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Pennsylvania budget plan includes more for schools, safety

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Details of a $32.7 billion state budget package began emerging Tuesday, as top Republican lawmakers prepared an election-year plan they negotiated behind closed doors with Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf. More...

Learning about life cycles

The Pre-K Counts students at Latrobe Kinder-Schull, including Olivia Garber, Noah Drown, Ronan Murphy, Josiah Drown and Lilyana Lash, studied life cycles this year. More...

Protecting the planet

Students in Miss Kline’s Pre-K Counts classroom at Latrobe Kinder-Schull enjoyed a variety of special activities to celebrate Earth Day in April. More...

General News

House moves to amend medical marijuana law’s research rules

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — State lawmakers moved Tuesday to reinstate the research provision of Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana law, a month after a court decision left it in limbo. More...

CVS Health will now deliver prescriptions

(AP) — CVS Health will make prescription deliveries nationwide to accommodate the heightened expectations of convenience from consumers.  The nation’s second-largest drugstore chain says it also will make home deliveries of other ite More...

Palin’s son moves to court program after assaulting father

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Track Palin was formally accepted into a diversion court program Tuesday after assaulting his father, the former first gentleman of the state of Alaska, so severely it left him bleeding from the head.  More...

Sports

Clark tosses shutout to lead Latrobe Legion

Griffin Clark got it done for the Latrobe Legion baseball team on Tuesday yet again.  Clark tossed a completegame shutout to help lead the Jethawks to a 3-0 victory against Bushy Run in an American Legion District 31 game.  Clark struck out More...

St. Joe’s Club eases past Rays in Teener for 9-1 victory

St. Joe’s Club scored nine runs during a three-inning strech to key a 9-1 victory against Rays on Tuesday in Latrobe-Derry Area Teener League action.  More...

Unity loses close one to Young Twp.

Unity Legion rallied late but ultimately fell, 2-1, to host Young Township in an American Legion District 31 game on Tuesday.  Young Township got it done despite just three hits compared to Unity’s eight.  Nathan Slapinski scored the More...

Lifestyles

St. Vincent Bird Nerds team places, raises $$$ in 35th World Series of Birding at Cape May

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Church news

Blairsville VBS June 25-29   More...

Eve nts o f Area Interest

Spaghetti Dinner June 22  The Derry First United Methodist Church will host a Spaghetti Dinner 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 22, at the 311 N. Ligonier St. church. The meal includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad, rolls, drink and dessert. More...

GL school board approves budget with half-mill tax hike

New elementary school on schedule

As expected, the Greater Latrobe school board on Tuesday approved a final 2018-19 budget that includes a half-mill tax increase. More...

Fire chief: Man spotted at Loyalhanna Creek wasn’t in danger

Reports of a man in apparent danger Tuesday afternoon turned out to be someone simply trying to cool off from the heat. According to a Westmoreland County 911 dispatcher, multiple fire crews and water rescue teams were called at about 4 p.m. More...

Latrobe Municipal Authority okays project payments

The Latrobe Municipal Authority (LMA) Board of Directors on Tuesday approved payments for several projects.  More...

Lions Club Student of Month

Latrobe Lions Club President Sharon DeMichela presents a certificate to the club’s Student of the Month for May, Summer Bush. More...

GES Stock Market Game winners

Grandview Elementary School fifth-grade students who won first and second place in the year-long session of the Stock Market Game program. More...

One-Room School Experience

The final Atlantic No. 40 One-Room School Experience of the 2017-18 school year took place on May 2. More...

Local & State News

Bills to combat gun violence advance in Pennsylvania House

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania House committee is advancing legislation to more aggressively take firearms from people who have a domestic violence restraining order against them or who are deemed dangerous by a judge. More...

2018 Latrobe 4th of July Celebration Schedule

For more details, visit the website at latrobe4thofjulycelebration.com.  SUNDAY, JUNE 24  More...

Suspended police officer found guilty in fatal DUI crash

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A northwestern Pennsylvania police officer has been convicted on all charges including vehicular homicide while driving under the influence in a fatal off-duty crash last year.  More...

World News

Youngest migrants held in ‘tender age’ shelters

(AP) — Trump administration officials have been sending babies and other young children forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border to at least three “tender age” shelters in South Texas, The Associated Press has More...

No clear plan yet on how to reunite parents with children

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) - Trump administration officials say they have no clear plan yet on how to reunite the thousands of children separated from their families at the border since the implementation of a zero-tolerance policy in which anyone caught en More...

House GOP gets little direction from Trump on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump told House Republicans he is “1,000 percent” behind their rival immigration bills, providing little clear direction for party leaders searching for a way to defuse the escalating controversy over f More...

Education

GL Student Council reps

The Greater Latrobe School Board recently welcomed the Greater Latrobe Senior High School Student Council representatives for the 2018-2019 school year. More...

GL student wins in competition

Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center (EWCTC)’s Zane Zimmer and Greater Latrobe Senior High School grade 11-12 principal Jon Mains (right) congratulate Scott Poklembo for winning fi More...

GL student earns German award

Greater Latrobe Senior High School student Sarah Dill is congratulated by German teacher Oliver Kiefer, after Dill recently was awarded the bronze award for distinguished achievement in the 2017-2018 More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Mount Pleasant man charged with resisting arrest   More...

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