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Police bust meth operation in Burrell Twp. parking lot

State police responding to a report of a retail theft Saturday morning at the Walmart store in Burrell Township, Indiana County, discovered an alleged methamphetamine operation in the trunk of the suspects’ vehicle.  More...

General News

Poll: Most Americans oppose Trump’s foreign policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of Americans disapprove of the way President Donald Trump is handling U.S. More...

Treasury Dept. lifts sanctions against 3 Russian companies

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department on Sunday announced it was lifting sanctions on three companies connected to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska. More...

12 immigrant workers at Trump golf course fired, lawyer says

NEW YORK (AP) — A dozen immigrant workers at one of President Donald Trump’s golf clubs in New York who are in the U.S. More...

Editorial

Auschwitz survivors pay homage as world remembers Holocaust

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - The world marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Sunday amid a revival of hate-inspired violence and signs that younger generations know less and less about the genocide of Jews, Roma and others by Nazi Germany during More...

Sen. Kamala Harris says the powerful seek to divide America

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris said Sunday that those in power are trying to turn people against each other, which she says is “not our America.”  More...

Presidential standoff may worsen Venezuelans’ misery

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - The U.S. recognition of opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s interim president is being touted by the Trump administration as the only way to restore the country’s democracy. More...

Health

Detecting depression: Phone apps could monitor teen angst

Rising suicide rates and depression in U.S. teens and young adults have prompted researchers to ask a provocative question: Could the same devices that some people blame for contributing to tech-age angst also be used to detect it? More...

Measles outbreak grows in northwest US, 30 cases reported

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The number of confirmed measles cases near Portland grew to 30 on Friday — an outbreak boosted by lower-than-normal vaccination rates in what has been called an anti-vaccination U.S. “hot spot.”  More...

Timeline shows investigation of alleged pain meds overdosing

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Investigations are underway into allegations that a doctor working for an Ohio hospital system ordered inappropriately high doses of pain medication to dozens of patients.  More...

Lifestyles

Area students on Westmoreland County Community College fall dean’s list

Westmoreland County Community College Thursday afternoon released the names of students who have been named to the WCCC dean's list for attaining a minimum 3.5-3.99 QPA (quality-point average) for the fall 2018 semester. More...

ALA Unit 515 issues update on projects

Thomas B. Anderson Unit 515, American Legion Auxiliary, will conduct its next monthly meeting 12:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. More...

Ashland University dean’s list

Two area students were named to the fall 2018 dean’s list at Ashland University, the Ashland, Ohio, campus reported Friday.  Anna Orange of Latrobe, majoring in fashion merchandising, is a 2017 graduate of Greater Latrobe Senior High Schoo More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

No injuries reported in Bell Twp. hit-and-run crash   More...

Elderly Westmoreland County woman scammed out of more than $55,000

A man claiming to be a Publishers Clearing House executive scammed an 88-year-old Westmoreland County woman out of $45,000 in cash and thousands of dollars in gift cards, according to state police at Greensburg. More...

Closing of state’s nuclear power plants would bring lost jobs, environmental concerns

HARRISBURG — All Pennsylvania electric customers may be compelled to subsidize the state’s five nuclear power plants through monthly billing surcharges. More...

Local & State News

Special Derry Township VFC meeting Tuesday

Derry Township Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1 of Bradenville will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. More...

Antique show dealers see low prices, little youth interest

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Teen convicted of arranging parents’ slayings resentenced

BEAVER, Pa. (AP) — A man convicted as a teenager of hiring a pair of classmates to kill his parents in their western Pennsylvania home more than two decades ago could have a chance of parole beginning at age 76 following resentencing. More...

World News

Louisiana murder suspect caught at grandma’s Virginia home

GONZALES, La. (AP) - A 21-year-old man suspected of killing his parents and three other people - including a girl he was dating - was arrested Sunday when he drove up with a gun to his grandmother’s house in Virginia, a sheriff said.  More...

‘Weeeee!’ Some national parks open to visitors post-shutdown

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Park rangers were once again greeting visitors at some national parks across the United States and flight operations at major airports were returning to normal on Saturday, one day after a partial government shutdown came to an end More...

In Trump ally Stone’s case, Mueller finds crime in cover-up

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone may be accused of lying and tampering with witnesses, but it’s equally notable what he’s not charged with: colluding with the Kremlin in a grand conspiracy to help Trump win the preside More...

Sports

Greater Latrobe girls, boys finish in fourth place in WCCA swim meet

Several top-six performances led to a pair of top-five efforts from the Greater Latrobe boys and girls swimming and diving teams. More...

Kollar’s career high in points leads SVC women over Thiel

The St. Vincent College women’s basketball team earned a 94-74 road victory at Thiel to improve to 10-1 in the President’s Athletic Conference. More...

Reed’s three-pointer at buzzer lifts Bearcats past Thiel, 69-68

The St. Vincent College men’s basketball team collected a last-second, 69-68 Presidents’ Athletic Conference win over Thiel on Saturday. More...

Entertainment

‘Black Panther’ wins top honor at SAG Awards, ‘Maisel’ soars

NEW YORK (AP) — “Black Panther” took the top award at Sunday’s 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards, giving Ryan Coogler’s superhero sensation its most significant awards-season honor yet and potentially setting up Wakanda fo More...

‘Glass’ is No. 1 again, McConaughey’s ‘Serenity’ flops

NEW YORK (AP) — Matthew McConaughey notched one of the worst debuts of his career, Oscar nominees saw only modest bumps and M. Night Shyamalan’s “Glass” easily remained No. 1 on a quiet weekend in movie theaters. More...

Actor in Fox’s ‘Rent’ is injured and the show wasn’t live

NEWYORK (AP) — One of the stars of the live broadcast of the musical “Rent” on Fox was injured during a rehearsal Saturday, forcing the producers to use pre-recorded material Sunday night.  Brennin Hunt, who plays the role of r More...

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