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‘Flight 93’ author to speak at Pitt-Greensburg

The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg joins the Westmoreland County libraries in reading “Flight 93” as part of this year’s One Book, One Community program.  The book, written by Tom McMillan, is the focus of the community More...

Doggie days at the pool

Cooper, a 2-year-old mix owned by Jamey Butala of Latrobe, asks, “Hey, what happened to my other ball?” at the annual Dog Swim at the Derry Community Pool on Saturday. More...

General News

Ex-U.Va. swim team members seek dismissal of hazing lawsuit

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. More...

School canceled for 4th day as teachers strike

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Public Schools is canceling classes for a fourth day Monday as a strike by teachers enters its second week.  The strike, over issues that include pay raises and teacher evaluations, has delayed the start of the schoo More...

Pomp and protocol await Pope Francis on White House visit

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Pope Francis arrives in the United States, he will get an airport welcome that few world leaders have ever received: a plane-side greeting from President Barack Obama.  More...

Sports

Shimensky, Lowman lead SVC to 28-21 non-conference win over Waynesburg

Evan Shimensky threw for 288 yards and four touchdowns, while Dustin Lowman caught four passes for 124 yards and a pair of scores to lead St. More...

’Cats record third straight shutout; Trojans fall to Hollidaysburg Area

The Greater Latrobe boys’ soccer team still hasn’t allowed a goal.  The Wildcats shut out Greensburg Salem, 4-0, during an exhibition boys’ soccer game played Saturday at GL’s Rossi Field.  Derry Area, also on Saturd More...

DA standout Phillippi commits to wrestle at Virginia

Derry Area wrestling standout Micky Phillippi is headed to Virginia.  The current Trojans’ senior and two-time state champion, announced the decision on Twitter Sunday night.  “I’m proud to announce I will be furthering my More...

Lifestyles

‘Sherlock Holmes in the Hound of the Baskervilles’ to open Tuesday

The Mountain Playhouse, a 501( c)3 nonprofit organization, solves the mystery of finding fall entertainment in the Laurel Highlands with its zany production of “Sherlock Holmes in the Hound of the Baskervilles.”  This farcical myster More...

Café Sci to explore new water quality measure

Carnegie Mellon University start-up MellonHead Labs is working to tackle water quality issues in innovative ways. More...

Campus Corner

Communications media major/photography certificate student Louisa Clara Sanders from Seward was selected as a finalist by Photographer’s Forum magazine in a national college photography competition, Indiana University of Pennsylvania reported F More...

Sisters of Charity founder canonized 40 years ago today

Elizabeth Ann Seton was many things. She was the daughter of a prominent physician, the wife of a wealthy businessman, the mother of five children, and an Episcopalian, the religion of the elite in the United States in the late 18th century. More...

First Latrobe Reality Tour of school year set Thursday

The Latrobe Reality Tour will present its first Reality Tour this school year at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, at the Latrobe Municipal Building. The tours will continue the third Wednesday of each month from September through April.  More...

WCCC-Latrobe dedication, ribbon cutting ceremony Sept. 17

Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC) will hold a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for its new WCCC-Latrobe center at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, located 130 Depot Street in downtown Latrobe.  More...

Local & State News

Prosecutor to decide whether to drop charges in 1976 killing

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania prosecutor is expected to announce whether he’ll retry a man who was freed due to new DNA evidence last month after serving 34 years in prison in the shooting death of a 15-year-old.  More...

Cops: Flea market vendor died in van fire caused by candles

PENNS CAVE, Pa. More...

Airline manager linked to 9/11 drama faces fed arraignment

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An American Airlines operations manager who learned of the first 9/11 hijacking before the jet struck the World Trade Center faces a federal court arraignment in Pittsburgh on child-sex charges.  More...

World News

Northern California wildfire leaves 1 dead, destroys some 400 homes

MIDDLETOWN, Calif. More...

California fire evacuees chose what to save and what to leave behind

ANGELS CAMP, Calif. More...

EU holds emergency talks on sharing refugees as Germany wearies of going it alone

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union interior ministers meet for emergency migration talks on Monday, a day after Germany reintroduced checks at its border with Austria to stem the continuing flow of refugees. More...

Health

Study: Getting blood pressure even lower saves lives

WASHINGTON (AP) — Aiming lower saves more lives when it comes to controlling high blood pressure, says a major new study that could spur doctors to more aggressively treat patients over 50.  More...

Midwest meth-making down, but imports fill void

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Tricycle injuries send thousands of tykes to ERs each year

CHICAGO (AP) — Tricycles might seem pretty tame but they send thousands of kids to emergency rooms each year and are even linked to a handful of deaths, new research shows. More...

Entertainment

‘Perfect Guy,’ ‘The Visit’ box office performance stronger than expected

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Perfect Guy” and “The Visit” sailed past modest opening weekend expectations — and budgets — locking in debuts in the mid- $20 million range thanks in part to good timing and robust fe More...

Miss Georgia Betty Cantrell wins Miss America pageant

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. More...

‘Game of Thrones’ reigns at creative arts Emmy Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Game Of Thrones” is the Emmy Awards front-runner after winning eight technical achievement awards.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Drunk man causes disturbance in Latrobe   Latrobe police report that on Thursday, Sept. 10, Walter Cole Jr., 55, of Latrobe, caused a disturbance outside of a residence in the 200 block of East Second Avenue in Latrobe. More...

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