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DASB protests liquor license transfer

The Derry Area School Board on Thursday voted to authorize district solicitor Ned Nakles to file a petition with the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board protesting the proposed transfer of a state liquor license into Derry Township from Latrobe. More...

EWCTC to receive $25K grant from state

State Rep. Joseph Petrarca said this week that Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center (EWCTC) is expected to receive a $25,000 grant from the state education department. More...

Catholic, Jewish leaders discuss close relationship

Jewish and Catholic dialogue partners agreed that focusing on what unites, rather than what divides the two faiths, is key to continued meaningful dialogue when they gathered Thursday for the inaugural Catholic-Jewish Dialogue, which was held as part More...

General News

Voter intimidation arguments head to federal court in New Jersey

Democrats will argue before a federal judge in New Jersey on Friday that Republicans are coordinating with GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump to intimidate voters, charges that the Republican Party says are not true in either the federal case or i More...

Trump, Clinton plan dueling New York election night parties

NEW YORK (AP) — Presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump couldn’t be further apart politically, but they’ll spend the decisive night of their polarizing campaign barely a New York minute away from one another.  Bo More...

Absentee ballot deadline extended in suburban Philadelphia

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A suburban Philadelphia county has extended its deadline for returning absentee ballots for the upcoming election after officials said less than half of the ballots have been sent back.  More...

Sports

Bobcats take emotion into playoffs

Host Claysburg-Kimmel in District 6 Class A first-round matchup

Blairsville had been missing something — at United, at Homer-Center and most recently at Portage Area.  The Bobcats finally found it again in the second half last week and it almost carried them to a win.  More...

Cawoski heads two GL runners in state cross-country meet

Not only does Maria Cawoski train with the Greater Latrobe boys’ cross-country team on occasion, she often challenges them to stay ahead of her. That may help to explain why she’s been so successful these last two seasons. More...

Third-period goal leads IceCats to win

One third-period goal was all that was needed for the Greater Latrobe hockey team to defeat visiting Mars Area, 3-2, during a PIHL Class AA game Thursday at Kirk S. Nevin Arena in Greensburg. More...

Lifestyles

Victorian Tea event at Grand Halle

Ladies and gentlemen, some dressed in their 19thcentury finery, will soon gather under the soaring arches of The Grand Halle on Broad Street, to enjoy a variety of teas, sweets and savories while listening to live music, performed by vocal and string More...

‘Paws With a Claus’ American Cancer Society event Nov. 12

The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life is gearing up for its annual “Paws With A Claus” event scheduled from noon to 3 p.m. Nov. More...

Latrobe Legion Auxilary Unit 515 October meeting minutes

The October meeting of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 515 of Latrobe was opened with the usual rituals by president Janet Penrose.  Recording Secretary Karen Kolan read the minutes from September and were approved as read. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Greensburg man charged with harassment   State police at Greensburg report a 45-year-old Greensburg man was charged with harassment after allegedly driving past a 48-year-old woman’s home on Bernie Stone Road in Unity Township repeatedly a More...

Derry Area adjusts to new PSSA standards

Since adjusting to major changes to the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment test, Derry Area School District officials are pleased with both the district’s most recent School Performance Profile scores and the possibility of future gains. More...

Greater Latrobe celebrates 80th anniversary of Special Art Collection

The 2016 Art Gala theme was Oak & Sterling Thursday night at Greater Latrobe Senior High School — oak being the symbol for the 80th anniversary since the student owned Special Art Collection began, and sterling for the 25th anniversary of t More...

Notice of execution issued for Murphy

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel signed a notice of execution Wednesday for Kevin Murphy, the Indiana County man convicted in 2013 of murdering his mother, sister and aunt in 2009.  More...

SVC Fred Rogers Scholars

Five SVC freshmen named Fred Rogers Scholars

St. Vincent College (SVC) inducted five freshmen as Fred Rogers Scholars. More...

Local & State News

Dad in deadly child video case charged with endangerment

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania man was arrested on child endangerment charges because he didn’t call 911 after the mother of his two children threatened to kill them and sent him videos of his son’s lifeless body during two hours’ worth of angry te More...

Emails released in yearlong dispute in tight Senate race

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s hotly contested U.S. Senate race between Republican incumbent Pat Toomey and his Democratic challenger Katie McGinty has an email dispute of its own that has been in court for a year, until now.  More...

Pennsylvania Wal-Mart employee shot inside store

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World News

Clinton derides Trump’s fitness; he disparages her honesty

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - While Hillary Clinton accuses Donald Trump of appealing to hatred, the Republican nominee predicts that never-ending investigations will prevent his Democratic opponent from governing effectively. More...

This isn’t ‘Survivor,’ Obama says; Trump, Clinton fire away

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. More...

Heavy fighting in Mosul as IS hits tank during Iraqi assault

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) - Heavy fighting erupted in the eastern neighborhoods of Mosul on Friday as Iraqi special forces launched an assault deeper into the urban areas of the city and Islamic State militants fired back, striking and disabling an Abrams tan More...

Education

EWCTC Student of Month

Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center (EWCTC) Student of the Month Grace Ostroski accepts a certificate from Kay Elder, chairperson of the EWCTC JOC. More...

LVMS Students of the Month

Ligonier Valley Middle School recently announced the Students of the Month for November. More...

DAMS STAR Students of Month

Derry Area Middle School recently announced its STAR Students of the Month for September, including Elizabeth Fantaske and Lauren Campbell (grade 6), David McElfresh (grade 8), Autumn Bollinger and Katelyn Krehlik (grade 7) and (back row) Tara Perry More...

Entertainment

Beyoncé-Dixie Chicks collaboration at CMAs sparks a clash on social media

NASHVILLE, Tenn. More...

Ryan Reynolds reveals gender of new baby with Blake Lively

NEW YORK (AP) — Ryan Reynolds apparently got in some trouble with wife Blake Lively after revealing the gender of their new baby. More...

Meryl Streep to receive Globes’ Cecil B. DeMille Award

NEW YORK (AP) — Eight-time Golden Globe winner Meryl Streep will add one more award at this year’s Globes: the Cecil B. DeMille Award.  More...

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