April 8, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

Unity Twp. man killed in motorcycle crash near St. Vincent

A Unity Township man was killed Saturday when the motorcycle he was riding left St. More...

Rick Rupert candidate for Derry Township supervisor

A quality engineer/Six Sigma green belt for Pace Industries Airo Division with 18 years’ experience in statistical problem solving and project management recently announced his candidacy for Derry Township supervisor in the May 21 primary elect More...

General News

White House says Democrats will never see Trump tax returns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats will “never” see President Donald Trump’s tax returns, said White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, as a new front opened in the confrontation between the administration and Congress.  More...

Delta tops long-running ranking of US airlines

Delta Air Lines comes in first in a long-running study that ranks U.S. airlines by how often flights arrive on time and other statistical measures. Researchers who crunch the numbers also say that as a whole, U.S. More...

Chinese woman arrested at Mar-a-Lago set for bail hearing

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Chinese woman arrested after briefly gaining admission to President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club will likely soon learn whether she will remain jailed.  More...

Sports

No beating around the ‘Bush,’ Latrobe manager elected to Pennsylvania American Legion Baseball Hall of Fame

It’s been six months since Jason Bush has been elected to the Pennsylvania American Legion Baseball Hall of Fame, yet not many people knew about it until recently.  And that’s just fine by him.  More...

GL baseball falls to Laurel Highlands

The Greater Latrobe baseball team couldn’t recover from a sizable early deficit in a 12-2, five-inning loss Friday against Laurel Highlands in exhibition play at Graham-Sobota Field.  More...

Lady ’Cats outlast Yough in 10 innings

Jordan and Jenna Tallman led the Greater Latrobe girls’ softball team to a big exhibition win against another perennial local WPIAL power.  Jordan Tallman outdueled Yough’s Kierra Waywood and Jenna Tallman produced the winning hit as More...

Lifestyles

SVC professor receives ACBSP Teaching Excellence Award

Dr. Michael Urick, St.  More...

Events of Area Interest

St. Rose Seniors to dine April 11   St. Rose Seniors will meet 1 p.m. More...

Some ideas for treating a favored newborn like royalty

NEW YORK (AP) — Your sister, best friend or beloved cousin just had her first baby and you’d like to treat your favored newborn to some luxury. But where to begin?  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Police investigating theft from vehicle in Unity Township  State police at Greensburg report between 6:40 and 10:50 p.m. Friday, April 5, someone forced entry into a vehicle at St. More...

Former mobster to speak about religious transformation

Michael Franzese spent most of his life living on the edge. First, there was his early life as the son of a mobster, and then he became a mobster himself. More...

Ready for spring . . .

Yellow daffodils, a bright sign of spring and Easter, are popping up everywhere. These stand tall in the parking lot of Latrobe United Methodist Church.   More...

Paul McCommons running again for Unity supervisor

Paul McCommons is again a candidate for Unity Township supervisor.  McCommons recently announced his plans to run as a full-time supervisor and roadmaster in May’s primary election. More...

Pennsylvania now has one-stop voter registration info at VotesPA.com

Pennsylvanians planning to vote in the May 21 municipal primary can find information about voter eligibility requirements, register to vote and check the status of their voter registration on the Department of State’s voter website, votesPA.com More...

Local & State News

Century-old chimes system in Allegheny College chapel restored

MEADVILLE, Pa. (AP) — When the melodies of “Imagine” by John Lennon, “Scarborough Fair” or “Be Thou My Vision” ring out over Allegheny College, it’s just another day on campus. More...

Man declines judge’s plea to ‘come clean’ on slaying motive

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A man declined a judge’s plea to “come clean and tell us why” as he was sentenced to a life term in the murder of wife a year ago in northwestern Pennsylvania.  More...

Woman convicted of 3rd-degree murder in stabbing death

UNIONTOWN, Pa. More...

World News

Trump choice at Homeland Security focuses on border

WASHINGTON (AP) - Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigned on Sunday amid President Donald Trump’s growing frustration and bitterness over the number of Central American families crossing the southern border. More...

AP Fact Check: Trump’s bad-guy talk belies migrants’ reality

WASHINGTON (AP) - When President Donald Trump talks about the masses of Central Americans trying to get into the U.S., he describes a horde of beefy men with ill intent, “some of the roughest people you’ve ever seen,” and mocks them for acting like f More...

Body found in home of man who was an original Mouseketeer

PORTLAND, Ore. More...

Health

Study: Safe to transplant hepatitis C-infected hearts, lungs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Doctors can safely transplant hepatitis C-infected lungs and hearts into people desperate for a new organ, say researchers who may have found a way to protect those patients from getting the risky virus. More...

Kentucky toddler’s cancer in remission after long treatment

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — The family of a 21-month-old Kentucky girl who was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma more than a year ago is celebrating now that she is cancer-free. More...

Telemedicine tied to more antibiotics for kids, study finds

NEWYORK (AP) — Sniffling, sore-throated kids seen via telemedicine visits were far more likely to be prescribed antibiotics than those who went to a doctor’s office or clinic, according to a new study.  Many of those prescriptions di More...

Entertainment

Keith Urban, Kacey Musgraves, Dan + Shay win at ACM Awards

Grammy-winning duo Dan + Shay solidified themselves as the hottest group in country music with multiple wins at the Academy of Country Music Awards, where Keith Urban was named entertainer of the year and Kacey Musgraves won three honors. More...

Netflix teases upcoming Beyoncé special ‘Homecoming’

NEW YORK (AP) — It took just one word for Netflix to send Beyoncé fans into a full-on freak out.  The streaming giant on Sunday posted on its social media channels a yellow image with the word “Homecoming” across it. More...

‘Shazam!’ debuts with $53.5M, handing DC Comics another win

NEW YORK (AP) — Seven films in, the DC Extended Universe is finally flying with some wind behind its back. More...

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