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Westmoreland site begins operations for local bus fueling

The Westmoreland County Transit Authority on Thursday opened its compressed natural gas fueling station along Route 66 in Hempfield Township, one of 29 stations being built across the state as part of an $84.5-million deal pact between the Pennsylvan More...

Cook Township man killed in Route 711 crash

A Cook Township man was killed Saturday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash along Route 711 in Ligonier Township. More...

Doctors in Florida to remove 10-pound tumor from boy’s face

MIAMI (AP) — Doctors in Florida are planning to remove a 10-pound tumor from a Cuban teen’s face. More...

It’s a girl! Baby delivered outside Boston police station

BOSTON (AP) — One Boston’s family early Christmas gift couldn’t wait for her parents to get to the hospital and was delivered in car outside of a police station.  Boston police officers were returning to the station with a pris More...

General News

Shoppers spending more may make a merry season for retailers

NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers who are feeling good about the economy and spending more than expected on items like kitchen gadgets, toys and coats could make this the best holiday season in several years. More...

Trump celebrates Christmas like most of America, with family

PALM BEACH, Fla. More...

Secret Santa hands out $100 bills to strangers in Topeka

TOPEKA, Kan. More...

Sports

Ex-coach Tom Harbert to spotlight GL wrestling program, former athletes

Greater Latrobe has featured a standout wrestling program for more than 65 years.  Now, previous longtime coach Tom Harbert wants to bring attention to not just the program, but the former athletes who are still making a difference in the Latrob More...

GL’s Jones signs with Mercyhurst

Greater Latrobe’s Libby Jones (seated) recently signed a letter of intent to continue her field hockey and academic career at NCAA Division II Mercyhurst University in Erie. She plans to study intelligence.  More...

Lady ’Cats finally knock off Norwin

The Greater Latrobe girls’ basketball team previously knocked off section powerhouses Hempfield Area and Penn- Trafford.  All that was left was Norwin.  The Lady Wildcats finally knocked off the Lady Knights, 60-45, during a WPIAL Cla More...

Entertainment

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ still dominating the movie galaxy

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is continuing its dominance over the movie galaxy as expected, outpacing three new releases.  The eighth installment in the Disney-owned space saga is expected to add another nearly More...

Joan Walsh announces move to CNN after being dumped by MSNBC

NEW YORK (AP) — Political analyst Joan Walsh announced on Saturday that she would be moving to CNN next year after MSNBC said it had decided not to renew her contract as a paid contributor, a decision that has caused an uproar on social media.& More...

Three Miss America officials resign, one apologizes to ex-winner

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. More...

SVC offers essay contest with $2,000 grand prize

Undergraduate students can win $2,000 for submitting the winning essay in St. Vincent College’s sixth annual Douglas B. Rogers Conditions of a Free Society Essay Competition.  More...

Action For Animals launches matching funds campaign

How can you immediately turn $1 into $2, or $10 into $20? Or $100 instantly becoming $200?  It’s that easy for donors to the matching funds campaign recently launched by Action For Animals Humane Society in Derry Township.  More...

The best way to spread Christmas cheer

Pre-K Counts students from Latrobe Kinder-Schull did some Christmas caroling at Gables Manor care home in Latrobe last week to spread some Christmas cheer. Students also delivered handmade Christmas cards to each resident.   More...

The Rev. Jesse Jackson says he manages Parkinson’s with daily therapy

CHICAGO (AP) — The Rev. More...

Poll: Health care is the issue that won’t go away

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump completes his first year in office, Americans are increasingly concerned about health care, and their faith that government can fix it has fallen.  More...

Local & State News

Police: Thief damaged church, stole furniture

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police are searching for the suspect who they say stole from a church and vandalized the building over the weekend.  More...

Prosecutor: ‘No doubt’ gunman was targeting police officers

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — There’s “no doubt” a gunman who fired at police in several locations in the state capital, wounding one of them before they shot and killed him, was targeting police officers, a prosecutor said.  More...

Woman killed in yard, man found dead after standoff

BETHLEHEM, Pa. More...

World News

Where’s the party? No state dinner in Trump’s first year

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump couldn’t stop talking about the red carpets, military parades and fancy dinners that were lavished upon him during state visits on his recent tour of Asia. More...

Christmas brings Northeast blizzard, bitter cold in Midwest

CHICAGO (AP) - The good news for many in the Northeast and Midwest was that it has been a white Christmas. The bad news was that a blizzard swept into parts of New England and bitter cold enveloped much of the Midwest. More...

US says it negotiated $285M cut in United Nations budget

(AP) — The U.S. government says it has negotiated a significant cut in the United Nations budget. The U.S. Mission to the United Nations said on Sunday that the U.N.’s 2018-2019 budget would be slashed by over $285 million. More...

Health

More than 4 in 5 enrolled in ‘Obamacare’ are living in Trump states

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans in states that Donald Trump carried in his march to the White House account for more than 4 in 5 of those signed up for coverage under the health care law the president still wants to take down.  More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

SVC awards 101 degrees at Dec. 16 commencement

One hundred one students were awarded bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees by Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, OSB, chancellor, and Brother Norman W. More...

Four receive DNAP degrees at SVC

Four students completed the professional graduate education doctoral completion program jointly offered by Excela Health School of Anesthesia and St. Vincent College and were awarded the doctor of nurse anesthesia practice (DNAP) degree at St. More...

New online course from Penn State teaches basics of government involvement

UNIVERSITY PARK — Individuals who want to learn about getting involved in state and local government from the comfort of their own homes now have the opportunity to take an online course offered by Penn State Extension. More...

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