January 21, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

Take it easy . . .

The perfect way to forget about what the weather is doing is to divert your attention elsewhere. Retired coal miner Bill McCurdy did just that, reading a book on coal mines Saturday in the Pennsylvania Room of the Ligonier Valley Library. More...

General News

Man arrested, accused of making meth in car

An Indiana County man was arrested Friday after police allege he was driving through Indiana Borough while manufacturing methamphetamine in his vehicle.  More...

2-for-1: Total lunar eclipse comes with supermoon bonus

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. More...

Gladys Knight to sing national anthem at the Super Bowl

NEW YORK (AP) — Gladys Knight will sing “The Star- Spangled Banner” at this year’s Super Bowl.  The seven-time Grammy Award-winner says she’s proud to use her voice to “unite and represent our country” i More...

Sports

Biss adapting well to slight change in role in first season as starting point guard for Shippensburg

The last time Jake Biss scored 30 points in a basketball game was...well, actually, he’s not sure there was a last time — not even in high school as a three-year starter at Greater Latrobe.  More...

School where fans displayed Trump flag pulls out of MLK game

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota high school where fans displayed a President Donald Trump re-election flag has pulled out of a basketball invitational hosted by a Minneapolis school on Martin Luther King Jr. More...

Pitt’s Phillippi upsets No. 2-ranked collegiate wrestler in country

Former Derry Area High School wrestling standout Micky Phillippi was a bright spot during the No. 14-ranked University of Pittsburgh’s 36- 9 loss against No. 3 Oklahoma State. More...

Lifestyles

St. Vincent College 2019 planetarium show schedule gets underway

St. Vincent College's Herbert W. Boyer School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Computing Friday announced the winter and spring 2019 schedule for public shows at the Angelo J. More...

Leading voice in criminal justice reform to speak Wednesday at Pitt-Greensburg

The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg will present Shaka Senghor, a leading voice in criminal justice reform, on Wednesday, Jan. 23, in the Mary Lou Campana Chapel and Lecture Center (150 Finoli Drive, Hempfield Township). More...

Clarion University announces December graduates

These area students graduated from Clarion University of Pennsylvania during December 2018 commencement ceremonies, the Clarion campus reported Friday afternoon: LATROBE Claire Klanica, BSBA Management GREENSBURG Thomas Brown, BS Rehabilitative Scie More...

Snowfall projections fall flat, but frigid temperatures still a concern

While local snowfall totals in the Latrobe area over the weekend fell well short of the “probabilistic” National Weather Service (NWS) snow forecast of 6 inches, the frigid temperatures that accompanied the winter storm remain a concern. More...

Dwyer suicide among most infamous moments

HARRISBURG — Jan. 22 is one of the most infamous dates in modern Pennsylvania history. It was on Thursday, Jan 22, 1987, the late state Treasurer R. More...

Loose barges shut down multiple Pittsburgh bridges

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh officials say multiple bridges were closed after barges got loose and began floating down the Monongahela River.  The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation says five bridges were shut down early Monday morn More...

Police: Man fires into ground before camper standoff near Mammoth

MAMMOTH, Pa. More...

Local & State News

Restaurant gives big lift to Pa. small town

VENANGO, Pa. (AP) — In September 2016, Mark and Tracey Olenick were raising a family of four children near Lancaster. Mark Olenick, an electrical engineer and project manager, made pickled vegetables on the side. More...

Man who pleaded guilty to slaying gets parole

YORK, Pa. (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to stabbing his younger brother to death when they were teenagers two decades ago has been granted parole.  More...

Man gets up to 20 years in death of missing woman

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 10 to 20 years on a murder conviction in the disappearance a quarter-century ago of a woman whose body has never been found.  More...

World News

Bolton’s test: Massaging Trump tweets into foreign policy

WASHINGTON (AP) - In President Donald Trump’s Washington, matters of war and peace are decided in 280-character bursts. It’s up to John Bolton to massage them into a foreign policy. More...

Israel says its jets struck Iranian military sites in Syria

JERUSALEM (AP) - The Israeli military said its jets struck a series of Iranian military targets in Syria early Monday, an announcement that was a rare departure from Israel’s years-long policy of ambiguity regarding activities in neighboring wa More...

China’s 2018 economic growth sinks to 3-decade low

BEIJING (AP) - China’s economic growth hit a three-decade low in 2018, adding to pressure on Beijing to beef up stimulus measures and settle a tariff war with Washington.  Growth slowed to 6.6 percent from 2017’s 6.9 percent as both More...

Health

The best Rx for teens addicted to vaping? No one knows

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s top health authorities agree: Teen vaping is an epidemic that now affects some 3.6 million underage users of Juul and other e-cigarettes. More...

Less beef, more beans. Experts say world needs a new diet

NEW YORK (AP) — A hamburger a week, but no more — that’s about as much red meat people should eat to do what’s best for their health and the planet, according to a report seeking to overhaul the world’s diet.  Eggs More...

Maternal Hospital Stays involving Substance Use and Opioids

More and more babies in Pennsylvania are being born to women who use opioids and other drugs, according to a new research brief released by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4). More...

Entertainment

M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Glass’ is No. 1 with $40.6M debut

NEW YORK (AP) — M. Night Shyamalan scored his fifth No. 1 movie as the director’s “Glass,” while not quite the blockbuster some expected, nevertheless dominated Martin Luther King Jr. More...

‘Green Book’ takes top honor at Producers Guild Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. More...

Timberlake visits patients at Texas children’s hospital

DALLAS (AP) — Justin Timberlake has pulled some sunshine from his pocket for the patients at a Texas children’s hospital.  Timberlake took a break from his “Man of the Woods” tour to pop in and pose for pictures with the More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe man, Derry woman arrested on drug-related charges   More...

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