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Masonic Building celebration set Nov. 12

The Latrobe Masonic Building was named to the National Register of Historic Places back in February, and now the trust that owns the iconic structure will host a celebration to mark the occasion on Saturday, Nov. 12.  More...

Fred Rogers assemblage

Local artist and Greater Latrobe graduate Amy Soich (back row, third from left), worked with Greater Latrobe Senior High School students in Lydia Mack's Portfolio Prep class to create an assemblage p More...

General News

Pentagon seeks funds for new ad campaign to attract recruits

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a new move to attract a broader pool of military recruits, the Pentagon is asking to spend $140 million over the next five years to create an advertising campaign for the defense department.  More...

DC woman accused of trying to flush newborn son down toilet

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors have indicted a Washington woman who is accused of strangling, drowning and dismembering her newborn son after giving birth to him in a bathtub.  More...

AfterTrump, an evangelical examination of conscience?

Evangelicals, deeply divided over Donald Trump, are wrestling with what the tumultuous 2016 election will mean for their future. More...

Sports

IceCats’ offense comes alive, routs Fox Chapel

It was a big night of offense for the Greater Latrobe hockey team.  J.T. More...

GL girls cross-country section champs

The Greater Latrobe girls’ cross-country team was presented with its district Division I Section 1 Class AAA championship trophy at last week’s WPIAL Championships. More...

Steelers not ruling out Roethlisberger for Ravens

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin isn’t underestimating Ben Roethlisberger’s healing powers.  The Pittsburgh Steelers coach is keeping the door open for his franchise quarterback and his surgically repaired left knee to return on S More...

Lifestyles

GCT to hold anniversary gala Nov. 19

The Greensburg Civic Theatre will celebrate its 65th season of community theatre and live performances with an anniversary gala at Ferrante’s Lakeview, Route 30, Hempfield Township, from 6 to 10 p.m. Nov. 19.  More...

Purse Bash raises additional funds for Blackburn Center

Allstate agent Jewel Harry brought the Mount Pleasant community together on Oct. 22 for a Purse Bash to support the Blackburn Center, a local nonprofit that serves victims of domestic and sexual abuse.  More...

Events of Area Interest

Whitney-Hostetter VFD sub sale/boot drive Nov. 5 More...

Derry Twp. Supervisors present budget without tax increase

The Derry Township Supervisors presented a balanced proposed budget during Tuesday’s regular meeting.  Chairman Vince DeCario said the 2017 budget is at $3,278,250 — about $60,650 less than last year’s spending plan. More...

Latrobe woman charged with child endangerment after overdosing

Less than two months after being charged with child endangerment for allegedly leaving her two children home alone, a Latrobe woman faces more counts of child endangerment after her 7-year-old son found her unresponsive from a drug overdose.  More...

Westmoreland County overdose deaths climb again

The drug overdose epidemic in Westmoreland County continues to worsen, and an increasing percentage of overdose deaths are related to heroin.  Westmoreland County Coroner Kenneth Bacha said Tuesday the number of fatal accidental overdoses in the More...

Unity Twp. planners’ meeting canceled

The Unity Township Planning Commission meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, was canceled because of the lack of any items on the agenda. The next meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6.   More...

Local & State News

Ex-constable gets 3-year sentence over $1 million tax theft

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A father of seven who resigned as constable and acknowledged gambling away more than $1 million he stole while working as an unpaid deputy for his tax collector wife was sentenced Tuesday to more than three years in prison.&nb More...

AAA cautions drivers: Deer on the move

Fewer daylight hours and a spike in deer activity during the fall months increase the chances of a crash on roadways.  Animal collisions become more common this time of year, with peak breeding season taking place in November.  More...

Latrobe man steals Xbox while out on bond

A Latrobe man is back in the Westmoreland County Prison after allegedly burglarizing a Unity Township home while he was free on bond. More...

World News

Clinton presses into Arizona, Trump focuses on Florida

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Hillary Clinton is pressing into reliably red Arizona as she tries to steal a Republican state away from Donald Trump. More...

Clinton, Trump warn of dire consequences if rival wins

DADE CITY, Fla. (AP) - Donald Trump could draw the United States into nuclear war, Hillary Clinton warns. Clinton would plunge the country into a constitutional crisis, he says.  More...

James Comey: The do-the-right-thing guy in email maelstrom

WASHINGTON (AP) - FBI Director James Comey once called it a crucial leadership test: Anticipating whether a decision makes sense “through the eyes of others.”  Now his own big decision has Democrats and even some Republicans wonderin More...

Health

Cholesterol test for 1-year-olds? Study says it could help

What if a blood test could reveal that your child is at high risk for early heart disease years in the future, giving you a chance to prevent it now? More...

The kids are all right: Children with 3-way DNA are healthy

More than 15 years ago, 17 babies were born after an experimental infertility treatment that gave them DNA from three people: Mom, Dad and an egg donor.  Now researchers have checked up on how the babies are doing as teenagers. More...

People in Florida’s latest Zika ‘hot zone’ want more buzz

MIAMI (AP) — Mosquitoes bite everyone, not just Haitians. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Purse found on Bell Memorial Church Road  State police at Greensburg report at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, a purse containing miscellaneous items was found along the side of Bell Memorial Church Road in Unity Township. More...

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