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Derry Twp. man charged in fatal October crash

A Derry Township man was charged Wednesday by state police at Greensburg with causing an October crash that killed a Blairsville woman. More...

Funding still sought for Keystone State Park sewage project

While engineer Ed Schmitt of Gibson-Thomas Engineering Co. Inc. More...

General News

Latrobe Center for Active Adults to receive state grant

The Latrobe Center for Active Adults will receive a $76,717 state grant through revenues provided by the Pennsylvania Lottery, State Rep. Joseph Petrarca, D-Westmoreland/ Armstrong/Indiana announced Wednesday.  More...

Smithton man dies in trench collapse

An 18-year-old Smithton man died Wednesday morning in South Huntingdon Township after a trench in which he was working collapsed, trapping him.  Adam J. Skokut Jr. More...

Somali native found beaten, possibly robbed, in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police say they’re investigating the beating of a Somali immigrant who was critically injured and may have been robbed.  The man, believed to be about 30, was found beaten about 5 a.m. More...

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Book of acts

Off The Wall

I was astounded to read some time ago that there are over 150,000 denominations of the Christian religion. To go along with that, it is said that there are over 50 different versions of the Bible that the faithful use in these churches. More...

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Lifestyles

GCT: ‘Wait Until Dark’ tryouts slated March 11

Greensburg Civic Theatre will hold auditions for the taut and suspenseful thriller “Wait Until Dark” 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

SERVICE PERSONNEL FROM THE AREA

U.S. Air Force Airman Matthew D. Mitchell graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio Lackland, San Antonio, Texas, the Joint Hometown News Service, Fort Meade, Maryland, announced Tuesday.  More...

BRAYDEN PATRICK GUNDAKER

Brayden Patrick Gundaker is 6 years old.  Born Feb. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Woman arrested for suspicion of DUI  Latrobe police report Dreama Paul, 30, was arrested for suspicion of DUI after a routine traffic stop on the vehicle she was driving near the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Josephine Street on Feb. 17. More...

Former St. Clair Twp. tax collector accused of forgery

A former St. Clair Township tax collector surrendered herself to police Wednesday on charges she altered a check to take an extra $1,000 from a taxpayer in 2015 and overcharged the same taxpayer by $939 on another tax bill.  More...

LTMA, supervisors discuss future of municipal authority

Although there was no voting involved at the Ligonier Township Municipal Authority board’s work session Wednesday afternoon, the meeting was an eventful one.  More...

High court rejects appeal in 2010 torture death

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — The state Supreme Court has upheld the first-degree murder conviction and death penalty imposed on a man in the torture death of a mentally disabled woman in western Pennsylvania.  More...

Ligonier Valley student recognized for love, passion of arts, photography

Ligonier Valley senior Courtney Warren has a love for the arts, and she loves sharing that passion with everyone she encounters.  Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center (EWCTC) Joint Operating Committee (JOC) members learned about Wa More...

Local & State News

With repeal in air, Gov. Tom Wolf gives robust defense of health law

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

Attorney general says costs related to Kane reached $3.6M

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

College Board to boost SAT security to combat cheating

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The firm that owns the SAT college entrance exam is boosting security worldwide following test-stealing and other cheating in recent years.  More...

World News

Republicans who won after rowdy town halls now avoiding them

DENVER (AP) - Republicans who benefited from rowdy town halls six years ago and harnessed a wave of discontent with Democrats to win seats in Congress are learning a hard lesson this week as they return home: The left is happy to return the favor.&nb More...

Conservatives learn dealing with Trump can be complicated

WASHINGTON (AP) - For the past eight years, thousands of conservative activists have descended on Washington each spring with dreams of putting a Republican in the White House. This year, they’re learning reality can be complicated.  More...

Conservatives hail end of bathroom rule for transgender kids

WASHINGTON (AP) - Conservatives are praising the Trump administration’s rollback of public school bathroom requirements for transgender students, saying the move corrects a legal overreach by the Obama administration that is best left for state More...

Sports

’Cats to play Butler Area Saturday at Penn Hills

The matchup is set.  The Greater Latrobe boys’ basketball team, the No. 2 seed, will meet No. More...

SVC women beat Chatham, advance to PAC semifinals

Face W&J Friday at Thomas More (Ky.)

The third-seeded St. More...

Nine DA wrestlers head contingent of 18 from area in Class AA tourney

’Tis the season when high school wrestling gets real. Not that the intense training and double practices and everything else those young athletes do during the regular season aren’t real. But this is a “new” real, a different kind of real. More...

Entertainment

David Bowie honors, George Michael tribute top Brit Awards

LONDON (AP) — The Brit Awards recognized big international stars including Drake and Beyonce and a cross-section of home-grown talent Wednesday — but the ceremony was overshadowed by the much-missed David Bowie and George Michael.  More...

Jay Z to become 1st rapper in Songwriters Hall of Fame

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay Z will become the first rapper ever inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame when he enters the prestigious organization in June.  The Songwriters Hall announced Wednesday that songwriting heavyweights in the industry More...

Woman wearing anti-Trump sign barred from Lincoln Center

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman is claiming she was barred from attending a performance at New York City’s Lincoln Center because she wouldn’t remove an anti-Trump sign affixed to the back of her jacket.  More...

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