February 17, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

LES bids come in under estimate

The latest step in the construction of the new Latrobe Elementary School took place Thursday when the Greater Latrobe School District received construction bids.  Canonsburg-based Nello Construction’s base price of $16,097,000 was the lowe More...

Reality Tour celebrates 10 years educating Westmoreland families

On Feb. 28, when volunteers arrive to present the Reality Tour at the Westmoreland County Courthouse, the program will have logged 10 successful years of parent/child drug prevention. More...

State to release findings on fracking, quakes

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania environmental regulators are set to release the findings of their investigation into a series of minor earthquakes that took place near fracking operations by an oil and gas company.  More...

General News

Joey, the indoor pet squirrel, guards home against burglary

MERIDIAN, Idaho (AP) — A pet squirrel named Joey prevented a burglary attempt in Idaho last week by scratching the teen suspect when he tried to break into a gun safe, police said.  More...

‘Dance Moms’ star gets OK to travel before sentencing

PITTSBURGH (AP) — “Dance Moms” reality TV star Abby Lee Miller has been allowed to travel overseas while awaiting sentencing in her bankruptcy fraud case.  Federal prosecutors in Pennsylvania objected to Miller’s trip bec More...

SPLC says number of anti- Muslim hate groups on the rise

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of anti-Muslim hate groups in the United States has nearly tripled since 2015, due in part to radical Islamic attacks and the incendiary rhetoric of last year’s presidential campaign, the Southern Poverty Law More...

Sports

IceCats fall to Mount Lebanon, but clinch PIHL Class AA playoff spot

It was a tough night for the Greater Latrobe hockey team. The IceCats fell behind through two periods and couldn’t recover during a 5-2 loss against Mount Lebanon on Thursday in a PIHL Class AA game at Kirk S. Nevin Arena in Greensburg. More...

Penguins’ Crosby scores 1,000th point, nets overtime winner to sink Jets, 4-3

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins’ captain Sidney Crosby got history out of the way early. Then, he finished the game in dramatic fashion, as only he can. More...

GL swimmers fall to HA, qualify for WPIAL meet

The Greater Latrobe girls’ and boys’ swimming and diving teams both suffered losses against visiting Hempfield Area, but the Wildcats qualified 10 swimmers or divers for the upcoming WPIAL Class AAA Championships.  The Hempfield Area More...

Lifestyles

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s ‘Alice...’ runs thru Sunday

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre opened its production of “Alice In Wonderland” last Friday.  Aspects of “Wonderland” were truly wonderful while others were a bit lacking. More...

St. Vincent College center to present lecture March 15

St. Vincent College Center for Political and Economic Thought of the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government will present a lecture by Dr. Philip Levy at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, in the Fred M. More...

Events of Area Interest

Pancake Breakfast Saturday   Bradenville United Methodist Church’s next Pancake Breakfast will be served 8 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. More...

Latrobe-GLSD Parks and Rec to lose revenue with formation of proposed youth football program

While the Greater Latrobe School District could benefit from the creation of a proposed district-wide youth football program, Latrobe- GLSD Parks and Recreation Commission officials said their organization stands to lose financially. More...

Former Ligonier Borough officer Huwalt faces new gun charge

The former Ligonier Borough police officer awaiting trial on charges he threatened his ex-wife’s husband with a gun is facing a new charge alleging he was not permitted to carry the gun under state law.  More...

Three local bridges set for replacement this coming summer

A state initiative that intends on replacing 558 structurally deficient bridges throughout Pennsylvania plans on replacing three local bridges this summer, including one in Unity Township and two in Mount Pleasant Township. More...

Seward council discusses nuisance ordinance

Seward Borough Council’s meeting Tuesday centered around a discussion concerning a nuisance ordinance and its effect on a community member. More...

Teen who took selfie after fatally shooting friend convicted

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Local & State News

PennDOT driver license, photo centers closed for Presidents Day holiday

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, Feb. 18, through Monday, Feb. 20, in observance of Presidents Day. More...

Gov. Wolf’s state police fee plan a fraction of local police cost

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The fee that Democratic Gov. More...

Toomey wants Trump to get tough on Putin, backs Trump moves

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s Republican Sen. Pat Toomey said Thursday that he was disappointed President Donald Trump has not been more critical of Russian President Vladimir Putin, and said America needs to get tougher on Russia. More...

World News

Harward turns Trump down for national security adviser job

WASHINGTON (AP) - Vice Admiral Robert Harward has turned down an offer to be President Donald Trump’s new national security adviser, the latest blow to a new administration struggling to find its footing. More...

Trump names Acosta as new choice to become labor secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) - Seeking a surer bet to fill out his Cabinet, President Donald Trump on Thursday moved quickly to name law school dean Alexander Acosta as his new choice for labor secretary - a day after Andrew Puzder abruptly withdrew from consider More...

Remember Nixon? There’s history behind Trump’s press attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) - Thomas Jefferson railed against newspapers as “polluted vehicles” of falsehood and error. More...

Education

Kennametal Young Engineers grads

The fall semester graduation ceremony for the Kennametal Foundation Young Engineers Program was held on Dec. 13.  More...

Area students attend criminal law symposium at SVC

Students from Franklin Regional, Geibel Catholic, Greater Latrobe, Greensburg Central Catholic, Norwin and Penn-Trafford high schools attended a criminal law symposium on critical topics at St. Vincent College on Jan. 24, hosted by Bruce A. More...

DAMS STAR Students of the Month

Derry Area Middle School has announced its STAR Students of the Month for January, including Nicholas Allison (grade 7), Elijah Wigand (grade 6), Emilee Blasko (grade 6), Megan Lanza (grade 7), (back row) Bradley Eaglehouse (grade 8) and Claire Dillo More...

Entertainment

CNN: Donald Trump attacks haven’t hurt the news network

NEW YORK (AP) — The president of CNN said Thursday that neither the network’s journalism or business have been hurt as a result of President Donald Trump’s attacks.  Jeff Zucker, president of CNN Worldwide, spoke Thursday at th More...

Bieber under investigation for Los Angeles restaurant fracas

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles authorities say they are investigating a report that Justin Bieber head butted a man during an argument at a Sunset Strip restaurant.  The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department says a witness reported seeing More...

Pastor irate after American Girl introduces boy doll

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina pastor is angry that the maker of the American Girl doll collection is selling a boy version of its pricey dolls.  More...

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