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Work almost done on airport terminal exit

In a matter of weeks, passengers on arriving flights at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport will have a new route to exit the terminal building.  More...

Derry Twp. man charged with harassing District Judge Bilik

A Derry Township man was jailed Tuesday after being charged with allegedly harassing staff at Magisterial District Judge Mark Bilik’s Derry Township office and making threatening phone calls to the judge.  More...

General News

Brothers who owned defense firm get prison in $6-million fraud case

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Two brothers who formerly owned a Pennsylvania defense contractor have been sentenced to prison and fined after pleading guilty in a $6 million scheme to overcharge the U.S. Defense Department for Humvee window kits.  More...

Nursing home loses license after patient wanders away, dies

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — State regulators have yanked the license of a nursing home for “gross incompetence” followed the death of a 77-year-old Alzheimer’s patient who wandered away from the home.  More...

Stocks jump as American, United hike 3Q forecasts

NEW YORK (AP) — Airline stocks surged Tuesday after American and United slightly sweetened their outlook for third-quarter revenue. Those two carriers were the biggest gainers among the Standard & Poor’s 500. More...

Sports

GL’s Kemerer falls in finals of section singles tourney

Greater Latrobe’s Addison Kemerer fell in the finals of the WPIAL Section 1-AAA Singles Tournament played Tuesday.  Kemerer lost to Norwin standout Maria Santilli at love (6-0, 6-0) in the finals of the WPIAL Section 1-AAA Singles Tourname More...

Lady Rams top Blairsville in volleyball; Greater Latrobe falls to Penn-Trafford

Ligonier Valley defeated Blairsville while Penn-Trafford pulled away from Greater Latrobe in girls’ volleyball action on Tuesday.  Ligonier Valley swept Blairsville in District 6 Heritage Conference action at home. More...

’Cats, Trojans unable to advance in boys’ golf championships

Greater Latrobe and Derry Area were both unable to advance during respective WPIAL Class AAA and AA Boys’ Golf Team Championships played on Tuesday.  The Wildcats placed six out of eight teams during the semifinals at Linden Hall Golf Cour More...

Lifestyles

Latrobe BPW to host author, coach to celebrate NBWWeek

Latrobe Business and Professional Women will celebrate National Business Women’s Week at the club’s October meeting 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. More...

Eve nts o f Area Interest

Rosary Rally Saturday in Rogers Park   More...

Latrobe Center for Active Adults has new flag pole

Participating in the raising of the first flags on the new flag pole at the Latrobe Center for Active Adults on Friday, Sept. 29, were state Rep. More...

GLSD can only raise taxes 2.5 mills if board adopts resolution

The budgetary timeline for the 2018-19 school year has been laid out for members of the Greater Latrobe School Board.  Dan Watson, the district’s business administrator, informed school board members of the Act 1 budget timeline during Tue More...

PennDOT plans to reopen both lanes on Lloyd Avenue bridge later this month

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is on track to reopen both lanes of the Lloyd Avenue Bridge in Latrobe to traffic in mid- to late-October, according to Latrobe Public Works Director Michael Gray.  More...

Supervisors fill vacancy on LTM Aboard

The Ligonier Township Municipal Authority once again has a full board of directors. More...

Suspects claimed to work for electric company before Derry Twp. burglary

State police at Greensburg are seeking information about two suspects accused of burglarizing an elderly woman’s home in Derry Township on Monday evening after telling the woman they worked for the electric company.  More...

Local & State News

GOP gubernatorial stakes grow with Pittsburgh lawyer’s entry

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Republican race for the nomination to challenge Democratic Gov. More...

Trump to pitch tax plan as boon for truckers

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will pitch his tax plan as a boon for truckers in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Wednesday — the latest stop on a cross-country tour aimed at selling his tax reform proposal.  More...

Jury clears 1 officer, deadlocks on other in shooting trial

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A jury cleared one Pittsburgh police officer of assault allegations Tuesday but deadlocked on whether another officer violated a man’s civil rights when he shot him as the man’s car sped away from a traffic stop wi More...

World News

Trump-Tillerson feud deepens with president’s jibe on IQ

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has challenged Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to “compare IQ tests.” That sharp-edged ribbing threw a bright spotlight on his seemingly shaky relationship with his top diplomat. More...

Trump lashes ‘Liddle Bob Corker’ as senators call for calm

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump lashed out at Sen. More...

Puerto Ricans leave for US mainland as storm woes linger

MIAMI (AP) - Lourdes Rodriguez fled Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria filled her home in the northern town of Vega Baja with mud, ruining mattresses and other belongings. More...

Health

Seeing hope: FDA panel considers gene therapy for blindness

AP Chief Medical Writer  Agirl saw her mother’s face for the first time. A boy tore through the aisles of Target, marveling at toys he never knew existed. More...

FDA: Drug shortages possible due to Puerto Rico power outage

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday warned that U.S. drug shortages are possible because power outages in Puerto Rico have stopped or limited production at many medicine factories there.  More...

Share your toothbrush? 6 reasons that’s unhealthy

When health officials discovered a hepatitis A outbreak in California this summer, they swiftly issued health warnings about how to avoid the disease.  Among the many suggestions: Don’t share toothbrushes.  More...

Entertainment

Paltrow and Jolie accounts may have sealed Weinstein’s fate

LOS ANGELES (AP) — They waited years to speak, but two of Hollywood’s most powerful women might have helped seal the fate of Harvey Weinstein.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Two charged with stealing prescription medication from desk   More...

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