April 4, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

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This 100-foot oak tree and others had to come down to clear the Old Athletic Field site on Lincoln Avenue for the construction of the new Latrobe Elementary School. More...

Unity man gets probation after pleading guilty to deceptive practices

A Unity Township man pleaded guilty last week to charges of deceptive business practices and theft by failure to make required disposition of funds received after clients of his Allegheny County auction house accused him of taking items to be auction More...

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General News

Tumbling car sales drag down US auto market in March

DETROIT (AP) — Passenger car sales plummeted again in March, dragging U.S. auto sales to their third straight monthly decline, a strong indication that years of sales growth have come to an end. More...

The top-selling new cars and trucks in the US in March

Automakers released March U.S. sales of new cars and trucks on Monday. Here are the top selling vehicles, the total sold and the percent change from last March.   More...

College student dies after choking at pancake-eating contest

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A college student whose father was killed in the Sept. 11 attacks has died after choking during a pancake-eating contest.  More...

Editorial

Society’s burdens of drugs and alcohol

Commentary

Illicit drug use, prescription drug misuse and excessive alcohol use are topics society seems to try to keep hidden. When you get together with your friends, it’s not normally what you talk about. You may not hear about it in Sunday sermons. More...

Meals on Wheels at risk

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In the wake of President Donald Trump's push to “Make America Great Again,” I wonder if he’s really concerned about some people who may be in dire straits. Like those poor souls who depend on Meals on Wheels (MOW). More...

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Sports

Trojans edge Knoch on walk-off balk to win season-opener, 3-2

Derry Area’s baseball opener was worth the wait.  The Trojans, rained out during the season’s first week, finally saw the field Monday against visiting Knoch in WPIAL Class 4A-Section 1 action. More...

GL baseball rolls past Woodland Hills, 10-1

Greater Latrobe’s baseball team opened WPIAL Class 5A-Section 3 play on a high note Monday, scoring early and often en route to a 10-1 victory over host Woodland Hills.  More...

Rams fall to Homer-Center, 6-3

Homer-Center used three first-inning runs to help double up visiting Ligonier Valley, 6-3, in District 6 Heritage Conference baseball action on Monday.  The Wildcats opened a 5-0 lead before the Rams scored twice in the bottom of the third. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

West Newton woman injured in Hempfield Twp. crash   More...

Workforce development, Career Pathways discussed at GLSD

Greater Latrobe School District’s efforts to prepare students for success in the working world after graduation were the topic of conversation during an event at the Center for Student Creativity Monday morning. More...

Latrobe men arrested after allegedly stealing teen’s sneakers

Two Latrobe men, one of whom had just been released from Westmoreland County Prison days prior, were jailed Monday after allegedly stealing a 15-year-old boy’s sneakers.  More...

Pennsylvania House GOP plan doubles down on spending cuts

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — House Republicans on Monday unveiled a $31.5 billion no-new taxes budget proposal for Pennsylvania government that would add politically touchy cutbacks to a relatively austere plan floated by Democratic Gov. More...

Derry discusses street sweeper options

Derry Borough Council discussed the borough’s options regarding street sweeper service at Monday’s work session.  Councilman Al Checca said the borough’s 1960s model sweeper would cost $4,000 to fix. More...

Latrobe Lions Club youth talent show set April 21

The Latrobe Lions Club annual youth talent show will be held at 7 p.m. April 21 at Latrobe Elementary School.  Greater Latrobe and Derry Area students in grades one through 12 (under age 18) are eligible to perform at the show. More...

Local & State News

Pittsburgh council taking step to resurrect mounted police

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh City Council was expected to take the first step in the city’s efforts to resurrect mounted police.  The measure to be introduced Tuesday would reopen a trust fund for the unit.  More...

5 of 14 state-owned universities warned of possible cuts

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Pennsylvania man charged with raping same woman twice

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World News

St. Petersburg subway bomber identified as Kyrgyz-born man

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) - St. Petersburg residents on Tuesday laid flowers outside the city’s subway where a bomb blast a day earlier killed at least 14 people and wounded dozens. More...

Senate begins debate on Gorsuch, headed for showdown

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats have secured the votes to block President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee under current rules, putting the Senate on a partisan collision course over confirming Neil Gorsuch to a lifetime appointment that could More...

What is the Senate’s ‘nuclear option’?

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate is poised to “go nuclear.”  Republicans and Democrats are on a collision course over Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: The Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) was founded in April 1986 when residents of Bloomington, Indiana, rallied around a toddler who needed a life-saving liver transplant. More...

Lifestyles

IUP fraternity marking 3rd annual Autism Awareness Week at IUP

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s national co-ed honor fraternity, Phi Sigma Pi, has planned several events for the third annual Autism Awareness Week at the Indiana campus. April is National Autism Awareness Month. More...

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St. Vincent professor publishes article More...

Church news

Heritage UMC Holy Week   • There will be a Community Palm Sunday Easter Cantata 3 p.m. April 9 at Heritage United Methodist Church on the Diamond in Ligonier. More...

Entertainment

Bill O’Reilly, ex-Fox chief hit with more sexual allegations

NEW YORK (AP) — A Fox News contributor came forward to level more sexual harassment allegations against deposed chief executive Roger Ailes on Monday, two days after it was revealed the network’s most popular on-air personality, Bill O&rs More...

John Cena played coy on WrestleMania proposal plans

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — John Cena says only one other person knew about his plan to pop the question to fellow WWE wrestler Nikki Bella at Sunday night’s WrestleMania.  More...

Peabody Awards ceremony to air June 2 on both PBS and Fusion

NEW YORK (AP) — The Peabody Awards says it has partnered with PBS and the Fusion network for a special TV broadcast of the 76th Annual Peabody Awards Ceremony.  More...

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