June 24, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

PennDOT to phase in new driver licenses, identification cards

As part of ongoing security enhancements, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has updated the design and enhanced the security features of its driver license and identification card products. More...

General News

Emmy-winning TV journalist Gabe Pressman dies at 93

NEW YORK (AP) — Gabe Pressman, an intrepid, Emmy-winning journalist who still relished going to work at the age of 93, died in his sleep early Friday at a Manhattan hospital.  More...

Mary Valastro, 69, mother of ‘Cake Boss’ star, dies

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — The mother of “Cake Boss” reality star Buddy Valastro has died. More...

Man arrested over baseball bat death of dad on Father’s Day

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Aman accused of beating his dad to death with a baseball bat on Father’s Day was arrested Friday on a Jersey shore boardwalk, officials said.  More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

Irritation hints of regional progress

An interesting thing has been happening over the past few months: I've been getting irritated more often — and smiling about it. You read that correctly. Mild irritation seems to be happening to me more-frequently these days. More...

Bulletin Board

Attention airshow enthusiasts. Maria Peluso has a suggestion that will benefit another worthy cause: More...

Lifestyles

Illustrator Tim Hartman, author Stephen Coleman to present, sign copies of new book

El Dorado Hills, CA — Author W. More...

Campus Corner

University of Akron president’s list   Courtney Bosetti of Latrobe was named to The University of Akron spring 2017 president’s list, the Ohio campus reported Friday.  More...

Westmoreland Symphony to present free concert in park

“Summer Sparklers,” a free annual outdoor concert, will be presented by the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra 7 p.m. Sunday, July 2, at St. Clair Park’s Robertshaw Amphitheater in downtown Greensburg.  More...

Parker tabbed as grand marshal for 4th of July parade

Dr. John S. Parker has been announced as the grand marshal for the Latrobe 4th of July parade on Tuesday, July 4.  More...

Thunderstorms packing heavy rain sweep across Pa.

One dies in flooding; Red Cross works to assess damage in Indiana County

Pockets of thunderstorms packing heavy rain were sweeping across a large swath of Pennsylvania on Friday, bringing flooding and reports of a possible tornado to the western part of the state.  More...

A thinking man’s band: Local indie rock outfit gaining popularity

Don’t let the name fool you: Local band the Absent Minded Professors wants to make you think, with songs and lyrics that add a layer of meaning to music.  More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

TUESDAY, JUNE 27   6 p.m., Unity Township Planning Commission, municipal building  7 p.m., Ligonier Borough Planning Commission, Town Hall  7:30 p.m., Greater Latrobe School Board, Center for Student Creativity  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28 More...

Pennsylvania Legislature eyes wider DNA sampling of convicts

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania lawmakers moved closer this week to mandating that DNA samples be collected from people who have been convicted of crimes, something supporters predict will help solve serious crimes. More...

Obituary for girl, 15, who hanged self blames school bullies

BEDFORD, Pa. (AP) — The family of a 15-year-old Pennsylvania girl who hanged herself Monday is blaming school bullies, and the school district’s superintendent isn’t disputing their claims.  More...

World News

Senators ask military to clarify US role in Yemen torture

WASHINGTON (AP) - Pressure mounted on the U.S. Defense Department Friday after multiple U.S. senators called for investigations into reports that U.S. More...

London council evacuates residents amid fire safety concerns

LONDON (AP) - One London community is evacuating some 800 households from five publicly owned apartment towers because of safety concerns following the devastating fire that killed 79 people in a west London high-rise last week.  More...

A 2nd mistrial: Jury deadlocks in Ohio cop’s murder retrial

CINCINNATI (AP) - Asecond mistrial was declared Friday in the case of a white University of Cincinnati officer who killed an unarmed black motorist during a traffic stop. More...

Sports

Loyalhanna United girls unbeaten

The Loyalhanna United U11 girls’ soccer team went unbeaten in the Pa. West Division 5 Spring League with a record of 6-0-1. More...

LSU ends Oregon State’s 23-game win streak with 3-1 victory in CWS

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — With a wave of his cap to the LSU fans, Alex Lange disappeared into the dugout after what very well could have been his last outing as a collegian.  It was one of his best, and most timely.  More...

Blackhawks deal Panarin, Hjalmarsson, get Saad back in separate draft-day trades

CHICAGO (AP) — General manager Stan Bowman promised changes were coming after the Chicago Blackhawks were swept in the first round of the playoffs.  Boy, he wasn’t kidding.  More...

Entertainment

Movie review: In ‘The Last Knight,’ round 5 for the Transformers

A concussed serenity sets in somewhere in the middle of the ceaseless ballet of metal and machismo in Michael Bay's "Transformers: The Last Knight." Freed of concerns like plausibility or story, you can simply gape in wonder at the ruthlessly thunder More...

Watch ole ‘Bandit’ run: Fans ride to Georgia for film’s 40th

ATLANTA(AP) — They had a long way to go and a short time to get there, but hundreds of fans in Trans Ams have put the hammer down and made it to Atlanta to celebrate the 40th anniversary of “Smokey and the Bandit.”  More...

Good Eats with Grapes

Make a heart-healthy menu with flavorful fruit

Heart-healthy foods can play a role in healthy aging. Whether you enjoy them by the handful as a refreshing snack or use them to add color, crunch and a touch of sweetness to a meal, grapes are a heart-healthy option that make eating better easy. More...

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