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Miss 4th of July Pageant scheduled for Sunday

Nine young women will be competing for the title of Latrobe’s Miss 4th of July when the annual pageant takes place this Sunday, June 18, at 6 p.m. in the Greater Latrobe Senior High School auditorium.  More...

General News

Director John Avildsen dies; won Oscar for ‘Rocky’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — John G. Avildsen, who directed “Rocky” and “The Karate Kid,” the hugely successful underdog fables that went on to become Hollywood franchises, has died at age 81. More...

Man dies in Niagara Falls after surviving 2003 plunge

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — A man who survived a plunge over Niagara Falls without protection in 2003 has died after he went over again, this time inside an inflatable ball. Police tell the Syracuse Post-Standard the body of 53-year-old Kirk R. More...

GOP, Dem governors call for changes in House health bill

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A group of Republican and Democratic governors are echoing President Donald Trump’s criticism of a House GOP health care bill, saying it threatens coverage for the most vulnerable. More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

Try some Alleghenies history served warm

When thinking about our history within the Allegheny Mountains, one thing that always strikes me is how hard life was back then.  The original residents literally had to scratch their survival from the landscape. More...

Bulletin Board

Congratulations to the Greater Latrobe baseball team on winning the state championship Thursday evening in University Park!  * * *  Fellow Latrobe High School alumnus Art Dira writes:  “Louise, Sunday afternoon (June 11) I attend More...

Political Cartoon

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Lifestyles

Engagement

Meloy / Wilber

Philip and Eve Meloy of Derry Township announce the engagement of their daughter, Chelsea Marie Meloy, to Stephen Michael Wilber, son of Mike and Cindy Wilber of Bradford.  Chelsea, a graduate of Clarion University, is a first-grade teacher for More...

AAA tells drivers: Take these precautions

This summer, AAA expects to rescue 7 million drivers across America, with the majority facing battery, lock and tire-related issues.  Since a recent AAA survey revealed three-quarters of family travelers plan to travel by car to their favorite v More...

Campus Corner

University of Dayton graduate   Mikayla Baker of Ligonier is among the nearly 1,400 undergraduates receiving bachelor’s degrees from the University of Dayton during the spring 2017 commencement ceremony, the Dayton, Ohio, campus reported T More...

4th Parade route change announced

Because of the ongoing reconstruction of the Lloyd Avenue Bridge in downtown Latrobe, Mayor Rosie Wolford announced that PennDOT officials are requiring the route of the annual Latrobe 4th of July Parade be changed.  More...

Dads Matter program supports parenting roles

About 150 family members — mostly dads and their kids — attended a picnic Wednesday at the Private Industry Council Westmoreland/Fayette, Inc. (PIC) on Donohoe Road in Hempfield Township. More...

PennDOT: Route 982 bridge construction postponed

Construction for the Route 982 (Latrobe Street) bridge, which spans Ninemile Run near Baggaley in Unity Township has been postponed until further notice.  It was previously scheduled to begin during the week of May 22 as part of the Pennsylvania More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, JUNE 19   10 a.m., Westmoreland County Prison Board, prison  TUESDAY, JUNE 20  10 a.m., Westmoreland County Commissioners, agenda prep, courthouse  5:30 p.m., Latrobe Municipal Authority, authority office  More...

State police recount challenges in ’14 hunt for sniper Frein

HAWLEY, Pa. (AP) — The state police supervisor who ran the successful 2014 manhunt for a sniper later convicted of killing one Pennsylvania trooper and wounding another is outlining some of the search’s challenges.  More...

University changes team name from Crusaders to Golden Wolves

READING, Pa. More...

World News

Trump acknowledges for first time he’s under investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump acknowledged for the first time Friday that he is under federal investigation as part of the expanding probe into Russia’s election meddling. More...

7 US Navy crew reported missing after collision off Japan

TOKYO (AP) - Seven Navy sailors are missing and one was injured after a U.S. More...

Trump thrusts US, Cuba back toward hostile relations

MIAMI (AP) - Pressing “pause” on a historic detente, President Donald Trump thrust the U.S. and Cuba back on a path toward open hostility Friday with a blistering denunciation of the island’s communist government. More...

Sports

Unconventional celebration closes unbelievable run for state champion Wildcats

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Greater Latrobe baseball team had a feeling heavy rains might force the early cancellation of Thursday’s PIAA Class 5A state championship game at Penn State University’s Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.  More...

Rizzo, Cubs rally for six runs in ninth inning, beat Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Anthony Rizzo almost led off his third straight game with a homer, losing his bid after a replay review, before helping key a six-run rally in the ninth inning that sent the Chicago Cubs over the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-5 Friday More...

Rio de Janeiro Olympics cost $13.1 billion

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — An analysis by The Associated Press shows that the cost of putting on last year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics was $13.1 billion, paid for with a mix of public and private money.  More...

Entertainment

Movie review: ‘Cars 3’ steers a welcome if imperfect gender shift

NEW YORK (AP) — Three films in, it's time to ask some hard questions about the world of "Cars."  What are their interiors like? Brains and a heart or plush leather seating and cup holders? Do they pay life or car insurance? More...

From bleeps of ‘Pong’ and ‘Mario,’ game music comes of age

PARIS (AP) — The electronic bleeps and squawks of “Tetris,” “Donkey Kong” and other generation-shaping games that you may never have thought of as musical are increasingly likely to be playing at a philharmonic concert h More...

Movie review: A questionable murder derails ‘Rough Night’ fun

In "Rough Night " four women on a wild and crazy bachelorette weekend in Miami accidentally kill a guy and try to get away with it.  More...

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