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Pilgrims from St. Vincent, diocese going to see Pope Francis

The Rev. Edward Mazich, OSB, is anticipating an element of excitement and inspiration on Wednesday when 62 seminarians from St. Vincent Seminary in Unity Township attend a Mass in Washington, D.C., celebrated by Pope Francis.  More...

Bendel first speaker in SVC series on aging, spirituality

James (Jim) D. Bendel, director of planned giving in the Office of Institutional Advancement at St. Vincent College (SVC), will be the first speaker in the fall series on aging and spirituality at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the Fred M. More...

General News

Court suspends Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Kane law license

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Biden: Change in attitudes will improve police relations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says relations between police and the community will improve when both sides truly see and value each other.  Biden said community policing, along with a change in attitudes, can address crime and More...

Penn State hoping scholarship will honor slain state trooper

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State is trying to raise $50,000 to endow a scholarship honoring a state trooper killed in an ambush at his barracks last year.  Cpl. More...

Editorial

Governor hopes moratorium will lead to deathpenalty reforms

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Despite the legal and political uproar over Gov. Tom Wolf’s 7- month-old moratorium on executions, change comes slowly on Pennsylvania’s death row.  More...

Be aware: The deer are there

A deer dashing across an open meadow is a picture of grace and beauty. More...

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Lifestyles

John Elliott to speak at Red Mass at St. Vincent Archabbey

The Diocese of Greensburg and St. Vincent Archabbey, College, and Seminary will hold the 48th annual Red Mass, for members of the bench and bar, at noon Friday, Oct. 2, at St. Vincent Archabbey Basilica, Unity Township.  More...

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Area Events

Science Center to host bingo   The Carnegie Science Center will host a Culture Club “Adventure Bingo” event with Harvard & Highland’s Alexi Morrissey from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. More...

Derry council looks to make street lighting tax separate

Derry Borough Council on Monday authorized solicitor Lee Demosky to prepare an ordinance aimed at separating the borough’s street lighting tax from its general fund budget.  The proposed ordinance would allow the borough to remove the ligh More...

Prison officials prepare for drug overdoses

Called an epidemic, drug use in Westmoreland County was front and center at Monday’s board meeting for Westmoreland County Prison.  Several talking points from Warden John Walton’s report tied into the theme of drug abuse within the More...

Violent spree at hospital results in prison time for New Alexandria man

A rampage at a local medical facility earlier this year resulted in a jail stint for a New Alexandria man.  Facing charges of aggravated assault, taunting a police animal, terroristic threats with intent to terrorize another and resisting arrest More...

Man pleads to gun shop owner slaying, gets life sentence

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Latrobe police urge residents to lock vehicles amidst rash of thefts

Whether gathering groceries, rounding up the kids or just ready to get in the house after a long day of work, City of Latrobe police are urging residents not to be distracted and to remember to take one more step when they exit their vehicles: Lock t More...

Local & State News

School district: Student poured gasoline on security guard

WILKINSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A suspended student poured gasoline from a soda container onto a school security guard on Monday when she was denied entrance to her western Pennsylvania high school, police and school officials said. More...

House considers designating English Pennsylvania’s language

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A proposal before the Pennsylvania Legislature would make English the state’s official language for government purposes, but some argue it could send a hostile message to residents who don’t speak it.  More...

Jet makes emergency landing in Philadelphia over bird strike

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Abird strike forced a jetliner to make an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport, but no one was injured.  American Airlines Flight 1889 had left Charlotte, North Carolina, for Hartford, Connecticut, wh More...

World News

Still questions in investigation of Chicago police officer’s death

CHICAGO (AP) — On the day he died, officer Charles Joseph Gliniewicz radioed to a police dispatcher that he was in pursuit of three suspicious men. Moments later, fellow officers found his body and launched a manhunt for his killers.  More...

EU holds more emergency migration talks as calls for humanitarian action multiply

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s two emergency meetings on the migration crisis this week won’t provide any quick solutions to ease the plight of tens of thousands of people seeking sanctuary in Europe.  More...

Undercurrent of geopolitical tension on menu for China state dinner

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s never good when tension is on the dinner menu.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:  Does Latrobe need a new elementary school?  More...

Sports

Mears scores four goals in GL girls’ soccer victory

DA, LV shut out

Greater Latrobe senior Hannah Mears one-upped her standout Senior Night effort.  Mears, a game after leading the Lady Wildcats’ to a Senior Night victory, did one better on Monday, scoring all of her team’s goals during a 4-0 WPIAL S More...

Three Wildcats advance to WPIAL golf semis; Pevarnik captures section title

Make that one-of-one for Greater Latrobe standout freshman golfer Brady Pevarnik.  Pevarnik, on his initial try, captured his first championship during Monday’s WPIAL Section 1-AAA Qualifier at Glengarry Golf Links near Latrobe.  More...

World Series ball raises $30,000 for batboy’s memorial

LIBERAL, Kan. (AP) — The sale of a 1962 autographed World Series baseball has raised $30,000 for a memorial statue to honor a 9-year-old Kansas batboy who died when he was accidentally hit by a bat during a game.  More...

Entertainment

A silver anniversary for Jerry Springer

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — As his talk show celebrates its silver anniversary on Monday, Jerry Springer knows better than to wheel a cake onstage with him. More...

Digital song downloads slipped further in first half of year

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Digital downloads of songs continued to fall out of favor with Americans in the first half of the year, while free and paid music-streaming revenue kept growing, even without much of a bump from the launch of Apple Music.&nbs More...

Rare copy of Magna Carta going on view at NYC museum

NEW YORK (AP) — A rare copy of the Magna Carta is going on display at a New York City museum on the 800th anniversary of the historic document.  The 1217 copy will be on view at the New-York Historical Society from Wednesday through Sept. More...

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