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County overdose task force receives $250K in grant money

Westmoreland County’s war on drugs now has some additional reinforcements.  County officials on Thursday said that the county’s Drug Overdose Task Force has received a sizable portion of an expected $435,000 grant from the Allegheny More...

Winter storm primed to hit Latrobe, other areas

While the City of Latrobe is projected to see heavy snow starting later today, other local areas may get hit even harder.  More...

GLSHS Fellowship to sponsor ‘Purple Out’ at Jan. 29 game

The Greater Latrobe Senior High School (GLSHS) Fellowship of Christian Athletes club is sponsoring a “Purple Out” at the boys varsity basketball game at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, at GLSHS.  More...

General News

The latest: Catholic diocese gives OK to skip church

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on the heavy snowfall expected to hit the Washington area and the Northeast. More...

What we know: Key takeaways on ‘potentially crippling’storm

As people across the eastern United States prepare for this weekend’s winter storm, here’s what we know:  — What is it? More...

Alaska burglary suspect identified after locking keys in car

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man suspected of burglarizing two Alaska businesses was delayed in his get-away by locking his keys in his car. Acall to a cab company helped open the car but also led to his identification.  More...

Sports

IceCats hammer Armstrong in key conference matchup

Greater Latrobe’s first-ever win against Armstrong may be the most important. More...

Butler eclipses 1,000 career points in unbeaten Wildcats’ section win

There have been many special nights for the Greater Latrobe boys’ basketball team this season. That’s what happens when a team is ranked No. More...

Trojans fall to defending WPIAL champion Indiana Area

Indiana Area utilized full-court pressure along with some early hot long-range shooting as the defending WPIAL Class AAA champion defeated host Derry Area, 74-36, in a WPIAL Section 3-AAA game Thursday.  More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Kutztown University has conferred degrees on more than 540 students during the summer and fall terms, the Berks County campus reported Thursday.  Amanda Jean Seanor of Latrobe (15650) earned two degrees:  Bachelor of science - art education More...

Youth orchestra auditions Feb. 3

WYSO’S PHILHARMONIC HAS OPENINGS   The Westmoreland Youth Symphony Orchestra Program’s Philharmonic will hold spring term auditions on Wednesday, Feb. 3, beginning at 6:30 p.m. More...

SVC: ‘Washington Betrayal of Young’ lecture Feb. 24

St. Vincent College Center for Political and Economic Thought of the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government will present a lecture by Diana Furchtgott-Roth of the Manhattan Institute, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Two-vehicle accident follows hit-and-run   More...

2 city residents identified as victims of deadly Cook Township crash

Two Latrobe residents were identified as the victims of a deadly one-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon in Cook Township.  According to the Westmoreland County Coroner’s Office, Bridget J. Smith, 27, and Terrance S. More...

Butler nets 1,000th

Austin Butler gives his mother Michele the game ball and a hug after he had it presented to him by head coach Brad Wetzel as the Wildcat junior standout scored the 1,000th point of his high school ca More...

Latrobe-GLSD approves amendment to 2016 rec budget

The Latrobe-GLSD Parks and Recreation Commission is starting off the new year with an adjustment to the 2016 budget that it approved last month.  The commission voted Thursday to approve an amended budget for the year with a reduction of approxi More...

Judge dismisses case against Hempfield Township bicyclist

A Westmoreland County judge on Thursday dismissed a case of a bicyclist accused multiple times of obstructing traffic on area roads because the police officer who cited him wasn’t able to attend the hearing. More...

Local & State News

Eakin looks to limit emails being considered in case

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The state’s ethics court for judges said Thursday it wants more information about whether it should hold a Supreme Court justice responsible for emails with offensive content that he may not have opened.  More...

Police seek man who robbed Youngwood bank

State police at Greensburg are looking for a man they say robbed the S&T Bank in Youngwood on Tuesday afternoon. At approximately 1:17 p.m. More...

Official: Anti-bullying workshop had unplanned consequences

IMPERIAL, Pa. (AP) — School officials are defending a western Pennsylvania superintendent after questions have been raised about an anti-bullying workshop in which middle schoolers answered personal questions.  More...

World News

Regional EPA official resigns over Flint water crisis

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - A regional director of the U.S. More...

UK judge: Putin ‘probably approved’ killing of ex-KGB agent

LONDON (AP) - Almost a decade after former KGB officer Alexander Litvinenko lay dying in a London hospital bed, a British judge has concluded who poisoned him: two Russian men, acting at the behest of Russia’s security services, probably with a More...

Status of missing Marines changed to deceased

HONOLULU (AP) — The Marine Corps says the 12 Marines who were in two helicopters that crashed off Hawaii are considered dead.  More...

Education

DASD Welcome Baby Package

Derry Area School District (DASD) recently announced a Welcome Baby Package as a part of its continuing Early Childhood Literacy Program. More...

GL Breakfast of Champions

Greater Latrobe Senior High School recently honored six students at the January Breakfast of Champions, including Ally Kornides (who was honored by German teacher Oliver Kiefer), Rachele Shafer (lang More...

GL SADD Club receives award

The Greater Latrobe SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) Club recently received the award for Activity of the Year at the 2015 Pennsylvania SADD Annual Conference at Seven Springs Resort. More...

Entertainment

Joseph Gordon-Levitt gets Harvard’s Hasty Pudding honor

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. More...

Judge tosses woman’s defamation suit vs. Cosby

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Pittsburgh-area woman who claims Bill Cosby defamed her when he and his representatives responded to allegations that he drugged and sexually assaulted her and other w More...

Adele’s ‘Hello’ fastest to reach 1 billion views on YouTube

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sorry, Psy. More...

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