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January 29, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Shuttle disaster victims saluted

Teacher-in-Space finalists gather 30 years after Challenger

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Dozens of educators who competed along side Christa McAuliffe to become the first teacher in space gathered Thursday to remember the seven astronauts who perished aboard Challenger 30 years ago. More...

News

Panel proposes ban on air shipments of batteries

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.N. More...

Zika virus ‘spreading explosively’

GENEVA (AP) — The Zika virus is “spreading explosively” in the Americas, which could see up to 4 million cases over the next year, international health officials said Thursday, announcing a special meeting next week to decide if the More...

Pentagon chief to seek longer family leave

Plan also expands health care benefits for women who are trying to get pregnant

WASHINGTON— Defense Secretary Ash Carter plans to double the length of fully paid maternity leave for female service members and will also work to boost time off for paternity leave and adoptions, U.S. officials said. More...

Arts and Entertainment

DAILY CALENDAR

Holy Name Society meets   IC Holy Name Society will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 1 at Sciberras Hall.  Fish dinner   More...

TV’S BEST BETS

8 p.m. on WTAE WATM Last Man Standing Kyle’s (Christoph Sanders) attempt to do Ed (Hector Elizondo) a favor sets off a series of complications in the new episode “The Ring.”   More...

DEAR ABBY

Dad Resists Coming Clean About His Youthful Nose Job

DEAR ABBY: I’m a male in my early 50s. As a shy 21-yearold, I had minor surgery to straighten a small (but at the time, to me, ginormous) hump on my nose. More...

Hotel construction to get under way Monday

Trailside Lodging LP to build Cobblestone Hotel and Suites

Construction is scheduled to begin Monday on a hotel in Connellsville.  The announcement was made Thursday during the Fay-Penn Economic Development Council’s quarterly meeting.  Fay-Penn said the Philadelphia based Reinvestment Fund a More...

Woman stabbed father, cops say

Thomas Vargo taken to hospital in Pittsburgh

A Perryopolis woman is behind bars for the alleged stabbing of her father during an argument early Thursday.  Perryopolis police charged Toni Leigh Vargo, 26, of 522 Liberty St., with aggravated assault with a weapon, simple assault, recklessly More...

Uniontown man, Vanderbilt woman charged in prostitution case

A Uniontown man who reported the theft of his debit card and more than $900 ended up with a prostitution charge.  And the Vanderbilt woman that Thomas Alvin Pfarr allegedly paid to perform sexual acts and household chores also has legal woes.&nb More...

Obituaries

Albert William Clawson

WILMINGTON, NC, FORMERLY OF ALVERTON, PA

Albert William Clawson, of Wilmington, NC, formerly of Alverton, PA, finished his earthly journey and went home to be with our Lord on Monday, January 25, 2016. More...

Wilbur M. “Bill” Echard

SCOTTDALE

Wilbur M. More...

Kenneth E. McCombie

UNION TOWN

Kenneth E. McCombie, 87, of Uniontown, PA, passed away on Monday, January 25, 2016, in the Uniontown Hospital. He was born May 10, 1928, in Rose Run, PA; a son of the late Robert Bruce and Nora (Dillow) McCombie. More...

Sports

STRIKING DISTANCE

Frazier girls breeze, keep section title hopes alive

FRAZIER 57, WAYNESBURG 33   Coming into Thursday’s Section 4-AA home game against Waynesburg, the Frazier girls basketball team understood to have a shot at the section title, it would likely have to win all four of its remaining section g More...

Lifestyles

Series set on aging, spirituality

LATROBE – The Rev. Dennis A. Bogusz, chaplain at St. AnneHome, Greensburg, will be the first speaker in the spring series on aging and spirituality at 6 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Fred M. Rogers Center. More...

Sleep essential for goodmental, physical health

Dear Doctor K: Between my young kids and a full-time job, I’m lucky if I manage five hours of sleep per night. My husband says I’m running on empty. How much sleep do I really need? More...

Lecture slated on Washington ‘Betraying America’s Young ’

Feb. 24 event sponsored by St. Vincent College Center for Political, Economic Thought

LATROBE —St. Vincent College Center for Political and Economic Thought of the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government will present a lecture by Diana Furchtgott- Roth of the Manhattan Institute, at 7:30 p.m. Feb. More...

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