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Gearhart convicted of third-degree murder in 2016 shooting

A Westmoreland County jury on Friday convicted a Latrobe man of third-degree murder and related charges in connection with the 2016 shooting death of a man who attempted to intervene in a botched robbery outside a Latrobe home.  More...

Caretaker charged with using elderly Derry Twp. woman’s credit cards

A Greensburg woman hired as a caretaker for an elderly Derry Township woman accused of using the woman’s credit card to buy herself nearly $2,200 in gift cards has been charged.  Mary Ellen Poscich, 45, was arraigned Thursday before Magist More...

General News

AP Analysis: Hot records falling twice as often as cold ones

Over the past 20 years, Americans have been twice as likely to sweat through record-breaking heat rather than shiver through record-setting cold, a new Associated Press data analysis shows. More...

Official: Missing $3 part may have led to student’s death

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The absence of a $3 part may have let tires roll off of a tractor trailer, killing a Tulane University student from Minnesota, a Mississippi transportation official said.  More...

Vermont state trooper revived after apparent drug exposure

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Sports

Nine area players chosen for Roundball Classic

There was some pretty good high school basketball played in the area this season. How can you tell? More...

Malkin out week-to-week with upper-body injury; Penguins squander another late lead against Flyers, 2-1

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins allowed another late lead to slip away against the Philadelphia Flyers. Now, they’re also fighting for a playoff spot without one of their elite forwards. More...

WEST MIDWEST Trio of top seeds puts ACC in spotlight

The Atlantic Coast Conference comes into the NCAA Tournament with three No. 1 seeds. Putting three teams in the Final Four is a different matter. More...

Lifestyles

Auxiliary to host Vera Bradley Bingo April 27; tickets on sale

The Ladies’ Auxiliary to the Derry Volunteer Fire Department will host a Vera Bradley Bingo Saturday, April 27, at A.V. Germano Hall, 100 W. More...

Events of Area Interest

Chicken and Biscuit Dinner slated March 23   Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church will have its spring Chicken and Biscuit Dinner 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 23, in Cook Township Community Center, Route 711 near Stahlstown.  More...

Altoona Brass to make its Johnstown debut March 24 at The Grand Halle

The Altoona Brass Collective, a high-caliber brass ensemble formed in 2017 by central Pennsylvania musicians, will make its first appearance in Johnstown at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at The Grand Halle on Broad Street.  More...

May 21 local primary candidates finalized

The Westmoreland County Elections Bureau released unofficial ballots for the May 21 primary election, revealing candidates who have filed to seek nomination for election to local school board and municipal government positions.  More...

‘Erin Go Bragh’

Kevin Stern of ComputeRx on Main Street in Latrobe couldn’t help but notice someone took the time to make sure Mr. Rogers was adorned in green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day over the weekend.   More...

Police investigating Safe2Say Something tip at Derry Area H.S.

State police at Kiski Valley are investigating after an anonymous tip was submitted to the Safe2Say Something tip line regarding a possible threat a student saw in a private Snapchat story Wednesday, March 13, at Derry Area High School in Derry Towns More...

Local & State News

Jurors mull death penalty in gun collection theft slaying

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Jurors in western Pennsylvania are hearing testimony on whether a man convicted in a slaying six years ago should be executed or spend life in prison without possibility of parole.  More...

Legion honors past commanders, others

Larry Jenkins and Chuck Person, along with (back row) James Harris, Ray Robb, Don Peters, Earl Penrose, Barry Novosel, Ed Showalter, Dave Wagus and Randy Miller, were among the past commanders of Lat More...

Pa. honors Environmental Excellence Award winners

One individual and 17 organizations, businesses and local governments in Pennsylvania have been selected by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to receive the 2019 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence.  More...

World News

More evacuations in Midwest as floodwaters head downstream

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Ethiopia minister: ‘Clear similarities’ in Boeing crashes

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) - Preliminary information from the flight data recorder of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed a week ago and killed 157 people shows “clear similarities” with an earlier disaster involving the same kind of More...

Be Kind, Please Rewind: Oregon Blockbuster is last on Earth

BEND, Ore. (AP) - There are challenges that come with running the last Blockbuster Video on the planet.  More...

Health

Are eggs good or bad for you? New research rekindles debate

The latest U.S. research on eggs won’t go over easy for those who can’t eat breakfast without them. Adults who ate about 1 1/2 eggs daily had a slightly higher risk of heart disease than those who ate no eggs. More...

Newer heart valves may let more people avoid surgery

Surgery for certain bad heart valves may soon become a thing of the past. More...

Department of Health Highlights Nursing Home Inspection and Sanctions

Pennsylvania Department of Health nursing home surveyors conducted 394 inspections at 280 nursing homes, including 227 complaint investigations. More...

Entertainment

’Captain Marvel’ soars even higher with stellar 2nd weekend

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Captain Marvel” has continued to dominate the global box office in its second weekend in theaters, leaving newcomers in the dust.  More...

Joan Benoit Samuelson to run Boston Marathon again

BOSTON (AP) — Joan Benoit Samuelson plans to run the Boston Marathon again.  The Boston Athletic Association says the two-time champion and Olympic gold medalist will be in the field on April 15.  More...

Pirro’s show not on Fox lineup, week after Omar comments

NEWYORK (AP) — Fox News weekend host Jeanine Pirro’s show didn’t air a week after her comments questioning U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar over her wearing a Muslim head covering. No explanation was given.  More...

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