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Turnpike traffic restrictions between Donegal Interchange and Allegheny Tunnel

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) advises motorists traveling between Donegal Interchange (exit 91) and the Allegheny Tunnel, which is 12 miles east of the Somerset Interchange (exit 110), of 20-minute traffic paces scheduled Wednesday, Sept 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

Extreme preemies make survival gains, 20-year study finds

CHICAGO (AP) — Odds have improved that many extremely premature U.S. More...

Small Pa. town serves up hamburgers galore

HAMBURG, Pa. (AP) — Where’s the beef? On Saturday, it was at the Taste of Hamburg-er Festival in the eastern Pennsylvania town of Hamburg.  More...

More precise medical codes aim to track quality of care

WASHINGTON (AP) — If things are a bit tense in your doctor’s office come Oct. More...

Editorial

On the changing of Mount McKinley’s name

Most Alaskans argue that the renaming of North America’s tallest mountain actually came in 1896 by a prospector eager to honor the newly elected Republican President William McKinley, Canton’s favorite son.  More...

Taking heart: A resource for our times

“This climate stuff makes me feel like crap,” a relative told me, tossing aside some ecology mail he wanted nothing to do with. “I'm tired of hearing it. More...

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Lifestyles

St. Vincent Gallery to exhibit artwork by 4 Benedictines; reception Thursday

The St. Vincent Gallery will present artwork by four Benedictine monks as its first exhibition of the 2015-16 academic year. “Monk-Artists of St. More...

Events of Area Interest

Kids Klub opening tonight  Derry First United Methodist Church, 311 N. Ligonier St., will begin a Kids Klub 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays starting Sept. 9 in the church social hall. More...

Life Options Expo to benefit seniors

On Friday, Sept. 11, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. LifeOptions Pittsburgh will host the first annual Life Options Expo in Dick’s Court at Monroeville Mall.  More...

Ligonier Township supports second phase of regional police study

Ligonier Township officials want to pursue a second phase of a regional police study to determine whether or not Ligonier Township and Ligonier Borough should consolidate their forces. More...

Airport gets grant for snow removal, communications

The Westmoreland County Airport Authority on Tuesday moved forward with plans to upgrade communications and snow removal equipment at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport, as it accepted a $829,972 federal grant aimed at improving both areas.  More...

Flight 93 memorial observance, visitor center dedication scheduled

The years separating the national horrors of Sept. 11, 2011, continue to grow, but the memories of the tragic event are nowhere near forgotten.  More...

St. Anne Home to receive loan to improve, upgrade nursing facilities

A local company looking to spread the wealth will be one of the items on the Westmoreland County Commissioners’ agenda when the group meets Thursday in Greensburg.  Latrobe Industrial Development Authority (LIDA) is seeking the approval of More...

Police release Labor Day holiday crashes

Nine people were killed and 230 others were injured in the 664 crashes investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police during the four-day Labor Day holiday weekend driving period.  More...

Local & State News

Ethics watchdog: Kane hurts law enforcement

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The agency that investigates misconduct by Pennsylvania lawyers wants the state Supreme Court to suspend Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s law license to keep her from damaging the administration of justice.  More...

POLICE ROUNDUP

No injuries in Unity Twp. wreck involving motorcycle   More...

Western Pa. gas prices drop almost 6 cents

Western Pennsylvania gas prices have fallen by nearly 6 cents, according to AAA East Central’s Fuel Gauge Report. More...

World News

EU urges nations to agree to share 160,000 refugees

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday called on EU countries to agree by next week to share 160,000 refugees, warning that Greece, Italy and Hungary can no longer cope alone.  More...

Senate Democrats have votes to keep Iran deal alive

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Iran nuclear deal is taking center stage in the presidential campaign as the agreement gains steam on Capitol Hill and lawmakers prepare for what could be the most consequential foreign policy vote of their careers.  More...

London-bound plane catches fire on Las Vegas runway

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The 157 passengers aboard British Airways Flight 2276 were settled into their seats for the 10-hour flight from Las Vegas to London when the aircraft’s left side engine caught fire.  More...

Letters to the Editor

to the Editor

To the Editor:  This is a true store about “my hero” that lives in my apartment building. Unfortunately, the other night there was a fire in my apartment building.  More...

Sports

GL girls’ soccer team hopes to be competitive in section

Like every good coach, Vince Pimpinella knows making adjustments is critical to any team’s success...whether that means in a game, in practice or in preseason practices.  More...

Steelers’ James Harrison OK with role as de facto mentor

PITTSBURGH (AP) — James Harrison wants to make something very clear, so he does it in a very James Harrison sort of way: by glancing up from his chair and briefly flashing the withering glare that makes disagreeing with the Pittsburgh Steelers More...

Lady ’Cats, Trojans unbeaten in section tennis

The Greater Latrobe and Derry Area girls’tennis teams are rolling in the early parts of the season, and the Lady Trojans’ accomplished a feat in their match against Riverview on Tuesday.  More...

Entertainment

Colbert debuts on ‘The Late Show’

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert began his tenure as host of the CBS “Late Show” Tuesday with a tribute to predecessor David Letterman, a brief conversation with rival Jimmy Fallon and a surprise cameo from Comedy Central buddy Jon S More...

1st night of competition set for 2016 Miss America pageant

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Miss America pageant reached for ratings dynamite Tuesday, bringing back a former winner who was forced to resign amid a nude photo scandal more than three decades ago, then became a huge star.  More...

Sarandon leads Burning Man memorial for LSD guru Leary

RENO, Nev. More...

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