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Latrobe-to-Pittsburgh flights to begin in spring

Southern Airways Express will offer several daily flights from Arnold Palmer Regional Airport to Pittsburgh International Airport starting in the spring, an airline official confirmed on Wednesday.  More...

New Alex moves forward with fire dept. projects

New Alexandria Borough Council took action on two items at Wednesday’s regular meeting which will benefit the New Alexandria Volunteer Fire Department.  Council voted to prepare bid specifications for a new metal roof for the fire hall and More...

General News

Hospital industry says it’s slammed by drug costs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hospitals, too, are getting slammed by sharp price increases in prescription drugs, and the industry is urging the next president and Congress to take up the issue.  Consumer groups and insurers were already complaining l More...

Angling bonanza: 80,000 trout set free by accident

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish anglers are rushing to a western Denmark fjord to catch some of the up to 80,000 farmed rainbow trout that have been accidentally released, hoping to keep them from upsetting the area’s ecological balance More...

DEAopts against ban on plant some call opioid alternative

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Drug Enforcement Administration has reversed a plan to temporarily ban a plant that some users suggest could be an alternative to powerful and addictive opioid painkillers.  More...

Editorial

Understand the drug cartel that spawned opioid crisis

When confronted with a deadly force that could threaten your existence, it’s crucial to know as much as you can about the force before you respond. More...

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Off The Wall

Recently, I had a humbling experience that opened my eyes to something that could happen to most so-called Christians if not in the greater Latrobe area, someplace far beyond.  I was shopping in Shop ‘n Save in the Lincoln Road Shopping Pl More...

Lifestyles

Laurel Faith in Action hosts Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

Laurel Faith in Action hosted its 15th annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 6, at St. Vincent Grove, Unity Township.  More...

Red Cross seeks blood donations for cancer patients

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood to support cancer patients and other patients during Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October.  More...

Events of Area Interest

Fall Foliage Hike Saturday   More...

Blairsville forfeits game to LV after deaths of two senior students

It was going to be a key Heritage Conference football game between undefeated Ligonier Valley and oncebeaten Blairsville and also senior night for the homestanding Bobcats this Friday night.  More...

Ligonier prepping for Saturday’s Fort Ligonier Days Parade

“A Time to Remember” is the theme for the 57th annual Fort Ligonier Days celebration held to commemorate a key battle of the French and Indian War fought at Fort Ligonier in 1758. The event will begin on Friday, Oct. More...

Judge Pezze loses battle with cancer

An otherwise normal day at the Westmoreland County Courthouse turned melancholy Wednesday as employees learned that Judge Debra Pezze had passed away at a local hospital.  More...

Woman pleads guilty to threats against Mount Pleasant youth football league

A woman accused of conspiring with a parent to write threatening messages on a placemat from the restaurant where she worked pleaded guilty Tuesday to her part in the incidents, which ultimately forced Mount Pleasant Area Junior Football League offic More...

Local & State News

Suit claims mold-related death at hospital

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A fourth lawsuit has been filed blaming the death of an organ transplant patient on a mold outbreak at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center hospitals.  The latest was filed by the family of Daniel Krieg, 56, of St. More...

Ex-teacher to trial on sexual misconduct charge

PLAINS, Pa. (AP) — A former high school teacher has been ordered to stand trial in northeastern Pennsylvania on sexual misconduct charges involving a 17-year-old girl who was her math student.  More...

School to name buildings after Dan Rooney, wife

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The alma mater of Pittsburgh Steelers chairman Dan Rooney plans to name an athletic complex and its library after the western Pennsylvania native and his wife.  Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School will honor the Roo More...

World News

Officials say US missiles destroy radar sites on Yemen coast

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S.-launched Tomahawk cruise missiles destroyed three coastal radar sites in Houthi-controlled territory on Yemen’s Red Sea Coast early Thursday, officials said, a retaliatory action that followed two incidents this week in w More...

Ryan’s break from Trump prompts talk of GOP rebellion

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan’s abandonment of Donald Trump is aimed at protecting Republican control of the House. But it may test his hold on his own job and his long-term ambitions. More...

2016 race devolves into ugly fight over treatment of women

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Already deeply divisive, America’s campaign for president is quickly devolving into an ugly fight over who has treated women worse: Donald Trump, whose White House bid is floundering, or former President Bill Clinton, who isn&r More...

Sports

Seniors responsible for Trojan turnaround, look to make school history for wins to start season

Derry Area coach Tim Sweeney is excited about his team’s undefeated start to the season, the massive program turnaround and the prospect of returning to the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs.  But that’s not the real story of the 2016 Derry A More...

It’s official! DA football team clinches first WPIAL playoff berth since 2009

The Derry Area football team is in.  The Trojans are the first — and only — WPIAL Class AAA team that has qualified for the playoffs to this point following their big 34-14 home victory Friday against rival Mount Pleasant. More...

Wildcats ‘run’ into another team that likes to keep it on ground

Face Franklin Regional in final home football game of season

It’s not the first time he’s done it to another team, and it won’t be the last.  But that’s of little consolation to Greater Latrobe.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

iPod taken from unlocked car  Latrobe Police report on Oct. 8, Lauren Depalma of Latrobe, reported to police someone entered her unlocked Ford Fusion on the 2600 block of Laveen Street in Latrobe between the evening of Oct. More...

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