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BB Fitness Center holding benefit for victim of brain operation

The Building Bodeez Fitness Center (BBFC) slogan is “Building Strength - Building Community - Building Bodeez,” but BBFC is not only “Building Bodeez,” but supporting the bodies of their clients, such as Wendy Jones, a community member facing a long More...

General News

Britain’s Prince Charles co-authors a book on climate change

LONDON (AP) — Penguin Books says Prince Charles has co-authored a book on climate change together with an environmentalist and a Cambridge scientist.  The Prince of Wales, long a critic of man-made climate change, wrote the book “Cli More...

Trump pays $25 million to settle Trump University cases

SAN DIEGO (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump has paid $25 million to settle three lawsuits against his now-defunct Trump University, signaling that a judge’s approval of a settlement agreement remains on track for March 30.  More...

NTSB: Pilot certified 21 days before Lake Erie plane crash

CLEVELAND (AP) — The pilot of a plane that crashed into Lake Erie last month received his certification to fly that type of aircraft just 21 days before the fatal crash, according to the National Transportation Safety Board’s preliminary More...

Sports

Big first-half run stakes Rams over Penns Manor Area

As Todd Hepner stood court-side before Thursday night’s boys basketball game between Penns Manor Area and his Ligonier Valley Rams, he expressed concern about the Comets. “I’ve seen film on them and they have really good guard play,” he said. More...

Lady Trojans can’t keep pace with Mount Pleasant in 44-31 defeat

The Derry Area girls’ basketball team, after a breakout game, couldn’t get anything going against rival Mount Pleasant. More...

Wetzel gets career win No. 200 in GL’s non-section victory

It took a little while — three games — but Greater Latrobe’s Brad Wetzel got his 200th career win as Greater Latrobe’s head boys’ basketball coach. More...

Lifestyles

American Red Cross ‘critically needs donors’

Following several rounds of severe winter weather in many parts of the country, the American Red Cross urges eligible blood and platelet donors to help restock its shelves to overcome a shortage.  More...

Events of Area Interest

Pancake, Sausage Breakfast Saturday   Bradenville United Methodist Church’s next Pancake and Sausage Breakfast will be served 8 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Route 982 church.  More...

Adams Memorial Library lists 2 February programs

Laura Starzynski, the new adult programming coordinator at Adams Memorial Library, announced these programs for February.  • Adult Craft - Painted Heart Tote Bag, Thursday, Feb. 9, 6 to 7:30 p.m. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Man cited after altercation at Torrance State Hospital   State police at Greensburg report Robert Anderson, 65, of Torrance was cited for harassment after allegedly striking a 59-year-old man multiple times in the face with a closed fist around More...

Residents still concerned over Whitney blasting plan

More than 40 residents packed the Unity Township municipal building on Thursday looking for answers related to a company’s plan to conduct overburden blasting on the Whitney Quarry in Unity and Cook townships starting this spring. More...

Latrobe Foundation working to save ash trees in Legion-Keener Park

The Latrobe Foundation recently hired Bartlett Tree Experts of Irwin to help try to save the ash tree population in Legion-Keener Park in Latrobe as the devastation caused by the spread of the emerald ash borer across the nation continues. More...

Pennsylvania gets 4 more months to comply with Real ID law

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Federal authorities have given Pennsylvania a few more months to comply with a 2005 federal law that requires people to prove they are legal U.S. More...

Ice Fest has become longtime Ligonier winter tradition

Ernie DiMartino and his band of ice-carving artisans will take over the Ligonier Diamond this weekend, resulting in a crystallizing display of frozen water and whimsical creativity — all in the name of the Ligonier Ice Fest. More...

Local & State News

SVC student Republicans attend inauguration

John Galvin, president of the St. Vincent College Student Republicans Club, and seven other student members planned to attend the public inauguration ceremony of Donald Trump as president of the United States on Friday, Jan. More...

Lottery loser waives consolidated threat charges to court

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Philadelphia woman accused of making repeated obscene and threatening phone calls to Pennsylvania Lottery headquarters has waived her right to a preliminary hearing after prosecutors consolidated some charges.  More...

Odor from rotting radish crops stinking up Pennsylvania town

JERSEY SHORE, Pa. More...

World News

Inauguration Day: Trump to become America’s 45th president

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump, a real estate mogul and reality television star who upended American politics and energized voters angry with Washington, will be sworn in Friday as the 45th president of the United States, putting Republicans in contr More...

Energy pick vows to boost agency he had pledged to eliminate

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Texas Gov. More...

Black Americans weep for the Obama era and uncertain future

WASHINGTON (AP) - On the night in 2008 when Barack Obama was elected the country’s first black president, many black Americans wept. More...

Education

Greater Latrobe to host Parent Information Night Feb. 6

Greater Latrobe School District will host its annual Parent Information Night on Monday, Feb. 6, for all parents of children who will enter kindergarten in August 2017.  More...

DA Storytime set Jan. 24

Derry Area School District hosted Toddler Storytime on Nov. 15. Teaching Tiny Trojans Instructor Mandi Barclay read aloud “Five Silly Turkeys” by Salina Yoon.  More...

LES hosts Pajama Drive

Latrobe Elementary School (LES) Student Council recently partnered with the Scholastic Pajama Drive. Students and teachers at LES donated a total of 150 pairs of pajamas to the Westmoreland County Children's Bureau.  More...

Entertainment

Solange Knowles headlines progressive ‘Peace Ball’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The main attraction, Solange Knowles, didn’t hit the stage until close to midnight, but the 3,000 or so enthusiastic guests packed into the National Museum of African American History and Culture weren’t going anyw More...

Madonna on Trump: ‘We have gone as low as we can go’

NEW YORK (AP) — Madonna, an outspoken critic of President-elect Donald Trump, is trying to put a positive spin on his Friday inauguration.  More...

Actors, mayors rally at inauguration eve Trump demonstration

NEW YORK (AP) — Actors Robert De Niro, Sally Field and Mark Ruffalo joined hundreds of other people outside a Donald Trump building on Thursday for a pre-inauguration demonstration organizers said was meant to energize those concerned about the Repub More...

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