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Latrobe man charged with having sex with 12- and 13-year-old girls

A Latrobe man is facing multiple charges for allegedly having sex with two young girls he met at the Latrobe Skating Rink. State police learned that a 12- year-old was having or had sexual intercourse with Johnathan Rosario, 23. More...

Latrobe teen seeking volunteers for Eagle Scout project

All along, Anthony Boldurian aimed to have his Eagle Scout project tied to some form of conservation.  “Another Scout in our troop had done a planting project with the DCNR (Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources) a More...

General News

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

Apple reports iPhone sales down, 1st revenue drop since 2003   More...

US home prices rise at solid pace, even with flat sales

AP Economics Writer  WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices continued their steady upward march in February as buyers competed for a limited number of available properties.  More...

Help wanted: Book looks at 50 ‘Cats on the Job’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dogs work. Cats sleep, purr and preen. At least that is what dog people would have you believe. Author Lisa Rogak set out to discover what cats really spend their time doing. More...

Sports

GL, DA take section volleyball matches

Greater Latrobe and Derry Area’s boys’ volleyball teams won a pair of section contests against Armstrong and Bishop Canevin, respectively, on Tuesday.  The Wildcats swept Armstrong at home while the Trojans took down Bishop Canevin, More...

DA’s Phillippi receives Excellence Award at Judge Driscoll banquet

Derry Area senior standout wrestler Micky Phillippi and Norwin senior Alayna Gribble were named top boys’ and girls’ scholar-athletes, respectively at the 60th annual Judge John J. More...

Ligonier Valley pulls away for conference baseball win against Saltsburg

The Ligonier Valley baseball team pulled away in the middle innings to hold off Saltsburg for an 11-8 victory during a District 6 Heritage Conference home game Tuesday.  It was Ligonier Valley’s second consecutive win and second in two day More...

Lifestyles

Carnegie Science Center outlines spring events

Carnegie Science Center is offering a host of activities for people of all ages. More...

St. Vincent College names 2016 winner of President’s Award

Helena M. Shoplik, a psychology major and children’s studies minor from Pittsburgh, has been named the 42nd annual winner of the President’s Award, St.  More...

Heart of Arts proclamation Thursday; gala May 13

Anthony Marino, artistic director of Stage Right, Greensburg, Tuesday announced that this year’s Heart of the Arts Award will be the Westmoreland Cultural Trust.  More...

Ligonier Twp. wrong-way crash death ruled suicide by coroner

The death of a Darlington man in a wrong-way collision with a tractor trailer along Route 30 in Ligonier Township Monday night has been ruled a suicide, according to the Westmoreland County Coroner’s Office. More...

One person hurt after ambulance, vehicle crash

One person was injured on Tuesday morning when a vehicle and a Mutual Aid Ambulance collided at the intersection of routes 30 and 981 in Unity Township.  According to Trib Total Media, Mutual Aid Regional Director Jim Lenart said the crash took More...

Unity Twp. zoning board OKs garage expansion

The Unity Township Zoning Hearing Board voted Tuesday to grant approval for an expansion of a non-conforming use and a dimensional variance for Ruffner’s Auto & Truck Repair.  More...

Rafferty, Shapiro win spots to run for Pennsylvania AG

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A state senator and county commissioner from the same suburban Philadelphia county will vie this fall for the seat being vacated by embattled Attorney General Kathleen Kane.  More...

Trump, Clinton win Pennsylvania; Dems tap McGinty for Senate

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton came away big winners in Pennsylvania’s presidential primaries Tuesday, as Democrats backed their party establishment’s choice for U.S. More...

Local & State News

US Steel files trade complaint against big Chinese producers

WASHINGTON (AP) — United States Steel Corp. has filed a complaint with U.S. regulators against the biggest Chinese steel producers, accusing them of conspiring to fix prices, stealing trade secrets and skirting duties on imports in the U.S. More...

Fired sergeant pleads not guilty at arraignment

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A fired Pittsburgh police sergeant has pleaded not guilty to charges he violated the civil rights of a drunken man by punching and pushing him during his November arrest then filed false reports to justify his actions.  More...

Two hurt when motorcycle, Jeep collide in Unity Twp.

A motorcyclist and his female passenger were injured on Monday in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Route 982 and American Legion Road in Unity Township.  More...

World News

No Fed rate hike expected Wednesday, but what about in June?

WASHINGTON (AP) - On this, pretty much every economist agrees: The Federal Reserve will keep interest rates unchanged when it ends its latest policy meeting Wednesday. More...

Coroner: Most Ohio victims shot many times

CINCINNATI (AP) - A coroner’s report released Tuesday showed new details of vicious violence in the shooting deaths of eight members of a rural southern Ohio family, finding most victims were shot three to nine times each and some of them were More...

Details of sex abuse could mean prison time for Hastert

CHICAGO (AP) - When Dennis Hastert pleaded guilty last year to breaking banking laws, sentencing guidelines suggested that the former House speaker would probably serve no more than six months in prison for making illegal withdrawals to conceal a dar More...

Health

Muscular dystrophy drug falls short at high-stakes meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health advisers voted against an experimental treatment for muscular dystrophy on Monday, the latest in a series of setbacks for the Sarepta Therapeutics’ drug, which has become a rallying point for patients and More...

‘Innovation Center’ tries to reinvent Medicare

WASHINGTON (AP) — They work for the government and even their closest relatives have no idea what they do. More...

Excela marks Donate Life Month at Latrobe hospital

Excela Health is joining hospitals across the state of Pennsylvania in raising awareness about the importance of organ donation.  More...

Entertainment

Stevie Nicks surprises ‘School of Rock’ crowd, talks Prince

NEW YORK (AP) — Stevie Nicks surprised the audience at Broadway’s “School of Rock” with a riveting performance of “Rhiannon” after the cast took its curtain call.  Backed by the show’s very young band, N More...

Strahan to exit ‘Live’in May, Ripa says all is forgiven

NEW YORK (AP) — Kelly Ripa returned to her daytime talk show Tuesday after time off to “gather (her) thoughts” in response to learning her co-host Michael Strahan is leaving, saying the incident had started a conversation about work More...

Actor Columbus Short fails drug test while on probation

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Court records show that former “Scandal” actor Columbus Short has tested positive for cocaine and marijuana use and is facing a probation violation in a felony assault case.  More...

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