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Norvelt VFD named best fish fry in Westmoreland County

There are two weeks left to catch the best fish fry in Westmoreland County.  More...

Man arrested, 12 more cited after ‘out of control’ Latrobe liquor party

A rowdy party on the 300 block of Spring Street in Latrobe on St. Patrick’s Day ended early for a 22-year-old Duncansville man accused of public drunkenness, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and vandalism.  More...

General News

SVC series on spirituality, aging postponed to March 28

St. Vincent College School of Social Sciences, Communication and Education has postponed the second presentation in its 16th series of talks on Spirituality and Aging to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, at the Fred M. More...

Supreme Court questions crisis pregnancy center law

WASHINGTON (AP) - A skeptical Supreme Court took aim Tuesday at a California law that forces anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers to provide information about abortion.  A ruling striking down the law could doom similar laws in Hawaii and Illi More...

‘Take the baby’: Thief hands clerk infant left in stolen car

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A man suspected of stealing a vehicle that was left running with a sleeping baby inside made a quick stop at a nearby gas station, where he left the infant in its car seat with a clerk, saying “Take the baby! More...

Sports

Steelers sign Burnett to three-year deal

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers value versatility in their defensive backs. More...

LV’s Peters, Neiderhiser, Sheeder sign to play college football

Three Ligonier Valley football standouts are set for the future.  Cole Peters, Jacob Neiderhiser and Aaron Sheeder all signed recently to play football in college. More...

Barzal, Pelech lead Islanders to 4-1 victory against Penguins

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Islanders had fun again Tuesday night. Getting just their second win in the last month and beating the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions will do that.  More...

Lifestyles

SVC’s new John Deely/Jacques Maritain Lecture Series opens April 14

Dr. John Hittinger of the University of St. Thomas will be the first speaker in the newly created John Deely/Jacques Maritain Lecture Series at St. Vincent College 7 p.m. More...

Oak Grove Art Club slates April exhibit at garden/civic center

From April 3 to 25, paintings and other works of art produced by members of the Oak Grove Art Club will be on display in the lobby and halls of Greensburg Garden and Civic Center, 951 Old Salem Road.  More...

Church news

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GL board approves financing step in PlanCon process to state

The Greater Latrobe School Board on Tuesday approved the preparation and submittal of PlanCon Part H to the Pennsylvania Department of Education. More...

Spring snowfall brings school cancellations, slushy roads

While Tuesday marked the first day of spring, Mother Nature apparently didn’t get the memo.  A slushy snowfall resulted in numerous accidents and school closures today in Westmoreland County.  More...

Latrobe MA approves general insurance renewal

The Latrobe Municipal Authority Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve renewing its general insurance policy with Kattan-Ferretti Insurance Co. More...

GOP lawmakers seek to impeach judges over congressional map

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Twelve Republican state legislators in Pennsylvania have signed on to resolutions introduced Tuesday that seek to impeach four Democratic justices on the state Supreme Court over rulings in a congressional redistricting case. More...

Local & State News

Family blames doctor for child’s disfiguration

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Texas family is claiming in a medical malpractice case that a Pennsylvania doctor’s decision to use a head wrap on their premature baby left the child with permanent head scarring.  More...

Cosby lawyers: No T-shirts, flowers or slogans at retrial

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby’s lawyers want Tshirts, buttons and other slogan-filled items banned from his upcoming sexual assault retrial after some accusers were seen with them in the audience at his first trial.  More...

Bar owner says US student not drunk before disappearance

HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) — A Bermuda bar owner says a Pennsylvania student did not appear to be drunk before he disappeared. More...

World News

Homeland officials to talk election security

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senators are expected to press Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on the department’s efforts to secure state election systems as the Senate Intelligence Committee launches an effort to safeguard against foreign medd More...

Trump congratulates Putin, gets backtalk from Republicans

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump called Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday to congratulate him on his re-election, drawing bruising criticism from members of his own party, including a leading senator who scorned the election as a &l More...

Allegations from women in his past shadow Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) - The chorus of women from President Donald Trump’s past is getting louder. More...

Health

Russia: Asking permission before taking organs is ‘inhumane’

At least two lawsuits filed at a top European court claim Russia violated Europe’s Human Rights Convention by removing organs from the recently dead without telling relatives.  Russia’s response: Asking relatives’ permission wo More...

US regulators renew scrutiny of menthol, tobacco flavors

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials are taking a closer look at flavors in tobacco products that appeal to young people, particularly menthol-flavored cigarettes, which have escaped regulation despite nearly a decade of government scruti More...

Study finds obesity robs the tongue of taste buds in mice

WASHINGTON (AP) — Packing on pounds seems to dull people’s sense of taste, and puzzled researchers turned to mice to figure out why: Obesity, they found, can rob the tongue of taste buds.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe pair arrested on drug charges   More...

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