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Latrobe gets state funds for facade rehab

The Latrobe Community Revitalization Program, with the help of state funding, will provide matching grant money for facade rehabilitation work on numerous city buildings.  More...

Artist rendering of new Unity Township health care facility

An artist’s rendering of the new Excela Square at Latrobe facility in Unity Township where groundbreaking ceremonies were held Tuesday afternoon. More...

General News

Murrysville woman found deceased under a tractor

Murrysville police are investigating the death of a 76-year-old woman who was found Tuesday in an open field under a riding yard tractor. More...

Kennametal to close Houston plant

As Kennametal Inc. continues to reduce production capacity in an attempt to deal with a decline in demand, the tooling company formerly based in Latrobe announced it is closing another plant.  More...

Texas woman sells ‘housebroken’ bison she let wander inside

ARGYLE, Texas (AP) — A 1,000-pound “domesticated” bison that was allowed to roam in her owner’s Dallas-area home has moved on to pastures new.  Bullet the bison was transported Saturday from Karen Schoeve’s home in More...

Sports

Trojans overcome sluggish start against lowest-seeded Seton-LaSalle in WPIAL Class AA boys’ volleyball playoff opener

Bulletin Sports Editor  To Shawn Spencer, it was kind of like watching a rerun of a bad movie.  “I’ve seen this before,” Derry Area’s head boys’ volleyball coach would later say.  More...

Confident Lightning feel Penguins haven’t seen their best

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning are back home after splitting the first two games of the Eastern Conference finals, feeling good about themselves, though hardly satisfied.  More...

Sports Briefs

Blairsville rallies past ND in ICL   More...

Lifestyles

William Kenly Chapter lauds DAR Good Citizens

The William Kenly Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution recently had the opportunity to honor two “outstanding high school students as DAR Good Citizen winners from their respective schools” for the 2015-16 year:& More...

Events of Area Interest

Bryan W. Brasile of Latrobe graduated May 8 from The Ohio State University, Columbus, receiving a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering magna cum laude from OSU’s College of Engineering during spring commencement.  More...

TGIS Courtyard Concert Series to begin May 26

Westmoreland Cultural Trust announced its 12th annual “Thank Goodness It’s Summer” Courtyard Concert Series. While supporting local talent, patrons will enjoy 14 weeks of live music for free every Thursday, May 26 &nd More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

New Alexandria man arrested for DUI  State police at Kiski Valley report at 7:45 p.m. More...

Greater Latrobe passes tentative budget with 1-mill tax increase

A week ago, Greater Latrobe School District business administrator Dan Watson outlined a budget that included a 1-mill real estate tax increase, and Tuesday, the school board approved the $54,820,384 general fund proposed final operating budget for t More...

LT zoning board approves garage variance

A zoning variance will allow a handicapped Ligonier Township resident better access at his Laughlintown home. More...

Police investigate suspicious death of Acme man

State police are investigating a suspicious death of an Acme man whose body was found on the side of a Bullskin Township road in Fayette County. More...

Wildcats rout Canon-McMillan, advance to WPIAL Class AAA quarterfinals vs. BP in boys’ volleyball

BY DAN SCIFO  Assistant Sports Editor  Greater Latrobe coach Drew Vosefski feels any one of the top seven seeds can win the WPIAL Class AAA boys’ volleyball championship.  His No. 5-seeded Wildcats are certainly in the mix.  More...

Local & State News

Westmoreland County criminal court decisions

This is a list of criminal cases handled by judges in the most recent hearings of Westmoreland County criminal court. Some of these cases involve first-time offenders enrolled in the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program. More...

House panel votes on party lines for Republican pension bill

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Pedestrian killed by vehicle outside Pittsburgh strip club

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police say a man has died after being hit by a car as he left a downtown strip club.  Police and the Allegheny County medical examiner did not immediately release the victim’s name.  They say he was More...

World News

Sanders wins Oregon, battles Clinton in Kentucky; Trump wins Oregon

WASHINGTON (AP) - Bernie Sanders has won Oregon’s presidential primary and battled Hillary Clinton to a razor-thin margin in Kentucky, vowing to stay in the race until the end as Clinton aimed to blunt his momentum and prepare for a fall campai More...

Sanders issues defiant statement under pressure over ruckus

WASHINGTON (AP) - Under pressure from Democratic Party leaders to denounce ugly tactics by his supporters, Sen.  More...

Colombia battles world’s biggest drugmaker over cancer drug

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - Colombia’s government is giving pharmaceutical giant Novartis a few weeks to lower prices on a popular cancer drug or see its monopoly on production of the medicine broken and competition thrown open to generic rivals.&n More...

Education

Chicks bring egg-citement to LES

Adia Cramer, Charlie Little and Karmyn Peterson of (back row, center) teacher Marian Ferlin’s kindergarten class along with all Latrobe Elementary School kindergarten students recently had fun More...

GLJHS student receives award at science, engineering fair

Greater Latrobe Junior High School student Aggie Li recently received the following awards at the 2016 Covestro Pittsburgh Regional Science & Engineering Fair (PRSEF):  • Outstanding Achievement for Ability and Creativity in an Atmosphe More...

Indiana County officials, students mark expansion of pre-k classroom in Blairsville

State, county and local officials — along with many young students — recently helped mark the expansion of a pre-kindergarten classroom at Great Expectations Child Care and Early Learning Center in Blairsville.  More...

Entertainment

Trump and frequent target Megyn Kelly call a truce

NEWYORK (AP) — Donald Trump and Megyn Kelly appear to have called a truce.  More...

Sutherland to star in ABC thriller, part of new season

NEW YORK (AP) — Kiefer Sutherland will play a low-level Cabinet member who suddenly becomes president on a new ABC drama this fall, and the network plans to add a second night of comedy to its schedule.  ABC has also given the go-ahead to More...

Hoping for blockbuster, studios plan movie based on Tetris game

BEIJING (AP) — It lacks the building blocks of characters and a plot for now, but a Chinese-American studio hopes to turn the Tetris video game into a blockbuster movie.  Threshold Global Studios is budgeting $80 million to strategically r More...

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