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Latrobe planning garbage rate hikes to offset rising costs for service

Latrobe residents and businesses could soon be facing higher fees for garbage service as city council prepares to implement rate hikes to offset rising costs.  More...

Local K-9s sweep Westmoreland County Prison for drugs

Arecent cell-by-cell sweep of the Westmoreland County Prison by local K-9 officers resulted in no drugs being found, Warden John Walton told members of the prison board at their regular meeting Monday.  More...

General News

US new-home sales fall in March for third straight month

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans stepped back from buying new homes in March, the third straight monthly decline as sales plunged sharply in the Western states.  More...

State cites Pittsburgh authority for lead treatment process

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The state Department of Environmental Protection has cited the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority for changing the way it removes lead from water without state permission.  More...

No Soup For You: Man upset after restaurant runs out of soup

MANSFIELD, Texas (AP) — A Texas lawyer upset that he wasn’t provided a cup of soup during a recent meal has notified a restaurant owner that he’ll sue if not reimbursed the $2.25 for the soup. More...

Editorial

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: To anyone lucky enough to know Dad’s wife, our mother, the kid’s grandmother and great-grandmother, Mary Stynchula: We have been overwhelmed with your love and generosity, by way of cards, offerings of food, visits to the h More...

Personal finance gifts for the new graduate

College graduation season is upon us. How about a gift that will really mean something to a student in your life?  More...

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Lifestyles

Speaker welcomed to Honors Convocation in St. Vincent Basilica

William R. Thomas (center), a St. More...

Events of Area Interest

Spaghetti Dinner today   More...

SVC champion of Recycle Mania tourney

St. Vincent College was named the champion of the 2016 Recycle Mania competition with a recycling rate of 3.40 lbs./capita, the Unity Township campus reported Monday. More...

Entertainment

Lawyer: Death a shock; Prince led clean lifestyle

Prince’s longtime lawyer called the death of the superstar a complete shock and said Monday that the singer lived a clean and healthy lifestyle, disputing suggestions that he had a drug addiction.  More...

Megyn Kelly to interview Donald Trump for Fox TV special

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Donald Trump will join Megyn Kelly on a Fox TV special for her first interview with him since the fallout from their encounter during a GOP presidential debate last summer.  The Republican front-runner will be a guest on More...

Ryan Reynolds helps out Utah cinema in ‘Deadpool’ trouble

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Actor Ryan Reynolds is showing his support for a Salt Lake City movie theater cited under a Utah obscenity law for serving drinks during a screening of his movie “Deadpool.”  More...

Polls open until 8 p.m. today

Polls opened at 7 a.m. today in Pennsylvania as voters cast ballots on primary contests, including the state’s first competitive Republican presidential primary in decades. More...

Another wrong-way crash on Route 30 claims life

Nearly a year after Ligonier police Lt. More...

Twin Lakes Battle of the Bands deadline April 29

The Brian T. Rusnock Amphitheater at the Twin Lakes Park Expansion will host a Battle of the Bands contest starting at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 11. More...

Local & State News

Campaign trail traffic heavy ahead of Pennsylvania primary

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Presidential candidates campaigned Monday from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia in a lastditch bid for votes in Pennsylvania’s first competitive Republican primary in decades.  More...

Petrarca bill uses child abuse-animal cruelty connection to fight abuse

State Rep. Joseph Petrarca has introduced a bill that would provide more protections against child abuse, while at the same time cracking down on animal abuse.  The bill (H.B. More...

Crews begin replacing deck of Pittsburgh’s Liberty Bridge

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Crews have begun replacing the deck of Pittsburgh’s Liberty Bridge, one of the busiest arteries crossing the Monongahela River and leading to the city’s southern suburbs.  PennDOT says crews will replace the d More...

World News

Prosecutor: Hundreds of pot plants grown where 8 were killed

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Four days after the calculated killings of eight people in rural Ohio, a prosecutor revealed Monday that marijuana was found at some of the crime scenes, including a grow-house sheltering hundreds of plants.  More...

Cleveland settles lawsuit over Tamir Rice shooting for $6M

CLEVELAND (AP) - The city on Monday reached a $6 million settlement in a lawsuit over the death of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy shot by a white police officer while playing with a pellet gun outside a recreation center. An order filed in U.S. More...

Trump, Clinton aim for sweeps of Northeastern primaries

PHILADELPHIA(AP) - Donald Trump is aiming for a sweep of all five Northeastern states holding primaries Tuesday, including Pennsylvania, leaving his rivals pinning their hopes of stopping the Republican front-runner on a fragile coordination strategy More...

Sports

Oakmont Country Club to play same as in 2007 for U.S. Open

OAKMONT — The biggest news to come out of U.S. Open Media Day at Oakmont Country Club — other than it coming to light that Tiger Wood registered to compete on April 4 — was this: If you liked the U.S. More...

Latrobe’s Bill May among new Clarion Hall of Fame members

Bill May of Latrobe will be among six new members inducted into the Clarion University Sports Hall of Fame on Friday.  The Class of 2016 will be inducted at Clarion’s Eagle Commons Dining Facility. The event is open to the public.  More...

Lady Rams, Lexie Petrof shut out Blairsville, stay perfect in conference

BLAIRSVILLE — The Ligonier Valley girls’ softball team made short work of host Blairsville Monday in a fiveinning, 13-0 District 6 Heritage Conference win.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Storage facility burglarized in Loyalhanna  State police at Kiski Valley report between March 20 and April 18, in Loyalhanna Township, someone burglarized a storage facility at Brothers Farm Storage. More...

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