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Stahl wants to pay court fees when out of prison for murder

David Stahl, who is serving a life sentence after he was convicted last year for the murder of his wife, told a Westmoreland County judge that he plans to pay owed restitution and court costs once he is released from prison.  More...

Bushy Run Battlefield anniversary battle listed

The annual Bushy Run Battlefield anniversary battle will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, and Sunday, Aug. 2, at the battlefield, 1253 Bushy Run Road, Jeannette.  More...

Latrobe Bulletin holds largest tomato contest

The Latrobe Bulletin again is looking for the largest tomato grown in our community.  The contest rules and entry procedures are as follows:  • Only homegrown tomatoes qualify.  • Tomatoes must be registered before Sept. More...

General News

US court says drug-sniffing dog fails smell test

CHICAGO (AP) — Lex the police dog from central Illinois is far from top dog in drug-sniffing skills.  More...

Hope for miracle dims but search goes on for missing boys

TEQUESTA, Fla. (AP) — Families hoped for a miracle even as science nagged that one was improbable and rescue crews went into a seventh day of searches Thursday for two teens missing at sea.  More...

Economy likely rebounded to solid growth rate in spring

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a terrible winter, the economy is improving, with a solid rebound in the spring expected to be followed by stronger growth in the second half of the year.  That’s the view of many economists who think a steadi More...

Editorial

Doggy comfort

Off The Wall

Recently I heard tell of a luxury for “man's best friend” that sent me into not only amazement, but also a thought process that deserved some attention in my column. Some people may know about this already, but it was sure new to me. More...

Keep Sunday hunting ban

Supporters of lifting Pennsylvania’s ban on most hunting on Sundays failed last year to overturn it in court. More...

Obama makes criminal justice reform a priority

One of a president’s most important jobs is setting the nation’s agenda. More...

Lifestyles

Four Bagby Family Medicine Scholarship recipients recognized

Four aspiring medical students gained experience in family medicine at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital this year as recipients of the Andrew D. Bagby Family Medicine Scholarship.  More...

WCHS to celebrate general’s birthday; cutoff Aug. 6

The public is invited to celebrate Gen. Nathanael Greene's birthday with a free tour of Historic Hanna's Town.  “Happy Birthday Nathanael Greene and The Archaeology of Historic Hanna's Town” is slated for Friday, Aug. More...

Humphries’ exhibition underway

Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA), Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, announced the exhibition “Jacqueline Humphries - Forum 75” is underway through Monday, Oct. 5, in its Forum Gallery.  More...

Entertainment

3 grads sue Rolling Stone over retracted rape story

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New ‘Daily Host’ host says tenor will change, not targets

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Incoming “Daily Show” host Trevor Noah said politics and the media will remain targets of the program but the perspective will be distinctively his.  More...

Judge to consider fate of convent Katy Perry wants to buy

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The hills around Hollywood have always been coveted real estate, but a fight over the sale of a hilltop convent has pitted an order of elderly nuns against the Catholic archbishop of Los Angeles, who wants to sell the propert More...

DTMA board member: Unaware of grease trap policy before planning business

Derry Township Municipal Authority (DTMA) board member Tom Hudock on Wednesday raised issues with a fellow board member’s soon-to-open business, claiming it does not adhere to the authority’s grease trap policy. More...

Fink waives hearing for crash that killed Lt. Eslary

Clair Eugene Fink III, the man charged with operating a vehicle in a head-on collision that killed Ligonier Township Lt. Eric Eslary in May, waived his right to a hearing on Wednesday.  More...

Woman assaulted at Twin Lakes Park, escapes attacker

Westmoreland County Park Police reported Wednesday that a woman was assaulted but managed to escape her attacker on July 10 at Twin Lakes Park in Unity Township.  More...

Indiana County man killed in ATV accident

A 29-year-old Indiana County man died early Wednesday in an ATV crash, according to the Indiana County Coroner’s office.  More...

Steelers’Fan Fest set Friday at Memorial Stadium

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ Fan Fest event will be held from noon until 6 p.m. Friday at Memorial Stadium in Latrobe.  The fan fest features free games, prizes, 50th-anniversary memorabilia, food, face painting, activities and more.  More...

Local & State News

Upcoming Keystone State Park events listed

Keystone State Park will hold a Friday night walk-in movie showing of the film “How to Train Your Dragon 2” at 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 31, at the park’s beach house.  More...

Trial ordered for teacher accused of intimidating witness

PLUM, Pa. (AP) — A suspended western Pennsylvania English teacher accused of having had sex with a student has been ordered to stand trial on charges that he tried to intimidate the girl by contacting her with a school-issued laptop.  More...

Wolf meets with Republican leaders about Pennsylvania budget

YORK, Pa. (AP) — There’s been another meeting aimed at resolving Pennsylvania’s state budget standoff, but participants aren’t reporting any breakthroughs.  Democratic Gov. More...

World News

Olympic athletes to swim and boat in Rio waters awash in viruses, bacteria

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Athletes competing in next year’s Summer Olympics here will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that they risk becoming violently ill and unable to compete in the games, an Associated P More...

Debris in Indian Ocean could be from missing Malaysia plane

SYDNEY (AP) — A sea-crusted wing part washed up on an island in the western Indian Ocean may be the first trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 since it vanished nearly a year and a half ago, and a tragic but finally solid clue to one of aviati More...

Toyota’s gliding ‘human support robot’ can pick up after elderly, help the sick

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Toyota’s new robot that glides around like R2-D2 is devoted to a single task: picking things up. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters

To the Editor: As concerned citizens and leaders within our community, it is clear we care about the devastating effects that the drug epidemic is causing throughout the United States. More...

Sports

Ligonier native in Pocono Truck Series race Saturday

At the age of 5, Garrett Smithley attended his first NASCAR race at Dover International Speedway (Del.) and ended up falling asleep in his mother’s lap.  Now when Smithley visits any speedway, he is not doing any sleeping — he’ More...

Steelers’ wide receiver Bryant looks to take next step in second year

Bryant found the right mentor during his rookie season with the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Enter Antonio Brown, who led the Steelers and the league with 129 receptions and 1,698 yards while finishing tied for second with 13 touchdowns.  More...

‘St-riike!’ Former outfielder calls computer balls, strikes

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — “St-riike! ... And we’re talking outside of outside corners.”  “Ball!”  “St-riiike! ... Inside of inside corners.”  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Burglary in Derry Twp.  State police at Greensburg report that between 11:45 p.m. July 19 and 12:40 a.m. More...

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