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Gov. Wolf stops in Latrobe to discuss drug overdose epidemic

Westmoreland County officials and Pennsylvania Gov. More...

General News

Ex-Air Force colonel held hostage in Iran dies at 85

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A former Air Force colonel who was one of 52 Americans held hostage in Iran for 444 days has died in Arizona.  A family member said Friday that Thomas E. More...

Average 30-year US mortgage rate rises to 3.66 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. More...

NYPD disputes report that black teen’s death was hate crime

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police have no solid evidence supporting allegations that a black teenager was chased by a mostly white group that shouted racial slurs before he collapsed and died, a police official said Friday. More...

Editorial

Commentary

Six ways to use summer vacation to teach children about money

Summer vacation is right around the corner for thousands of Pennsylvania children. But just because school is out doesn’t mean that learning has to stop. More...

Bulletin Board

The Unity Township Supervisors invite area seniors to join them for “a summer picnic just for seniors 50 and over.”  The Senior Summer Picnic will be held at noon Friday, July 15, at the Lakeside Pavilion, located near the Unity Town More...

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Lifestyles

Trinity Lutheran Church donates sale proceeds to Union Mission

Jane Lawson presents a check for $1,936.85 to Dan Carney, executive director of the Union Mission, along with members of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church’s Social Ministry and Fellowship com More...

Campus Corner

Two area students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania were selected to receive scholarships from the IUP department of mathematics, the Indiana campus reported Thursday.  More...

35th Historic Canal Days underway

The 35th annual Historic Canal Days Festival is underway in Saltsburg.  Festivities opened Friday, June 3. More...

Breaking News - 6/6/2016 10:15 AM

Update: More customers affected by Latrobe water line break

Even more Latrobe Municipal Authority (LMA) customers were without service Monday morning following a water line break in downtown Latrobe after officials revised their estimate of the affected area. More...

Heavy overnight rains flood Ligonier

LIGONIER, Pa. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, JUNE 6  7 p.m., Derry Borough Council, work session, Derry Station  TUESDAY, JUNE 7  10 a.m., Westmoreland County Commissioners, agenda prep, courthouse  7 p.m., Derry Township Supervisors, municipal building  7 p.m., More...

Route 981 reconstruction project begins June 6

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation District 12 announced on Friday that a two-year road project along Route 981, beginning at Arnold Palmer Drive and ending at Airport Road in Unity Township, will get underway on Monday, June 6.  More...

Antiques and collectibles market at Historic Hanna’s Town

The next antiques and collectibles sale at Historic Hanna’s Town, 809 Forbes Trail Road, Hempfield Township, will be held Sunday, June 12.  The sale will feature more than 100 vendors, including items like antique tools or vintage toys tha More...

World News

Celebrity biographer Wendy Leigh dies in London at 65

LONDON (AP) — The prolific celebrity biographer Wendy Leigh has died in London. She was 65.  Her agent Dan Strone at Trident Media Group said Friday that she died in a fall from her riverside apartment in London on Sunday. More...

At least 117 bodies found off Libya as smuggling boat sinks

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - More than 110 bodies were found along a Libyan beach after a smuggling boat of mostly African migrants sank, while a separate search-and-rescue operation across the Mediterranean saved 340 people Friday and recovered nine bodies More...

Oregon train derailment spills oil, sparks fire

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Atrain towing a highly volatile type of oil derailed Friday in Oregon’s scenic Columbia River Gorge, igniting a fire that sent a plume of black smoke high into the sky and spurring evacuations and road closures.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Letter to Editor

To the Editor:  If anyone failed to see the wood projects exhibit held on Friday, May 27, at the arts center at Greater Latrobe High School, missed a really great woodworking display.  More...

Sports

Lady Wildcats get familiar opponent in Hempfield Area for first round of state Class AAAA softball playoffs

Well, at least Greater Latrobe won’t be going into the state girls’ softball playoffs not knowing anything about the team it’ll be playing, regardless of whether it was Hempfield Area or Baldwin. More...

Sharks hope return home turns tide in Stanley Cup final vs. Pens

SAN JOSE, Calif. More...

Sharks’ Couture: ‘Everyone cheats on faceoffs’

SAN JOSE, Calif. More...

Entertainment

IMPRESSIVE Fruit Pies and Tarts MADE EASY

Berry season means colors, tastes and aromas that are sure to please. With a variety of gorgeous fresh fruits at your fingertips, why not whip up a fabulous fruit pie or tart to surprise family or share with friends? More...

Unplugged wedding: Here comes the bride, down go the phones

NEW YORK (AP) — In a phone-toting, social media-mad age, you might think trying to keep your wedding offline would be crazy.  Yet we did just that. We asked our guests to stay off their phones during our ceremony and other key moments. More...

Some tips for keeping weddings smartphone-free

NEW YORK (AP) — Once you decide on an “unplugged wedding,” you have to get the word out.  Banning smartphones and cameras for all or part of a wedding is a relatively new concept, so you’ll need to remind your guests gent More...

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