May 17, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Fundraiser connected to Lloydsville family

Denise Long Cohen will host a fundraiser at the Westmoreland County Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 21, to help raise money for the Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation. More...

EWCTC Fashion Show displays variety of ideas

The theme of the Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center fashion show held last Thursday was “Country Grunge.” In the top left photo, Jenna Fox of Ligonier Valley and Keith Mill More...

General News

Police plan news conference on Pennsylvania woman’s slaying

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4 cited in Mother’s Day brawl at Atlanta area restaurant

EAST POINT, Ga. (AP) — Police in the Atlanta area have identified four people seen fighting in a video of a Mother’s Day brawl that went viral.  More...

Road construction worker killed by street sweeper truck

HASTINGS, Fla. (AP) — A road construction worker is dead after authorities say he was run over by a street sweeper truck in northeast Florida.  The Florida Times-Union reports that 69-year-old Everett Leslie Rolfe was killed Friday.  More...

Editorial

Should you join the gig economy?

Today, our standard workday isn't so standard anymore and we're talking more about "gigs" – alternative work arrangements that often depend on the latest technology and a desire to set one's own schedule and pay. More...

Political Cartoon

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Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Carter Shean, a sophomore computer science major of Latrobe, is among approximately 470 Bob Jones University students named to the spring 2016 president’s list, the Greenville, South Carolina, campus reported Monday.  The BJU president&rsq More...

St. Vincent Seminary holds 170th annual commencement

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Events of Area Interest

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Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Blairsville woman arrested for DUI, possession  State police at Indiana report at 1:02 a.m. More...

Police say driver who killed teen was drunk

State police say a driver who fatally struck a Homer City teen walking home from an after-prom party appeared to be drunk and will likely face criminal charges.  Police are not naming the 20-year-old driver while the investigation continues into More...

Tentative trial date set for teen in school stabbing rampage

Atentative trial date has been set for a former high school student who allegedly attacked 20 of his fellow students and a security guard with kitchen knives more than two years ago. More...

Lions club fundraiser June 17

Latrobe Lions Club will hold its eight annual wine tasting fundraiser from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 17, at St. More...

Local & State News

Republicans push to get Amish, Mennonites to the polls

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Republicans with ties to Newt Gingrich and Ben Carson have launched an effort to drive Amish and Mennonite voters in Pennsylvania and Ohio to the polls in record numbers this fall.  More...

New archivist sifting through Teenie Harris photo collection

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dominique Luster, the new archivist for the Charles “Teenie” Harris Archive at the Carnegie Museum of Art, first saw the photographer’s images of African-Americans in Pittsburgh while studying at the Universi More...

Police: 9 children report inappropriate contact by sub

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World News

Pall of Nevada fracas hangs over Democratic contest

LAS VEGAS (AP) - As Oregon and Kentucky queue up to vote in the Democratic presidential nominating contest, the pall of a divisive state party convention in Nevada hangs over the race. Supporters of Vermont Sen. More...

Newsletters released from secretive National Security Agency

WASHINGTON (AP) - In-house newsletters from the clandestine National Security Agency have been released by an online news site - part of the mountain of documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.  More...

Senate likely to advance $1.1 billion in Zika funding

WASHINGTON (AP) - After a three-month delay, the Senate is acting on President Barack Obama’s request for money to combat the Zika virus. More...

Sports

Meeting their goals

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Joyce, Niese lead Pirates to win over Braves

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Matt Joyce made the most of his opportunity filling in for Starling Marte.  Joyce homered among his three hits and drove in three runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to an 8-5 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Monday nig More...

Sports Briefs

Heat Siphon defeats SJC in Teener   Heat Siphon poured it on early for a 19-8 victory against St. More...

Entertainment

Fox’s lineup includes fall dramas, comedy

NEWYORK (AP) — Fox’s fall schedule will feel like a trip to the multiplex, with its two new dramas being remakes of the popular movies “Lethal Weapon” and “The Exorcist” and a one-time new version of “The Roc More...

Weather anchor’s dress sparks socialmedia firestorm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s become so common for some female TV weather reporters to dress like they are on the way to a cocktail party that their dresses should have long ago ceased to raise any eyebrows among viewers.  More...

Barbra Streisand to launch 9-city summer concert tour

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Barbra Streisand will launch a nine-city tour this summer.  Her manager said Monday the entertainer will appear at arenas across the country, performing songs from her six-decade career.  Marty Erlichman also said S More...

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