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Latrobe-GLSD to offer Pooches in the Pool

Latrobe-GLSD Parks and Recreation will host a Pooches in the Pool event from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. More...

Judged horse trail ride Sunday at St. Vincent College

More than 90 horsemen on Sunday will be riding along six miles of trails that cut through the 1,000 acres of property surrounding St. Vincent College and Archabbey in Unity Township. More...

General News

Driverless van hits two pedestrians, killing one

NEW YORK (AP) — A driverless van hit two pedestrians, killing one of them, before crashing into a food cart in New York City.  It happened Wednesday afternoon in Queens.  Police say the driver of the van thought he had put it in park. More...

Authorities: Boy shoots 11-year-old in face

ABINGTON, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say an 11-year-old boy has been shot in the face with a handgun by another boy inside a Massachusetts home. The Enterprise reports it happened just before 3:30 p.m. More...

Judge telling school district to revoke tax hike stirs fears

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Education officials fear a judge’s decision ordering a suburban Philadelphia school district to revoke its tax hike could lead to lawsuits around Pennsylvania challenging other school districts’ tax increases. More...

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Off The Wall

Recently I happened to get a glimpse of what my wife was watching on TV and heard a man make a statement that stopped me in my tracks. I proceeded to listen to his assertions.  More...

Drug companies must answer for price hikes

Mylan Pharmaceuticals has responded to heavy pressure for its alleged price-gouging in a way that does not resolve the problem.  The company has a monopoly on the EpiPen, which delivers a dose of lifesaving epinephrine to people experiencing sev More...

Lifestyles

SongWorks Dinner Sept. 8; new ticket services to begin

Patrons now are just a click or two away from buying tickets and reserving seats for musical performances and special events at The Grand Halle on Broad Street.  The Grand Halle has a new box-office system in place that enables patrons to purcha More...

IUP Phi Kappa Phi president serves as delegate at biennial convention

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UV Splash: Pitt-Greensburg Night Color Run to light up Blue & Gold Weekend

The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg introduces the UV Splash: A Pitt-Greensburg Night Color Run as its newest event in the line-up for Blue & Gold Weekend: Homecoming 2016. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Police searching for missing woman  State police at Greensburg report at noon Wednesday, Aug. 31, in Derry Township, Darlene Spears, 55, of New Derry, was reported missing from her Pittsburgh Street home. More...

Engineer offers details for proposed DTMA takeover of park’s sewer lines

Engineer Ed Schmitt of Gibson-Thomas Engineering Co. Inc. More...

Pending, new water line projects discussed at LTMA work session

When the Ligonier Township Municipal Authority meets on Wednesday, the board will consider entering into a cost-sharing agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) for a project to relocate a water line as part of a bridge More...

Cheerleaders asking for flood donations

Fans attending Friday night’s Gateway at Greater Latrobe football game at Latrobe Memorial Stadium will be asked to make a donation for the victims of the flooding that occurred in the Connellsville area earlier this week.  The Wildcat che More...

Local & State News

Officials: Woman kidnapped by husband dead, man brain-dead

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man accused of kidnapping his wife while he was under home confinement on charges he beat and abducted her two months ago has been declared brain dead following a self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said Wednesday.&nbs More...

PSU prof possibly alive for days after quarry plunge

BELLEFONTE, Pa. More...

Boy, 16, charged in shooting of 2 teens in stolen car

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities say a 16-year-old boy has been arrested in a shooting that wounded two teens who were struck while inside a stolen car in Pittsburgh.  More...

World News

Trump retreats from vow to deport all living in US illegally

PHOENIX (AP) - Donald Trump is retreating from his vow to deport the nation’s entire population of people living in the country illegally, even as he sticks with an aggressive tone on illegal immigration and remains committed to building a phys More...

Slain IS figure was powerful leader with multiple roles

BEIRUT (AP) - With the killing of Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, the Islamic State group lost one of its most powerful figures, a militant with multiple roles: A propaganda chief, overseer of spectacular attacks in Europe and a trusted lieutenant of the gro More...

Mexican president likely hurt by ‘ill-advised’Trump meeting

MEXICO CITY (AP) - President Enrique Pena Nieto’s decision to meet with possibly Mexico’s most-disliked man is turning into a public relations disaster for him, with social media posters and politicians calling it a national humiliation l More...

Sports

Even in defeat ’Cats see some good things heading into conference opener vs. Gateway

No, Greater Latrobe didn’t win last week’s renewal of the long-standing football rivalry with Derry Area to open the season.  And, in case anyone’s counting, that’s 17 losses in a row for the Wildcats, dating back to the More...

Pevarnik’s historic day helps GL win second straight in golf

Brady Pevarnik enjoyed a historic day, allowing the Greater Latrobe golf team to make it two straight, all while handing Penn-Trafford its first loss of the season.  The Wildcats took down the visiting Warriors, 204-208, during a WPIAL Section 1 More...

Sweeney pleased with start, but expects more from Trojans as conference play begins

It was a good start to the season for Derry Area, but head coach Tim Sweeney expects more from his football team.  The Trojans opened the 2016 football season last Friday against Greater Latrobe — the first time the two rivals played in fi More...

Entertainment

Naked Donald Trump could be yours! Statue up for auction

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Naked Donald Trump could be yours.  Celebrity auction house Julien’s Auctions said Wednesday that it will sell one of the life-sized naked Trump statues that artist collective INDECLINE installed around the country More...

Tomato battle leaves Spanish town awash in red pulp

BUNOL, Spain (AP) — Thousands of people pelted each other with tons of ripe tomatoes Wednesday, creating a red, mushy mess in the annual “Tomatina” street battle in eastern Spain.  More...

Tiger at Rome zoo undergoes root canal — no bones for a bit

ROME (AP) — Ateam of veterinarians at the Rome zoo has performed a root canal on a 2-year-old Sumatran tiger named Terima Kashi.  More...

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