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5K Banana Run returns to 5th annual Great American Banana Split Celebration

It may not seem like a really big deal, but Latrobe-GLSD Parks & Recreation Executive Director Craig Shevchik believes a change in location for the 2017 Gutchess Hardwoods 5K Banana Run/Walk will make the event more enjoyable.  More...

Latrobe man charged with theft from home girlfriend was housesitting

A Latrobe man is in Westmoreland County Prison accused of stealing items from a home his girlfriend had been hired to housesit earlier this month.  Robbie Lee Piper, 31, was charged by Latrobe police with seven counts of theft, accused of pawnin More...

General News

It’s not delivery. It’s DiGiorno Pizza ... spilled on I-30

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas highway officials shut down westbound lanes of a cross-country interstate for four hours so crews could pick up pizza.  More...

Oprah-branded mashed potatoes, soups to hit supermarkets

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey is headed to the supermarket aisle with her own line of refrigerated soups and side dishes. More...

Krispy Kreme marks eclipse with chocolate glazed doughnuts

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Krispy Kreme is going dark ahead of the solar eclipse set to cast a shadow across part of the U.S. More...

Editorial

Relief from robocalls can’t come soon enough

The Federal Communications Commission has proposed letting phone companies block more spam and “robocalls” and is hoping to deter scammers with big fines, The Associated Press reported. More...

Political Cartoon

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I was talking to a doctor the other day when I made a remark that I thought a lot about ever since. I stated, “You know, I don’t have a leg to stand on when I do that!”  More...

Lifestyles

Diamond Horseshoe Ball Sept. 22

Live for love, and live for art, as Pittsburgh Opera kicks off its 79th season with the dazzling Diamond Horseshoe Ball on Friday, Sept. 22, at the historic Omni William Penn Hotel.  This year’s chairs are Dr. More...

Area Church News

School supplies free Aug. 19   More...

Rhiannon Radacosky weds David Grec

Rhiannon Radacosky of Latrobe and David M. Grec of Norvelt pledged vows of marriage July 20, 2017, at St. Martin Catholic Church in New Derry.  Their parents are Richard Radacosky and Donna Radacosky, both of Latrobe, and David J. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Minor injuries reported in Loyalhanna Township crash   More...

New Alex council to look into status of alleyway

New Alexandria Borough officials will research to see if a borough alleyway has been legally opened following residents’ concerns over the upkeep of the area.  More...

Village of Slickville celebrating centennial

The village of Slickville in Salem Township has a population of around 400, but back in 1992 more than 5,000 people came to town for the 75- year anniversary of its founding in 1917. More...

LAC ‘Pop the Cork’ painting event Aug. 17

The Latrobe Art Center (LAC) will be holding its monthly “Pop the Cork” event from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17. More...

Derry Twp. man accused of raping 6-year-old girl

A Derry Township man accused of raping a 6-year-old girl at homes in Jeannette and Derry Township was arrested Wednesday and held in Westmoreland County Prison.  More...

Latrobe Legion cited for PLCB violations

The American Legion post in Latrobe was cited last month by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) for possessing or operating gambling devices.  More...

LigonierTwp. cans zoning, code officer

The Ligonier Township Supervisors on Tuesday dismissed the township’s zoning and code enforcement officer, Richard Bell.  Township manager Terry Carcella confirmed Thursday morning that the supervisors dismissed Richard Bell from his emplo More...

Local & State News

Postal Service may get more freedom to raise stamp prices

WASHINGTON (AP) — It may be time to stock up on Forever stamps.  Regulators appear likely to accept the financially beleaguered Postal Service’s request for more freedom to raise the price of mailing letters. More...

Former Boy Scout leader faces federal prison for child porn

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former western Pennsylvania Boy Scout leader faces a likely federal prison sentence after pleading guilty to possessing child pornography.  The Allegheny County district attorney’s office in October charged 41-yea More...

Court revives defamation suit against ex-district attorney

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A three-judge appeals court panel has unanimously reinstated a defamation lawsuit against former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane by a former state prosecutor, a former state police commissioner and three other fo More...

World News

North Korea details plan to fire missile salvo toward Guam

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea has announced a detailed plan to launch a salvo of ballistic missiles toward the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, a major military hub and home to U.S. bombers. More...

Analysis: Trump throws his own North Korea strategy a curve

WASHINGTON (AP) - Just when President Donald Trump’s strategy for North Korea was finally starting to show dividends, he threw it a curve. More...

Kuwait tells AP: North Korean workers welcome amid crisis

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Stalwart U.S. ally Kuwait says it will continue to grant visas to North Korean laborers whose wages allegedly aid Pyongyang in evading international sanctions. More...

Sports

Embattled Bryant allowed to practice, now play in games with Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers’ suspended wide receiver Martavis Bryant is one step closer to full reinstatement from the National Football League.  General manager Kevin Colbert said Wednesday night the NFL informed the stillsuspended Bryant that he More...

New blocking, kicking high school football rules

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article is from the National Federation of State High School Associations.)  New rules on blindside blocking are the most recent steps taken by the National Federation of State High School Associations Footba More...

Steeler legend Ward helps Smith-Schuster prepare for preseason opener

The nerves are building for JuJu Smith-Schuster leading into the Pittsburgh Steelers’ preseason opener.  The rookie wide receiver isn’t anxious at the moment, but he anticipates the excitement to be evident in New York City once the More...

Entertainment

Suspended Fox host sues reporter over alleged lewd texts

NEW YORK (AP) — Suspended Fox News host Eric Bolling on Wednesday sued the reporter who broke the story that he had allegedly sent lewd text messages to colleagues.  More...

Amber Heard announces breakup with Tesla mogul Elon Musk

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amber Heard says she has broken up with billionaire SpaceX and Tesla mogul Elon Musk.  The actress writes on Instagram that although she and Musk have ended their romance, they “care deeply for one another and rema More...

Anchor sets record for longest career as TV news broadcaster

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