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AFA hosting Black Friday weekend Adopt-a-Thon

Action For Animals Humane Society’s Home for the Holidays Before the Holidays Adopt-a-Thon begins Friday, Nov. 25, and ends Sunday, Nov. 27, with extended hours at the shelter and discounts on the usual adoption fees. More...

General News

Invasive winter moths making late November appearance

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Winter moths, an invasive insect that defoliates trees, could be particularly problematic this spring for drought-stressed trees in New England.  More...

Police: Woman tried to use pizza as ID to enter town bar

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts say a woman tried to use a slice of pizza as a form of identification to get into a college town bar and slapped the bouncer when he refused her entry.  More...

Workers rescue cat stuck on power pole for 9 days

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Utility workers in Fresno have rescued a cat that was stuck atop a 45-foot-high power pole for nine days.  The Fresno Bee reports Pacific Gas and Electric Co. More...

Sports

Armstrong, Butler, Holler lead ’Cats on WPIAL Class 5A All-Big East Conference football team

Seven Greater Latrobe players have been named to the WPIAL Class 5A All-Big East Conference football team for the 2016 season.  Jason Armstrong, Austin Butler, Trent Holler, linebacker Joel Cawoski, guard Jared Vasinko, defensive tackle Josh Ke More...

Rams battle Dunmore in state football playoffs

The Ligonier Valley football team will look to advance deeper in the state playoffs today. More...

Smithley exceeds expectations as rookie season ends

Garrett Smithley started out the NASCAR Xfinity Series season a week later than others on the NASCAR tour because his seat was taken. More...

Lifestyles

Church news

Rector   St. Michael’s of the Valley Episcopal Church, 2535 Route 381, Rector, this week announced its December schedule:   More...

Phipps’ ‘Winter Flower Show...’ opening today

Staff at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens have been working around the clock to prepare for the most magical show of the year – “Winter Flower Show and Light Garden,” which opens Friday, Nov. More...

Carnegie Science Center calls for awards nominations by Nov. 30

Carnegie Science Center is now accepting nominations for the 21st annual Carnegie Science Awards, which will be conferred on May 12 at Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland. Nominations must be submitted by Wednesday, Nov. 30. More...

2016 milestone year for partner parishes in Youngstown, Whitney

In the early 1860s, immigrants from Slovakia, Italy, Ireland, Spain and England flocked to the Youngstown area to work in the neighboring coal mines and factories. Many of them attended Mass at St. More...

Cepek travel scheme case scheduled for plea court

The criminal trial for a Latrobe woman charged with swindling more than 50 victims while working as a Ligonier travel agent has been canceled and replaced with an appearance in plea court.  Christine Cepek, 45, is scheduled to appear Dec. More...

Local & State News

New jury to consider Knight’s death sentence

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled a new Westmoreland County jury must decide whether Melvin Knight deserves the death penalty for his role in the 2010 torture and killing of Jennifer Daugherty.  Knight, 27, pleaded guilty to first-degree More...

Tanker crashes, burns on I-81; crews search for fatalities

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Crews were continuing to search for possible fatalities after a tanker truck overturned and burned on Interstate 81 in south-central Pennsylvania.  State police say the crash happened just after 6 p.m. More...

Police: Man left 5-year-old alone to visit bar, get food

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania man left a 5-year-old child home alone while the man went to a bar and to get some food in the middle of the night.  Wilkes-Barre police were called after 2 a.m. More...

World News

Death toll in Iraq bombing claimed by IS rises to 73

BAGHDAD (AP) - The death toll from a car bombing south of Baghdad claimed by the Islamic State group rose to 73 on Friday, including about 40 Iranian pilgrims, Iraqi hospital and police officials said, the deadliest IS attack in four months.  More...

1872 shipwreck of rare Great Lakes vessel found

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Underwater explorers say they’ve found the 144-year-old Lake Ontario shipwreck of a rare sailing vessel that typically wasn’t used on the Great Lakes.  More...

Trump says he’s trying to get Carrier to keep jobs in US

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump didn’t take off all of Thanksgiving Day while enjoying a long holiday weekend with his family at his Mar-a-Lago estate.  More...

Education

Greater Latrobe Senior High School Breakfast of Champions

Greater Latrobe Senior High School recently honored 11 students at the November Breakfast of Champions, including: Sarah Ziance (who was honored by music teacher Tim Sheridan), Nate Arendas (science teacher Rachel Suter), Anna Steffey (world language More...

A festive display . . .

Latrobe Elementary School (LES) students recently painted holiday-themed windows for the McDonald’s restaurant on Lincoln Avenue. More...

Class of 1948 donates funds

Members of the Latrobe High School Class of 1948 have generously gifted their remaining class fund balance to Barbara Nakles (second from left), chair of the Greater Latrobe School District Art Conservation Trust, to help care for the Special Art Col More...

Entertainment

‘Jurassic World’ comes alive at Philadelphia exhibit

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Dinosaurs in museums tend to be of the fossilized variety, but a new exhibit in Philadelphia is bringing the creatures and their world to life. More...

Macy’s parade goes off without hitch amid tight NYC security

NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of people lined the streets Thursday amid heavy security including bomb-sniffing dogs and portable radiation detectors as iconic inflatable balloons, costumed characters and clowns floated, marched and danced their way More...

Grumpy Cat counts down to the new year with top pet peeves

NEW YORK (AP) — Grumpy Cat’s got a message just in time for the holidays and she doesn’t care how you feel about it. More...

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