June 6, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Chairs donated

Barnes Place residents enjoy the nine rocking chairs that Dottie Staffen (standing) donated in memory of her father, Harry R. Postles, who had been a resident at the facility before his death at age 92. More...

Lincoln Highway SupperMarket opens Wednesday evening

The Lincoln Highway SupperMarket opens for the season this Wednesday evening.  Every Wednesday in June, July and August from 5 to 8 p.m., the Lincoln Highway SupperMarket is open at the Lincoln Highway Experience museum with a al carte items pre More...

General News

Newspaper: Harvard pulls student offers over online comments

BOSTON (AP) — At least 10 students who were accepted to Harvard University had their admission offers revoked because they made offensive comments online, the university’s student newspaper reported.  More...

Man who beat infant son gets more prison time after boy dies

BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man imprisoned for severely beating his infant son in 2007 has been sentenced to more prison time after the boy died in his sleep years later.  The Columbus Dispatch reports Michael Robinson pleaded guilt More...

Woman reunited with wedding band lost on Maryland beach

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman vacationing in Maryland had only been in Ocean City for a few hours when her diamond wedding band slipped off her finger as she played football with her 7-year-old son.  More...

Editorial

Signs and symptoms of marijuana use

Worldwide, cannabis – also known as weed and marijuana – throws an enormous net that traps more than a hundred million people every year. More...

Bills in the state Legislature would represent body blows to transparency

We have strongly supported the practice of equipping law enforcement officers with body cams. As we maintained before, these cameras provide both accountability and protection for police officers, and can help to build public trust.  More...

Why drones should not be treated as toys

GUEST EDITORIALS

What is a drone? Is it just a new version of the model aircraft that decades of schoolchildren have flown in their backyards and parks with little harm to people or property? More...

Lifestyles

Bethany United Methodist Church to host Flea Market on Friday, Saturday

Kathie Smitley, Linda Gruendling and Pastor Jonathan Fehl announce Bethany United Methodist Church will hold an Indoor Flea Market on Friday, June 9, and Saturday, June 10, at the church. The flea market will be open from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. More...

Unit 515 remembers four during service, elects 2017-18 officers

A memorial service and election of officers highlighted the May meeting of American Legion Auxiliary Thomas B. Anderson Unit 515. More...

Carnegie Science Center to host 21+ Prom Night June 16; tix on sale

Carnegie Science Center’s next no-kids night will give guests a chance to relive their youth and explore some sparkling science. 21+ Prom will be held 6 to 10 p.m. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Van damaged in Latrobe hit-and-run Latrobe police report someone driving on the 200 block of Irving Avenue in Latrobe on Sunday, June 4, struck and damaged a 2006 Dodge Caravan parked in front of a home. Ashville man arrested for suspicion of DUI More...

Derry Borough officials to address MS4 requirements

Stormwater regulations

Derry Borough officials are in the early stages of finding ways to remove sediment from stormwater that flows within the borough.  Borough council members at Monday's work session discussed a recent meeting between council, Gibson- Thomas Engine More...

Where’s Bambi?

Mom stays close to the woods as she brings her fawn out in the open. There seem to be plenty of deer roaming the area so motorists are reminded to be extra alert when driving.   More...

Bill to rein in Pennsylvania pension benefits on fast track

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Latrobe Farmers Market returns today

The annual Latrobe Farmers Market kicked off its 11th season today at Legion- Keener Park in Latrobe as farmers, vendors, caterers and other entrepreneurs will have items for sale from noon to 4 p.m. each Tuesday through Sept. 26. More...

Local & State News

District judge found dead in his eastern Pennsylvania home

WHITEHALL, Pa. More...

Philly police probe slow-mo video of attack on disabled man

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police are investigating the unprovoked sucker-punch attack on a mentally challenged man that was captured on a video shared to Facebook.  More...

Mother, 2 young children found fatally shot in burning home

STRASBURG, Pa. (AP) — A fire chief says a mother and her two young children have been found dead after their central Pennsylvania home was found burning under suspicious circumstances.  More...

World News

Report suggests Russian hackers breached voting software firm

WASHINGTON (AP) - Russian hackers attacked at least one U.S. More...

Climate change raises new risk: Are inland bridges too low?

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A century-old train trestle stands as one of the trophies of Des Moines’ push to spruce up its downtown. More...

White House: Trump won’t seek to block Comey testimony

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump will not assert executive privilege to block fired FBI Director James Comey from testifying on Capitol Hill, the White House said Monday, setting the stage for a dramatic public airing of the former top law en More...

Sports

Chambersburg eliminates Lady ’Cats first round of state softball playoffs

SHIPPENSBURG — In the first round of the PIAA Class 6A softball playoffs, the Greater Latrobe girls’ softball team did something not many teams could manage through the regular season — keep Chambersburg off balance. More...

Yough rallies past Unity Township in Legion play

A late rally allowed Yough to get past visiting Unity Township and survive a late scare for a 6-5 win during an American Legion District 31 game Monday. More...

GL baseball, LV softball teams to open state playoffs

The Greater Latrobe baseball and Ligonier Valley girls’ softball teams are going to try this again. The Wildcats and Lady Rams were rained out Monday in their first try at state tournament play. Now, the two will begin state tournament play today. More...

Entertainment

Apple’s HomePod speaker pumps up the volume on tech rivals

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Apple is hoping a new smart home speaker will strike a chord with music lovers — the latest test of the iPhone maker’s ability to redefine markets originally staked out by its rivals. More...

Underwood puts off birthday present for Preds’ Fisher

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Fisher’s birthday present will have to wait.  More...

Dan Aykroyd slams director over ‘Ghostbusters’ remake costs

(AP) — Dan Aykroyd is criticizing the director of last year’s “Ghostbusters” remake for spending too much money to make the film. The “Ghostbusters” reboot starred Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy and was helmed by “Bridesmaids” director Paul Feig. More...

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