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General News

Appeals court puts hold on regulation protecting waterways

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday blocked an Obama administration rule that attempts to clarify which small streams, wetlands and other waterways the government can shield from pollution and development.  More...

Ohio prisons officials challenge FDA stand on execution drug

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — With two dozen scheduled executions in limbo, Ohio sent a forceful letter to Washington on Friday asserting that the state believes it can obtain a lethal-injection drug from overseas without violating any laws.  More...

Dogs, like people, need surgery to repair cleft palates

By SUE MANNING  Associated Press  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dogs, like people, can be born with cleft palates. Some die from pneumonia or malnourishment. Some with the defect, which is basically a hole in the mouth, are euthanized.  More...

Lifestyles

Westmoreland Symphony to open 47th season Oct. 24

Meet and Greet with Kutik Oct. 22

Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra will present the first concert of their 47th season on Saturday, Oct. 24, in the Palace Theatre, Greensburg. Sponsored by Covington Financial Services, the 7:30 p.m. More...

Campus Corner

Sara Beuten of Latrobe has been named to Bob Jones University’s University Singers, BJU’s largest choral organization, the Greenville, South Carolina, campus reported Friday.  Beuten is a freshman majoring in Christian ministries.  More...

History dinner theater series to continue Nov. 13 at SVC

“Doin’ Dunbar as ’Lias’ Mother” will be the second presentation by Oni Lasana featuring the poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar in the new history dinner theater series hosted by The Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Gallery at the Fred M. More...

Police Roundup

Latrobe woman hits utility pole, then gets hit with DUI

City of Latrobe police report at 2:36 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 9, Carla Gigliotti, 32, of 702 Main St. in Latrobe, struck a West Penn Power utility pole on Lincoln Avenue between Spring and Chestnut streets. More...

Fort Ligonier Days activities underway

Fort Ligonier held its first costume contest (top left photo) Friday during the annual Fort Ligonier Days festivities, titled “Who are you in 1758?” The contest was held for children in k More...

GL Homecoming Queen

Greater Latrobe Senior High School Homecoming Queen Gianna Onorato (center), a senior, was crowned at Friday night’s football game against Altoona Area. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, OCT. 12  7 p.m., Ligonier Valley School Board (6 p.m. More...

Ex-cop accused of hitting man pleads guilty to lesser charge

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former Pennsylvania officer has agreed to never again work as a policeman in return for his guilty plea to a reduced, misdemeanor charge that he violated the civil rights of a man he threw to the ground and slugged.  More...

Transit official pleads guilty in ‘ghost rider’ scandal

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania transit official has been spared jail time after admitting he had bus drivers inflate ridership figures to boost state funding.  More...

World News

In shift of Syria focus, Pentagon abandoning goal of building new anti-IS rebel force

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is overhauling its approach to fighting the Islamic State in Syria, abandoning a failed Pentagon effort to build a new ground force of moderate rebels and instead partnering with established rebel grou More...

Obama says ‘it’s about the families’ after meeting victims of deadly Oregon school shooting

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — President Barack Obama, faced with protests over his meeting Friday with victims of an Oregon shooting, held to his view that something must be done about deadly gun crimes. More...

Analysis: GOP is party desperately in search of a leader in Congress, campaign trail

WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP is a party in chaos, desperately in search of a leader.  More...

Sports

Trojans knock off talented McGuffey team with hard-fought 20-14 upset victory

Derry Area head football coach Tim Sweeney gave his official stamp of approval.  His Trojans are officially a good football team.  They proved it with one of the biggest wins in recent program history, knocking off a talented McGuffey team More...

’Cats play much better, but can’t stop losing skid in falling to Altoona Area

There were some good things happening at Latrobe’s Memorial Stadium Friday night in addition to Homecoming.  Good effort, good attitude and some good execution were among the leaders in that good things category.  More...

Friday night high school football scores

WEST Aliquippa 39, Beaver Area 7 Altoona 28, Latrobe 14 Apollo-Ridge 31, Shady Side Academy 13 Armstrong 48, Greensburg Salem 13 Avella 12, Wilkinsburg 0 Beaver Falls 46, Ellwood City 14 Bedford 42, Bishop McCort 0 Belle Vernon 13, Ringgold 12 Bellwo More...

Entertainment

‘Harry Potter’ e-books come to life in new Apple edition

NEW YORK (AP) — You don’t need to be a wizard to see the “Harry Potter” books come to life.  More...

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Janet Jackson, Chicago, The Cars nominated for rock hall

NEW YORK (AP) — Janet Jackson, Steve Miller, Chicago and The Cars are among the first-time nominees being considered for induction next year in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  More...

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