April 3, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Toomey says he’d back Senate rule change to confirm Gorsuch to court

CAMP HILL, Pa. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. More...

VP Pence Grove City commencement speaker

GROVE CITY, Pa. More...

Married mom of 3 dies at end of Pa. half marathon

SCRANTON, Pa. More...

General News

Emeralds from sunken galleon off Florida Keys in April 25 auction

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Emeralds from a Spanish galleon that sank off the Florida Keys in 1622 are going up for auction in New York City.  More...

Dems urge Trump to veto bill blocking online privacy rule

NEW YORK (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer is urging President Donald Trump to veto a resolution that would kill an online privacy regulation, a move that could allow internet providers to sell information about their customers&rsqu More...

Chicago police seek 2nd teen in Facebook sexual assault case

CHICAGO (AP) — An arrest warrant has been issued for a second teenage boy in the sexual assault of a 15-year-old Chicago girl that was streamed live on Facebook, and further arrests are expected, police said Sunday.  More...

Sports

GL tennis letterwinners

Returning letterwinners for the Greater Latrobe boys’ tennis team includes Scott Soccio, Anthony Fannie, Isaac Poole, Chad Palombo and Richard Kane. More...

Penguins hold on late, edge Hurricanes

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Sullivan keeps insisting his team isn’t looking ahead. More...

Las Vegas oddsmakers favor Chicago Cubs to repeat

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have already broken the curse and won a World Series.  Now, oddsmakers in Las Vegas predict the team will become only the third in almost 40 years to win it a second straight time.  More...

Lifestyles

SVC Spring Honors Convocation April 26

Dr. Shawn Beaman, a St. More...

Westmoreland Choral Society concert April 8

The Westmoreland Choral Society will present a Tenebrae Concert 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at the First Presbyterian Church of Greensburg, 300 S. Main St.  More...

IUP students presenting during Research Appreciation Week; scholarship honoring local woman part of week’s events

More than 300 Indiana University of Pennsylvania students at the undergraduate and graduate level are presenting original research, art and music during the university’s annual Research Appreciation Week April 3-7 on the Indiana campus.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Three to be charged in Fairfield Township fight   State police at Greensburg report Charles William McCurdy Jr., 34, of Ligonier and Shane Edward Barkley, 39, and Lloyd Allen Barkley, 45, both of New Florence, were involved in a physical alterca More...

Westmoreland Choral Society to present Easter concert

Scheduled this Saturday

The Tenebrae service was observed as early as the 9th century and continues as a liturgical tradition in the Catholic, Anglican, Western Rite Orthodox churches and in some Protestant denominations.  More...

Fumea announces candidacy for Unity Township supervisors

Greg Fumea of Lawson Heights has announced he is running for the Republican nomination for Unity Township supervisor in the May 16 primary election.  Fumea, 50, has lived in Unity Township all his life. More...

Cat group holding Easter Egg Hunt

The Cat Aid Network (CAN) is sponsoring an Easter Egg Hunt from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at The Underground Church, 104 33rd St., Latrobe.  More...

Living History Day Camp at Bushy Run Battlefield July 10-12

Area children will get a hands-on experience of 18th century Native American life this summer during Living History Day Camp at Bushy Run Battlefield, Route 993, Jeannette.  The event, to be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Overhaul eyed as state’s recycling mandate nears expiration

PITTSBURGH (AP) — In coming up with a plan to save polar bears from climate change, students at Colfax Upper Elementary School decided to encourage recycling.  More...

Local & State News

Philadelphia courts building to begin bagging cellphones

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Visitors to Philadelphia’s Criminal Justice Center will have to keep their cellphones in magnetically locked bags.  More...

19-year-old woman who walked in on home invasion was beaten

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Philadelphia police seek 3 boys in sex assault of girl

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police are searching for three boys who they say snatched a 13-year-old girl off the street and sexually assaulted her in an abandoned home.  Police say the girl was walking in a north Philadelphia neighbor More...

World News

With Trump approval, Pentagon expands warfighting authority

WASHINGTON (AP) - Week by week, country by country, the Pentagon is quietly seizing more control over warfighting decisions, sending hundreds more troops to war with little public debate and seeking greater authority to battle extremists across the M More...

Repeat offender charged with arson in Atlanta overpass fire

ATLANTA (AP) - A man charged with arson Saturday in the raging fire that collapsed part of Interstate 85 north of downtown Atlanta has been arrested more than a dozen times, mostly on drug charges.  More...

Tornado kills 2 in Louisiana as state put on ‘high alert’

BREAUX BRIDGE, La. (AP) — A tornado flipped a mobile home Sunday in Louisiana, killing a mother and her 3-year-old daughter as a storm system with hurricane-force winds crawled across the Deep South, damaging homes and businesses. More...

Health

New ‘sci-fi’ cancer therapy fights brain tumors

WASHINGTON (AP) — It sounds like science fiction, but a cap-like device that makes electric fields to fight cancer improved survival for the first time in more than a decade for people with deadly brain tumors, final results of a large study suggest. More...

How to handle common dental emergencies

Dental emergencies are something that many of us experience, yet few of us know how to handle. More...

Anti-allergy medicine EpiPen recall expands to US

(AP) — A recall of the emergency anti-allergy medicine EpiPen is expanding to the U.S. and other markets in North America, Europe, Asia and South America because the allergy shots may not work. The notice issued Friday by Mylan N.V. More...

Entertainment

Energetic Backstreet Boys bring the nostalgia to ACM Awards

While Justin Timberlake had a show-stopping moment alongside Chris Stapleton at the 2015 Country Music Association Awards, it was the Backstreet Boys who shined brightly at the 2017 Academy of Country Music Awards. More...

‘Boss Baby’ dethrones ‘Beauty and the Beast’ with $49M debut

NEW YORK (AP) — The taskmaster toddler of “Boss Baby” has dethroned Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” at the box office with a $49 million debut. More...

‘Moonlight,’ ‘Transparent’ win at GLAAD Media Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Oscar winner “Moonlight” has won again, taking best film at the 28th annual GLAAD Media Awards. More...

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