March 31, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

No decision yet on proposed liquor license transfer near DA campus

Despite a recent hearing regarding the proposed transfer of a state liquor license from Latrobe into Derry Township near the Derry Area Middle/High school campus, no decision has been made in the case, school board president David Krinock said follow More...

Southern Airways flights from Palmer airport delayed until fall

Plans for Southern Airways Express to offer several daily flights from Arnold Palmer Regional Airport to Pittsburgh International Airport have been delayed until the fall, Westmoreland County Airport Authority Executive Director Gabe Monzo said Thurs More...

General News

Alec Baldwin ‘stunned’ at popularity of Trump impression

NEW YORK (AP) — Alec Baldwin says he’s “stunned” at the popularity of his impression of President Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live.” More...

New 12-sided British pound coin enters circulation

LONDON (AP) — Anew 12-sided British pound coin is entering circulation amid concern that the round pound was too easy to counterfeit.  More...

Pedestrian deaths spiked in 2016, distraction cited

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pedestrian deaths are climbing faster than motorist fatalities, reaching nearly 6,000 deaths last year — the highest total in more than two decades, according to an analysis of preliminary state data released Thursday.&n More...

Sports

Loyalhanna United captures MP under-12 tourney

The Loyalhanna United soccer team won the under-12 girls’ competition at the recent Mount Pleasant Spring Fever tournament. More...

DA track teams look to make mark in Class AA

The Derry Area track and field teams are back in Class AA and that’s where sixth-year coach Mark Curcio wants to see his Trojans. More...

GL girls’ lacrosse team to rely on veterans with new section alignment

Four straight section championships. An unbeaten (10-0) section record a year ago, 12-2 overall. A third seed in the WPIAL playoffs last year. Nine returning starters from the 2016 season. More...

Lifestyles

Lifestyles Letter

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4 SVC anthropology students in research panel presentation at Santa Fe confab

Four St. Vincent College anthropology students are presenting the results of research they conducted in Guatemala as part of a panel presentation with their teacher, Dr. More...

Hempfield Area grad hired by WTAE-TV

Kelly Sasso, a Hempfield Area High School graduate, is joining Pittsburgh’s WTAE-TV (Channel 4) as morning traffic and breaking news anchor, as well as noon news anchor.  Sasso began her broadcasting career as an intern at WTAE.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

No injuries reported in Conemaugh Twp. crash   More...

Area projects green-lighted by county commissioners

The Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corp. More...

Shale Summit touts positive impact of natural gas development

Leaders in the Marcellus Shale industry, manufacturing, education and politics convened Thursday at the Westmoreland County Community College Advanced Technology Center to talk about what the natural gas being pulled from the ground in the region is More...

Verna vying for Ligonier Twp. supervisor position

Stephanie Verna has announced her candidacy for Ligonier Township supervisor in the May 16 primary election.  More...

Spots open for KAB’s Youth Advisory Council

Keep America Beautiful is now accepting applications for the 2017-18 National Youth Advisory Council which provides an opportunity for 10 high school students ages 15 to 18 to participate in a service learning and leadership development program.  More...

Local & State News

PSU bans frat where student was fatally injured

Penn State University on Thursday permanently banned a fraternity after a pledge was fatally injured last month and announced additional steps to curb underage drinking throughout the university system.  More...

Trustee low on sympathy for ‘so-called victims’

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

So long, dandelion: Crayola retiring color

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — Dandelion has gone to seed.  Crayola is removing the color from all of its crayon boxes to make way for a new color that it plans to announce on Friday — National Crayon Day. More...

World News

Trump faces questions of interference in investigations

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is facing new questions about political interference in the investigations into Russian election meddling following reports that White House officials secretly funneled material to the chairman of the House in More...

Michael Flynn in talks with Congress, wary of prosecution

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is in discussions with the House and Senate intelligence committees on receiving immunity from “unfair prosecution” in exchange for agreeing to be questioned as part of ongo More...

SpaceX launches its first recycled rocket in historic leap

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX successfully launched and then retrieved its first recycled rocket Thursday, a historic feat and the biggest leap yet in its bid to drive down costs and speed up flights.  More...

Education

LVHS math team places first

The Ligonier Valley High School (LVHS) math team competed and won first place in the annual Heritage Conference Math Competition held at Marion Center High School on Tuesday, March 21.  The competition is one of five academic challenges held ann More...

GL students in Region Band

Greater Latrobe senior Jacob Lubic and sophomore Kayla Holsopple recently participated in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Region I State Band at Sharon High School. More...

GL students in Science Olympiad

Greater Latrobe students recently participated in the Science Olympiad Regional Competition at California University of Pennsylvania, including Olivia Galando, Jonah Lotz, Radha Trivedi, Christian Huey and Geonna Sutton. More...

Entertainment

Former ‘Top Model’ contestant among Houston shooting victims

HOUSTON (AP) — One of the four people wounded in a Houston shooting that also left two victims dead was a former contestant on “America’s Next Top Model” and the sister of one of the men who died, according to court records an More...

Spike network to be spiked, rebranded as Paramount in 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Cable television’s Spike network will be transformed into the Paramount network early next year, introducing new series with stars to include Alicia Silverstone and Michael Shannon.  More...

‘Alien: Covenant’ clips are the stuff nightmares are made of

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ridley Scott knows how to scare us. More...

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