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Latrobe pair awaits sentencing on drug charges

A Latrobe pair has been convicted of drug charges after nearly three years of trial delays.  A jury last week found Bruce Thompkins, 47, and Michelle Muck, 36, guilty of possession of a controlled substance; manufacture; manufacture, delivery or More...

PennDOT to host Open House Public Plans Display for Latrobe project

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Engineering District 12-0, in cooperation with the City of Latrobe and its design consultants, will be holding an Open House Public Plans Display for a traffic signal replacement and upgrade pro More...

KAB urges Pa. residents to get involved in America Recycles Day

America Recycles Day, a Keep America Beautiful initiative, will be held in November to recognize the benefits of recycling while providing an educational platform that helps raise awareness about the value of reducing, reusing and recycling. More...

General News

AP Fact Check: Sharp contrast between Gore in 2000 and Trump

EDITOR’S NOTE — A look at the veracity of claims by political figures WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump, who’s railed for months about a “rigged” political system, used the final presidential debate to defiantly say he won’t decide until the election en More...

World wine production slips amid rough weather; Italy on top

PARIS (AP) — Floods, drought, frost and hail cut into world wine production this year across Europe and South America, but the quality of the 2016 vintage shouldn’t unduly suffer.  More...

Yoga pants parade to protest man’s comments on women’s wear

BARRINGTON, R.I. More...

Sports

Bearcats make good use of bye week

Face nationally ranked Thomas More (Ky.) at home

There’s never a bad time for a vacation, but there are some that come at just about the perfect time. Ask St. More...

DA sweeps Apollo-Ridge in girls’ volleyball

The Derry Area girls’ volleyball team kept its winning ways going with a 25-15, 25- 15, 25-18 WPIAL Section 5- AA sweep over visiting Apollo Ridge on Thursday. More...

GL girls take seventh at Tri-State meet

Greater Latrobe took part in the Tri- State Track Coaches Association Cross- Country Invitational on Thursday, but failed to post any top finishers, as the girls’ team took seventh overall and the boys’ squad 14th.  In all, 18 school More...

Lifestyles

Ligonier High School Class of 1956 celebrates 60th year

Members of the Ligonier High School Class of 1956 present for the 60th-anniversary reunion Friday, Oct.  More...

Free family yoga class Sunday at Phipps

Whether you have always wanted to try yoga or are a yoga aficionado, grab your mat and head to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens 9 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, and bring the children. More...

Visitors bureau’s summit deadline Oct. 26

The Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau will host the sixth annual Interactive Marketing Summit from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, in the Fred Rogers Center at St. Vincent College’s Unity Township campus. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Man charged after domestic disturbance in Latrobe   More...

Derry Bridge coming down

Workers began demolition work Wednesday on the old Derry Bridge. The new Derry Borough (Route 217) Bridge opened for traffic Wednesday, but the project isn’t finished. More...

Area company hired to handle final preparations at Monsour site

Although it’s been a long road, the Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corp. (WCIDC) is one step closer to locating a buyer for the former site of Monsour Medical Center in Jeannette. More...

Petrarca, Geiselhart in Town Hall debate Tuesday

Incumbent state Rep. Joseph A. Petrarca of Pennsylvania’s 55th District and challenger Michael Geiselhart will be featured at a Town Hall Debate at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. More...

Fiber market draws vendors and artists

The Raggz Fiber Affair and Wool Market at the Delmont Fire Hall on Saturday, Oct. More...

DBMA awards bid for patch program

The Derry Borough Municipal Authority (DBMA) Board of Directors on Wednesday awarded a bid for work related to the authority’s yearly patch program.  Latrobe-based Seal-Tite Pavement Maintenance LLC was the low bidder at $18,450. More...

Local & State News

Heavy rains bring flooding, school closures, evacuations

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Heavy rains overnight across a stretch of central and western Pennsylvania are bringing flooding, school closures and evacuations. More...

No contract talks underway in 2nd day of faculty strikes

Pennsylvania’s higher education system said it had no official contract talks with its union Thursday, but said negotiators still were looking for a way forward during the second day of strikes by faculty members across 14 state universities. More...

Penn State Children’s Hospital hires full-time facility dog

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — Penn State Children’s Hospital in Hershey has hired what officials say is the first full-time facility dog at a children’s hospital in the state.  More...

World News

Trump says he’ll accept a clear election result, won’t lose

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump has stepped back only slightly from his refusal to say during his debate with Hillary Clinton whether he would concede if he loses on Election Day, failing to stem the criticism that flowed from Republicans and Democrat More...

Toy companies break down barriers to be more inclusive

NEW YORK (AP) - Toy companies are working harder to think outside their usual box, offering more-inclusive items like dolls with disabilities, female superhero figures and characters with a range of skin tones.  More...

US: Ex-contractor committed ‘breathtaking’ theft of secrets

WASHINGTON (AP) - A former National Security Agency contractor’s theft of top secret government information was “breathtaking in its longevity and scale,” federal prosecutors said in a court filing Thursday aimed at keeping the man More...

Education

Seeking sock donations

Every night in the United States, an estimated 600,000 people live on the streets and need simple things, like socks, to get them through the night. The number one needed article of clothing for those in need is new socks.  More...

EWCTC Student of the Month

Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center (EWCTC) Student of the Month Bryce Harr accepts a certificate honoring his accomplishment from Kay Elder, chairperson of the EWCTC Joint Operating Committee (JOC). More...

DAHS Academic Awards

Derry Area High School (DAHS) held its annual Academic Excellence Ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the Derry Area Middle School auditorium. More...

Entertainment

Final debate is third most-watched presidential match ever

NEW YORK (AP) — The final faceoff between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump reached 71.6 million television viewers, meaning two of the three most-watched presidential debates in history occurred during this campaign.  More...

Trump, Clinton trade caustic barbs as roast turns bitter

NEW YORK (AP) — The annual Alfred E. More...

Costello cancels Pittsburgh show in solidarity with strike

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Elvis Costello is canceling his upcoming show in Pittsburgh in solidarity with striking Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians.  In a statement, he says his Nov. More...

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