April 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Residents reminded about grass clippings

The City of Latrobe Public Works and city code departments remind property owners that sweeping or blowing grass clippings on the streets, sidewalks or alleys is a violation of Latrobe Code, and that any person violating the code will be subject to p More...

Police file gun, DUI charges against man

A Trafford man is facing multiple charges, including carrying a firearm without a license, after state game officials and state troopers found him parked in a vehicle in a recreational area. More...

Latrobe man arrested after pawning stolen items

A Latrobe man has been arrested for allegedly stealing an air compressor, two table saws, work lights, chains, new windows, drills and a crimping tool after the items were allegedly sold to a local pawn shop for $100.  More...

General News

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

Fed keeps key rate unchanged; no hint on timing of next hike   More...

Gov’t launches new website for student loan borrowers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Education has launched a new website to help people with student loans find a repayment option that best suits their needs.  More...

Number of contracts to buy homes at highest level since May

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in March as the spring home buying season got underway.  The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index rose 1.4 perc More...

Editorial

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Absence?

Off The Wall

Someone once told me that white is the fullness of color and black is the absence of it. More...

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Lifestyles

World-premiere dance event presented by SHU, PBT May 7

Seton Hill University and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre will present “Millennial Movement: 3 World Premiere Works by Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Dancers” 7 p.m. More...

Events of Area Interest

Strawberry Festival Saturday   More...

Butterfly Forest open at Phipps; PlayGardens to start Saturday

Visit Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens this summer to join in the fun of the Summer Flower Show: PlayGardens and delight in the beauty of Butterfly Forest.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Van burglarized, items stolen in Unity Township   More...

Autism Awareness Month recognized

“Awareness to acceptance” has been the theme of National Autism Awareness Month that ends on Saturday.  More...

Parties move forward with grant funding for hiking/biking trail

Engineer Ed Schmitt of Gibson-Thomas Engineering Co. Inc. More...

Man accused of hindering apprehension pleads not guilty, requests trial

A Latrobe man who allegedly helped a suspect hide the gun used to kill a Latrobe man in a botched robbery plot in January has pleaded not guilty and has requested a jury trial. More...

Finding what works for Jacob

Angela Free’s son Jacob didn’t cry when he got his baby vaccinations and he didn’t respond when people came into the room. More...

Laurel Area Faith in Action to honor student volunteers

Most people think the differences between millennials and the aging senior population are many. More...

Local & State News

Three Franciscan friars ordered to stand trial in sex abuse case in Pennsylvania

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. More...

Louisiana man accused of $2 million real estate ad fraud

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Afederal grand jury in western Pennsylvania has indicted a Louisiana man on charges of defrauding hundreds of real estate agents across the nation out more than $2 million.  More...

Meadows Casino fined for marketing to gambling addicts

HOUSTON, Pa. More...

World News

Smartphone health: Apple releases software for medical apps

CUPERTINO, California (AP) - Apple is edging its way a little further into health care with the release of new iPhone apps that patients can use to manage their own medical conditions - from diabetes to pregnancy and even depression. More...

Trump struggles to explain ‘America first’ foreign policy

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump strained to lay out a clear vision of his “America first” foreign policy on Wednesday, vowing to substitute hard-headed realism for what he called a post-Cold War era replete with U.S. More...

Cruz makes VP pick as GOP race takes another unusual turn

WASHINGTON (AP) - An astonishing Republican presidential primary season has taken another unusual turn, with Texas Sen. More...

Sports

Kollar leads ’Cats to big section win against Norwin

A pair of insurance runs in the fifth inning turned out to be all that was needed for Jared Kollar and the Greater Latrobe baseball team, which posted a big 3-1 victory against host Norwin during a WPIAL Section 2-AAAA game Wednesday.  Greater L More...

Trojans’ comeback bid falls short against first-place Yough, 5-3

The Derry Area baseball team just couldn’t finish off Yough and grab an all-important upset victory against the first-place team in the section.  The Trojans led through four innings, but visiting Yough scored four of the game’s fina More...

Lady Wildcats hold off Norwin for softball win, 8-6

The Greater Latrobe girls’ softball team held off host Norwin for an 8-6 victory during a WPIAL Section 1-AAAA game Wednesday.  Greater Latrobe rebounded from a 7-1 loss at Hempfield Area on Friday, improving to 7-2 in the section — More...

Entertainment

Beyoncé slays at tour opening, offers no insight into truth behind album

MIAMI (AP) — Whether scorned woman or confident seductress, Beyoncé moved seamlessly between the two on the opening night of her Formation World Tour in Miami, offering no insight into the rumors of marital infidelity fueled by her latest album More...

Michael Douglas set for Megyn Kelly’s TVspecial

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Douglas will be among Megyn Kelly’s guests on a prime-time Fox TV special.  Fox said Wednesday that interviews with the actor and former O.J. More...

Martin Short, Derek Hough join cast of ‘Hairspray Live!’

NEWYORK (AP) — Comedian Martin Short and dancer Derek Hough have leapt aboard the cast of NBC’s “Hairspray Live!” on Dec. 7. More...

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