February 2, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Derry Area superintendent Cheryl Walters to retire

A longtime Derry Area School District administrator is calling it a career. The school board on Thursday unanimously accepted the resignation of superintendent Cheryl Walters, because of retirement, effective June 29. More...

American icon John Penton makes pit stop at LH museum

John Penton, an American icon and motorcycle pioneer, made a pit stop at the Lincoln Highway Experience Museum on Friday, Jan. More...

General News

UN: 90 migrants feared drowned after boat capsizes off Libya

GENEVA (AP) - About 90 people were feared drowned after a smuggler’s boat mostly carrying Pakistani migrants capsized off Libya’s coast early Friday, the U.N.’s migration agency said.  More...

Cuba state media: Fidel Castro’s son has killed himself

HAVANA (AP) - The oldest son of late Cuban leader Fidel Castro killed himself on Thursday after months of treatment for depression, state media reported. He was 68.  More...

Owner receives letter granting dog unemployment benefits

SAUGATUCK, Mich. More...

Sports

Rams clinch Heritage division title, prep for conference, district playoffs

Not having played in five days, Ligonier Valley head basketball coach Todd Hepner was maybe a little leery about how his team would look against Marion Center.  More...

Southmoreland doubles up Lady Trojans

The Derry Area girls’ basketball team just couldn’t get into the flow of the game. More...

Trojans ready for final two matches of WPIAL wrestling playoffs

Regardless of how things go, the Derry Area will wrestle twice on Saturday in the WPIAL Class AA Team Championships Saturday at Chartiers-Houston High School. The No. 3-seeded Trojans (20-1) face No. More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

California University lauds August, December graduates   More...

Westmoreland Cultural Trust: ‘One Party-Four Seasons’ Feb. 24

Westmoreland Cultural Trust’s signature fundraising event of the year, Party at The Palace, arrives at The Palace Theatre, Saturday, Feb. 24. More...

Events of Area Interest

WMAA admission Feb. 4 free   Westmoreland Museum of American Art, 221 N. Main St., Greensburg, will host its next All About You! Free Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, at the museum.  More...

Entertainment

Timberlake rules out ’N Sync reunion at Super Bowl show

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Justin Timberlake was asked about a bromance with Tom Brady, a possible ‘N Sync reunion and serenaded with “Happy Birthday,” but the superstar didn’t get a question about the wardrobe malfunction that More...

Prince is gone, but his spirit lives at Minnesota Super Bowl

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Picture this: Prince taking the stage at U.S. More...

Imagine Dragons happy to not be singing in the cold

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Imagine Dragons were happy to perform indoors ahead of Super Bowl 52, unlike their recent outdoor gig for New Year’s Eve.  The Grammy-winning rock band headlined the EA Sports Bowl on Thursday in Minneapolis, runni More...

Groundhog Day: Phil sees 6 more weeks of winter

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s most famous groundhog foresees no early end to winter. The handlers of Punxsutawney Phil said the furry rodent has called for six more weeks of winter after seeing his shadow at dawn Friday. More...

Fred Rogers Center to commemorate ‘Mister Rogers’ anniversary

The Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at St. Vincent College (SVC) will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first national broadcast of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” by hosting a screening and panel discussion at 7 p.m. More...

Area fire/ambulance companies to get $300K in state grants

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Local & State News

Man busted with 500 ‘bricks’ of heroin in Mount Pleasant Twp.

A Philadelphia man is behind bars after state police uncovered about 500 bricks of heroin in the vehicle he was driving during a traffic stop Thursday on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Mount Pleasant Township.  More...

Fire damages New Alexandria home

New Alexandria firefighters didn’t have far to travel to reach a blaze in the borough Thursday afternoon.  Firefighters from New Alexandria and nearby departments were called out to a house fire on Gay Street in New Alexandria — a ho More...

Pence coming to Pennsylvania to raise cash in US House race

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is coming to help raise money Friday in a congressional election in southwestern Pennsylvania widely viewed as a test of whether Republicans can stave off Democratic gains this year.  More...

World News

Trump set to defy FBI, allow release of classified memo

WASHINGTON (AP) - Over the strong objections of his own Justice Department, President Donald Trump will clear the way for the publication of a classified memo on the Russia investigation that Republicans say shows improper use of surveillance by the More...

Q&A: How a secret GOP memo became a bitter point of conflict

WASHINGTON (AP) - In the two weeks since the Releasethememo hashtag first sprouted on Twitter, a secret congressional report on the Russia investigation has gone from an obscure, classified document to a bitter point of conflict between not only Demo More...

Van carrying gas canisters injures 18 in Shanghai crash

SHANGHAI (AP) - A minivan hauling gas canisters whose driver ignited his vehicle while smoking plowed into pedestrians near a prominent park and burst into flames in downtown Shanghai on Friday, injuring 18 people in the heart of the Chinese financia More...

Education

GL students in District Chorus

Greater Latrobe was represented by Tate McElhaney, Anna Mowery and Cecilia Long at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District Chorus, comprised of 20 auditioned students per voice part from Westmoreland, Green, Fayette, Washington and Alle More...

GLSHS students, teacher launch Cat’s Café

Kelsey Beckas, Greater Latrobe Senior High School autistic support teacher, launched a café at the beginning of the school year operated by eight students in the Life Skills and Autistic Support programs.  More...

GL musicians in festival

Sixteen Greater Latrobe Senior High School musicians participated in the Fay- West Honors Band Festival held at Greensburg Salem High School on Jan.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Police seeking suspect in Hempfield Township Walmart robbery   More...

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