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K-9 officer helps net two suspected drug dealers

A local K-9 officer can be credited with helping to take two alleged drug dealers off the street. More...

Latrobe man arrested on drug charges in Jeannette

A Latrobe man was arrested Wednesday in Jeannette, accused of possessing cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia, and furnishing alcohol to minors. More...

Historical society’s Spring Community Lecture set April 25

Derry Area Historical Society will host a Spring Community Lecture at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 25, in the Derry Area High School audion.  More...

General News

Republican Senate effort again fails to block water rule

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have again blocked a Republican proposal that would have forced the Obama administration to withdraw a federal rule to protect small streams and wetlands from development and pollution.  An amendment sponsored b More...

New dad dies month after being struck by stray bullet

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Bake Off star makes Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday cake

LONDON (AP) — Let her eat cake.  Queen Elizabeth II received a royal 90th birthday cake Thursday from a baker who won millions of fans on Britain’s most beloved baking competition.  Nadiya Hussain presented the monarch with a th More...

Sports

Carr’s one-hitter lifts Lady Wildcats past AG

Meredith Carr tossed a onehit, complete game shutout on Thursday to help push Greater Latrobe’s softball team past host Albert Gallatin, 3-0, in a Section 1-AAAA game.  The victory did more than improve the Lady Wildcats to 6-1 against sec More...

Wildcats roll to volleyball sweep of Penn Hills

Greater Latrobe’s boys’ volleyball team improved its record to 7-2 with a sweep of host Penn Hills in WPIAL Section 3-AAA play on Thursday.  The Wildcats won by scores of 25-13, 25-16 and cruised to a 25-5 romp in the deciding third More...

Jessica Kostic makes history in Lady Wildcats’ lacrosse win

Senior Jessica Kostic scored six goals and became the first player in program history to reach the 200-goal mark for her career on Thursday as Greater Latrobe cruised past visiting Baldwin, 10- 6, in non-section girls lacrosse action.  More...

Lifestyles

Area residents inducted into Phi Kappa Phi

Eight area students 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 announced Wednesday.  Nata More...

Penn College hosts student-run seminar

Pennsylvania College of Technology students preparing to graduate in May with associate degrees in health information technology recently arranged a seminar on campus for other students in the academic program.  The 16 students are enrolled in a More...

St. Michael’s, Greensburg, to mark Paschal season

St. Michael’s Orthodox Christian Church, 1182 Ashland St., Greensburg, will celebrate the Paschal season with the following:  Lazarus Saturday, April 23 — 8 a.m. matins; 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy; 6 p.m. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Derry man charged with trying to purchase firearm illegally  State police at Kiski Valley report at 1:12 p.m. Dec. More...

Latrobe-GLSD rec board sees growth in old, new programs

Despite increases in many program fees over the last couple of years to counter the loss of Unity Township as a regional partner, the Latrobe- GLSD Parks and Recreation Commission reported Thursday that it is seeing steady or even growing interest in More...

Three involved in deer poaching ring waive hearings

Three local men accused in a deer poaching ring that spanned three townships waived their rights to preliminary hearings before District Judge Roger Eckels Thursday as part of a tentative plea arrangement with prosecutors.  More...

Jessica Golden among first grads of National Certification Program

Jessica Golden, director of development for the Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation (GLPIEF), is one of 12 education foundation executives from 10 states who are the first to be nationally certified as leaders in one of philanthropy&rsqu More...

Study: SW Pennsylvania among worst for air quality

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Happy Birthday

Greensburg Care Center resident Edna Henschel Weiers celebrated her 103rd birthday with family and friends during a party April 12 at Hotel Loyal, Latrobe.  Born April 12, 1913, in South Greensburg, Edna was married April 26, 1933, to Victor Wei More...

Local & State News

Top Pa. official uses private email against policy

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania’s embattled attorney general has routinely used personal email accounts to conduct official business, transmitting confidential information and the identities of undercover agents, despite an office ban th More...

Pennsylvania voter stats show 165K switched parties in 2016

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Final statistics from Pennsylvania elections officials show that nearly 165,000 voters switched their registration this year. The biggest amount was Democrats switching registration to Republican.  More...

Pennsylvania advises counties on canceled ballot question

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World News

Paris climate agreement on track for early start

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - As many as 170 countries are expected to sign the Paris Agreement on climate change Friday in a symbolic triumph for a landmark deal that once seemed unlikely but now appears on track to enter into force years ahead of schedule. More...

Uber settlement keeps drivers as contractors in 2 states

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Uber has agreed to pay up to $100 million and make several policy concessions to settle a pair of major class-action lawsuits in two states that will keep its drivers independent contractors instead of employees, both sides annou More...

Obama’s royal holiday: Lunch with queen, dinner with princes

LONDON (AP) - Most people send a card, call, or post on Facebook for someone’s birthday, but President Barack Obama has gone the extra mile - thousands of miles, actually - to deliver 90th birthday greetings to Queen Elizabeth II over lunch at More...

Education

DA hosts 2-Year-Old Storytime

Derry Area School District (DASD) hosted 2-Year-Old Storytime on Tuesday, April 5, in partnership with Caldwell Memorial Library. More...

Farm to School program at DAHS

Derry Area High School students Cheyanne Lukacs, Arlyn Smith, Dylan Jones and Jon Hoak recently taught Derry Area Middle School eighth-grade students a unique way to grow their own food. More...

DAMS reading team makes history

On March 1, the Derry Area Middle School (DAMS) Westmoreland Interscholastic Reading Team placed second in a field of 39 teams from western Pennsylvania. More...

Entertainment

Prince, Haggard, Bowie, White, Frey: Lousy year for music

NEWYORK (AP) — It’s only April and already 2016 is a terrible year for music.  That’s not to slight Kendrick Lamar, Sturgill Simpson, Beyonce or some unknown creator working in a basement to turn the sounds in their head into a More...

Fan with disabilities meets Mark Wahlberg after pizza gift

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — Some neighborly hospitality has earned one of Mark Wahlberg’s biggest fans a chance to meet the actor and an invite to the premiere of his new movie.  More...

MTV Video Music Awards set for NYC’s Madison Square Garden

LOS ANGELES (AP) — MTV says this summer’s Video Music Awards will mark a first in the show’s three-decade history.  The ceremony will be held at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, its inaugural telecast from the famed More...

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