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Ligonier Township zoning board reorganizes for 2016

With no zoning appeals or variance requests to address, the Ligonier Township Zoning Hearing Board met briefly Tuesday night to reorganize for the new year.  The board voted Scott Gongaware as chairman, while Bob Smithley, who was absent, became More...

LMA pays Gibson-Thomas for work on Act 537 Plan

The Latrobe Municipal Authority Board of Directors Tuesday night approved two payments to authority engineer Gibson-Thomas Engineering Co. Inc. for services related to the work on the Act 537 Plan.  More...

General News

Lawyer wants 1st degree murder tossed in ‘selfie’ shooting

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — The lawyer for a 17-year-old Pennsylvania boy accused of taking a selfie next to a 16-yearold teen he had just fatally shot wants a judge to dismiss a first-degree murder charge. More...

East Coast, Ohio Valley brace for possible big snowstorm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of millions of Americans from Washington to Boston and the Ohio Valley could be walloped by an end-of-the-week snowstorm, meteorologists say. More...

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

Global Vaccine promises $5 million to develop Ebola vaccine More...

Sports

Big third quarter lifts Wildcats over Connellsville

CONNELLSVILLE — For two quarters of Tuesday’s game, it didn’t matter that the Greater Latrobe and Connellsville boys’ basketball teams were sitting at opposite ends of the standings in WPIAL Section 1-AAAA.  More...

Getting five pins, four forfeits, LV wrestling team flattens Blairsville

“It’s amazing what a good weekend does to you.” That was the comment from Ligonier Valley head wrestling coach Tom Brown Tuesday night after his team rolled through visiting Blairsville’s lineup, 57-19, in a District 6 Heritage Conference match. More...

Southmoreland grabs early lead, surges past Trojans

ALVERTON — In some ways, the problems that have plagued the Derry Area’s boys’ basketball team all season came back to bite them again on Tuesday night.  The visiting Trojans had trouble with turnovers and couldn’t recove More...

Lifestyles

Youth orchestra concert Saturday afternoon at UPJ

Johnstown Symphony Orchestra announced the Johnstown Symphony Youth Orchestra Winter Concert, conducted by Maestro Istvan Jaray, will take place on Saturday, Jan. More...

Church news

DCCW to host ‘Pray for Life’ Friday   The public is invited to “Pray for Life” with the Greensburg Diocesan Council of the National Council of Catholic Women on Friday, Jan. More...

Food Finds

The culinary side of now-hot Queens

EDITOR’S NOTE: Food Finds is an occasional series spotlighting emerging food trends and products, as well as interesting personalities and recipes. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Police searching for man who robbed Youngwood bank   More...

Latrobe man dies after being shot

A 20-year-old man died on Wednesday following an early morning shooting in Latrobe.  More...

GLSD denies funding request, encourages dissatisfied UTS to return to recreation partnership

Mike O’Barto and the Unity Township Supervisors were dissatisfied with the Greater Latrobe School District’s decision not to contribute requested funds to the Unity Township/Greensburg YMCA recreation program.  The school district an More...

GLSD okays early retirement incentive

The Greater Latrobe School board approved a non-contractual professional employee retirement incentive during Tuesday’s regular meeting.  More...

Friday evening party will be revealing event for Latrobe Art Center

There are two puzzling things about the Latrobe Art Center's Friday night event.  One is that there are plans to decorate a lot of big puzzle pieces that will be assembled for an art installation.  More...

Local & State News

Senate leader urges Wolf, House into budget talks

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A top Pennsylvania Republican senator suggested Tuesday that Democratic Gov. More...

Wolf: Prison population declined by 842 in 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Pittsburgh lawyer ends bid to become state attorney general

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh lawyer says he’s no longer seeking the Democratic nomination for attorney general, now that a longtime district attorney from western Pennsylvania is also running.  More...

World News

Oldest Christian monastery in Iraq is razed

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) - The oldest Christian monastery in Iraq has been reduced to a field of rubble, yet another victim of the Islamic State group’s relentless destruction of ancient cultural sites. More...

Sarah Palin: Trump ‘would let our warriors do their job’

AMES, Iowa (AP) - Donald Trump is brandishing the endorsement of conservative Republican firebrand Sarah Palin in the increasingly intense 2016 GOP presidential sweepstakes, giving the billionaire businessman a boost against Texas Sen. More...

Michigan governor on Flint water: ‘I let you down’

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan Gov. More...

Health

Effort to curb overuse of antibiotics amid cold, flu seasons

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s cold season, and the miserable continue to trudge in, seeking antibiotics because of mucus turned green, or a cough that has nagged for weeks. More...

First lady, school meal directors may be headed for truce

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan Senate agreement would revise healthier meal standards put into place over the last few years to give schools more flexibility in what they serve the nation’s schoolchildren, easing requirements on whole gra More...

Complex issue of when to stop mammograms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lost in the arguing over whether women should begin mammograms at age 40 or 50 or somewhere in between is the issue they’ll all eventually face: when to stop.  “There’s a point at which everybody begins More...

Entertainment

Calls for boycott over diversity throw Oscars into turmoil

NEW YORK (AP) — Growing calls for a boycott of the Academy Awards over the lack of diversity among this year’s Oscar nominees are forcing stars to choose sides and threatening to throw the movie industry’s biggest night of the year More...

Average movie ticket up to a record high of $8.70

NEW YORK (AP) — The average movie ticket has hit a record high of $8.70.  The National Association of Theatre Owners said Tuesday that was the average ticket price in the fourth quarter of 2015. More...

Pearl Jam, Dead & Company, LCD Soundsystem to play Bonnaroo

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pearl Jam, Dead & Company and LCD Soundsystem will headline the 2016 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in June in Manchester, Tennessee.  More...

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