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Used book sale set next week at New Alexandria library

Anyone who thinks libraries are dull, quiet places full of dusty books hasn’t been to New Alexandria’s library.  More...

General News

Don’t smell: Cocaine, heroin found in flower shipments

MIAMI (AP) — Authorities say federal officers are regularly finding cocaine and heroin concealed in shipments of flowers moving through Miami International Airport.  Officials with U.S. More...

Officials: Boy bitten, perhaps by shark, in South Carolina

MURRELLS INLET, S.C. (AP) — Officials say a 15-yearold boy is being treated for injuries to his hand and leg after being bitten, perhaps by a shark, while swimming on the South Carolina coast near Myrtle Beach.  More...

Dad gets probation for lying to protect son, a rookie cop

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A judge in El Paso has ordered probation for a man who lied to protect his son, a rookie Los Angeles police officer who had been charged in an off-duty slaying.  Victor Manuel Solis, of Lancaster, California, was sent More...

Editorial

Bulletin Board

My thanks to Holy Family Parish Secretary Sandra Sutton and the Very Rev. Daniel C. Mahoney, VF, host pastor, for helping me coordinate the time and place for a photo session Wednesday morning of the Most Rev. Edward C. More...

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Sports

Led by four senior lettermen, GL golf team hoping to be very good again

As head coach of the Greater Latrobe golf team for the past nine years, Scott Reaugh knows about winning.  His career coaching record is 102-23 and he’s won WPIAL Section 1-AAAA titles in 2009, 2012 and 2013. More...

Steelers’ rookie CB Golson undergoes shoulder surgery

Pittsburgh Steelers’ head coach Mike Tomlin said rookie cornerback Senquez Golson underwent shoulder surgery on Friday and is out indefinitely.  More...

Steelers’ offensive line looking for even better things in 2015

The Pittsburgh Steelers boasted the NFL’s second ranked offense in 2014.  Having the same five guys frequently lining up in front for Ben Roethlisberger helped.  Now a unit currently regarded as one of the best doesn’t want to s More...

Entertainment

Movie Review: ‘Hitman: Agent 47’ a macho shoot-em-up short on plot

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The idea of the high-tech, emotionless super-soldier is so popular in movies, it's practically a convention. More...

Movie Review: ‘American Ultra’

The likably awkward chemistry of Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg remains intact in "American Ultra," a violent stoner action-comedy that's half "Pineapple Express," half "The Bourne Identity," and not as good as either.  More...

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Health department: Westmoreland Manor not in compliance

A lack of protocol and malfunctioning equipment discovered during a recent investigation led to a report by the Pennsylvania Department of Health that determined Westmoreland Manor is not in compliance with a host of requirements.  However, admi More...

Park police officers go full-time at airport

A pair of Westmoreland County Park Police officers were bumped from part-time to full-time status to fill recently-added positions at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Unity Township.  Officers Brian Elliott and Eric Bosco are slated to begin wo More...

They’re ready

Already in mid-season form, Ryan Harbert twirls his Terrible Towel at the Pittsburgh Steelers’training camp practice Thursday at St. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, AUG. 24  6:30 p.m., Latrobe City Council, agenda prep, City Hall  TUESDAY, AUG. More...

GOP plans override despite questions on constitutionality

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Ex-coach who stole charity money charged

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former high school baseball coach has been charged with stealing $91,000 from a charity for terminally ill children that he founded after one of his players died of cancer.  More...

World News

Gunman opens fire on high-speed European train; subdued by 2 Americans

PARIS (AP) — A gunman opened fire on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris on Friday, wounding two people before two American passengers subdued him, officials said. More...

US stocks join global market rout, Dow Jones industrial average tumbles 530 points

NEW YORK (AP) — Growing concerns about a slowdown in China shook markets around the world on Friday, driving the U.S. stock market to its biggest drop in nearly four years. More...

White House: Deputy Islamic State leader al-Hayali killed in US military airstrike in Iraq

OAK BLUFFS, Mass. (AP) — The No. 2 leader of the Islamic State militant group was killed in a U.S. military airstrike in Iraq earlier this week, the White House said Friday. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:  Latrobeans, be proud.  I have always considered myself to be from Latrobe, even though I’m from Derry Township (Cooperstown). More...

Lifestyles

Latrobe Lions Club installs 2015-16 officers

The 2015-2016 Latrobe Lions Club officers were installed during the monthly meeting held on Tuesday, Aug. 18, at the Aroma Italiano restaurant. More...

Campus Corner

Daniel Markle, who has Latrobe area ties, graduated with distinction May 8 from The Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering concentrated in business/engineering management.  More...

Fab Lab Carnegie Science Center open

Carnegie Science Center, The Fab Foundation, and Chevron Tuesday unveiled Fab Lab Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh’s new hands-on digital fabrication workshop. More...

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