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Bay Hill media center named after Doc Giffin

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Doc Giffin, the longtime press secretary for Arnold Palmer, couldn’t make it to Bay Hill for the first Arnold Palmer Invitational without his boss. More...

Action For Animals announces executive director transition

The Action For Animals Humane Society Trustees have announced that Margaret Martin has been appointed to succeed Kathy Newill as executive director.  More...

General News

Woman reunited with pet dog who disappeared 6 months ago

JERSEY CITY, N.J. More...

Trooper takes abandoned puppies into custody and adopts them

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia State Patrol trooper took three canine vagrants into custody — and then he and a few of his colleagues adopted the abandoned puppies as their own.  More...

Dad doesn’t call 911, treats girl’s gunshot with first aid kit

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. More...

Editorial

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Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:  A great place to put the new dek hockey rink and pro shop is in the grass area that lies between the Memorial Stadium parking lot and the Little League ball field.  The existing stadium parking lot can be used for event park More...

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Lifestyles

Four Seton Hill students among finalists in National E-Fest Business Plan Competition

A team of four Seton Hill University students is among the 25 finalists in the E-Fest Business Plan Competition and will travel to Minneapolis, Minnesota, in April to compete for $250,000 in prizes.  More...

Schalls in concert April 5

For many years the New Alexandria Ministerial Association has continued a tradition that has joined the Christian community in worship and prayer throughout the Lenten season.  More...

CMA Cafe Church to host events

Pastor Bill Connolly of the CMA Cafe Church, 118 E. First Ave., Derry, announced the following:  • Friday, March 24, at 6 p.m. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Fugitive arrested after fleeing police   More...

UTMA awards contracts for fuel, chemicals

The Unity Township Municipal Authority (UTMA) Board of Directors on Wednesday selected contractors for fuel and chemical purchases for 2017.  The board awarded the contract for fuel to low bidder Export Fuel Company Inc., accepting unit prices o More...

Board members discuss visit by company interested in DBMA systems

Derry Borough Municipal Authority board members on Wednesday discussed a recent tour the authority conducted for Aqua America, a Bryn Mawr-based company which has shown an interest in possibly purchasing DBMA’s water and sewer systems.  More...

Southwest Pa. BotsIQ robot competition prelims at WCCC

Southwestern Pennsylvania BotsIQ, a gladiator-style robot competition, presents the 12th annual regional competition with preliminary rounds on Friday and Saturday, March 17-18, at Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC) in Youngwood.  More...

Former Adelphoi employee facing sex charges

ASaltsburg woman accused of having sex with an 18-yearold male resident of an Adelphoi Village group home in Unity Township while serving as a “fill-in staff member” there was charged Wednesday by state police at Greensburg with instituti More...

No sinking feeling here . . .

Ready for Greater Latrobe Senior High School’s presentation of “Titanic: The Musical” are Ryan Pal as Charles; Ian Stubbs as Edgar; Vanessa Clark-Deaver as Alice; Anna Doelling as K More...

Local & State News

2 men missing after swim in turbulent Tampa Bay-area waters

ST. PETE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida are continuing to search for a college student on spring break and a charter boat crew member who went missing in turbulent Tampa Bay-area waters.  More...

A barrel of fun: Niagara Falls touts thrills in rebranding

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Niagara Falls, whose most famous thrill-seekers have gone over the brink in barrels, wants to be the place the rest of us go for outdoor adventure, too. More...

Texas man sentenced for forcing daughter into prostitution

BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — A Houston-area man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for forcing his teenage daughter to work as a prostitute.  The Harris County district attorney’s office says a 46- year-old resident of Baytown was sen More...

World News

GOP health plan: Tax cuts for rich; hits older people hard

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Republican health care plan provides big tax cuts for wealthy families and insurance companies, but it hits older people hard. More...

House GOP health bill facing fresh House committee test

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House and Republican leaders are talking to rank-and-file lawmakers about revising the GOP health care overhaul, hoping to keep a rebellion by conservatives and moderates from snowballing and imperiling the party’s s More...

Trump admin halts Obama-era rule on fracking on public land

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says it is rolling back an Obama administration rule requiring companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking More...

Sports

Bay Hill tribute to Palmer, red sweater to winner

ORLANDO, Fla. More...

GLJH girls win indoor soccer tourney

Greater Latrobe girls’ indoor soccer team won the junior high division of the recent Ice Breakers Tournament held at GL. More...

Once-beaten Centurions take on undefeated Coudersport Area in second round of state Class AA boys’ basketball playoffs

Over the years, boys’ basketball teams from District 9 have not fared well in the state playoffs.  It seems that, once they run into teams from other districts — like the WPIAL, Pittsburgh City League or District 10 — they&rsqu More...

Entertainment

Maddow: People disappointed by Trump story expected too much

NEW YORK (AP) — Rachel Maddow says that if people felt let down by her story about President Donald Trump’s 2005 tax document it’s more because of the weight of expectation than anything she did. More...

National Enquirer owner buys Us Weekly for $100 million

NEWYORK (AP) — The publisher of Rolling Stone magazine is selling celebrity magazine Us Weekly for $100 million to the owner of the National Enquirer tabloid.  More...

Rock Hall to celebrate 50 years of Rolling Stone magazine

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will celebrate 50 years of Rolling Stone magazine in a new exhibit set to open this spring in Cleveland.  More...

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