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Unity planners OK zoning change to parcel of land near restaurant

The Unity Township Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended approval to change the zoning of a parcel of land adjacent to Giannilli’s II Restaurant and Lounge along Route 30 east.  Dennis and Linda Giannilli, the owners of the 4.6-acre p More...

Audit warns of turnpike’s costs, increase in toll scofflaws

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A state audit released Tuesday warns that plans for the Pennsylvania Turnpike to raise tolls repeatedly in the coming years may not be sustainable, leaving the 550-mile road network at financial risk.  More...

Search for missing Latrobe woman ends in tragedy

A 76-year-old woman was found deceased Friday after an apparent fall near the Loyalhanna Creek in Latrobe. Emergency personnel were called out at approximately 6:30 p.m. to search for Beatrice Ryan, who had been reported missing by her family. More...

General News

Chemical spill forces evacuation of East Huntingdon Twp. business

A county hazardous materials team and local fire departments responded to an East Huntingdon Township business Tuesday afternoon for a reported chemical spill. Employees at the DNP Imagingcomm America Corp. More...

ITT Tech shutters all campuses after federal aid sanctions

The for-profit college chain ITT Technical Institute is shutting down all 130 of its U.S. campuses, saying Tuesday it can’t survive recent sanctions by the U.S. Department of Education.  More...

LHTC Media launches PA Talk 98.7 FM/AM 910 WAVL

Radio listeners in the greater Pittsburgh market will have another option for FM talk radio with the arrival of PATalk 98.7 FM/AM 910 WAVL.  The station is owned by LHTC Media, which also owns Latrobe Radio Station WCNS (1480 AM).  More...

Editorial

On Donald Trump’s position on immigration

Donald Trump’s approach to immigration is a practical-minded strategy that holds the promise of defusing an incendiary debate while recognizing political and labor market realities. More...

Political Cartoon

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Partisan gerrymandering goes against democratic principles

Partisan gerrymandering — the drawing of legislative districts to benefit one political party at the expense of another — is a venerable feature of American politics. It’s also an insidious and anti-democratic practice.  More...

Lifestyles

Attorney, civic leader to receive highest Seton Hill University honor

Seton Hill University will present its highest honor, The Elizabeth Ann Seton Medal, to Pittsburgh attorney and civic leader Rosemary L. Corsetti. The presentation will take place during Seton Hill’s Fall Honors Convocation 2 p.m. More...

Eents of Area Interest

LAPA meeting Thursday   More...

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre promotes 3 dancers to company’s highest rank

Three company dancers will rise to Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s highest rank at the start of the coming ballet season. PBT Artistic Director Terrence S. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Vehicle hit in stadium parking lot  Latrobe police report at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, a vehicle driven by Crystal Kaylor of Latrobe backed into a vehicle, belonging to John Lukacs of Saltsburg, in the Latrobe Memorial Stadium parking lot. More...

Man accused of killing Eric Eslary considering pleading guilty

For more than a year, the widow of a Ligonier Township police officer has attended hearing after hearing for the man accused of killing her husband in a drunk-driving, wrong-way crash, waiting for justice for her husband. More...

Connect Church Recovery group tackles local addiction

Drug overdose deaths in Indiana County increased from nine in 2014 to 36 in 2015, almost tripling in one year. More...

Derry Twp. Supervisors accept Victoria Way street

The Derry Township Supervisors on Tuesday adopted an ordinance to officially accept Phase II of Victoria Way.  More...

Unity Twp. woman gets probation for illegally obtaining painkillers

A Unity Township woman has been ordered by a federal judge to spend five years on probation for fraudulently obtaining painkillers from more than 100 hospitals over a 16-month period. More...

Local & State News

Pennsylvania AG: Kane’s former No. 2 to leave job next week

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s new attorney general said Tuesday his predecessor’s former second-in-command will leave the job after this week, the latest in a series of shake-ups at the beleaguered office.  Bruce L. More...

Asher’s recalls 40 chocolate items over possible salmonella

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Family settles mold death suit against Pittsburgh hospital

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The family of an Ohio transplant patient who died during a mold outbreak at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has settled their lawsuit with the hospital network for over $1 million.  The Pittsburgh Tribune- Re More...

World News

UNICEF says 28 million children uprooted by global conflict

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Some 28 million children around the globe have been driven from their homes by violent conflict, with nearly as many abandoning their homes in search of a better life, UNICEF said in a report.  More...

Aiming for closer ties to Laos, Obama honors its culture

LUANG PRABANG, Laos (AP) - Aiming to cement closer ties to Laos and its people, President Barack Obama toured a Buddhist temple Wednesday and paid tribute to Lao culture after pledging the U.S. More...

Asian club replete with strongmen welcomes ‘Duterte Harry’

VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) - As bodies continue to pile up in his war on illegal drugs, the Philippine president is making waves at his first summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations where he joins a diverse cast of leaders, including some who More...

Sports

Latrobe native Bureau to compete in fourth Paralympic Games

Latrobe native Cody Bureau is accustomed to overcoming the odds.  When Bureau lost his left hand in a farming accident when he was 8, he used swimming as a way to level the playing field and qualified for the U.S. More...

Significance of Penn State-Pitt not lost on Nittany Lions

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State-Pittsburgh used to be a storied rivalry, filled with memories for many people.  None of them will put on a helmet when the teams play their 97th game since 1893.  More...

Rams, Lady Centurions, Vikings win golf matches

The Ligonier Valley, Greensburg Central Catholic and Mount Pleasant golf teams all came away with victories on Tuesday.  The Rams upped their record to 6-2 in the District 6 Heritage Conference and 7-2 overall following a 221-227 victory against More...

Entertainment

Carlson settles lawsuit against Ailes for $20M

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson settled her sexual harassment lawsuit against Roger Ailes for a reported $20 million and a public apology Tuesday, ending the case that triggered the downfall of the cable channel’s chief execut More...

DC, Tennessee win first night Miss America preliminaries

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Miss District of Columbia and Miss Tennessee won the first night of preliminaries in the Miss America competition Tuesday. More...

Greta Van Susteren out as Fox News host

NEWYORK (AP) — Greta Van Susteren has abruptly quit after 14 years as a prime-time anchor at Fox News Channel, saying that Fox “has not felt like home to me for a few years.” Starting Tuesday, she’s being temporarily replaced in her 7 p.m. More...

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