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Latrobe fire, police chiefs oppose rec burning in city

Whether literally or figuratively, if you play with fire, you’re going to get burned — or so the saying goes.  That’s why Latrobe Fire Chief John Brasile and Latrobe Police Chief James Bumar on Monday voiced strong opposition t More...

Gross tabbed as new Derry Borough mayor

Derry Borough has a new mayor.  Borough council members on Monday unanimously voted Kevin Gross to the position in a 5- 0 roll call vote. He replaces David Bolen, who resigned last month because he was moving out of the borough.  More...

Indiana County teen killed in head-on collision

A Shelocta teen is dead after a head-on collision Monday in Indiana County. More...

General News

Trump faces fresh GOP pushback despite bid to reset campaign

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Donald Trump is seeking to quell concerns he lacks the discipline or policy know-how to make a competent president, even as the list of fellow Republicans deeming him unfit for the Oval Office grows.  More...

Live-streaming apps beyond Facebook Live

NEW YORK (AP) — Live video is growing more popular as a way for families to share big moments with faraway loved ones and for artists and athletes to connect with fans. More...

AP Fact Check: Trump shapes facts to fit economic agenda

(EDITOR’S NOTE — A look at the veracity of claims by political figures) WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump changed some of his facts to fit his agenda Monday, pitching shades of truth and misconceptions in what was billed as a major economic policy spee More...

Editorial

GUEST EDITORIAL

Increased cigarette tax could benefit us all

After World War II, when cheese and butter were still prized commodities and men would pawn their Sunday suits after wearing them to church, there was at least one commodity in Britain that was available cheaply and abundantly — cigarettes. More...

Commentary

Is Trump really nuts?

More and more evidence is coming in from the behavior of Donald Trump and the opinions of expert observers that he really is nuts. More...

Political Cartoon

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Lifestyles

Cultural trust’s free concert series continues Thursday

Westmoreland Cultural Trust’s 12th annual “Thank Goodness It’s Summer” free concert series continues every Thursday from 6 to 9:30 p.m. through Aug. 25.  More...

Campus Corner

Show college spirit through blood donations in August

In an effort to boost blood donations during the slow summer months, Central Blood Bank has issued a challenge to the community: Register to give blood in August in the name of either Penn State University or the University of Pittsburgh. More...

Saltsburg to host August auction, Sept. cruise, sales

Michelle Jesko announced three upcoming events in Saltsburg Borough:  • The annual Saltsburg Lions Club Auction on Point Street in front of the Lions Building at 214 Point St., Saltsburg, on Wednesday, Aug. 17 (rain date is Aug. 24). More...

Entertainment

Boom in live video helping some creators make a living

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Casey Cooper is one of the most famous drummers on the planet right now. He has a million followers on YouTube, and his flaming-sticks drumming cover of Ellie Goulding’s “Burn” is insane. More...

Fox’s ‘New Girl’ and ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ mashup planned

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Worlds are colliding on Fox as Andy Samberg’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” character Jake is about to meet Jess from “New Girl,” played by Zooey Deschanel. More...

‘Game of Thrones’ music to tour America with full orchestra

NEW YORK (AP) — If you can’t get to Westeros, don’t fret: It’s coming to a town near you next year. Or, at least the music is. More...

Bee, chicken ordinance passed by Latrobe City Council

Latrobe City Council voted Monday to approve an amendment to the city code to permit the keeping of chickens and bees with certain restrictions within the city limits.  The changes to Chapter 58 of the code also prohibit the feeding of feral cat More...

City council to accept applications following resignation of Trisha Caldwell-Cravener

If you’ve been longing to play a more active role in shaping growth and change in the City of Latrobe, you’re about to get the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. More...

Ligonier Borough planners consider mixed-use building

Ligonier Borough’s planning committee wants to see ample parking in place before recommending a combination retail, office and residential building on Main Street. More...

Family’s request to enroll second exchange student at LVHS rejected

A local family already hosting one exchange student addressed the Ligonier Valley School Board Monday in the hopes of getting approval to host a second. However, that effort was unsuccessful. More...

Latrobe National Night Out tonight

The Latrobe Police Department will host its annual National Night Out event from 5:30 to 8 p.m. today at Latrobe Memorial Stadium. Admission is free but monetary donations and pet items will be collected for the Pet Adoption League. More...

Local & State News

Pa. attorney general’s trial follows feuds, leaks

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The perjury trial of the state’s attorney general is set to be a gossip filled political affair with a list of potential witnesses and topics including judges, journalists and former top aides to the embattled Democrat. More...

Changes to Pa. liquor, wine sales go into effect

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — State alcohol regulators on Monday began taking applications for permits under the expanded sales of booze approved by the Legislature and Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf earlier this summer.  More...

Ukrainian, 23, who faked age for high school pleads guilty

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

World News

After outage, Delta seeks forgiveness with refunds, vouchers

DALLAS (AP) - Delta Air Lines will be handing out refunds and travel vouchers as penance for the latest computer outage to knock a major airline off stride. More...

US destroyer visit latest twist in China-US military ties

QINGDAO, China (AP) - The visit of the U.S. More...

Man charged with fatal shooting after ‘hoodlums’ complaint

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A white man who apparently called police to complain about “hoodlums” near his house was charged with murder after he shot and killed a black man outside, authorities said. More...

Sports

Steelers’ Matakevich seeks consistency after starring during ‘Friday Night Lights’ practice

Assistant Sports Editor Tyler Matakevich had perhaps the best showing of training camp during the backs-on-backers drill at the Pittsburgh Steelers’ “Friday Night Lights” practice. More...

Steelers carry the play

Running back Cameron Stingily (above) takes a hand-off from quarterback Landry Jones during a training camp practice at St. Vincent College. In the left photo, linebacker Jarvis Jones covers tight end Jesse James at practice. More...

GL’s Butler commits to play basketball at Holy Cross

Like a lot of high school athletes do these days, Greater Latrobe’s Austin Butler wanted to get his college choice out of the way so he could concentrate on his senior year.  By the way, yes, his senior year does include football.  More...

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