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Man who struggled with Latrobe police to take plea

A man accused of injuring a Latrobe police officer during a scuffle last weekend waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday as part of a tentative plea arrangement with prosecutors. More...

DA 2016 Homecoming Court

The Derry Area High School 2016 Homecoming Court includes: Seniors Katie Enos, Adra Lehosky, Katie Lundy, Danielle Zemba, Alleysha Hauser, Junior Jordan Holnaider; sophomore Haley Smolleck; freshman More...

State university union to strike before Oct. 30 without deal

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The union representing faculty and coaches at 14 state universities says its members will strike by the end of October if a new contract settlement is not reached.  More...

General News

Greenland ice loss 40 trillion pounds bigger

WASHINGTON (AP) — Greenland is losing about 40 trillion pounds more ice a year than scientists had thought, according to a new study that used GPS to help estimate how much is melting.  More...

LMA approves bond underwriter

Latrobe Municipal Authority (LMA) board members on Tuesday selected Janney Montgomery Scott LLC to serve as the underwriter for refinancing the authority’s current water department bond issue.  Authority manager Terri Hauser said the autho More...

Gateway Rehab shows off new Westmoreland County facility

Gateway Rehab on Wednesday unveiled a new inpatient drug and alcohol treatment facility at Excela Health Frick Hospital in Mount Pleasant during an open house for invited guests.  More...

Editorial

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Off The Wall

Hurt. It is something we’ve had to deal with at one time or another in our lives. Sometimes, it’s because a loved one left us for another. More...

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Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:  At Monday’s Derry Borough meeting, council members deemed it a “no go” on keeping our flock of egg-laying chickens, their reason being they will attract coyotes and other prey that will harm our community.  More...

Lifestyles

Derry Township High School Class of 1951 celebrates 65th year with catered dinner

Classmates present for the catered dinner marking the Derry Township High School Class of 1951 65th-anniversary reunion Sept. More...

YSU freshmen awarded scholarships

More than 1,200 Youngstown State University freshmen have been awarded scholarships for the fall 2016 semester in recognition of their “academic excellence,” the Youngstown, Ohio, campus reported Tuesday:  More...

Petrarca touts bill to modernize state’s organ donation law at rally

At a Capitol rally on Monday, state Rep. Joseph Petrarca joined advocates, organ donors and recipients to call for action on his bill to update the state’s outdated organ and tissue donation law.  More...

Oldies dance a throwback to Latrobe’s history

A couple of generations ago, Harry’s Danceland was the coolest place for local kids to go. There were deejays and live bands, and famous entertainers stopped there on their national tours. For many years, Harry Lattanzio Sr. More...

Unity officials discuss issues with Act 537

Unity Township officials will wait to hear from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) before they take action related to issues with the Latrobe Municipal Authority (LMA) over the Act 537 stormwater management plan.  More...

Volunteers rescue kitten from storm sewer

Westmoreland County Animal Response Team (CART) was activated Wednesday evening when an employee at Big Lots at a strip mall in Unity Township saw a person throw one kitten down a storm sewer and another out the car window while traveling on Route 98 More...

World News

IRS chief tells House panel he does not deserve impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) - The chief of the IRS fended off Republican demands Wednesday that he should lose his job, telling the House Judiciary Committee that he’d made statements about missing emails that later proved wrong but had done nothing to mer More...

2 potential bombing witnesses seen with suitcase are sought

NEWYORK (AP) - Investigators of last weekend’s bombings have released an image of two men who took a suitcase they found on a city street, possibly without realizing a wired pressure cooker they removed from it and left behind could have blown More...

2nd night of violent protests over Charlotte police shooting

CHARLOTTE, N.C. More...

Sports

Unbeaten Rams to face off against United

Truth be told, Ligonier Valley’s coaches and players are not fully sure what to expect from the United football team in Friday’s District 6 Heritage Conference matchup.  The reason? More...

GL eliminated from golf playoff race

A five-stroke loss eliminated the Greater Latrobe golf team from playoff contention.  The Wildcats suffered a 187- 192 defeat against host Penn-Trafford on Wednesday during a WPIAL Section 1-AAA match at Manor Valley golf course.  More...

Sweeney seeks continued improvement for undefeated Trojans against South Park

The Derry Area football team is just looking for continued improvement.  That’s it.  More...

Entertainment

Disney pulls costume critics lambasted as ‘Polyface’

HONOLULU (AP) — Disney said Wednesday it would no longer sell a boy’s costume for a Polynesian character that some Pacific Islanders have compared to blackface.  More...

Jason Isbell extends legacy at Americana Honors and Awards

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Singer songwriter Jason Isbell won album of the year and song of the year at the 2016 Americana Honors and Awards show, extending his legacy as the star of Americana music.  More...

Marion Cotillard announces pregnancy, denies Pitt reports

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marion Cotillard is announcing her pregnancy and shooting down rumors of any romantic involvement with Brad Pitt.  “This is going to be my first and only reaction to the whirlwind news that broke 24 hours ago and t More...

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