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DAwon’t use jail informant in cookout ambush shooting trial

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The district attorney won’t use testimony from a jailhouse informant when two men are tried on charges they ambushed a Pennsylvania cookout, killing five adults and an unborn child.  More...

Angry man releases about 100 bed bugs at Maine city office

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A municipal office building in Maine has reopened after officials say a disgruntled man slammed a cup full of bedbugs on the counter, releasing about 100 of the pests.  Augusta officials told that Kennebec Journal tha More...

Bedbugs removed from 4 South Carolina fire stations

CHARLESTON, S.C. More...

Sports

‘Cardiac ‘Cats’ do it again, this time against Manheim Central in first round of PIAA playoffs

Rally from three runs down in final inning, face West Allegheny in state quarterfinals

INDIANA — The Cardiac ‘Cats were at it again.  You could say that they’ve made it a little stressful on their head coach. But as long as his team keeps winning, Matt Basciano won’t care.  More...

Ellwood City eliminates Lady Rams in first round of state playoffs

ALLISON PARK — The Ligonier Valley girls’ softball team upset top-seeded Martinsburg Central during the semifinals of the District 6 Class 3A playoffs.  And then the Lady Rams’ bats went cold at the most inopportune time.  More...

Pens head home upbeat despite dropping two Stanley Cup games in Nashville

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The goals that came so easily to the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first two games of the Stanley Cup Final — the ones that arrived in bunches and seemed to signal an emphatic end to Pekka Rinne’s spectacular play More...

Lifestyles

Latrobe Area AARP outlines activities

The next Latrobe Area AARP meeting is slated for 1 p.m. Monday, June 19, at the American Legion Post 515, 1811 Ligonier St., Latrobe. More...

Grove City College issues dean’s list

The following students were named to the dean’s list for the spring 2017 semester at Grove City College, according to GCC’s announcement Tuesday:  DEAN’S LIST WITH  HIGH DISTINCTION  More...

Church news

Latrobe VBS June 12-16   More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Three to be charged in Walmart scam attempts   More...

Popular St. Emma flea market opens Thursday

The annual flea market at St. Emma Monastery in Hempfield Township opens Thursday with an early bird special and closes Saturday with a bag sale and then many of the items for free after 3 p.m. It’s bigger this year than ever before. More...

Mobile home park residents ask DT supervisors for help

Fire departments get donations

A group of township residents who say they have been living in dreadful conditions came to the Derry Township supervisors meeting Tuesday seeking help and support.  More...

GL clears first PIAA hurdle

The Greater Latrobe baseball team celebrates after another walk-off victory, the Wildcats’ third in four playoff games, against Manheim Central during a first-round game in the PIAA Class 5A ba More...

Local & State News

Woman bought gun before she, two kids found shot amid fire

STRASBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania mother bought a firearm the day before she and her two young children were found shot to death in their burning home, authorities said Tuesday.  More...

Mom sentenced after allowing daughter to drink vodka

ALLENTOWN, Pa. More...

Man convicted of sexually assaulting 6 underage sisters

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. More...

World News

Spicer won’t say whether Trump has confidence in Sessions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top White House spokesman Sean Spicer won’t say whether the president has confidence in Attorney General Jeff Sessions. More...

DeVos hedges on banning discrimination against LGBT students

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says that schools receiving federal money should follow federal law, but she would not commit to banning discrimination against LGBT students. More...

Fear of deportation drives people off food stamps in US

NEW YORK (AP) - A crackdown on illegal immigration under President Donald Trump has driven some poor people to take a drastic step: opt out of federal food assistance because they are fearful of deportation, activists and immigrants say. More...

Education

GL takes third in Westmoreland Conservation District’s Annual Envirothon

Greater Latrobe Senior High School Team 2 recently took third place on April 24 in the Westmoreland Conservation District’s Annual Envirothon, an academic competition in which students test their knowledge of the natural world. More...

Derry Lions Club honors Students of Month

Derry Lions Club recognized Rachel Shoup, Gary M. Gray and Allison Brownlee as Students of the Month at its April meeting. Shoup, a senior at Ligonier Valley High School, is the daughter of Connie and Terry Shoup of Seward. More...

DA Infant Storytime

Derry Area School District hosted Infant Storytime on April 25, at Caldwell Memorial Library. Infant Storytime was themed around music. More...

Entertainment

Al Pacino to star as Penn State’s Joe Paterno in HBO biopic

NEWYORK (AP) — Al Pacino will star as late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno in an upcoming HBO biopic directed by Barry Levinson.  More...

John Stamos, Beach Boys to headline July 4 concert in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — Actor John Stamos will host the annual July Fourth concert outside the U.S. Capitol — and pull double duty as the drummer for the Beach Boys.  Organizers of the concert announced the lineup Tuesday. More...

Yiannopoulos fan files lawsuit against Berkeley

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A fan of right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos has filed a lawsuit against the regents of the University of California, the mayor of Berkeley and a slew of others over alleged civil rights and First Amendment violations. More...

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