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Former Mount Pleasant officer headed to trial on attempted rape, other charges

A former part-time Mount Pleasant Borough police officer will go to trial for allegedly trying to rape a woman at his Donegal Township residence last year.  More...

General News

NY medical examiner who oversaw office on 9/11 dies

NEW YORK (AP) — A doctor who oversaw the New York City medical examiner’s office for more than two decades and whose staff helped identify the remains of Sept. 11 victims has died. Charles Hirsch was 79. More...

‘Blood, Sweat & Heels’ star Daisy Lewellyn dies at 36

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Daisy Lewellyn, who starred in Bravo’s “Blood, Sweat & Heels” reality series, died Friday of a rare form of cancer, the channel said. More...

Great Smokies to use lottery for synchronous firefly parking

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Great Smoky Mountains National Park visitors hoping to see the synchronous fireflies this summer will need to enter a lottery for the limited parking spots.  More...

Editorial

Commentary

Growing summer savings in the garden

Have you ever thought about growing your own fruits and vegetables at home? More...

Bulletin Board

The Veterans Memorial Committee is taking applications to have the names of veterans placed on the Veterans Memorial in Latrobe.  More...

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Lifestyles

WCNS Radio’s Hank Baughman visits SVC class

Hank Baughman (second from left), veteran news broadcaster and host of Westmoreland Talks on Latrobe radio station WCNS (1480-AM), was a guest of Dr. More...

Campus Corner

Two area residents recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, “the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines,” the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, headquarters reported Fr More...

Events of Area Interest

St. Mary Seniors to meet Thursday   The Seniors of St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Bradenville, will hold their monthly meeting 1 p.m. More...

Pediatric center art

One day Sherrie Stouffer and Sharon Brier, both LPNs, decided they would paint a wall in the pediatric center in order to make visiting the doctor a better experience for children. More...

Annual LVRRA Model Railroad Home Tour set

The Ligonier Valley Rail Road Association (LVRRA)’s annual Model Railroad Home Tour fundraiser for the Ligonier Valley Rail Road Museum will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 7. More...

Local author writes about mermaids and werewolves

You don’t have to believe in werewolves and mermaids to be intrigued by them.  “I am completely and utterly skeptical,” Ronald L. Murphy Jr. of Derry said. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, APRIL 11  5:30 p.m., Unity Township Zoning Hearing Board, special meeting, municipal building (related to Verizon cellular tower request)  6:30 p.m., Latrobe City Council, City Hall  7 p.m., Derry Borough Council, Derry Station More...

Judge delays release ruling in Ugandabased counterfeiting

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An American deported from Uganda and charged in a massive counterfeiting scheme won’t learn for a few weeks whether he’ll be released from jail until he stands trial.  More...

FirstEnergy to expand electrical substation in Pennsylvania

WAMPUM, Pa. (AP) — FirstEnergy Corp. More...

World News

UK leader Cameron under fire over link to offshore accounts

DUBLIN (AP) - British Prime Minister David Cameron faced mounting pressure Friday over his involvement in offshore investments after he finally admitted he benefited from his father’s Panama-registered trust, an entity exposed by this week&rsqu More...

Arrests provide new links between Paris, Brussels attacks

BRUSSELS (AP) - The arrest Friday of five men suspected of links to the Brussels bombings, including the last known fugitive in last year’s Paris attacks, raised new questions about the extent of the Islamic State cell believed to have carried More...

NASA: Global warming changing how Earth wobbles

WASHINGTON (AP) - Global warming is shifting the way the Earth wobbles on its polar axis, a new NASA study finds. Melting ice sheets - especially in Greenland - are changing the distribution of weight on Earth.  More...

Sports

Here’s ‘line’ on spring fly-fishing, start of trout season

We are located in the midst of some of great trout streams in the state of Pennsylvania.  With that and the start of trout season next Saturday (April 16) in mind, we are going to have a good many anglers who will be hitting the waters this spri More...

Greater Latrobe track teams look to talented, but young athletes to help carry load

As head coach of the Greater Latrobe girls’ and boys’ track teams for the last 19 years, Andy Wnek has seen all kinds of seasons.  Some of his Wildcats’ teams have been loaded with veteran, talented athletes. More...

’Cats make quick work of Armstrong in boys’ tennis

Receiving one forfeit and winning the other four matches in straight sets, the Greater Latrobe boys’ tennis team registered a 5-0 WPIAL Section 1- AAA whitewash of visiting Armstrong on Friday.  More...

Entertainment

Movie review: Melissa McCarthy’s ‘The Boss’ misses the mark

The search continues for a suitable showcase for the awesome talents of Melissa McCarthy outside of films directed by Paul Feig. More...

India censors: ‘Jungle Book’ too scary for kids to see alone

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s censor board is requiring parents to accompany children under 12 at screenings of Disney’s “The Jungle Book” because the special effects made its animals too scary. The movie opens in Indian theaters on Friday. More...

Charlize Theron gets back behind the wheel for ‘Fast 8’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Mad Max: Fury Road” star Charlize Theron is ready to rev up those engines once again in the eighth installment of the “Fast and Furious” series. More...

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