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Ligonier Township Supervisors project ‘painful’ budget for 2019

Considerable road improvements and stormwater management will leave Ligonier Township with a more than $223,000 deficit next year.  The board of supervisors voted 4-0 Tuesday to advertise a $2.6- million draft budget for 2019 for a final vote at More...

New partnership to serve bereaved children, families

Death and dealing with the feelings that accompany the loss of a loved one, a community tragedy or other traumatic loss can be difficult, especially for children.  More...

General News

FBI report shows 17 percent spike in hate crimes in 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Hate crimes across the United States spiked 17 percent in 2017 — marking a rise for the third straight year — with a 37 percent increase in anti-Semitic hate crimes, according to an FBI report released Tuesday.  More...

The ‘worst toys’for the holidays, according to safety group

BOSTON (AP) — A Black Panther “slash claw” and a plastic Power Rangers sword are among the items topping a consumer safety group’s annual list of worst toys for the holiday season. More...

Parents support school staff who wore ‘border wall’ costumes

MIDDLETON, Idaho (AP) — Parents rallied in support of a suspended principal at a school board meeting held by a district where 14 staffers were placed on administrative leave after donning costumes depicting racial stereotypes and a “bord More...

Sports

SVC men’s basketball team defeats Penn State-Altoona, 87-80

The St. More...

Baldwin Wallace defeats SVC women, 78-60

Baldwin Wallace University defeated the SVC women's basketball team by a score of 78-60 at the Carey Center in non-conference action. More...

Chartered bus filled, DA taking second fan school bus to WPIAL title game

The first chartered bus for the WPIAL Class 3A championship game has been filled. Derry Area will compete against Aliquippa for the WPIAL Class 3A championship, 2 p.m. Saturday at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. More...

Lifestyles

Letter discovered near Fred Rogers statue

Latrobe Police Department community service officer Beth Straka shared a Facebook post by Abbey Perl about a letter discovered recently near the statue of Fred Rogers in James H. Rogers Memorial Park:  More...

Pitt-Greensburg ‘Dracula’ cast eyes Thursday-Sunday run

The Pitt-Greensburg Theatre Company will present “Dracula” by contemporary playwright Steven Deitz. Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, through Saturday, Nov. 17, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. More...

Nicholas Feast Nov. 30; reservations due by Nov. 27

The Grand Halle on Broad Street will combine its popular holiday tradition with a British holiday tradition during this year’s Nicholas Feast 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30. More...

Latrobe City Council OKs advertising to fill open council seat

Proposed 2019 budget includes no tax hike

Latrobe City Council on Tuesday night voted to accept the resignation of former councilman John “Jack” Murtha and to advertise in order to seek applications from Latrobe residents interested in filling his position. More...

First day of classes for students at new LES delayed until Dec. 4

The date has been set. The first day of classes for students at the new Latrobe Elementary School will be Tuesday, Dec. More...

TSA Pre Check back at airport this month

The Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) PreCheck program is returning to Arnold Palmer Regional Airport later this month. More...

Unity planners table revised residential development

The Unity Township Planning Commission on Tuesday tabled voting on a revision for a planned residential development off Route 30. More...

Ligonier Twp. police K-9 injured by DUI suspect

Ligonier Township Police K-9 Officer Kilo is on the mend after being assaulted Friday while taking down a man accused of speeding away from a traffic stop.  More...

Local & State News

State House leadership elections bring change to Harrisburg

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republicans in the state House elevated Rep. Bryan Cutler to be floor leader Tuesday and made Rep. Kerry Benninghoff whip, while Democrats re-elected Minority Leader Frank Dermody and voted for Rep. More...

Pennsylvania shows it offered $4.6 billion to Amazon over 25 years

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Now that Pennsylvania has been unsuccessful in luring Amazon’s second headquarters, Gov. More...

SVC collecting gifts Nov. 18 for ‘Stuff the Trolley’ event

St. Vincent College public relations students and others will be collecting donated holiday gifts for children at Pressley Ridge as part of the second annual “Stuff the Trolley” event.  Gifts will be accepted from noon to 2 p.m. More...

World News

Wildfire death toll rises as search for missing continues

CHICO, Calif. (AP) - A message board at a shelter for the many people who fled California’s deadliest wildfire is filled with photos of the missing, as well as pleas for any information about relatives and friends. More...

Trump mulling a wide-ranging shakeup

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is weighing an administration-wide shakeup as he looks to prepare his White House for divided government, but it is unclear who is going and who is staying.  More...

After cease-fire, Israel captures Gaza assailant on border

JERUSALEM (AP) - The Israeli military said it shot and captured a Palestinian who approached the Gaza perimeter fence and hurled grenades into Israel on Wednesday, in the first confrontation since Hamas and other militant groups in Gaza accepted an E More...

Health

No accounting for these tastes: Artificial flavors a mystery

NEW YORK (AP) — Six artificial flavors are being ordered out of the food supply in a dispute over their safety, but good luck to anyone who wants to know which cookies, candies or drinks they’re in.  More...

Wolf administration encourages more awareness, education for diabetes

Pennsylvania Gov. More...

More deaths seen for less invasive cervical cancer surgery

New evidence about a cancer operation in women finds a higher death rate for the less invasive version, challenging standard practice and the “less is more” approach to treating cervical cancer.  The unexpected findings are prompting More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Torrance patient accused of harassment  State police at Greensburg report a 26-year-old male patient at Torrance State Hospital is accused of harassment after allegedly striking a 60-year-old male patient in the shoulder blade multiple times wit More...

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