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Flooding cancels classes at GLJHS for one day

Kurt Thomas, Greater Latrobe’s director of operations and planning, updated school board members on Tuesday about a flooding incident at the junior high school that occurred during the weekend.  More...

General News

Powerful response to AP photo of assassination in Turkey’s capital

NEWYORK (AP) — The stunning image rocketed around the world, via Facebook and Twitter and other social media: an Associated Press photographer’s close-up of an agitated gunman just moments after he had assassinated Russia’s ambassad More...

Contracts approved for state university faculty, coaches

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education formally approved contracts with the union representing more than 5,000 faculty members and coaches at the 14 state-owned universities.  More...

Duo get life terms in Pittsburgh man’s 2014 shooting death

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Two men have been sentenced to life in prison in the shooting death of a Pittsburgh man, which authorities said stemmed from a request from a former lover to have him beaten up.  More...

Sports

Wildcats outlast Woodland Hills for section road win

With the expansion of classifications from four to six across the state and subsequent realignment, the WPIAL put eight boys’ basketball teams that qualified for the district playoffs last season in the same section.  More...

Lady Trojans rebound with win against Uniontown

The Derry Area girls’ basketball team rebounded from an ugly section loss with a win in its home opener.  The Lady Trojans took care of visiting Uniontown, 55-38, during an exhibition game Tuesday.  More...

LV’s Smith, Tutino, Parrish named to Class AA All-State team

The Ligonier Valley football team finished as one of the top four Class AA teams in the state. More...

Lifestyles

Piedmont College MBA

Elizabeth Bereit of Latrobe is among 221 students receiving degrees from Piedmont College at the recent December commencement ceremonies, the college reported Tuesday.  Bereit earned a master of business administration (MBA) degree at the main c More...

Piano students perform Christmas recital at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

Piano students of Margy Williams who performed their Christmas recital on Sunday, Dec. More...

Church news

Trinity, Derry  Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Derry has canceled its worship service for Sunday, Dec. 25, because of the illness of the minister. The Christmas Eve service will still be held 11 p.m. More...

GL board votes to advertise for LES construction bids

The Greater Latrobe School Board on Tuesday voted to advertise for construction bids for the new Latrobe Elementary School project.  More...

LV schools closed today after threat

An anonymous threat of violence discovered Monday at Ligonier Valley School District led school officials to close all schools in the district today.  The written threat, which was not specific to a particular school building or to the district, More...

GL extends Swigart’s contract for three years

The Greater Latrobe School Board unanimously voted on Tuesday to elect Judith Swigart as district superintendent for a three-year term. Swigart’s contract was set to expire Sept. More...

‘Take Down Hunger’ food drive at Thursday’s GL-DA wrestling match

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) from the Greater Latrobe and Derry Area school districts are teaming to sponsor a food drive to support the Westmoreland County Food Bank.  More...

Local & State News

Man with same name as stabbing suspect sues over arrest

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man with the same name as a stabbing suspect says he was wrongly arrested, interrogated and held by police for about seven hours.  Richard Allen Miller, in a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday, contends he was forcibly arres More...

Penn State sues ex-president Spanier for breaching contract

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Man convicted as teen requests no mandatory life on parole

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania inmate who has served decades in prison for a murder committed when he was 14 asked the state’s highest court Tuesday to prevent him from having to spend the rest of his life on parole.  More...

World News

German investigators search for Berlin market attacker

BERLIN (AP) - German investigators were searching Wednesday for the killer or killers in Monday’s attack on a crowded Berlin Christmas market after a man arrested soon after the rampage was released for lack of evidence and the Islamic State gr More...

Deadly Mexico fireworks blast hit market packed for holidays

TULTEPEC, Mexico (AP) - The San Pablito fireworks market was especially well stocked for the holidays and bustling with hundreds of shoppers when a powerful chain-reaction explosion ripped through its stalls, killing at least 29 people and leaving do More...

AP Poll: US election voted top news story of 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - The turbulent U.S. More...

Health

Report: DEA records show W. Va. flooded with painkillers

CHARLESTON, W.Va. More...

US women increasingly use pot during pregnancy, study finds

CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. women are increasingly using marijuana during pregnancy, sometimes to treat morning sickness, new reports suggest. More...

Does a doctor’s gender affect your chance of survival?

CHICAGO (AP) — What if your doctor’s gender could influence your chance of surviving a visit to the hospital?  A big study of older patients hospitalized for common illnesses raises that provocative possibility — and also lots More...

Entertainment

Feds want ‘Dance Moms’ star to lose $120,000 in currency case

PITTSBURGH (AP) — “Dance Moms” reality TV star Abby Lee Miller should forfeit $120,000 worth of Australian currency she brought into the country without reporting it, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.  More...

Body found believed to be that of ex-reality show contestant

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 34-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and a woman believed to be a nurse and former reality TV show contestant has been found dead in a grave in his Los Angeles-area backyard, police said.  More...

Margot Robbie married? Star flashes ring

(AP) — Margot Robbie has responded to wedding rumors by giving the finger on Instagram — the ring finger, that is.  The actress posted a picture of a big diamond on her extended ring finger on the photo-sharing platform Monday. More...

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