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SVC’s Kromka nets 1,000

St. Vincent College’s Tom Kromka (right) is presented with a basketball for eclipsing 1,000 career points during Saturday’s Presidents’ Athletic Conference game. More...

Justin Walsh announces candidacy for Westmoreland common pleas judge

State Rep. Justin Walsh has announced his candidacy for judge of the court of common pleas in Westmoreland County. More...

General News

Trump claims Japan’s PM nominated him for Nobel Peace Prize

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump claimed Friday that Japan’s prime minister had nominated him for a Nobel Peace Prize for opening a dialogue with North Korea.  Trump also complained about President Barack Obama’s Nobel More...

USS Tulsa commissioned as US Navy’s newest warship

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A vessel that bears the name of Oklahoma’s second-largest city has been commissioned as the newest warship in the U.S. Navy’s fleet.  More...

Shanahan says he hasn’t determined amount for border wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — The acting secretary of defense said Saturday he has not yet determined how much money he will redirect to President Donald Trump’s border wall project.  Pat Shanahan, who has been leading the Pentagon since Jim Mat More...

Sports

DA’s DeLuca, Cymmerman capture second WPIAL mat titles

Trojans qualify five wrestlers for PIAA Class AA Southwest Regional

CANONSBURG — Talk about your tough weight classes. Ty Cymmerman probably had to blink hard when he was going over his weight class for the WPIAL Class AA Championships at Canon- McMillan High School over the weekend. More...

Kromka eclipses 1,000 career points in Bearcats’ victory over Chatham

Not only did the St. Vincent College men’s basketball team win on its Senior Day, but senior forward Tom Kromka also notched his 1,000th collegiate point. More...

Bearcats grab No. 1 seed for PAC men’s playoffs

Four-time league champion St. More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

USC Aiken president’s list Breanna Florido of Pleasant Unity was named to the University of South Carolina Aiken president’s list for fall 2018, the Aiken campus announced Friday afternoon. More...

PGAA accepting nominations for its 2019 awards

The Pitt-Greensburg Alumni Association PGAA is accepting nominations through July 8 for its three annual awards. More...

Adams Memorial, Caldwell Memorial libraries list activities

Adams Memorial Library Programming Coordinator Laura Starzynski announced these March activities for Adams Memorial and Caldwell Memorial libraries:   More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Man arrested for trespassing on Catherine Street in Latrobe   More...

Mock wedding reception raised funds for animal shelter

The bride wore a floor-length, layered taffeta gown trimmed in lace and a veil highlighted with a satin bow. The groom wore a black silk top hat and they both wore red collars, but their leashes didn’t match.  More...

School threat system fields thousands of tips in first month

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Cow found speared to death in Hempfield

State police at Greensburg are seeking suspects after a New Alexandria man’s cow was found impaled in a Hempfield Township pasture.  More...

Local & State News

USW Local 1537 to hold meetings

Local Union 1537 United Steelworkers and its units will hold their monthly meetings on Thursday, Feb. 21, at Huber Hall in Latrobe.  Unit 1551 will hold its meeting at 4 p.m., with the Local Union 1537 meeting to begin at 4:30 p.m. More...

Uncertainty shadows Pennsylvania’s debate over nuclear power

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Four decades after Three Mile Island became shorthand for America’s worst commercial nuclear power accident, financial rescues of nuclear power plants are stirring the highest levels of government.  More...

Hundreds taking part in annual Penn State dance marathon

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. More...

World News

Potential privacy lapse found in Americans’ 2010 census data

WASHINGTON (AP) - An internal team at the Census Bureau found that basic personal information collected from more than 100 million Americans during the 2010 head count could be reconstructed from obscured data, but with lots of mistakes, a top agency More...

Lee Radziwill, stylish sister of Jackie Kennedy, dies at 85

NEWYORK (AP) — Lee Radziwill, the stylish jet setter and socialite who made friends worldwide even as she bonded and competed with her older sister Jacqueline Kennedy, has died. She was 85.  More...

Patrick Caddell, pollster to Jimmy Carter, dead at 68

WASHINGTON (AP) — A colleague of Patrick Caddell says the pollster who helped propel Jimmy Carter in his longshot bid to win the presidency has died. He was 68.  More...

Health

Researchers find clues that depression may speed brain aging

WASHINGTON (AP) — Memory and thinking skills naturally slow with age but now scientists are peeking inside living brains to tell if depression might worsen that decline — and finding some worrisome clues.  More...

Counseling urged to prevent depression in at-risk new moms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Doctors already are supposed to screen new mothers for depression, to find those who need prompt care. Now they’re also being urged to identify women at risk — because counseling could prevent depression from setting in. More...

Year in space put US astronaut’s disease defenses on alert

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly a year in space put astronaut Scott Kelly’s immune system on high alert and changed the activity of some of his genes compared to his Earth-bound identical twin, researchers said Friday. More...

Entertainment

‘Alita: Battle Angel’ leads a slow Presidents Day box office weekend

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The sci-fi fantasy “Alita: Battle Angel” topped the charts and beat out a number of newcomers including the meta romantic comedy “Isn’t It Romantic” and the horror sequel “Happy Death Day 2 More...

Actor William Shatner debuts country songs at Grand Ole Opry

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Actor William Shatner boldly went where no “Star Trek” captain has gone before when he took the stage for the first time for the Grand Ole Opry radio show to sing from his new album of country songs. More...

Chicago police seek follow-up interview with Jussie Smollett

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police said Sunday they’re still seeking a follow-up interview with Jussie Smollett after receiving new information that “shifted” their investigation of a reported attack on the “Empire” actor. More...

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