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Local coal companies honored with awards

Coal companies headquartered in Latrobe and Ligonier were among those recognized recently by the Pennsylvania Coal Alliance for reclaiming coal mine sites and exemplary safety records during 2016.  More...

General News

Student left behind inside cave

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana University has suspended its spelunking club pending an investigation into how a freshman was locked inside a cave for 60 hours.  More...

Westmoreland County Drug Treatment Court graduation set Sept. 28

Judge Christopher Feliciani and Judge Megan Bilik-DeFazio have announced that five individuals will be recognized for graduation from the Westmoreland County Drug Treatment Court at noon Thursday, Sept. More...

Superintendent quits in wake of school district sex scandal

PLUM, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania school superintendent is resigning effective Oct. 1 in the wake of three male high school teachers who were convicted and sentenced to prison for having sex with three different female students.  More...

Sports

GL’s Pevarnik headed back to finals of WPIAL individual golf

Greater Latrobe’s Brady Pevarnik is headed back to the finals. More...

Lady Wildcats fall in tennis playoffs

The Greater Latrobe girls’ tennis team lost its first match at the most inopportune time.  The Lady Wildcats suffered a 4-1 defeat against visiting Peters Township during the first round of the WPIAL Class AAA girls’ tennis playoffs More...

Youth football referee arrested after postgame dispute

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. More...

Lifestyles

SVC prof deciphers letters by Emperor Ferdinand III

The German cryptologer Klaus Schmeh has dedicated a chapter in the second edition of his book, “Versteckte Botschaften (Hidden Messages),” to the decipherment by Dr. More...

St. Vincent College recognizes employees for 25 years of service

Two St. Vincent College employees were honored for 25 years of service at a luncheon for all employees at the Fred M. Rogers Center on Sept. 20. Hosted by Archabbot Douglas R. More...

Opportunities next month for Latrobe Art Center artists

“Art of Local” Series at Arnold Palmer SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Unity Township has announced the launch of the brand-wide “Art of Local” series.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Man charged with scamming 12-year-old boy through Facebook   More...

Heads up . . .

The crane is now on site laying steel for the new Latrobe Elementary School building. The project reportedly is on schedule and under budget. More...

Latrobe man pleads guilty to fatal crash

A Latrobe man will serve five years of probation and 18 months house arrest after pleading guilty to causing a car crash that killed a Monroeville man more than three years ago in Derry Township.  More...

Derry Area 2017 homecoming court

The Derry Area High School homecoming court for 2017 includes Freshman Princess Gianna Copelli; Sophomore Princess Hayley Trice; Junior Princess Mackenzie Edmiston; seniors Grace Hackman, Danielle Li More...

Local & State News

Fire chief resigns after labeling Steelers’ Tomlin with slur

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh-area volunteer fire chief has lost his post after using a racial slur to describe Steelers coach Mike Tomlin.  More...

Dimock families settle with gas driller over fouled water

DIMOCK, Pa. More...

Ligonier Township police seek help identifying men

Ligonier Township police are seeking help identifying two men who investigators believe may have information regarding an access device fraud case.  Police said the victim lives in the township, and fraudulent purchases may have been made at the More...

World News

VA: Money for private health care may run out by year’s end

WASHINGTON (AP) — Weeks after receiving $2.1 billion in emergency funding, the Trump administration says the privatesector Veterans Choice health care program may need more money as early as December to avoid a disruption of care for hundreds o More...

Some in administration use personal phones, despite advice

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House officials are clearly instructed not to use their personal phones for official business. More...

Will Trump allow release of secret JFK assassination papers?

BOSTON (AP) — The anticipated release of thousands of never-before-seen government documents related to President John F. Kennedy’s assassination has scholars and armchair detectives buzzing.  More...

Health

Congress at crossroads after another GOP health care failure

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is at a crossroads after Republicans’ stinging failure to repeal Barack Obama’s health care law. But what’s next — more partisan conflict, or a pragmatic shift toward cooperation?  More...

Buyer beware: Long-term care costs are surging

Long-term care costs are surging again and the most expensive option — a private nursing home room — may soon top $100,000 per year.  More...

Wanted: One million people to study genes, habits and health

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a quest to end cookie-cutter health care, U.S. More...

Entertainment

ABC’s ‘World News’ breaks a 21-year streak

NEWYORK (AP) — ABC’s “World News Tonight” with David Muir has dethroned NBC and finished the television season as the year’s most-watched evening newscast for the first time in 21 years, since the late Peter Jennings was More...

A path to possible wealth; getting a little Shady

NEWYORK (AP) — Tired of living a life in which you are not making bank on royalties from the 43rd Grammy Awards Best Rap Solo Performance, “The Real Slim Shady?” The world may turn for you come October. More...

Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler returns to US for medical care

BOSTON (AP) — Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler says he has returned to the United States for medical care and the band is canceling the last four shows of its tour in South America.  Tyler said on social media Tuesday that he flew back to the More...

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