June 15, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Dog hit by train is recovering

Kimberly Rose got the call from Blairsville Police Officer David Romagnoli around 12:30 a.m. last Thursday, June 8. There was an injured dog along the railroad tracks near the police station, he told her. “He knows that I do rescue,” she said. More...

General News

UPS gunman who killed 3 had filed OT grievances

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A United Parcel Service driver who opened fire during a meeting with co-workers had filed a grievance that he was working excessive overtime and appeared to specifically go after the three drivers he killed before fatally shootin More...

Derry Area kicking off summer vacation with a picnic

Puttin’ on the Ritz! More...

A cake mistake: Florida baker says new pans ruined desserts

TAMPA, Fla. More...

Editorial

In the genes?

Off The Wall

A week or so ago, I was walking to my favorite hardware store when I noticed a train heading west at a good clip. More...

Political Cartoon

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Transparency under threat

A new danger to open government is under consideration in the state Senate.  The Local Government Committee has taken up a bill introduced by Sen. John Eichelberger, a Blair County Republican, to establish a statewide public notice website. More...

Lifestyles

FOE Aerie 01188 Ritual Team to compete next month in Michigan

On Saturday, June 10, at the Doubletree Hotel in Greentree, the Ritual Team from Tony Angelo Aerie 01188 Fraternal Order of Eagles in Latrobe prepared to compete at the International Competition to b More...

Unity woman installed Pa. auxiliary president

Bethann Howell of Unity Township was installed as the Pennsylvania state madam president of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies’ Auxiliary on Saturday, June 10, at the Doubletree Hotel in Greentree.  More...

Church news

Latrobe UPC changes  Latrobe United Presbyterian Church Pastor Don Graff this week announced the Sunday worship time has changed to 10 a.m. (an hour earlier than usual), and Sunday School is recessed until September. * * *  St. More...

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New Alexandria pavilion project moving along thanks to Lions Club

After months of preparation, plans for the soon-to-be built community pavilion in New Alexandria are taking shape.  More...

Miss 4th of July contestants

Miss 4th of July Pageant contestants who will be vying for the title of queen at 6 p.m. More...

Walk your way Saturday to Ligonier Country Market bucks

Walkers and runners can get their exercise while enjoying Ligonier Country Market on Saturday, June 17, in its first $5 for 5K event.  The event is being held to mark the market’s fifth week of the season, and in celebration of its reachin More...

Local & State News

Three friars asking judge to dismiss predator oversight charges

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Three Franciscan friars have asked a judge to dismiss charges that they didn’t properly supervise a suspected sexual predator accused of molesting more than 100 children, most at a Pennsylvania high school.  More...

Plan abandoned to build casino near Gettysburg

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania businessman says he is abandoning his latest attempt to build a harness racing track and casino near Gettysburg, the site of the 1863 battle that turned the tide of the American Civil War.  More...

More flight delays, cancellations for US airlines in April

WASHINGTON (AP) — Canceled and delayed flights rose in April on the nation’s leading airlines, and so did consumer complaints, according to figures released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Transportation.  More...

World News

Reports say Mueller probe now examining possible obstruction

WASHINGTON (AP) — The special counsel appointed to investigate Russian influence in the 2016 presidential campaign is now examining whether President Donald Trump tried to obstruct justice, it has been reported.  More...

Congress seeks normalcy, heads back to work after shooting

ALEXANDRIA, Va. More...

Attack on lawmakers stirs memories of Giffords shooting

PHOENIX (AP) - When Ron Barber saw the news that a gunman opened fire on Republican lawmakers practicing for a baseball game, he immediately was taken back to when he was yelling his wife’s name and phone number while lying on a gurney. More...

Sports

Wildcats to face Whitehall for state baseball title

Greater Latrobe’s baseball team is one win away from the perfect ending.  The Wildcats will take on District 11 champion Whitehall in the PIAA Class 5A state championship game at 5:30 p.m. More...

Mount Pleasant upends Unity Township in Legion play, 6-1

Mount Pleasant used a three-run second inning Wednesday to gain some breathing room on its way to a 6-1 victory over host Unity Township in District 31 American Legion action at Whitney Field.  Mount Pleasant, which improved to 3-1 overall, foll More...

Inaugural Steelers charity walk at SVC July 29

The Pittsburgh Steelers will hold the inaugural Steelers Charity Walk to benefit The Chuck Noll Foundation for Brain Injury Research at St. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Derry woman arrested for suspicion of DUI   More...

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