June 8, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Insurer asking judge to rule it isn’t liable for fatal crash

The auto insurer of a Ligonier man has requested a judge rule that it is not liable for claims related to the man’s wrong-way collision that killed a Ligonier Township police officer.  More...

Shell commits to W. Pa. petrochemical plant

MONACA, Pa. More...

County prison inmate’s death under investigation

An inmate at the Westmoreland County Prison was found unresponsive in his cell Monday and was later pronounced dead at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, according to prison officials.  More...

General News

Couple chained woman’s 16-year-old grandson to his bed

MIDDLEBURY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a couple used a dog chain and padlocks to confine the woman’s 16-year-old grandson to his bed in their New York home.  More...

Police: Dump truck driver owes over $15k in tolls, fees

FORTLEE, N.J. (AP) — Police say a dump truck driver has been arrested in northern New Jersey after a computer check of her license plate revealed she had nearly $16,000 in unpaid tolls and fees.  More...

Documents: School alleges victim partly responsible for rape

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Court documents show a Massachusetts college is alleging a student who was raped is partly responsible because she was drinking and chose to follow a stranger onto a rooftop.  More...

Sports

Unity Legion routs Derry, 14-0

Seven players had two or more hits as Unity Township pounded out a 14-0 victory against host Derry to remain undefeated during an American Legion District 31 baseball game Tuesday at Shrum Field.  Unity Township (4-0) scored eight runs in the fi More...

Kollar pitches no-hitter, leads Latrobe Legion to victory over Irwin

Latrobe Legion pitcher Jared Kollar fired a no-hitter and was nearly perfect during a 4-0 victory against visiting Irwin in American Legion District 31 play Tuesday at Legion-Keener Field.  More...

Hole No. 17 could play huge role in U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club

There are great golf holes everywhere you look at Oakmont Country Club.  The second, seventh, 10th, 12th, 15th, 17th and 18th come immediately to mind. More...

Lifestyles

Annual Loyal Hannahs Quilt Show results posted

Judging results have been announced for the Loyal Hannahs Quilt Show and Sale held during Historic Canal Days in Saltsburg June 4 and 5: JUDGING AWARDS Judged by Peggy Treadway, Worthington: Best of Show - Shirley Bredja  More...

Events of Area Interest

Art on Tap Friday   More...

Campus Corner

Jared Hart of Greensburg received a bachelor of engineering degree in civil engineering from Youngstown State University and was recognized for the accomplishment at the spring commencement ceremonies, the Youngstown, Ohio, campus reported Monday.&nb More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe police issue activity report   More...

Public meeting set for new Derry Twp. coal loadout, preparation plant

The Derry Township Supervisors informed residents at Tuesday’s regular meeting of an upcoming public meeting involving the township, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and a coal loadout and preparation plant. More...

Man sentenced to life in prison for murder of former girlfriend

An Indiana County man will spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole after pleading guilty to the 2013 murder of his ex-girlfriend and mother of one of his children. More...

Wimmerton Place development phase OK’d

The Unity Township Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended preliminary approval of the third phase of a development at Wimmerton Place that includes 32 new single-family homes.  More...

Judge keeps FR stabbing suspect’s case in adult court

A Westmoreland County judge has denied a potential appeal in the case of Alex Hribal clearing the way for the Murrysville man to be tried in adult court.  Judge Christopher Feliciani’s decision Tuesday was based on testimony given, includi More...

The Art of Drawing

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World News

GOP unites in denouncing Trump comments on judge

WASHINGTON (AP) - Leading Republicans united Tuesday in an extraordinary denunciation of Donald Trump’s attacks on a federal judge, with House Speaker Paul Ryan calling them the “textbook definition of a racist comment” though he st More...

Texas regulator: Trump U preyed on ‘novice’ investors

WASHINGTON (AP) — Emails from 2010 show that the staff of then-Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott investigating Trump University thought the real estate seminars were a scam bilking “novices” with get-rich-quick promises that were i More...

Senate GOP drops push to ‘defund Obamacare’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans controlling the Senate are abandoning an effort to use their power over the federal purse strings to block implementation of the Affordable Care Act.  More...

Health

When to give up: Treatment or comfort right choice for late-stage cancer?

CHICAGO (AP) — Two months before Joe Clark died of colon cancer at age 31, a doctor gently told him it was time to stop treatment.  More...

Singing is good for your health

(Metro) — If you sing along to songs in the car or belt out a few tunes in the shower, you may be doing yourself quite a bit of good. Various formal and informal studies point to singing as a great way to boost both mental and physical health. More...

Boost energy at the office

(Metro) — Maintaining energy throughout the workday can sometimes be difficult. More...

Entertainment

Newtown documentary gets 1st public Conn. screening

HARTFORD, Conn. More...

Rowling swears fans to secrecy as Harry Potter play unveiled

LONDON (AP) — The curtain has risen on Harry Potter’s latest adventure — and J.K. Rowling is urging fans not to ruin the magic by letting its secrets out.  More...

Meryl Streep takes stage dressed as Donald Trump at NYC gala

NEW YORK (AP) — Meryl Streep has made use of a spray tan, a fake belly and an oversized red tie to get in character for her latest role, Donald Trump.  The New York Times reports that the three-time Oscar winner took the stage Monday in Ne More...

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