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LMA opts to demolish bridge, home in order to add water to reservoir

After weighing the option of renovating or demolishing a vacated house at the Latrobe Reservoir, the Latrobe Municipal Authority voted to tear down the house and a bridge in order to raise the level of the reservoir at its meeting Tuesday. More...

Latrobe man jailed after allegedly breaking victim’s back in assault

A 19-year-old Latrobe man was jailed after allegedly breaking bones in a man’s back during an assault outside the victim’s home early Monday morning.  More...

Taste of the Neighborhood returns Sept. 29

The Latrobe Art Center’s final Taste of the Neighborhood event for the year is scheduled 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at the art center. More...

General News

Woman suffered medical event prior to fatal St. ClairTwp. crash

A Hempfield Township woman who died Monday in a two-vehicle crash in St. Clair Township had suffered “some type of a medical event” prior to the crash, according to a report from the Westmoreland County Coroner’s office.  More...

Borough delays decision couple’s pet pot-bellied pig

LEECHBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania borough has delayed a decision on whether a newly married couple can keep their pet potbellied pig. Leechburg Council voted Tuesday to delay a decision on the pig owned by Destiny and Cody Griffith.  More...

Alabama transportation crew drags dog’s carcass on highway

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Department of Transportation says “appropriate action will be taken” after photos were posted to Facebook showing a department truck dragging a dog’s body on an interstate.  More...

Sports

GL’s Pevarnik, Battaglia advance in section qualifier

Greater Latrobe’s Brady Pevarnik struggled a bit, but he was still able to advance, along with teamamte Mario Battaglia as the Wildcats competed in the WPIAL Section 1-AAA Qualifier at Youghiogheny Country Club on Tuesday.  More...

GL sweeps cross-country meet with DA, FR

The Greater Latrobe boys’ and girls’ cross-country teams swept a WPIAL Division I Section 1 meet against Franklin Regional and host Derry Area on Tuesday.  For Derry Area, Mary Trinclisti and Elias Kott grabbed first and second place More...

Norwin edges GL, Freeport Area tops DA boys in soccer

Norwin edged out the Greater Latrobe boys’ soccer team, while Freeport Area defeated the Derry Area boys, and the Ligonier Valley boys split in recent games.  Jake Nebinski scored the lone goal as host Norwin defeated Greater Latrobe, 1-0, More...

Lifestyles

St. Vincent Boyer School dean honored by Savannah, Georgia, university

Dr. Stephen Jodis, dean of the Herbert W. Boyer School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Computing and professor of computing and information science, was honored on Saturday, Aug. More...

St. Rose Fall Spaghetti Dinner Saturday

St. Rose Church, 4969 Route 982, Dery Township, will host a Fall Spaghetti Dinner 4:30 to 7 p.m. (or until sold out) Saturday, Sept. 23, at the church. More...

Holy Family Parish lists church tour dates

Holy Family Parish, 1200 Ligonier St., Latrobe, is offering guided tours of their newly restored church 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the following Saturdays: Sept. 30, Oct. 21, Nov. 18 and Dec. 30. Reservations are not required.  More...

New LES on schedule, under budget; crane on site to lay steel

The new Latrobe Elementary School is on schedule, under budget and now a crane is on site to begin to lay the steel and help the building take shape.  Kurt Thomas, the district’s director of operations and planning, said Tuesday the crane More...

New charges filed against man accused of burglary, attempted rape

A Unity Township man accused of breaking into a woman’s home near Pleasant Unity, hitting her with a handgun, restraining and attempting to rape her has been charged in connection with several other thefts and a burglary at the same woman&rsquo More...

Westmoreland County Tourism Grant Chat scheduled Oct. 3

The Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau (LHVB) will host a Tourism Grant Chat to review the 2018 Westmoreland County Tourism Grant Program on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC). More...

Ligonier Valley homecoming court

The 2017-18 Ligonier Valley High School homecoming court includes Autumn Gaynor, Mikayla Homyak, Rachel Horrell, MacKenzie Jester, Sara Klinchock, Kirsten Smith, Ellis "Ellie" Stewart, Camille Wallac More...

Local & State News

Pugtoberfest set Saturday at Cooperstown Event Center

On Saturday, Sept. 23, hundreds of pugs will be at the Cooperstown Event Center in Latrobe (Derry Township) to celebrate Pugtoberfest.  The annual event, which will be held from 11 a.m. More...

Gov. Tom Wolf says time running out on budget deal before downgrade

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday said he was optimistic the Republican-controlled Legislature can produce a deal to patch a projected $2.2 billion budget gap in the coming days and end a nearly threemonth stalemate. More...

Battery company closes plant, moves operation to China

EAST HUNTINGDON, Pa. (AP) — A high-tech battery manufacturer is closing its western Pennsylvania plant and moving operations to China.  More...

World News

Trump’s North Korea threat leaves Asia struggling to explain

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Was it a bluff? A warning that Washington would shoot down North Korea’s next missile test? A restatement of past policy? More...

Trump’s trashing of Iran deal poses problems for NK strategy

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - President Donald Trump’s threat before the world to obliterate North Korea left no doubt about his determination to stop the communist country’s nuclear weapons buildup. More...

Study in contrasts at UN as French, US presidents speak

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - This year’s U.N. More...

Health

Health benefit offers from small businesses keep vanishing

Only half of America’s smallest businesses now offer health coverage to their workers because many say steady cost hikes have made it too expensive to afford a benefit that nearly all large employers still provide.  More...

Investigation into opioid manufacturers, distributors expands

Surrounded by parents who have lost children to overdoses and local law enforcement, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro this week announced a major expansion of investigations of manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioids that now More...

Drug take-back boxes unveiled at 65 state police stations

As part of the ongoing effort to curb the opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania, officials with Gov. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

No injuries reported in White Township crash   More...

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