May 8, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

State’s budget woes will deepen with aging population

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania state government is facing perhaps its most difficult budget dilemma since the recession, and demographic trends will provide no relief in coming years. More...

O’Barto running for GL school board position

Mike O’Barto has announced his candidacy for the Greater Latrobe School Board.  More...

General News

Grandmother, 72, graduates from Tennessee State University

NASHVILLE, Tenn. More...

Group that skipped on bar bill pays up after online shaming

GREENFIELD, Wis. More...

Woman burned by bible camp heater awarded $1.4 million

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — A woman who was severely burned by a propane heater at a Connecticut bible camp has been awarded $1.4 million in a negligence lawsuit.  More...

Sports

Frontier Club off to perfect 6-0 start in Teener League

Frontier Club stayed perfect following a big victory against Derry Ukes in weekend action of the Latrobe- Derry Area Teener League. Meanwhile, Heat Siphon also posted a win versus Cooperstown Vets, while St. Anthony defeated F.O. More...

Pressure still on Caps, but spotlight on Penguins’ Fleury in Game 6

Three goals in five minutes sparked sing-song chants of “FLEU-RY! FLEU-RY!” and might’ve planted enough of a seed of belief for the Washington Capitals against the Pittsburgh Penguins.  More...

Capitals rally past Penguins in Game 5 to avoid elimination

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was quiet in the Washington Capitals’ locker room during the second intermission as they stared down the prospect of the end of their season and last best chance at a Stanley Cup potentially being 20 minutes away. More...

Lifestyles

FOE, Auxiliary 01188 donate $665 for Latrobe Police K-9 Officer Rocky

Tony Angelo 01188 Aerie and Auxiliary teamed up and presented Latrobe Police Department canine handler Officer Robert Derk and his K-9 partner Rocky with a donation if $665 to help with Rocky's expen More...

St. Vincent freshman wins college’s fifth annual ‘The Voice’ competition

Grace Lingerfelt of Canonsburg, a freshman criminology, law and society major at St. Vincent College, won the hearts of the students and judges for St. Vincent College’s fifth annual “The Voice” competition. More...

‘Free Admission Wednesday Evenings’ begin at museum

Beginning Wednesday, May 3, and continuing through the end of October, admission to The Westmoreland Museum of American Art is free on all Wednesdays from 5 to 7 p.m.  The new “Free Admission Wednesday Evenings” initiative is sponsor More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

No injuries reported in West Newton Road crash   More...

North Apollo man dies in Washington Twp. crash; fifth county fatality in last two weeks

Vehicle accidents in Westmoreland County continue to take their toll as the fifth victim in the last two weeks died Saturday. More...

Presentation to help senior centers prep for violent threats

The Southwest Region of the Pennsylvania Association of Senior Centers (SWPASC) will host a presentation for senior center supervisors in the region’s 16 counties about developing a plan on how to prepare and defend against an active shooter or other More...

Enjoying Free Museum Day Sunday

History buff Ross Sano of Latrobe looks through a book on old car finds in barns around the country while touring the Lincoln Highway Experience Museum on Route 30 in Unity Township on Sunday, May 7, More...

Local & State News

Hikers find remains; unclear if they from missing man, 29

NEW PROVIDENCE, Pa. (AP) — An autopsy is set on human remains found by hikers in a rural area of east-central Pennsylvania.  More...

Tweeted video of arrest leads to internal investigation

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police are promising an internal investigation after a man tweeted video of an officer kneeing and kicking a man in the head during an arrest.  Witness Damian Trott tweeted the 10-second video after the arrest More...

Judicial bids only Pennsylvania-wide contests in May primary

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Races for appellate court seats, the only statewide contests on the ballot in the Pennsylvania primary this month, are often derided as low-information contests, but it doesn’t have to be that way. More...

World News

Israel says Palestinian hunger strike leader ate in secret

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel’s Prison Service released footage on Sunday that it says shows the leader of a mass Palestinian hunger strike breaking his fast, a claim dismissed by the Palestinians as an attempt to undermine the open-ended strike, now More...

Welcome at the White House: Some labor unions over others

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says labor unions have an open door to his White House, but so far, he’s holding the door a little more ajar for some organizations than others.  More...

Dems convinced health bill jeopardizes GOP’s monopoly in DC

ATLANTA (AP) - It’s “Trumpcare” now, and Republicans have to answer for it.  After dozens of symbolic votes, House Republicans finally pushed through a bill to gut Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, with President Donald More...

Health

White House: Republicans to be rewarded for health care vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican Party will be rewarded for doing “what’s right” by voting to overhaul a “failing and collapsing” health care system, a top aide to President Donald Trump asserted as Democrats and at least one outside group began layi More...

Wolf administration’s $26.5M grant to help combat heroin and opioid crisis

Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine recently explained how Pennsylvania Gov. More...

AHN celebrates National Nurses Week May 6-12

Allegheny Health Network (AHN) is marking National Nurses Week, May 6-12, with a series of events aimed at celebrating its more than 4,000 nurses who provide care to patients every day across the organization’s many programs and more than 250 care si More...

Entertainment

‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ blasts off with $145-million debut

NEW YORK (AP) — “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” rocketed to an estimated $145 million debut in North America, kicking off Hollywood’s summer movie season with something the movie business has been craving: a sequel more successful than the original. More...

MTV Awards salute ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ ‘Stranger Things’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Film hit “Beauty and the Beast” and Netflix newcomer “Stranger Things” were the night’s big winners with two trophies apiece as MTV partied with its Movie & TV Awards show. More...

Nicki Minaj pays college costs for Twitter fans

(AP) — Nicki Minaj is putting some fans on scholarship.  After a fan asked the hip-hop star if she would pay his college tuition on Twitter on Saturday night, Minaj agreed to pay fans’ school costs — on the condition that they More...

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