January 8, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Water line breaks affect several Excela hospitals

Sub-zero temperatures this past weekend resulted in a number of water line breaks at Excela Health hospitals, including Excela Health Latrobe Hospital.  Hospital officials said leaks impacted the ambulance bay and sleep lab at Excela Health Latr More...

County elected officials get small pay hikes

County elected officials will be making slightly more in 2018 than they did in 2017 in the form of cost-of-living increases. More...

General News

Ohio to require fencing after sandbag hits car, kills Michigan man

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Department of Transportation is planning to require fencing at some overpass construction sites after a Michigan man was killed when a sandbag was tossed onto an interstate and smashed through a car windshield. More...

Average US gas price jumps 3 cents to $2.54 for regular

CAMARILLO, Calif. More...

Fire on top floor of Trump Tower in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — The Fire Department of New York says it’s at the scene of a fire at Trump Tower in Manhattan.  The department says it was called around 7 a.m. More...

Sports

Derry Area’s DeLuca checks off Westmoreland County Coaches Association wrestling title from to-do list

Trojans place seven wrestlers, finish sixth in WCCA; GL’s Sherback, Willochell runners-up

IRWIN — Dom DeLuca was a regional runner-up and a third-place finisher in the state last season. A little more than a week ago, he placed fourth in Powerade, one of the most prestigious wrestling events in the country. More...

WCCA wrestling results, standings

Wesmoreland County Coaches Association  Wrestling Tournament  More...

WCCA wrestling champions

Individual champions in the Westmoreland County Coaches Association Wrestling Tournament included Norwin’s Kurt Phipps (106), Hempfield Area’s Kyle Burkholder (113), Kiski Area’s Da More...

Lifestyles

2 $1M gifts from IUP alumni boost programs in math, science, business

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has received two $1 million gifts in support of enhancing student experiences. More...

GS, MPA to host ‘Love & Limits: Navigating Teen Years...’ series

Research shows that a strong bond with a caring adult is one of the most powerful influences on the growth of a child into a responsible, caring, and competent young adult. Parents or caregivers genuinely desire the best for their children. More...

Organizers offer tips on how to save all those old photos

Take a survey of your home, and consider all the spots where you have old photos.  Perhaps you’ll find baby pictures in albums in the living room, vacation snaps in tattered envelopes tucked into a bookshelf, milestone moments in old frame More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Two charged with burglary, associated crimes in Unity Twp.   More...

Latrobe police probe armed robbery

Latrobe police are investigating an alleged armed robbery Sunday evening at the Sunoco gas station at the corner of Lincoln Avenue and James Street. More...

Ministerial association plans another prayer vigil on opioid crisis

The Greater Latrobe Ministerial Association (GLMA) is hosting a prayer gathering at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, in downtown Latrobe to reflect on and offer hope about the area’s opioid abuse crisis. More...

Temps rise, but snow projected today in area

Good-bye bitter cold, hello snow.  While temperatures are finally above freezing following several days of dangerous, bone-chilling cold, Mother Nature isn’t doing the Pittsburgh region any favors to start the week, as several inches of sn More...

Gov. Wolf prepares for re-election

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Just in time for his re-election campaign, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is perhaps the most optimistic person in Pennsylvania. More...

Local & State News

Westmoreland County public safety director offers winter weather tips

Cold temperatures will remain in the forecast for Westmoreland County as winter continues. These temperatures can pose a danger to health and property. More...

Man charged with arson at Z&M Harley Davidson

State police at Greensburg have charged a Hempfield Township man accused of stealing several gallons of gasoline from an outdoor fuel tank and setting fire to the fuel dispensing system at Z&M Harley Davidson along Route 30 in Hempfield Township More...

Pennsylvania Turnpike toll increase takes effect

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

World News

Trump allies defend him against book’s claims

WASHINGTON (AP) - Trump administration officials and allies are rallying to the president’s defense, trying to contain the fallout from an explosive new book that questions Trump’s fitness for office.  Chief policy adviser Stephen Mi More...

Bannon tries to make amends as aides defend Trump’s fitness

WASHINGTON (AP) - Steve Bannon is trying to make amends.  Faced with a growing backlash, President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist released a statement Sunday reaffirming his support for the commander in chief and praising Trump&rsq More...

NAACP and anti-fascists plan to protest Trump in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) - The NAACP is urging people to wear white and hold anti-Trump signs on Monday. Another group says demonstrators will “take a knee” before the big game to protest President Donald Trump’s visit to Atlanta.  More...

Health

On health care, Democrats shifting to offense

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are shifting to offense on health care, emboldened by successes in defending the Affordable Care Act. They say their ultimate goal is a government guarantee of affordable coverage for all. More...

It’s Ask Dr. Universe! Passing gas?

Dr. Universe: Do all animals pass gas? Do cats fart?  - Hasandi, 11, Jeddah; Harrison, 10, Albany, Oregon  Dear Hasandi and Harrison,  More...

Apple investors urge action to curb child gadget addiction

NEW YORK (AP) — Two major Apple investors have urged the iPhone maker to take action to curb growing smartphone addiction among children, highlighting growing concern about the effects of gadgets and social media on youngsters.  More...

Entertainment

Oprah, ‘Three Billboards’ triumph at black-draped Globes

With a red carpet dyed black by actresses dressed in a color-coordinated statement, the Golden Globes were transformed into an A-list expression of female empowerment in the post-Harvey Weinstein era. Oprah Winfrey led the charge. More...

‘Jumanji,’‘Insidious’ top ‘Star Wars’ in its fourth weekend

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Move over, “Star Wars,” there are some new box office champs this weekend. More...

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