January 19, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Judge hesitantly accepts Derry man’s plea

A Westmoreland County judge hesitantly accepted the guilty plea of a Derry Borough man Wednesday because of the heinousness of the crime. More...

26th Annual Ligonier Ice Fest to feature big band sounds

The Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce 26th Ice Fest will feature musical performances by two area bands promoting the big band sounds of the 1940s.  More...

General News

Indianapolis woman faces neglect charges after child’s death

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors have charged an Indianapolis woman with two counts of neglect after her 3- year-old son shot his 5-year-old sister in the head.  More...

Dog found with ears, nose cut off; Reward offered for arrest

DETROIT (AP) — Animal welfare authorities in Detroit are trying to find whoever is responsible for maiming a dog found with his ears and nose cut off.  The Michigan Humane Society has released a photo of the Rottweiler mix, which was found More...

Beijing to spend $2.7 billion on cleaning capital’s air

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say Beijing will spend $2.7 billion to fight air pollution in the capital this year.  More...

Editorial

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Colleges and students need to consider reasons in addition to debt for the ‘boomerang’ effect

The rate at which young adults “boomerang” is increasing— recent studies report that between 20 and 50 percent are returning home. More...

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Lifestyles

GCT’s ‘The Wedding Singer’ to run Feb. 10-12

Treat your valentine as Greensburg Civic Theatre will present the hilarious ’80s musical “The Wedding Singer” based on the hit movie Feb. More...

Campus Corner

Youngstown State president’s list   More...

Environmental Film Series screening Friday at Phipps

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens will continue its Environmental Film Series with a screening of “Merchants of Doubt” 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20,  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Purse snatched from vehicle  State police at Greensburg report between 10 a.m. and 9:59 p.m. Jan. 8, someone entered a vehicle parked along Allegheny Avenue in Unity Township and stole a purse. More...

Seward mom gets probation

Let son, 12, drive car

 A mom will serve five years of probation after pleading guilty Wednesday to one count of misdemeanor child endangerment for letting her 12-year-old son drive the family car for approximately six miles through Latrobe and Unity Township last Aug More...

UTMA to look into offering service line insurance

The Unity Township Municipal Authority (UTMA) is exploring the possibility of offering its customers voluntary insurance for lateral service line repairs.  At Wednesday’s authority board meeting, UTMA Operations Manager Doug Pike said he t More...

GLSD students travel to exotic lands with Google Expedition, virtual reality software

Greater Latrobe students now have the ability to travel to faraway places and exotic lands without ever leaving the classroom.  More...

Local & State News

Lane closure on I-70 at Exit 51 for repairs

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 12 is advising motorists of the immediate closure of the westbound left-hand passing lane on Interstate 70 at the West Newton/Mount Pleasant Exit 51 in South Huntingdon Township, Westmorela More...

Pennsylvania prosecutor probing truck with anti-MLK imagery

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A truck sporting images and messages against slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. has drawn the attention of Pennsylvania authorities.  More...

Amazon joins tech companies with new Pittsburgh office

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh has welcomed another giant to its burgeoning tech hub.  Amazon officially opened a corporate office in the city’s South Side Works section on Tuesday. More...

World News

30 missing in central Italy avalanche that buries hotel

MILAN (AP) - An avalanche buried a four-star spa hotel in a mountainous earthquake-hit region of central Italy, leaving at least 30 people missing, authorities said Thursday.  More...

Trump plans for Scottish resort spark new conflicts concern

NEW YORK (AP) - Donald Trump has vowed his company will do “no new foreign deals” while he is president. But he’s left “new” and “deals” open to interpretation. More...

Even before taking office, Trump has changed the presidency

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump enters the White House on Friday just as he entered the race for president: defiant, unfiltered, unbound by tradition and utterly confident in his chosen course.  More...

Sports

’Cats short against Greensburg Salem in wrestling

Greater Latrobe head coach Mike Ciotti felt this was one that got away from his team.  The Wildcats won five matches, but came up short during a 44-21 defeat against host Greensburg Salem in a WPIAL Class AAA Section 1-B match on Wednesday.  More...

Trojans wrap up unbeaten regular season in wrestling, prepare for team playoffs

Derry Area wrestling team on Wednesday, and it was the best kind of Senior Night a coach could hope for.  More...

Marion Center pulls away from LV girls for 43-30 win

Marion Center was able to pull away for a 43-30 victory against the host Ligonier Valley girls’ basketball team during a District 6 Heritage Conference game played on Wednesday.  Ligonier Valley fell to 1-6 in the conference and 3-12 overa More...

Entertainment

Octavia Spencer is named Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Octavia Spencer, who won an Oscar and several other awards for best supporting actress in “The Help,” was named Woman of the Year on Wednesday by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals.  More...

Ellen DeGeneres takes home 3 People’s Choice Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres set a record at the People’s Choice Awards , becoming the winningest entertainer in the show’s history.  DeGeneres picked up three trophies at Wednesday’s ceremony for a career total of More...

American Humane investigating treatment of dog in film

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The organization that ensures animal safety in film and television productions said Wednesday it is investigating whether a frightened dog was forced into churning water during the making of “A Dog’s Purpose.&rdqu More...

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