October 9, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Airport honors millionth customer

Carol Jones recently booked a flight with Spirit Airlines to celebrate her 50th wedding anniversary. And like most people, she didn’t think much of the transaction after it was made.  More...

General News

Holiday sales seen rising 3.7 percent

NEWYORK (AP) — Americans are expected to spend at a slower pace than last year during the crucial winter holidays, weighed down by sluggish wage growth and other factors, according to the nation’s largest retail industry trade group.  More...

NYC passes law to keep store doors closed when AC is on

NEWYORK (AP) — Anew law requires that New York City stores and restaurants keep their front doors closed when their air conditioning is on.  The bill, which Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law on Wednesday, goes into effect next summer.&n More...

Estate files lawsuit in death of Oregon woman in Murphy bed

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The estate of an Ashland, Oregon, woman who died after the Murphy bed she was sleeping in collapsed and locked shut has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the bed’s manufacturer.  More...

Sports

DA girls edge LV, 1-0 in soccer

GL boys play to tie against P-T, Trojans fall to GS

Grace Hackman scored in the final minute of the first half and Maya Hackman took care of the rest as the Derry Area girls’ soccer team edged visiting Ligonier Valley, 1-0, during an exhibition contest Thursday at Derry Stadium.  More...

Pevarnik third in WPIAL golf tourney, advances to state tourney

Brady Pevarnik had an aggressive game-plan heading into the WPIAL Class AAA Individual Golf Championships.  It shouldn’t be a surprise. More...

WVU: Focus ‘full go’ on No. 21 Oklahoma State

One bad game isn’t going to rattle West Virginia quarterback Skyler Howard.  The junior is fixated on No. More...

Lifestyles

Latrobe High School Class of 1948 celebrates 67th

Latrobe High School Class of 1948 members in attendance at the 67th-anniversary reunion Saturday, Oct. More...

Go ‘Back to Future’ with 21+ Night Oct. 16

October 2015 marks the month and year Marty McFly traveled to during “Back to the Future II,” and Carnegie Science Center’s 21+ Night celebrates the triumphs of those futuristic technologies 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16.  More...

‘Birds and Bears’ Latrobe Area Chapter 4907 topic Oct. 19

Latrobe Area Chapter 4907 AARP will meet at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, at Thomas B. Anderson American Legion Post 515, 1811 Ligonier St., Latrobe. More...

Unity Twp. Supervisors seeking joint public meeting with GL school board

Wanting to discuss issues such as economic development and taxes, Unity Township Supervisors on Thursday asked the township solicitor to draft a letter to request a joint public meeting with the Greater Latrobe School Board.  The proposed meetin More...

Derry Area to honor alumnus, former NFL player Walt Corey

Nearly 60 years after his high school graduation and almost a half-century since he played in the first Super Bowl, Walt Corey will finally get his due.  The Derry Interact Club recently selected Corey as the 2015 distinguished alumnus and the s More...

The Diamond viewed from above

This aerial photo of the Ligonier Diamond is dramatically different from what the place will look like this weekend when the annual Fort Ligonier Days celebration will bring thousands to the historic More...

Local & State News

No meetings between Wolf, GOP day after tax proposal defeat

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican leaders and Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf aren’t rushing to restart meetings, one day after the governor’s tax plan was soundly defeated in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.  More...

Activist, ex-mayoral candidate gets prison for 911 calls

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Aformer mayoral candidate and community activist convicted of making dozens of bogus 911 calls from his home was sentenced Thursday to 3 1/2 to seven years in prison.  Abdula Jamal “A.J.” Richardson, 39, was s More...

Companies reach first union pact with security guards

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Agroup of security companies have agreed to the first-ever collective bargaining agreement covering hundreds of security guards who patrol dozens of buildings in Pittsburgh.  The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports the deal w More...

World News

Researchers, food company look to serve consumers beef with heart-healthy omega-3s

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House GOP seeks a leader after McCarthy’s abrupt withdrawal from speaker race

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jolted by political lighting for the second time in two weeks, House Republicans are staring at turmoil and uncertainty after Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s astonishing decision to abandon his campaign to become the ch More...

Mother-son bond over guns links Oregon, Connecticut slayings

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The deadly shooting last week at an Oregon community college has an eerie parallel with the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School that killed 20 pupils and six adult staff members in 2012. More...

Education

Derry Lions Student of Month

Derry Lions Club September 2015 Student of the Month Maria Palombo accepted a certificate of recognition and a gift from Derry Lions President Marie McCandless at the club’s recent meeting. More...

VFD coloring contest winner

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SVC students brief FBI on study

Dr. Eric Kocian, assistant professor of criminology, law and society at St. More...

Entertainment

‘Dateline NBC’ gathers Bill Cosby accusers for special

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News correspondent Kate Snow says that bringing 29 women who have accused Bill Cosby of assault together for a “Dateline NBC” special airing tonight took on an importance beyond the individual cases.  Snow s More...

‘Ant-Man’sequel, ‘Toy Story 4’ set for 2018, ‘The Incredibles 2’ for 2019

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marvel and Disney are going microscopic again.  “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” a sequel to this summer’s “Ant-Man,” will be released on July 6, 2018, the studio announced Thursday.  More...

Actor Daniel Craig: I’m over James Bond

LONDON (AP) — Actor Daniel Craig has said he wants to move on from the James Bond franchise and that, for now, he would rather slit his wrists than do another Bond movie.  More...