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Bluebird program at Powdermill Nature Reserve

Todd Harvey and his daughter Cordelia, 6, of Pittsburgh look over the bird chart on the wall of Powdermill Nature Reserve during last weekend’s program on bluebirds and how to attract them to y More...

General News

Powerball winner who demands anonymity to get money

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — A woman who won a $559.7 million Powerball jackpot will get her money as a legal fight over releasing her identity plays out in court.  More...

Family of woman who died after surgery blunder gets no money

BELLEVILLE, Mich. (AP) — An 81-yearold woman with a sore jaw died just weeks after a breathtaking mistake: Doctors at a Detroit-area hospital performed brain surgery on her because of a records mix-up.  More...

Q’s And A’s about financial aid

Will your teenaged child be applying to colleges soon? Although you may be concerned about the ever-rising cost of higher education, your student may qualify for financial aid through various sources. More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

A season of the bitter and the sweet

Maple season is a season of contrasts.  The Alleghenies’ sweetest products come at a time when our weather can be at its most bitter. More...

Bulletin Board

Hats off to all the emergency personnel who responded to residential and roadway flooding Thursday night and Friday morning in the Loyalhanna Creek region.  More...

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Lifestyles

Campus Corner

St. Francis University releases fall 2017 provost’s and dean’s lists

More than 750 students from St. More...

Poll: Weddings cost cash, but most say they’re fun

WASHINGTON (AP) — (hash)Weddingstressmuch? Social media is creeping into U.S. nuptials, but Americans don’t necessarily see that as a good thing. More...

Virginia Tech dean’s list and commandant’s list

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, has notified Scott A. More...

Breaking News - 5:32 PM

Wildcats advance in WPIAL playoffs

Avenge last season's loss to Butler Area with 73-66 win

Reed Fenton and Bryce Butler helped the Greater Latrobe boys’ basketball team avenge last season’s playoff loss against Butler Area with a 73-66 win against the Golden Tornado during a first-round game of the WPIAL Class 6A playoffs played Saturday a More...

Shetler found not guilty of murder in shooting death of Lloyd Reed

From the very beginning, the defense maintained that Ray Shetler Jr. did not gun down St. Clair Township Police Officer Lloyd Reed in cold blood, but that he was in fear for his life and the shooting was in self-defense. More...

Overloaded extension cord causes destructive Latrobe fire

An overloaded extension cord caused a television to explode and catch fire in a Latrobe townhouse Friday, destroying the home and threatening attached units.  Firefighters were on the scene quickly after an explosion and smoke coming from the to More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

TUESDAY, FEB. 20   7 p.m., Latrobe Zoning Hearing Board, City Hall  7:30 p.m., Greater Latrobe School Board, Center for Student Creativity  WEDNESDAY, FEB. More...

New maps could improve Democrats’chances in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Friday:  FRIDAY NIGHT  Pick 2 5-6, Wild: 1 (five, six; Wild: one)  Pick 3 9-7-7, Wild: 1 (nine, seven, seven; Wild: one)  More...

World News

House GOP leaders struggle to push immigration bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - As badly as things have gone for immigration legislation in the Senate, it’s not looking any easier in the more conservative House. More...

Russians charged with meddling in 2016 presidential race

WASHINGTON (AP) - In an extraordinary indictment, the U.S. More...

How to disrupt an election: Fake IDs, fraud and Facebook

WASHINGTON (AP) - A year before Donald Trump announced his presidential candidacy, two Russian operatives landed in the United States to lay groundwork for an intelligence operation targeting the legitimacy of the 2016 election.  More...

Sports

DA qualifies 10 wrestlers for WPIAL tourney, including four as section champs

CANONSBURG — For the first few moments of his match, the butterflies took over.  Once into it, Tyler Cymmerman’s talent took over.  More...

LV’s Caldwell, Patrick reach district mat semis

ALTOONA — Ligonier Valley’s Alex Caldwell and Robby Patrick haven’t spent too much time on any of the four mats at Altoona Area High School Fieldhouse.  They haven’t had to.  Caldwell has recorded two falls in a comb More...

SVC men, women start out third in PAC swimming

The St. More...

Entertainment

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux announce separation

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are separating after two and a half years of marriage.  The couple said Thursday in a statement to The Associated Press released through a publicist that the decision to split “ More...

African fashion on display at early ‘Black Panther’ shows

(AP) — “Black Panther” is inspiring moviegoers to dress up for the superhero film, but it’s not the typical costume play.  Fans donned bright dresses, head scarves, tribal shirts and traditional African garb for the first More...

Janelle Monae’s album trailer to air before ‘Black Panther’

NEW YORK (AP) — Janelle Monae’s trailer for her new album and film will get a boost when it airs in theaters ahead of “Black Panther” on Friday.  More...

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