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Grand night for SVC Gala

St. Vincent Theatre Director Greggory Brandt, St. Vincent College President Brother Norman W. Hipps, OSB, Sharon M. More...

Two injured Friday in Derry Township wreck

Two women suffered injuries in a multi-vehicle accident Friday in Derry Township.  According to state police at Greensburg, at 3:44 p.m. July 8, on Route 982 just north of Wood Street, Erica D. More...

General News

The killer robot used by Dallas police appears to be a first

NEWYORK (AP) — Robots have apparently chalked up a new first — a deadly one.  Police rigged a bomb-disposal robot to kill an armed suspect in the Dallas police shooting , what appears to be the first time U.S. More...

In nod to Sanders, Clinton offers new health care proposals

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — In another nod to primary rival Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton is proposing to increase federal money for community health centers and outlining steps to expand access to health care across the nation.  More...

LMA continues flushing area water lines

Latrobe Municipal Authority (LMA) is continuing to flush water lines in the areas of Latrobe and Derry Township.  The authority will be flushing areas north of Wood Street to Industrial Boulevard, Including Loyalhanna, McChesneytown and Snyderto More...

Sports

Latrobe Legion capitalizes on Hempfield East mistakes to take District semifinal playoff series opener

When the postseason begins in sports, the mantra always is: Survive and advance.  No style points...no quality of wins.  Just win, baby.  That’s exactly what manager Jason Bush’s Latrobe Jethawks got on Sunday afternoon at More...

American Legion District 31 playoffs

American Legion District 31 Playoffs x-if necessary Quarterfinals (Best-of-Three) No. 1 Latrobe vs. No. 8 Yough  More...

Murray’s first Wimbledon win for Britain, second for himself

LONDON (AP) — Andy Murray’s first Wimbledon championship was for his country.  This one was for Andy Murray.  More...

Lifestyles

Resident graduates recognized at Latrobe Country Club dinner

Excela Health Latrobe Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program honored third-year residents during the annual graduation dinner June 30 at Latrobe Country Club. More...

Findlay dean’s list

Katelyn Svetahor of Latrobe (15650) was named to the spring 2016 dean's list at the University of Findlay, the Ohio campus reported Friday evening.  To earn this achievement, a UF student must attain a grade-point average of at least 3.5 on a 4. More...

Events of Area Interest

WestCo Derby to host anniversary game July 16   WestCo Derby will host an anniversary game beginning at 7 p.m. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Woman reports items went missing from home  Latrobe police report that Jodi Steele, 36, of Lloyd Avenue notified them on Wednesday, July 6, that she found prescription medication and two video game controllers missing from her home a day earlier More...

Wolf to let budget bill become law despite funding questions

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. More...

Derry Ag Fair crowns queen

Participants and winners in the Derry Ag Fair pageant on Sunday included attendant Caroline McChesney, a 10th-grade student at Derry Area High School (DAHS); Queen Lindsey Klosky, an 11th-grade stude More...

Derry Ag Fair continues this week

The 29th annual Derry Township Agricultural Fair continues this week with plenty of family-friendly activities at the Derry Township Fairgrounds along Route 982. Admission is $3 per person and free for children ages 4 and under. A More...

Local & State News

Adaptive cars help those with disabilities drive more easily

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Commuting to work every day seems like a simple enough task, and it is for most people. For people with disabilities, however, that is not necessarily the case.  More...

Fire damages chemical plant, but no injuries reported

SPEERS, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a fire caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage to a chemical plant, but no injuries were reported.  Fourteen fire departments responded shortly before 1:30 p.m. More...

Ex-players get probation in Cal. U. of Pa. beating case

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Two former football players for a state university in western Pennsylvania have been sentenced to probation in an off-campus beating nearly two years ago.  More...

World News

Black activists hope killings prompt more action from whites

NEW YORK (AP) - Since the birth of the Black Lives Matter movement three years ago, many white Americans have wrestled with how to respond. Some chose racist-tinged ridicule. More...

Cop’s lawyer blames driver’s gun, not his race

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A suburban St. More...

Obama asks Americans not to fear a return to a dark past

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - President Barack Obama on Saturday rejected any notion that the past week’s stunning violence signals a return to racial brutality of a dark past, saying that as painful as the killings of police and black men were, &ldquo More...

Health

A third of people have done no long-term care planning

CHICAGO (AP) — Demand for long-term care is expected to increase as the nation ages, but the majority of Americans 40 and older lack confidence in their ability to pay for it. More...

Advocates hope shaming drugmakers discourages price spikes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. More...

Madonna in Malawi visits hospital she has supported

BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) — Madonna in Malawi on Sunday visited the construction of a children’s wing at a hospital that her charity is funding in this southern African country’s largest city, Blantyre.  More...

Entertainment

‘Secret Life of Pets’fetches $103M in opening days

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s a good time for animated animals at the box office. More...

Pizzeria with name similar to video game flooded with calls

LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — A family-owned pizzeria in New Jersey has become inundated with calls from around the country asking if the restaurant inspired the setting for a popular online video game.  More...

Players in hunt for Pokémon Go monsters feel real-world pain

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beware: “Pokémon Go,” a new smartphone game based on cute Nintendo characters like Squirtle and Pikachu, can be harmful to your health.  More...

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