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Flight to Latrobe diverted because of foul odor

A Spirit Airlines flight headed to Arnold Palmer Regional Airport from Orlando was diverted back to the Florida airport, an airline spokesman said Friday night.  Spirit spokesman Paul Berry said that six crew members, two pilots and four flight More...

Derry Twp. resident’s new book details haunted Westmoreland County

There’s something fascinating about things that go bump in the night.  “That’s part of how we’re hard-wired, to think that we are not alone out there,” said Ronald L. Murphy Jr. More...

General News

7-month-old Texas boy dies in hot car; 27th of the year

HELOTES, Texas (AP) - A 7-month-old boy died Friday after being left all day in a hot sport utility vehicle in a San Antonio-area Walmart parking lot.  More...

Limeliters folk singer Glenn Yarbrough, 86, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Glenn Yarbrough, a founding member of folk trio The Limeliters, has died. More...

Ruby Wilson, ‘The Queen of Beale Street,’ dies at 68

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Ruby Wilson, the blues, soul and gospel singer known as “The Queen of Beale Street,” died Friday, her manager said. More...

Editorial

Wanderings with Walter Brasch

Taking the wind out of Trump’s energy policy

Black letters against a yellow background. Black letters against white. White letters against black. On yard signs. On T-shirts. On baseball caps. All with the same message: “Trump Digs Coal.”  More...

Bulletin Board

The 71st annual Veterans of Kingston Banquet will be held Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Kingston Veteran’s and Sportsman’s Association Club, starting with happy hour 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:45 p.m. More...

Political Cartoon

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Lifestyles

Happy Anniversary!

Area couple wed 50 years

Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Oleyar of Latrobe (Derry Township) are observing their golden wedding anniversary today.  Mr. Oleyar and the former Fran Jioio were married Aug. 13, 1966, at St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Snydertown.  More...

Miss America 2016 to visit Ag Progress Days Tuesday

Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) is bringing Miss America to Ag Progress Days this summer.  More...

Campus Corner

Nichols College graduate   Nichols College graduated 456 students on May 8, 2016, at the DCU Center in Worcester, the Dudley, Massachusetts, campus reported Friday.  Maleena Jumpp of Greensburg graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from More...

Living history from WWII on display at Blairsville festival

Walking down the stairs to Major Joseph Soltis’ “war room” is much like any walk, except the modern world is left behind with each step and an older world begins to unfold. More...

Boy still critical after roller coaster incident

A 3-year-old Jeannette boy remained in critical condition at UPMC’s Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh on Friday, a day after tumbling from a historic roller coaster at Idlewild & SoakZone while riding with his older brother.  More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

TUESDAY, AUG. 16   10 a.m., Westmoreland County Commissioners, agenda prep, courthouse  5:30 p.m., Latrobe Municipal Authority, authority office  WEDNESDAY, AUG. More...

Uber driver to watch son at Olympics, thanks to passenger

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A chance ride, an hour-long conversation, and the generosity of strangers are making it possible for a Philadelphia Uber driver to go to Rio to see his son compete in the Olympics. More...

Pokémon have invaded Historic Hanna’s Town!

Not since the frontier settlement was attacked and burned by a raiding party of Native Americans and British on July 13, 1782, has Hanna’s Town experienced such an uproar.  Historic Hanna’s Town has a whopping total of seven Pokéstop More...

World News

What to watch at the Rio Games on Saturday

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Day 8 of the Rio Games features medal action in swimming, track and field, tennis, fencing, track cycling and more. Here are some things to watch (all times local):  SWIMMING  More...

After verbal missteps, Trump blames others

ERIE, Pa. (AP) - It’s the media’s fault. That’s out of context. Never said it in the first place. More...

Judge blocks Ohio law to divert Planned Parenthood money

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A federal judge blocked a state law aimed at diverting public money from Planned Parenthood, saying in a Friday ruling that the group stood to suffer “irreparable injury.”  More...

Letters to the Editor

Letter to Editor

To the Editor:  The Ligonier Comprehensive Plan Survey has been released and additional copies can be found on the Ligonier Township website. More...

Sports

Draft picks help Lions rally past Steelers, 30-17, in preseason opener

PITTSBURGH — A pair of rookie draft picks helped the Detroit Lions defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers, 30-17, on Friday.  Chris Boswell briefly put Pittsburgh in front with a 37- yard field goal, but Dwayne Washington, the Lions’ seventh More...

Pit Stop scores in every inning to top C&M in Old-Timers

Scoring in all six of its at bats, Pit Stop defeated C&M Seal Coating, 10-2, in Friday’s Latrobe-Derry Old-Timers Baseball League game at Rosa- Oglietti Park. Pit Stop (1-0) totaled 14 hits, including three by Don Trimble. More...

Stunner in Rio as Phelps beaten by 21-year-old

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A stunner at the Rio Olympics: Michael Phelps was beaten.  Rather handily at that.  The most decorated athlete in Olympic history couldn’t pull off one of his patented comebacks in the 100-meter butterfly, More...

Entertainment

Sweet Shortcuts

No matter the season or the reason, no party is complete without dessert. More...

Movie review: Audacious ‘Sausage Party’ is a delicious feast

It's happened. Someone has outdone the "Team America" puppet sex scene and even made it look somewhat quaint in comparison. More...

Movie review: ‘Pete’s Dragon’ (pleasantly) stays earthbound

NEW YORK (AP) — After an exhausting summer buffet of set pieces, superheroes and whatever s-word you might use for "Suicide Squad," the gentle "Pete's Dragon" is a welcome palate cleanser. More...

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