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Memorial Stadium grass replacement okayed by GLSD

Latrobe Memorial Stadium will soon have a new playing surface.  Greater Latrobe School Board members on Tuesday unanimously approved the replacement of sod and installation of an underground watering system at the historic stadium, located in th More...

Deputies nab Latrobe fugitive

Westmoreland County sheriff’s deputies found what they were looking for and a whole lot more when they apprehended a local man who had skipped court in a Hempfield Township hotel.  According to a release from sheriff Jonathan Held, Duran E More...

Horwat seeking seat on Latrobe City Council

A Navy veteran running for Latrobe City Council believes there needs to be a righting of the ship for schools, taxes and budget.  Thomas Horwat, a Democrat, will contend for a four-year council spot in the Tuesday, Nov. More...

General News

GM says Chevy Bolt electric range could be over 200 miles

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Hints of life on what was thought to be desolate early Earth

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have found fossil-like hints that some kind of life existed on Earth 4.1 billion years ago — when the planet was a mere volcanic toddler. More...

61 wingsuit skydivers set formation record over California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sixty-one wingsuit skydivers have flown into the record books, creating a diamond-shaped formation while soaring over California before breaking apart and floating to the ground.  More...

Sports

IceCats score early, often to rout Hempfield Area, 9-3

Greater Latrobe’s hockey team used a fast start in the first two periods en route to a 9-3 victory Monday night over host Hempfield Area in PIHL Class AA action at Kirk S. More...

Family affair for racer, who defeats sister, cousin to capture first Ironman drag race

It’s always family affair at the Pittsburgh Raceway Park dragstrip for Bill and Jodie Sanderson and their three daughters.  That was ever the case during the recent Ghosts, Goblins and Gearheads event held at the New Alexandria dragstrip w More...

Steelers’ Jones likely to make first NFL start at QB against Chiefs

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Landry Jones had his first regular season NFL action last week.  Now, it looks as if he will make his first start this week.  Coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that his team will prepare for Sunday’s game against More...

Lifestyles

‘Elegant Holiday Affair’Nov. 8 at Latrobe United Methodist Church

Getting ready for Latrobe United Methodist Church’s “An Elegant Holiday Affair,” a Sunday, Nov. More...

Events of Area Interest

WCCC to host seminar Friday   More...

The American Table

Peanuts just aren’t enough; jack up your brittle with bacon!

EDITOR’S NOTE: The American Table celebrates the delicious diversity of Southern cooking and barbecue.   Halloween is the time for old-fashioned treats. Apple bobbing, caramel apples, popcorn balls and peanut brittle!  More...

Latrobe Municipal Authority approves Act 537 Plan agreements

Following in the footsteps of the City of Latrobe and the Derry Township and Unity Township supervisors, the Latrobe Municipal Authority (LMA) Board of Directors on Tuesday voted to approve the consent order and cost allocation agreements for the Act More...

LMA manager Tom Gray prepares to retire

Latrobe Municipal Authority (LMA) Manager Tom Gray, who has been working for the authority since 1973, on Tuesday announced that he is planning to retire soon. He said he expects to leave his post in approximately six months to a year. More...

Former Ligonier travel agent’s arraignment canceled; trial scheduled for January

The arraignment for a former Ligonier travel agent accused of bilking more than 50 people out of nearly $60,000, set for today, was canceled.  More...

Cerilli seeks county commissioner position

Gina Cerilli, a Democrat and resident of Hempfield Township, is seeking election to the office of Westmoreland County Commissioner in the Nov. More...

Piper campaigning for Derry Twp. supervisor

Harvey Piper wants to lead in Derry Township. More...

Local & State News

House OKs bill to let bikers go when red light sensors fail

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Motorcyclists and others stuck at red lights when sensors haven’t been triggered may soon get the legal ability to continue on their way under a bill approved by the Pennsylvania House.  More...

More than half of US states report job losses in September

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most U.S. More...

Bill to appoint Pennsylvania’s appellate judges takes step

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A bill to authorize a statewide referendum on whether Pennsylvania’s appellate judges should be appointed by the governor has cleared its first vote in the state Legislature.  More...

World News

Webb withdrawing Democratic bid for president, will consider options

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb said Tuesday he is dropping out of the Democratic race for president and is considering his options about how he might “remain as a voice” in the campaign.  More...

Ryan to seek speakership if he’s unity candidate of House GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Paul Ryan has told House Republicans he will run for House Speaker if he is the unity candidate of the divided party. More...

Canada elects liberal leader Trudeau after a decade of Conservative rule

TORONTO (AP) — The stunning victory of Justin Trudeau will have reverberations beyond Canada’s borders after the Liberal Party leader emphatically put an end to a decade of rule by the most conservative leadership in the country’s h More...

Health

Ohio State testing benefits of essential oil therapy for children with autism

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Historically, essential oils have been used medicinally throughout the world for everything from skin care to cancer treatments. More...

American Cancer Society says start mammograms at 45, not 40

CHICAGO (AP) — New mammogram advice from the American Cancer Society says most women should start annual screenings at age 45 instead of 40, a change that moves the group closer to guidelines from an influential advisory task force.  More...

Emergency: Volunteer ambulance corps fight for lives

By MARI A. SCHAEFER The Philadelphia Inquirer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ruth von Minden’s life revolves around family, church, and the Springfield Ambulance Corps. More...

Entertainment

Mobster offers inside look at ‘Goodfellas’ heist

NEW YORK (AP) — The robbery crew that pulled off one of the biggest heists in U.S. More...

‘Star Wars’ fans clamor for tickets, wonder where’s Luke

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Millions of fans cried out in joy after they saw the latest trailer for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” but it also left more than a few wondering where Luke Skywalker has been during all the marketing.  Twit More...

New lawyer to represent Cosby in Los Angeles sex abuse case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Cosby is replacing his longtime lawyer in a sex abuse lawsuit filed by a woman claiming she was molested by the comedian in the 1970s when she was 15 years old.  More...

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