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General News

Accused Fayette County mass shooter dies

A 28-year-old Stahlstown man accused of gunning down four people this past weekend in rural Fayette County has died, Pennsylvania State Police said Tuesday.  More...

Man dies after sand tunnel collapses on him at Florida beach

CRESCENT BEACH, Fla. More...

Woman who jumped from Missouri bridge charged in son’s death

PLATTE CITY, Mo. More...

Sports

Greater Latrobe clinches playoff berth with win against rival Hempfield Area, 78-69

The Greater Latrobe boys’ basketball team is headed back to the WPIAL playoffs.  The Wildcats punched their ticket with a week and a half to play in the regular season, and they did it with a convincing 78-69, Class 6A Section 3 road victo More...

Lady Spartans slow down GL’s Graytok, hit foul shots late for section win

Having a target on its back is a new thing for Greater Latrobe’s girls’ basketball team.  “It’s a new experience for us, being in contention for a (section) title,” GL head coach Mark Burkardt said.  More...

Trojans to host WPIAL team wrestling playoffs

The WPIAL Class AA Team Wrestling Championships begin tonight for Derry Area.  The Trojans, seeded at No. More...

Lifestyles

Rebooted

‘Arabian Nights’

Qatar wasn’t anything that I expected, although when I look back on it now I’m not sure what I did expect to encounter while visiting the spit of land sticking like a baby’s thumb into the bathtub — hot waters of the Persian G More...

Campus Corner

Temple University dean’s list   More...

Faculty Recital Feb. 2 to open spring schedule of music at UPG

Music at Pitt-Greensburg presents its first performance of the spring semester with a Faculty Recital on Friday, Feb. 2.  The program, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7:30 p.m. More...

New Florence man accused of hitting woman with phone, lighting pants on fire

A New Florence man is facing a slew of charges after he allegedly struck a St. Clair Township woman with her cellphone and tried to set her apartment ablaze by setting fire to a pair of her sweatpants Friday.  More...

Driver who took off with ranger’s arm caught in window charged

A Mount Pleasant Township man accused of driving off from a November traffic stop while a Department of Conservation and Natural Resources ranger had his arm trapped in the vehicle’s window is behind bars.  More...

Local & State News

Audit finds school bus drivers with criminal convictions in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Ineligible drivers have ended up behind the wheel of Pennsylvania school buses, including some with assault and other disqualifying criminal convictions, the state auditor general’s office said Tuesday.  More...

Little League statue vandalized in town that hosts series

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. More...

Scrapbooking therapy helping loved ones cope with grief

MOUNT PLEASANT, Pa. More...

World News

Analysis: Trump speech puts emotion ahead of problem-solving

WASHINGTON (AP) - In vivid detail, President Donald Trump told stories of American heroism, heartbreak and tragedy in his emotionally charged first State of the Union. What he didn’t detail were solutions to the crises ahead. More...

AP Fact Check: Trump’s claims in his State of Union address

WASHINGTON (AP) - The AP is fact-checking remarks from President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech. More...

Trump signs order to keep Guantanamo Bay prison open

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to keep open the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, marking a formal reversal of his predecessor’s eightyear effort to shut it down. More...

Health

Health care’s Three Amigos? The big names behind a new push

NEW YORK (AP) — Three guys walk into a bar. They’re Warren Buffett, Amazon.com’s Jeff Bezos and JPMorgan Chase’s Jamie Dimon. They decide to transform the American health care system.  More...

5 ideas win $10,000 each in Ohio opioid science challenge

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Virtual reality, neural feedback and digital therapy were among five ideas to help solve the U.S. opioid crisis that won a global technology challenge on Tuesday. More...

As opioid crisis grows, judge aims for solutions, settlement

The goal is impressive: Hammer out a legal deal that starts guiding the nation out of an epidemic of opioid addiction.  How and when that can happen, if at all, is the subject of talks scheduled to begin Wednesday in a federal courthouse in Clev More...

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