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St. Emma Prioress makes trip to Germany

Mother Mary Anne Noll, OSB, first visited St. Walburga Abbey in Eichstatt, Bavaria, in 1979, to see where her community of Benedictine sisters originated. More...

General News

Michael Herr, author of ‘Dispatches,’ dies at 76

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Herr, the author and Oscar-nominated screenplay writer who viscerally documented the ravages of the Vietnam War through his classic nonfiction novel “Dispatches” and through such films as “Apocalypse Now” and “Full Metal Jacke More...

Longtime newspaper publisher John Wolfe dies

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Longtime Ohio newspaper publisher John F. Wolfe, whose family sold The Columbus Dispatch last year and still owns television and radio stations, has died at age 72.  Wolfe died Friday at a Columbus hospital. More...

Bernie Worrell, masterful keyboardist, dead at 72

NEW YORK (AP) — Bernie Worrell, the ingenious “Wizard of Woo” whose amazing array of keyboard sounds and textures helped define the Parliament-Funkadelic musical empire and influenced performers of funk, rock, hip-hop and other genr More...

Editorial

Wanderings with Walter Brasch

Donald Trump v. the First Amendment

If Donald Trump should become president, don’t expect his administration to be a transparent one or one that tolerates dissent and believes in the First Amendment.  More...

Bulletin Board

Greater Latrobe Community Chorus invites everyone to the Latrobe 4th of July Patriotic Interfaith Service 7 p.m. More...

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Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Kutztown graduate   Bailey Lundquist Tobias of Latrobe (15650) has been awarded a master of education degree in student affairs in higher education administration magna cum laude from Kutztown University, the Berks County campus reported Thursda More...

St. Vincent Campus Ministry group leaves for service in China, Taiwan

A group from St. Vincent College Campus Ministry departed Pittsburgh International Airport on June 20 for 15 days of service work in China and Taiwan. More...

Adams Memorial Library lists July activities

Anne Betz, adult programming coordinator, announced Adams Memorial Library’s July 2016 programs:  Adult Summer Reading Program 2016 Through Saturday, Aug. 6   More...

Unity VFDs hold first academy to train junior firefighters

While many of their friends hit the pool or went off to camp for the summer, a group of junior firefighters spent a week of summer at the first ever Unity Township Fire Bureau Junior Fire Academy.  More...

Latrobe native singing for cystic fibrosis benefit Sunday in Pittsburgh

Join Natalie Shugars, who is originally from Latrobe, for an evening of musical entertainment for a great cause.  More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, JUNE 27  10 a.m., Westmoreland County Prison Board, prison  6:30 p.m., Latrobe City Council, agenda prep, City Hall  TUESDAY, JUNE 28  6 p.m., Unity Township Zoning Hearing Board, municipal building  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2 More...

Unity Township racetrack concession stand burglarized, damaged

Police are currently investigating a burglary that occurred earlier this week at the Latrobe Speedway in Unity Township.  More...

Philly street workers ‘fix’ pothole, fill it with road pylon

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Some south Philadelphia residents and a TV station are waiting for the city to explain why a pothole was filled with asphalt and the smashed-in orange pylon that had been marking the hazard. More...

World News

Markets reel as world absorbs shock of UK vote for Brexit

LONDON (AP) - Britain has jumped. More...

Crisis or speed bump? What UK vote means for economy sectors

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - Britain’s vote to leave the European Union adds a heavy dose of uncertainty to a world economy that is still struggling to reach full speed years after the global financial crisis.  The most immediate pain will be More...

Trans-Atlantic Trend? Trump sees UK vote as validation

WASHINGTON (AP) - Britain’s stunning vote to bolt from the European Union sent political tremors across the Atlantic Friday, fueling Donald Trump’s confidence that frustrated U.S. More...

Sports

Latrobe uses clutch hits to down Unity

For the Latrobe Legion baseball team, the tone of the 2016 campaign may have been established well before opening day. More...

Laurel Valley grad Smithley new offensive coordinator at Waynesburg

A former Laurel Valley football standout is now an offensive coordinator at the college level.  The Waynesburg University football team welcomed back an old, familiar face to its coaching ranks as former Yellow Jacket player and coach Chris Smit More...

Maple Leafs select Arizona-born Matthews No. 1 in NHL draft

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — On the heels of the NHL expanding into Las Vegas, the Toronto Maple Leafs are pinning their future on Arizona-born center Auston Matthews.  More...

Entertainment

STAR * SPANGLED CELEBRATION

When you combine the company of family and friends, the dazzling lights of a fireworks display and the mouthwatering flavors of a home-cooked meal, you have all the ingredients necessary for a fantastic Fourth of July. More...

Movie review: ‘Independence Day’ sequel is big, dumb summer fun

If you have any interest in a sequel to "Independence Day," you'll likely not be disappointed by the improbably enjoyable "Independence Day: Resurgence ." It's silly, light-as-air popcorn entertainment.  More...

Movie review: ‘Free State of Jones’ bares forgotten Civil War tale

Newton Knight was a poor Mississippi farmer and Confederate soldier who deserted the Army in early 1862, waged a rebellion against the Confederacy and ended up forming a little colony of exiles, which they referred to as the Free State of Jones. More...

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