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Cupid’s Chase 5K helps raise funds to aid those in need

Community Options Inc. has been supporting people with disabilities since 1989, and the Greensburg branch held its 10th annual Cupid’s Chase 5K in Latrobe on Saturday, Feb. More...

General News

The White House’s promised Spanish website? Nada de nada

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nada de nada — nothing at all. More...

Church says gay teacher fired by Miami Catholic school

MIAMI (AP) — Church officials say a gay schoolteacher has been fired by a Miami Catholic school after marrying her same-sex partner in an apparent violation of church rules.  More...

Turnstile justice? Manhattan eases up on fare jumpers

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police and transit officials say a new policy not to prosecute subway fare jumpers could embolden criminals and cause chaos.  More...

Sports

GL wrestling team captures Jenkins Duals for fourth time in 10 years

Seven Greater Latrobe wrestlers recorded five victories as the Wildcats swept Saturday’s William Jenkins Duals at California University of Pennsylvania.  With five dual-match wins, Greater Latrobe claimed the top spot for the fourth time More...

Lady Bobcats take defensive struggle vs. Penns Manor Area for conference title

INDIANA — Blairsville’s guards found points hard to come by in last Friday’s District 6 Heritage Conference girls’ basketball championship game. More...

SVC women roll past Thiel for seventh straight win

Five players scored in double figures as the St. Vincent College women’s basketball team rolled to an 85-44 victory over host Thiel in Presidents’ Athletic Conference action Saturday. More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Kent State students lauded for academic achievement

A total of 9,889 Kent State University fulltime students were named to the dean’s list for “superior academic achievement during the 2017 fall semester,” the Kent, Ohio, campus announced Friday afternoon.  More...

Engineer the Future Feb. 22-24 at Carnegie Science Center

Celebrate National Engineers Week by coming to Carnegie Science Center for Engineer the Future from Thursday, Feb. 22 — Saturday, Feb. 24.  More...

KitchenWise

Serve white bean soup with dumplings for hearty winter meal

EDITOR’S NOTE: KitchenWise is a weekly column that uses delicious recipes to teach basic cooking skills.   More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

No injuries reported in Unity Township crash   More...

Open or contorted US House districts in state may see biggest changes

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Schools delayed after morning snowfall coats region

Greater Latrobe, Derry Area and Ligonier Valley school districts were all operating on two-hour delays Monday after a slow-moving band of snow blanketed the area with an inch or two of snow early Monday morning.  More...

Local & State News

Democrats see partisanship in GOP Pennsylvania district map

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Democrats on Saturday described a revised congressional district map being proposed by Republican leaders as too partisan, citing as evidence the results of the 2016 presidential campaign.  More...

Pennsylvania GOP endorses candidates identified with Trump

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s Republican Party on Saturday endorsed candidates who are closely identified with President Donald Trump to run in contested primaries to challenge the state’s two leading Democrats, Gov. Tom Wolf and U.S. Sen. More...

AAA: More drivers asleep at wheel than you might think

According to new information from AAA, crashes involving drowsy driving are a bigger threat than many realize. The most in-depth drowsy driving research ever conducted in the U.S. More...

World News

Blackout hits northern Puerto Rico following fire, explosion

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - An explosion and fire at an electric substation threw much of northern Puerto Rico into darkness late Sunday in a setback for the U.S. More...

Democrats taking another run at blocked memo on Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee are prepared to black out parts of their memo about the FBI’s Russia investigation to ensure there’s no harmful spilling of secrets, then try again to get President Donald Tr More...

Grand Canyon ’copter crash ‘horrible’; 3 dead

PHOENIX (AP) - Four survivors of a deadly tour helicopter crash onto the jagged rocks of the Grand Canyon were being treated at a Nevada hospital on Sunday while crews tackled difficult terrain in a very remote area to try to recover the bodies of th More...

Health

Trump’s big promises on drug costs followed by modest steps

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump makes big promises to reduce prescription drug costs, but his administration is gravitating to relatively modest steps such as letting Medicare patients share in manufacturer rebates. More...

OxyContin maker will stop promoting opioids to doctors

NEW YORK (AP) — The maker of the powerful painkiller OxyContin said it will stop marketing opioid drugs to doctors, bowing to a key demand of lawsuits that blame the company for helping trigger the current drug abuse epidemic.  More...

Flu season still getting worse; now as bad as 2009 swine flu

NEW YORK (AP) — The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. More...

Entertainment

‘Fifty Shades Freed’ commands $38.8 million to top charts

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Newcomers like “Fifty Shades Freed,” “Peter Rabbit” and “The 15:17 to Paris” breathed some fresh life into a marketplace that has for weeks been dominated by “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” “The Greatest Showman” and various Osca More...

Fox deletes column on ‘darker, gayer, different’ Olympics

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News removed a column from its web site Friday that said it appeared the U.S. Olympic Committee wanted to change the event’s motto to “darker, gayer, different.”  More...

Saturday Olympic ratings strong; NBC sorry for Japan remark

NEW YORK (AP) — Highlights from media coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics:  More...

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