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Legion- Keener Park cleanup day scheduled May 15

Latrobe-GLSD Parks and Recreation is seeking volunteers to help clean up Legion- Keener Park in Latrobe.  The organization will host a Community Legion-Keener Work Day from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. More...

‘Undressing the Historical Lady’ final presentation in SVC history dinner theater

“Undressing the Historical Lady” will be the fifth and final presentation by Maggie Roberts in the new history dinner theater series hosted by The Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Gallery at the Fred M. Rogers Center at St. More...

General News

Bilingual New Deal Mural Tour in Jeannette May 14

The Office of Public Art will present a Bilingual New Deal Mural Tour in Jeannette from noon to 1 p.m. More...

Pittsburgh mayor wants copkiller’s profile off pen pal site

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh’s mayor wants a pen pal site for inmates to remove a profile posted by man convicted of killing three police officers.  KDKA-TV reports that Mayor Bill Peduto believes Richard Poplawski’s profile vi More...

Killer’s wife to prison, violated murder-for-hire probation

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania who tried of have three witnesses killed in her husband’s murder trial will spend 10 months in federal prison for violating her probation.  More...

Sports

Lady ’Cats face Bethel Park to open WPIAL softball playoffs

The second season for Greater Latrobe’s softball team is underway.  WPIAL softball playoff brackets were released on Thursday and the Lady Wildcats will begin what they hope is a deep Quad-A postseason run with an opening-mound matchup ver More...

Greater Latrobe, Derry Area athletes punch tickets to WPIAL meet

It was a banner day for the Greater Latrobe track and field teams filled with first-place finishes and school records.  Derry Area had a good day, too.  Next up is the WPIAL Class AAA Championships.  More...

Wildcats, Trojans sweep in volleyball

The Greater Latrobe and Derry Area boys’ volleyball teams each made quick work of their opponents on Thursday, with both squads cruising to 3- 0 sweeps.  The Wildcats celebrated Senior Night with a 25-14, 25- 16, 25-16 home victory over se More...

Lifestyles

Penn College welding students add decor to campus dining unit

Sparks of imagination from Pennsylvania College of Technology welding students have produced unique décor for one of the main eateries on the Williamsport campus. More...

Happy Birthday

Sophia Elizabeth DeLuca is 7 years old today.  She was born May 13, 2009, the daughter of Maura and Brian DeLuca of Cranston, Rhode Island.  Sophia has two big brothers, Zachary, who is 11 1/2, and Anthony, who is 9 1/2.  She is the gr More...

Latrobe BPW lauds Students of Month, eyes May 19 meet

The Latrobe Business and Professional Women’s Club announced its May dinner meeting will be held 6:15 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at Gino Giannilli’s Restaurant in Latrobe.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Charges filed in thefts at Unity Township Walmart   More...

Ligonier Borough okays shared composting, recycling with township

Zoning ordinance amended

Ligonier Borough and Ligonier Township are equally on board to extend a long-standing cooperative agreement by exchanging yard waste recycling services.  More...

Unity Twp. extends military leave pay period from 30 days to 12 months

While all three Unity Township supervisors agree that those that serve in the military and their families deserve financial support, how much of that support was up for debate Thursday at the meeting of the Board of Supervisors.  More...

GLLV Chamber offers members discounted airshow tickets

The 2016 Shop ‘n Save Westmoreland County International Airshow is going to be jammed and not just by the big crowds expected to descend on Arnold Palmer Regional Airport May 21-22.  More...

Latrobe resident Ankrom releases second CD as Emsmia

Patrick Ankrom credits his best friend Andre Hazlip for introducing him to music at a young age.  The revelation helped the Latrobe resident launch what he hopes to eventually become a career.  Ankrom, who goes by the stage name of Emsmia, More...

Derry bridge work progressing

Soon to come together, the old will merge with the new as construction continues on the ramp at the Derry Borough Bridge on Route 217. More...

Local & State News

Man apologizes for shooting mother of intended target

WINDBER, Pa. More...

Auditor: Pa. schools might be overpaying for busing

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Police catch nursery-rhyming ‘Gingerbread man’ suspect

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies say they’ve caught the gingerbread man, a Pittsburgh-area burglary suspect who referred to the nursery rhyme in taunting authorities who couldn’t catch up to him.  Police say 25-year-o More...

World News

US gives directive to schools on transgender bathroom access

WASHINGTON (AP) - Public schools must permit transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity, according to an Obama administration directive issued amid a court fight between the federal government More...

‘Folks back home’ have varying views on LGBT law

EDEN, N.C. More...

Million-dollar bids shown for gun that killed Martin

MIAMI (AP) - Bidding in an online auction for the pistol former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman used to kill Trayvon Martin had gone well into the millions by Friday morning, though it was unclear if they were serious bids.  More...

Education

GLJHS students bake creative confections

Greater Latrobe Junior High School family and consumer science students recently participated in a Cupcake Creation Competition.  They worked in groups of 3-4 to research and design a cupcake. More...

Latrobe Lions Club Student of Month

Student Claire Dalton accepts a certificate recognizing her as the Latrobe Lions Club’s Student of the Mont from Lion Jim Moore. More...

Derry Lions Club honors Students of Month

Evan McNulty and Brian Cignetti recently were recognized as Derry Lions Club’s Students of the Month for March, while Madaline Johnston and Meghan Horrell were honored as its April Students of the Month.  McNulty, son of Tom and Johna McNu More...

Entertainment

Bloodbath of shows axed by networks to make room for new shows to debut next season

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It wasn’t quite the Red Wedding, but Thursday brought viewers news of more than a dozen prime-time shows being axed to make room for new programs next season.  More...

Author George R.R. Martin offers new taste of ‘The Winds of Winter’

NEWYORK (AP) — Author George R.R. More...

LeToya Luckett, Lady Gaga to star in Dionne Warwick biopic

CANNES, France (AP) — Destiny’s Child alum LeToya Luckett will star as Dionne Warwick in a planned biopic of the R&B singer.  The 75-year-old Warwick was in Cannes on Friday to announce the project, which will also co-star Lady G More...

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