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LMA addressing several water line breaks

Latrobe Municipal Authority (LMA) crews on Friday morning were in the process of addressing several water main breaks in the City of Latrobe and Unity Township.  Latrobe police had placed road flares along a section of Lloyd Avenue and were seen More...

State university faculty union to take preliminary strike vote

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

General News

3 students, including 2 from Japan, found alive in cave

CUSHMAN, Ark. (AP) — An American student and two Japanese students who went missing inside of a cave overnight were found alive, Arkansas State University and emergency officials said Thursday.  More...

Unusually humble, Trump entertains notion he could lose

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Straying from his trademark bravado, Donald Trump acknowledged Thursday that his presidential campaign is facing challenges and could ultimately fall short, in a rare expression of humility by the Republican presidential nominee. More...

Clinton knocks ‘outlandish Trumpian ideas’ in speech

WARREN, Mich. More...

Sports

With addition of West Shamokin, Heritage to play crossover games with WestPAC

PORTAGE — One thing all District 6 Heritage Conference football teams have shared since 2010 is the need to fill two holes in their 10-week schedule. More...

Steelers’ top picks look to contribute in secondary

Assistant Sports Editor Pittsburgh Steelers’ rookie cornerback Artie Burns insists there’s no pressure on him to step in immediately and try to win the starting job. More...

Taillon pitches three-hit ball for eight innings as Pirates top Padres

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pirates rookie Jameson Taillon keeps building up his innings by limiting his pitches. Taillon threw three-hit ball for eight innings and Pittsburgh got a pair of RBIs from David Freese to beat the San Diego Padres 4-0. More...

Lifestyles

Latrobe BPW to kick off 2016-17 Aug. 18

Latrobe Business and Professional Women will kick off the 2016-17 club year featuring The Make a Difference Speakers Series 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. More...

Photos

Georgia Pavlik, past president of Latrobe Business and Professional Women’s Club, conducted the installation of Latrobe BPW’s 2016-17 officers in June — (from left) Jeanne VanHouten More...

Campus Corner

Rensselaer graduate

Austin Faddish of Greensburg earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in May 2016, the Troy, New York, campus reported Thursday. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Mailboxes run over by vehicle in Indiana County   State police at Indiana report between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, in Black Lick Township, Indiana County, someone in an unidentified vehicle ran over two mailboxes on Newport Road. More...

Unity residents, supervisors vent frustrations over problem properties

It’s an all-too-familiar problem in Westmoreland County: Residents who refuse to properly maintain their properties, leading to a home that looks like it’s on the verge of collapse or a yard overflowing with trash.  More...

Whitney, Hostetter areas may be getting natural gas

Peoples Natural Gas will set its sights on providing natural gas service to township residents living in Whitney and Hostetter after the township okayed basic specifications for the proposal. More...

Shade trees on Diamond to be removed as part of renovation project

The proposed Diamond Park renovation project will be the largest infrastructure investment in Ligonier’s historic landmark ever and will preserve the picturesque park for generations to come. More...

Police seek additional information in fatal accident

State police are asking anyone with information on an accident late Tuesday night in East Huntingdon Township that left a 17-yearold boy dead to come forward.  According to police, Eric L. More...

Latrobe native gives rare mustard jar to area glass museum

A mustard jar has likely never produced as much joy as it did Thursday at the Mount Pleasant Glass Museum. Then again, this isn’t any glass container, but a rare decorative jar from the former L.E. Smith Glass Co. More...

Local & State News

Vehicle accident closes Route 31 for several hours

Both lanes of Route 31 were closed Thursday afternoon by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) for several hours while authorities conducted an investigation of a serious vehicle crash near the Country Pie Shoppe.  More...

Consultant: I conspired with AG to frame aide

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A political consultant told jurors Thursday that he “conspired” with Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane to pin a grand jury leak on her top deputy. More...

Video: Woman uses foot to drive, holds phone with both hands

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A woman was driving along a Philadelphia highway with her foot while she had two hands and both eyes on her phone, and the couple who recorded her hope releasing a video of her actions will save lives.  More...

World News

Unfriended? Divisive presidential campaign roils Facebook

CINCINNATI (AP) - Some friends don’t let friends talk politics anymore on Facebook. Others are on “unfriending” sprees. More...

Marijuana to remain at highest drug classification

WASHINGTON (AP) - Marijuana will remain on the government’s list of most highly regulated and dangerous drugs, the Obama administration says, despite growing popular support for the widespread legalization of pot. More...

Trump wrongly calls Obama ‘founder’ of IS

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump says President Barack Obama is the “founder” of the Islamic State group. He’s not, of course.  According to the GOP presidential nominee, Obama’s decision to pull U.S. More...

Education

SVC senior Jordan Conville completes historical research

St. Vincent College senior history major Jordan B. Conville of Hutchinson recently completed important historical research at the Library Company of Philadelphia for his thesis, titled, “Extra, Extra! More...

Sorek family presents gift to SVC

The family of the late Abram Sorek, a former student at St. Vincent College (SVC), presented a gift of $10,000 from The Abram Sorek Fund of The Erie Community Foundation to SVC President Brother Norman W. Hipps, OSB (right) on Aug. 5. More...

GL Wildcat STARS summer enrichment program

Forty seven students from all three elementary school buildings in the Greater Latrobe School District participated in the three-week Wildcat STARS summer enrichment program held at Baggaley Elementary School. More...

Entertainment

Stephen Colbert, Showtime in talks for live election special

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Showtime is in talks with Stephen Colbert to host a live election-night comedy special, the channel’s chief executive said. “I think it’s going to happen,” Showtime CEO David Nevins told a TV critics meeting Thursday. More...

Walt Disney World pulling plug on famed Electrical Parade

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Disney Parks says the famed Main Street Electrical Parade will end its run at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom park in October.  More...

Reagan daughter Patti Davis tells Trump: ‘Words matter’

(AP) — The daughter of former President Ronald Reagan has a message for Donald Trump: “Words matter.”  Patti Davis responded to the GOP presidential nominee’s suggestion Tuesday that “Second Amendment people” More...

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