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Latrobe trio facing numerous drug charges after search

Three Latrobe residents were arrested earlier this week for allegedly running a marijuana grow operation out of their home.  According to Latrobe police, Jamie Lynn Sobota, 39, Joshua P. More...

General News

Spanish town’s advice: don’t skip your siesta

MADRID (AP) — The heat is on, and a Spanish town is taking its afternoon siesta seriously.  Every summer day in Ador, a small farming town in eastern Spain, a policeman reads out a town hall proclamation recommending that locals observe th More...

Mexico: US requested drug lord’s extradition

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s government has confirmed that the United States filed an extradition request for drug lord Joaquin Guzman about 2 1/2 weeks before he escaped from Mexico’s highest-security prison.  More...

Vatican lets pediatric hospital use helipad 24/7

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican’s helipad is going to be getting a lot busier, for a good cause.  The Vatican on Friday signed an agreement with Rome’s pediatric hospital to let it use the pope’s helipad for emergency tra More...

Editorial

The politics of disaster relief

More than 150,000 Texans sent a petition to the White House, demanding the union allow Texas to secede.  This was not 1861 when Texans wanted out of the union. This was two years ago.  More...

Bulletin Board

Our thanks to Latrobe Municipal Authority for resolving the Lloyd Avenue issue on Thursday.  * * *  Greater Latrobe Community Chorus members will entertain 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, in St. More...

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Lifestyles

‘Nana’s Naughty Knickers’ next at Mountain Playhouse

Sylvia Charles is a vibrant 83- year-old successful business woman. There is just one problem – her clandestine lingerie business is illegal! More...

It’s time to move pasta beyond the side salad this summer

Cooking on Deadline

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cooking on Deadline features fast meals that are big on flavor, but not on labor.   Aside from the occasional pasta salad, America’s favorite carb often takes a vacation during summer. More...

Phipps to host Glasshouse Happy Hours

On Thursday, July 23, from 6 to 8 p.m., Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, in partnership with the Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project (PUMP), will host Glasshouse Happy Hours, a new series of 21-plus events for young professionals featuring &ldq More...

Father, son charged with stealing vehicles

A father and son face charges for allegedly attempting to steal multiple vehicles from local residences this week.  Roland Ravis, 23, of 426 Main St., Youngstown, has been charged with five counts of conspiracy - theft by unlawful taking, two co More...

Master gardeners showcase gardens

July is the peak time for area flower gardens, and Penn State Master Gardeners had plenty to show off at their open house last Saturday.  More...

Derry’s Sugar Bear’s Discount Store to close its doors

For more than decade, Sugar Bear’s Discount Store has been the place to find virtually everything — even the kitchen sink.  “We sold a sink last week, so now we don’t have a kitchen sink,” store owner John Dickey sa More...

Local & State News

Man charged in Eslary fatal crash says he’s ‘wrong,’ ‘sorry’

LIGONIER, Pa. (AP) — A man charged with third-degree murder and other crimes for causing a wrong-way crash that killed a western Pennsylvania police lieutenant apologized in court, saying he deserves whatever punishment he gets.  More...

1915 Lincoln Highway photos to be displayed July 21

The Lincoln Highway Experience Museum, 3435 Route 30 East, Latrobe, will celebrate a momentous occasion — the 100th anniversary of the 1915 Lincoln Highway Transcontinental Filming Expedition — from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 21.  More...

Shipwreck found off North Carolina, possibly from late 1700s

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World News

The Latest: ‘Chattanooga Strong!’: Interfaith memorial honors victims, promotes unity

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The latest on the Chattanooga shootings at two military facilities: More than 1,000 people are attending an interfaith memorial service for victims of the Tennessee shootings. More...

Shooting forces Americans to ask: Why aren’t military recruiters armed?

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith fights for his life after being shot at a military support center in Tennessee, his grandmother wonders why troops at recruiting and reserve offices aren’t allowed to have gu More...

Woman found dead in Texas jail was to start new chapter in life; friends doubt it was suicide

HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — Friends’ recollections and Sandra Bland’s own words present a picture of a young woman on the cusp of finding her niche in life. She seemed to have landed a perfect job. More...

Sports

Latrobe Legion could conceivably face Claysburg pitching ace in regional opener

Well, it’ll be interesting to see just what Claysburg manager Dave Aungst decides to do with his pitching staff for the American Legion Region 7 Tournament that begins today (Saturday) at Mount Pleasant High School and Seton Hill University.&nb More...

One game for all the marbles in Latrobe Little League

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Seton Hill women earn WBCA academic honor

Seton Hill University’s 2014- 15 women’s basketball team, coached by Mark Katarski, continues to receive honors off the court.  More...

Entertainment

Movie Review: Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’ starring Paul Rudd

If ever there was a sworn devotee — a chanting, facepainted worshipper — of the Big, it is Marvel.  More...

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