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No dogs allowed!

Latrobe-GLSD Parks & Recreation Maintenance Foreman Jay McDowell replaces the old No Dog signs along the path and in the park with bright blue signs stating dogs are not allowed on the path or in More...

General News

Risks in climbing Everest in focus as 3 die, 2 go missing

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An Indian climber has died while being helped down Mount Everest, just a couple of days after a Dutch and an Australian died near the peak. More...

UK restaurant owner guilty of manslaughter

LONDON (AP) — A British man was sentenced to six years in prison on Monday after being convicted of manslaughter because a customer at his Indian restaurant died of a peanut allergy.  Restaurant owner Mohammed Zaman was found guilty at Tee More...

Insect poop threatens to damage marble at India’s Taj Mahal

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Swarms of insects breeding in a polluted river near the Taj Mahal are threatening the intricate marble inlay work at the 17th century monument to love by leaving green and black patches of waste on its walls, archaeologica More...

Editorial

Vantage point shapes policy

In April, Congress — in a rare bipartisan effort — finally renewed the Older Americans Act, under which programs and services provide an important safety net for adults as they age.  The Older Americans Act turned 50 in 2015, but it More...

Political Cartoon

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Risk assessments can fill critical role

Pennsylvania may allow judges to weigh the likelihood that someone will commit another crime in the future to help them determine a prison sentence.  More...

Lifestyles

Adams Memorial Library outlines June activities

Anne Betz, adult programming coordinator, announced Adams Memorial Library’s June 2016 programs:  • Adult Summer Reading Program 2016 — Monday, June 6, through Saturday, Aug. 6  More...

Pitt-Johnstown issues spring dean’s list

The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Friday announced its 2016 spring term dean’s list, which recognizes the accomplishments of 1,002 students.  In order to be eligible for UPJ dean’s list status, a student must have completed a More...

Registration open for Day Camp in Career Exploration

High school students interested in exploring career options should register for Quest 2016: Finding Your Future. More...

Latrobe City Council considering fund request for playground

Members of Latrobe City Council are considering a request by the parks and recreation department to use $25,000 in funds earmarked for one project, so that it may complete another.  Council is asking parks and recreation director Craig Shevchik More...

Western Pa. gas prices trending upward

Western Pennsylvania gas prices have gone up 8 cents in the past week, to $2.496 a gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Fuel Gauge report. More...

Adults charged in connection with shooting death of Mount Pleasant boy

The owner of the gun a Mount Pleasant teen was playing with when he shot his friend, a babysitter and a third adult have been charged in connection with the incident on March 20 in Mount Pleasant.  More...

Board keeps eye on climbing prison population

The population at Westmoreland County Prison is continuing to climb, but Warden John Walton told members of the prison board Monday that he is not concerned about overcrowding ... yet. More...

Local & State News

DEP official’s email urged groups for ‘pushback’

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — In an email that precipitated his resignation, Gov. More...

Man convicted of killing Iowa lawmaker’s 2 sisters

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A jury in Pennsylvania convicted a man Monday in the slayings of two neighbors — sisters of an Iowa state lawmaker — and now must decide whether his punishment should be death or to spend the rest of his life in pr More...

Fed inspectors find sick, dead animals at pet ranch

Federal inspectors found sick and dead animals, inadequate sanitation, untrained employees performing euthanasia and other deficiencies at a Pennsylvania small-animal dealer that supplied major pet retailers like Petco and PetSmart. More...

World News

Forensic official: EgyptAir 804 human remains suggest blast

CAIRO (AP) - Human remains retrieved from the crash site of EgyptAir Flight 804 suggest there was an explosion on board that may have brought down the aircraft in the east Mediterranean, a senior Egyptian forensics official said on Tuesday.  &ld More...

Sanders: Democratic convention could be ‘messy’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia and his push to make the party more inclusive could get “messy” but asserts in an interview with The Associated Pr More...

VA Secretary McDonald compares health-care lines to Disney

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans criticized Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald Monday after he compared wait times to receive VA health care to the hours people wait for rides at Disney theme parks. More...

Sports

Delay helps Lady Rams dance to District 6 Class AA semifinals following 3-1 win against Forest Hills

A near-two-hour rain delay helped send the Ligonier Valley softball team to the District 6 Class AA semifinals.  More...

GL-Shaler Area softball playoff game today

With the weather forecast for today much better than Monday, Greater Latrobe and Shaler Area will try again to get in their district girls’softball playoff game.  More...

Nikita Kucherov’s excellence driving Lightning against Penguins

TAMPA, Fla. More...

Entertainment

Photo exhibit shows Yellowstone changes over 140 years

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Boulders shift, canyons erode, old trees fall, new ones grow and tourists crowd Yellowstone National Park, the length of their vacations barely any time at all in the stream of history.  More...

‘Pawn Stars’ star Chumlee taking plea deal to avoid jail

LAS VEGAS (AP) — One of the stars of the reality TV show “Pawn Stars” told a judge on Monday he’s taking a plea deal that would spare him jail time in a case stemming from the discovery of guns, marijuana and other drugs at hi More...

Chewbacca Mom’s infectious laugh draws more than 137M views

NEW YORK (AP) — Before last week, Candace Payne’s infectious laugh was known only to her close friends and family. More...

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