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Men’s ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ to stop gender violence planned April 22

On April 22, Westmoreland County’s seventh annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event, the International Men’s March to End Sexual Assault, Rape and Gender Violence, will kick off at St. Clair Park in Greensburg. More...

St. Vincent College to host 33rd annual Sports Friendship Day March 26

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General News

Researchers plan manned 2018 expedition to Titanic

WOODS HOLE, Mass. (AP) — Researchers are planning what they say is the first manned submersible expedition to the Titanic since 2005. More...

Garbage truck driver charges in Kentucky interstate wrecks

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Police in Kentucky say at least six people were injured and a garbage truck driver was arrested after the truck traveled the wrong way on an interstate highway and struck several vehicles.  More...

Authorities: Youth accidentally shot, killed boy in Newark

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Sports

IceCats ready for rival Plum, PIHL Class AA Penguins Cup championship game

Greater Latrobe hockey coach Josh Werner realizes the PIHL Class AA Penguins Cup championship game against Plum — tied for the No. 1 spot in Class AA— is going to be the most difficult game of the season. More...

Carrie Lenz leads Lady Wildcats at state swim meet

Greater Latrobe sophomore Carrie Lenz saved her best for last.  Lenz led the Wildcats with a top-15 individual effort during the PIAA Class AAA Swimming Championships held Saturday and Sunday at Bucknell University in Lewisburg.  More...

WEST SOUTH NCAA men’s basketball tournament

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Lifestyles

St. Vincent junior installed as judicial intern for spring semester

United States Magistrate Judge William H. Baughman Jr. of Cleveland, Ohio, installed Rebecca A. McCullough of Harrisburg, a junior politics major and criminology, law and society minor at St. More...

Events of Area Interest

Music club recital March 31 The Friday Evening Music Club of the Greensburg area announced its March recital will be held Friday, March 31, in Campana Chapel and Lecture Hall on the Finoli Drive campus of the University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg. More...

Five ways to get creative with Easter baskets

NEW YORK (AP) — With Easter coming up it’s time to start plotting how to best your kid baskets from last year. Some ideas: ——— GET CREATIVE WITH POPCORN Is there anything more versatile than popcorn? More...

19th Annual Salt and Light dinner set April 20

A county coroner who helps people at life's most difficult time, a woman who supports her community and the works of the Catholic Church on multiple levels, and an organization that is on the front lines of the battle against substance abuse will be More...

Early blooming

The previous warm weather caused these daffodils to pop up early. They survived cold, snow and wind. More...

Palmer airport temporarily evacuated

The discovery of a suspicious package at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport Saturday afternoon led to the temporary evacuation of about 150 people from the airport terminal.  Multiple media reports said the package was found after 1 p.m. More...

Local & State News

Concerns voiced before critical Mon-Fayette Expressway vote

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The future of the $1.6 billion Mon-Fayette Expressway faces a crucial vote Monday, and two top local leaders say they aren’t convinced the project should move ahead.  More...

Jury selection to begin in PSU ex-president’s trial

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Man killed after taxi jumped curb in Pittsburgh identified

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a pedestrian killed when he and another man were struck by a taxi that jumped a curb in downtown Pittsburgh on St. Patrick’s Day.  More...

World News

Trump wants to build 30-foot-high wall at Mexican border

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration wants to build a 30-foot-high border wall that looks good from the north side and is difficult to climb or cut through, according to a pair of contract notices posted to a government website further detailin More...

For many older Americans, costs rise under GOP health plan

NEW RINGGOLD, Pa. (AP) - Among the groups hardest hit by the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act is one that swung for Donald Trump during last year’s presidential race - older Americans who have not yet reached Medicare age. More...

Young Americans: Most see Trump as illegitimate president

WASHINGTON (AP) - Jermaine Anderson keeps going back to the same memory of Donald Trump, then a candidate for president of the United States, referring to some Mexican immigrants as rapists and murderers. More...

Health

Doctors say unproven stem cell treatment blinded 3 women

NEW YORK (AP) — Three women were left nearly or totally blind by a vision treatment at a stem cell clinic, in what doctors call a dramatic illustration of how risky such clinics can be. More...

It’s Ask Dr. Universe! How do ears work?

How do our ears work? — Aryana, 11, Ohio  Dear Aryana,  The chirps of birds. The squeaks of mice. The barks of dogs. In a world full of different sounds, our ears take in almost everything. More...

Rookie docs can work longer, 24-hour shifts under new rules

CHICAGO (AP) — Rookie doctors can work up to 24 hours straight under new work limits taking effect this summer — a move supporters say will enhance training and foes maintain will do just the opposite. More...

Entertainment

‘Beauty and the Beast’ roars with monstrous $170M debut

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney’s live-action “Beauty” was a beast at the box office, opening with an estimated $170 million in North American ticket sales and setting a new high mark for family movies.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Man breaks window at Adelphoi Village facility  State police at Greensburg report Ethan Chin, 18, of Latrobe was charged with criminal mischief after he allegedly threw a chair through a window at the Adelphoi Village facility at 1145 Mission Ro More...

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