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New online system improves application process for state, county jobs

Individuals applying for state and county civil service positions in Pennsylvania will now be able use an upgraded online application process instead of traveling to a regional center to take an exam. More...

March for Parks at Twin Lakes set for March 30

Twin Lakes Park, located in Hempfield and Unity townships, will hold a March for Parks event March 30 at the park’s Nature Center. More...

General News

Babe Ruth’s last surviving daughter succumbs at 102

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US Olympic cyclist Kelly Catlin found dead in her home at 23

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Olympic track cyclist Kelly Catlin, who helped the U.S. women’s pursuit team win the silver medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, died Friday at her home in California. She was 23.  More...

Loose cart on American Airlines flight causes injuries

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Some people aboard an American Airlines flight received minor injuries when a loose cart came down the aisle of the plane.  More...

Sports

Trojans’ DeLuca denied state mat title, runner-up for second straight year

GL’s Willochell, DA’s Cymmerman fourth; MP’s Pitzer wins in AA

HERSHEY — The Giant Center can be a place of supreme celebration or tortuous disappointment, sometimes alternating within a few minutes. Take Dom DeLuca as an example. More...

Phillippi, Zavatsky win ACC mat championships

A group of area wrestlers made national history this weekend on the mat. More...

NCAA can claim victory after losing federal antitrust lawsuit

The NCAA was able to claim victory Friday night after a judge ruled against the governing body for college sports in a federal antitrust lawsuit. More...

Lifestyles

Theater design work underway in former Cambria City church

Architects and design-specialists came from New York, Connecticut, Kentucky and Somerset last Wednesday to begin the initial design work on a $2.3 million project that will turn a historical church building into a dedicated theatre of dramatic arts - More...

Area Church News

CUCC Lenten services on Wednesdays More...

Event of Area Interest

WMAA Pop Up Studio: ‘For Love of Pi’ March 13   Westmoreland Museum of American Art, 221 N. Main St., Greensburg, will host Pop-Up Studio: “For the Love of Pi” 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at the museum.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Police seeking runaway from Derry Twp. juvenile facility   More...

St. Vincent Summer Theatre unveils 2019 schedule for 51st season

St. Vincent Summer Theatre’s 51st season of professional theatre will feature three musicals directed by producing artistic director Greggory Brandt.  More...

Fight over nuclear plants arrives at Pennsylvania Capitol

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Proposal aims to ease government efforts to reclaim records

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Registration open for 2019 Great American Cleanup

Registration remains open for groups interested in planning a local event as part of the annual Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Great American Cleanup of PA.  The annual state cleanup event, in its 15th year, runs through May 31.  As part of th More...

Local & State News

Jury selection set in officer’s trial for killing black teen

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jury selection begins this week in the trial of an East Pittsburgh police officer charged with homicide in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager.  Officer Michael Rosfeld is charged with shooting Antwon Rose Jr. More...

They go after suspected pedophiles while others watch online

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Many days, Brandi Lehrian wakes up to five or six text messages from men wishing her a good morning — and sometimes more. More...

Official, husband, dispute Detroit police account

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An elected official from western Pennsylvania and her husband are disputing the account of Detroit police about a confrontation in that city last week.  More...

World News

Trump reviving his border wall fight with new budget request

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is reviving his border wall fight, preparing a new budget that will seek $8.6 billion for his signature project, impose steep spending cuts to other domestic programs and set the stage for another fiscal battl More...

Canada’s no-sex, no-money scandal could topple Trudeau

TORONTO (AP) - There’s no money, no sex and nothing illegal happened. This is what passes for a scandal in Canada.  More...

Pot-litics: 2020 Democrats line up behind legalization

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A growing list of Democratic presidential contenders want the U.S. government to legalize marijuana, reflecting a nationwide shift as more Americans look favorably on cannabis.  More...

Health

FDA allows treatment of depression with club drug’s cousin

WASHINGTON (AP) — A mind-altering medication related to the club drug Special K won U.S. More...

West Penn Hospital named one of nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by IBM Watson Health

West Penn Hospital, part of Allegheny Heath Network (AHN), has been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by IBM Watson Health.  More...

Sanders ’‘Medicare for All’ expands long-term care benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. More...

Entertainment

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‘Captain Marvel’ rockets to historic $153-million debut

NEW YORK (AP) — “Captain Marvel,” Marvel Studios’ first female-fronted superhero movie, launched with $153 million domestically and $455 million globally, according to studio estimates Sunday, making it one of the biggest blockbusters ever led by a w More...

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