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Prosecution expects former travel agent’s trial to take at least two weeks

Although originally set for June 20, the trial of a former Ligonier travel agent accused of swindling customers out of thousands of dollars for trips she never arranged will have to be specially scheduled, according to Assistant District Attorney Reb More...

School picnic

Eloise Gadzhiyev, 2, enjoys the fountains in Idlewild & SoakZone. She was at the Greater Latrobe School/Community Picnic Monday with her mother, Andrea Gamble, of Gertrude Street, Latrobe. More...

General News

Holy punch! Cyprus priest punches best man at wedding

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The best man slapped the groom on the back, which is an old Cypriot wedding custom. More...

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

Microsoft to buy networking site LinkedIn for $26.2 billion NEW YORK (AP) — In a surprise move, Microsoft said Monday that it is buying LinkedIn for about $26.2 billion, a deal that could bring subtle but significant changes for the professional net More...

Philadelphia teen killed in nightclub attack called her mom

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The mother of a Philadelphia teenager who was among the 49 people killed in the Florida nightclub attack said she was on the phone with her wounded daughter as she cowered in a bathroom stall hiding from the shooter. More...

Editorial

GUEST EDITORIAL

Bathroom law aims to reverse progress on transgender rights

Many Americans who grew up with a particular perspective on what was deviant or “queer” are having a hard time accepting the rapid changes allowing more people to openly identify with a gender other than the one they were born with.  More...

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Lifestyles

Penn State issues spring dean’s list

The spring 2016 commencement and dean’s lists for The Pennsylvania State University are now available, the University Park campus reported Friday. Area PSU dean’s list qualifiers, their hometowns, ZIP codes and campuses are More...

Campus Corner

High Point graduate Devon Elizabeth Gjebre of Unity Township is among 960 graduates May 7 at High Point University, North Carolina. She was conferred a bachelor of arts degree in video game design and interactive media with a minor in marketing. More...

Hike planned Wednesday

The public is invited to join a forest naturalist for a 3-mile hike 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 15. Hikers will meet at the Laurel Summit State Park parking lot. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Vehicle strikes building in Indiana County   More...

Latrobe council splits, tables regulations for raising bees, chickens

Latrobe City Council on Monday night voted to table amendments to the city code regarding regulations for raising bees and chickens after multiple residents — some of whom are beekeepers themselves — raised concerns about the city's plans for the bee More...

LV School Board OKs final budget with 1.8-mill increase

While many school districts find they are forced to reduce staffing or eliminate programs just to survive the ongoing school funding crisis and state budget woes, the Ligonier Valley School Board on Monday unanimously approved a spending plan that do More...

Gov. Wolf undergoing prostate cancer treatment

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s governor is undergoing an outpatient procedure for prostate cancer and will be out of the office for a few days. Aspokesman for Gov. Tom Wolf announced the unspecified procedure in a news release issued Monday. More...

Derry Township fire deemed electrical in nature

Local fire departments were called out to an early morning fire Monday at a one-story home in the 1200 block of Millwood Road in Derry Township. More...

Kennametal unites with community for ‘Day of Action’

More than 60 volunteers from Kennametal Inc. will trade business causal for boots and paint brushes when they volunteer at several local community service projects in the Latrobe area on Friday, June 17.  More...

World News

Woman who created famous beehive hairdo dies at 98

CHICAGO (AP) — Margaret Vinci Heldt, who became a hairstyling celebrity after she created the famous beehive hairdo in 1960, has died at age 98. More...

Janet Waldo, voice of Judy Jetson and Josie, dies at 96

NEW YORK (AP) — Janet Waldo, who provided the voice for Judy Jetson and many other cartoon characters, has died. The veteran film, TVand radio actress died Sunday at age 96 at her home in Encino, California. More...

Andrea Doria shipwreck more deteriorated than expected

BOSTON (AP) — Undersea explorers say the wreckage of the Andrea Doria off Nantucket appears more badly deteriorated than previous sonar images suggested. More...

Sports

Ligonier Valley standout Collin Smith commits early to WVU

Collin Smith had his list of criteria to help him decide the college he would select to continue what so far has been a stellar football career. More...

Stanley Cup winners again, Penguins have shot at lengthy run at top

PITTSBURGH (AP) — When the Pittsburgh Penguins won the Stanley Cup in 2009, a dynasty appeared to be in the offing. It didn’t quite work out that way. Injuries and inconsistent post-season play sent the franchise into a full-fledged identity crisis. More...

Cause for celebration: Victory parade planned for Penguins

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The city prepared for a victory parade to celebrate the Penguins’ Stanley Cup championship as its police and other public safety officials celebrated a victory of their own: making only one arrest as fans poured into the More...

Entertainment

Spider-Man, Batman coming to PlayStation

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dark Knight and Spidey are among the heroes swinging onto the PlayStation.  More...

Vigil held in New Jersey hometown of slain ‘Voice’singer

EVESHAM TOWNSHIP, N.J. More...

Jury to decide whether ‘Stairway to Heaven’ riff is lifted

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Generations of aspiring guitarists have tried to copy the riff from Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven.”  Starting Tuesday, a Los Angeles court will try to decide whether the members of Led Zeppelin the More...

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