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General News

NYPD seeks two sneaker-robbery suspects

NEW YORK (AP) — New York police are looking for a couple of robbers who stoop pretty low — making off with people’s sneakers.  Police said Thursday they’re looking for two men in connection with a string of Brooklyn robbe More...

OutKast’s Big Boi gives puppy to girl paralyzed in shooting

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta rapper Big Boi has given a puppy to a little girl who was paralyzed from the waist down after being shot while playing in a bounce house near the city earlier this year.  More...

Student sent to office for hair color punches safety officer

SCOTT, La. (AP) — Authorities say a Louisiana high school senior sent to the office because of his hair color ended up punching a school safety officer.  More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

The Alleghenies offer quite the stage

Here within the Allegheny Mountains, there can't be many places that rival the Mountain Playhouse and Green Gables Restaurant in Jennerstown for their combination of cultural significance and natural beauty.  More...

Bulletin Board

Tickets for the Positively Posh Bash hosted by Latrobe Area Hospital Aid Society are now on sale. More...

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Lifestyles

Salvation Army eyes Christmas sign-ups

The Latrobe Salvation Army will hold sign-ups for Christmas food baskets and toys from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. on the following days:  Tuesday, Sept. 5, through Thursday, Sept. 7.  Tuesday, Oct. 4, through Thursday, Oct. More...

Wedding Announcement

Sherrie Dunlap, Sean Gallagher

Sherrie Elise Dunlap of Hostetter married Sean Michael Gallagher of Butler on Saturday, June 10, 2017, in St. More...

Ozmelek named supervisor, educational liaison at Adelphoi

Kerry Ozmelek was recently named supervisor of Career Readiness/Vocational Services and Educational Liaison at Adelphoi.  She will coordinate the development, implementation, evaluation and continuous improvement of programs intended to increase More...

Citizens Fiber courting customers for Latrobe expansion

If you live or own a business in the City of Latrobe and you’re looking for more options for internet, TV and landline phone service, you’re in luck. Citizens Fiber — formerly known as Citizens Telephone Co. More...

Police arrest 3 in connection with suspected meth lab in Ligonier Twp.

Two men and one woman were taken into custody on Friday, Aug. 11, after a search by authorities led to the discovery of drugs and drug paraphernalia at a Ligonier Township residence, including heroin and a “onepot” methamphetamine container. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, AUG. 14  6 p.m., Ligonier Valley School Board, high school auditorium (5 p.m. More...

Hempfield Twp. bicyclist convicted of obstructing traffic

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man who repeatedly obstructed traffic with his bicycle has been convicted on nine misdemeanor counts.  More...

Final evacuees from derailment, fire returning home

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World News

Tillerson says diplomats in Havana suffered ‘health attacks’

HAVANA (AP) - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday that U.S. diplomats in Havana had been the victims of “health attacks” that left them with hearing loss - the most definitive U.S. More...

Trump: If North Korea attacks US, it ‘will regret it fast’

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) - President Donald Trump on Friday issued fresh threats of swift and forceful retaliation against nuclear North Korea, declaring the U.S. More...

War of Words: North Korea vs. Donald Trump

(AP) — President Donald Trump’s recent invocation of “fire and fury” in response to North Korea’s nuclear weapons program had a familiar ring to it. More...

Sports

Latrobe 11-under team third in tourney

Latrobe 11-Under baseball team took third place in the recent nine-team United Tournament held in Seward. More...

NCAA adopts sexual violence policy, emphasizing education

NCAA member schools will be required to provide yearly sexual violence education for all college athletes, coaches and athletics administrators under a policy announced Thursday by the organization’s board of governors.  More...

NFL suspends Cowboys’ Elliott six games in domestic case

DALLAS (AP) — The NFL suspended star Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott for six games Friday, concluding after a yearlong investigation that the league’s leading rusher injured his former girlfriend in three separate incidents last summer. More...

Entertainment

Movie review: Love, somehow, shines through ‘The Glass Castle’

PLUMBING, KITCHENS & BATHS   Any parents of young children — or anyone thinking of hearing the pitter-patter of little feet — are urged to go to their local movie theater and see "The Glass Castle." Not as a how-to guide, mind yo More...

‘Weekend Update’ pokes Trump, Scaramucci on ‘SNL’return

NEW YORK (AP) — Summer vacation is over for “Saturday Night Live” and that means “Weekend Update” finally gets to weigh in on the latest commotion at the White House.  More...

Paisley hopes to land punchlines with first comedy special

NEW YORK (AP) — Country singer Brad Paisley can carry a tune, and now he’s hoping to show audiences he can land a punchline, too.  The Grammy winner’s first Netflix special, the “Brad Paisley Comedy Rodeo,” will deb More...

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