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Bells will be ringing in Latrobe for Salvation Army ‘Christmas in July’

The Salvation Army will soon be more visible in the Latrobe area, ringing those familiar bells at those iconic Red Christmas Kettles to raise funds for those in need. More...

General News

Fireworks costly, but communities feel obligated

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Butler residents nearly went berserk this year when Mayor Tom Donaldson said the city could not afford an annual Independence Day fireworks display.  They attacked him on social media, condemned him at public meetings and More...

Illegal fireworks hurts 5 at party, suspected in some fires

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Illegal fireworks were believed to have ignited fires that threatened homes and destroyed property in several locations, as well as caused an explosion at a block party that sent at least five people to the hospital, authorit More...

Man shoots off firework from top of his head, dies instantly

CALAIS, Maine (AP) — A22-year-old man who was drinking and celebrating the Fourth of July tried to launch a firework off the top of his head, killing him instantly, authorities said Sunday.  More...

Sports

Ex-wrestling coach headed to trial in teen contact case

JEANNETTE, Pa. More...

Losing four of final five games, Derry Legion eliminated from district playoff contention

The Derry American Legion baseball team saw its season come to an end in heartbreaking fashion.  Derry, playing five games in three days, including a tripleheader on Sunday, was unable to qualify for the District 31 playoffs, suffering losses in More...

Latrobe, Unity Township set for another Legion baseball playoff showdown

Prepare for another showdown between the Latrobe and Unity Township Legion baseball teams.  The local rivals, their home fields separated by less than five miles, have met each of the last three years in postseason play and they will go at it ag More...

Entertainment

‘Terminator,’ ’Magic Mike’ fizzle at box office

NEW YORK (AP) — July 4th went off like a dud at the box office. More...

Queen Latifah, Schumer headline July 4th festival

NEW YORK (AP) — Queen Latifah started with “The Star- Spangled Banner” and ended with a rap classic. Amy Schumer told raunchy jokes despite some children in the crowd. More...

Dead shows set Chicago’s Soldier Field attendence mark

CHICAGO (AP) — The Grateful Dead is making Chicago’s Soldier Field come alive like no rock band ever has.  In a news release, Soldier Field says the 70,764 tickets sold for Friday night’s show broke a previous record for any ev More...

Bishop-elect Malesic to hold area Masses beginning on July 21

Bishop-elect Malesic will be traveling throughout the Diocese of Greensburg to celebrate a series of local Masses between July 21 and Sept. More...

What’s likely to occur in state budget standoff?

HARRISBURG — Analysts predict Pennsylvania's budget standoff will be short and not too damaging - but they warn that could change if either side holds out for extreme ideological positions.  More...

World News

Forgiveness of Charleston shooter prompts discussion about whether that’s best for community

CHARLESTON, S.C. More...

National World War II Museum opens new exhibit about racism at home and at war

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — About to be overrun by Germans, a young black lieutenant called in an artillery barrage on his own position, knowing he’d be killed. It was the only way to hold off the enemy.  More...

Solar-powered airplane lands in Hawaii after record-breaking 5-day flight from Japan

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — A plane powered by the sun’s rays landed in Hawaii Friday after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan.  More...

Lifestyles

Students dancing for a good cause

Students from The Dancer's Workshop in Latrobe recently raised $3,300 for the Thinking of Nikki Foundation. More...

Latrobe BPW awards two spring scholarships

Latrobe Business and Professional Women’s Club (BPW) Vice President Angela Apple awarded the organization’s two spring scholarships for $1,000 apiece to recent Derry Area High School grad More...

Campus Corner

Anumber of area students were named to the dean’s list for the 2015 spring semester at Grove City College.  Students eligible for the college’s dean’s list have a grade-point average (GPA) of 3.40-3.59, the dean’s list wi More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Man injured in one-vehicle Unity Township collision   More...

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