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GLSB discusses cyber charter reform, teacher retirements

The Greater Latrobe School Board is expected to join others across the state in urging legislators to revamp the formula used for determining cyber charter school tuition charged to public school districts.  More...

Catholic Charities names 2019 Communities of Salt and Light Award winners

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg will present awards to recognize outstanding individuals or groups in the categories of humanitarian, philanthropy and outstanding human service organization at its 21st Communities of Salt and Light Aw More...

General News

Prince Harry, Oprah work on mental health program for Apple

LONDON (AP) — Kensington Palace says Britain’s Prince Harry will be partnering with Oprah Winfrey to create a documentary series on mental health for Apple’s new streaming service.  The documentary builds on Harry’s work More...

Slain South Carolina student to be awarded posthumous degree

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A University of South Carolina spokesman says a posthumous degree will be awarded to a student police say was killed after getting into a car she believed was her Uber ride. More...

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Tuesday:  TUESDAY NIGHT  Pick 2 8-7, Wild: 3 (eight, seven; Wild: three)  Pick 3 5-1-7, Wild: 3 (five, one, seven; Wild: three)  More...

Sports

Slusarcyk breaks school record, DA rolls to track victory against Serra Catholic

Derry Area’s track and field teams cruised to a pair of victories in a WPIAL Class AA-Section 8 home dual meet on Tuesday against Serra Catholic.  The Derry Area boys’ team won all but two events in a 121-18 win, while the girls&rsqu More...

Norwin defeats GL in track meet

Greater Latrobe’s track and field had a number of placewinners Tuesday at a WPIAL Class AAA-Section 1 dual meet at Norwin, but was swept by the host Knights. Norwin edged GL in the boys’ meet, 85-66, while the Norwin girls’rolled to a 106-44 victory. More...

Pimpinella expected to be named next GL boys’ soccer coach

The coach that ended the Greater Latrobe girls’ soccer team’s 20-year playoff drought is set to take over as head coach of the boys’team.  The Greater Latrobe school board is expected to make the move official at its regular me More...

Lifestyles

UPG: Sexual Assault Awareness Month brings inspirational speaker, ‘The Monologues,’ walk

Pitt-Greensburg will host several events in observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. More...

IUP Year of Free Speech series to continue with April 15 program

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Year of Free Speech programming continues with an April 15 program with attorney and author Greg Lukianoff, “Freedom From Speech and Disempowering a Generation.”  More...

St. Vincent College Singers’ ‘Tenebrae’ tonight

The St. Vincent College Singers will present “Tenebrae,” a service of music for Lent and Holy Week, at 8 p.m. today, April 10, in the St. More...

Airport authority wishes director well after liver transplant

While the Westmoreland Airport Authority conducted its regular meeting Tuesday without a hitch, the board’s thoughts were understandably elsewhere.  As the board conducted its monthly business, authority executive director Gabe Monzo was u More...

Ligonier Township seeks to acquire historic Ligonier Beach  Free Access 

Ligonier Township officials want to preserve the history and culture of their community, starting with a local landmark that has been underwater for the past year. More...

Clean 2018 audit reported for Ligonier Twp.

Ligonier Township has received a clean audit for 2018.  More...

Deer hunting opening day moving to Saturday from Monday

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Local & State News

Suit filed over gun controls inspired by synagogue shooting

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gun rights groups sued Tuesday to block Pittsburgh from enforcing firearms legislation passed after a mass shooting at a synagogue, accusing city officials of blatantly defying the state’s prohibition on municipal gun regulation. More...

Looping them in: Teachers make cursive writing fun for kids

PITTSBURGH (AP) — When children text, their thumbs fly. But when it comes to holding a pencil and learning how to write small, tall and descending letters, many youngsters are all thumbs. More...

How measles is making a return in New York and elsewhere

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City declared a public health emergency Tuesday and ordered mandatory vaccinations for measles in a part of Brooklyn that is home to a large Orthodox Jewish community. More...

World News

Israel’s Netanyahu appears headed toward 5th term as PM

JERUSALEM (AP) - Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to be headed toward a historic fifth term as Israel’s prime minister on Wednesday, with close-to-complete unofficial election results giving his right-wing Likud and other nationalist and religious p More...

What Next? UK’s May seeks Brexit delay, but EU wants answers

LONDON (AP) - Prime Minister Theresa May is off to Brussels to ask for a delay to Britain’s departure from the European Union. More...

Eyeing Supreme Court, abortion foes promote tough state bans

(AP) — Emboldened by the new conservative majority on the Supreme Court, anti-abortion lawmakers and activists in numerous states are pushing near-total bans on the procedure in a deliberate frontal attack on Roe v. Wade.  More...

Health

What my DNA told me: Avoid fast food, eat vegetables

NEW YORK (AP) — Avoid fast food, eat vegetables and exercise. It sounds like generic health advice, but they’re tips supposedly tailored to my DNA profile. More...

Heated debate over high drug costs returns to Capitol Hill

Patient bills, competition and secrecy shared the spotlight Tuesday as pharmacy benefit managers testified before Congress about prescription drug prices. More...

Brain zaps boost memory in people over 60, study finds

NEW YORK (AP) — Zapping the brains of people over 60 with a mild electrical current improved a form of memory enough that they performed like people in their 20s, a new study found.  Someday, people might visit clinics to boost that abilit More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Car windshield damaged in Unity Township   State police at Greensburg report a 65-year-old Unity Township man discovered at 8:26 a.m. March 20 that someone had damaged the front windshield of a car along Pony Row in Unity Township. More...

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