February 14, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Pipeline to run through county

Sunoco Logistics, the company planning to build a 306- mile pipeline to move propane and other natural gas liquids across southern Pennsylvania and through 36 miles of Westmoreland County, says it can begin construction.  The company Monday rece More...

New Derry man arrested on drug charges

A New Derry man is in Westmoreland County Prison after Latrobe police arrested him on multiple drug charges earlier this month.  More...

Hempfield woman fatally shot; boyfriend charged

A Hempfield Township woman is dead and her boyfriend is in prison, accused of fatally shooting her in the head Sunday night after an evening of drinking.  State police at Greensburg said Allen Eugene Trent, 53, of Hempfield Township initially cl More...

General News

Three found with weapons cache on drug ‘rescue’ trip seek deals

JERSEY CITY, N.J. More...

Drivers see higher premiums after not-at-fault crashes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most drivers don’t expect to be hit with a rate hike on their auto insurance after a car accident that wasn’t their fault. But a consumer group says it happens, and it’s a problem. More...

Virginia man charged in fatal I-85 crash in North Carolina

LEXINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The N.C. More...

Editorial

Amid today’s realities, we can’t forget who we are

Guest Editorial

There are two realities that are becoming clear as America heads into what is a new, increasingly gray and oftentimes scary future. More...

Bringing human-trafficking plight to light

In the documentary film “Half the Sky,” reporter Nicholas Kristof, who followed a sex-trafficking rescue effort in Cambodia, offered a line that should be a rallying cry for our region.  “One reason why trafficking has been ign More...

Israel policy under Trump still in murky stage

The United States’ relations with Israel are focused on three questions. The first is, what are Israel’s intentions with respect to the West Bank? More...

Lifestyles

Events of Area Interest

Spaghetti Dinner Thursday   Calvary United Methodist Church, corner of North St. Clair and East Church streets, Ligonier, will host its next Spaghetti Dinner on Thursday, Feb. 16. Takeout only will be available from noon to 6 p.m.  More...

Area Church News

Midweek Lenten services start March 1   The Mount Pleasant Ministerium will host Midweek Lenten services starting Ash Wednesday. More...

Cooking on Deadline

Cheesy White and Green Spinach Lasagna

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cooking on Deadline features fast, weeknight-friendly meals that are big on flavor, but not on labor.   More...

Entertainment

News conferences raise issue of Trump seeking softballs

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump managed to avoid questions about hot-button issues facing the White House — such as the future of national security adviser Michael Flynn and a North Korean missile launch — in a news conferenc More...

Playboy magazine reverses position, brings back naked women

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Naked women are back in Playboy magazine, ending a year-old ban on the nudity that made the magazine famous.  Playboy celebrated the reversal on Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag (hash)NakedIsNormal.  More...

ABC and People teaming up for documentary on Princess Diana

NEW YORK (AP) — Princess Diana will be the subject of a four-hour documentary miniseries airing on ABC this August. More...

Latrobe sets $15 recreational burning registration fee

Latrobe City Council on Monday voted 5-2 to implement a $15 registration fee for recreational burning, setting the stage for officials to begin working on a system to track residents who are permitted to burn outdoors within the city limits, with cer More...

Selling like hotcakes!

Any way you like yours, veteran decorator Hannah Kennedy is busy keeping up with the rush for the Latrobe Dairy Queen Valentine’s Day cakes with a lot of customers getting one for their “sweetie.” There’s still time to get tha More...

LV school board changes tax collector compensation system

The Ligonier Valley School Board passed a resolution Monday which will save the district money by changing the way elected tax collectors in the district are compensated. More...

David Jones newest member of Derry Borough Council

Derry Borough Council on Monday appointed David Jones to fill a vacant seat on council.  Jones will fill the remainder of Tom Lipinski’s term, which runs through the end of 2017, and then will have to run for re-election. More...

UPG live-streaming lecture on opiods this Wednesday

Epidemiologist Donald S. Burke, M.D., has spent his professional career studying the prevention and control of infectious diseases like influenza and HIV/AIDS. More...

Local & State News

Sandusky’s son awaits hearing on child sex abuse allegations

Jerry Sandusky’s adult son is in a Pennsylvania jail, awaiting a hearing next week on charges he pressured one teenage girl to send him naked photos and asked her teen sister to give him oral sex.  More...

High winds topple tree with bald eagle nest in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) — High winds have taken down power lines in Pittsburgh and also knocked down a tree that was home to an eagle’s nest.  The Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania has a camera that live streams video of the nest. More...

Man charged in burglary, vandalism of Pennsylvania Capitol

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

World News

Damaged dam system threatens Northern California towns

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) - A huge Northern California reservoir, held in place by a massive dam, has always been central to the life of the towns around it. More...

Colombia keeps cocaine from spoiling Valentine’s Day flowers

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - Cocaine is probably the last thing most people think about when buying roses. More...

UN chief condemns N Korea test; UK says council will, too

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly condemned North Korea’s latest ballistic missile launch and Britain’s U.N. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:  Regarding the permit and appeal of Rustic Ridge Deep Mine in the Laurel Highlands scenic area of Donegal and Saltlick townships, owned and operated by LCT/Robindale:  More...

Sports

Seniors key Wildcats’ win over Kennedy Catholic, state’s top-ranked Class A team, in regular season finale

Now await pairings for start of WPIAL Class 6A playoffs

It’s obvious that Greater Latrobe’s five seniors — Austin Butler, Jake Biss, Nick Bobula, Tony Aiello and Ryan Shawley — are close, both on and off the court. More...

Trojans drop season finale to Greensburg Salem

A pair of boys’ basketball teams lined up Monday night at Greensburg Salem for a game that would put an end to a season that featured little success, but plenty of frustration, bad bounces, bad luck and bad losses. More...

LV boys, girls set for District 6-AAA playoff action

The brackets are out and the Ligonier Valley boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will be in playoff action.  The Rams nabbed the No. 4 seed and will host No. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe police arrest two in thefts from vehicles   More...

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