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Case against Mount Pleasant Twp. couple continued

A Mount Pleasant Township couple facing charges that they stole thousands from a local athletic association will have a couple more months to accept a plea arrangement offered by prosecutors after a judge continued the matter until August.  More...

State police seek Indiana County assault suspect

Pennsylvania State Police at Indiana are seeking the public’s help in locating a suspect accused of brandishing a knife and threatening and injuring a woman in Indiana County Thursday night.  More...

General News

School: Student dies as a result of ‘choking game’

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A child in a New Jersey school has died as a result of the “choking game,” where kids seek to achieve euphoria by briefly stopping oxygen from reaching the brain, a school superintendent says.  More...

Man loses 2nd son to gun violence in just over 3 years

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For the second time in a little more than three years, Dwayne Hitchens Sr. must bury a son who was shot multiple times. His younger son was killed in 2014 and his older son on Monday. More...

Salem congressman responds to Trump’s ‘witch hunt’ tweet

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts congressman is taking issue with Republican President Donald Trump’s claim he’s the target of the “single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history.”  That’s because More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

Considering our tourism promotion paradox

Over the past 15 years, tourism promotion within the Alleghenies has been a paradox: Much has changed, yet little has changed.  More...

Bulletin Board

On this Armed Forces Day, veterans organizations and other organizers of the 2017 Memorial Day observances are reminded I need all Memorial Day weekend programs and other details by Wednesday, May 24, so that I can include the information in my pre-M More...

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Campus Corner

St. Vincent chemistry graduate awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Kathrine E. Curtin of Latrobe, who earned a bachelor of science degree with high honor in chemistry with a minor in biology as a college scholar of the honors program at St. More...

Shen Yun thrilled sold-out crowd in Pittsburgh

If seeing Shen Yun isn't on your to-do list, it should be. More...

Westminster College celebrates commencement ceremonies May 13

Nearly 300 students earned bachelor and graduate degrees Saturday, May 13, during Westminster College’s 163rd commencement ceremonies, the New Wilmington campus reported Thursday.  The four area graduates, their majors, parents and high sc More...

Breaking News - 5/21/2017 8:21 PM

Penguins one win from returning to Stanley Cup Final after 7-0 rout of Senators  Free Access 

Pittsburgh’s 7-0 rout of the Ottawa Senators during Game 5 of their Eastern Conference Final Sunday at PPG Paints Arena has the Penguins one win from returning to the Stanley Cup Final to defend their championship. More...

Nonprofits featured on etched glassware at Country Market

New this season at Ligonier Country Market will be collectible etched glassware featuring the logos or designs of local nonprofit organizations.  The market, scheduled to open today, May 20, is located at the Loyalhanna Watershed Farm near the i More...

SAMA announces Bedford expansion

The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art is moving into a fifth market. The museum has officially announced plans to open the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Bedford. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, MAY 22   10 a.m., Westmoreland County Prison Board, courthouse  6:30 p.m., Latrobe City Council, agenda prep, City Hall  TUESDAY, MAY 23  10 a.m., Westmoreland County Commissioners, agenda prep, courthouse  More...

Sergeant accused of stealing from department waives hearing

ROARING SPRING, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania police sergeant who is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from his department to feed a gambling habit has waived his right to a preliminary hearing.  More...

Republican mayoral candidate arrested on election night

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — The Republican mayoral candidate in a central Pennsylvania borough has been jailed following his election night arrest on charges he tried to break into one of his rental properties during a dispute with a tenant.  More...

World News

How did a drug bust in Bali become an Australian obsession?

SYDNEY (AP) - She has riveted Australia for more than a decade, the everyday Aussie beach girl who somehow sparked diplomatic rows, furious protests and a media bonanza on par with America’s O.J. Simpson trial. More...

In New Orleans, Confederate monuments are gone — Lee last

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - They were among the city’s oldest landmarks, as cemented to the landscape of New Orleans as the Superdome and St. Louis Cathedral: a stone obelisk heralding white supremacy and three statues of Confederate stalwarts.  More...

Iranians turn out in large numbers for closely watched vote

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Millions of Iranians voted late into the night Friday to decide whether incumbent President Hassan Rouhani deserves another four years in office after securing a landmark nuclear deal, or if the sluggish economy demands a new hard More...

Letters to the Editor

Letter to Editor

To the Editor:   Wow! Have you seen the intersection of routes 30 and 981 lately?  What a mess!  Someone made an attempt to cut the grass, but never bothered to trim around the political signs or pick up the clippings. More...

Sports

Wildcats begin pursuit of WPIAL baseball title in quarterfinal-round matchup vs. Montour

The Greater Latrobe baseball team has waited four years for this moment. The Wildcats are in the upper echelon of their classification. But the Wildcats don’t simply want to be in the upper echelon. They want to be at the top. More...

Lady Rams ride 11-game win streak into district playoffs

Host Cambria Heights in quarterfinal-round matchup

Mark Zimmerman doesn’t get caught up in the seedings for the District 6 Class AAA girls’ softball playoffs.  And there’s a reason for that.  The Ligonier Valley head coach can’t do anything about it...at least until More...

It’s a coverup

Coaches from Ray’s cover the pitching mound during a weather delay after the first half inning of Friday night’s Latrobe-Derry Area Teener League game at Rosa-Oglietti Park. More...

Entertainment

Movie review: In ‘Alien: Covenant,’ a return to gut-busting horror

Ah, the siren song of John Denver. Who among us can resist it? More...

Movie review: ‘Wimpy Kid 4’ a long, gross haul

Poor Alicia Silverstone and Tom Everett Scott.  More...

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