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Major relic of priest saint to visit Hempfield Township parish April 17

A major relic of the saint who is held up as the ideal of a Catholic priest will visit Our Lady of Grace Parish, 1011 Mount Pleasant Road, Hempfield Township, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. April 17.  More...

General News

Edmunds examines costly side effect of safety technology: Repairs

Vehicle safety technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace. Today’s cars can watch your blind spot, help keep you in your lane, automatically hit the brakes in an emergency, and more. More...

Reform school to lay off about 250 amid abuse investigations

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The oldest reform school in the country has announced plans to lay off about 250 staff members at the Pennsylvania campus amid multiple state probes into allegations of child abuse.  More...

Two teenage boys electrocuted while rescuing dog from canal

DIXON, Calif. More...

Sports

Lady Rams, Garver no-hit Blairsville

Another conference game, another mercy-rule win for the Ligonier Valley girls’ softball team. More...

Lady ’Cats hang on, defeat AG in section softball

One big inning proved to be enough to hold off the opposition, as the Greater Latrobe girls’ softball team knocked off visiting Albert Gallatin, 3-2, during a WPIAL Class 5A Section 1 game Tuesday at Graham- Sobota Field. More...

Wisneski named SVC’s first head coach in men’s volleyball

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Lifestyles

St. Vincent College Mock Trial team wraps up 2018-19 campaign

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JSO ‘Musical Friendships’ April 13 at PPAC on Pitt-Johnstown campus

On Saturday, April 13, Johnstown Symphony Orchestra, led by Maestro James Blachly, will introduce the audience to “Musical Friendships” in the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.& More...

Vendors to aid food bank

A Helping the Food Bank for Easter Vendor Event will be underway 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 6, in A.V. Germano Hall, Second Street, Derry.  More...

Derry Twp. Supervisors intend to meet with DARCee representatives, promote recreation

Sarah Crispin-Thomas, president of the Derry Area Revitalization Corp. (DARCee), attended Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Derry Township Supervisors to discuss growth, marketing and area revitalization through recreation.  More...

Unity Twp. planners approve expansion plan for testing facility

The Unity Township Planning Commission on Tuesday approved expansion plans for a mechanical, metallurgical and chemical testing facility along Donohoe Road.  Product Evaluation Systems (PES), which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, More...

Lloyd Avenue traffic restrictions to resume later this month

Traffic restrictions will resume along Lloyd Avenue (Route 981) in Latrobe later this month as crews install drainage as part of project to replace a small bridge, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced Tuesday.  Drain More...

Local & State News

Pittsburgh council approves gun restrictions; lawsuits expected

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh City Council gave final approval Tuesday to gun restrictions proposed after last year’s synagogue massacre, inviting a legal challenge by gun-rights activists who have long tangled with the city over firearms. More...

Bellwether election in Pittsburgh suburb won by Democrat

MT. LEBANON, Pa. More...

Lawmakers, rapper Meek Mill urge state probation law changes

State lawmakers, criminal justice reform advocates and rapper Meek Mill joined forces Tuesday to push for an overhaul of Pennsylvania’s probation system. More...

World News

Palestinians largely ignored in run-up to Israeli election

JERUSALEM (AP) - In a charged election campaign that has been heavy on insults and short on substance, Israel’s conflict with the Palestinians has been notably absent from the discourse.  More...

In 1st quarter, Sanders takes early lead in 2020 fundraising

(AP) — A handful of Democratic presidential candidates are touting the amount of money they’ve raised in the first fundraising period of a 2020 primary fight that will last into next spring. More...

Forget kibbles: US sales of fresh pet food are soaring

DETROIT (AP) - Kibbles for Fido? Nope. These days he’s getting diced chicken with sweet potatoes and spinach.  U.S. pet owners are increasingly feeding fresh food to their dogs and cats. More...

Health

US health officials alarmed by rise of paralyzing illness in kids

NEW YORK (AP) — One morning last fall, 4-year-old Joey Wilcox woke up with the left side of his face drooping.  It was the first sign of an unfolding nightmare.  More...

CBD is getting more buzz, but does it work? And is it legal?

With CBD showing up everywhere, U.S. regulators announced Tuesday they are exploring ways the marijuana extract could be used legally in foods, dietary supplements and cosmetics. The U.S. More...

Federal study gives new options for people with rare cancers

ATLANTA (AP) — People with rare cancers have been out of luck — not only do most lack good treatments but drug companies also don’t pursue them because of small potential sales. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Pedestrian injured in Burrell Township crash   More...

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