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Commencement speaker tells SVC grads to ‘care about, support and advocate for children’

Dr. Ellen Wartella, an internationally-recognized children's media expert who was the inaugural PNC Grow Up Great Senior Fellow of the Fred M. Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children's Media at St. Vincent College (SVC), told more than 350 St. More...

Polls close 8 p.m. today

Primary election polls across Pennsylvania opened at 7 a.m. and will close at 8 p.m. today, May 16. Primary winners will compete in the Nov. More...

General News

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

US homebuilder sentiment climbs higher in May More...

Man thanks iPhone’s Siri for saving his life in explosion

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Gov’t report: Efforts to reduce US uninsured stalled in 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — After five consecutive years of coverage gains, progress toward reducing the number of uninsured Americans stalled in 2016, according to a government report that underscores the stakes as Republicans try to roll back Barack Ob More...

Editorial

Hospital grades important, but only tell part of the story

Should you be concerned if your local hospital doesn’t get high grades on its report card?  The recent Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade spring report card — produced by a nonprofit health care watchdog group — gave just-passing g More...

Time to vote gerrymandering out of existence

Oh, please, just stop it already.  Seriously, there should be no need for another editorial railing against gerrymandering legislative districts. More...

Subsidizing horse racing: Time to end fund’s run

With Pennsylvania’s fiscal shortfall perhaps topping $1 billion, the GOP-controlled House’s budget would eliminate $56 million-plus in corporate welfare from general fund spending. More...

Sports

Lady Wildcats survive scare, outlast Mount Lebanon in extra innings in first round of WPIAL playoffs

Seneca Valley up next in quarterfinals

MONROEVILLE — Kylie Myers came of age. Not that head coach Rick Kozusko didn’t already know what she was capable of. But the poise and composure Greater Latrobe’s sophomore pitcher showed in her very first playoff game was something to behold. More...

Lady Trojans prove they belong after close playoff loss vs. CV

PITTSBURGH — The sting of a close loss in the WPIAL playoffs was evident. But if anything, the Derry Area girls’ softball team proved it belonged. More...

’Cats take on No. 4 seed Upper St. Clair to open boys’ lacrosse playoffs

Like a lot of head coaches at this time of year, Greater Latrobe’s Pete Cuda is going into the playoffs blind when it comes to the other team.  That’s just the way it is.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe woman cited for harassment   Latrobe police report Brittany Kempka, 32, of Latrobe, was cited for harassment after a verbal confrontation became physical with Nicholas Kempka, 32, of Latrobe, at a home on East First Avenue in Latrobe at More...

SVC awards degrees to 352 students

Three hundred fifty-two students were awarded bachelor’s or master’s degrees by St. Vincent College (SVC) President Brother Norman W. More...

SHU commencement

Ty Lydic of Unity Township gets help getting ready for his graduation from Seton Hill University staff member Kimberley Bassi-Cook at the university’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 13. More...

Daytime lane closures expected on Route 981 near Arnold Palmer Airport

PennDOT District 12 warns motorists to expect multiple traffic pattern changes and daytime single-lane closures as work continues on improvements to Route 981 near Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Unity Township. More...

Local & State News

State election returns website to offer first look at vote count

With Tuesday’s primary election underway, Secretary of State Pedro A. Cortés is reminding Pennsylvanians that the Department of State’s election night returns website offers up-to-the-minute statewide results. More...

Turzai seeks GOP support to run for governor

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai is making his first big pitch for support from the Republican faithful to challenge Democratic Gov. More...

Clymer man dies in Salem Township motorcycle crash

A Clymer man was killed Sunday evening when the motorcycle he was riding on Route 22 West in Salem Township struck an SUV, according to a report from the Westmoreland County Coroner’s Office. More...

World News

Judges mull Japanese internment in questioning travel ban

SEATTLE (AP) - Federal judges on Monday peppered a lawyer for President Donald Trump with questions about whether the administration’s travel ban discriminates against Muslims and zeroed in on the president’s campaign statements, the second time in a More...

Mississippi man gets 49 years for anti-transgender hate crime killing

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi man received a 49- year prison sentence Monday for the first-ever conviction on federal hate crime charges arising from the murder of a transgender woman. U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola Jr. More...

Veteran journalist Javier Valdez killed in Mexico’s Sinaloa

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Javier Valdez, a veteran reporter who specialized in covering drug trafficking and organized crime, was slain Monday in the northern Mexico state of Sinaloa, the latest in a wave of journalist killings in one of the world’s most da More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

14 SVC students present research at national conference of ACS in San Francisco

Fourteen St. More...

Penn College’s spring 2017 graduates lauded

Pennsylvania College of Technology has presented student achievement awards to its spring 2017 graduates, the Williamsport campus reported Monday.  More than 900 students petitioned to graduate at the conclusion of the spring semester, and three More...

Bob Jones University issues spring dean’s list

Carter Shean, a sophomore computer science major of Latrobe, is among approximately 860 Bob Jones University students named to the spring 2017 dean’s list, the Greenville, South Carolina, campus announced Monday.  The BJU dean's list recog More...

Entertainment

Tavern fundraiser to benefit equine, feline rescue

Barbara Martin's love for horses goes way back to her childhood when she rode in a pony cart, and when her father Jim Hornock, tied her pony Johnny to his own horse to walk around their farm in Salem Township. More...

Healthy teen dies of heart problems after too much caffeine

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A coroner says a healthy 16-yearold South Carolina high school student died from heart problems after drinking too much caffeine. More...

School district pulls suicide book ‘Thirteen Reasons Why’

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado school district dealing with the loss of seven students who recently killed themselves temporarily stopped circulating a book that’s the basis for Netflix’s popular new series “13 Reasons Why,” w More...

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