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Ligonier Merchant Penny Wars continues through Friday

Ligonier Merchant Penny Wars, a fundraiser to support the Ligonier Valley School District’s Food 2Go For Kids backpack program, began Monday, April 24, and will continue through Friday, April 28. More...

Unity Twp. man arrested on drug charges, hurts officer with needle

A Unity Township man was arrested on multiple charges over the weekend after he attempted to throw a hypodermic needle out of a car window and accidentally injured a Jeannette police officer in the process.  More...

General News

Large number of condominiums at Trump Tower for sale

CHICAGO (AP) — Trump Tower in Chicago has an unusually large number of condominiums for sale or for rent.  Real estate professionals tell the Chicago Tribune (http://trib.in/2oFJmqy ) that close to 11 percent of the 98- story building's 48 More...

Log truck blows tire, hits guardrail, crashes into a ditch

NEW LIMERICK, Maine (AP) — A Maine log truck has blown a tire, smashed into a guardrail and crashed into a ditch.  State police say it happened Monday on U.S. More...

Shea Moisture hair line company apologizes in ad dust up

(AP) — The black-founded hair product company Shea Moisture apologized Monday under heavy criticism on social media for a video spot featuring white women.  More...

Editorial

A chance for greater independence

Guest Editorial

A new program in Pennsylvania called Achieving a Better Life Experience — or PA ABLE — allows residents with disabilities to save up to $14,000 a year without losing government benefits such as Supplemental Security Income, Social Security Disability More...

Drivers still key factor

GUEST EDITORIAL

Fewer people died in Pennsylvania traffic crashes in 2016 than in any year since record-keeping began in 1928. More...

Opinion: Beer industry on the brink

Commentary

“You’re probably going to get fat.” These were some of the many words of warning handed out by Liquid Mechanics CEO Davin Helden during his talk on what it takes to start a craft brewery in the United States today. More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Seton Hill University to present ‘Dance Spectrum’ April 27 to 30

Seton Hill University’s Theatre and Dance Program will present “Dance Spectrum” April 27 to 30 at the Seton Hill University Performing Arts Center, William Granger Ryan Theatre. More...

SVC lists 5 finalists for 43rd annual President’s Award

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7 St. Vincent senior biology students attend national conference in Tennessee

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Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Woman charged with DUI in Unity Township   State police at Greensburg report at 1:58 a.m. Saturday, April 22, at Route 130 at Marguerite Road, Unity Township, that a 26-year-old woman was charged with DUI.   More...

Latrobe council considers options for safety on Irving Avenue

On the heels of the Latrobe-GLSD Parks and Recreation Commission’s decision to move ahead with plans for a new dek hockey arena on Irving Avenue, Latrobe City Council on Monday night considered ways it might mitigate the impact of the new facility on More...

Hope marches on: Latrobe Relay for Life set June 3-4

If you need a reminder of how much people can accomplish when they band together to support a worthy cause, just look to your local Relay for Life for a prime example. More...

Suspended GS teacher dies days prior to termination hearing

Just days before a scheduled termination hearing, a suspended Greensburg Salem School District teacher died unexpectedly last week at an area hospital. More...

No one hurt when van, truck collide in Latrobe

No one was hurt after a minivan and hauling truck were involved in a minor accident in downtown Latrobe on Monday morning.  More...

Local & State News

Board accepts correctional officer’s resignation

Prison board members unanimously voted to accept the resignation of one of its part-time correctional officers Monday at the board’s regular meeting. More...

4 troopers on desk duty after armed man, 79, shot, killed

STEWARTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Four Pennsylvania state troopers are on administrative duty while internal investigators review the fatal shooting of an armed 79-year-old man who had a history of mental health issues.  More...

Tanker crash closes inbound lanes of busy Pittsburgh highway

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Atanker truck crash has closed the inbound lanes of a major highway into Pittsburgh, creating rush-hour detours for thousands of morning commuters.  The truck crashed into concrete median on Route 28 near Millvale, just o More...

World News

Arkansas executes 2 inmates on the same gurney, hours apart

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Seoul: North Korea holds drill to mark military anniversary

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — South Korea’s military said Tuesday that North Korea held major live-fire drills in an area around its eastern coastal town of Wonsan as it marked the anniversary of the founding of its military.  More...

Tough court on immigration serves as model for Trump plans

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — One by one, the Mexican men stood in the jury box, shackles rattling as they fidgeted slightly and pleaded guilty to crossing the U.S. border illegally.  More...

Sports

GL drops girls’ lacrosse section game to Shady Side Academy

The Greater Latrobe girls’ lacrosse team suffered a 12-3 defeat against visiting Shady Side Academy during a WPIAL Section 2-AAA contest Monday at GL’s Rossi Field.  More...

Norwin hands Lady ’Cats fourth straight defeat in girls’ softball

A big third inning allowed host Norwin to defeat the Greater Latrobe girls’ softball team, 4-2, during a WPIAL Class 6A Section 2 game Monday.  The loss was the fourth straight for Greater Latrobe, and the second consecutive in the section More...

Knoch rallies past Trojans for section baseball victory

Derry Area struck early, but couldn’t sustain the momentum, as Knoch rallied for a 5-1 victory against the visiting Trojans during a WPIAL Section 1-AAAA game Monday. More...

Entertainment

Amid wall-to-wall blockbusters, sands of summer are shifting

NEW YORK (AP) — Does the summer movie season still exist? More...

Ex-Fox News guest: Sean Hannity made ‘uncomfortable’ advances

A former Fox News guest says Sean Hannity made her feel "uncomfortable" by repeatedly asking her to his hotel while on assignment more than a decade ago, and said she stopped appearing on the host's show soon after refusing to meet him. More...

Lawsuit claims ex-Fox News host was harassed online by Fox

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros said in a lawsuit Monday she believes network operatives used bogus social media accounts to torture her after she complained about sexual harassment.  She also said she believes someone More...

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