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GLSD officials have plan to allow students to honor Florida shooting victims

Greater Latrobe officials said Tuesday that there is a plan that allows students to honor victims of the Feb. More...

Choral society performs concert on Friday

Westmoreland Choral Society on Friday will present a selection of sacred music in its concert “Darkness & Light: Music For the Soul,” a Lenten season performance that will feature narration by John Carosella.  More...

Allegheny Co. men charged after Mount Pleasant drug bust

A month-long investigation by Mount Pleasant Borough police culminated in the arrest of three Allegheny County men accused of multiple drug offenses and the seizure of marijuana, heroin and crack cocaine. More...

TSA Pre Check back at Palmer airport next week

The Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) PreCheck program is returning to Arnold Palmer Regional Airport next week. More...

General News

Man gives wife kidney for 23rd anniversary

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — For their 23rd wedding anniversary, Cesar Calle gave his wife Monica a kidney.  The couple from Weston, Florida, spoke to reporters Tuesday about their Feb. 19 surgeries at Memorial Regional Hospital. More...

Texas man arrested after Arizona police dog sniffs out drugs

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities in Arizona say a police dog sniffed out bags and boxes containing nearly 50 pounds of cocaine and over 27 pounds of marijuana inside a BMW driven by a 20-year-old Texas man. More...

Stephen Hawking’s cosmic brilliance: ‘His laboratory was the universe’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Everyone knew of Stephen Hawking’s cosmic brilliance, but few could comprehend it. Not even top-notch astronomers.  More...

Sports

Livingston ends 53-year career as coach, statistician with DA wrestling program

Derry Area’s wrestling program has been around for 53 years, and Bill “Doc” Livingston, the founding father of the program, has been involved the entire time as a head coach and statistician.  However, he has decided to retire More...

Lady Bobcats beat Vincentian to reach state quarterfinals

KITTANNING — The Blairsville girls’ basketball team didn’t have to be perfect Tuesday and the Lady Bobcats certainly weren’t.  But they were close enough in a 41-36 victory against WPIAL champion Vincentian Academy in Tue More...

NCAA men’s basketball tourney

By The Associated Press NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament All Times EDT FIRST FOUR At UD Arena  More...

Lifestyles

Cherry blossoms, tulips and lilacs: Flower festival time

We’re coming up on cherry blossom festivals, tulip time and lilac season. Here’s a look at some of the places that celebrate spring flowers with festivals and other events.  TULIP TIME   More...

KAROLAND JAMES BROWN St. Vincent LEARN Speakers Series continues March 15, 19, 20

St. Vincent College’s LEARN (Listen, Evaluate, Analyze, Reflect, Navigate) Speakers Series will host three more programs 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15; Monday, March 19, and Tuesday, March 20, in the Fred M. More...

Express Clydesdales to visit The Children’s Home Thursday; proceeds to benefit the home

Express Employment Professionals Pittsburgh West will host the world-renowned Express Employment Professionals Clydesdales 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Latrobe Elementary School construction project picking up steam

The Greater Latrobe School District’s new Latrobe Elementary School building project is picking up steam now that the weather is starting to break.  George Dickerson of Foreman Group and Axis Architecture’s Hank Tkacik briefed the sc More...

County favors Saccone over Lamb in special election

While Democrat Conor Lamb declared victory early today for Pennsylvania’s open 18th Congressional District seat, Westmoreland County voters cast their lot for Republican state Rep. Rick Saccone, according to unofficial election results.  More...

Too close to call but Conor Lamb claims win in Pennsylvania

MT. LEBANON, Pa. More...

Airport to install new passenger loading bridge

The Westmoreland County Airport Authority on Tuesday approved the installation of a new passenger loading bridge at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport.  Authority engineer Scott Kunselman of GAI Consultants said the project will be advertised for bi More...

Checking out ‘Annie’

Preparing for their roles in the Greater Latrobe Senior High School musical, “Annie,” are Anna Soisson and Tate McElhaney. Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. More...

Local & State News

House votes to trim Legislature, but bill’s fate is unclear

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

SVC Math Club to celebrate Pi Day today, March 14

Joining many people around the world, St. Vincent College students will be celebrating all things “pi” today, March 14.  More...

Citizens Fiber upgrades user experience with MobiTV Connect

MAMMOTH, Pa. & EMERYVILLE, Calif. More...

World News

Cabinet chaos: Trump’s team battles scandal, irrelevance

NEW YORK (AP) - One Cabinet member was grilled by Congress about alleged misuse of taxpayer funds for private flights. Another faced an extraordinary revolt within his own department amid a swirling ethics scandal. More...

Pick for top diplomat seen as tight with the president

WASHINGTON (AP) - Mike Pompeo’s hawkish instincts may seem at odds with traditional diplomatic norms.  More...

Disney World trip ends in horrific crash for Texas high school students

LOXLEY, Ala. (AP) — One minute members of the Texas high school band were sleeping soundly on an early morning bus trip home from a much-anticipated trip to a music festival at Disney World. More...

Health

‘Chosen families’ gain legal recognition in sick-leave laws

NEW YORK (AP) — Yee Won Chong had just been diagnosed with cancer. His relatives were half a world away in Malaysia and couldn’t care for him. So he turned to the friends he considers his “chosen family.”  More...

Barbershop study trimmed black men’s hair and blood pressure

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Trim your hair, your beard, your blood pressure? Black men reduced one of their biggest medical risks through a novel project that shows the power of familiar faces and trusted places to improve health.  More...

Pa. Department of Drug and Alcohol programs: Analysis shows decline in youth alcohol use

The Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs this week released a 2017 report by the State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup examining alcohol availability and use among Pennsylvania youth. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe man arrested for suspicion of DUI   More...

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