July 6, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Latrobe 4th of July Parade winners announced

Organizers of the Latrobe 4th of July Parade have announced the winning parade floats from the event. More...

New, legal moonshine distillery hosts grand opening

SALISBURY, Pa. (AP) — A new moonshine distillery is open for business — legally — on U.S. Route 219 in western Pennsylvania.  More...

Motorcycle accident puts local musician’s life, work in perspective

On July 31, 2015, a horrific motorcycle accident that hospitalized local musician Joseph Dedon for weeks and injured his wife, Erika, did something else. More...

General News

Man guilty of trespassing — and sleeping — in woman’s home

CONESTOGA, Pa. More...

Harrisburg City Council votes to limit marijuana penalties

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Dad who pushed for Kevin’s Law charged with drunken driving

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A man who urged Pennsylvania lawmakers to enact harsher penalties for hit-and-run drivers after his son was killed by one in 2010 has been charged with drunken driving.  More...

Editorial

In search of grape leaves

About this time of the year I embark on my neighborhood trek to replenish our supply of grape leaves. Yes, grape leaves. More...

Political Cartoon

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Lifestyles

Benedict / Davis

David and Brenda Benedict of Unity Township announce the engagement of their daughter Lauren Elizabeth Benedict of Unity Township to Mark James Davis of Blairsville. He is the son of Robert and Joyce Davis of Blairsville.  More...

Westmoreland Museum of American Art’s ‘... Folk Art in America’ to open Saturday

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art will present “A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America” from Saturday, July 9, through Sunday, Oct. More...

Westmoreland County Community College releases spring president’s list

The following area students have been named to the Westmoreland County Community College president's list for attaining a minimum 4.0 QPA (quality-point average) for the spring 2016 semester, the Youngwood campus reported June 30:  LATROBE  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

PSPIndiana issues June activity report   More...

Unity Twp. planners OK Mountain Laurel Plaza subdivision

The Unity Township Planning Commission on Tuesday granted preliminary approval for a subdivision request from New Plan Realty Associates for property located in Mountain Laurel Plaza in Unity Township.  More...

DT Supervisors urge residents not to mix garbage with recycling

The Derry Township Supervisors on Tuesday urged residents to avoid throwing garbage into containers specifically designed for recycled materials located on the side of the township building. More...

Budget talks enter new week with no news of a deal on taxes

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

LMA to flush water lines

Latrobe Municipal Authority (LMA) will flush water lines in the Cooperstown area of Derry Township beginning today, July 6.  More...

Quite a view!

Shortly before 8 p.m. Friday, July 1, this double rainbow came into view over Ligonier Street in Latrobe. It rained shortly and then quit. More...

Local & State News

Philadelphia mayor takes on Toomey on eve of sanctuary city vote

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney is taking on U.S. Sen. More...

Model to reduce inmate violence headed to 9 more prisons

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — A disciplinary model that has reduced inmate assaults at a western Pennsylvania prison is being implemented at nine other state prisons.  More...

Outspoken clergy abuse advocate found hanged at home

EBENSBURG, Pa. More...

World News

Why Dump Trump effort faces likely defeat at GOP national convention

WASHINGTON (AP) - A diverse Republican band of Donald Trump haters, conservatives and other rebels have set their sights on derailing the billionaire’s march to their party’s presidential nomination.  More...

Dems, GOP seem on collision course over gun, terror bills

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Democrats and Republicans seem just as destined for an election-season clash over guns as they did before a Democratic sit-in on the chamber’s floor ushered in lawmakers’ July 4 recess two weeks ago.  More...

No charges for Clinton, FBI says, despite biting criticism

WASHINGTON (AP) - The FBI lifted a major legal threat to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign Tuesday, recommending no criminal charges for her handling of highly classified material in a private email account.  More...

Sports

Latrobe Legion ends regular season with walkoff defeat at Hempfield East

The Latrobe Legion baseball team closed the regular season with a 10-9 defeat as host Hempfield East secured a walkoff victory during an American Legion District 31 game Tuesday.  Latrobe (17-5, 26-7) scored a run in the seventh to take a 9-8 le More...

Busy time for Cutrell lands him in U.S. Senior Open

Arnie Cutrell has had some great days on the golf course.  When you play the sport as long as he has, and at the level he has, excellence has become part of his game.  However, he had a few days recently that will rank right up with any he& More...

Latrobe grabs top seed for Legion District 31 playoffs; Unity Township No. 6

It all came down to the points system.  Kiski Valley finished with a 17-4-1 record and a better winning percentage than Latrobe, which ended at 17-5, but the Jethawks are the No. More...

Entertainment

Netflix to make debut on Comcast’s X1 box this year

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Comcast is going to add Netflix to its X1 set-top boxes in the latest deal to blur the lines separating cable TV from Internet video services.  More...

Man charged over threats that postponed The Band Perry show

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A man charged with making a threat that prompted the postponement of a show by country music trio The Band Perry suggested he might jump the fence at a Delaware concert venue with a gun, authorities said Tuesday.  More...

PBS says it should have told viewers about firework reruns

NEW YORK (AP) — It turns out the bombs bursting in air over Washington for PBS’ presentation of “A Capitol Fourth” were, at least in part, reruns.  More...

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