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Police probe Blairsville student’s comments about school shooting

Inappropriate comments by a Blairsville Senior High student Friday about the school shooting last week in Parkland, Florida, weren’t taken lightly by the Blairsville-Saltsburg School District or state police.  More...

General News

High court asked to iron out polling place clothing dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — A “Make America Great Again” hat. A tea party T-shirt. A MoveOn.org button.  Wear any one of those items to vote in Minnesota, and a poll worker will likely ask you to remove it or cover it up.  More...

Even as markets shook, many investors held steady

NEWYORK (AP) — This month’s sell-off for stocks marked the first big test of investors’ mettle in years. And many ended up doing exactly what the experts were recommending: hold steady.  More...

Minnesota district drops 2 classic novels, cite racial slurs

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Two classic American novels will no longer be required reading in eastern Minnesota schools because they contain racial slurs.  More...

Sports

Derry Area advances nine wrestlers to regional

Cymmerman, DeLuca capture WPIAL titles

CANONSBURG — In becoming district champions, Dom DeLuca found redemption and Tyler Cymmerman found special motivation. More...

LV’s Patrick, Caldwell claim district wrestling titles, qualify for regional

ALTOONA— There has been a lot of talk within the Ligonier Valley wrestling program this season about Robby Patrick going after his fourth District 6 Class AA title. Patrick turned the talk into reality on Saturday night at Altoona Area High School. More...

’Cats steal the show

Greater Latrobe’s Bryce Butler steals the ball from Butler Area’s John Michalek and Ethan Morton, while teammate Reed Fenton looks on. More...

Lifestyles

Seton Hill Theatre to present ‘The Winter’s Tale’ Feb. 23-March 3

The Seton Hill University Theatre and Dance Program will present “The Winter’s Tale” by William Shakespeare Feb. 23 to March 3 in the William Granger Ryan Theatre, Performing Arts Center, 100 Harrison Ave., Greensburg. More...

Adams Memorial Library outlines March activities

Adams Memorial Library Adult Events Coordinator Laura Starzynski announced the following March activities at the 1112 Ligonier St., Latrobe, library:  ADULT EVENING CRAFTSPRING TULIP SHOVEL DECORATION  Thursday, March 8, 6 p.m.  More...

Church news

St. James, New Alexandria   St. James Parish, off routes 119 and 22, New Alexandria, reminds the public about the following:  LENTEN EVENINGS OF REFLECTION  Mondays, Feb. 19 and Feb. 26, will include:  6 to 7 p.m. More...

All ears?

Madeline Zacour, 3, of Mount Pleasant was ready to cheer on Greater Latrobe but couldn’t take all the noise at the GL-Butler Area boys’ basketball game Saturday at Fox Chapel. More...

Pennsylvania awaits first look at court’s congressional map

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Penn State students raise more than $10M in dance marathon

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Hundreds of hardy Penn State students have raised more than $10 million for pediatric cancer patients in the annual 46-hour dance marathon known as Thon.  More...

Local & State News

Woman found dead; man found critically injured

HAMBURG, Pa. More...

Cities pitching diversity in efforts to lure businesses

Some cities and regions are highlighting racial diversity along with positive business climates, competitive tax rates and available land in pitches to lure tech companies and high-paying jobs to town.  More...

Death penalty to be sought in murder of university student

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Prosecutors have announced their intention to seek the death penalty in the case of a man charged with killing a University of Pittsburgh student in her off-campus apartment last year.  More...

World News

Trump adviser: Russian meddling ‘incontrovertible’

MUNICH (AP) - President Donald Trump’s national security adviser said Saturday there was “incontrovertible” evidence of a Russian plot to disrupt the 2016 U.S. More...

Biden, in public and private, tiptoes toward a 2020 run

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Vice President Joe Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides. More...

Doping charge could hurt Russia’s chance at reinstatement

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - Russia could lose its chance to be reinstated before the end of the Winter Olympics because of a doping charge against curling bronze medalist Alexander Krushelnitsky.  More...

Health

How best to treat opioids’ youngest sufferers? No one knows

CHICAGO (AP) — Two babies, born 15 months apart to the same young woman overcoming opioid addiction. Two very different treatments.  More...

Senators want to bolster research of organic agriculture

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A pair of U.S. senators is introducing legislation designed to improve organic farming research.  More...

First blood test to help diagnose brain injuries gets US OK

CHICAGO (AP) — The first blood test to help doctors diagnose traumatic brain injuries has won U.S. government approval. More...

Entertainment

‘Black Panther’ blows away box office with $192M weekend

NEW YORK (AP) — A wave of feverish anticipation, fawning critical acclaim and groundbreaking cultural meaning pushed “Black Panther” to a record-setting $192 million debut in U.S. More...

Fergie’s NBA All-Star Game national anthem confuses, amuses

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fergie tried something different with her national anthem at the NBA All-Star Game, and not everybody was cheering. More...

‘Three Billboards’ wins, women make waves at UK film awards

LONDON (AP) — The ferocious female-led tragi-comedy “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” was the big winner at the British Academy Film Awards in London, where women demanding an end to harassment, abuse and inequality dominated the ceremony. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Girl charged with harassment at Unity Twp. Adelphoi facility  State police at Greensburg report a 15-year-old girl was charged with harassment after allegedly striking a 27-year-old Greensburg man during an incident at 5:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. More...

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