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Luncheon served to vets

Veterans were treated to brunch Wednesday, sponsored by THRIVE and held at Latrobe United Methodist Church on Main Street. In the right photo is George Kells, a U.S. More...

General News

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

Beer merger will not bring Budweiser, Miller under same roof   More...

Parade welcomes ethnic groups after insensitivity complaints

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A long-running New Year’s celebration in Philadelphia known for its extravagant costumes and pageantry but also occasional racial and ethnic insensitivity is embracing diversity.  More...

Lawyer leaves email probe over ties to judge

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Editorial

Pennsylvania should update childhood immunizations, end ‘philosophical’ exemption

Pennsylvania health and education officials are moving to close a window that allows young children to attend school for up to eight months before getting all their required immunizations. That’s a welcome step toward keeping kids healthy. More...

Taking notes

Off The Wall

Recently, a friend sent me a picture on Facebook of a house her family owned that was sold to another buyer and now is being rented out. More...

Pennsylvania needs to pass legislation making sale of e-cigarettes off-limits to teens

Nicotine is addictive, and it’s bad for the brain. More...

Lifestyles

Wedding Announcement

Katie Gettemy, Jesse Copelli

Katie Gettemy of Greensburg (Unity Township) and Jesse Copelli of Latrobe (Unity Township) pledged vows of marriage Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, in St. Benedict Catholic Church, Marguerite.  Following a honeymoon on the Caribbean island of St. More...

Wedding Announcement

Melissa Lukon, Jason W. Cage

Melissa Marie Lukon of McKinney, Texas, formerly of New Derry, became the bride of Jason Wayne Cage of McKinney July 18, 2015, at The Grand Hotel in McKinney.  More...

Events of Area Interest

Art classes for ages 7-13   More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Burglar(s) force entry into Cook Township home   More...

New Alex adopts 2016 budget

New Alexandria Borough Council has given its final approval to the balanced budget it tentatively adopted last month.  The budget reflects $114,310 in both expenditures and income, up $1,335 from this year’s $112,975 budget. More...

Veterans feted

Students from Christ the Divine Teacher School lined the street as the U.S. Marine Corps League, Rolling Rock Detachment Color Guard passed by. More...

Annual Christmas sale at St. Emma Monastery

Mother Mary Anne Noll, OSB, said it again: This year's Ye Olde Country Christmas Shoppe at St. Emma Monastery is bigger and better than ever.  “I say that every year, and you wouldn't think it can get better, but it does,” she said. More...

Local & State News

Property tax debate takes the stage in Pennsylvania Capitol

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The debate over school property taxes in Pennsylvania is heating up as Democratic Gov. More...

Turkey Trot Nov. 26

The Latrobe-GLSD Parks and Recreation turkey recently was seen on 1st Avenue preparing for the 21st Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk, to be held on Thanksgiving morning on Thursday, Nov. 26. More...

America Recycles Day set for Nov. 15

America Recycles Day, a Keep America Beautiful initiative, takes place annually on and around Nov. 15 to recognize the benefits of recycling and help raise awareness about the value of reducing, reusing and recycling throughout the year.  More...

World News

Tiny Slovenia tries to stem massive migrant surge across Balkans

RIGONCE, Slovenia (AP) — Stanko Kovac felt only sympathy for the thousands of migrants who flow chest-deep across freezing rivers to reach Slovenia from Croatia, trudging day and night by his house right at the border. More...

Suu Kyi’s vow to be ‘above the president’ reflects woes in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Coming from a politician who has spent her career fighting military rule, the statements seem rather authoritarian: “I’ll be above the president,” who “will be told exactly what he can do.”&n More...

Student charged with posting threats against University of Missouri blacks

COLUMBIA, Mo. More...

Sports

Crosby, Perron score in shootout; Pens top Canadiens

PITTSBURGH — The starladen Pittsburgh Penguins realize they haven’t played their best hockey through the first 15 games of the season. They hope a rare comeback against the NHL’s top team will get their offense going.  More...

SVC men’s basketball team seeks fourth consecutive PAC championship

Success is difficult to achieve, especially within the competitive Presidents’ Athletic Conference.  St. Vincent College coach D.P. Harris and the Bearcats’ veteran roster, however, have attained consistent success. More...

Official seeks $123,000 after university mascot jumps on him

PHOENIX (AP) — A suburban Phoenix official filed a claim against Arizona State University, saying the school mascot seriously injured his back when the costumed character playfully leaped on him at a football game two months after surgery.  More...

Entertainment

Film of Hitler confidants set for Smithsonian Channel debut Monday night

PITTSBURGH (AP) — American television viewers get their first chance to see and hear Adolf Hitler’s inner circle describe the dictator’s final hours in filmed interviews when “The Day Hitler Died” premieres on the Smiths More...

Tamar Braxton exits ‘Dancing with the Stars’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tamar Braxton has taken herself out of the competition on “Dancing with the Stars” because of illness.  Series producer BBC Worldwide Productions said Wednesday that Braxton asked to withdraw from the ABC TV More...

SF considers $290K payout for Journey wedding

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco supervisors are considering a $290,000 payout to settle a lawsuit by the guitarist of rock band Journey over his lavish 2013 wedding to a former reality television star.  A committee of the Board of Super More...

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