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LVCC awardees

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Lloyd Avenue detour begins

The southbound lane on the Lloyd Avenue Bridge that carries Route 981 over the Loyalhanna Creek is closed while the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) completes upgrades to the appro More...

General News

US-China summit at Trump’s resort polishes Mar-a-Lago brand

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - No doubt Florida’s oceanfront Mar-a-Lago resort is an impressive site for a summit between the presidents of the U.S. and China. More...

Suspect escapes though hole in police station ceiling

ORANGE CITY, Fla. (AP) — Investigators say a man arrested on a shoplifting charge escaped from a Florida police station by making a hole in the bathroom ceiling while an officer stood guard outside.  More...

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

Fox thrives despite scandals involving O’Reilly and Ailes   More...

Sports

Derry Area rolls to section track sweep

Derry Area’s track and field teams each stayed perfect in section competition Tuesday with a convincing sweep of South Allegheny, as the boys notched a 100-40 victory and the girls a 89-51 win.  In the process, several DA athletes broke sc More...

GL, DA nab section volleyball victories

The Greater Latrobe and Derry Area boys’ volleyball teams each rolled to section sweeps on Tuesday, as the Wildcats won at Plum, 25-22, 25-13, 26-24, and the Trojans upended visiting Mars Area, 25-12, 25-17, 25-11. More...

Pens power past slumping Blue Jackets

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins downplayed the idea they tried to send a message during a decisive 4-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night, a win that gave the defending Stanley Cup champions the inside track on ho More...

Lifestyles

Eight St. Vincent seminarians instituted to Ministry of Reader

Eight St. Vincent seminarians from three dioceses and one monastery were instituted to the Ministry of Reader on Wednesday, March 29, by the Most Rev. Ronald W. Gainer, DD, JCL, bishop of Harrisburg. Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, OSB; the Very Rev. More...

Church news

April activities in Derry   More...

Grand Halle Performance Series season to end Friday on ‘high’ note

Broadway arrives on Broad Street with a showcase of local high-school talent performing Broadway musical show tunes in The Grand Halle, starting at 7 p.m. Friday, April 7.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  More...

Unity planners OK relocation of Palmer airport entrance

Mountain View building renovation announced

The Unity Township Planning Commission on Tuesday granted final approval of a site plan for the relocation of the main entrance to Arnold Palmer Regional Airport.  According to site plan documents, the entrance will be moved about 100 yards to t More...

Derry Twp. native part of team headed to national business plan competition

It’s an all-too-common tale in the news today: A child or a pet is left unattended or forgotten in a vehicle with a rapidly rising temperature, resulting in an untimely death that could have been prevented by the adult responsible.  More...

DTS approve PennDOT project

The Derry Township Supervisors on Tuesday approved a resolution for the PennDOT restoration and maintenance bond for the water line extension project on Pandora Road.  Chairman Vince DeCario explained PennDOT required the resolution.  &ldqu More...

Latrobe planners OK special exception

The Latrobe Planning Commission on Tuesday voted to recommend approval of a special exception request submitted by psychologist Dr. More...

Local & State News

Philadelphia starts parking restrictions for NFL Draft

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — There’s less parking in Philadelphia as the city prepares to host the 2017 NFL Draft.  More...

Farmers travel to Harrisburg to discuss issues with General Assembly

More than 350 farmers from across the Commonwealth converged on Harrisburg to participate in the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau's State Legislative Conference and meet with members of the General Assembly to discuss priority issues affecting farm families, More...

WCCC to hold info session today

Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC) will hold an information session from 6 to 7 p.m. More...

World News

Syria chemical attack death toll now at 72

BEIRUT (AP) - The death toll from a suspected chemical attack on a northern Syrian town rose to 72 on Wednesday while activists and rescue workers kept finding more terrified survivors hiding in shelters near the site of the harrowing assault, one of More...

McConnell claims votes to bust Supreme Court filibuster

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is claiming he has the votes necessary to thwart a planned Democratic filibuster of President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, as a showdown draws near that could change the Senate, More...

Health

AHN study examines new method of early lymphedema detection

Allegheny Health Network (AHN) researchers are investigating whether lymphedema, one of the most common complications of breast cancer treatment, can be prevented or lessened in severity by using bioimpedance spectroscopy to detect the condition earl More...

FDA approves 1st drug for moderate & severe eczema cases

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators have approved the first powerful, injected medicine to treat serious cases of the skin condition eczema. More...

Brain and arm implants help paralyzed US man feed himself

LONDON (AP) — A paralyzed man was able to feed himself for the first time in eight years, after doctors implanted sensors in his brain that sent signals to his arm.  Bill Kochevar was paralyzed from the shoulders down after a cycling accid More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Greensburg woman cited after Latrobe crash  Latrobe police report Katrina Bauer, 34, of Greensburg, was cited for a violation of duties at yield signs after the vehicle she was driving struck a vehicle driven by Mary Beth Bobula, 21, of Latrobe, More...

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