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Ex-Mount Pleasant coach to stand trial for lewd texts to players

A Unity Township man accused of sending explicit text messages to teenage boys he coached as a volunteer at Mount Pleasant Area High School and soliciting lewd photos from them was ordered to stand trial Thursday.  More...

SVC speaker surprised by research results

Drug addiction and recovery

Dr. Eric Kocian, assistant professor of criminology, law and society at St. More...

General News

Judge: Parents of boy hurt by forceps delivery get $42M

(AP) — Afederal judge has awarded $42 million to the parents of a Pennsylvania boy left disabled because of brain injuries caused by a doctor who used forceps to deliver the boy.  The verdict by a federal judge in Harrisburg on Thursday st More...

New virtual reality ride features extreme heights, spiders

JACKSON, N.J. More...

Google Home’s assistant can now recognize different voices

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's voice-activated assistant can now recognize who's talking to it on Google's Home speaker.  An update released Thursday enables Home's built-in assistant to learn the different voices of up to six people, altho More...

Sports

Wildcats, Trojans sweep in volleyball

Greater Latrobe and Derry Area both picked up boys’ volleyball sweeps Thursday.  The Wildcats swept Armstrong in a WPIAL Section 3- AAA road match, while Derry Area defeated visiting Our Lady Sacred Heart in exhibition play.  More...

Rams sweep Saltsburg, Penns Manor Area in track

The Ligonier Valley track and field teams rolled to another sweep, this time the Rams defeated Saltsburg and Penns Manor Area on the boys’ and girls’ sides in a double-dual meet on Thursday. More...

Steelers release 2017 schedule

The Pittsburgh Steelers are slated to appear in five nationally televised prime-time games during the NFL’s regular season and on Christmas Day, it was announced Thursday when the lfeague unveiled its 2017 schedule.  More...

Lifestyles

Cannon to hold organ recital at St. Michael’s of the Valley

World-renowned organist John Cannon will conduct an organ recital at 7 p.m. Friday, April 28, at St. Michael’s of the Valley Episcopal Church, Rector, to celebrate the church’s newly renovated organ.   More...

Taylor celebrates 25th anniversary of ordination

Father Paul R. Taylor, OSB, a monk of St. Vincent Archabbey, is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood in 2017.  He was born in St. Marys, the son of Irene (Straub) Taylor of St. More...

Kubinec NCDMM Summit keynote speaker May 3-4

Brig. Gen. John C. Kubinec will be the keynote speaker at the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) Summit 2017, to be held May 3-4, at Chestnut Ridge Golf Resort and Conference Center, Blairsville. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Avonmore teen cited for underage drinking   State police at Kiski Valley report John Billeck, 19, of Avonmore was cited for underage drinking after police found him walking down the center of Route 981 at Saltsburg Bridge in Loyalhanna Township More...

Dek hockey arena to be located on Irving Avenue

Construction slated to begin next month

Despite a petition signed by approximately 100 residents against the proposal, the Latrobe- GLSD Parks and Recreation Commission voted Thursday to move ahead with plans to build a new dek hockey arena in the Memorial Recreation Area along Irving Aven More...

Officials remove 9 dogs, 3 cats from ‘deplorable conditions’

Westmoreland County sheriff’s deputies called in humane officers after finding dogs and cats living in “deplorable conditions” while serving an arrest warrant at a home in Unity Township.  More...

Mount Pleasant Twp. dad charged with threatening son’s bus driver, teacher

A Mount Pleasant Township man was charged with making terroristic threats after allegedly threatening to kill his son’s bus driver and a teacher at the boy’s school Wednesday morning.  More...

Interfaith community to join in Holocaust service

The 29th Annual Westmoreland County Interfaith Community Memorial Service in Observance of Yom HaShoah will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 23, at Congregation Emanu-El Israel, 222 North Main St., Greensburg.  More...

Local & State News

Lawsuit blames linens at third UPMC hospital for mold death

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A lawsuit blames linens for causing the mold-related death of a leukemia patient at a University of Pittsburgh Medical Center hospital. More...

Court hearing set for woman in fatal boarding house fire

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A preliminary hearing is set for a woman charged with setting a Pittsburgh boarding house fire that killed its owner and two other residents.  Forty-four-year-old Latoya Lyerly is charged with criminal homicide and arson More...

Pennsylvania weight-loss firm pays $2 million over ad claims

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania weight-loss company is paying $2 million to settle Federal Trade Commission claims that its product doesn't have scientific evidence to support it. More...

World News

Future of revamped health care bill remains dubious in House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager for a victory, the White House is expressing confidence that a breakthrough on the mired Republican health care bill could emerge in the House next week. More...

Arkansas conducts first execution since 2005, plans 3 more

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In wake of tense Trump call, Pence aims to soothe Australia

SYDNEY (AP) — More than two months after President Donald Trump got into a spat with the leader of Australia, Vice President Mike Pence will be working to smooth over any lingering hard feelings.  More...

Education

Student Congress

Four Greater Latrobe Junior High School GOAL students, including Reese Petrosky, Neehla Pal, Jaden Alesi and David An, recently participated in the Student Congress held at Greensburg Salem Middle School. More...

GL students Carson Scholars

Greater Latrobe Junior High School students Hannah Zimmerman, Teko Angelicchio and Augustine Mucci recently were recognized at the Pittsburgh Carson Scholars banquet.  More...

DAMS STAR Students of Month

Derry Area Middle School has announced its STAR Students of the Month for March. More...

Entertainment

Prince fans to mark anniversary of music superstar's death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For Prince fans, the one-year anniversary of his shocking death from an accidental drug overdose will be a time for sadness and celebration.  It was a year ago Friday that the music superstar was found dead at Paisley Pa More...

UC Berkeley flipflops on Ann Coulter, proposes May date

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — University of California, Berkeley officials said they have a "grave concern" of violence on campus if Ann Coulter follows through on her vow to speak next week at the university. Chancellor Nicholas B. More...

Trump, Francis, LeBron among Time’s 100 most influential

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump and Pope Francis join the likes of singer Demi Lovato and actress Viola Davis on Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people. More...

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