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No injuries after car flips on James Street

No one was injured when a car overturned onto its roof in a crash that briefly shut down James Street in Latrobe Monday morning.  More...

Released inmates may get Vivitrol to help kick opioid habit

Prison officials are considering a new program that could give eligible inmates an introductory dose of a drug devised to help them kick opioid addiction and possibly get a new start upon release. More...

GLLV Chamber names Briana Tomack president

The Greater Latrobe-Laurel Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce recently announced Derry native Briana Tomack as the organization’s next president.  Tomack, a graduate of Derry Area High School and Indiana University of Pennsylvania, will a More...

General News

Striking Amazon ‘Spheres’ landmark opens in downtown Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) — From the fourth floor of a striking rainforest like conservatory built of glass and white steel in downtown Seattle, Amazon.com boss Jeff Bezos turned toward the top of his newest headquarters building to summon his favorite assi More...

Atlanta hospital deploys mobile unit to handle flu cases

ATLANTA (AP) — As the flu epidemic overwhelms Georgia, one Atlanta hospital has set up a mobile unit to handle flu patients.  More...

Tongue-twisted Mainers serve as inspiration for SNL skit

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A tongue-twisted couple from the blooper reel of a commercial for a Maine-based restaurant has served as the inspiration for a “Saturday Night Live” skit.  More...

Editorial

Court decision is a good start for redistricting

Since my first experience with map drawing back in 2001, it was apparent that partisanship plays too large a role in our redistricting effort. More...

President Donald Trump’s new tariffs

Can Donald Trump stand prosperity? Fresh from a government shutdown victory and with the U.S. economy on a roll, the President decided on Tuesday to kick off his long-promised war on imports — and American consumers. More...

The size of the American defense budget

One line continues to be repeated during the discussion between the White House and Congress, from both Republican and Democratic sides, over the budget and the partial government shutdown drama: Action is essential so as not to leave Department of D More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Palumbo Charitable Trust representatives meet with scholars at St. Vincent

Representatives of the A. J. and Sigismunda Palumbo Charitable Trust, John W. Kowach, sixth from left, executive director, and Mary Rae Kowach, seventh from left, had an opportunity to meet with the A. J. More...

WSO to present ‘Keys to the Heart’ concert Feb. 17

Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra will present “Keys to the Heart” Saturday, Feb. 17, in the Palace Theatre, Greensburg.  Daniel Meyer will conduct the 7:30 p.m. More...

IUP AVP for international education and global engagement selected for international program

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Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Woman arrested for drug paraphernalia Latrobe police report Tracey Ann Miller, 54, of Bradenville, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia after police were dispatched to 219 East Second Ave. More...

Won’t you be his neighbor? Tom Hanks to play Mister Rogers

It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood for Tom Hanks, who’ll star as Mister Rogers in the upcoming biopic “You Are My Friend.”  TriStar Pictures announced Monday it has acquired worldwide rights to the film, to be dire More...

Jury to see site where police officer was shot, killed

After opening statements in the capital murder trial of Ray Shetler Jr., a Westmoreland County jury will travel to the St. More...

Snow brings slick roads, some school delays

The latest batch of snow resulted in slick roads and a number of local school delays this morning. A National Weather Service-issued winter weather advisory is in effect for the Latrobe area until noon today. More...

Local & State News

4 killed in Reading shooting

READING, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say four people are dead in a shooting in southeastern Pennsylvania. Reading police responded to the scene in a row home on South 3rd Street around 7 p.m. Sunday.  More...

Ex-aide who sexually assaulted student found dead in prison

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Two women found shot dead in Philadelphia home

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say two women, including one in a wheelchair, have been found dead with gunshot wounds to their heads inside a Philadelphia home. Police say they were met by a person at the door of the home late Monday night.  More...

World News

What to watch in State of the Union: Melania, fashion, more

WASHINGTON (AP) - The state of the union is ... Great again? Or not quite? More...

Trump to herald economic progress in State of the Union

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump will herald a robust economy and push for bipartisan congressional action on immigration in Tuesday’s State of the Union address, as he seeks to rally a deeply divided nation and boost his own sagging st More...

Kochs warm to Trump policies, not behavior

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) - For the Koch brothers and their powerful donor network, the trouble with President Donald Trump isn’t what he’s doing. It’s how he’s doing it.  More...

Sports

Biss fitting in well as freshman with Shippensburg men, Fite

Chris Fite knows what it means to play basketball at Greater Latrobe High School. He was one of those players. More...

Trojans in familiar spot in hosting first two rounds of WPIAL mat playoffs

If this sounds familiar, that’s good, because it is. The Derry Area wrestling team will host a tournament Wednesday night. More...

Wildcats sweep non-section swim meet from Trojans

It was a clean sweep for the host Greater Latrobe girls, while the Wildcat boys also defeated backyard rival Derry Area during an exhibition meet Monday.  The Greater Latrobe girls won all 12 events, including all three diving spots during a 95- More...

Entertainment

Super Bowl ads aim for the heart — and sometimes lower

NEW YORK (AP) — After a year of political and cultural upheaval, Super Bowl advertisers appear to be pulling back from themes of unity in favor of in-game stunts and ads that aim for the heart — and in some cases even lower.  More...

Recording Academy head criticized after comments about women

(AP) — Recording Academy President Neil Portnow is facing criticism for his comments after the 60th annual Grammy Awards ended with only two female winners on stage and lingering questions about the choice of performers.  More...

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