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General News

Taco Bell designer Robert McKay, 86, dies

TUSTIN, Calif. (AP) — Robert L. McKay, who designed the first Taco Bell restaurant and with founder Glenn Bell turned it from a quirky food stand into a fast-food empire, has died.  He was 86. More...

Comic Ralphie May dies of cardiac arrest at 45

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A spokeswoman for Ralphie May says the comedian has died. He was 45.  In a statement Friday, publicist Stacey Pokluda says May died of cardiac arrest. More...

Trump to boost tax cut plan in Pennsylvania next week

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is heading to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, next week to make his case for an overhaul of the nation’s tax code.  More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

AMD treatment is a neverending effort

Our region’s water quality has improved. True or False?  The correct answer is “False.” Or at least mostly false.  More...

Bulletin Board

The flag of our country is flying during October at Thomas B. Anderson American Legion Post 515 in honor of Harry Erb. More...

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Lifestyles

Laurel Faith in Action celebrates 16th birthday

Laurel Faith in Action celebrated 16 years of volunteerism in the community at its annual Volunteer Appreciation dinner on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at St. Vincent Grove, Unity Township.  More...

SERVICE ACADEMIES BALL DEC. 28

Western Pennsylvania All Service Academies Ball supports organizations that aid and honor those currently serving in military and our veterans

(EDITOR’S NOTE: American Legion District 31 Deputy and State Chairman of Pennsylvania College West Randy C. Miller, past member of Thomas B.  More...

Total IUP fall 2017 enrollment shows increase in new and military-affiliated students

The number of new freshmen at Indiana University of Pennsylvania is up for fall 2017.  There are a total of 2,481 new freshmen enrolled for the fall semester, an increase of 146 students, or a 6.3 percent difference, from fall 2016 new freshmen. More...

GL students in real-life business simulation with ‘Inventionland’

Michele Butler believes a new course offered at Greater Latrobe will be the closest simulation to real-life business and marketing concepts the students will ever experience. More...

Local & State News

Singer, songwriter ‘Bunny’ Sigler dies at 76

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A singer, songwriter and producer who helped create the “The Sound of Philadelphia” in the 1970s has died. More...

Circle That Date

MONDAY, OCT. 9   6:30 p.m., Latrobe City Council, City Hall  7 p.m., Ligonier Borough Council, Town Hall  7 p.m., Ligonier Valley School Board, high school auditorium (6 p.m. More...

Abortion double-cross was beginning of end for congressman

PITTSBURGH (AP) — U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy had counted on his anti-abortion record as one of many planks to help him get elected to Congress eight times, and it was his perceived personal betrayal of that record that ended his career.  More...

World News

Trump’s one-two punch hits birth control, LGBT rights

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a one-two punch elating religious conservatives, President Donald Trump’s administration is allowing more employers to opt out of no-cost birth control for workers and issuing sweeping religious-freedom directions that coul More...

Weinstein on ‘indefinite leave’ during harassment inquiry

NEW YORK (AP) - Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is on indefinite leave from the company he co-founded while an internal investigation into numerous sexual harassment allegations against him is completed, The Weinstein Co.’s board of directors anno More...

In Pacific, rising tensions evoke troubling nuclear legacy

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - As a young boy growing up on Bikini Atoll, Alson Kelen spent idyllic days playing on the beach and fishing. His grandfather built canoes and his father tended the land. More...

Sports

Greater Latrobe unable to finish Armstrong, as botched extra point sinks ’Cats in 2OT

The Greater Latrobe football team just couldn’t put away Armstrong.  Conversely, Armstrong repeatedly found new ways to stay alive when it looked like the Wildcats had Friday’s WPIAL Class 5A Big East Conference game won.  More...

Trojans top rival Mount Pleasant, extend win streak

MOUNT PLEASANT — As Derry Area’s football program has grown in recent years, from being competitive early in head coach Tim Sweeney’s tenure to now being a conference title contender, the expectations have risen, too.  That was More...

High school football scores

Aliquippa 28, Clairton 0 Altoona 48, Hempfield Area 47 Baldwin 49, Connellsville 0 Beaver Area 57, Ellwood City 14 Belle Vernon 28, Trinity 21 Bellefonte 35, Penns Valley 20 Bellwood-Antis 48, West Branch 14 Berlin- More...

Entertainment

Movie review: Gorgeous ‘2049’ breaks the ‘Blade Runner’ spell

"We're all just looking out for something real," says Robin Wright's police captain in "Blade Runner 2049."  More...

Movie review: Romance, survival mix in ‘The Mountain Between Us’

"The Mountain Between Us" is about two strangers who survive a plane crash only to end up in the unforgiving snowy Utah mountains, with no cell reception and precious little food. So they do what comes naturally. They try to eat each other.  More...

Excellent ENTERTAINING

Elegant ideas for a meal worth celebrating

Delighting guests in unexpected ways is the hallmark of exceptional entertaining. With a little creative flair, you can elevate your menu to impress guests with every course. More...

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