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Petrarca supports bill expanding PACENET coverage for seniors

State Rep. Joseph Petrarca, D-Westmoreland/Armstrong/Indiana, on Monday voted for a bill that would expand the state’s PACENET program, providing 32,000 more senior citizens with access to affordable prescription medications.  More...

It’s a Rottweiler

Talk about cute! This 4-week-old teacup Rottweiler named Bellamy was out for a walk with his companion Alex Johnson of Latrobe. More...

General News

Ex-wife: Pet parrot repeating words man said before death

ENSLEY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The ex-wife of a western Michigan man believes a parrot is repeating something said just before his fatal shooting, but a prosecutor is downplaying whether that could be used in court.  More...

Charges expected against couple who had 276 dogs in home

HOWELL, N.J. (AP) — Charges are expected to be filed against a couple who had 276 dogs living in their bi-level home.  More...

Documents: School alleges victim partly responsible for rape

WORCESTER, Mass. More...

Editorial

Joining your friend’s wedding party without going broke

If a close friend or family member is getting married it's an honor to be asked to join the wedding party. More...

Political Cartoon

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Lifestyles

Mountain Playhouse to open season with ‘The Bikinis’ June 14-26

The Mountain Playhouse, a nonprofit member of the Council of Resident Stock Theaters and the Actors Equity Association, opens the 2016 season with a splash.  More...

Church news

Bolivar VBS  A Vacation Bible School with the theme of “Obeying God” will be held 6 to 8 p.m. June 15-17 at Beacon Independent Baptist Church, 736 Lincoln Ave. (lower level K and K Flower Shop), Bolivar. More...

‘Little Mermaid’ tryouts slated June 10, 11, 12, 17

Diamond Theatre of Ligonier, 210 W. Main St., is holding an open casting call for “Disney's The Little Mermaid.”  Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Kayak stolen from vehicle in Latrobe  Latrobe police report on Friday, June 3, someone stole a kayak belonging to Ian Gorgas, 31, from the bed of a truck parked in front of 1721 Daily Ave. More...

Derry Borough Council looking to address burning issues

Derry Borough officials are looking to a neighboring municipality’s ordinance as a way to possibly help solve recent burning issues.  More...

End of the line for GL softball

Members of the Greater Latrobe girls’ softball team congratulate Hempfield Area players on a 4-0 victory during Monday’s PIAA Class AAAA first-round playoff game at California University More...

All ready for a parade

Cousins Nitalia Candelora, 3, the daughter of Laura and Derek Candelora of Blairsville, and Madilyn, 3, and Miles Perla, 2, the children of Brittanie and Kevin Perla of New Alexandria, got together i More...

Wolf declines to say whether state will meet budget deadline

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania lawmakers returned to work in Harrisburg on Monday with just weeks left to avert a repeat of last year’s budget fiasco, a process that wasn’t resolved until Gov. More...

Local & State News

Pa. man sold counterfeit DVDs while state candidate

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty Monday to selling thousands of counterfeit, Chinese-made DVDs on eBay, all while twice running for the General Assembly.  More...

Pennsylvania universities faculty contract talks to resume

PHILADELPHIA(AP) — Negotiations between Pennsylvania’s 14 state universities and the union representing faculty members are due to resume this month.  The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that negotiating sessions are scheduled for Frid More...

Philadelphia looks to avoid mass arrests of DNC protesters

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia wants to avoid a repeat of 2000 when it arrested more than 400 protesters at the Republican National Convention, only to see most cases end in acquittals.  More...

World News

Hillary Clinton faces voters as presumptive nominee

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - History already in hand, Hillary Clinton will celebrate becoming the first woman to lead a major American political party Tuesday following votes in California, New Jersey and four other states - contests Clinton hopes send her i More...

More in GOP scold Trump: Stop talking about judge

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans roundly scolded their own presidential candidate Monday, demanding Donald Trump apologize for - and just stop - talking about the ethnic background and impartiality of the American judge overseeing a lawsuit against Trum More...

Hillary Clinton’s ready for her big moment

WASHINGTON (AP) - It’s finally here: the last big primary night of the 2016 presidential race. More...

Sports

One final ‘pitch’ to beat Hempfield Area falls short again for Lady ’Cats in third meeting between teams this season

Year ends with 4-0 loss in first round of state Class AAAA softball playoffs

CALIFORNIA — As a former pitcher who took Greater Latrobe to two WPIAL championships and a pair of runner-up finishes in the state in girls’ softball, head coach Alexa Pinto — then Bryson — felt she knew what she and the Lady Wildcats had to do to tr More...

Busch conserves fuel for Pocono win

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Kurt Busch felt like a game show contestant who had to beat the clock to win a prize.  More...

Sports Briefs

Thrasher-Roth win LCC ‘Member’   More...

Entertainment

Afghan president condemns killing of NPR reporters in south

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The president of Afghanistan on Monday condemned the killings of David Gilkey, a veteran news photographer and video editor for National Public Radio, and Afghan journalist Zabihullah Tamanna in an insurgent ambush whi More...

John Oliver buys and forgives $15 million in debt

NEW YORK (AP) — Some 9,000 people stuck with delinquent medical bills had their debts forgiven courtesy of HBO host John Oliver.  More...

Dungeon Family, Ice Cube to perform at ONE Musicfest

ATLANTA (AP) — Music collective the Dungeon Family will reunite on stage for the first time in 10 years at the seventh annual ONE Musicfest in Atlanta.  More...

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