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Congressional map raises Democrats’ hopes; legal test ahead

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

General News

Few states let courts take guns from people deemed a threat

SACRAMENTO, Calif. More...

New York City rape case prompts calls to close police sex loophole

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The 18-year-old woman was driving with two friends near Coney Island in September when the two plainclothes detectives pulled her over and found marijuana. More...

GOP director takes sole responsibility for anonymous website

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Republican Party’s executive director told a state ethics commission that he alone was responsible for running an anonymous website that published articles Democrats said slandered their unsuccessful local More...

Editorial

Don’t let guard down with teens, e-cigarettes

It’s the most comprehensive report yet on nicotine-containing e-cigarettes. Comprehensive, but hardly conclusive. More...

Too late to bed, too early to rise: District officials need to seriously consider later start times for teens

GUEST EDITORIAL

Penn State researchers are far from the only ones who have found that later high school start times would better serve the adolescent internal clock. More...

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Lifestyles

St. Vincent Mock Trial Team earns three wins & three awards in Texas

St. Vincent College Mock Trial Team traveled to Austin College in Sherman, Texas, for an invitational tournament, the Kangaroo Brawl, with 12 competing colleges and won three decisions and three witness awards on Jan. 20 and 21.  More...

Campus Corner

WANT Job, Career Expo Wednesday

The annual Westmoreland Assists Native Talent (WANT) Job and Career Expo will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. More...

Events of Area Interest

FEMC’s February recital Friday The Friday Evening Music Club of the Greensburg area announced its February recital will be held 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, at the First United Methodist Church, 15 E. Second St., Greensburg. More...

Entertainment

As ‘Black Panther’ shows, inclusion pays at the box office

NEW YORK (AP) — A lavish, headline-grabbing premiere. Lightning word-of-mouth stoked by glowing reviews. Packed movie theaters with sold-out shows, long lines and fans decked out as characters from the film.  More...

Drake touts giveaways, urges fans to do something nice, too

NEW YORK (AP) — Drake wants to spread the love, and he’s challenging his fans to do the same.  The new video for the rap star’s single, “God’s Plan,” announces upfront that Drake gave away the $996,631 budget More...

Letitia Wright steals show in ‘Black Panther’ breakout role

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Letitia Wright still can’t believe she made the “Black Panther” poster. More...

Fred Rogers, America’s favorite neighbor, celebrated in 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s been 50 years since Latrobe, Pa.’s Fred Rogers first appeared on TV screens, a gentle and avuncular man who warbled “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” as he changed into a cardigan and sneakers. More...

Controversial Unity Twp. cell tower blocked by state court

Unity Township residents concerned over potential safety and health issues posed by a proposed Verizon Wireless cellular antenna on Pershing Park property got another win in their legal fight against the company Friday. More...

Dog rescued after being hit by train

Hallie Edwards of Hempfield Township left her two dogs on her mother’s farm in Derry Township when she went away for a few days at the end of January. More...

Local & State News

Candidates in Pennsylvania House race oppose weapons ban

PITTSBURGH (AP) — In the year’s first congressional race, Republican and Democratic candidates in suburban Pittsburgh said Monday they oppose banning weapons like the semi-automatic rifle used in Florida last week to kill 17 students and More...

Rescuers train at park for winter water mishaps

APOLLO, Pa. More...

Couple loses home in mudslide in Johnstown

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. More...

World News

Funerals: Grieving teens, raw emotions after school shooting

PARKLAND, Fla. More...

School shooting puts pressure on Florida lawmakers to act

PARKLAND, Fla. More...

Trump focus on mental health after school shooting denounced

(AP) — Frustration is mounting in the medical community as the Trump administration again points to mental illness in response to yet another mass shooting.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:  Unless you or someone you know has a bleeding disorder, you might not realize just how challenging it can be to receive appropriate care. More...

Sports

GL’s Pandini signs with Penn State-Altoona

Greater Latrobe’s Mirko Pandini (seated left) has signed a letter of intent to continue his volleyball career at Penn State-Altoona, He plans to major in athletic training. More...

P-T beats IceCats, 8-5, to end PIHL regular season

One game after clinching the PIHL Class AA South/East championship, the Greater Latrobe hockey team was blitzed by Penn-Trafford. More...

Rams carry 13-game win streak into district playoffs against Penns Valley

It took awhile for the Ligonier Valley boys’ basketball team to get going this season. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Blairsville woman taken to hospital after Burrell Township crash   More...

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