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Worker from Latrobe company killed in freak Greensburg accident

A worker from a Latrobe company lost his life in what is being called a “freak” mowing accident Thursday morning in Greensburg. Jimmy L. More...

Judicial ballot question may be headed for court fight

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LVHS to host talent show today

Ligonier Valley High School (LVHS)’s junior class committee will host Ligonier’s Got Talent at 7 p.m. today in the LVHS auditorium.  More...

General News

Vatican conference reflects Sanders’ admiration for Francis

NEW YORK (AP) - The Vatican conference drawing Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders away from the campaign for New York delegates is steeped in his lifelong passions of economic and social justice and reflects his admiration for Pope Fran More...

Brazil top court rejects president’s bid to stop impeachment

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Brazil’s Supreme Court voted early Friday to reject a motion seeking to block an impeachment vote in the lower house of Congress against President Dilma Rousseff, sharply limiting the embattled leader’s options to avoid a showdo More...

Japan earthquake: ‘I thought I was going to die’

MASHIKI, Japan (AP) - A still shocked resident from a town in southern Japan recounted his terror the previous night as he examined the damage Friday from a powerful earthquake that brought down buildings and left nine people dead. More...

Sports

Trojans rally for first baseball win, 14-7, over Southmoreland

The Derry Area baseball team rallied for its first win of the season in a big way.  The Trojans scored seven runs in the bottom of the fourth and added to it, ensuring their first win, a 14-7 victory against visiting Southmoreland in a WPIAL Sec More...

Bobcats suffer first conference baseball loss

BLAIRSVILLE — The Homer-Center Wildcats handed the Blairsville Bobcats their first District 6 Heritage Conference baseball loss of the season, 3-1, Thursday at WyoTech Field.  More...

GCC’s Skatell signs with Wheeling Jesuit

Zach Skatell, a Unity Township resident and senior catcher and first-baseman at Greensburg Central Catholic High School, has signed a letter of intent to continue playing baseball at Wheeling Jesuit More...

Lifestyles

Catholic Charities to honor service to those in need at annual dinner

A law enforcement officer from Armstrong County, a couple from Westmoreland County and a human service organization from Fayette County will be recognized for their good works at the 18th annual Catholic Charities’ Communities of Salt and Light More...

Nine St. Vincent seminarians instituted to Ministry of Reader

Nine St. Vincent seminarians from four dioceses and two monasteries were instituted to the Ministry of Reader on Monday, April 11, by Most Rev. David A. Zubik, Bishop of Pittsburgh. More...

IT defense training at next Chamber University program

It is an issue fast becoming one of the most critical things facing businesses and companies today: Cyber-crime. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Car strikes embankment, fence in St. Clair Township   More...

Unity Twp. Supervisors reduce speed limit on Lewis Road

Citing resident complaints about speeding, Unity Township Supervisors on Thursday approved reducing the speed limit on Lewis Road from 35 mph to 25 mph.  “I’ve been getting numerous calls ... More...

New stormwater ordinance in effect for Ligonier Borough

A new stormwater management ordinance will help engineers better review new development projects in Ligonier Borough.  Borough council voted 7-0 Thursday night to adopt the 40-page document, which solicitor George Welty described as a “maj More...

Writer who traveled with popes visits St. Vincent College

Pope Francis is one of the most popular figures alive, David Willey said, and that respect comes from not only Catholics, but also from people of other religions, and from people with no religion at all.  “He is important not only in the h More...

Longtime friends of Hillary Clinton make stop in Latrobe

On Thursday, Latrobe welcomed a group of out-of-town guests campaigning for the upcoming presidential primary to the “neighborhood” with a muchneeded pit stop.  More...

Local & State News

State of the Race: Campaign for Pa. US Senate seat

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Thursday was the deadline for candidates for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania to report their campaign fundraising and spending activity in 2016 and details are starting to trickle out. More...

Wolf signs bill to require fiscal review of labor agreements

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. More...

Feds: Mentally ill inmates no longer in solitary

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice says Pennsylvania corrections officials have stopped regularly placing inmates with serious mental illness and intellectual disabilities in solitary confinement.  More...

World News

Belgian minister resigns after airport security criticized

BRUSSELS (AP) - Belgium’s transport minister has resigned after a secret European Union report detailing lapses in airport security oversight was leaked in the wake of the March 22 bombings at Brussels Airport and subway.  More...

New York delivers rowdy night of campaigning

NEWYORK (AP) - Democrats brawled in Brooklyn while Republicans in black tie threw sharp elbows at a Manhattan gala in a rowdy New York night of politics ahead of the state’s Tuesday presidential primary. More...

Education

SVC ‘definitely a challenge’to senior bioinformatics major Natalie Nakles

“St. Vincent College science classes have definitely been a challenge,” said senior bioinformatics major Natalie Nakles of Unity Township as she looks forward to graduation in May and medical school in the fall.  More...

A lesson in electricity at LES

Still need to register for kindergarten in the Greater Latrobe School District? Call Jody Brahosky in the child accounting office at 724-539-4293 to learn more. More...

DA One-Room School Experience

Twenty Derry Area School District students attended the March Atlantic No. 40 One- Room School Experience on Wednesday, March 9. More...

Entertainment

‘Deadpool 2’ in works, fourth ‘Avatar’ sequel announced

LAS VEGAS (AP) — 20th Century Fox had its eyes on the future Thursday at CinemaCon, where it was revealed that not only was a “Deadpool” sequel in the works with star Ryan Reynolds and director Tim Miller, but that James Cameron wou More...

TV One allows bingewatching for ‘Empire’

NEW YORK (AP) — Fans of “Empire” will be able to binge-watch each episode of the drama’s current season prior to the season finale on May 18 as part of an unusual syndication deal between Fox and the TV One network announced o More...

Aretha Franklin celebrates 74th birthday in Manhattan

NEWYORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin was in the mood for celebrating, and not just because she had a birthday party.  More...

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