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Stage Right tax blunder has group hoping for leniency

A nonprofit theater group is on the hook for a hefty tax bill after a clerical error unless the Greensburg-Salem School District opts to cut it a break. More...

General News

Pa. woman gets prison for shooting at repo workers

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman will spend five to 10 years in prison for shooting at two people who were sent to repossess her van. Twenty-eight-year-old Stephanie Hernandez was sentenced Monday by a Dauphin County judge.  More...

Drive-thru customer robbed; suspect shoots at him later

TUNKHANNOCK, Pa. (AP) — Police are looking for a robbery suspect who stole $1.16 from a drive-thru customer at a Pennsylvania McDonald’s, then fired a shot at the victim when the two encountered one another a short time later.  More...

Charges upheld in drunken driving crash that killed deputy

PERKASIE, Pa. (AP) — A man has been ordered to stand trial on vehicular homicide while driving under the influence and other charges in a crash that killed an off-duty sheriff’s deputy in Pennsylvania last month. More...

Sports

Ligonier native Koepka watches son Brooks dominate on worldwide stage, win U.S. Open

Assistant Sports Editor  Brooks Koepka had one phone call to make after winning the U.S. Open, his first major golf championship, on Sunday.  It was a Father’s Day call to his dad Bob Koepka, a Ligonier native.  More...

Latrobe breaks out, routs West Hempfield

West Hempfield held the early lead, but Latrobe broke out in a big way.  Latrobe managed 18 of the final 22 runs scored during an 18-7 victory against host West Hempfield in an American Legion District 31 game Tuesday at Lint Field.  Latrob More...

Cubs’ Rizzo speaks with MLB; no discipline for home-plate collision

CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Rizzo received a call from Major League Baseball about his collision Monday with San Diego Padres catcher Austin Hedges at home plate, but the Chicago Cubs slugger will not be punished.  More...

Lifestyles

Events of Area Interest

Annual Salad Bar June 26 The Ladies’ Auxiliary to the Kingston Veteran’s and Sportsman’s Association will host its annual Salad Bar 7 p.m. Monday, June 26, in the club social hall, off Route 217. A Chinese Auction and Bingo will follow the luncheon. More...

Westmoreland Hospital Auxiliary lauds five scholarship recipients

Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital Auxiliary honors high school and college students for their desire to pursue medical professions with scholarship assistance.  In 2017, the auxiliary presented five $2,000 scholarships:  More...

UConn graduate

The University of Connecticut this week released the 2017 combined graduation list for Pennsylvania students who graduated in December 2016 and May 2017 and its spring 2017 dean’s list.  Among the UConn graduates:  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Bell Twp. woman to be charged with drug possession   More...

GLSD still unsure of state, federal allocation as budget deadline approaches

Recommending 1.75-mill tax increase for $55.4-million budget

The Greater Latrobe School District must pass a budget in less than 10 days, and administrators still don’t know what the district’s allocations will be for the upcoming school year.  More...

LMA board approves new sewer usage rate

The Latrobe Municipal Authority (LMA) board on Tuesday approved a new usage rate for sewer service. Under the modified pricing, customers will pay $2.75 per 1,000 gallons, with no minimum amount. The previous usage rate was $2.30 per 1,000 gallons. More...

Former trooper sentenced to 4-8 years in jail for improper sexual contact

A Westmoreland County judge sentenced a former state trooper who pleaded guilty to having sexual contact with a teenager to four to eight years in jail on Tuesday. More...

Substation equipment failure leaves many without power temporarily

An issue at a West Penn Power substation left many in the area without power temporarily Tuesday night.  Portions of the city of Latrobe and Derry and Unity townships lost power around 10:05 p.m. Tuesday. More...

Local & State News

Environmentalists win in court over gas drilling in forests

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A decision by Pennsylvania’s highest court on Tuesday was hailed as a victory by environmental advocates on the use of public natural resources and money from oil and gas drilling in state forests.  More...

Thunder in the Valley Motorcycle Rally to feature ‘Voice’ singer

Thunder in the Valley Motorcycle Rally has announced the 2017 entertainment headliners for the 20th annual rally. Cresson, Pa. More...

Pennsylvania issues permits to 12 medical marijuana growers

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania on Tuesday awarded permits to 12 applicants to grow and process medical marijuana, a landmark as the state aims to make the drug available to patients sometime next year.  More...

World News

Dem loss in Georgia special election underscores challenges

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans just got a big argument for sticking with President Donald Trump and pushing forward with dismantling “Obamacare.”  More...

Saudi king upends royal succession, names son as 1st heir

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Wednesday appointed his 31-year-old son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince, placing him first-in-line to the throne and removing the country’s counterterrorism czar and a fi More...

Ex-Obama homeland security chief to face intelligence panel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says the Russian government at President Vladimir Putin’s direction clearly conducted cyberattacks on the United States to influence the presidential election, but the assau More...

Health

Aging population, retiring professionals stress health care

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dr. Matthew D’Onofrio has seen his patient pool get a lot grayer since he opened his practice more than 20 years ago. More...

Drones carrying defibrillators could aid heart emergencies

CHICAGO (AP) — It sounds futuristic: drones carrying heart defibrillators swooping in to help bystanders revive people stricken by cardiac arrest.  More...

Obesity rising in nations rich and poor, especially in kids

NEWYORK (AP) — The global obesity problem now affects 1 in 10 people in the world, it is rising in countries rich and poor, and in many countries it is increasing faster in children than adults, according to a new study.  The researchers e More...

Entertainment

‘Bachelor’contestant lawyer disputes no misconduct finding

LOS ANGELES (AP) — No cast member misbehaved or was in danger on the set of ABC’s “Bachelor in Paradise,” producer Warner Bros. said Tuesday after a review of show videotape.  More...

Star Wars’ Han Solo spinoff film loses directors

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There’s been a disturbance in the force and the young Han Solo film is suddenly without a director. More...

Daniel Day-Lewis says he’s retiring from acting

NEW YORK (AP) — Daniel Day-Lewis, one of the most widely respected actors of his generation and a three-time Oscar-winner, says he’s retiring from acting.  More...

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