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LMA again taps Ellen Keefe as chair

The Latrobe Municipal Authority (LMA) Board of Directors voted Tuesday night to retain incumbent Ellen Keefe as chairwoman during its annual reorganization meeting.  Keefe took over last year following the departure of former board chairman Dr. More...

Prosecutors to consider death penalty in police officer’s death

The formal arraignment of a New Florence man on firstdegree murder and related charges stemming from the killing of a St. Clair Township police officer has been delayed as prosecutors consider whether or not to seek the death penalty in the case. More...

Pennsylvania stuck in historic budget gridlock

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. More...

General News

School board: Basketball team can play during hazing probe

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Highlands School District teachers OK April 13 strike date

NATRONA HEIGHTS, Pa. More...

Man to trial in chase, crash than changed Pittsburgh policy

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh man will stand trial on charges stemming from a high-speed police chase and crash that prompted a change in the city’s pursuit policy.  Chief Cameron McLay has barred officers from chasing suspects unle More...

Sports

Wildcats, Trojans split non-section swim meet

The Greater Latrobe and Derry Area swimming and diving teams split an exhibition meet held Tuesday at GL.  The Lady Wildcats, behind the strength of 10 first-place finishes, defeated the Derry Area girls, 96- 85, while the Trojan boys’ tea More...

Wildcats grab No. 1 seed for WPIAL Quad-A playoffs

The WPIAL boys’ and girls’ basketball playoffs begin on Saturday, but not for several area teams. The Greater Latrobe boys nabbed the No. 1 overall seed in WPIALQuad A and will begin its march to the championship next Wednesday (Feb. More...

Late basket by Rodriguez helps No. 12 Miami edge Pitt

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Annoyed about his team’s effort, Miami Hurricanes coach Jim Larranaga grabbed a ball in the locker room at halftime and challenged his players one by one to wrestle it away from him.  More...

Health

Tips to help you maintain healthy kidneys

Few people devote much thought to their kidneys unless their doctor advises them they are having kidney troubles. More...

VA hospitals compare favorably on deaths, readmission rates

CHICAGO (AP) — Veterans’ hospitals compare pretty favorably with others when it comes to treating older men with three common conditions — heart attacks, heart failure and pneumonia, according to a study on death rates and readmissions. More...

How families can get up and go to stay fit

Families often look for fun things to do together, and few things are more fun than physical activity. Choosing activities that combine fun with physical activity is a great way to bond as a family and get healthy at the same time.  More...

Entertainment

Tony-nominated actor Ken Watanabe battling cancer

NEW YORK (AP) — A publicist for Ken Watanabe says the Tonyand Oscar-nominated actor has been forced to delay his return to Broadway’s “The King and I” while he battles stomach cancer.  More...

Ex-bodyguard testifies about lewd messages sent to Gwyneth Paltrow

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury hearing a case against an Ohio man charged with stalking Gwyneth Paltrow heard testimony Tuesday about pornographic messages and sex toys he sent her earlier in her career.  Paltrow’s former bodyguard Dennis More...

Red Lobster enjoys sales surge after mention in Beyoncé song

NEW YORK (AP) — Red Lobster says it’s feeling the “Beyoncé Bounce.”  More...

GLSB views elementary STEM education

Greater Latrobe School Board members had an opportunity during Tuesday’s Committee of the Whole meeting to get a first-hand look at STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)-related education at the elementary school level.  Sherry Dur More...

Airport expands parking

Parking will get a boost at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport later this year.  Westmoreland County Airport Authority Executive Director Gabe Monzo said on Tuesday that the airport’s gravel parking area will be expanded and paved by the fall. More...

LT joins regional comprehensive plan advisory committee

Ligonier Township is the first of three communities to join an advisory committee for a new comprehensive plan that will guide cooperative growth and development within the Ligonier Valley.  More...

Unity Township peeper hearing rescheduled

A motions hearing in county court for a Greensburg man accused of secretly videotaping women in the Lawson Heights section of Unity Township has been delayed.  John Miller Jr., 59, is facing loitering and prowling, criminal trespassing and relat More...

Winter weather advisory in place until Thursday

After a brief respite following last month’s blizzard, snow and bitter temperatures are back.  The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter weather advisory for the region until Thursday evening. More...

Teen driver charged in death of Latrobe man

A New Kensington teenager was charged this week in the death of a Latrobe motorcyclist last summer, according to court documents. More...

Local & State News

Highlights of Gov. Tom Wolf’s second state budget proposal

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Highlights of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s spending plan for the 2016-17 budget year that starts July 1:  THE BIG PICTURE  More...

Senate poised to vote on whether to remove attorney general

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania senators planned a Wednesday vote on whether to remove Attorney General Kathleen Kane on grounds that her suspended law license has rendered it impossible for her to do the job. More...

Lonely Planet names Philly top US destination

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lonely Planet gave some love to The City of Brotherly Love on Tuesday, ranking Philadelphia the No. 1 place to visit in the United States in 2016.  More...

World News

Obama unveils record $4.1 trillion election-year budget

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday unveiled a record $4.1 trillion, election-year budget that finances Democratic priorities like education, health care and climate change with new taxes on crude oil, the wealthy and big banks.  More...

Obama seeks cybersecurity boost to replace ‘ancient’ tech

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama said Tuesday he is asking Congress for $3.1 billion to update the government’s archaic computer systems to protect them from cyberattacks as part of a new, centralized effort to boost cybersecurity.  More...

Analysis: Trump proves GOP establishment can’t stop him

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The current and former chiefs of the state Republican Party condemned him. New Hampshire’s only two Republican members of Congress refused to endorse him. More...

Education

Ligonier Valley High School lists honor roll

Ligonier Valley High School recently announced its honor roll for the second grading period of the 2015-2016 school year:  GRADE 9  Distinguished Honors  More...

Ligonier Valley Middle School announces honor roll

Ligonier Valley Middle School recently listed its honor roll for the second grading period of the 2015-2016 school year:  GRADE 6  Distinguished Honors  Kaelyn Adams, Lucy Anthony, Nicholas Beitel,  Hunter Crowe, Jonathan Donaldso More...

Aging Well with Cathy Graham

After going through menopause, most women never give it a second thought. We are just happy that the hot flashes are over and the bedsheets are rarely soaked with sweat come morning. More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Shippensburg University’s deans’ and commencement lists for fall 2015 are available online, the Shippensburg campus reported Monday.  Julie Hendrickson, BSBA (bachelor of science in business administration), Latrobe, is the one under More...

Happy Anniversary!

Derry Twp. couple celebrates 50th

E. Craig and Lois (Elliott) Taylor of Derry Township celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.  Married Jan. 17, 1966, in Pittsburgh by the Rev. James Pollock, Lois and Craig recently renewed their vows with their friend the Rev. More...

Auxiliary 406 eyes March elections

Blairsville Elks Lodge 406 Auxiliary elections will be held at the March meeting.  President Mary Ann Thomas conducted the February meeting, when the Nominating Committee reported on the following slate of officers for 2016-17:  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

DUI arrest in Derry Township  State police at Kiski report at 5:16 p.m. Jan. 29, in Derry Township, John Alexander was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and related traffic offenses following a traffic stop. More...

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