March 8, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

St. Vincent College establishes Arnold D. and Winifred W. Palmer Scholars Program

Brother Norman Hipps, OSB, president of St. Vincent College (SVC), has announced the establishment of the Arnold D. and Winifred W. Palmer Scholars Program at St. More...

Sex offender charged after attempting to lure girl into home

A convicted sex offender living in East Huntingdon Township was held in Westmoreland County Prison after allegedly attempting to lure an 11-year-old girl from her bus stop into his home twice in recent weeks.  More...

General News

Candidates interviewed for W. Pa. prosecutor

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A search committee has interviewed as many as 10 candidates interested in becoming the next U.S. More...

Just here for the articles: City’s old website used for porn

SPRINGFIELD, Fla. More...

Prom dress guidelines lead to body shaming accusation

ROCKFORD, Ill. More...

Sports

Season culminates for seven area Class AAwrestlers

State tourney gets underway Thursday in Hershey

Among the things Derry Area head coach Mike Weinell discussed with his trio of wrestlers who have qualified for the state tournament is a very simple concept.  More...

Trojans spring into action

Derry Area’s head boys’ volleyball coach Shawn Spencer goes over some basic serve techniques during the team’s practice Tuesday. More...

Pitt gives Georgia Tech push off bubble in ACC tournament with 61-59 victory

NEW YORK (AP) — Three days after being scolded with a seat on the bench to start a game, Pitt’s senior leaders responded by playing with the type of urgency coach Kevin Stallings was hoping to see.  With their renewed effort, the Pan More...

Lifestyles

Unit 515 to observe 95th anniversary Monday

The American Legion Auxiliary Thomas B. Anderson Unit 515 of Latrobe will celebrate its 95th anniversary 12:30 p.m. More...

SERVICE PERSONNEL FROM THE AREA

Joint Hometown News Service, Defense Media Activity, Fort Meade, Maryland, Monday announced:  U.S. Air Force Airman Zachary N. Fawcett graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.  More...

Next Café Sci March 13 to explore biological electricity

What is a biofilm and how can it generate electricity? More...

Latrobe planners recommend changes to Lesco parking plan

The Latrobe Planning Commission on Tuesday voted to recommend that changes be made to plans for a new parking lot near Lesco Federal Credit Union, 2613 Ligonier St.  More...

DT Supervisors award water line extension contract

The Derry Township Supervisors during Tuesday’s regular meeting awarded a $116,855 contract to Greensburg-based RJF Development Corporation for a water line extension on Pandora Road that will service about 10 homes. More...

Pa. tightens medication rules to help combat growing opioid crisis

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday announced several additional steps the commonwealth is taking to help combat the opioid addiction crisis. More...

Wolf says any gambling expansion must mean new revenue for state

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. More...

Local & State News

GOP health care bill pounded by Wolf, hospitals

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. More...

More tests needed to find cause of death of missing student

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities in western Pennsylvania say more tests will be needed to determine the cause of death of a missing college student whose body was found in the Ohio River near Pittsburgh.  The body of 23-year-old Dakota James, More...

Agency takes lye from Chinese restaurant after kids sickened

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — State health inspectors said Tuesday they were testing crystal lye taken from a Chinese buffet where two children were severely sickened after drinking what they believed to be apple juice. More...

World News

WikiLeaks fallout: Should you worry about alleged CIA hacks?

NEW YORK (AP) - So, you use messaging apps like WhatsApp or Signal or have smart TVs and PCs. Should you worry that the CIA is listening to your conversations? The short answer is no. More...

WikiLeaks CIA files: Are they real and are they a risk?

WASHINGTON (AP) - WikiLeaks has published thousands of documents that the anti-secrecy organization said were classified files revealing scores of secrets about CIA hacking tools used to break into targeted computers, cellphones and even smart TVs.&n More...

Democrats push No. 2 Justice pick for special Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats pushed Tuesday for a special prosecutor to examine the Trump administration’s potential ties to Russia, using a confirmation hearing to urge the No. More...

Education

LVHS honors December Students of Month

Ligonier Valley High School recently announced its Students of the Month for December. More...

Latrobe Lions Students of Month

  Latrobe Lions Club January Student of the Month Jenna Raccor is congratulated by Lions Club President Sharon DeMichela. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Interact Club, Key Club and Letterman’s Club. More...

Matthews scholarship applications open

The Bernie Matthews Opportunity Foundation has announced that applications are now being accepted for the 2017-18 academic year.  The inaugural scholarship award of $4,000 ($1,000 per academic year for four years) will be made to an area high sc More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Mount Pleasant man charged with having drug paraphernalia   More...

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