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Level-headed project

Getting things level, Olivia Stump and the 2015 Christ the Divine Teacher School graduating class wanted to leave a gift, so they made an outdoor classroom under a shade tree outside the school on th More...

General News

Teens are shopping more like their parents

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (AP) — Giulia Pugliese is a typical teenager. More...

Woman to be tried in death of newborn found in office desk

REDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit-area woman accused of giving birth at work and hiding the boy in a plastic bag in a desk drawer has been ordered to stand trial on murder and child abuse charges.  More...

Texas couple rushes marriage vows to beat the stork

HOUSTON (AP) — It could have been the plot of a movie: A Houston couple improvises a hospital wedding in less than an hour after the bride goes into labor early.  Stephanie Tallent was eight months pregnant and having an ultrasound Friday More...

Editorial

Kane’s legal woes stoke interest in 2016 election

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Letters

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Body politics

When congress comes back to session from its August recess, members are expected to deliberate on a bill that would strip Medicare and Medicaid of provisions covering prostate- and colon-cancer screening, Viagra prescriptions and vasectomies.  More...

Education

New school year, new chance to get organized

As she raises two daughters while managing a yoga studio, Nashville mom Jennifer Derryberry Mann swears by Google calendars on her phone to keep everyone organized.  For Kelly Ubinger, working and raising four kids in Pittsburgh requires a huge, More...

Lifestyles

Annette Wisyanski, Michael LaPresti

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Foundation joiners get 10 free trees

Everyone from Pennsylvania who joins the Arbor Day Foundation in September will receive 10 free trees as part of the foundation’s Trees for America program.  More...

World’s Fare

An intense — only slightly virtuous — afterschool treat

EDITOR’S NOTE: World’s Fare shows weeknight cooks how to navigate the grocer’s international aisle with confidence. More...

Cabaret Theatre Inc. promises to liven up city entertainment scene

The owners of The Cabaret Theatre Inc., a family business from Hempfield Township which plans to open a new performing arts center at the former Latrobe Athletic Club at 227 Main St. More...

Latrobe Lions Club to host car cruise during Banana Split Celebration

A car cruise isn’t much of a cruise at all — it’s more a gathering of a variety of automobiles of all shapes, sizes and vintages.  That gathering however, can be a trip down memory lane for some people, an opportunity for auto More...

Six months statistics in Latrobe show crime down

Recently, residents have been receiving phone calls telling people criminal activity is up in the Greater Latrobe area. More...

Local & State News

Gov. Tom Wolf blasts Republicans’ planned budget veto override vote

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. More...

State education chief weighs in on charter school cuts

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s education chief says payments to charter schools for special education in the financially strapped Chester-Upland School District show that the current funding formula does not work.  More...

Two women jailed on charges they shoplifted with kids in tow

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Two women are jailed on charges they shoplifted at a Pittsburgh Target store with two kids in tow, and police say one woman was so intoxicated she didn’t even know what store she was in.  KDKA-TV reports 31-year-old More...

World News

Solar, wind power draw Obama support at Nevada energy summit

LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Barack Obama brought presidential star power to tout the benefits of solar and wind electricity in the U.S. during an annual green power conference Monday in Las Vegas.  More...

Australian firefighters ‘happy to help’ in Northwest

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The mountainous conditions in the Pacific Northwest will be nothing new to the dozens of firefighters from Australia and New Zealand who have arrived to help battle the many blazes burning unchecked in the region. More...

Less-lethal weapons draw new interest amid furor over police shootings

FITCHBURG, Mass. More...

Sports

Freshmen shine in GL’s Garrison Golf tourney

Host Wildcats Finish second to Fox Chapel

The six-team Gary Garrison Invitational at Latrobe Country Club has become one of the best early-season events in high school golf.When you get teams like Fox Chapel, Pittsburgh Central Catholic, Erie Cathedral Prep and Franklin Regional in the same More...

Lady Trojans look to singles’ players to carry tennis team

Despite having his top three players returning from last year, Derry Area head girls’ tennis coach Tom Tatone isn’t in a big hurry to start making room in the trophy case for more hardware. More...

DA, MP girls’ golfers start season with wins

The Derry Area and Mount Pleasant girls’ golf teams opened their seasons with victories on Monday, defeating Elizabeth Forward and Southmoreland, respectively.  The Lady Trojans (1-0, 1-0) topped visiting Elizabeth Forward, 242-263 at Lat More...

Entertainment

2 held without bail for alleged Pokémon event threats

BOSTON (AP) — Two men from Iowa made online threats against Pokemon competitors — referring to the Boston Marathon bombings and the Columbine High School massacre — then drove 25 hours to Boston, where they were stopped as they trie More...

AMC’s ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ debuts to record audience

NEW YORK (AP) — Sunday’s 90-minute series premiere of “Fear the Walking Dead” made television history. More...

One Direction assures fans split won’t be permanent

LONDON (AP) — Members of One Direction have confirmed the band is taking a break, but are reassuring worried fans that it won’t be permanent.  Niall Horan tweeted that “we are not splitting up,” while Louis Tomlinson post More...

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