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4th of July Community Chorus to hold June practices

The 4th of July Community Chorus will begin practice for the Interfaith Community Patriotic Service.  Practices will be held at 6 p.m. June 6, 13 and 20 at Christ United Church of Christ, 1414 Ligonier St., Latrobe.  More...

General News

In suburbs, white women skeptical of Trump

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — For Donald Trump to win the White House in November, he’ll need the votes of women like lifelong Republican Wendy Emery.  Yet the 52-year-old from the suburbs of Columbus, Ohio, is struggling with the idea of More...

Report finds segregation in education on the rise

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six decades after the Supreme Court outlawed separating students by race, stubborn disparities persist in how the country educates its poor and minority children.  More...

Pope warns bishops to consult Rome on new religious orders

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is warning bishops they must consult with the Vatican before approving new would-be religious orders or risk having their decisions overturned.  The revised law published Friday aims to ensure that new reli More...

Sports

Lernerville racers, fans pay tribute to late former announcer Dow Carnahan

The weather finally cooperated last Friday as racers and fans paid tribute to legendary Lernerville Speedway track announcer, Dow Carnahan, who passed away April 29, 2016. More...

Pirates-Rockies postponed after one inning; teams scheduled to make up game today

PITTSBURGH (AP) — On the diamond, Juan Nicasio demonstrated part of the problem with Pittsburgh’s rotation, allowing a pair of quick extra base hits Sunday. More...

Harper says his jersey being auctioned not as advertised

MIAMI (AP) — An auction house says it is offering the jersey Bryce Harper wore during his memorable dugout fight with a teammate. More...

Lifestyles

St. Vincent professor earns Person of Year Award

Dr. Michael J. Urick, graduate director of the master of science in management: operational excellence (MSMOE) program and assistant professor of management and operational excellence at St. Vincent College Alex G. More...

Campus Corner

Penn College posts graduates, dean’s list   The spring 2016 dean’s list and graduates were announced Friday by Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, a special mission affiliate of The Pennsylvania State University.  More...

Latrobe-GLSD Parks and Recreation offers bus trips

Latrobe-GLSD Parks and Recreation has announced that it is offering a variety of bus trips to the public:  • ’Burgh Bonanza  More...

Teen tragically killed during ATV race

A 16-year-old boy was killed Friday night when he was thrown from an all-terrain vehicle during a race at Latrobe Speedway Motorsports in Unity Township. More...

Company: No contamination found from pipeline explosion

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Spectra Energy says third-party soil and water tests have turned up no contamination from a massive natural gas pipeline explosion in western Pennsylvania last month.  More...

Accused cop killer to use public money to hire expert

A New Florence man accused of shooting and killing a police officer last year will be able to use public money to hire an expert to help with his defense.  More...

Local & State News

After primary, some see need for fence mending

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s primary polls looked grim in mid-March for Katie McGinty, the candidate recruited by Democratic heavy hitters in Washington in their multi-million-dollar quest to recapture the U.S. Senate majority. More...

Fire that destroyed Pa. farmhouse not suspicious

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Principal on paid leave amid probe into sex scandal

PLUM, Pa. (AP) — A suburban Pittsburgh principal has been placed on paid administrative leave as district officials plan to investigate how he handled reports of inappropriate sexual relationships between teachers and students.   More...

World News

Decades after death in World War II, a son of New Orleans comes home

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — More than seven decades after dying in World War II, Pvt. More...

Sanders breaks with White House on Puerto Rican rescue plan

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is breaking with the Obama administration and House lawmakers over a plan to restructure Puerto Rico’s $70 billion in debt, saying the legislation “would make a ter More...

Dutch climber dies on his way down from Everest’s summit

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) - A 35-year-old Dutch man suffering from high-altitude sickness died on his way down from Mount Everest’s summit in the first death confirmed this year on the world’s highest mountain, an expedition organizer said Sa More...

Health

Immune drug for deadly skin cancer shows long-term survival

CHICAGO (AP) — A new kind of drug for the deadliest form of skin cancer helped some patients survive for at least three years, a study shows. More...

Long before learning ABCs, tots recognize words are symbols

WASHINGTON (AP) — Celebrate your child’s scribbles. More...

Makeover coming for food nutrition labels

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new look is coming to Nutrition Facts labels on food packages, with more attention to calorie counts and added sugars. And no longer will a small bag of chips count as two or three servings. More...

Entertainment

‘Angry Birds’ flies to No. 1 over ‘Neighbors,’ ‘Nice Guys’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Captain America” has found a worthy competitor in a bunch of flightless birds. More...

Madonna honors Prince, Dion inspires at Billboard Awards

(AP) — This year’s Billboard Music Awards promised to be heavy on emotion during its biggest performances by iconic artists such as Celine Dion and Madonna. More...

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