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Very Special Prom held Saturday at St. Mary’s Dome

Nicole Wagner and Kayla Lovis (above) had a blast at A Very Special Prom Saturday at St. Mary’s Dome near Latrobe. More...

General News

Bullet grazed girl’s head during birthday party sleepover

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say a 12-year-old girl is recovering after being grazed in the head by a bullet during a sleepover for a friend’s birthday.  More...

Vermont chocolatier sends residents on golden ticket hunt

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. More...

US soldier killed in Iraq during a patrol outside Mosul

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says an American soldier has died in Iraq after an improvised explosive device detonated during a patrol outside Mosul. Officials say the 1st lieutenant with the 82nd Airborne Division, 25-year-old Weston C. More...

Sports

Trojans check off WCCA track Class AA team title

Wildcats finish fourth in AAA

Section title. Check. Team championship in the Westmoreland County Coaches Association Track and Field Meet. Check. The Derry Area boys’ track and field team continues to check off things on its to-do list. More...

Lady ‘Cats win three events, take third at WCCA meet

Greater Latrobe track and field coach Andy Wnek arrived at Latrobe’s Memorial Stadium before 6 a.m. for Saturday’s annual Westmoreland County Coaches Association Track and Field meet. About 12 hours later he was still happy and smiling. More...

Plenty of offense in weekend L-DA Teener League games

Offense was the name of the game in this past weekend’s Latrobe-Derry Area Teener League baseball action.  All three games, each played Sunday, saw the winning team bring across at least nine runs. More...

Lifestyles

Latrobe Area Hospital Aid Society 2017-19 officers installed

Myra Mamo, outgoing president of Latrobe Area Hospital Aid Society, installs new officers for the 2017-19 term: Susannah Calvo, president; Nancy McKinnon, president-elect; Suzanne Miller, secretary; More...

Pitt-Greensburg 21st annual Children’s Literature Conference May 5

The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg will hold its 21st annual Children’s Literature Conference on Friday, May 5.  More...

Latrobe Unit 515 issues April update, plans Poppy Days program for veterans

The April meeting of the American Legion Auxiliary Thomas B. More...

Deadline nears for absentee ballot applicants

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Officials are urging Pennsylvania voters who want an absentee ballot for the primary election not to wait until the last minute. More...

Man pinned under truck flown to hospital

A man who was freed after being pinned under a truck he had been working on in Fairfield Township was flown to a Johnstown area hospital with multiple injuries Sunday.  The man was reportedly working underneath a box truck around 9:20 a.m. More...

Nonbelievers’ challenge to House prayers allowed to proceed

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge in Pennsylvania has kept alive a lawsuit by nonbelievers who want to be allowed to give invocations at the start of state House sessions. More...

Local & State News

Pa. Tax Amnesty Program underway until June 19

The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue recently announced the launch of a Tax Amnesty program. Eligible individuals and businesses can apply now through June 19 to pay past-due state taxes and have all penalties and half of the interest waived. More...

Official: 2 men apparently lying on train tracks struck

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities in western Pennsylvania say two men apparently lying on train tracks were struck by a train and critically injured on Pittsburgh’s North Side.  Public safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler said emergency crews More...

Court says man cleared in luring case can sue police officer

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit against a Pennsylvania police officer filed by a man who was cleared of charges that he tried to lure a teen girl into his car.  More...

World News

Pope Francis repeats refugee ‘concentration camps’ remarks

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis repeated on Saturday that some migrant holding centers in Europe amount to “concentration camps,” even after Jewish groups urged him to stop using the loaded term.  More...

North Korea missile fears in Japan: ‘Whatever will be, will be’

FUSSA, Japan (AP) - Residents living near U.S. More...

Official: Deaths reported, dozens hospitalized after tornado

CANTON, Texas (AP) - Fatalities have been reported and dozens of people were taken to hospitals after a tornado hit a small city in East Texas, authorities said.  More...

Health

Diners may have to wait longer for restaurant calorie counts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers hoping to find out how many calories are in that burger and fries may have to wait — again. More...

State provides update on Medical Marijuana Program in Pa.

Secretary of Health Dr. More...

Blood test offers hope for better lung cancer treatment

BOSTON (AP) — Researchers have taken an important step toward better lung cancer treatment by using blood tests to track genetic changes in tumors as they progress from their very earliest stages. More...

Entertainment

Globalism reigns at box office, while ‘Furious’ passes $1 billion

NEW YORK (AP) — A South India sensation, a Hispanic focused comedy and the highest grossing film ever directed by an African American made up the top three films in North America on a culturally diverse box office weekend.  More...

Ellen DeGeneres, Steve Harvey among top Daytime Emmy winners

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” won the Daytime Emmy Award for best entertainment talk show, 20 years to the day that her character came out as gay on the sitcom “Ellen.”  DeGeneres’ talk show wa More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe woman charged with public drunkenness   More...

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