March 21, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Online meeting on PennDOT program update to be held today

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation reminds residents that the public comment period on priorities for the 12- year Transportation Program update is open, and they are encouraged to register and take part in an online meeting from 6:30 to 7 More...

General News

9 bills where you can cut a better deal

The word “bills” used to be synonymous with “fixed expenses.” But there’s nothing fixed about many of the bills a typical household pays today.  More...

You’re nabbed! French gendarmes find thief stuck in window

PARIS (AP) — Arrests can’t come any easier than this.  French gendarmes called to a robbery found the suspected thief stuck in a hole he’d made with a hammer in a shop window.  The national gendarmerie on Sunday published More...

Sax in space: French astronaut delighted with birthday gift

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — This is one cosmically cool sax — and saxophone player. France’s musical astronaut Thomas Pesquet is enjoying a special birthday present delivered to him up at the International Space Station. More...

Editorial

Tax season just for some

There is little doubt that tax reform is a legitimate priority, and that it will get more attention as the April 15 filing deadline draws closer.  A new study by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy demonstrates that any reform must be More...

Drug problem for VA: Opioids disappearing

Amid America’s opioid-abuse epidemic, it’s unsurprising — but nevertheless appalling — that such drugs and others are going missing from the Department of Veterans Affairs. More...

The myth of the student athlete is overplayed

We all know that student athletes rarely go to class or participate in the daily life of a university. They will never graduate. They are too busy practicing and working for those overpaid coaches for the chance to make it to the pros.  More...

Lifestyles

LEARN Speaker Series continues March 28 at SVC

St. Vincent College’s LEARN Speaker Series will host Dr. Elizabeth Ventura and Jayna Bonfini 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, in the Fred M. More...

SVC professor co-authors article about music therapy

Dr. Thomas W. Cline, consumer psychologist and professor of marketing and statistics at St. Vincent College’s Alex G. More...

Comedy for a Cause April 1 to benefit MGA

The Myasthenia Gravis Association of Western Pennsylvania will hold its third annual Comedy for a Cause to benefit the organization’s free patient support services.  The event is slated for Saturday, April 1, at the Sokol Club Banquet Hall More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe woman arrested for suspicion of DUI   More...

Work on two Ligonier Twp. bridges slated for summer

Several residents on Monday got a first look at a pair of Ligonier Township bridge replacement projects slated for this summer.  More...

Westmoreland County Prison Board explores ways to cut costs

With rising inmate populations translating to mounting expenses, Westmoreland County prison officials continue to look at ways to cut costs. More...

Local & State News

Police add homicide by vehicle charge in firefighter’s death

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Police say a driver who crashed into the vehicle of a Pennsylvania firefighter rushing to the scene of a fatal hoverboard fire was high on the powerful psychedelic drug PCP.  More...

Pennsylvania city’s measure to ban bamboo moving forward

BETHLEHEM (AP) — A committee in an eastern Pennsylvania city has recommended City Council approve a ban on certain types of bamboo.  The Bethlehem council’s community development committee voted 3-0 on Monday to send the measure to t More...

Two ex-officials set to testify against ex-Penn State University leader

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two former Penn State officials who struck plea deals with prosecutors are expected to testify against ex-university president Graham Spanier at a child endangerment trial linked to the Jerry Sandusky scandal.  More...

World News

AP Fact Check: Trump twists FBI chief’s words on Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump produced a running commentary Monday on FBI Director James Comey’s testimony to Congress. More...

Ban aimed at electronics in cabins of some US-bound flights

WASHINGTON (AP) - Seeking to bolster airline security, the U.S. More...

High court nominee to face daylong questioning in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) - Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch faces hours of questioning from senators as frustrated Democrats are determined to press him on everything from abortion and guns to his independence from President Donald Trump.  More...

Sports

Fite quick to turn around Shippensburg men’s basketball program in four short years

Turning around a basketball program is not as easy as Chris Fite made it look.  Really.  And Fite would be the first one to say that. Even he is surprised at how fast it’s all transpired for him and his players.  More...

’Cats take senior-laden team into new baseball section

The Greater Latrobe baseball team has interesting season ahead of it.  Matt Basciano’s team features 10 seniors, including six returning starters, making it one of his most experienced in his 14 years as GL’s head coach.  More...

Three No. 1 seeds, endless optimism among NCAA men’s Sweet 16 teams

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s win over defending national champion and overall No. 1 seed Villanova shook up office pools around the country, though the tested Badgers aren’t a typical No. 8 seed in the NCAA Tournament.  More...

Entertainment

A Muppet with autism to be welcomed soon on ‘Sesame Street’

NEW YORK (AP) — Folks on Sesame Street have a way of making everyone feel accepted. That certainly goes for Julia, a Muppet youngster with blazing red hair, bright green eyes — and autism. More...

Fox pulls Napolitano from air after Trump wiretap report

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel has pulled legal analyst Andrew Napolitano from the air after disavowing his on-air claim that British intelligence officials had helped former President Barack Obama spy on Donald Trump. More...

Sunday spike: NCAA TV audiences increase for CBS, Turner

(AP) — CBS Sports and Turner Sports say viewership for the first Sunday of the NCAA Tournament, which was packed with close games and marquee teams, was up 34 percent over last year’s Sunday second-round coverage. More...

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