September 19, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

LWA hosts local farm-to-table dinner

The Loyalhanna Watershed Association (LWA) will be hosting the second-ever farm-to-table community dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at the LWA Barn off of the Old Lincoln Highway in western Ligonier. More...

Bridge work advances

It’s all in the details. With the forms removed, you can really see how the new Lloyd Avenue Bridge work will look as dust flies from the finishing. More...

General News

Michigan lottery tickets with 4 zeros are worth $5,000

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — When are four zeros worth $5,000? When four zeros are the winning numbers in a Michigan lottery drawing. Officials say 1,079 players had winning tickets in Michigan’s Sunday evening Daily 4 game. Each ticket is worth $5,000. More...

Man dressed as clown running for city council seat

BOSTON (AP) — A man dressed as a clown is running for a city council seat in Boston. The Boston Herald reports that Roxbury resident Pat Payaso will be on the November ballot along with seven other candidates for an at-large city council seat. More...

Why some hurricanes linger while other storms die quickly

WASHINGTON (AP) — This hurricane season is showing how wild and varied storms’ life cycles can be.  Most storms seem to be tracked for days while others appear to pop out of nowhere. And some just linger around.  More...

Editorial

Rediscovering America: A quiz on the U.S. Constitution

“The Constitution,” George Washington once said, “is the guide which I will never abandon.” Americans have continued to uphold that sentiment ever since.  More...

Opinion: The dollar’s Trump slump

Already in 1965, Valery Giscard d’Estaing, President Charles De Gaulle’s minister of finance, complained about the “exorbitant privilege” that the U.S. dollar afforded to the United States.  More...

GUEST EDITORIAL

Devos right on assaults

Justice, rather than expediency, should be the objective of handling sexual assault complaints on college campuses. More...

Sports

Vosefski returns, intends to take GL back to girls’ volleyball playoffs

Drew Vosefski is elated to be back with the Greater Latrobe girls’ volleyball team. The longtime Wildcats’ boys’ head coach previously led the girls before stepping down after the 2007 season. More...

Lady Trojans get first soccer win

The young Derry Area girls’ soccer team endured a series a tough losses to open the 2017 season.  The Lady Trojans finally broke through and earned their first win of the season on Monday, defeating visiting McGuffey, 3-1, in a WPIAL Secti More...

IceCats fall To P-R in championship game of preseason tourney

Greater Latrobe hockey team defeated Shaler Area and advanced to the title-game, but fell against Pine-Richland during the championship of the annual St. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Police investigating false identification use   More...

Derry council hires part-time police officer

In the midst of a police shortage, Derry Borough Council hired a part-time officer at Monday’s regular meeting.  The new hire, Andrew Kurnocik, is currently a part-time officer with the Upper Burrell Township Police Department, according t More...

New Excela Frick entrance

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GL programs helping ease transition to new schools

The Greater Latrobe School District is doing its part to ease the transition into a new school for high school and junior high students.  More...

Derry Twp. boy accused of assaulting teens with lightsaber, box cutter

A Derry Township boy is in hot water after bringing a box cutter to a toy lightsaber fight.  More...

Local & State News

Cops: Man who OD’d pushed son over embankment in stroller

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Cops arrest bank robbery fugitive dressed as trauma surgeon

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies say a fugitive wanted for violating his probation in a 2008 Pittsburgh-area bank robbery was arrested after claiming to be a trauma surgeon after his speeding ca was stopped.  More...

Pittsburgh man fatally gunned down waiting for sandwiches

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police say a man has been gunned down while waiting outside a submarine sandwich shop for his order.  The Allegheny County medical examiner says 30-year-old Michael Freeman Jr. More...

World News

Hurricane Maria lashes Dominica, now menaces other islands

ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) - Hurricane Maria pounded the small island of Dominica with catastrophic winds overnight, starting a charge into the eastern Caribbean that threatens islands already devastated by Hurricane Irma and holds the possibility of a di More...

Trump, the ‘America First’ president, goes to the UN

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Elected on the nationalist slogan “America first,” President Donald Trump will use his debut address to the U.N. More...

GOP governors get into the ‘news’ business

ATLANTA (AP) - Republican governors are getting into what appears to be the “news” business. The Republican Governors Association has quietly launched an online publication that looks like a media outlet and is branded as such on social media. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:  Russian trolls just spent at least $100,000 on political ads on Facebook during the 2016 election. This is a serious, serious issue and just the tip of the iceberg.  More...

Lifestyles

Stage Right’s season to start with ‘Beauty and the Beast’

When Stage Right opens its 19th season 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, there will be a full circle moment as J. Alex Noble and Rachael Tresco take the stage of The Palace Theatre, Greensburg, in “Beauty and the Beast.”  More...

Events of Area Interest

Calvary Spaghetti Dinner Thursday Calvary United Methodist Church, corner of North St. Clair and East Church streets, Ligonier, will host its next Spaghetti Dinner on Thursday, Sept. 21. Takeout only will be available from noon to 6 p.m. More...

‘Chronicle: In Harm’s Way’ to air Wednesday evening

Every day, five children in the U.S. die from child abuse. And children right here in Pennsylvania are among the victims. More...

Entertainment

Spicer suggests critics of Emmy appearance should lighten up

NEW YORK (AP) — Sean Spicer says his surprise Emmy Awards appearance was a chance to have some fun, and suggested Tuesday that people who were upset by it were taking things too seriously. Clearly, not everyone was laughing, however. More...

The person named most dangerous online might surprise you

NEW YORK (AP) — One-time pop-punk princess Avril Lavigne has beaten superstar Beyonce at something, but she may not be totally happy with her victory — she’s been named the most dangerous celebrity on the internet.  More...

Laura Ingraham joins Fox News evening lineup

NEW YORK (AP) — Conservative commentator Laura Ingraham is joining Fox News Channel’s prime-time lineup with a program that pushes Sean Hannity into a direct competition with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow. More...

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