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Happy Birthday!

Catherine Wadsworth of Latrobe is celebrating her 100th birthday on Sunday, June 12.  She worked for the Greater Latrobe School District for years and retired in 1980. More...

General News

Jack Bausman, 92, former AP bureau chief in Moscow, dies

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Jack Bausman, a Cold War-era correspondent and former Moscow bureau chief for The Associated Press, has died, his daughter said Friday. He was 92. More...

Cops: Woman who sabotaged fiancé’s kayak said, ‘I’m free’

GOSHEN, N.Y. (AP) — A New York state trooper says a woman accused of fatally sabotaging her fiancé’s kayak on the Hudson River told an investigator, “I’m free” after confessing to the crime.  More...

GOPSen. David Perdue: Pray that Obama’s ‘days be few’

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican senator told conservatives Friday they should pray for President Barack Obama and suggested a biblical passage that says, “Let his days be few.”  More...

Editorial

Wanderings with Walter Brasch

Chewbacca and the world of semi-reality news media

A Facebook video of a woman wearing a Chewbacca mask and laughing almost hysterically in her car has drawn more than 140 million hits from numerous sources in the past two weeks.  Candace Payne, a 37-year-old mother of two from Grand Prairie, Te More...

Bulletin Board

Bringing Fred Rogers Home Neighborhood Family Day is underway 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 11, in downtown Latrobe.  More...

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Lifestyles

Navy promotes Latrobe native

MISAWA, Japan — Master-at-Arms 1st Class Sean O’Barto, assigned to Naval Air Facility (NAF) Misawa, Japan, from Latrobe has his collar devices pinned on by his wife, Anna O’Barto, a More...

St. Vincent names 570 students to dean’s list

Five hundred seventy students were named to the dean’s list of St. Vincent College for the spring 2016 semester, according to an announcement received Thursday from Alice Kaylor, dean of studies. More...

Penn State issues graduation list

The spring 2016 commencement and dean’s lists for The Pennsylvania State University are now available on the website, the University Park campus reported Friday. More...

12th annual Ligonier Home Tour scheduled

The 12th annual Ligonier Home Tour will take place Saturday, June 25.  More...

Latrobe man charged for selling firearms stolen from Unity home

A Latrobe man is in custody charged with multiple counts of burglary, theft, receiving stolen property, illegal possession of a firearm and criminal trespassing stemming from a break-in that occurred between April 14 and May 11, at a Unity Township h More...

It’s lots of fun . . .

Leah Emery of Derry, visited the First Ward Firemen’s Carnival on Oak Street in Latrobe on Thursday with her parents, Kayla and Jared Emery. The fair continues tonight. More...

Local & State News

Coroner confirms dead body near burning car in state forest

LAURELTON, Pa. More...

Circle That Date

MONDAY, JUNE 13  6 p.m., Ligonier Valley School Board, high school auditorium (5 p.m. More...

Accused teacher: Comment not meant to intimidate student

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A teacher accused of witness intimidation testified Friday that a remark he made to students that he missed a previous class because he “was being interviewed by two men in suits” wasn’t meant to menace a tee More...

World News

Gawker files for bankruptcy, to sell itself to Ziff Davis

NEW YORK (AP) - Gawker Media is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and putting itself up for sale, strained by a jury’s verdict that that it must pay $140 million to pro wrestler Hulk Hogan in an invasion-of-privacy lawsuit.  More...

Campaign to remove judge in Stanford rape case gains steam

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Afledgling campaign to recall the judge who sentenced a former Stanford University swimmer to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman gained momentum Friday as three prominent political consultants joined More...

Police shoot man amid domestic disturbance at Dallas airport

DALLAS (AP) - A police officer shot and wounded a man Friday outside a Dallas airport after the man attacked a woman believed to be the mother of his children and then threatened the officer with a large rock, police said.  “There doesn&rs More...

Sports

Save here, out there

Dan Stas of Unity Township slides into home on a hit by Jake Stemmerich as Bushy Run catcher Tyler Peyman follows the play (above) in the field during Friday’s American Legion District 31 game More...

Murray’s confidence hardly shaken by Pens’ Game 5 setback

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Matt Murray’s slender frame has spent the last two months seemingly impervious to the increasingly massive weight on his shoulders.  More...

Toughest course awaits toughest test in golf in U.S. Open at Oakmont

U.S. Open courses have a way of getting into a player’s head before the tournament even starts.  Chambers Bay was a mystery last year. More...

Entertainment

A PROTEIN PUNCH Add fun, flavorful variety to your summer cookout

FAMILY FEATURES  I f you’re looking for a fresh way to pack more nutritious protein into this summer’s family cookouts, consider cooking with a plant-based protein such as peanuts or peanut butter.  More...

Movie review: ‘Warcraft’ a spectacle

It can be hard to tell orcs apart at first. The fictional giants of the "Warcraft" video game franchise all have mean faces, protruding tusks and muscles so massive, they make The Rock look puny. More...

Movie review: Hocus pocus of ‘Now You See Me 2’ wears thin

The magician heist movie "Now You See Me 2" disappears with not a poof, but in a hyper-kinetic blur of hectic plot mechanics, ceaselessly nattering characters and so many ploys of misdirection that the film's own direction got lost up someone's sleev More...

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