January 20, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Pa. victims’ needs assessment survey now underway

The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) has announced the release of two statewide, online surveys to assist PCCD in assessing victim service needs throughout the Commonwealth.  Launched this week, the online questionnaires c More...

Pennsylvania State Police to keep doing own probes of trooper shootings

Pennsylvania’s state police force said Friday it will continue to investigate shootings by on-duty troopers, ignoring a grand jury’s recommendation that the agency step aside when a shooting involves one of its troopers and have an outside agency han More...

General News

Oscar winner Dorothy Malone, mom on ‘Peyton Place,’ dies at 93

DALLAS (AP) - Actress Dorothy Malone, who won hearts of 1960s television viewers as the long-suffering mother in the nighttime soap “Peyton Place,” died Friday in her hometown of Dallas at age 93. More...

Grand Teton’s 2017 visitation marks busiest on record

JACKSON, Wyo. More...

Even without El Nino last year, Earth keeps on warming

WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth last year wasn’t quite as hot as 2016’s record-shattering mark, but it ranked second or third, depending on who was counting.  Either way, scientists say it showed a clear signal of man-made global warmi More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

Let’s be careful — and courteous — out there

Mountain bikers love to ride where many people think bicycles can’t go. In the woods? That’s routine. Over downed trees? I’ve seen riders cross them lengthwise. Through jumbled rocks? More...

Bulletin Board

Think spring:  Members of Greensburg Garden Center, a nonprofit educational organization, invite the public to join them on a one-day bus trip to “the remarkable Philadelphia Flower Show” on Wednesday, March 7.  More...

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Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Emerson College dean’s list

Caitlyn Comm of Greensburg has been named to the Emerson College dean’s list for the fall 2017 semester, the Boston, Massachusetts, campus reported Friday.  Comm is majoring in media arts production.  The requirement to make Emerson's More...

St. Vincent’s Visiting Writers Spring Series to open Feb. 5

St. Vincent College will host award-winning poet and memoirist, Toi Derricotte, as the first reader in its Visiting Writers Series for the spring semester 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. More...

The American Table

Wine, meat, garlic combine for a stick-to-your-ribs stew

EDITOR’S NOTE: The American Table celebrates the delicious diversity of Southern cooking and barbecue.   More...

SAMA-Ligonier to host regional poetry finals

The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art (SAMA) at Ligonier Valley and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts will host the regional finals for the Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 23.  More...

Pa. driver’s licenses, ID cards OK for domestic air travel until fall

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) reminds residents that the state is under an enforcement extension from the Department of Homeland Security until Oct. More...

Westmoreland arts grant applications available

The Westmoreland County Bureau of Parks and Recreation is offering grants to non-profit organizations to support area art-related projects and activities.  In all, $9,500 in grants are available this year. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, JAN. 22   6:30 p.m., Latrobe City Council, agenda prep, City Hall  TUESDAY, JAN. 23  4 p.m., Unity Township Supervisors, municipal building (public hearing for Charter Oak United Methodist Church addition)  More...

Family that owns Post-Gazette denounces Trump editorial

A Pittsburgh newspaper editorial denouncing efforts to brand President Donald Trump a racist for his vulgar comment about Africa and Haiti is causing a firestorm — even within the publisher’s own family. More...

Greensburg police officer from Latrobe pleads guilty to falsifying inspections

A Latrobe man who served as a member of the Greensburg police department will serve one year of probation after pleading guilty Friday to falsifying commercial truck inspections in county court. More...

World News

Government shutdown deadline nears; Senate vote fails

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government careened toward shutdown Friday night in a chaotic close to Donald Trump’s first year as president, as Democrats and Republicans preemptively traded blame while still struggling to find some accord before a dead More...

Autopsy: Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tom Petty’s family says his death last year was due to an accidental drug overdose.  His wife and daughter released the results of Petty’s autopsy via a statement Friday on his Facebook page. More...

US flu season gets worse, has ‘lot more steam’ than expected

NEW YORK (AP) - The flu season in the U.S. is getting worse.  Health officials last week said flu was blanketing the country but they thought there was a good chance the season was already peaking. More...

Sports

Second quarter dooms ’Cats in loss at Woodland Hills

PITTSBURGH — The Greater Latrobe boys’ basketball team gave a quick, athletic Woodland Hills team an opening. And the Wolverines ran with it. More...

Making waves

St. Vincent College’s Jill Cline comes up for a breath of air in the 1650 freestyle during Friday night’s Presidents’ Athletic Conference swim meet against visiting Chatham. More...

Trojans start fast, snap five-game skid with section road win over Yough

HERMINIE — The calendar doesn’t lie: Heading into Friday’s section matchup at Yough, the Derry Area boys’ basketball team was closing in on a month without a win. More...

Entertainment

Movie review: Hemsworth leads a solid wartime film in ‘12 Strong’

In the days and months following the Sept. 11 attacks, a small U.S. Special Forces unit led an offensive against the Taliban and Al Qaeda in Afghanistan. More...

‘Murder, She Wrote’ star Lansbury, 92, schools young actors

PASADENA, Calif. More...

Justin Timberlake says he’s made peace with Janet Jackson

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Timberlake says he has made up with Janet Jackson following the infamous “wardrobe malfunction” at the Super Bowl in 2004. More...

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