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Halloween events listed

Local Halloween observances include:  • Bolivar — Sunday, Oct. 29: Parade 2-4 p.m., Trick-or-Treating 4-6 p.m.  • Blairsville — Saturday, Oct. 28: Trick-or- Treating 2-4 p.m.; Monday, Oct. More...

General News

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

Trump promises tax cuts as Senate GOP paves way with budget   More...

US long-term mortgage rates fall; 30-year at 3.88 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. rates slipped this week, reversing two straight weekly increases.  Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages fell to 3.88 percent from 3.91 percent last week. More...

World News

Charges, insults fly after Trump aide assails Democratic congresswoman

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House on Friday rushed to defend chief of staff John Kelly after he mischaracterized the remarks of a Democratic congresswoman and called her an “empty barrel” making noise. More...

Vegas shooting doesn’t change opinions on guns: AP-NORC poll

ATLANTA(AP) - The slaying of five dozen people in Las Vegas did little to change Americans’ opinions about gun laws.  More...

Devastation in Raqqa raises questions about cost of victory

BEIRUT (AP) - Kurdish-led forces on Friday declared victory over the Islamic State group in Raqqa, the former “capital” of its self-proclaimed caliphate where militants had terrorized the population for four years - setting up a climactic last stand More...

Sports

’Cats shine in all phases, earn homecoming win over Plum

While the postseason is out of the picture for Greater Latrobe’s football team, the Wildcats entered Friday’s homecoming contest against Plum not short on motivation. More...

Trojans win seventh straight, rout Waynesburg Central

WAYNESBURG — Derry Area football coach Tim Sweeney couldn’t be disappointed with a shutout. More...

Bowling Banter

Week of Oct, 9-15   Latrobe Foundry: Sam McCurdy 248-626, Joe Stofko 225, Kerry Campbell 212-236-617.  More...

Entertainment

Movie review: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ takes the god to funny heights

In the stand-alone films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Thor always seemed to get the short end of the stick. The Thor films were never as popular as Iron Man, and didn't gain steam like Captain America.  More...

John McCain memoir, ‘The Restless Wave,’ coming in April

NEW YORK (AP) — An upcoming memoir from Sen. John McCain has taken on new meaning since he first decided to write it. More...

E! cancels Joan Rivers’ ‘Fashion Police’ after 22-year run

LOS ANGELES (AP) — E!’s long-running series, “Fashion Police,” will come to an end next month with a special finale featuring its late host and co-creator Joan Rivers.  More...

GLSHS Homecoming Queen

Greater Latrobe Senior High School crowned Shelby Wetzel as the 2017 homecoming queen at halftime during the Greater Latrobe-Plum football game on Friday night at Latrobe Memorial Stadium. More...

Visitors Bureau to honor tourism champions at dinner

The Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau (LHVB), the official destination marketing organization for Fayette, Somerset and Westmoreland counties in southwestern Pennsylvania, will present three tourism awards at the 59th annual dinner on Wednesday, Oct. More...

Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling earns PROP 2017 Waste WatcherAward

Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling has been recognized by The Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania (PROP) as one of Pennsylvania’s most outstanding recycling programs and projects with a 2017 Waste Watcher Award. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

TUESDAY, OCT. More...

Hribal to consider taking guilty plea in Franklin Regional stabbings case

A former high school student accused of stabbing 20 students and a security guard three years ago is considering pleading guilty, but was granted a short continuance to discuss it with his parents over the weekend. More...

Greensburg florist’s shop robbed while owner giving flowers to veterans

GREENSBURG, Pa. More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

A Great Allegheny Passage goodbye

While the occasion was joyous, its motivation was not. Just 14 months earlier, my wife and I had introduced our friend, George Iida, to railtrails. To say that they captivated him might be an understatement. More...

Bulletin Board

Seats are still available for “The Best Pink Pumpkin Party” planned for 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the Eclectique Gift Shop, 215 Main St., Latrobe.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Lifestyles

Ligonier High School Class of 1962 celebrates 55th anniversary

The Ligonier High School Class of 1962 held its 55th-anniversary reunion on Aug. 12 at the Ramada Inn in Ligonier. More...

LIFESTYLES LETTERS

To the Lifestyles Editor:  Tuesday evening’s meeting of the Chestnut Ridge Historical Society had a standing-room-only crowd to hear and see the PowerPoint presentation by Fred Saluga.  More...

Campus Corner

CHINA Town Hall Oct. 24 at Pitt-Greensburg

The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg will be one of 70 venues facilitating a live discussion and Q&A on Tuesday, Oct. 24, when it hosts CHINA Town Hall.  More...

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