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Unity man sentenced to time served for state trooper threats

A Unity Township man accused of plotting to kill a state trooper who filed driving under the influence charges against him has pleaded guilty to attempted retaliation and received a sentence of time served. More...

SVC symposium

A three-day symposium that drew nearly 200 people from 21 states, the District of Columbia, and Ontario, Canada, ended Wednesday at St. Vincent College. More...

General News

Intruders breach US airport fences about every 10 days

(AP) — Under pressure to prevent people from sneaking onto runways and planes at major U.S. More...

Teen sues in locker room rape, alleges lengthy racist abuse

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A black teen who prosecutors say was sexually assaulted by three white football players in an Idaho high school locker room has sued the school district, saying the rape was the culmination of months of racist and physical a More...

WESTERN PA. BRIEFS

Jury mulling death penalty arguments in sisters’ slayings   PITTSBURGH (AP) — A jury is weighing whether a Pittsburgh man deserves the death penalty or life in prison for killing his nextdoor neighbors, two sisters of an Iowa state l More...

Editorial

Off The Wall

Nobody showed

The world famous Matchehatcey Society of Egsodeas, Idaho, decided that it may good idea to have a fundraiser. More...

Political Cartoon

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Lifestyles

Historical society trip cutoff June 15

The Westmoreland County Historical Society is sponsoring a daylong motor-coach trip on Tuesday, June 21, from Greensburg to Westerwald Pottery in Scenery Hill; the LeMoyne House and Mingo Creek Craft Distillers, both in Washington, Pennsylvania, and More...

Sisters of Charity offer fine arts camp for grades 2-8

The Seton Arts Service Corps, sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill, is offering children a unique opportunity to attend a summer fine arts camp. More...

Campus Corner

McKenzie Shannon, a sophomore majoring in communication, from Latrobe, is among approximately 1,940 students at Coastal Carolina University who made the spring 2016 dean’s list, the Conway, South Carolina, campus reported Wednesday.  More...

Entertainment

Real estate world aflutter as Obama looks for his next home

WASHINGTON (AP) — Real estate circles buzzed Wednesday over reports that President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, have decided to lease a nine-bedroom mansion in one of Washington’s poshest neighborhoods when he leaves office in Jan More...

Memorable moments from the National Spelling Bee

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The 284 kids competing in this year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee got their first opportunity to approach the microphone on Wednesday — and to hear the dreaded bell that signals an incorrect spelling. More...

DA’s Cheryl Walters appointed as EWCTC superintendent of record

The Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center’s (EWCTC) Joint Operating Committee (JOC) voted Wednesday to appoint Cheryl Walters, superintendent of the Derry Area School District, to the position of superintendent of record at a salary More...

DTMA to provide donation to pay for fence

The Derry Township Municipal Authority (DTMA) on Wednesday agreed to donate funds to replace a fence at the New Derry ball field, a move aimed at addressing an issue with the state regarding right of way. More...

State LCP says more gas stations can sell beer

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is granting nine more licenses to businesses that sell gasoline. It’s the latest step in loosening the hold on beer sales by bars and beer distributors.  More...

Fort Ligonier to host history event during Memorial Day weekend

Join more than 100 troops and experience Fort Ligonier’s second-largest battle reenactments, artillery demonstrations and living history programs of the year.  More...

AAA: More than 38 million Americans expected to travel this Memorial Day weekend

The great American road trip is back; Memorial Day travel volume will be second-highest on record as the AAA projects more than 38 million Americans will travel this Memorial Day weekend. More...

Local & State News

Ex Pa. prep star Herb Pope facing bank robbery case

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former western Pennsylvania high school basketball star whose legal troubles likely kept him from the NBA will appear before a federal judge in Pittsburgh today on charges he robbed two banks earlier this year. More...

Pa. school sorry for ‘infamous’ yearbook quotes

LEETSDALE, Pa. More...

2 Pa. men set to plead in heroin overdose deaths

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Two western Pennsylvania men are set to plead guilty to supplying fentanyl-laced heroin that resulted in at least two overdose deaths last year. More...

World News

Female CEOs see pay rise, but numbers remain small

(AP) — For the second year in a row, female CEOs earned more than their male counterparts and received bigger raises. More...

11 states sue over Obama’s school transgender directive

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity. More...

Report traces arc of Hillary Clinton server, agency failures

WASHINGTON (AP) - Eight days before Hillary Clinton took office as secretary of state in January 2009, an aide to former President Bill Clinton quietly registered a new internet address for the couple. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

The following proposal to the Greater Latrobe School District was recently presented to the school board and administration by instructor William Snyder II:  More...

Sports

GL relay teams lead Wildcats into state track meet

A big season for the Greater Latrobe relay teams will conclude at the biggest meet of the season.  Three of six Greater Latrobe relay teams will lead the charge for the Wildcats, competing in the PIAA Class AAA State Championship Friday and Satu More...

Lady Wildcats falter late in semifinals loss to Baldwin, 6-3

WEXFORD — Just 24 hours after bouncing one of the top teams in the WPIAL, No. More...

3 THINGS WE LEARNED FROM ALL-STAR RACE

1. Too complicated   The rules for this edition of the Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte were too complicated. Jamie McMurray’s spin late in the first 50-lap segment had NASCAR officials scrambling. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Three women, one man arrested for trespassing   More...

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