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Latrobe police seek road-rage suspect

Latrobe police are seeking more information in hopes of tracking down the man who assaulted another driver in a road-rage incident Monday morning.  Police report the incident occurred at 9:16 a.m. More...

Civil War Round Table, Garlic Festival, pollinator presentation featured at Ligonier Country Market

The highlights for this weekend’s Ligonier Country Market, scheduled Saturday, Aug. More...

Woman, possibly on bike, hit, killed by up to 2 vehicles

CONNELLSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — State police are sorting out the details after a woman was killed after being hit by at least one vehicle on a southwestern Pennsylvania highway.  Troopers have yet to release the name of the woman killed on U.S. More...

General News

Union, feds at odds on countering surge in coal mine deaths

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Deaths in U.S. coal mines this year have surged ahead of last year’s, and federal safety officials say workers who are new to a mine have been especially vulnerable to fatal accidents.  More...

Survey: Most white millennials now disapprove of Trump, too

Disapproval of President Donald Trump is rising among white millennials, but it’s still below that of their black, Latino and Asian-American peers, according to a survey released Thursday.  More...

Sheriff: Mom, 2 kids held captive in Virginia home for years

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A woman and her two children were held captive for more than two years in a Virginia home before escaping when deputies arrived to check on their welfare, authorities said.  More...

Sports

Steelers’ rookie Conner hopes to return soon from shoulder injury

Pittsburgh Steelers’ rookie running back James Conner doesn’t have any idea how long he’ll be out from a sprained AC joint in his shoulder, but he hopes he doesn’t miss the team’s first preseason game next week. More...

Young, experienced Steeler defense seeks additional physicality

The young Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense is ready to take the next step, and the defensive leaders feel there’s one way to reach the next level.  Physicality.  The Steelers have highlighted goals of increased physical play during More...

White’s routs Billy’s to open L-D Old-Timers League

White’s Plumbing started out the Latrobe-Derry Old- Timers League with a bang. More...

Lifestyles

St. John Parish Festival Sunday

Getting ready for the Parish Festival scheduled noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, at St. John the Evangelist Church, 306 St. John Drive, Latrobe, are John Bosco, Riley Herdman, John Britt and Carol Britt. More...

L.J. Aviation achieves Wingman certification from Wyvern

Unity Township-based L.J. Aviation recently achieved Wingman certification from Wyvern Ltd. It is considered among the most demanding air carrier safety certifications in the air charter industry.  More...

IUP sociology professor selected as director of public health program

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Derry Area awarded state Pre-K Counts grant

Derry Area School District is looking to continue its excellence in early childhood education after recently securing a Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts grant for the upcoming school year. More...

Board objects, but liquor license is approved

Despite a fight from Derry Area School Board members regarding the transfer of a state liquor license from Latrobe into Derry Township near the middle/high school campus, an area gas station and restaurant has been permitted to sell alcoholic beverag More...

Future of Kingston West coal mine playing out in bankruptcy court

A Derry Township coal mining operation that once held the promise of creating hundreds of jobs may be resuming production. More...

Shirts, bracelets benefiting Tpr. Stewart fund for sale at ‘Friday Night Lights’ practice

The Fraternal Order of Police will be selling T-shirts and bracelets benefiting the scholarship fund established in the memory of Tpr. More...

Information sought after kitten found shot twice in Hostetter

Humane officers are seeking information in hopes of bringing the person who shot a kitten twice with a BB gun along a road in the Hostetter area of Unity Township. More...

Local & State News

Feds back in ‘Gasland’ town to test water, air

The federal government has returned to a Pennsylvania village that became a flashpoint in the national debate over fracking to investigate ongoing complaints about the quality of the drinking water. More...

Construction postponed on Wilpen Road bridge in Ligonier Township

Construction for the Wilpen Road (Route 1017) bridge, which spans a branch of Hannas Run in Ligonier Township, has been postponed one week. It was previously scheduled to begin during the week of July 31. More...

Official: Derailed rail car fires should burn out overnight

HYNDMAN, Pa. More...

World News

Employer-based health coverage likely to stay awhile

WASHINGTON (AP) — If you are like roughly half of Americans who get their health insurance through an employer, relax. The turmoil around “Obamacare” all but guarantees you’ll still be able to do that.  The reasons? More...

Mueller using grand jury in DC in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) - Special Counsel Robert Mueller is using a grand jury in Washington as part of an investigation into potential coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia, a person familiar with the probe says.  More...

Fire put out at 86-story residential skyscraper

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Police in Dubai have reopened the streets around one of the world’s tallest residential skyscrapers after firefighters put out a blaze that erupted early Friday in the high-rise, forcing residents to evacuate in the More...

Education

SVC orientation committee preparing to welcome class of 2021

When the class of 2021 arrives on the St. Vincent College (SVC) campus on Aug. 25, they will begin a five-week orientation program designed to ease the transition from high school to college life with one of the most lengthy programs in the country. More...

GLPIEF, donors provide $16.4K in student scholarships

Since forming in 2012, the Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation (GLPIEF) has worked with donors to create named scholarship funds to honor donors’ beloved family members.  Through donors’ generosity, the GLPIEF has create More...

WCCC to host open enrollment event Aug. 5, 12 at Youngwood campus

Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC) will hold Rock Enroll, an open enrollment event, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 5 and 12 at the Youngwood campus. More...

Entertainment

How does Jack die? Answer coming in ‘This Is Us’ season 2

News from around the TV industry

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news from the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs. More...

Crowd-funded animated short about gay love goes viral

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An animated short film about an adolescent gay couple has gone viral, roughly 8 million views on YouTube in just two days. More...

For sale: Farm with barn that inspired ‘Charlotte’s Web’

BROOKLIN, Maine (AP) — A 44-acre (18-hectare) saltwater farm in Maine where E.B. White penned “Charlotte’s Web” is up for sale for $3.7 million. More...

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