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SVC dedicates new $5.8 million engineering & biomedical hall

Named after former president James F. Will

St. Vincent College today dedicated and formally opened the new $5.8 million James F. Will Engineering and Biomedical Sciences Hall on the northwest side of the Sis and Herman Dupré Science Pavilion.  More...

Trio of Youngwood stabbing suspects arrested; one still at-large

Police have apprehended three of the four suspects in the fatal stabbing and robbery of a Youngwood man found stabbed to death Friday night at a Youngwood home. More...

Mozart Hall looking good!

Latrobe Community Revitalization Program Executive Director Jarod Trunzo said work is continuing on the restoration of Mozart Hall on Main Street, Latrobe, as workers are painting the façade using fo More...

General News

Police: Woman charged in slaying alleged physical abuse

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A woman charged in the stabbing death of her boyfriend in Pittsburgh has told investigators that she acted because of physical abuse.  Fifty-two-year-old Cassandra Locke of McKeesport is charged with homicide in the Nov. More...

Barber for the homeless surprised with own shop

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Barbershop owner Sean Johnson was impressed when he saw a younger man cutting the hair of homeless men for free on the streets of Philadelphia but wondered how the outdoor operation would fare during the impending winter.&nb More...

Man gets probation in decomposing body in apartment case

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to abuse of a corpse following the discovery of a decomposing body in a Pittsburgh-area apartment. More...

Editorial

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Off The Wall

Like anything else, fads have a way of becoming prominent and then fading away like the setting of the sun over the horizon. I found this particularly true for expressions as well. More...

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Lifestyles

Palmer College releases dean’s list

Colton Westerbeck of Latrobe, a student in the Doctor of Chiropractic Program at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, has been named to the summer 2017 trimester dean's list, the campus reported Wednesday.  More...

St. Vincent design wins ‘Outstanding Website’ prize

St. Vincent College’s website has been recognized by the 2017 WebAwards and given the “Outstanding Website” prize for its recent redesign, the campus reported Tuesday.  More...

Adams Memorial Library outlines December programs

Laura Starzynski, adult events coordinator, Adams Memorial Library, announced these December programs: OCEAN FRONTIERS AML will screen four award-winning DVDs that explain the importance of the oceans of the world, and present ways&nbs More...

UTMA board OKs two service orders for Act 537 plan

The Unity Township Municipal Authority (UTMA) Board of Directors voted Wednesday to authorize two service orders for work required by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for the Act 537 stormwater management plan.  More...

Derry Borough authority continues MS4 project talks

The Derry Borough Municipal Authority (DBMA) and borough officials are continuing discussions related to the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer (MS4) permit project, including a plan agreement and the possible formation of a stormwater department within More...

Unity Twp. man pleads guilty to child porn charge

A Unity Township man this week pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh to a charge of distributing material depicting the sexual exploitation of a minor.  Timothy David Piper, 22, pleaded guilty before federal Judge Mark R. More...

Ligonier Twp. pair charged in alleged drug deal

A Ligonier Township pair was charged after allegedly selling marijuana Tuesday to a confidential informant assisting Ligonier Township police and the Westmoreland County Drug Task Force.  More...

Sale of Stacy’s Stuff items benefits rescue groups

Stacy Berkoben makes a lot of stuff for pets.  There are catnip toys, cat hammocks, dog bandanas and other apparel for fashionable pets, comfy beds, and also a line of pet-themed totes and purses for people.  More...

Local & State News

GL students to perform ‘The Mousetrap’

Greater Latrobe Senior High School drama students will be presenting Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 17- 18, in the senior high school auditorium. More...

Senate bill targets secrecy deals in sex misconduct claims

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Democratic state senator is introducing legislation to bar non-disclosure agreements in Pennsylvania from attempting to stop people from reporting claims of sexual misconduct.  More...

Prosecutor concedes in close race for Superior Court seat

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

World News

GOP muscling tax bill through House; hits senator roadblock

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans are muscling their massive tax bill through the House, with President Donald Trump urging them on to a critically needed legislative victory and GOP House leaders exuding confidence they have the votes. More...

‘Obamacare’ mandate repeal would remake market for consumers

WASHINGTON (AP) - Millions are expected to forgo coverage if Congress repeals the unpopular requirement that Americans get health insurance, gambling that they won’t get sick and boosting premiums for others.  More...

Neighbor shot by California gunman lived in fear of him

RANCHO TEHAMA RESERVE, Calif.  More...

Sports

LV’s Patrick, Petrof, DA’s Buterbaugh, Frye sign

Ligonier Valley wrestling standout Robby Patrick, joined by his mother Cheryl, father Bob and Ligonier Valley wrestling coach Tom Brown, made his college choice official on Tuesday by signing his Nat More...

Kromka, Dedert help SVC men win regular season opener

Tom Kromka scored 20 points, and Austin Dedert grabbed 12 rebounds to lead St. Vincent College past Penn State-Altoona on the road Wednesday, 85-74, to open the 2017-18 men’s basketball regular season. More...

SVC women can’t hold early lead, fall to Baldwin-Wallace

The St. Vincent women’s basketball team could not hold a double-digit halftime lead on Wednesday, falling 69-62 to Baldwin Wallace University at Upsprung Gymnasium in Ohio. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Police investigating Burrell Township burglary  State police at Indiana report between Nov. 12 and Nov. 15, someone made forcible entry into an apartment in Burrell Township and took two televisions, a Playstation 4 and several games. More...

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