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Roaring Twenties Gala fundraiser to support Brandon J. Boyd Memorial Fund

Don your sequins, fringe and pinstriped suits and prepare to abolish prohibition during the Roaring Twenties Gala. More...

General News

CDC to review Ohio county’s recent spate of youth suicides

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Health officials dealing with a spate of youth suicides in a northeastern Ohio county are getting help from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  More...

Buffett son criticizes President Donald Trump’s border wall

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett’s oldest son usually focuses on finding ways for his foundation to help farmers in the developing world or get the most out of the crops he’s growing in Illinois.  More...

Kentucky couple plans to remarry half century after divorce

LEXINGTON, Ky. More...

Sports

Lady ’Cats hope to re-claim section softball bragging rights from Hempfield Area

Is this the year the pendulum that is WPIAL Class 6A Section 1 girls’ softball swings back to Greater Latrobe?  “That’s what we’re hoping for. More...

Pens inability to score on power play allows Capitals to capture division

PITTSBURGH — The bad blood spans nearly 30 years between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals. More...

St. Joseph’s Marz accepts courage award with Hill’s parents

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Avery Marz had just returned from her latest rehab session during her recovery from a stroke. More...

Lifestyles

St. Vincent Campus Ministry sponsors 34th annual Sports Friendship Day

On March 25, St. More...

Cobetto lecture April 5 at UPG to spotlight panel discussion about sexual misconduct

“Sexual Misconduct: Perspectives on the Problem, Possibilities for Resolution” is the topic of this year’s Dr. Bernard Cobetto Lecture, to be held Thursday, April 5, at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg (Finoli Drive, Hempfield Township). More...

Events of Area Interest

Woodcock walk April 7   Rachael Mahony, environmental education specialist, Pennsylvania DCNR, Bureau of Forestry, Forbes State Forest, Laughlintown, invites the public to join state forest and park staff for a woodcock walk 7 p.m. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Woman possibly injured in Derry Township crash   More...

St. Vincent College lecture focuses on social media

It’s a familiar scene when different generations gather: Young people have their heads down and their fingers on their cell phones, appearing to shut out the people around them. More...

Outdoor Divine Mercy Sunday April 8

The Diocese of Greensburg will hosts its third annual celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 8, in St. Clair Park, downtown Greensburg. Bishop Edward C. More...

Local & State News

Some tornado victims struggle with uninhabitable homes

UNIONTOWN, Pa. More...

Philly-area school won’t be renamed after alum who donated $25 million

ABINGTON, Pa. (AP) — A Philadelphia-area high school won’t be renamed after an alumnus who made a $25 million donation after all.  More...

Two shootings in Pittsburgh neighborhood kill 1, wound 1

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police are investigating two shootings in the same Pittsburgh neighborhood on Easter Sunday that killed one man and critically wounded another.  Public safety department spokeswoman Alicia George says a 20- year-old man w More...

World News

Melania Trump escapes glare of affair headlines in Florida

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. More...

AP fact check: Trump departs from reality on wall, Amazon

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump hailed the start of his long-sought U.S.-Mexico border wall this past week, proudly tweeting photos of the “WALL!” Actually, no new work got underway. More...

Trump’s talk of a Syria pullout nothing new

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump’s unscripted remark this week about pulling out of Syria “very soon,” while at odds with his own policy, was not a one-off: For weeks, top advisers have been fretting about an overly hasty wi More...

Health

Simple ways to help kids eat healthy

(Metro) — Childhood obesity is a problem in many parts of the world, including the United States and Canada. The 2015-2016 National Health and Nutritional Evaluation Survey from the U.S. More...

Strategies to get kids to exercise

(Metro) — Exercise is an important component of a healthy lifestyle. That's not just true for adults, but for children and teenagers as well. More...

Easy ways to help children develop self-esteem

(Metro) — Confident children can grow up to become confident adults who are in better positions to reach their potential and find success. Parents can help their children build self-esteem that can benefit them throughout their lives. More...

Entertainment

Steven Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One’ tops holiday box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steven Spielberg has found his way back to the top of the box office with the action-adventure “Ready Player One,” while Tyler Perry has scored again with “Acrimony.” More...

Taylor Swift makes surprise appearance at Tennessee cafe

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Taylor Swift returned to her country roots during a surprise appearance at Nashville’s famed Bluebird Cafe.  The Tennessean reports Swift joined songwriter Craig Wiseman on stage Saturday night. More...

Ted Nugent: Parkland teens attacking the NRA have ‘no soul’

(AP) — Rocker Ted Nugent says the Florida students calling for gun control have “no soul” and are “mushy brained children.” The 69-year-old made the comments Friday while defending the National Rifle Association as a guest on the Joe Pags show, a nat More...

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