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GOP accuses justice of bias in bid to save 2011 election map

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General News

Theater veteran, ‘Mad About You’ actor Louis Zorich, 93, dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Award-nominated actor Louis Zorich, who played a grumpy Greek diner owner in “The Muppets Take Manhattan” and the father of Paul Reiser’s character on the NBC sitcom “Mad About You,” has died. More...

Jon Huntsman Sr., billionaire and philanthropist, dies at 80

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah billionaire and philanthropist Jon Huntsman Sr. has died.  Huntsman’s assistant Pam Bailey confirmed he died Friday in Salt Lake City. He was 80. Bailey declined to name a cause of death.  More...

California man pleads not guilty to college student’s murder

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man pleaded not guilty Friday to the murder of a University of Pennsylvania student whose body was found buried in a shallow grave at a park not far from his family’s home.  More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

Groundhog Day: The start of thinking spring

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Bulletin Board

A Passport Fair will be underway 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at Latrobe Post Office, 811 Jefferson St., according to a flier from the postmaster.  Further details will be forthcoming.  * * *  St. More...

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Lifestyles

Campus Corner

University of Alabama fall president’s list

Emma Eileen Hill of Latrobe was named to The University of Alabama’s president’s list for fall 2017, the Tuscaloosa campus reported Friday.  More...

WCCC Smart Driving Course at 3 area sites; registration underway

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) at Westmoreland County Community College is offering an AARP Smart Driver Course at three locations starting March 12.  The eight-hour class will cover how to handle adverse driving conditions and More...

Events of Area Interest

Greasepaint Players’ ‘Charlie’ tryouts Feb. 10   Greensburg Civic Theatre’s Greasepaint Players will hold auditions for the play “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. More...

Menchyk joins Westmoreland Land Trust board

Jane Menchyk, land protection manager of the Laurel Highlands Regional Office of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, was appointed to the Westmoreland Land Trust board at the organization’s Jan. 19 meeting. More...

In cold weather, stick together

Everybody likes to huddle in the cold weather — even the cows along Beatty Flats Road in Unity Township. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, FEB. 5   7 p.m., Derry Borough Council, work session, Derry Station  TUESDAY, FEB. More...

VP Pence stumps for GOP candidate in 1st ’18 congressional race

BETHEL PARK, Pa. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence stumped on Friday for a Republican congressional candidate and slammed his Democratic opponent, trying to help the GOP keep the seat in its House majority in the first congressional race of the year. More...

Family’s dog turns up 10 years after vanishing from home

APOLLO, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania family has been reunited with its dog 10 years after the dog went missing.  Debra Suierveld and her family assumed their dog Abby had died after she ran away in 2008 from their home in Apollo. More...

World News

Groundhog Day report: Flu’s worsening shadow blanketing US

NEW YORK (AP) - It looks like Groundhog Day for the nation’s flu report, too: It’s gotten worse and there are weeks of suffering ahead. The government’s report out Friday showed the flu season continued to intensify last week.  More...

Calls for change grow amid capitol sexual misconduct claims

(AP) — An Arizona lawmaker who repeatedly harassed women has become the first since the swell of the MeToo movement to get kicked out of office by colleagues but likely will not be the last to face repercussions amid intensifying scrutiny of se More...

Trump says Russia-probe memo proves bias; Democrats say no

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump declassified a top-secret congressional memo Friday and suggested it proved the investigation of his presidential campaign and Russia was fatally flawed from the start. More...

Sports

Valley’s Stokes hits big shot late to sink Trojans’ section upset hopes

Derry Area played the visitors from Valley tightly throughout Friday night’s WPIAL Section 1-AAAA boys’ basketball contest, but in the final minute, Viking’s point guard Dru Stokes found a little space at the top of the arc for an o More...

Lackluster ’Cats escape with 10-point win against last-place Plum

Greater Latrobe head coach Brad Wetzel ranked Friday’s WPIAL Class 6A Section 3 home game against Plum as one of the poorer performances of the season. More...

Chicago State drops 58th straight to tie DI record

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago State dropped its 58th straight game to tie the longest Division I women’s losing streak, falling 63-36 to Cal State Bakersfield on Thursday night.  More...

Entertainment

10 ads that will stand out during Super Bowl 52

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s Super Bowl ad time again. Advertisers of all stripes are vying for the attention of the 111 million viewers expected to tune in. More...

Watching Sunday’s Super Bowl online

NEW YORK (AP) — It’ll be much easier to watch the Super Bowl online for free this year.  NBC won’t require proof of a cable or satellite TV subscription, meaning that anyone in the U.S. can watch the game online. More...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:  ABC’s “This Week” — Reps. More...

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