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I-70 New Stanton Interchange traffic pattern change set

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 12 is advising motorists that traffic patterns will be changing on Interstate 70 at the New Stanton Interchange starting next week.  All four lanes of traffic (both west and eastbound) More...

Ligonier Twp., Mount Pleasant Twp. bridge work scheduled

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (Penn DOT)’s Rapid Bridge Replacement Project continues in Westmoreland County with the start of construction on two bridges in July.  The Route 381 bridge over Linn Run in Ligonier Township (J More...

General News

Sailor’s medical background questioned after training death

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The drowning of a sailor who was repeatedly pushed underwater by an instructor during Navy SEAL basic training raises a host of questions, beginning perhaps with this: Why would a highly elite unit made up of some of the toughe More...

Michigan music therapist records young patients’ heartbeats

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A music therapist at a Michigan children’s hospital has made dozens of unique recordings as a gift for patients’ parents and other loved ones. More...

Researchers predict smaller harmful algae bloom on Lake Erie

PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio (AP) — Potentially toxic algae is expected to form again this summer in western Lake Erie but should be considerably less severe than the blooms that blanketed the lake and threatened drinking water supplies the previous two years, s More...

Sports

Latrobe Legion sweeps Yough, advances to district playoff semifinals

YUKON — The Latrobe Legion baseball team is moving on. And that’s perfectly fine with manager Jason Bush. He doesn’t care about style points. As long as his team advances, that’s all that matters to the long-time Latrobe Legion manager. More...

Two educators to leave district where three students face charges

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The principal and an assistant principal at a Tennessee high school where three basketball players face charges of raping a teammate won’t be working in that school district in 2016-17.  More...

Unity Legion can’t close out Murrysville

Deciding game of best-of-three district playoff series set for today

This one had a little bit of everything — hits, errors, walks, hit-batsmen, close calls, strange plays...you name it. And almost all of those did not go Unity Township’s way. More...

Lifestyles

LAHAS lauds four, awards $5,500 in scholarships

The Latrobe Area Hospital Aid Society honors high school students for their volunteer efforts on behalf of Excela Health Latrobe Hospital with scholarship assistance.  More...

‘Enchanted Sleeping Beauty’ opens at Apple Hill Playhouse

Underway at Apple Hill Playhouse, 275 Manor Road in Delmont, is a charming musical, “The Enchanted Sleeping Beauty.” Directed by Latrobe’s Joette Salandro, the production features 23 children and adults from 12 towns that surround Delmont. More...

‘The War of 1812’ program July 19; bus trip Oct. 1

The War of 1812 will be the focus of a program 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, at Westmoreland County Historical Society’s Calvin E. Pollins Library, Unity Township. Fee: Free for WCHS members, $7 for others. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Five people hurt in one-vehicle crash in Derry Township   More...

Just takin’ a dip

It took a lot of coaxing from James Hall of Wyano, Pa., to get his dachshund “Abigail” into the water at the causeway but with ears flying, “Abigail” made a quick dash for the shore after a dip in the Loyalhanna Creek.   More...

Woman accused of thefts from vehicle in Latrobe

A Latrobe woman was arraigned Tuesday on multiple charges after she admitted to Latrobe police that she had stolen a handgun and two GPS devices from a car early Monday on Weldon Street.  She said she traded the gun to an unidentified drug deale More...

Veterans’ Hike and Paddle at Keystone State Park

The 2016 Veterans’ Hike and Paddle is scheduled at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at Keystone State Park, Derry Township.  The event is intended to honor veterans and currently enrolled members of the U.S. More...

GL student project honors distinguished graduate

Many distinguished men and women proudly claim Greater Latrobe as their alma mater Among the most notable is Cpt. Chester M. More...

Local & State News

PennDOT plans closures in Smithton Borough, East Huntingdon Twp.

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 12 would like to advise motorists that a section of Route 3029 (Second Street) will be temporarily closed at the Railroad Crossing between Center Street and Hoffman Road in Smithton Borough More...

Alcoa opens metals plant, part of 3D printing expansion

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Alcoa has opened a facility in the Pittsburgh suburbs that will produce metal powders used in three-dimensional printing to make aerospace industry materials. More...

Mega Millions jackpot rolls to $540 million; $1M winner sold in Westmoreland County

One winning Pennsylvania Lottery Mega Millions ticket worth $1 million from the Tuesday, July 5, drawing was sold at S&S Corner Market, 106 Apollo Road, Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland County. More...

World News

Latest: Dallas shooting suspect surrenders, is released

DALLAS (AP) — A man wrongly identified by Dallas police as a suspect in a sniper attack on police says he turned himself in and was quickly released.  More...

Minnesota governor: Black driver wouldn’t be dead if he were white

FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. More...

Black gun owners worried about treatment after shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) - One man told an officer during a Minnesota traffic stop that he was a licensed gun owner, and that he was reaching for his wallet, a witness said. More...

Education

A living history lesson . . .

Ninth-grade U.S. history classes at Greater Latrobe recently participated in the Civil War Living History program. The students study the era of U.S. More...

SVC Career Center reports 97% of 2015 grads ‘successful’ in their fields

St. Vincent College (SVC)’s Career Center reports that 97 percent of the class of 2015’s graduating respondents have found career and professional success. More...

SVC theology, psychology major interning at U.S. Conference of Bishops

Alexandra G. Lahoud of McLean, Virginia, a senior theology and psychology major at St. More...

Entertainment

Technology gives immediacy to police shooting story

NEW YORK (AP) — A live, online piece of footage of a dying man brought a shocking new immediacy Thursday to the issue that gave birth to the Black Lives Matter movement. More...

Jon Bon Jovi joins wedding band for ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’

MIAMI (AP) — Jon Bon Jovi was a reluctant singer at a Florida wedding last weekend.  Videos show the rocker sheepishly taking the microphone after a wedding band led by singer Lourdes Valentin launched into Bon Jovi’s 1986 classic, & More...

Drummer Steven Adler rejoins Guns N’ Roses on summer tour

CINCINNATI (AP) — Drummer Steven Adler rejoined Guns N’ Roses on stage in Cincinnati to mark his first performance with the band fronted by Axl Rose in more than a quarter century.  More...

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