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General News

Niagara Falls’ Maid of the Mist boats planning early launch

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. More...

California Guard helps Sierra town remove huge snowpack

MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. (AP) — The Eastern Sierra town of Mammoth Lakes got so much snow this winter that it had to get removal help from the California National Guard. More...

Colorado city fights to keep ban on topless women

FORT COLLINS, Colo. More...

Sports

Numbers slightly down for young Derry Area boys’ volleyball team

Shawn Spencer and his Derry Area boys’ volleyball team find themselves in an interesting position heading into the opening of the season.  The roster size is down a bit to 25 players, smaller than the 28-30 Spencer has normally had in the More...

GL’s Miller 17th in state diving

A tough start led to a less-than-desirable finish for Greater Latrobe junior Taylor Miller at the PIAA Class AAA Diving Championships. Miller ended the PIAA Class AAA Diving Championships in 17th overall with a 267.75 Sunday at Bucknell University. More...

BVA rallies past GL girls softball team

The Greater Latrobe girls’ softball team couldn’t hold off a rally from host Belle Vernon Area, falling, 4-3, during the Lady Wildcats’ season-opener on Saturday.  The Lady Wildcats (0-1) held a 3-1 lead entering the bottom of More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

IUP recognizes Provost Scholars Students from Westmoreland and Indiana counties have been recognized as Provost Scholars at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, the Indiana campus reported Friday. More...

YWCA: Enrollment open for April technology classes

YWCA Westmoreland County’s Technology Center, 424 N. More...

Seton Hill University Theatre to present ‘Medea’ March 31 to April 8

The Seton Hill University Theatre and Dance Program will present “Medea,” the classic tragedy by Euripides, translated by Frederic Raphael and Kenneth McLeish, March 31 to April 8 in the William Granger Ryan Theatre, Performing Arts Center, 100 Harri More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe woman arrested for suspicion of DUI   More...

Local women return from delivering aid to wildfire victims

Seeing the scorched fields came first. Then when Dawnna Lancashire and Dawn Dancey opened the windows of their pickup truck, they could smell it. It was like a wood fire burning. “The whole town smelled like that,” Lancashire said. More...

Outrunning the wildfire

A farmer’s story:

The wildfire named Starbuck blazed its way from Oklahoma to Ashland, Kansas, on March 6, and when people evacuated the town and countryside — including Dave Bouziden’s wife, Carol — he stayed behind to try to save his ranch. More...

Local & State News

Sex offender set for trial in ex-girlfriend’s rape, killing

BEAVER, Pa. (AP) — Jury selection is set for a registered sex offender charged with killing and raping his ex-girlfriend after breaking into her western Pennsylvania apartment. Police say 27-year-old Edward Baker Jr. More...

101-year-old resident attends borough’s centennial party

DUPONT, Pa. (AP) — A 101-year-old woman was on hand to celebrate the centennial of the Pennsylvania borough where she has always lived.  More...

Verdict turns page in Penn State child molestation scandal

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

World News

Trump’s border-wall proposal faces many obstacles

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has now laid out exactly what he wants in the “big, beautiful wall” that he’s promised to build on the U.S.-Mexico border. But his effort to build a huge hurdle to those entering the U.S. More...

Security, parking, garbage irk Ivanka Trump’s DC neighbors

WASHINGTON (AP) - Residents of a posh Washington neighborhood say Ivanka Trump and her family don’t make for very good neighbors, taking up much of the parking on an already crowded street and leaving trash bags at the curb for days. More...

‘Bathroom bill’ to cost North Carolina $3.76B

RALEIGH, N.C. More...

Health

Science says: Unavoidable typos in DNA help fuel cancer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cancer patients often wonder “why me?” Does their tumor run in the family? Did they try hard enough to avoid risks like smoking, too much sun or a bad diet? More...

Indigenous Bolivians have some of the healthiest hearts

LONDON (AP) — Deep in the Bolivian Amazon lives a group of indigenous people who spend their days hunting and farming. More...

FDA OKs new drug as add-on treatment for Parkinson’s

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators have approved the first new drug in a decade for Parkinson’s disease, a chronic neurological disorder that causes tremors and movement difficulties. More...

Entertainment

‘Beauty and the Beast’ dances off with top box-office spot

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Not all reboots are created equal. This weekend at the box office, nostalgia-driven fare was everywhere, from “Beauty and the Beast” to “Power Rangers” and “CHIPS,” producing both successful and underwhelming results. More...

Koppel says Hannity is ‘bad for America’; Hannity fires back

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Veteran newsman Ted Koppel told Fox News host Sean Hannity that he is “bad for America” in an interview that aired on CBS’ “Sunday Morning” that quickly became a trending topic on social media Su More...

Trump delivers his news to newspaper reporters

NEWYORK (AP) — President Donald Trump went old school on Friday, calling reporters from The Washington Post and The New York Times to announce that he had ordered a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare pulled from consideration in the House whe More...

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