April 20, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Polluted Crabtree Discharge

The Crabtree Discharge is the largest flow of polluted mine water in the entire Loyalhanna Creek Watershed and the second-largest in Westmoreland County. More...

General News

Bus leaves Cleveland for New York, ends up in Toledo

CLEVELAND (AP) — Greyhound says it is investigating how a bus meant to take passengers from Cleveland to New York ended up in Toledo.  More...

Mom who left kids alone to visit Germany gets probation

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa mother who left her four children home alone to travel to Europe has been given two years’ probation.  The Des Moines Register reports Erin Macke was sentenced Thursday in Polk County District Court. More...

Dakotas sunflower seed competitors settle federal lawsuits

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Federal lawsuits between two sunflower seed competitors in the Dakotas who accused each other of false advertising have been settled out of court.  More...

Sports

Greater Latrobe’s Jackson, Rolin sign letters of intent

Greater Latrobe’s Rylee Jackson (above, second from left) recently signed a letter of intent to continue her swimming career at West Virginia Wesleyan in Buckhannon, where she will major in biology. More...

Trojans break out of funk, rout Southmoreland

A breakout offensive effort helped the Derry Area baseball team bust out of a funk. More...

Steelers to play five prime-time games

The Pittsburgh Steelers are accustomed to being in the national spotlight and that will be the case again this year as the 2018 schedule includes five nationally televised prime-time games for the second-straight year, giving Steelers Nation plenty o More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

SVC planning April 25 academic conference; free, open to public

A faculty committee is finalizing plans for the 15th annual Academic Conference from 2:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in the entrance atrium and adjoining hallways of the Sis and Herman Dupré Science Pavilion on the Unity Township campus of St. More...

CASA’s annual Leadership Breakfast April 27

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Westmoreland will host the 10th annual Leadership Breakfast from 8 to 9 a.m. More...

Eagle Scout Thomas Pfeifer recognized at St. Vincent Grove

Thomas Pfeifer recently completed his Eagle Scout rank, according to Frank Ruby, Boy Scout Troop 311 public relations chair. Thomas is a member of Troop 311, sponsored by St. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Suspected heroin found along Derry Township road   State police at Greensburg report a pedestrian walking along Redcut Lodge Road in Derry Township found two stamp bags of suspected heroin and contacted police at 6:10 p.m. Sunday, April 15. More...

Legion-Keener Park bathrooms get automatic locks

Latrobe-GLSD Parks & Recreation has installed automatic locks on the doors to the Legion-Keener Park bathrooms, an approximately $1,800 upgrade funded by the Latrobe Foundation.  Latrobe-GLSD Director Craig Shevchik said the locks have been More...

Unity Twp. authority may change EDU evaluation

The Unity Township Municipal Authority (UTMA) on Wednesday discussed the possibility of changing how its evaluates equivalent dwelling units for commercial customers. More...

Overturned truck on turnpike between New Stanton and Irwin halts traffic

A tractor trailer overturned Thursday afternoon on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, holding up traffic in both directions between the New Stanton and Irwin exits.  More...

Threat closes Greensburg Central Catholic Junior-Senior High School

Greensburg Central Catholic Junior-Senior High School is closed today, April 20, after the school “received a threat to the safety of its students, faculty and staff,” according to a message distributed on Thursday, April 19.  &ldquo More...

Local & State News

GLPIEF receives FNB grant, Rotary award

First National Bank recently presented a $9,300 grant to the Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation (GLPIEF). More...

Celebrate Earth Day by joining KPB’s Great American Cleanup of PA

In celebration of Earth Day, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful (KPB), whose vision is a clean and beautiful Pennsylvania, encourages residents to join the 2018 Great American Cleanup of PA at www.gacofpa.org. More...

Plane passenger dilemma: Protect child or try to save victim

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 plunged, passenger Hollie Mackey was torn between trying to save a woman whose upper body was being sucked out of a broken window and protecting the child beside her from a similar fate. More...

World News

Rudy Giuliani to join Trump legal team in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is joining the legal team defending President Donald Trump in the special counsel’s Russia investigation, a Trump attorney said Thursday.  More...

In Comey memos, Trump talks of jailed journalists, ‘hookers’

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a series of startlingly candid conversations, President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment of a top adviser, asked about the possibility of jailing journalists and de More...

Judge to hear arguments about delaying Stormy Daniels case

LOS ANGELES (AP) - President Donald Trump’s lawyer is asking a federal judge in Los Angeles to delay a court case brought by a porn actress who claims she had an affair with the president. U.S.  More...

Education

GL hosts senior luncheon

Greater Latrobe Senior High School Student Council member A.J. Rock speaks with guest Mike Kohan at the student council’s annual Senior Citizens Appreciation Luncheon on April 11.  More...

EWCTC Student of Month

Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center (EWCTC) Student of the Month Michael Voytilla accepts a certificate from Gerald Hughes, chairperson of the Joint Operating Committee (JOC). More...

GL students visit Google

Wendy Lint’s AP Computer Science students recently had the opportunity to tour the offices of Google’s Pittsburgh offices in Baker’s Square.  More...

Entertainment

‘60 Minutes’ report details progression of Alzheimer’s

NEW YORK (AP) — Filmed over 10 years, a “60 Minutes” report this weekend shows in startling detail the progression that Alzheimer’s disease takes on a patient. “For Better or for Worse” will be broadcast on 60 Minutes at 7 p.m. More...

Study shows TV employment exceeding newspapers

NEW YORK (AP) — For what is believed to be the first time, the number of journalists working in local television newsrooms exceeds that of people in newspaper offices.  More...

Nat Geo says ‘Frankenstein’ author is its next ‘Genius’

NEW YORK (AP) — “Frankenstein” author Mary Shelley is the National Geographic TV network’s third genius.  More...

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