June 27, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Latrobe woman sentenced to jail time for theft from funeral home

A Latrobe woman who worked as a bookkeeper at a local funeral home will spend up to 23 months in jail for stealing more than $100,000 from the business. More...

In days of old

Taking a step back in time at Hanna’s Town

Fred Will demonstrates how a cooper made the utensils, barrels and other accessories that were so vital to frontier life during Frontier Court Days this past weekend at Historic Hanna’s Town. More...

General News

Police: Girl’s actions caused her to fall from New York park ride

QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (AP) — A teenage girl’s actions, not mechanical malfunctions, caused her to slip under a restraining bar on an amusement park gondola ride before falling into the arms of bystanders below, police said Monday.  More...

Supreme Court rejects gun rights appeal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is rejecting yet another call to decide whether Americans have a constitutional right to carry guns with them outside their homes.  The justices on Monday left in place an appeals court ruling that uphel More...

Weed killer ingredient going on California list as cancerous

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Regulators in California took a pivotal step on Monday toward becoming the first state to require the popular weed killer Roundup to come with a label warning that it’s known to cause cancer.  More...

Editorial

The governor should be allowed to choose his running mate

“The timing is right.” That’s polite political shorthand for, “Let’s salvage something from the fiasco surrounding Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. More...

Nobody in Pennsylvania benefits when DEP’s budget is cut

Editor’s Note: The following op-ed appeared in the June 4 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette as “Pennsylvania Cannot Have A Dysfunctional DEP.” More...

Body cam footage bill

In case you missed it, there was good public access news from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court last week, when the Court affirmed the public's right to access videos gathered by police on the job. More...

Lifestyles

Stage Right summer camp shows take on bullying

Students in Stage Right’s first camps of the summer are taking on the serious issue of bullying and promoting the celebration of our differences.  More...

PSU Extension to educate plain sect on farm food-safety

UNIVERSITY PARK — Technology has changed the way we communicate and learn. Computers, video conferencing and online courses are just a few of the tools educators commonly use to impart knowledge. More...

Events of Area Interest

Bell, Marshall Trucker Band at Palace

The Palace Theatre, 21 W. Otterman St., Greensburg, will host an “Evening of Thanks with Wendy Bell” starting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 28. The show gets underway at 8:15 p.m.  More...

Entertainment

CNN accepts resignations of 3 involved in retracted story

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN accepted the resignations Monday of three journalists involved in a retracted story about a supposed investigation into a pre-inaugural meeting between an associate of President Donald Trump and the head of a Russian investment fu More...

President’s media strategy creating friction

NEW YORK (AP) — White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s briefing with reporters turned testy on Monday, with CNN’s Jim Acosta interrupting President Donald Trump’s chief spokesman to demand he explain why television cameras More...

Oprah picks debut novel ‘Behold the Dreamers’ for book club

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey’s new book club pick is an acclaimed first novel by Cameroon-born author Imbolo Mbue.  More...

Latrobe council set to award $99K paving bid

Latrobe City Council is slated to award a $99,024.30 contract to low bidder Victor Paving of Monongahela for the 2017 Hot Mix Paving Program at its next regular meeting on July 10. More...

Annual event benefits canine cancer research

Guests at the fifth annual Chase Away K-9 Cancer fundraising picnic on Sunday, June 25, got to see a police dog in action and three Siberian huskies pulling a rig, even though there wasn’t snow at Twin Lakes Park in Hempfield Township. More...

Code R.E.D. enforcement efforts help ensure safe food transport

A partnership between Pennsylvania State Police and food safety inspectors from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is helping to ensure the safety of foods while on the road, especially during the summer months, according to state officials w More...

Design issue delays start of Route 982 bridge replacement

Construction for the Route 982 (Latrobe Street) bridge, which spans Nine Mile Run near Baggaley in Unity Township, has been postponed until further notice, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.  More...

Local & State News

No injuries in Ligonier Street crash

No one was injured in one-vehicle crash that sheared a utility pole near the intersection of Ligonier Street and Avenue A in Latrobe around 6:53 a.m. More...

Jeep’s electrical malfunction sparks fire, destroys vehicles

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Fire officials in Pennsylvania say an electrical malfunction in a Jeep Wrangler sparked a fire that destroyed it and another car. Investigators say the owner of the Jeep awoke around 2 a.m. More...

Budget deadline looms as Pennsylvania lawmakers eye deficit

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania lawmakers returned to the Capitol on Monday with five days left to pass an on-time budget and no firm agreements on how to address state government’s biggest cash shortfall since the recession. More...

World News

Ruling in travel ban leaves myriad questions unanswered

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court’s decision to partially reinstate President Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban has left the effort to keep some foreigners out of the United States in a murky middle ground, with unanswered questions a More...

These senators will make or break the GOP’s health care push

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump’s campaign promise to repeal and replace “Obamacare” is now in the hands of a key group of GOP senators who are opposing -or not yet supporting - legislation Senate Majority Leader Mitch McCo More...

Medicaid mission creep threatens GOP’s ‘Obamacare’ repeal

WASHINGTON (AP) - Somewhere along the way, the Republican crusade to repeal “Obamacare” also turned into an effort to limit the future growth of Medicaid. That bit of mission creep is complicating prospects for the GOP, and could lead to deadlock. More...

Sports

Rams win University of Pittsburgh’s Lineman Big Man Challenge

The Ligonier Valley High School offensive line captured the University of Pittsburgh’s Lineman Big Man Challenge last Saturday at the UPMC Sports Complex on the South Side of Pittsburgh.  Members of the championship-winning Rams include Mi More...

Latrobe Legion begins final regular-season stretch with victory

The Latrobe Legion baseball team started the final stretch of the regular season with a win.  Ryan Augustine shut down host Kiski Valley and the offense came through during a 6-1 victory Monday in American Legion District 31 play.  More...

Ligonier’s Dave Brown two shots off lead in WPGA’s West Penn Amateur

Latrobe’s Will Wears four strokes back

WESTMONT — An advantage is only valuable if someone uses it wisely. In this case, that someone is Sean Knapp. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Eight cited for underage drinking at Oklahoma graduation party   More...

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