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District attorney to refile first-degree murder charges in Latrobe shooting

A first degree murder charge, which was originally filed but then dismissed by a district judge, will be refiled against a Latrobe man who is accused of shooting his friend twice in the abdomen during a botched robbery back in January.  More...

General News

Man’s obituaries name wife in 1, girlfriend in other

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Two versions of a New Jersey man’s obituary have appeared together in a newspaper — one saying he’s survived by his wife, and the other saying he’s survived by his girlfriend.  More...

Latin lapse etched into Texas tower shooting memorial

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A new memorial for the 1966 University of Texas tower shooting is etched with what Latin professors say is an embarrassing mistake that’s literally set in stone.  More...

When anglers joke: ‘White Lives Matter’ vs ‘Kill Whitey’

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — An Ocean City marina is selling Tshirts featuring the phrases “White Lives Matter” and “Blue Lives Matter” to spread awareness — about the conservation of white and blue marlins. More...

Editorial

Wanderings with Walter Brasch

Free speech not on some American universities

Like most Jews, Benjamin Aaron Shapiro, a respected journalist, is an advocate for social justice, following the Jewish concept of Tikun Olam, literally translated as “repair of the world.” Unlike most American Jews, Shapiro is a conserva More...

Bulletin Board

Connie Marucco of Senior Computer Associates announced Thursday that classes will begin in September for anyone in the area interested in instruction for Basic or Advanced Computer, iPad or iPhone.  Classes are open to anyone 50 and over who wan More...

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Lifestyles

SVC professor participating in 2-year partnership grant

Dr. Daniele Arcara, professor and chairperson of the St.  More...

YSU honoree

Morgan Ansell of Greensburg is a member of the Youngstown State University Penguins women’s track and field team that received USTFCCCA All-Academic Team honors this year, the Youngstown, Ohio, campus reported Friday.  More...

Computer classes open at YWCA

YWCA Westmoreland County’s Technology Center, 424 N. More...

Latrobe police chief provides aid, forms bonds during Haitian mission

A dedication to helping others has been a hallmark of James Bumar’s 25-plus years with the Latrobe Police Department. More...

Iwaniec’s mother to receive Governor’s Pathfinder Survivor Activist Award

After the death of her son, Tpr. Kenton Iwaniec, by a drunk driver on March 28, 2008, Debby Iwaniec had a very honest discussion with God. “I remember it was the night before the funeral and I wasn’t sleeping. More...

Steeler nation selfie

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown takes a selfie with the crowd as the team prepared for its night practice at Latrobe Memorial Stadium on Friday. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, AUG. 8   6 p.m., Ligonier Valley School Board, high school auditorium (5 p.m. work session)  6:30 p.m., Latrobe City Council, City Hall (6:15 p.m. More...

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Friday:  FRIDAY NIGHT  Pick 2 5-7 (five, seven)  Pick 3 7-4-4 (seven, four, four)  Pick 4 6-5-6-0 (six, five, six, zero)  More...

DEP declares drought watch for 34 Pa. counties

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) this week issued a drought watch declaration for 34 Pennsylvania counties and a drought warning declaration for Potter County following a meeting of the Commonwealth Drought Task Force where members ev More...

World News

Drinking dad charged in hot-car deaths of his twin toddlers

CARROLLTON, Ga. (AP) - Police charged a father with manslaughter Friday in the deaths of his 15-month-old twin girls, alleging that he had been drinking before leaving them in their car seats in 90-degree temperatures. More...

Turkey: Dollar bills seen as evidence of coup-plotter links

ISTANBUL (AP) - After raiding a home and business owned by someone suspected of loyalties to a banned Muslim cleric, police listed the incriminating evidence they found: two shotguns, a pistol, ammunition, a fake identity card - and three $1 bills.&n More...

Pele says poor health will keep him from opening ceremony

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Pele will not attend Friday’s opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics because of poor health, denying Brazilians a chance to celebrate their greatest sports figure.  The 75-year-old soccer great said this week he had bee More...

Sports

ALL EYES ON THE STEELERS

Steelers’ head coach Mike Tomlin is impressed with the effort of fullback Roosevelt Nix during the backs-on-backers drill.` More...

Dungy: Rooney Rule not being used as intended

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Tony Dungy would like to see the NFL’s Rooney Rule used in the manner it was intended.  More...

Favre wonders if he belongs in Hall of Fame

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Brett Favre seemed a bit surprised by the question.  Asked if he ever imagined himself wearing a gold jacket in Canton, Favre quickly responded: “Absolutely not.”  He’s still not sure he belongs i More...

Entertainment

Fresh Flavors With Friends

Nothing beats a meal filled with flavorful ingredients fresh off the farm – unless you add a table filled with your closest friends to enjoy the bounty. More...

Movie review: Antiheros prove no antidote for ‘Suicide Squad’

The superhero movie is at a strange crossroads. It generally either takes itself too seriously ("Man of Steel," ''Batman v Superman") or delights in not caring a bit ("Deadpool"). The choice, dear moviegoer, is yours. More...

Lady Gaga, Travolta help celebrate Tony Bennett birthday

NEW YORK (AP) — A star-studded guest list that included John Travolta, Bruce Willis and Lady Gaga helped celebrate Tony Bennett’s 90th birthday on Wednesday.  More...

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