March 25, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ event scheduled for April 13

Westmoreland County’s ninth annual “Walk A Mile In Her Shoes” event, the International Men’s March to End Sexual Assault, Rape and Gender Violence, will be held April 13 at St. Clair Park in Greensburg. More...

General News

US average mortgage rates fall; 30-year at 4.28 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. More...

A more skeptical high court to hear redistricting challenge

WASHINGTON (AP) — Last year, proponents of limiting partisan politics in the creation of electoral districts needed to win over Justice Anthony Kennedy. They couldn’t. More...

Powerball jackpot now $750M after no winning ticket drawn

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lottery officials say the Powerball jackpot has ballooned to $750 million after no ticket matched all six numbers in the most recent drawing. The numbers drawn Saturday night are 24, 25, 52, 60 and 66, with a Powerball of 5. More...

Sports

Pletcher, Zavatsky earn All-America honors for second time with top-eight finishes in NCAA wrestling tourney

Phillippi, Smith come up short

PITTSBURGH — The hearts Luke Pletcher and Zack Zavatsky carried around PPG Arena on Saturday were heavier than their trophies.  More...

’Cats rout Chambersburg Area in season opener

The Greater Latrobe baseball team enjoyed a strong start to the season.  The Wildcats scored runs in the first five innings en route to a season-opening 9-0 exhibition victory against visiting Chambersburg Area on Saturday at Graham-Sobota Field More...

NCAA finds ‘severe’ recruiting violations at Georgia Tech

ATLANTA (AP) — The NCAA has informed Georgia Tech it has been found serious recruiting violations committed by former assistant coach Darryl LaBarrie and a former friend of coach Josh Pastner.  More...

Lifestyles

St. Vincent College center to present 9 speakers on ‘Science, Human Nature, Public Policy’ April 5-6

The Center for Political and Economic Thought of the Alex G. More...

‘Health Assessments, Biomarkers...’ program Thursday at IUP free and open to public

The Dr. John J. More...

PSE: Latest edition of Penn State Agronomy Guide released

UNIVERSITY PARK — Farm managers, crop consultants and producers looking for the latest, research-based information on crop production and soil health can turn to the 2019- 2020 edition of the Penn State Agronomy Guide, now available for purchase from More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe woman arrested for retail theft  Latrobe police report Kelly Wallace, 44, of Latrobe was arrested for retail theft following an investigation into an alleged incident at the Shop ‘n Save store along Lincoln Avenue in Latrobe on Wed More...

Egg-citing treats . . .

Volunteer Melissa Donegan checks on the trays milk chocolate covered, peanut butter candy Easter eggs as other Darlington Volunteer Fire Co. More...

Peak cherry blossom bloom expected in Washington around April 3

March has felt more like January, and spring seems distant. But the average high temperature continues to tick upward through the 50s, and before long, the new season will awaken. As such, it’s time for the annual cherry blossom peak bloom forecast. More...

Local & State News

Fast-moving fire roars through Philadelphia home, killing 1

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a fast-moving house fire in Philadelphia has left one person dead.  The fire broke out around 4:40 a.m. Monday. More...

Surprise? Pa.’s 2020 primary could be competitive

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Slain teen’s mother joins supporters at vigil

RANKIN, Pa. (AP) — The mother of a black teenager fatally shot by a white police officer outside Pittsburgh told supporters at a vigil that she was glad to see her son’s life celebrated at a place that meant so much to him.  More...

World News

Perilous times for Mozambican children impacted by cyclone

BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) - Her name is Chuva, which in Portuguese means rain. For four days that was all she saw as she clung to her rooftop in the cyclone’s aftermath and prayed to be saved.  More...

Long-awaited video service expected from Apple on Monday

(AP) — Apple is expected to announce Monday that it’s launching a video service that could compete with Netflix, Amazon and cable TV itself.  It’s a long-awaited attempt from the iPhone maker, several years after Netflix turned More...

Terror at sea: Helicopter rescues frighten cruise passengers

STAVANGER, Norway (AP) - Rodney Horgen recalled the moment he thought he was facing the end: when a huge wave crashed through the Viking Sky cruise ship’s glass doors and swept his wife 30 feet across the floor.  Horgen, 62, of Minnesota, More...

Health

Bingo and bongs: More seniors seek pot for age-related aches

LAGUNA WOODS, Calif. More...

Special evaluations can help seniors cope with cancer care

Before she could start breast cancer treatment, Nancy Simpson had to walk in a straight line, count backward from 20 and repeat a silly phrase.  More...

Medicare for all legislation has thorny issues

WASHINGTON (AP) — The “Medicare for All” legislation that’s become a clarion call for progressives has two little-noticed provisions that could make it even more politically perilous for 2020 Democratic presidential candidates More...

Entertainment

Get Out! Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ shatters records with $70.3 million

NEW YORK (AP) — Jordan Peele has done it again. More...

American Airlines extends 737 Max-related cancellations as federal investigation continues

NEW YORK (AP) — American Airlines is extending cancellations of flights through April 24 due to the grounding of Boeing 737 Max aircraft, as federal regulators continue to investigate two deadly crashes involving the plane model. More...

How to lower chances of employee theft: 5 things to know

NEW YORK (AP) — Small businesses can reduce their chances of employee theft or limit their losses by implementing technological controls and checks and balances in their daily operations. More...

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