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Chamber radio show to pay tribute to Dow Carnahan

“Good Morning Greater Latrobe,” the Greater Latrobe-Laurel Valley Community Chamber of Commerce’s monthly live radio show on NewsTalk 1480 WCNS, will pay tribute to the late Dow Carnahan at 9 a.m. Friday, May 6.  More...

Fort Ligonier to host ‘How to Build a Fort’ Workshop May 8

Fort Ligonier (www.fortligonier.org) will host a “How to Build a Fort” Workshop for children and families from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 8. Admission for children (ages 5-16) is free and adults are $10. More...

General News

Roaming gator tries to ring doorbell of South Carolina home

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. More...

Pig that attacked, injured 2 people on farm to be euthanized

TOWNSEND, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a pig that attacked two people on a Massachusetts farm will be euthanized and tested for rabies.  Townsend Police Chief Robert M. Eaton Jr. announced the decision Wednesday.  More...

Official: Teacher violated policy with racially charged word

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An official says a white Utah teacher violated school district policy by using a racially charged word in his junior high class.  Weber School District spokesman Nate Taggart says appropriate administrative action was More...

Editorial

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Off The Wall

Not long ago, I was listening to oldies from a popular radio station in the area from my trusty boom box when the words from a song got those rusty wheels pondering a bit. More...

Political Cartoon

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Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I am currently a senior at Derry Area High School and will be attending California University of Pennsylvania in the fall, majoring in biology. More...

Lifestyles

Latrobe Unit 515 eyes May election

American Legion Auxiliary Thomas B. Anderson Unit 515 will conduct its next meeting 2 p.m. Monday, May 9, in the Latrobe post home. A memorial service and election of officers are on the May agenda.  More...

Westminster College hosts Spring Honors Banquet

Westminster College recognized more than 150 students during the Spring Honors Banquet in conjunction with the Undergraduate Research and Arts Celebration April 20, the New Wilmington campus reported Wednesday. More...

Niemiec elected president of sr. class

Brian Niemiec of Penn Township, a St. Vincent College junior communication major with a minor in history, has been elected president of the senior class.  “I love St. Vincent College so much,” Niemiec commented. More...

Investigators find corrosion on pipeline that exploded

While it may be months or even years until investigators definitively know the cause of a natural gas explosion that rocked Salem Township last Friday destroying one home and severely burning one resident, preliminary findings suggest a pattern of co More...

LT Municipal Authority to send supervisors list of unpaid tap-in fees

A recent decision by the Ligonier Township Supervisors to authorize a mandatory water tap-in ordinance has prompted the Ligonier Township Municipal Authority to compile a list of all residents who have not paid the tap-in fees and forward it to the s More...

Burglary suspect waives hearing as part of plea bargain

A Latrobe man facing burglary, theft and related charges waived his right to a preliminary hearing as part of a plea offer by prosecutors.  More...

Latrobe-GLSD temporarily closing Third Ward Playground

Latrobe-GLSD Parks & Recreation is closing Third Ward Playground beginning Monday, May 9, until further notice, because of site renovations.  “We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, but promise beautiful results for such a More...

Dinner Saturday to benefit Greater Latrobe student

Friends, family and the community are holding a fundraising spaghetti dinner on Saturday to benefit the family of a Greater Latrobe Senior High School student. More...

Local & State News

Study: Pa. had backlog of 1,850 untested rape kits

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Gettysburg park gets 3,000 artifacts from Civil War museum

Gettysburg National Military Park is taking ownership of some 3,000 items from an American Civil War museum in Philadelphia that’s been closed for eight years under an agreement announced Wednesday.  More...

Circuses to fight Pittsburgh plan to ban wild animal acts

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The owner of Ringling Bros. More...

World News

Senate Dems field large roster of women in the Year of Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) - If 2016 has been the Year of Trump in politics, it may also end up being a new Year of the Woman, if Democrats get their way. And that won’t be a coincidence.  More...

Trump’s open path to nomination causes agony for some in GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump’s last Republican foe, Ohio Gov. More...

Fired up by Sanders, Democrats shift left on health care

WASHINGTON (AP) - With the Obama administration counting down its final year, many Democrats are finding less to like about the president’s health care law, unsure about its place among their party’s achievements. Sen.  More...

Sports

’Cats win marathon extra inning game, down section champ Hempfield Area

It took 12 innings, but the Greater Latrobe baseball team managed to finally put away rival Hempfield Area.  Jarred Kollar was the hero, scoring Vince Guerrieri for the eventual game-winning run as visiting Greater Latrobe defeated visiting Hemp More...

Lady Rams still perfect in conference, defeat Northern Cambria on one-hitter

Lexie Petrof led the Ligonier Valley girls’ softball team to another victory as the Lady Rams downed visiting Northern Cambria, 10-1, in District 6 Heritage Conference play Wednesday at Friendship Park.  Petrof went the distance, giving up More...

Manziel heads to court in domestic violence case

DALLAS (AP) — Johnny Manziel is expected to make his first courtroom appearance in Dallas after his indictment in a domestic violence case.  The 23-year-old former Cleveland Browns quarterback will learn details of his release Thursday, on More...

Entertainment

Beyonce statement calls for equality in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Beyonce is supporting efforts to overturn a North Carolina law limiting legal protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.  More...

Rolling Stones ask Trump to stop playing their songs

(AP) — The Rolling Stones have asked presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to stop playing their songs at his campaign events.  In a statement Wednesday, the rock band said they have not given permission to the Trump cam More...

Hulu to sell Internet TV package with live programming

NEW YORK (AP) — Hulu is expanding its Internet TV programming with a subscription service offering a mix of live cable and broadcast options that will include news and sports.  More...

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