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Latrobe man charged in gas station robberies

A Latrobe man accused of armed robberies at a pair of Latrobe gas stations over the past two weeks is behind bars.  Latrobe police arrested Kevin Eugene Hardison, 24, Tuesday in connection to armed robberies at the BP and Sunoco gas stations on More...

Latrobe man charged with setting up friend for robbery incident

A Latrobe man is behind bars, accused of setting up a former friend to be robbed.  State police at Greensburg charged Austin D. More...

General News

Parents, save up: Cost of raising a child is more than $233K

WASHINGTON (AP) — Expecting a baby? Congratulations! Better put plenty of money in your savings account. More...

US had near record heat, costly weather disasters in 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — With steamy nights, sticky days and torrential downpours, last year went down as one of the warmest and wildest weather years on record in the United States.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced More...

Chevy Bolt gets top car award; Pacifica top utility vehicle

DETROIT (AP) — The Chevy Bolt has been named top car in North America, an important milestone for a car General Motors hopes will finally get Americans hooked on electric vehicles.  The Honda Ridgeline grabbed the honor for top truck. More...

Sports

GLSD expected to tab Kozusko as next softball coach

Greater Latrobe athletic director Mark Mears seeks stability within the district’s girls’ softball program, and he believes he found the right person for the job. More...

’Cats, Butler take care of business against Plum, stay tied atop section

It became apparent early on that Greater Latrobe’s Austin Butler and the rest of the Wildcats had some business to take care of.  And not just because Butler was going for the school’s career scoring record in boys’ basketball. More...

Homer-Center defeats LV girls in basketball

A slow start doomed the Ligonier Valley girls’ basketball team during a 63-42 setback against host Homer-Center during a District 6 Heritage Conference game Tuesday.  More...

Lifestyles

Latrobe woman’s granddaughter sings in Texas

The granddaughter of a Latrobe woman performed with the National Honors Choir Nov. 10 to 13 in Texas.  More...

Pitt-Greensburg lauds recipients of 2016 President’s Distinguished Service Award

The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg announced the recipients of the 2016 President’s Distinguished Service Awards for Staff and recognized eight staff members for their years of service. More...

‘Sing Hallelujah!’ Monday

Greensburg-Jeannette NAACP’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration will be held 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. More...

GLSD expected to operate within cost of living index

Members of the Greater Latrobe School Board will likely recommend a resolution to operate within the cost-of-living index at its next regular meeting, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17. More...

Public meeting to discuss Whitney blasting plan

Unity Township will host a public meeting next week regarding a company’s proposed plan to conduct overburden blasting near Whitney.  The meeting, set for 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. More...

Black ice leads to wrecks, brief closure of Route 30 stretch

Black ice on roads led to numerous accidents in Westmoreland County and temporary closure of a portion of Route 30 on Wednesday morning.  More...

Farmer drops donkey malpractice lawsuit

A Derry Township farmer has dropped a veterinary malpractice lawsuit filed last year alleging a Derry Township veterinary clinic and one of its veterinarians botched a routine donkey castration.  More...

Spirit flight to Florida canceled after shooting

A Spirit Airlines flight headed from Arnold Palmer Regional Airport to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport was canceled in the aftermath of last Friday’s deadly shooting.  Westmoreland County Airport Authority Executive Directo More...

Arguments about Hribal’s mentally ill plea submitted

Attorneys have submitted written arguments to the Westmoreland County judge who will decide whether a former student accused of trying to kill his classmates can plead guilty but mentally ill.  More...

Local & State News

Chief defends cop after Steeler coach’s arrest is questioned

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh’s acting police chief is defending an officer who arrested Steelers coach Joey Porter outside a bar Sunday night after the independent Citizens Police Review Board announced it’s investigating.  More...

Man rebuffs, then accepts officer’s rescue attempt amid fire

SPARTA, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey police officer rushed to help a homeowner whose house was on fire, but the man didn’t believe him and slammed the door in his face.  More...

Man sentenced for driving through Memorial Day crosses

HENDERSON, Ky. More...

World News

Trump to face questions on Russia hacking, business ties

NEWYORK (AP) - The last time Donald Trump held a news conference, he was plunging into a heated general election campaign with Hillary Clinton and suggested Russia could help dig up some of his rival’s emails.  More...

Official: Trump briefed on potentially compromising report

WASHINGTON (AP) - Top intelligence officials last week told President-elect Donald Trump about an unsubstantiated report that Russia had compromising personal and financial information about him, a U.S. official says.  More...

Trump pushes GOP leaders for fast action on health care

WASHINGTON (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump pushed Congress on Tuesday to act swiftly to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care law and follow up with a replacement. More...

Health

AP Fact Check: Despite woes Obamacare not in ‘death spiral’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump says that President Barack Obama’s health care law “will fall of its own weight.”  House Speaker Paul Ryan says the law is “in what the actuaries call a death spiral.&r More...

Counting croutons: Restaurants tally items for calorie rules

NEW YORK (AP) — How might a bread basket for the table be counted under America’s new calorie posting rules? What about seasonal items, croutons for salads, or pizza that’s cut into squares?  More...

US warns of unusual cybersecurity flaw in implantable heart devices

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department warned Tuesday about an unusual cybersecurity flaw for one manufacturer’s implantable heart devices that it said could allow hackers to remotely take control of a person’s defibrill More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe woman charged after pushing mother   More...

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