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Motion to dismiss charges against former police officer denied by judge

A defense motion to dismiss criminal charges against a former part-time Mount Pleasant police officer who has been accused of attempting to sexually assault a woman three years ago has been denied by a Westmoreland County Judge. More...

General News

About 2,500 mourners pay respects to Barbara Bush at viewing

HOUSTON (AP) - His daughter standing behind him, former President George H.W. Bush sat at the front of the cavernous sanctuary of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church. He gazed up at the rose-draped casket holding his wife of 73 years.  More...

North Korea says it has suspended nuclear, long-range missile testing

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea said Saturday it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site ahead of a new round of negotiations with South Korea and the United States. More...

In new walkouts, students look to turn outrage to action

(AP) — Once again, they filed out of class. In a new wave of school walkouts, they raised their voices against gun violence. But this time, they were looking to turn outrage into action.  More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

Hunting a place that has no trace

There's not much that's natural about Hinckston Run hollow.  A sheer cliff of concrete at least 50 feet high lines the steep hillside to the north for the length of a football field. More...

Bulletin Board

Attention, Marines:  The Rolling Rock Detachment of Latrobe is open to new members.  Steve Semnisky said, “If you served in the USMC come and give us a try. All are welcome. For details call Steve 724-433-0082. More...

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Entertainment

Movie review: Amy Schumer tackles body image, and it’s complicated

If you’ve ever walked into a store and were embarrassed to tell the salesperson your real size, or entered the gym locker room and wanted to hide, you’re part of the target audience for Amy Schumer’s “I Feel Pretty.” Wha More...

LCRP to receive $50K CDBG grant for façade improvements

The Latrobe Community Revitalization Program (LCRP) recently learned that it will receive $50,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for its façade improvement program, which helps downtown businesses beautify their properties, accor More...

Petrarca introduces bill to protect child victims of human trafficking

State Rep. Joseph Petrarca, D-Westmoreland/ Armstrong/Indiana, has introduced a bill that would redirect child victims of human trafficking from the criminal justice system into child protective services.  More...

Local & State News

Funeral Mass Monday for pro wrestling great Bruno Sammartino

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Funeral arrangements for former professional wrestler Bruno Sammartino are set for this weekend in Pennsylvania.  Sammartino died Wednesday after a two-month hospitalization. More...

Circle That Date

MONDAY, APRIL 23  6:30 p.m., Latrobe City Council, agenda prep, City Hall  TUESDAY, APRIL 24  6 p.m., Unity Township Zoning Hearing Board, municipal building  7 p.m., Ligonier Borough Planning Commission, Town Hall  WEDNESDAY More...

Derry woman arrested on sexual assault charges

A Derry woman was arrested this week after she allegedly admitted to police that she had sex with a 17-year-old boy she met while working for a subcontractor in the cafeteria at Outside In School in Fairfield Township.  Rebecca T. More...

World News

Israeli fire in new Gaza border protest kills 4 Palestinians

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israeli soldiers firing Friday from across a border fence killed four Palestinians, including a 15-year-old boy, and wounded more than 150 others, health officials said, as several thousand people in blockaded Gaza staged More...

Sports

LV’s Horrell signs with IUP

Rachel Horrell, a three-sport athlete at Ligonier Valley, recently signed a letter of intent to continue her track and field career at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. More...

GL baseball to Class 6A, girls’ softball to 5A for 2019 season

Lady ’Cats, HA not in same section for first time in 14 years

Changes are on the way for several area baseball and softball teams as the WPIAL recently released its spring sports alignments for the 2018-19 season.  The Greater Latrobe baseball team is moving up in classification.  The Wildcats, who ca More...

’Cats find offense, rout Woodland Hills

Greater Latrobe’s baseball team got just what it needed on Friday.  First of all, the Wildcats found the field after recent weather forced a slew of area cancellations and postponements over the past week. More...

Lifestyles

St. Vincent Seminary commencement May 11

Sister Katarina Schuth, OSF, professor emerita at the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota, will be the commencement speaker and honorary degree recipient at the Friday, May 11, commencement of St. More...

Events of Area Interest

Friday Evening Music Club recital April 27   The Friday Evening Music Club of the Greensburg area announced the final recital of the season will be held Friday, April 27, at Campana Chapel and Lecture Hall on the Hempfield Township campus of the More...

Campus Corner

Area four initiated into Phi Kappa Phi   Four local residents were recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines, the Baton Rouge, Louisia More...

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