Horse trainer pleads guilty to rigging races


GRANTVILLE, PA — A Central Pennsylvania thoroughbred horse trainer who races horses at Penn National Race Course in Grantville pled guilty in Dauphin County Court in Harrisburg yesterday to rigging races by administering drugs to horses on race day in violation of rules and regulations banning such treatment.

Federal jury convicts Westmoreland Co. man


PITTSBURGH, PA — A Westmoreland County man has been convicted by a federal jury in Pittsburgh on charges of bankruptcy fraud, concealment of assets, and making false statements under oath, according to an announcement by United States Attorney David J. Hickton. Michael J. Free, 62 years of age, of North Huntingdon, PA, had been charged…

SVC reports another successful year in annual report


LATROBE, PA – “Keeping Students First” is the theme of the Saint Vincent College President’s Report for the fiscal year 2013-14, which reports on another successful year at the Catholic, Benedictine, liberal arts and sciences college which experienced growth in all facets of its operation and development. “As we move forward, we must ensure that…

Drug dealer convicted again


PITTSBURGH, PA — A convicted drug dealer pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of violating federal narcotics laws, according to a statement by United States Attorney David J. Hickton. Frank Louis Ober, III, 34 years of age, pleaded guilty to one count before United States District Judge Joy Flowers Conti.

At least 5 killed in shooting, Montgomery County


SOUDERTON, PA — At least five individuals have been killed in a shooting in three different location in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Authorities said the shooter has barricaded himself inside a home in the town of Souderton. The first shooting occurred in Lower Salford Township, with another around a half hour later in Lansdale.

6 charged in large-scale cocaine and heroin trafficking ring


PITTSBURGH, PA — Six persons have been indicted by a federal grand jury sitting in the Western District of Pennsylvania on various federal narcotics and immigration charges, according to a statement by United States Attorney David J. Hickton. The three-count indictment named Olufemi Young, 35 of Pittsburgh, PA; Tayde Torres, 33 of Fullerton, CA; Javier…

Top tech gifts of the past 20 years

I remember growing up there were certain gifts that I would prefer more than others. Like any average young kid, most of the presents I wanted were either gaming consoles, games to go with the console, toys, or some sort of gadget. That was the common…

Brew vs. the flu

Hanging out with friends and family this time of year can be a roll of the dice, as the nation continues to battle epidemic levels of influenza and, of course, the common cold. And while such pathogens won’t survive in beer, sharing glassware or bar…

Baked eggnog doughnuts


I’ve been on a bit of an eggnog kick lately. We bought a bottle to make these eggnog waffles , and I’ve been making my way down my ever-growing list of eggnog baked goods. Since doughnuts are one of Clara’s favorite treats, they were at the top of my…