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First drug dealer in county sentenced for overdose death

A Mount Pleasant man who sold heroin to a man who eventually overdosed has become the county’s first sentenced under a new law that allows for the prosecution of drug dealers whose clients die as a result of using the substance provided to them. More...

General News

American Cancer Society Relay For Life kicks off in Latrobe

Latrobe will be holding its annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life to support the fight for a cancer-free world from 10 a.m. Saturday, June 4, to 10 a.m. Sunday, June 5, at Latrobe Memorial Stadium. More...

29th annual Antiques on the Diamond on June 4

On Saturday, June 4, more than 50 antique dealers will display an astonishing variety of beautiful antiques on the Ligonier Diamond and on East and West Main Streets.  “For 29 years, the Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce has been proud t More...

Police file weapons charge as they continue to investigate Hempfield shooting

City police called to a Greensburg hospital to investigate a man with a gunshot wound Monday charged a Washington D.C. man after they discovered he possessed a stolen handgun with a license. More...

Sports

Latrobe Legion blanks Irwin, 9-0

It took some time, but the Latrobe Legion baseball team eventually came away with a 9- 0 victory against host Irwin during an American Legion District 31 game Thursday.  The game was called after six innings because of darkness. More...

GL spring sports award-winners

Five Greater Latrobe girls’ lacrosse players were recognized at the district’s recent Spring Sports Recognition Night for being named All-WPIAL Division II Section 1, including Alyssa Dan More...

ND rally falls short as Blairsville escapes with ICL baseball victory

ANew Derry rally fell just short as host Blairsville escaped with a 6-5 victory during an Indiana County League baseball game Thursday.  Blairsville built a 6-0 lead and had to hold on as New Derry attempted a big sixth-inning rally. More...

Lifestyles

Area IUP students qualify for spring 2016 dean’s list

Students from Westmoreland and Indiana counties named to the Spring 2016 dean's list at Indiana University of Pennsylvania were announced Wednesday.  Students achieve IUP dean’s list status when they are full-time (12 or more credits) with More...

SERVICE PERSONNEL AREA

Joint Hometown News Service, Defense Media Activity, Fort Meade, Maryland, Wednesday reported:  Army GS-7 Jason M. Findish has arrived for duty as a human resources assistant with U.S. Army Human Resources Command, Fort Knox, Kentucky.  More...

Campus

Katelyn Nicklow of Mount Pleasant, a senior psychology major, was named to the dean's list at Elizabethtown College for the spring semester, the Lancaster County campus reported Thursday.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Woman facing child endangerment charges for driving DUI with 2-year-old   More...

Greater Latrobe Senior High School graduation Friday

Greater Latrobe Senior High School’s 2016 commencement will be held at 7 p.m. More...

Wolf slated to discuss drug epidemic today at SVC

Gov. Tom Wolf is scheduled to visit the area Friday, June 3, to discuss Pennsylvania’s opioid abuse crisis. The roundtable event is slated for 3:15 p.m. in Room 2AB of the Fred Rogers Center, 300 Fraser Purchase Road, on the campus of St. More...

Local & State News

Inverted Jenny stamp stolen in 1955 is returned to owner

NEW YORK (AP) — A rare 1918 U.S. More...

Family sues Amtrak over death of rail worker struck by train

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A lawyer filing suit over a fatal Amtrak crash blamed a “colossal miscommunication” for the deaths of two rail workers killed when a train traveling 106 mph struck a backhoe on the same track.  More...

WESTERN PA. BRIEFS

2 men fatally shot on Route 65 in Pittsburgh; closing road   More...

World News

AP Analysis: In Trump take down, Clinton finds her message

NEWYORK (AP) - Hillary Clinton may have found her message. More...

Protesters punch, throw eggs at Trump supporters in San Jose

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A group of protesters attacked Donald Trump supporters who were leaving the presidential candidate’s rally in San Jose on Thursday night. More...

Crews search for 4 soldiers missing in Texas from flooded Army truck

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - Army teams and other emergency crews searched along a Fort Hood creek for four soldiers still missing from a truck that overturned in the swift water, killing at least five and injuring three.  More...

Education

Ligonier Valley High School announces 10 April Students of Month

Ligonier Valley High School recently announced its Students of the Month for April.  More...

DAHS Student Council officers

Derry Area High School Student Council recently elected its officer team for the 2016-17 academic year, including: Hannah Brasile, historian; Juliet Tatone, secretary; Maria Palombo, outgoing preside More...

Student councils attend Pirates game

Sixth-grade student council members from Baggaley and Latrobe elementary schools attended the Pittsburgh Pirates game against the Chicago Cubs on May 4, along with other students in the area in honor More...

Entertainment

Prince joins a list of stars dead from drug overdoses

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Minnesota medical examiner said Thursday that Prince died of an accidental overdose of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid painkiller. More...

Seine River still rising in Paris; Louvre scrambles to protect art

PARIS (AP) — The swollen Seine River kept rising Friday, spilling out across its banks and some streets in Paris as curators at the Louvre scrambled to protect a huge trove of art from the museum’s priceless collection from the flooding.& More...

Authorities say man cited ‘Purge’film in Indiana slayings

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A 19-year-old Indianapolis man has been charged with killing three people over four days in attacks a prosecutor said he justified by citing the horror movie “The Purge,” which is about one day a year when murder More...

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