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Latrobe Reality Tour returns Sept. 21

The Latrobe Reality Tour will present their first Reality Tour of the school year on Sept. 21. Tours will continue at 6 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month from September through April at the Latrobe Municipal Building.  More...

New Alexandria Family Fun & Community Safety Day today

New Alexandria Family Fun & Community Safety Day will be held from noon to 3 p.m. today, Sept. More...

General News

They lived through Sept. 11; now these guides relive it for tourists

NEW YORK (AP) — For almost a decade after her brother was killed on 9/11, Jeanmarie Hargrave avoided the World Trade Center. Being there was “too emotional, too sad.”  But five years ago, she tried a different way of grieving. More...

Young voters from newer immigrant families tend to lean more liberal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Young Hispanic and Asian- Americans who are immigrants or have an immigrant parent are more likely to be liberal in their views on politics and immigration than those with families who have been in United States longer, a new More...

Vanished flag from 9/11 photo returns to ground zero

NEW YORK (AP) — An American flag raised at ground zero on Sept. 11 in a defining moment of patriotic resolve took its place at the site Thursday after disappearing for over a decade.  More...

Editorial

Wanderings with Walter Brasch

O Say Can You See the First Amendment?

BY ROSEMARY AND WALTER BRASCH Before a football game against the Green Bay Packers two weeks ago, Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers quarterback, refused to stand for the pre-game patriotic ceremony that is wound around the singing of “The Star-Sp More...

Bulletin Board

The Unity Township Heritage Day Festival will be underway from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. More...

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Lifestyles

AREA SERVICE PERSONNEL

Joint Hometown News Service, Defense Media Activity, Fort Meade, Maryland, Friday reported:  Army Maj. Gordon R. Kinneer will arrive for duty later this month as a Bilateral Affairs officer with United States European Command, U.S. More...

Campus Corner

‘Experience Alaska’ team to present Sunday at Westminster College vespers service

Westminster College students, including two with area ties, and staff of the “Experience Alaska” team will participate in the vespers service slated for 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. More...

Stage Right cast of ‘Little Mermaid’ eyes Sept. 23-25 run

Stage Right Professional Theatre Company is set to open its 2016-17 season with Disney’s smash hit “The Little Mermaid” Sept. 23-25 weekend in the Palace Theatre, Greensburg.  More...

Excavating a tragedy on sacred ground

A crew from J & J Svonavec Excavating was working at Long View Mine a few miles from Shanksville in Somerset County when they thought that a plane went down in the distance. There was smoke, and a low-flying plane had been heading that way.  More...

SVC announces fall planetarium schedule

St. Vincent College has announced its fall schedule for public planetarium shows at the Angelo J. Taiani Planetarium and Astronaut Exhibit in the Sis and Herman Dupré Science Pavilion.  The regular season of planetarium shows begins Sept. More...

Stahlstown Flax Scutching Festival Sept. 17-18

One of southwestern Pennsylvania’s oldest folk traditions continues Saturday, Sept. 17, and Sunday, Sept. 18, with the 109th annual Flax Scutching Festival takes place at Monticue’s Grove, Stahlstown. More...

Local & State News

Bill Wolf, father of Pennsylvania’s governor, succumbs at 95

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Bill Wolf, the father of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, died Friday afternoon at age 95.  The governor’s office said arrangements were pending and did not immediately disclose where the death occurred.  More...

Circle That Date

MONDAY, SEPT. 12  6:30 p.m., Latrobe City Council, City Hall  7 p.m., Ligonier Valley School Board, high school auditorium (6 p.m. work session)  7 p.m., Derry Borough Council, agenda prep, Derry Station  TUESDAY, SEPT. 13  More...

PA Hero Walk organizers fined by state

An organization that runs an annual fundraising walk was fined $3,000 for not properly registering as a charity in Pennsylvania.  More...

World News

New report: 3 men tried to stop San Bernardino massacre

LOS ANGELES (AP) - As their colleagues were cut down by gunfire, three men rushed a shooter in an attempt to thwart the San Bernardino terror attack, according to an in-depth report of the massacre that provided new details Friday.  The three co More...

Cops: Photos of boy with passed-out adults show drug scourge

CLEVELAND (AP) - Asafety director in a city that released photos of a 4-year-old boy in a vehicle with two adults slumped over after overdosing on heroin and fentanyl said Friday he and others wanted to send a message to addicts they should find safe More...

Facebook allows postings of ‘napalm girl’ photo after debate

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - Facebook on Friday reversed its decision to remove postings of an iconic 1972 image of a naked, screaming girl running from a napalm attack in Vietnam, after a Norwegian revolt against the tech giant.  More...

Sports

’Cats fall just short vs. CV in attempt to end losing skid

Jason Marucco talked last Friday night after a 41-7 WPIAL Class 5A Big East Conference loss to Gateway about wanting his team to go to Chartiers Valley this week and “end this thing.”  More...

Trojans cruise past Geibel Catholic for section golf win

The Derry Area boys’ golf team used some balanced scoring on Friday to notch a 241- 278 victory over visiting Geibel Catholic in WPIAL Section 2- AA play Friday at Latrobe Elks Golf Club.  The Trojans moved to 4-1 overall and 4-1 in the se More...

Trojans overcome Yough, weather delay

HERMINIE — Despite less than perfect weather conditions on Friday night, Derry Area continued its perfect start. The Trojans shook off an extended lightning delay to upend host Yough, 28-7, in a WPIAL Class AAA Interstate Conference game. More...

Entertainment

Movie review: Eastwood’s ‘Sully’ stubbornly refuses to soar

In "Sully," Clint Eastwood's haunted and sterile docudrama of Capt. More...

On Russia-backed TV network, Trump doubts Russian influence

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told a Russia-funded television network that “it’s probably unlikely” that Russia is trying to influence the U.S. election.  More...

Geraldo Rivera says he regrets backing Ailes

NEW YORK (AP) — Geraldo Rivera says he’s “filled with regret” for initially discounting the sexual harassment allegations against his former Fox News Channel boss Roger Ailes and is apologizing for his skepticism.  More...

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