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SVC series on spirituality, aging continues March 21

St. Vincent College School of Social Sciences, Communication and Education will continue its 16th series of talks on Spirituality and Aging at 3 p.m. March 21 at the Fred. M. Rogers Center on campus. More...

General News

Bread to brew: Maine friars closing bakery to open tap room

BUCKSPORT, Maine (AP) — Two Maine friars say they are closing down their iconic bakery to open up a brewery.  More...

Nondrinker wrongly charged with DUI gets nearly $1M from NYC

NEWYORK (AP) — Aman who doesn’t drink but was arrested on an impaired driving charge has settled his lawsuit against New York City for nearly $1 million.  According to the Daily News , Oliver Wiggins says he was charged in a cover-up More...

Man sentenced for illegally transporting protected snakes

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A man who illegally collected endangered snakes and shipped them to his Connecticut home has been sentenced to three years’ probation.  More...

Sports

Greater Latrobe’s Sherback, Willochell qualify for state wrestling tournament

CANONSBURG — Brady Sherback waited four years, and Gabe Willochell two. But the two Greater Latrobe wrestlers finally earned their spot in the most prestigious high school tournament in the state. More...

Damon Rause steps down as DA boys’ basketball coach

Cites personal reasons after eight seasons

Eight years ago, Derry Area graduate Damon Rause applied for the daunting task of taking over a struggling boys’ basketball program.  The former three-sport standout athlete at DA who also starred on the football field at Washington and Je More...

GL’s Pletcher, Zavatsky finish second, help win Big Ten, ACC titles, respectively

Former Greater Latrobe standouts Luke Pletcher and Zack Zavatsky may have placed second, but they both helped their respective Ohio State and Virginia Tech wrestling teams capture the Big Ten and ACC Wrestling Championships this weekend. More...

Lifestyles

St. Vincent alumna writes young adult novel, ‘Brooding YA Hero...’

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Rebooted

‘Taking A Dive’

There isn’t a whole lot that scares me anymore, at least as far as adventure sports go. I’m terrified of awful eventualities like losing loved ones, but not of the type of activities typically seen in Mountain Dew commercials.  More...

Events of Area Interest

WMAA: Pop Up Studio registration due today   Westmoreland Museum of American Art, 221 N. Main St., Greensburg, will host its next Pop-Up Studio — “Mono a Mono” — 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, at the museum.  More...

House races are in full swing, but layered with uncertainty

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s congressional races are in full swing, while Republicans are waging legal battles in federal courts in an effort to block a new map of 18 districts imposed by the state Supreme Court. More...

Two Indiana County men killed in separate domestic violence incidents

Two Indiana County men were killed violently in separate domestic incidents Saturday morning, according to state police.  Troopers responded to a report of a burglary in progress and protection from abuse order violation at 1344 Hill Drive in Bu More...

School districts cancel classes, citing online threats

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Two Pennsylvania school districts have canceled classes due to threats made on social media.  The Apollo-Ridge School District announced on its school website Sunday it had learned of a threat sent to a student on social More...

Local & State News

Global school security measures vary, but no arming teachers

The United States is in the midst of a national debate over school security after the mass shooting at a Florida school.  To President Donald Trump and some gun supporters, the solution is to put more guns in the hands of trained school staff &m More...

Findings on rape kit backlog show decrease, areas for improvement

The Legislative Budget and Finance Committee has released its findings on the “rape kit backlog” in Pennsylvania and provided recommendations to improve sexual assault evidence collection, preservation and storage, testing and victim noti More...

Blaze near Pittsburgh kills 1, injures 1

CARNEGIE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a fire in an apartment building near Pittsburgh killed one person and injured another.  More...

World News

Florida lawmakers debate school-safety bill in rare session

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. More...

Virginia student’s murder sparks bid to expand DNA databank

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Before Jesse Matthew killed 18- year-old University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, authorities say he left a trail of DNA evidence linking him to a 2005 rape and the 2009 slaying of another female student.  More...

Police ID Alabama man who killed himself near White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities have identified the man who fatally shot himself in front of the White House.  Police say it was 26-year-old Cameron Ross Burgess, recently of Maylene, Alabama, who approached the fence along the north side of More...

Health

Judge weighs science behind Monsanto Roundup cancer claim

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Claims that the active ingredient in the widely used weed killer Roundup can cause cancer have been evaluated by international agencies, U.S. and foreign regulators and the product’s manufacturer — agribusiness giant Monsanto. More...

Free Penn State Extension Everybody Walks PA program to run April 2-May 27

Penn State Extension will be taking Everybody Walks PA program participants on a virtual walk for the fifth year — this time learning about and enjoying the 67 counties of Pennsylvania.  Participants will learn about the counties’ h More...

States mull ‘sanctuary’ status for marijuana businesses

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Some states that have legalized cannabis are taking a cue from the fight over immigration and considering providing so-called sanctuary status for licensed marijuana businesses. More...

Entertainment

‘Shape of Water’ triumphs at an Oscars awash in change

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Against all odds, love won out at the 90th Academy Awards. More...

‘Black Panther’ is box-office king for third straight week

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wakanda’s reign shows no signs of waning. More...

‘Get Out’ wins for best film, director at Spirit Awards

SANTA MONICA, Calif. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

No injuries reported in Unity Township crash  State police at Greensburg report no one was injured when a 2006 Lincoln Town Car turning right from Route 30 East onto St. More...

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