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Volunteers needed for Latrobe Corridor Cleanup

More than 42,000 pounds of trash were disposed of in Westmoreland County during last year’s Great American Cleanup of PA. Latrobe volunteers are gearing up once again to participate in the annual event. More...

General News

$1.8M settlement proposed for teen hurt when fair ride broke

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A woman critically injured in a deadly ride accident at the Ohio State Fair would get nearly $1.8 million in a proposed settlement of her claims against the ride operator and companies that had inspected it.  More...

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma to speak at MIT about role of culture

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — World-famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma is set to give a lecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. More...

Colorado firefighters pluck baby foxes from storm drain

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. More...

Sports

Blairsville girls seek schools’ first-ever trip to state basketball championship game

Face Bellwood-Antis in PIAA semifinals at St. Francis College

The Blairsville girls’ basketball team stands one win away from the PIAA Class AA championship game, and with three other strong District 6 teams in the tournament, it only stands to reason that Blairsville would run into one it was very famili More...

GL’s Pletcher, Zavatsky among top six in nation at NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships

Former Greater Latrobe wrestling standouts Luke Pletcher and Zack Zavatsky both secured All-America status and finished among the top six in the country at their respective weight classes during the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships held last w More...

DA’s Rullo finishes state swim meet with second swim in 100 free

Derry Area standout sophomore Caleb Rullo and coach Jeff Kelly were happy with Friday’s first day of the PIAA Class AA Swimming Championships at Bucknell University in Lewisburg. Saturday’s second day was a bit of a struggle. More...

Ligonier Twp. interior decorator charged with stealing jewelry from customers

The owner of Ligonier Township interior decorating business Wallpapering by Jane was charged Friday with stealing more than $32,000 worth of jewelry from clients’ homes over the course of more than 15 years. More...

SVC criminology professor testifies in Harrisburg on school safety issues

Dr. Sarah Daly, assistant professor of criminology at St. More...

Local & State News

Democrats bore Lamb’s centrism, unified on other core issues

JEFFERSON HILLS, Pa. (AP) — To help explain Tuesday’s stunning special U.S. House election in southwestern Pennsylvania, look to Ed Karloski’s political preferences for how Democrat Conor Lamb seized the lead for a seat in a Republican stronghold. More...

Superintendent apologizes for airing school shooting audio

MOUNTAINTOP, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania school district that played audio clips of the Florida high school mass shooting during a tribute to victims has apologized.  More...

Truck driving groups sue over turnpike toll increases

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Several truck driving groups have filed a lawsuit against the Pennsylvania Turnpike and the state Department of Transportation over toll increases. More...

World News

Trump tweets revive chatter he’s preparing to fire Mueller

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is not considering firing the special counsel investigating Russian election interference, a top White House lawyer said, after a cascade of Trump tweets revived chatter that the deeply frustrated president ma More...

AP learns McCabe kept memos on Trump, documents with Mueller

WASHINGTON (AP) - Andrew McCabe, the onetime FBI deputy director long scorned by President Donald Trump and just fired by the attorney general, kept personal memos detailing interactions with the president that have been provided to the special couns More...

Another explosion injures 2 in Texas capital; cause unclear

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Two people were injured in another explosion in Texas’ capital Sunday night, and police are not ruling out a connection to the three previous explosions that detonated earlier this month elsewhere in the city. More...

Health

Fertility clinic failures leave families heartbroken

Many of them had already endured their share of heartache. Some had been trying for years to get pregnant, suffering through multiple miscarriages. Others had undergone cancer treatments that destroyed their fertility.  More...

Simple ways to avoid injury while gardening

(Metro) — During the winter, many people anxiously await the arrival of warm weather so they can get back outdoors. Gardening is one outdoor activity that attracts many a devotee.  More...

Report: Abortion is safe but barriers reduce quality of care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abortions in the U.S. are very safe but getting one without facing delays and false medical information depends on where women live, according to a broad examination of the nation’s abortion services.  More...

Entertainment

‘Black Panther’ reigns for 5th straight weekend

NEW YORK (AP) — Not since “Avatar” has a boxoffice hit had the kind of staying power of “Black Panther.” Ryan Coogler’s comic-book sensation on Sunday became the first film since James Cameron’s 2009 smash to top the weekend box office five straight More...

Barbra Streisand says no MeToo moment marred her life

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Barbra Streisand said she’s never suffered sexual harassment but has felt abused by the media. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Vehicle window broken in Mount Pleasant Township  State police at Greensburg report between 4 p.m. Thursday, March 15, and 7:45 a.m. More...

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