAYVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Firefighters in the Wisconsin community of Mayville had to respond to a fire at a familiar scene — their own firehouse.  Firefighters were dispatched round 10 p.m. More...

Sports

GL fails to qualify any wrestlers for state tournament

High school wrestling season has traditionally not ended for Greater Latrobe until mid- March under the bright lights and in front of big crowds in Hershey for the state tournament. More...

Wildcats open state playoffs Saturday against WPIAL champion-Pine-Richland

The Greater Latrobe boys’ basketball team is getting a second chance in the state playoffs. However, the Wildcats will have to go through the WPIAL Class 6Achampions if they want to advance. More...

GL playoff tickets to go on sale

Tickets for Greater Latrobe’s PIAA Class 6A boys’ basketball first-round playoff game Saturday against Pine-Richland will go on sale in the school’s athletic office starting Tuesday from 8 a.m. More...

Lifestyles

St. Vincent College students attend national leadership conference

Six St. Vincent College students were recently given the opportunity to attend the National Association for Campus Activities national conference in Baltimore, Maryland, the Unity Township campus announced March 2.  More...

Kennametal leaders earn Women in Manufacturing STEP Ahead awards

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SAMA-Ligonier program to focus on cake decorating

The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley will host a Lunch a l’Art program with Mary Veazey Clark at noon Thursday, March 16.  The cost for program, which includes lunch and presentation, is $15 per person or $12 for SAMA More...

Historical society to host program on Norvelt

The Westmoreland County Historical Society, 362 Sand Hill Road, Unity Township, will host the program “Hope in Hard Times: Norvelt and the Struggle for Community During the Great Depression” at 7 p.m. More...

Pasta engineering competition set for SVC

An engineering competition for area high school students, co-sponsored by Carbone’s Restaurant of Crabtree, Primo, Michael Baker International, Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania, Gibson-Thomas Engineering, Pantalone Funeral Home, More...

Two plead guilty to 3rd-degree murder in 2012 robbery slaying

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two western Pennsylvania men have pleaded guilty to third-degree murder and conspiracy in a shooting death during a botched robbery more than four years ago.  More...

Pennsylvania justices to settle line-item veto power dispute

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A case that pits Pennsylvania’s governor against the Legislature in a battle over the line-item veto could soon rebalance how power is wielded during the state’s annual high-stakes budget negotiations. More...

Local & State News

Jerry Sandusky transferred to a medium-security prison

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has been moved from a maximum-security prison to a medium-security facility in western Pennsylvania. More...

Dutch treat: Philadelphia Flower Show celebrates Holland

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Visitors arriving at the Philadelphia Flower Show this year will feel as if they’re stepping into the endless flower fields of Holland. More...

Jury set to resume deliberations today in pregnant woman’s death

BEAVER, Pa. More...

World News

An angry weekend follows on heels of frustrations for Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump started his weekend in Florida in a fit of anger over his young administration getting sidetracked just days after his most successful moment in office. More...

Trump expected to sign new travel ban order

WASHINGTON (AP) - A revised executive order temporarily barring the entry of people from certain Muslimmajority countries and halting the nation’s refugee program is set to go to President Donald Trump soon.  More...

Trump claims Obama had phones wiretapped; Obama denies it

PALM BEACH, Fla. More...

Health

Sharp vision: New glasses help the legally blind see

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jeff Regan was born with underdeveloped optic nerves and had spent most of his life in a blur. Then four years ago, he donned an unwieldy headset made by a Toronto company called eSight. More...

First step to help preserved organs survive the deep freeze

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deep-freezing donated organs might one day help improve the transplant supply but scientists must first figure out how to thaw the delicate tissue without it cracking. More...

FDA approves first drug to limit frequent waking to urinate

U.S. regulators Friday approved the first drug to reduce nighttime trips to the bathroom. More...

Entertainment

Mars, Timberlake shine at iHeartRadio Awards

The 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards started with Justin Timberlake speaking about inclusion and dedicating his award to children who feel different, and ended with a rousing performance by Bruno Mars that included crowd participation from Florida Georg More...

‘Logan’ slices box office with $85.3M, ‘Moonlight’gets bump

NEW YORK (AP) — The R-rated “X-Men” spinoff “Logan” slashed into the weekend box office, opening with a massive $85.3 million in North American theaters, according to studio estimates Sunday, while best-picture winner “Moonlight” got a significant, i More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Philadelphia man arrested on drug, weapons charges   More...

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