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General News

Publishers plan bound editions of Mueller report

NEW YORK (AP) — When Attorney General William Barr releases a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation, several publishers will be ready to put it out in book form.  More...

Trump backtracks on call to gut $300M Great Lakes program

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — President Donald Trump tried repeatedly to gut funding for a wide-ranging Great Lakes cleanup, only to be stymied by Congress. Suddenly, he did an about-face.  More...

Politician’s claim as tallest might be a stretch

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Editorial

Westsylvania

It’s almost time for Opening Day … for trails

The Sunday afternoon air made me regret the decision to wear riding shorts rather than wind pants. More...

Bulletin Board

It’s that time of year:  Latrobe Presbyterian Church will host its 56th annual Men’s Breakfast 8 a.m. Sunday, April 7, in the Vogelsang Room at the 428 Main St. church.  More...

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Lifestyles

Pieroghi makers ready for St. Rose Spring Craft Show

St. Rose Parish pieroghi makers Mardi Marks-Johnson, Alda Bravis, Bev Spellman, Nancy Gavin, Ginny Brighenti, Chris Vitale, Tom Walker, Georgia Vadas, Sandy Walker and Marilyn Sabota are busy preparing for the St. More...

John Carroll issues fall dean’s list

John Carroll University students named to fall 2018 dean’s list include Julia Davis, Isabella Lane and Abigail Pratt, all of Greensburg, the University Heights, Ohio, campus reported Friday.  More...

Bread pudding perfect for brunch at home

This bread pudding is earthy, comforting, and perfect for a relaxed brunch at home.  To make sure this casserole came out rich and satisfying but not overbearing, we chose leaner (but still flavorful) turkey sausage instead of pork and banned so More...

GL Junior High School students to perform ‘Seussical Jr.’ April 12-14

Greater Latrobe Junior High School will present showings of its 2019 musical program, “Seussical Jr.,” next month.  More...

‘Backyard Brawl’ fitness event set for April 1 at Greater Latrobe

Jordan Zeunges, a health and physical education instructor at Greater Latrobe, is expanding the annual “Backyard Brawl” between the Wildcats and Derry Area this year.  She wants to take it even further in years to come.  More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, APRIL 1   7 p.m., Derry Borough Council, work session, Derry Station  TUESDAY, APRIL 2  7 p.m., Derry Township Supervisors, municipal building  7 p.m., Unity Township Planning Commission, municipal building  WEDNESD More...

2 more casinos seek sports-betting licenses in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two more casinos in Pennsylvania are seeking sports-betting licenses.  The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said Friday that Mount Airy Casino Resort and Mohegan Sun Pocono have applied for licenses.  More...

Nearly 5,000 at Temple U get shots amid mumps outbreak

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nearly 5,000 students and faculty members have taken advantage of free vaccine booster shots at Philadelphia’s Temple University as the school tries to contain a mumps outbreak.  More...

World News

Award-winning filmmaker Agnes Varda dies at 90

PARIS (AP) — Filmmaker Agnes Varda, a central figure of the French New Wave who later won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, has died. More...

Trump threatens to shut Mexico border— ‘not kidding around’

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Threatening drastic action against Mexico, President Donald Trump declared on Friday he is likely to shut down America’s southern border next week unless Mexican authorities immediately halt all illegal immigration. More...

Redacted Mueller report expected to be released by mid-April

WASHINGTON (AP) - A redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation will be sent to Congress by mid-April and will not be shared with the White House beforehand, Attorney General William Barr said Friday. More...

Sports

Sparked by underclassmen, GL trending up in girls’ lacrosse

Kaytie Russo has enjoyed plenty of success in her first eight seasons guiding the Greater Latrobe girls’ lacrosse program.  The Lady Wildcats have compiled a record of 81-51 during Russo’s tenure, winning a section crown on four occa More...

Photo

Greater Latrobe’s Matt Henderson is tagged out at the plate by Bethel Park catcher Brandon Cole during Friday night’s non-section game at GL’s Graham-Sobota Field. More...

St. Vincent College sports report

Baseball   The St. Vincent College baseball team dropped a pair of games, 10-4 and 3-0, to host Penn State-Altoona on Friday.  In the opener, the host Lions scored three runs on four hits in the bottom of the first off SVC starter T.J. More...

Entertainment

The Daily Commuter Puzzle

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SUDOKU

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Movie review: ‘Dumbo’ remake takes flight on its own charms

The original “Dumbo” was released in the summer of 1941 while Germany was spreading across Europe and war was breaking out in the Pacific.  More...

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