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General News

WWF sounds alarm after 48 lbs of plastic found in dead whale

MILAN (AP) — An 8-meter (26-foot) sperm whale was found dead off Sardinia with 22 kilograms (48.5 pounds) of plastic in its belly, prompting the World Wildlife Foundation to sound an alarm Monday over the dangers of plastic waste in the Mediter More...

Agency suspends Iowa prison guard over positive news article

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The department that runs Iowa’s prison system has suspended a guard for giving an interview to his small hometown newspaper for a positive story about his life and work helping inmates.  More...

Major US airlines hit by delays after glitch at vendor

NEW YORK (AP) — A technical glitch at an outside aviation company led to delays at major U.S. airlines.  The issue was resolved quickly, but it led to travel disruptions Monday. More...

Editorial

What to do when they run out of rental cars

What happens when they run out of rental cars? Hyapatia Lee found out when she arrived at a National Car Rental counter in Detroit with her two young sons, and a representative told her they’d run out of sedans. More...

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:  Sadly, the speed kills myth is alive and well in Pennsylvania. A real 25-state analysis was done of NHTSA data, which showed that 1.6 percent of crashes are caused by excessive speed. Barely above zero, then.  More...

NFL should follow Bruce Arians’ lead when it comes to its treatment of women

GUEST EDITORIAL

The NFL’s relationship with its female fan base is checkered, at best. More...

Lifestyles

‘Percussion and Pops’ recital April 15 in St. Vincent’s PAC

The St. Vincent College music department will present “Percussion and Pops,” a performance by the school’s Percussion Ensemble and Concert Band, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 15, in the Robert S. More...

Dan Schall Ministries’ concert April 10

Dan Schall Ministries, a nonprofit organization, will present a concert 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at New Alexandria United Methodist Church, 106 Washington St., according to worship chairperson Cathy Ebert.  More...

Resurrection Egg Hunt Saturday

Latrobe Alliance Church will hold a Resurrection Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 6.  The 10 a.m. event is open to children ages 4 through fifth grade. The church is located at 130 Kingston St., Unity Township.   More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe man arrested for DUI   Latrobe police report Evan Martz, 41, of Latrobe was arrested for DUI after the vehicle he was driving failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Cedar Street in Latrobe on Friday, Marc More...

LVHS musical performances begin Thursday

Ligonier Valley High School (LVHS) will present the musical “Into the Woods” at 7 p.m. More...

Derry officials looking into recent bridge-related issue

Derry Borough Council members are looking into a recent issue related to the Derry Veterans Memorial Bridge.  Council vice president Al Checca said at Monday’s work session that the general contractor for the project, Plum Contracting Inc. More...

Local & State News

Special election to test Pittsburgh’s suburbs ahead of 2020

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Caseworkers missed ‘red flags’ before teen’s brutal death

Child welfare agencies in Pennsylvania missed one “red flag” after another in the case of a teenager who endured years of physical, mental and sexual abuse before her 2016 rape and murder, according to a report released Monday.  More...

Driver pleads to misdemeanors in death of girl, 12

EASTON, Pa. More...

World News

2020 by the numbers: Democrats posting big campaign stats

WASHINGTON (AP) - How many ways can you measure the first quarter of the year? For Democratic presidential candidates, it’s 300-plus events, 24 states and hundreds of voter questions. More...

Los Angeles police identify suspect in Nipsey Hussle slaying

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police are seeking a 29- year-old man who they believe shot and killed Nipsey Hussle outside the rapper’s clothing store where he was trying to remake his community.  More...

Barnier says chaotic Brexit becomes ever more likely

BRUSSELS (AP) - EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier warned Tuesday that Britain’s disorderly exit from the European Union is becoming more likely by the day unless the U.K. drastically changes its spiraling course toward a no-deal Brexit. More...

Sports

P-T defeats ’Cats in boys’ tennis section match; MP sweeps Brownsville Area

Penn-Trafford handed the Greater Latrobe boys tennis team its first WPIAL Section 1-AAA loss of the season, 4- 1, during a match Monday. More...

Big inning helps Wildcats defeat Peters Township

One big inning was all the Greater Latrobe baseball team needed to get past Peters Township.  The Wildcats took down the visiting Indians, 5-3, during an exhibition baseball game Monday at GL’s Graham Sobota Field.  More...

Steelers release Burnett after one season

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Morgan Burnett’s injury-marred stay with the Pittsburgh Steelers is over. Pittsburgh released the veteran safety Monday, just one season into a three-year, $14.5 million contract Burnett signed last March. More...

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