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‘Sometimes the Heart Sings’ debuts Dec. 10 at Latrobe Art Center

“It’s sappy, sentimental, and some even say saccharine,” said John Carosella, the playwright responsible for the upcoming one act play at the Latrobe Art Center. More...

Burrell Township woman dies after home catches fire

A Burrell Township woman died Monday evening as a result of the effects of a house fire.  Debra Ann Fisher, 55, of 231 Oaks Point Road, succumbed to carbon monoxide toxicity because of smoke inhalation and was pronounced dead at 8:49 p.m. More...

Pennsylvania officials discuss cashless tolling

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

General News

Help wanted: Book looks at 50 ‘Cats on the Job’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dogs work. Cats sleep, purr and preen. At least that is what dog people would have you believe. Author Lisa Rogak set out to discover what cats really spend their time doing. More...

DOT challenges cities to envision future transportation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Transportation is challenging cities to envision how new technologies and data can improve the movement of people and goods. More...

Gay-themed traffic lights removed from Austrian city

VIENNA (AP) — Three pedestrian traffic lights meant to support gay rights have been removed in the Austrian city of Linz by order of a right-wing politician and replaced by ordinary signals.  The lights showed couples — two women, tw More...

Editorial

Leasing vs. buying your next car

According to Edmunds.com, more than 25 percent of new American cars are now financed by lease instead of loan, and most of the people making that choice are under age 35.  It's all about the lowest possible monthly payment.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Opinion: How bias makes lung cancer deadlier

When my wife began feeling chest pains and shortness of breath, we were stumped. Smita didn’t smoke, was healthy and active. More...

Lifestyles

Latrobe BPW busy with holiday activities; next meeting Dec. 17

Latrobe Business and Professional Women’s Club (BPW) began the holiday season by participating in downtown Latrobe’s Light Up Night on Nov. 19. Club members provided complimentary hot cocoa and candy canes to attendees. More...

Events of Area Interest

Party deadline Wednesday   More...

CUCC Cantata Sunday

Christ United Church of Christ, 1414 Ligonier St., Latrobe, invites the public to its Christmas Cantata, “Sing a Song of Christmas,” 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Man caught growing mushrooms goes on a trip to court   More...

Derry council discusses budget, snow removal device

While Derry Borough Council will approve a final budget at its regular meeting next week, council members still have time to mull over the 2016 spending plan.  More...

Cerilli topped the ballot as well as spending in commissioner race

As the newcomer in the race for a spot as Westmoreland County Commissioner, Gina Cerilli knew she would have to outdo the competition. More...

Hair Brain Jane series releases book for Christmas

Andrea Studenc woke up at 5:15 one morning in 2012, and in that groggy state of being not quite asleep and not quite awake, she had a vision of a shimmery, silvery shining girl standing next to her bed with things coming out of her head. More...

Pennsylvania Senate, House move toward showdown on budget

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Local & State News

A look at state budget plans in the Pa. Legislature

By The Associated Press More...

Senate plan introduced for possible removal of AG Kane

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania senators were given a proposal Monday about a process that could lead to the removal from office of embattled state Attorney General Kathleen Kane.  More...

Website launched for RadioShack gift card holders

Consumers holding unused gift cards purchased from Radio Shack now have a way to obtain refunds. More...

World News

Syria: 3 troops killed by US-led strikes; US blames Russia

BEIRUT (AP) - Syria on Monday accused the U.S.-led coalition of bombing an army camp in the eastern part of the country, killing three Syrian soldiers and wounding 13, but a senior U.S. More...

Trump calls for ‘complete shutdown’ on Muslims entering US

NEWARK, N.J. More...

Backlash over Common Core extends to US Catholic schools

(AP) — The backlash against standardized testing is rippling through some Roman Catholic schools as they balance the collegedriven Common Core learning standards with spiritual goals.  More...

Sports

Johnson nets hat trick, helps IceCats into first-place tie

Dan Johnson and the Greater Latrobe hockey team managed to easily dispatch an old nemesis.  Johnson tallied a hat trick and captain Brendan Johns enjoyed a four-point night as the IceCats routed Bishop Canevin, 8-3, during a PIHL Class AA game More...

Derry Area opens wrestling season with convincing win over Blairsville

Derry Area head coach Mike Weinell was excited to see his young wrestling team open the season with a convincing 71-6 exhibition win over visiting Indiana County foe Blairsville Monday night. More...

Ligonier Valley boys lose game, coach against Greensburg Salem

 Suffice it to say, the start to the 2015-16 boys’ basketball season at Ligonier Valley has been tough. More...

Entertainment

Kendrick the King: Rapper leads Grammys with 11 noms

NEW YORK (AP) — Kendrick Lamar is the king of the Grammys: The rapper is the leading nominee for the 2016 awards with 11, including album of the year for “To Pimp a Butterfly” and song of the year for “Alright.”  More...

Eagles of Death Metal members appear with U2 on Paris stage

PARIS (AP) — Members of the California rock band Eagles of Death Metal have made a surprise return to a Paris stage, less than a month after suicide bombers stormed the band’s Nov. More...

And the Kimye baby’s name is ... Saint West

LOS ANGELES (AP) — And the baby du jour’s name is ... More...

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