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LTMA gives resident 2-month extension to pay tap-in fee

The Ligonier Township Municipal Authority (LTMA) voted unanimously to give a township resident one last chance to pay his mandatory sewage line tap-in fee. More...

General News

Good Morning Greater Latrobe radio show Friday

Good Morning Greater Latrobe, the Greater Latrobe-Laurel Valley Community Chamber of Commerce’s monthly radio show, will air live on Latrobe radio station NewsTalk 1480 WCNS at 9 a.m. Friday, June 3.  More...

Traffic restrictions during Derry Borough Bridge work

Motorists traveling near the Derry Borough Bridge project may encounter a single-lane restriction in and around the Route 217 intersecting with Leo Street and Owens Avenue, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation officials said on Wednesday.  More...

Pennsylvania school grad had 12 years of perfect attendance

BROOKVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania high school student has graduated with 12 years of perfect attendance.  More...

Editorial

How to spot Voldemorts: Freedom of foul speech is protected, too

In the seven volumes of “Harry Potter,” J.K. Rowling told millions of readers a story about the power and triumph of love. More...

Have purpose

Off The Wall

How many times do you see an ad on television for an up and coming race with proceeds benefiting organizations such as the American Cancer Society, the Epilepsy Foundation or the GBS/CIDP Foundation?  More...

New labels healthy choice

The American Diabetes Association and 43 other health groups endorsed new guidelines last week calling for far greater use of gastric bypass surgery to treat Type 2 diabetes, a disease already afflicting 26 million Americans that is likely to be the More...

Lifestyles

SongWorks Dinner June 9; reservations deadline June 7

Ray Flores’ Apache Moon and Friends will perform at the next SongWorks Dinner on Thursday, June 9, at The Grand Halle on Broad Street. More...

Campus Corner

John Carroll University celebrated commencement on May 22, when approximately 650 undergraduate and 200 graduate degrees were awarded, the University Heights, Ohio, campus reported Tuesday.  Two area students received a bachelor's degree from Jo More...

Events of Area Interest

VFW offers thanks; Oldies Dance Friday   More...

Derry Area to save on insurance costs

Derry Area School Board members approved 2016-17 insurance premiums on Wednesday, several of which will provide significant savings to the district compared to previous years.  More...

Greater Latrobe grad wins coveted Fulbright grant

Kimberly McDonagh of Latrobe has been awarded a prestigious J. William Fulbright grant, a coveted post-baccalaureate award given annually to the nation’s best and brightest college students.  More...

Defense seeks to ban murder suspect’s violent past from trial

Attorneys for an Indiana County man accused of killing his estranged girlfriend back in 2013 want prosecutors prohibited from introducing evidence of their client’s violent past when his trial begins later this month.  More...

Local & State News

Did Plum Borough school leaders look the other way as teachers preyed?

PLUM, Pa. More...

Pennsylvania to write medical marijuana program rules

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — It could take up to two years to write regulations and make medical marijuana available through retailers in Pennsylvania to eligible patients, Pennsylvania’s secretary of health said Wednesday.  More...

Woman sues turnpike commission, retired worker

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A woman has filed a federal lawsuit against a retired Pennsylvania Turnpike worker over sexually explicit pictures of her taken when she was a minor and also alleging that she was sexually abused.  More...

World News

Clinton to attack Trump on foreign policy

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Clinton is set to unleash a major foreign policy attack on Donald Trump, using a speech in San Diego to cast the Republican as unqualified and dangerous.  More...

Clinton, Sanders look to mobilize complacent Calif. voters

BURBANK, Calif. More...

AP Exclusive: How candy makers shape nutrition science

NEW YORK (AP) - It was a startling scientific finding: Children who eat candy tend to weigh less than those who don’t.  More...

Sports

Gamble helps KV hand Latrobe Legion first loss in nine innings

A ninth-inning gamble paid off for Kiski Valley.  J.J. More...

Four ’Cats All-Section in baseball

Four Greater Latrobe baseball players have been named WPIAL All-Section 2- AAAA for the 2016 season, including three First Team selections.  Juniors Jared Kollar and Ryan Shawley made it as First Team selections at infield while classmate Zach K More...

Sheary’s OT winner puts Penguins up, 2-0, in Stanley Cup final

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins’ coach Mike Sullivan thought rookie forward Conor Sheary needed a break from the playoff grind at one point during the Eastern Conference final against Tampa Bay.  Turns out, he was right.  The r More...

Entertainment

Popular ‘Skylanders’ game adding custom characters in next installment

SANTA MONICA, Calif. More...

‘The Sims’ removes gender barriers in video game

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The creators of “The Sims” are opening up gender customization options for the first time in the long-running history of the popular life simulation video game.  More...

‘Begin Again’director apologizes for slamming Knightley

NEWYORK (AP) — “Begin Again” director John Carney has apologized for slamming actress Keira Knightley in a recent interview in which he negatively compared her to “a supermodel.”  More...

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