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Wolf signs Real ID law, expects new licenses in 2019

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. More...

Vigil, prayer service for opioid addiction problem

Latrobe Police Chief James Bumar on Monday issued a reminder about an upcoming Community Interfaith Candlelight Vigil and Prayer Service intended to address the opioid addiction problem.  The event is slated to begin at 6 p.m. More...

General News

Stable gas prices expected to boost Memorial Day road trips

(AP) — Stable gasoline prices are expected to fuel a slight increase in long trips this Memorial Day weekend.  The AAA auto club predicts that 39 million Americans will make a trip of at least 50 miles this weekend, up 2.7 percent from the More...

Trump’s budget dismays families hit by drug addiction crisis

NEW YORK (AP) — He slept next to his son’s ashes most nights back when Kraig Moss first met Donald Trump.  In a hall packed with Iowa voters, the presidential candidate looked the middle-aged truck driver visiting from upstate New Yo More...

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

G7 leaders pressure tech firms on removing terror propaganda   More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

Make National Trail Day your day

Some are rocky and rooted; the kind that required the development of sturdy, rubbersoled footwear and four-inch-wide mountain bike tires. More...

Bulletin Board

Latrobe Center for Active Adults will host the Latrobe Area Historical Society 10:30 a.m. More...

Rediscovering America: A Quiz on Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a national holiday that honors the men and women of the armed forces who sacrificed their lives while serving our country.  Freed slaves may have staged the first Memorial Day in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1865. More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Bloomsburg University dean’s list   Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Thursday released all the names of students who attained the dean’s list for the spring semester of the 2016-17 academic year.  More...

St. James, Ligonier, awards Education Scholarship

Patsy Kennedy (member of the scholarship committee) and Pastor Paul Poerschke of St. More...

KitchenWise

Picnic-Size Southwestern Zucchini Quiches snap to make

EDITOR’S NOTE: KitchenWise is a weekly column that uses delicious recipes to teach basic cooking skills. More...

Latrobe’s historic Potthoff building to be transformed with facelift

The iconic Potthoff building, 908 Ligonier St., Latrobe, currently is the subject of a little spring cleaning which started Tuesday, May 23, as the Latrobe Community Revitalization Program (LCRP) has teamed up with the property’s owner, Jeffrey More...

Traffic pattern changes to begin on portion of Route 981 next week

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 12 advises motorists that next week lanes will be shifted just south of the Kennametal Inc. More...

Miracle pony event rescheduled for June 4

Paws Across Pittsburgh (PAP)’s meet and greet event for Whiskey the Miracle Pony has been rescheduled for noon to 5 p.m. June 4, at Canterbrook Stables & Equestrian Center, 115 Terrier Lane, Greensburg. More...

Memorial Day events Saturday, Sunday, Monday

Memorial Day is the day set aside to honor America’s war dead, those who paid the ultimate price for our freedoms while in service to our country.  More...

Local & State News

Jared Martin, who played Dusty Farlow on ‘Dallas,’ dies at 75

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jared Martin, who played a cowboy and was a fan favorite on the 1980s soap opera “Dallas,” has died. More...

Circle That Date

WEDNESDAY, MAY 31  4 p.m., Ligonier Township Municipal Authority, agenda prep, municipal building  5:30 p.m., Derry Township Municipal Authority, authority office   More...

Painting of Tamir Rice shooting withdrawn from festival

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The artist of a painting depicting the fatal shooting of Tamir Rice has withdrawn the piece from a Pittsburgh arts festival after an outcry that the white artist was exploiting black pain.  More...

World News

At least 28 killed in ambush attack on Christians in Egypt

CAIRO (AP) - Masked gunmen ambushed a bus carrying Coptic Christians to a monastery south of Cairo on Friday, killing at least 28 people, and Egypt responded by launching airstrikes against what it said were militant training bases in Libya.  More...

Melania Trump wears $51K Dolce & Gabbana jacket in Sicily

TAORMINA, Italy (AP) - Melania Trump’s first outing in the Sicilian sunshine was in a colorful floral applique jacket by Dolce & Gabbana that sells for $51,000, or several thousand dollars below the median U.S. income in 2015. More...

Trump ‘evolving’ on climate action, pressured by Europeans

TAORMINA, Italy (AP) - Forceful face-to-face talks this week with fellow world leaders left President Donald Trump “more knowledgeable” and with “evolving” views about the global climate accord he’s threatened to abandon More...

Sports

Lady Rams knock off top seed to reach District 6 Class AAA softball title game

Win over Martinsburg Central also puts LV in state playoffs

MARTINSBURG — Ligonier Valley is headed to the District 6 Class AAA softball championship.  The Lady Rams rode the pitching of Janie Garver and the base-running of Rachel Caldwell to a 1-0 semifinal upset victory over top-seeded Martinsbur More...

DA’s Broadway, Baum stand out on first day of state track, field meet

Derry Area athletes met seed expectations on the first day of the state track and field meet.  Now, the Trojans are looking forward to the last race of the season.  More...

Sacrificing for the team

Kameron Stevens of St. More...

Entertainment

Movie review: Fifth ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ flick fights bloat

The opening scene of the new "Pirates of the Caribbean" is a fitting metaphor for where we stand in this long franchise: A creaky old galleon is unceremoniously yanked up from the ocean depths and the only things aboard are cranky old ghosts.  More...

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