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Wolf blasts House GOP, will borrow to patch deficit

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. More...

Loyalhanna man sentenced to five years for beating

A61-year-old man from Loyalhanna will serve up to five years in jail for beating a man with a broken drinking glass earlier this year.  Bryan Gamble pleaded guilty Wednesday before Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas Judge Christopher Feli More...

Man charged after setting up speed trap in Champion

Saying he was tired of speeding drivers hitting deer and making his home “smell bad,” a Donegal Township man told state police he set up his own traffic control, according to a police affidavit.  Ricky W. More...

General News

Study: For-profits blamed for many student debt defaults

WASHINGTON (AP) — Students who attended forprofit colleges were twice as likely or more to default on their loans than students who attended public educational institutions, according to a federal study published Wednesday.  More...

Massive wave of butterflies lights up Denver weather radar

DENVER (AP) — A lacy, cloud-like pattern drifting across a Denver-area radar screen turned out to be a 70- mile-wide (110-kilometer) wave of butterflies, forecasters say.  More...

Sheriff: Arrest of man with guns ‘made all the difference’

(AP) — A man caught carrying numerous weapons including two submachine guns and 900 rounds of ammunition had lost custody of his children and written hostile letters to local judges, authorities said Wednesday.  More...

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Off The Wall

I have to admit, memorization of songs, hymns or a nation’s tributes is something I’ve never been able to plant among the cells of this old man’s brain. More...

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Lifestyles

Latrobe Unit 515 earns Pa. award, eyes Oct. 9 meeting

American Legion Auxiliary Thomas B. Anderson Unit 515 will conduct its next meeting 12:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, at American Legion Post 515 in Latrobe.  Lunch Committee will be Kathy Roble, Mary Lou Daughenbaugh, Dora Kelly and Flo Huson.  More...

Alvernia University names peer tutor

Haley Solan of Acme has been named a peer tutor by the Academic Success Center of Alvernia University, the Reading campus reported Wednesday.  Solan, studying occupational therapy at Alvernia, was selected to tutor anatomy and physiology for the More...

‘Bridges to College Success’ Oct. 9 at UPG

“Bridges to College Success,” a conference aimed at addressing factors that pose difficulties for students transitioning to college and what it takes to prepare them for today’s job market, will be held Monday, Oct. More...

Over 20 charged in Indiana, Armstrong drug bust

A number of drug dealers in Armstrong and Indiana counties were arrested Wednesday in connection with a year-long investigation, state police at Indiana reported.  The 26 suspects were described by police as mid-level drug dealers. More...

LTMAhires Latrobe’s treatment plant manager as standby manager

The Ligonier Township Municipal Authority (LTMA) board voted unanimously to hire a backup operator for the newly acquired sewage plant on an as-needed basis.  More...

Police: Deer carcass, speed factors in fatal Ligonier Twp. crash

An area teenager killed in a one-vehicle crash Tuesday morning veered off Route 711 in Ligonier Township after his car hit a deer carcass, according to township police.  More...

Man hospitalized after Derry Twp. crash; another flees

A man was airlifted to a Pittsburgh hospital and another fled the scene following a single-vehicle accident in Derry Township on Wednesday night.  More...

Fire crews battle blaze near turnpike in Donegal Twp.

Fire crews from three counties battled a fire Wednesday in a wooded area along the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Donegal Township.  According to a Westmoreland County 911 dispatcher, the fire was first reported at 1:48 p.m. More...

Local & State News

GOPRep. Tim Murphy to retire after reports of affair

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Senate OKs highway fencing bill inspired by 2014 incident

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White House adviser: Phase out Social Security number as ID

BOSTON (AP) — A cybersecurity adviser to President Donald Trump is pushing to phase out the use of Social Security numbers as a form of identification.  White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Rob Joyce said Wednesday that using a person&rsq More...

World News

Clues few and elusive for motive of Las Vegas gunman

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Those seeking to know the motive of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock have had little more to chase than hints and shadows. More...

Mind of a killer: FBI questions Vegas gunman’s girlfriend

LAS VEGAS (AP) - FBI agents questioned the Las Vegas gunman’s girlfriend on Wednesday as they struggled to get inside the mind of Stephen Paddock, a frustratingly opaque figure who carried out his high-rise massacre without leaving the plain-si More...

After massacre, Las Vegas gets back to beers, slots, shows

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The fountains at the Bellagio casino went off like clockwork, the water swaying and pulsating in time to Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA.” Two faux showgirls in pink headdresses tried to hustle a few dollars off More...

Sports

LV splits against United in soccer

The Ligonier Valley girls’ soccer team allowed an early lead to slip away against United during a 2-1 defeat, while the LV boys doubled up the Lions, 6-3, during a pair of District 6 Heritage Conference games Wednesday.  More...

With three of last four games at home, GL hopes to make playoff push

Four games into its conference slate, the Greater Latrobe football team has only one win.  But you know what? More...

Trojans face rival Mount Pleasant, seeking fifth straight victory

Derry Area head coach Tim Sweeney admitted his Trojans didn’t appear to be at their best leading to last week’s non-conference home game against Frazier.  It didn’t matter. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe man hit with DUI after traffic stop  State police at Greensburg report that at 12:40 a.m. Sept. More...

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