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Trial for trio of friends charged in Latrobe murder delayed until 2017

The murder trial of three friends who are accused of killing a fourth friend in a botched robbery attempt of a couple of alleged drug dealers from Allegheny County last January will not be scheduled until early 2017 at the earliest. More...

Higher ed system seeks mediator in strike talks

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

AFA Walk for the Animals marks 20-year anniversary

Kathy Newill of Unity set a goal for the annual Walk for the Animals that will be held Saturday at Hempfield Park.  “This is our 20th year for the walk, and we are hoping to raise $20,000,” she said. More...

General News

Pa. woman gives birth to identical triplets

UNIONTOWN, Pa. More...

Fired Pennsylvania officer pleads to manslaughter in chase

NESQUEHONING, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania police officer fired after investigators determined he drove more than 110 mph during a chase that led to a fatal crash has now pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide and reckless endangerment.  More...

Police, schools probe teacherstudent fight caught on video

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia School District and city police are investigating a fight between a student and teacher that was caught on video and posted to Facebook.  Authorities aren’t identifying either person involved in t More...

Sports

Smithley survives Chicagoland penalty for top-20 finish

Ligonier native Garrett Smithley ran a smooth race while staying out of trouble on the mile and a half speedway, in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Chicagoland last Saturday.  Qualifying in the 26th position for the Drive for Safety 300 at th More...

Wildcats sweep, split in cross-country meet with Trojans, Panthers

The Greater Latrobe girls’ cross-country team remained perfect as the Wildcats hosted Derry Area and Franklin Regional during a WPIAL Division I Section 1 double-dual meet Tuesday.  The Greater Latrobe girls defeated Derry Area, 16-47, and More...

Lady Wildcats, Trojans, Rams all fall in volleyball

It was a tough night for the Greater Latrobe, Derry Area and Ligonier Valley girls’ volleyball teams.  The Lady Wildcats, Trojans and Rams all lost in straight games, falling respectively to Penn-Trafford, Freeport Area and West Shamokin o More...

Lifestyles

Area resident joins board of Westmoreland Land Trust

Tammy Colt was recently elected to the board of the Westmoreland Land Trust, a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization that has preserved “some 235 acres of land of special value in Westmoreland County” since its founding in late 2007.  More...

‘Violet Sharp’ Sept. 29 to Oct. 8

For its concluding play in the 2016 season, Apple Hill Playhouse (275 Manor Road, Delmont) will present William Cameron's “Violet Sharp,” beginning Thursday, Sept. 29.  More...

Auxiliary 01188 presents grant

Dominic Domasky, board member of Feeding the Spirit, accepts a $450 grant from Beth Howell, president of the Ladies’ Auxiliary to Tony Angelo Aerie 01188 Fraternal Order of Eagles in Latrobe. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

North Apollo woman abducted from parking lot   More...

GLSD to hold public hearing on new elementary school building

The Greater Latrobe School Board has changed the date for the upcoming Act 34 resolution regarding the district’s proposed new elementary school building.  More...

She’s not a fan of car horns

Skyla Pallottini, 4, of Derry liked the antique cars at last Saturday’s Derry Railroad Days but not their horns. More...

Two women arrested for allegedly having threesome with teen boy

Two women are facing criminal charges after state police allege the two invited a 15-year-old boy to a pizza party and had sex with him.  More...

Cook Township sawmill destroyed by fire

The sawmill at a Cook Township business was destroyed by an overnight fire on Monday.  At 9 p.m., a family member reported the fire at T. More...

Man on motorcycle killed in Armstrong County

An Armstrong County man is dead after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a tractor-trailer on Route 66 in Washington Township early Tuesday morning. More...

Local & State News

Legislators put local gun laws in crosshairs

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania lawmakers moved closer Tuesday to re-enacting legislation that would let the National Rifle Association and similar groups challenge local gun regulations that are more restrictive than state law. More...

Volunteers remove graffiti from Pennsylvania forests

Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation (PPFF) has received a Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful 25 in 25 grant award for the removal of graffiti from unique geological features in our state parks and forests.  The funds will support a minimum of thr More...

Wolf welcomes federal automated vehicle guidelines

Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday applauded the focus on safety in new federal guidelines on automated vehicles that were released earlier in the day. More...

World News

Bomb suspect vowed ‘death to your oppression,’ feds say

NEW YORK (AP) - He bought bomb ingredients on eBay and recorded a mirthful video of himself igniting a blast in a backyard. More...

FBI says it looked into New York bombing suspect 2 years ago

NEW YORK (AP) - The FBI looked into New York bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami two years ago - and came up with nothing alarming - after his father expressed concerns his son might be a terrorist, law enforcement officials said Tuesday.  More...

Protests over Charlotte police shooting move to highway

CHARLOTTE, N.C. More...

Health

FDA okays first muscular dystrophy drug; awaits proof that it works

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators on Monday granted tentative approval to the first drug for muscular dystrophy, following an intense public campaign from patients and doctors who pushed for the largely unproven medication. More...

Q&A: Why little relief on biologic drugs

Drugs made from living cells, instead of by mixing chemicals, have brought major advances since the late 1990s to the treatment of various cancers, immune system disorders, growth hormone deficiency and eye diseases. More...

Guidelines for receiving vaccines

Immunizations represent one of the greatest public health accomplishments of the 20th century according to the Medical Society of the State of New York.  “The importance of vaccines cannot be overstated,” said Malcolm Reid, MD, presi More...

Entertainment

Jolie and Pitt’s romance, divorce bookended by films

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For Angelina Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt, it started with tequila and dancing in the rain in Bogota and ended on the French seaside with white wine, pills and tears.  More...

‘America’s Got Talent’ gives season-ending win to NBC

NEW YORK (AP) — The 12-year-old singing sensation Grace VanderWaal’s $1 million prize capped a successful season for summer’s favorite television show, “America’s Got Talent,” and helped NBC to victory last week in More...

Emmy telecast hits record low

NEWYORK (AP) — Facing tough competition, the Emmy Awards telecast on ABC reached a record-low total of 11.3 million viewers.  The Nielsen company said Monday that the Jimmy Kimmel-hosted awards show had the smallest audience for any Emmy A More...

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