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Prison board considering options for overpopulation

While currently the Westmoreland County Prison is under capacity, members of the prison board are contemplating several alternatives to deal with overcrowding should it occur at the prison. More...

Mystery Dinner Theatre Sept. 28 in New Alexandria

The St. James Rosary Altar Society of St. James Parish, New Alexandria, is sponsoring a Mystery Dinner Theatre on Thursday, Sept. More...

General News

Three kids rescued from gun safe

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — Firefighters used heavy-duty cutting tools to free young three children who accidentally locked themselves inside a gun safe at a suburban Detroit home. More...

New Alaska highway stripes are crooked, paint staining cars

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — New yellow painted highway lines in the Alaska’s Panhandle city of Ketchikan are crooked and the paint that’s been used by state transportation officials has stained cars, officials said.  Among those a More...

House investigators demand details on private emails

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top House Republican has demanded details on the use of private emails by some of President Donald Trump’s closest advisers. More...

Editorial

U.S. tax reform

President Donald Trump is in a big rush for Congress to approve big tax cuts, and he is using the damage left by Hurricane Irma to argue his case. One has nothing to do with the other, except for their negative impact on middle-class Floridians. More...

There is room in school to talk about race

He would be disappointed to see some local high school cafeterias over the lunch hour 57 years later.  Race remains a thorny subject in the United States, and in schools, too. More...

System rigged for gas drillers

The most visible sign of the gas-drilling industry’s profound influence over state policy is the Legislature’s refusal to impose a fair extraction tax on the industry even as the state government faces a $2.2 billion deficit. More...

Lifestyles

Greater Latrobe grad honored with F.O. Eagles scholarship

Tony Angelo Aerie No. 01188 Fraternal Order of Eagles recently presented this year’s recipient of its $1,000 scholarship to Sarah Schirf. Schirf is the daughter of auxiliary member Jennifer Witt. More...

Annual Noe’s Night of Light set for Sept. 30

Just days after Jason and Sherry Ott’s daughter, Noe, was born, she was diagnosed with an extremely rare chromosome disorder. More...

Area Events

GL band to host Mattress Sale Oct. 1   If you are in the market for a mattress or know someone who is, the Greater Latrobe Marching Band will be conducting its first Mattress Sale fundraiser on Oct. 1.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe women charged with harassment   State police at Greensburg report Ashley Desiree Wigfield, 19, and Antoinette Jeane Rohde, both of Latrobe, were charged with harassment after allegedly striking each other during a physical altercation at More...

Unity Twp. officials looking ahead after blaze destroys garage, equipment

The fire that destroyed Unity Township’s public works garage and about half the equipment inside won’t stop the township from getting work done this fall or preparing for snow removal.  More...

Latrobe to offer helping hand to Unity Township after garage fire

The hometown of “Mister Rogers” knows how to be a good neighbor.  Following a devastating fire at the Unity Township public works garage on Sunday morning that destroyed much of the equipment contained within and some of the vehicles More...

Bradenville man charged after breaking into Derry Township home

A Bradenville man who allegedly broke into a neighbor’s home early Monday morning while under the influence of drugs is behind bars.  State police charged Nathan Paul Krinock, 30, of Derry Township with burglary, attempted burglary, attemp More...

Taste of Neighborhood on Friday

The Latrobe Art Center’s final Taste of the Neighborhood event for the year is scheduled 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at the art center. More...

Local & State News

Girl helps drive drunken Pa. man

DARLINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Police say a drunken Pennsylvania man had an 8-year-old girl drive him around until someone saw the car moving recklessly and called 911.  More...

Pennsylvania official: Hackers maybe sought voter records

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Trooper’s widow sues sniper’s parents for son’s actions

The parents of a gunman who shot and killed a Pennsylvania trooper engaged in “psychological manipulation” of their son and should be held responsible for the deadly ambush at a state police barracks, according to a lawsuit filed by the t More...

World News

In Ivanka Trump’s China, business ties shrouded in secrecy

SHANGHAI (AP) - It is no secret that the bulk of Ivanka Trump’s merchandise comes from China. More...

Water and some food scarce as Puerto Rico emerges from storm

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Supermarkets are gradually re-opening in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico but the situation is far from normal and many customers are going home disappointed.  More...

Mexico still tallying the economic cost of big earthquake

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican government officials are still tallying up the economic losses of the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that caused widespread damage in the capital, but for the manager of a downtown restaurant it is already all too clear. More...

Sports

Trojans close in on section title; Lady Centurions clinch; GL’s Battaglia gets ace

Mario Battaglia stood out during a Greater Latrobe golf match against Franklin Regional where the two teams didn’t keep individual scores. Battaglia recorded a hole-in-one on the par-3 No. 2 hole Monday at Latrobe Country Club. More...

QB situation still unclear for sputtering Pitt

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A month into the season, Pitt has more quarterbacks (two) than wins (one). That’s not exactly how coach Pat Narduzzi drew it up when he named Max Browne the starter coming out of training camp. More...

Lady ’Cats, Trojans ready for tennis playoffs

The playoff journey for the Greater Latrobe girls’ tennis team begins today.  The fifth-seeded Lady Wildcats, the WPIAL Section 1- AAA champions, will face visiting Peters Township in a WPIAL Class AAA first-round playoff match today (3 p. More...

Entertainment

Football ratings are down; reason unclear

NEW YORK (AP) — Most television shows would love to have the “bad ratings!” that President Donald Trump tweeted the NFL is suffering from. But he’s generally right that the TV audience size for professional football is off this year. More...

John McCain calls his brain cancer prognosis ‘very poor’

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. John McCain says doctors have given him a “very poor prognosis” as he battles brain cancer.  More...

NBC’s Megyn Kelly says she’s ‘done with politics’ on debut

NEW YORK (AP) — Megyn Kelly made her debut as an NBC morning TV host on Monday with the declaration that she’s “kind of done with politics for now.”  The former Fox News Channel anchor was in the thick of it during the 20 More...

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