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GL headed to state playoffs

Greater Latrobe’s Karley Kovatch (center) is congratulated by her teammates, including Kiley Myers (31), Morgan Schweizer (34) and Aimee Siecinski (24), after a three-run homer in the top of th More...

General News

CBS exec behind popular ’60s, ’70s shows dies at 94

BOCARATON, Fla. More...

Ex-Virginia Tech president T. Marshall Hahn, 89, dies

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — T. More...

Trinity Broadcasting’s Jan Crouch, 78, succumbs

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Televangelist Jan Crouch, who co-founded the Trinity Broadcasting Network with her husband more than four decades ago, has died just days after she suffered a stroke. More...

Editorial

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Want security at the airport? Fund it

It seems as quaint as a covered wagon now, but there once was a time when you could walk up to the gate at an airport in the United States and buy a ticket for a flight just before takeoff after having gone through no security and having no questions More...

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Lifestyles

3 ordained to diaconate in basilica

Three men were ordained to the diaconate on Saturday, May 28, by the Most Rev. Edward C. Malesic, bishop of the Diocese of Greensburg, at St. Vincent Archabbey Basilica. One is a monk from St. More...

Red Cross: Donate blood, become a hero for patients in need

American Red Cross heroes come in all shapes and sizes. More...

Campus Corner

Juniata graduate   Three hundred fifty-nine seniors were awarded bachelor of science and bachelor of arts degrees on Saturday, May 14, during ceremonies marking Juniata College’s 138th commencement, the Huntingdon campus reported Monday.&n More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Man arrested for domestic violence in Derry Township More...

Feds: Latrobe woman repeatedly dislocated shoulder to get pain pills

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A woman accused of purposely and repeatedly dislocated her shoulder so she could get painkillers pleaded guilty Tuesday to fraud charges. More...

Derry Area High School graduation set Thursday

Derry Area High School’s 2016 commencement will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 2.  More...

County parks host free summer concerts

The Westmoreland County Bureau of Parks and Recreation will host two free summer concert series at Twin Lakes and Cedar Creek parks this year. These concerts feature local musicians and bands and offer free admission and parking. More...

Local & State News

It’s time for high school graduations, baccalaureates, picnics

2016 HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATIONS  Ligonier Valley  6 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, at Weller Field (weather permitting; open to public) or high school auditorium (ticket only).  Greensburg Salem   More...

Utility agency ordered to release records that led to fine

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The state’s high court has ordered the release of investigative records concerning electric utility PPL’s response to a 2011 power outage that resulted in a $60,000 fine from utility regulators.  More...

Pennsylvania to write medical marijuana program rules

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s Department of Health says it expects to write temporary regulations this year creating a medical marijuana program.  The state’s Secretary of Health, Dr. More...

World News

Mediterranean Sea disasters leave more than 1,000 dead

GENEVA (AP) - The treacherous Mediterranean Sea crossing from Libya to Italy claimed the lives of at least 1,083 migrants over the past week - mostly because barely seaworthy smuggling boats foundered and sank despite calm seas and sunny skies, a mig More...

Groundbreaking World War II-era spy to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman who was a groundbreaking spy for America in post-World War II Poland is being laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.  More...

In Chile, Wal-Mart adapts to local tastes to reach the top

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - As Wal-Mart tries to build an international juggernaut, it has had no greater success than in Chile, where even its failures show a commitment to adapting quickly to local shopping habits. More...

Sports

Kovatch, Carr come through again for Lady Wildcats in win over North Allegheny in WPIAL softball consolation game

Qualify for state playoffs for second time in three years as district’s third-place representative

CALIFORNIA — First, she does it with her glove...then, her bat. One week earlier , Greater Latrobe shortstop Karley Kovatch makes two late defensive plays, one that saved a sure two runs, to preserve a 5-4 win over Shaler Area — the No. More...

More volunteers sought for Greenbrier Classic

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. More...

Tigers’ Rodriguez says he contracted Zika virus in offseason

Detroit Tigers closer Francisco Rodriguez says he contracted the Zika virus over the offseason in his home country of Venezuela and advises potential Olympic athletes to educate themselves on the virus before heading to Rio de Janeiro.  More...

Entertainment

‘Jurassic Park’ paleontologist retiring from museum he built

BOZEMAN, Mont. More...

Box office top 20: ‘X-Men’ lags and ‘Alice’ flops

NEW YORK (AP) — Memorial Day weekend, long a flagship launching pad in Hollywood’s summer, went bust at the box office, as a pair of poorly reviewed sequels disappointed.  More...

‘Shield’ actor convicted of murder in killing of wife

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury on Tuesday convicted an actor who played a police officer on TV of second-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife that was partially witnessed by their two young sons.  More...

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