January 2, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Feds employ data-driven early warning system in opioid fight

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The pain clinic tucked into the corner of a low-slung suburban strip mall was an open secret. Patients would travel hundreds of miles to see Dr. More...

Popular food court readies new offerings for state farm show

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The annual Pennsylvania Farm Show is right around the corner, and for many attendees a visit to the food court will be at the top of the agenda. More...

General News

Pittsburgh siblings’ HGTV series debuting Jan. 2

A new HGTV series featuring a Pittsburgh brother and sister will make its debut at 10 p.m. Jan. 2. More...

Colorado authorities were warned about gunman’s mental state

DENVER (AP) - Colorado authorities were contacted with concerns about the mental health of Matthew Riehl over a month before he shot and killed a deputy and wounded four others. More...

Ruling but no resolution on which teen killers merit parole

This story is part of an Associated Press series examining the aftermath of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling opening the door for the possible release of former teen offenders sentenced to life without parole.   More...

Sports

DA’s DeLuca heads three area place-finishers in Powerade tourney

GL’s Willochell, Sherback also finish in top seven

CANONSBURG — The wonderful thing about Dom DeLuca is that he has options. Need an outside linebacker on your football team? Then the 6-foot-4, 215-pound junior is a perfect fit. Need an outside hitter on the Trojans boys’ volleyball team? More...

Hood (Md.) beats SVC men, 90-62

Turnovers and foul problems plagued a short-handed St. Vincent College men’s basketball team in a 90-62 road loss to Hood (Md.) in non-conference play Saturday. More...

GL to honor former wrestlers on Wednesday

Prior to three of Greater Latrobe’s four home matches this season, the wrestling program will honor past members of the team who have become successful in the business and professional ranks. More...

Lifestyles

Blairsville Eagle Riders donate toys to IRMC

The Indiana County Chapter of ABATE of Pennsylvania and The Blairsville Eagle Riders recently made a generous donation of toys to the pediatric unit at Indiana Regional Medical Center (IRMC) for Christmas. More...

Is online college for you? Answer 5 questions to find out

Amelia Roberts, a nurse in Washington, D.C., knew she needed to return to college for a bachelor’s degree if she wanted to win a care coordinator position at her hospital. But attending college on a campus wasn’t a practical option for her. More...

Events of Area Interest

WMAA to host January events Westmoreland Museum of American Art, 221 N. Main St., Greensburg, will host a Pop-Up Studio featuring Zentangle Mandala from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe woman accused of stealing from Subway she managed More...

Fire destroys Derry Township home

A fire late Friday night destroyed a home on Guerrier Road in Derry Township and left five people homeless.  Firefighters from Derry Township Volunteer Fire Co. No. More...

4-way gubernatorial primary tests GOP’s endorsement mettle

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — For the four Republicans who hope to challenge Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s re-election bid next year, the first playoff game before the May 15 primary election will be the state party’s endorsement. More...

Locks of Love

Five-year-old Maddie Giles recently got her hair cut at the Fantastic Sam’s on Route 30 in Unity Township and donated it to Locks of Love. More...

Local & State News

Heroin crisis makes grandparents struggling parents again

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Joanne Clough forgot about the baby gate, which sent her sprawling into the dark room. Her first thought was about the toddler in arms. More...

Suburban overpass has been magnet for stuck truck incidents

RADNOR, Pa. (AP) — It was around 9 a.m. More...

Police: 2 deputies hurt, dog shot when man becomes combative

SHELOCTA, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say two sheriff’s deputies were injured when a man being served with a protection from abuse order became combative and then ordered his dog to attack the officers.  More...

World News

Costa Rica seeks cause of plane crash that killed 10 from US

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) - Costa Rican investigators are looking into what caused a charter aircraft to crash in woods in the country’s northwest soon after takeoff, killing the 10 U.S. citizens and two local crewmembers on board.  More...

Iran state TV says 9 killed in nationwide protests, unrest

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Clashes overnight between protesters and security forces in Iran killed nine people, state television reported Tuesday, including some rioters who tried to storm a police station to steal weapons.  More...

Crowds pack into a frigid Times Square for 2018 celebration

NEW YORK (AP) - New Yorkers, celebrity entertainers and tourists from around the world packed into a frigid Times Square Sunday to mark the start of 2018 with a glittering crystal ball drop, a burst of more than a ton of confetti and midnight firewor More...

Health

Few colleges track suicides, despite prevention investments

BOSTON (AP) — Nearly half of the largest U.S. public universities do not track suicides among their students, despite making investments in prevention at a time of surging demand for mental health services.  More...

Striking a chord, NIH taps the brain to find how music heals

WASHINGTON (AP) — Like a friendly Pied Piper, the violinist keeps up a toe-tapping beat as dancers weave through busy hospital hallways and into the chemotherapy unit, patients looking up in surprised delight. More...

In a milestone year, gene therapy finds a place in medicine

After decades of hope and high promise, this was the year scientists really showed they could doctor DNA to successfully treat diseases. More...

Entertainment

‘Star Wars’ passes ‘Beauty and the Beast’ as top 2017 earner

LOS ANGELES (AP) — On the last day of the calendar year, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” has surpassed “Beauty and the Beast” as the top grossing film in North America in 2017. More...

Polka, Ponzi and prison: Jack Black stars in new biopic

Jan Lewandowski built a “polka empire” from his base in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, only to watch it crumble after his arrest on fraud charges.  More...

Sun, fun, flowers as 129th Rose Parade rolls in California

PASADENA, Calif. More...

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