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YMCA expanding diabetes prevention program

According to the Center For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of adults 18 to 79 years old in the United States who are newly diagnosed with diabetes more than tripled from 493,000 new cases in 1980 to over 1.4 million in 2013. More...

General News

Police: Man threw urine in bus driver’s face in New York

NEWYORK (AP) — Police are searching for a man who they say threw urine in a bus driver’s face in New York City.  Police say the suspect boarded the bus in the Bronx with a 5-yearold boy. More...

Wasp that kills stink bugs found; could help fruit orchards

SPOKANE, Wash. More...

Tech companies like Google, Apple face rocky road on the way to making cars

NEW YORK (AP) — Silicon Valley may think it can build a better car. More...

Editorial

Wanderings with Walter Brasch

The 24/7 election and media carousel

The national news media — and their sidekicks, the cackling pundits — had been asking the same questions the past six months. “Will he? Won’t he? Should he? Shouldn’t he? Can he? Can’t he?”  More...

Bulletin Board

Latrobe Business and Professional Women’s Club supports the Mary E. Walker House, the state project of BPW/PA President Emily Holgash, according to Theresa Rusbosin, Latrobe BPW parliamentarian and past District 3 director.  More...

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Lifestyles

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Copelli / Barbour

Robert and Lori Copelli of Latrobe (Unity Township) announce the engagement of their son, Stephan Copelli, to Alison Barbour, daughter of Paul Barbour of Plum.  Stephan and Alison met at their alma mater, California University of Pennsylvania.&n More...

Holocaust investigator to speak Sunday at SHU

Triennial Conference Oct. 25-27

Seton Hill University’s National Catholic Center for Holocaust Education (NCCHE) will host its 10th triennial Ethel LeFrak Holocaust Education Conference Oct. 25-27. More...

AREA SERVICE PERSONNEL

Joint Hometown News Service, Defense Media Activity, Fort Meade, Maryland, Friday reported: More...

UTMA customers to lose option to pay bills at First National Bank

Board approves Act 537 agreements

Unity Township Municipal Authority (UTMA) customers soon will no longer be able to pay their sewage bills at First National Bank in Latrobe, as the authority seeks to avoid complications related to its new late fees. More...

Derry Area Historical Society to present Pomeroy Awards Oct. 26

Jeffrey Rouse of New Alexandria and Bruce and Patty Thomas of New Derry have been named the recipients of the Derry Area Historical Society’s 2015 John Pomeroy Awards for Historic Preservation. More...

Comcast adds Xfinity outdoorWiFi hotspots in Latrobe

Comcast this week announced it has launched more than 210 Xfinity WiFi outdoor hotspots throughout Westmoreland County over the past three months, including more than 20 in Latrobe. More...

Local & State News

Infant girl dies in eastern Pennsylvania house fire

LEHIGHTON, Pa. More...

Circle That Date

MONDAY, OCT. 26  6:30 p.m., Latrobe City Council, agenda prep, City Hall  7 p.m., Ligonier Borough Planning Committee, Town Hall  TUESDAY, OCT. More...

Pre-K programs may close due to Pennsylvania budget battle

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

World News

Jeb Bush slashing spending, shifting staff as he struggles to breakthrough in GOP 2016 primary

VIRGINIABEACH, Va. More...

Feds confiscate lethal-injection drugs obtained overseas by Arizona and Texas

TUCSON, Ariz. More...

Hundreds attend candlelight vigil at Swedish school where stabbing attacks took place

TROLLHATTAN, Sweden (AP) — Hundreds of people lit candles Friday in the yard of a Swedish school where police said a 21-year-old masked man with a sword and a knife went on a rampage a day earlier, stabbing two to death and seriously wounding t More...

Sports

Penns Manor Area defeats LV, 19-12, takes Heritage Conference crown

In the midst of Penns Manor Area players celebrating a District 6 Heritage Conference championship at Weller Field, Ligonier Valley head coach Roger Beitel couldn’t help but feel pride. More...

Trojans unable to hold lead against Burgettstown Area

BURGETTSTOWN — Derry Area’s football team was less than a minute away on Friday from sewing up a key road win and, for all intents and purposes, a WPIAL Class AA playoff spot.  However, time wasn’t on the Trojans’ side.&n More...

Pitino skipping ACC media day amid escort allegations

Louisville coach Rick Pitino has been adamant in the defense of his basketball program, taking every opportunity to deny allegations by an escort that has led to calls for him to step down.  Friday, he decided to take a different tact — pa More...

Entertainment

Movie Review: ‘Last Witch Hunter’ fills in no history for its 800-year-old hero

Imagine the Forrest Gump or Leonard Zelig moments an 800- year-old immortal might have.  And that’s what you have to do with “The Last Witch Hunter” — imagine them — because we meet Vin Diesel’s character, Kau More...

Rowling play to feature adult Harry Potter, son Albus

LONDON (AP) — The secret is out — the first-ever Harry Potter play will be a magical sequel.  More...

Years after CBS scandal, answers to questions elusive

NEW YORK (AP) — Rushing to meet a deadline proved to be the downfall of Dan Rather and his CBS News team when their story questioning former President George W. More...

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