March 30, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Local man’s grandson making waves as professional surfer

Barron Mamiya was 3 years old when his father Barry put a life jacket on him, put him on a surfboard and pushed him out into the waves off the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. He loved it. The boy won his first surfing competition when he was 6. More...

General News

Trump’s VA pick draws concern over thin management record

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s selection of his White House doctor to run the massive Department of Veterans Affairs triggered concern Thursday among lawmakers and veterans groups about whether he has the experience to manage an agency pa More...

EPA’s Pruitt lived in DC condo connected to energy lobbyist

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency lived in a Capitol Hill condominium linked to a prominent Washington lobbyist whose firm represents a roster of fossil fuel companies. More...

Taiwan suspect in US school attack plot had ‘unusual ideas’

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — People who knew the 18-year-old Taiwanese exchange student charged in the U.S. with threatening to shoot up his school say he liked guns and flamethrowers and had dreams of a police career. More...

Sports

Hempfield Area hands Wildcats first baseball loss in nearly one full year

One big inning allowed visiting Hempfield Area to clip the Greater Latrobe baseball team, 4-2, during an exhibition game Thursday at Graham Sobota Field in GL’s athletic complex.  More...

Wildcats roll to lopsided track wins against P-T

The Greater Latrobe boys’ and girls’ track and field teams rolled to a lopsided season-opening victories against Penn-Trafford on Thursday in a WPIAL Section 1-AAA meet.  The Greater Latrobe girls won 13 events during a 113- 37 rout More...

Pirates’ opener postponed to today

DETROIT (AP) — The season opener between the Detroit Tigers and Pittsburgh Pirates was postponed Thursday because of bad weather. The game was pushed back to today. More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

St. Vincent College inducts 10 students into foreign language honor society

St. Vincent College has inducted 10 new members into the Phi Sigma Iota International Foreign Language Honor Society.  More...

Joan Chambers Concert Series to present Layali Al-Sham, noted Middle Eastern Music Ensemble

Layali Al-Sham’s visit to the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg will provide local music aficionados the opportunity to experience the performance of diverse styles of Arab music in the intimate setting of the Mary Lou Campana Chapel and L More...

Carnegie Science Center collecting LEGO bricks for builder activities

Spring has sprung, and the season of new beginnings will no doubt motivate many families in the Pittsburgh region to do a little sprucing up around the house, especially in their children’s toy rooms or in storage areas. More...

K-9 Diesel retired, to be returned to former handler

A former canine officer that sparked a custody battle between the county commissioners and the sheriff’s office will be home for Easter. More...

Orthodox church welcomes community for free Easter dinner

Members of St. Stephen Orthodox Church in Lawson Heights have invited the community to a free Easter dinner on Sunday, April 1. More...

Westmoreland County Drug Court honors graduates

It was graduation day Thursday at the Westmoreland County Courthouse. More...

Local & State News

GoFundMe page started for sheriff’s defense fund

A local businessman has started an online fundraiser to help raise funds for Westmoreland County Sheriff Jonathan Held. More...

Catholic Charities awards poverty relief grants

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg recently awarded poverty relief grants totaling $42,000 to nine organizations that serve people in need.  Westmoreland County recipients include:  More...

AAA: Passport fees to increase April 2

As a busy summer travel season approaches, AAA East Central is reminding travelers that a necessity for their trip is about to get more expensive. More...

World News

US military: Syria bomb kills 2 coalition troops, wounds 5

KOBANI, Syria (AP) - The U.S. military said Friday that two coalition personnel have been killed and five were wounded by a roadside bombing in Syria in a rare such attack since the U.S-led coalition sent troops into the war-torn country.  More...

Brother of unarmed man killed by police redirects protests

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Brake failure, a blown tire? Search for clues in SUV wreck

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Brake failure, a blown tire and factors such as the weather and road condition are among the factors that will be looked at by investigators trying to determine what caused an SUV carrying a Washington state family to plunge off More...

Education

GLSHS honors students

Greater Latrobe Senior High School recently honored seven students at the March Breakfast of Champions, including: Nathan Stephenson (who was honored by math teacher William Showalter), Abigail Blycheck (science teacher Jamie Morrison), Joseph Hill ( More...

DAMS Students of Month

Derry Area Middle School recently recognized its Star Students of the Month for February, including Ashley Baker (grade 7), Makenzie Eades (grade 8), Jaden Iscrupe (grade 8), Maddox Bush (grade 6), Emily Berkhimer (grade 6) and Alli Johnston (grade 7 More...

GL on ‘Hometown High Q’

Three Greater Latrobe Senior High School students recently participated in KDKA-TV’s “Hometown High Q.” Their episode will air at 11 a.m. April 7 and 11:30 a.m. April 14. More...

Entertainment

For live ‘Jesus Christ Superstar,’ NBC turns to a Legend

NEW YORK (AP) — Most Easter Sundays, you can find John Legend at home, helping cook a big dinner for family and friends. Except this Easter. He’ll be a little busy — being Jesus Christ in front of millions.  More...

Barr, President Trump revel together in ‘Roseanne’ success

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Roseanne Barr is reveling in Donald Trump’s support for her returning sitcom’s impressive debut, which the president says was a cultural and political breakthrough. More...

Some advertisers drop Laura Ingraham after Parkland comments

MIAMI (AP) — Some big-name advertisers are dropping Fox News personality Laura Ingraham after she criticized one of the Florida school shooting survivors on social media. More...

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