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General News

Trump pays somber tribute to fallen troops on Memorial Day

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Thousands turn out to remember JFK on 100th birthday

BOSTON (AP) — Americans turned out by the thousands Monday to celebrate the life and legacy of President John F. Kennedy on the day he would have turned 100. More...

New York students can apply for free college tuition June 7

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York college students can apply for the state’s free tuition plan beginning June 7.  Gov. More...

Sports

GL baseball team ready for WPIAL Class 5A championship game against Mars Area

It’s a moment four years in the making for the Greater Latrobe baseball team. The core of the Wildcats have been part of the group the previous four seasons and most played major, if not starting roles by their sophomore season. More...

Longtime rivals Greater Latrobe, Hempfield Area meet for WPIAL Class 6A girls’ softball title

Well, well, well. Look who’s playing for the WPIAL girls’ softball title in Class 6A. It’s the two teams that have been long-time rivals — and neighboring school districts — and have gone back and forth in the same section for a number of years now. More...

Latrobe Legion tops Unity in Teener tourney

Latrobe Legion mashed its way to a victory against Unity Township, which suffered a pair of losses during the annual Legion baseball tournament held at the Latrobe-Derry Area Teener League’s Rosa-Oglietti Park. More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

St. Vincent College mathematics honor society inducts first 14 members

St. Vincent College department of mathematics in the Herbert W. More...

SVC language professor publishes article, makes two presentations

Dr. Juan Carlos Rivas, assistant professor of modern and classical languages in the St. More...

Clemson University graduate

Parker Higgins Jorgensen of Greensburg graduated from Clemson University with a bachelor of science in environmental engineering, the Clemson, South Carolina, campus reported Friday.  Jorgensen is among more than 3,400 students who received degr More...

Local & State News

New Florence man pleads guilty to assault, theft charges

A New Florence man was sentenced to nine to 23 months in jail after pleading guilty last week to assaulting his former girlfriend and stealing her truck last September in Ligonier Township. More...

High school graduations, baccalaureates, picnics

2017 HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATIONS  Greensburg Salem 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, at Offutt Field (weather permitting) or high school auditorium. No baccalaureate.   More...

Five hurt in ambulance-involved crash

Five people were transported to area hospitals after a crash involving an ambulance at the intersection of Route 22 and Old William Penn Highway in Salem Township early Monday morning.  The ambulance struck a car at the intersection around 3:08 More...

World News

Bombings in Baghdad kill 27

BAGHDAD (AP) - A massive bombing by the Islamic State group outside a popular ice cream shop in central Baghdad and a rush hour car bomb in another downtown area killed at least 27 people on Tuesday, Iraqi officials said. More...

Relatives of Flight 93 passenger, flight attendant speak

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Relatives of two people killed in the crash of United Flight 93 during the 9/11 attacks said Saturday they hope to keep the memory of the 40 passengers and crew alive for another generation.  More...

Ray Pfeifer, firefighter, voice for 9/11 health care, dies

NEW YORK (AP) — A retired New York City firefighter who spent months digging through debris after the Sept. More...

Health

Marijuana extract helps some kids with epilepsy, study says

A medicine made from marijuana, without the stuff that gives a high, cut seizures in kids with a severe form of epilepsy in a study that strengthens the case for more research into pot’s possible health benefits. More...

More Americans with Alzheimer’s are dying at home

NEW YORK (AP) — One in 4 Alzheimer’s deaths in the United States are now occurring at home — a startling increase that marks a shift away from hospitals and nursing homes, according to a report released Thursday. More...

Science Says: What’s known and not known about marijuana

NEW YORK (AP) — A new marijuana study joins a limited record of scientific knowledge about the harms and benefits of pot. More...

Entertainment

‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ tops box office; ‘Baywatch’ sinks

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was smooth sailing to the top spot at the box office for “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” but the waters were choppier for the Dwayne Johnson comedy “Baywatch.”  More...

Some women-only screenings planned for ‘Wonder Woman’

NEW YORK (AP) — Take a seat, “Thor.” Scattered plans among Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas to host women-only screenings of the upcoming “Wonder Woman” movie have produced both support and some grumbling about gender discrimination. More...

Robert De Niro: Once inspiring, US now tragic dumb comedy

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Robert De Niro says that “in movie terms,” the country was once “an inspiring uplifting drama” but now has turned into “a tragic dumbass comedy.”  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Mailbox stolen in Derry Twp.   State police at Kiski Valley report between 8 a.m. Friday, May 26 and 11 a.m. Saturday, May 27, someone stole a mailbox and post from the 100 block of Stevenson Road in Derry Township. More...

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