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Antiques on the Diamond Saturday

Antiques on the Diamond, an event featuring nearly 50 antique dealers who will display a treasure trove of antiques on the Ligonier Diamond and on East and West Main streets, will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. More...

Youngwood VFD canine team searches for missing persons

Lory Burns Eckert and her husband, John, of Derry just wanted their German shepherd Bella for a pet when they got her threeand a-half years ago.  More...

General News

AG’s office eyes retaliation, privacy issues in porn scandal

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

87-year-old man driving on train tracks struck and killed

EMERSON, N.J. More...

Mother hits truck, dies with quadruplets in SUV

FOGELSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The family of an eastern Pennsylvania mother who died in a crash last week says she maneuvered her sport utility vehicle to save her quadruplets in the wreck.  More...

Sports

Rookie Doran Grant has big shoes to fill in Steelers’ secondary

Pittsburgh Steelers’ rookie Doran Grant is well aware that his No. 24 previously belonged to recently retired cornerback Ike Taylor for more than a decade.  More...

Things settle down at SVC following intense Steelers’ practice

Things were a bit more tame at St. More...

Morton, Walker lead Pirates over Giants

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Neil Walker was more impressed by his team’s starting pitcher than his home run.  Charlie Morton combined with two relievers on a six-hitter and Walker hit a two-run home run to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates over the More...

Lifestyles

Latrobe Presbyterian Church Bazaar Saturday

Dottie Lynch, Mary Ruth Hodder, event chair Barb Fitzmaurice and Susan Eiseman are getting ready for the Latrobe Presbyterian Church Bazaar, scheduled 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. More...

Adult education classes prepare nature lovers for fall

Registration is now open for the following diverse adult education classes offered by Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. All classes are held at Phipps Garden Center, 1059 Shady Ave. More...

Campus Corner

The summer 2015 dean’s list and graduates were announced Wednesday at Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, a special mission affiliate of The Pennsylvania State University.  Penn College held a summer commencement ceremony Aug More...

Parks and rec director: ‘Lots to talk about’ regarding new GL elementary school plans

Greater Latrobe School District (GLSD)’s proposal to build a new elementary school on Lincoln Avenue in Latrobe could have a significant impact on Latrobe-GLSD Parks and Recreation’s plan to construct a new walking and biking trail that w More...

Rec program revenues down; pool income takes biggest hit

Latrobe-GLSD Parks and Recreation, already facing a tight budget this year thanks to the loss of Unity Township as a partner and its annual $160,000 contributions to the organization, is seeing a noticeable decline in revenue from some of its recreat More...

Mini dachshund is a mighty little wonder on tracking trails

People who aren’t familiar with the Youngwood Volunteer Fire Department Search and Rescue Team do a double take when handler Monica Galley takes her canine partner out of her vehicle.  More...

Local & State News

Lawmakers see own funds dwindle in budget fight

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Teen, grandpa die in fire caused by marijuana pipe

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy and his disabled Vietnam veteran grandfather have been killed in an apartment fire caused by a marijuana pipe the man had been smoking, authorities said.  More...

POLICE ROUNDUP

Merchandise swiped at Macy’s   More...

World News

EPA downplays dangers of mine spill, but concerns linger

(AP) — More than two weeks after a mine spill fouled waterways in three Western states, officials are expressing concern over the longterm effects of contaminated river bottoms as the federal agency that triggered the accident downplayed the dangers. More...

Decision on Pistorius’ release may take up to 4 months

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A spokesman for South Africa’s justice ministry says a review board has up to four months to decide whether Oscar Pistorius will be released from prison into house arrest.  More...

Cheating website logged federal subscribers with sensitive jobs in security, law enforcement

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. More...

Education

Twelve SVC students to attend business summit in Austin

Twelve St. Vincent College (SVC) students of Robert A. Markley Jr. More...

SVC orientation committee preparing to welcome Class of 2019

When the class of 2019 arrives on the St. More...

Westmoreland County 4-H members win at state competition

Westmoreland County 4-H sent 48 youth to compete at the 2015 Penn State 4-H Achievement Days held Aug. More...

Entertainment

Reality star Josh Duggar admits to cheating on his wife

NEW YORK (AP) — Calling himself “the biggest hypocrite ever,” ex-reality star Josh Duggar has apologized for a “secret addiction” to pornography and for cheating on his wife.  More...

Caitlyn Jenner could face criminal charge for fatal crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Caitlyn Jenner could face a vehicular manslaughter charge after sheriff’s investigators found she was driving unsafely when she caused a chain-reaction crash that killed a woman in February, officials said Thursday.&nbs More...

Netflix facing protests over DVD-less baby benefit policy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix is getting jeered for excluding the employees in its DVD-by-mail service from a recently introduced benefit that gives up to a year of paid leave to most of its workers after the birth or adoption of a baby.  More...

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