May 22, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Police: Inmate with ties to Latrobe admits taking Uber to burglary

An inmate at Westmoreland County Prison awaiting trial admitted to state police recently that he and two accomplices used Uber to get to and from a Salem Township home they burglarized on March 6.  More...

Ex-St. Vincent student pleads guilty to child porn charge

A former St. Vincent College (SVC) student will serve five years on probation after pleading guilty Monday to having child pornography on his computer.  More...

General News

Classmates mourn deaths of 4 students killed in car crash

STOUGHTON, Mass. (AP) — Students at a Massachusetts high school are mourning the deaths of four classmates who were killed in a car crash over the weekend. More...

School shooting may not bring change to gun-loving Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas has more than 1.2 million licensed handgun owners who can openly carry their weapons in public. The state hosted the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting two weeks ago. More...

Trump honors Truex Jr. at the White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is honoring NASCAR Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr. and Furniture Row Racing at the White House, praising Truex’s vow to “never give up.”  More...

Editorial

President Donald Trump and the media

When he was running for office, President Trump was a fan, in theory, at least, of the regularized, semi-formal politician-reporter scrum known as the press conference. More...

Undermining an effective birth control funding program

For nearly half a century, the Title X Family Planning Program has been a crucial source of federal dollars for family planning and related health care services for low-income Americans.  More...

Standardize tax collection

One of the many downfalls of Pennsylvania having too many units of local government is needlessly convoluted and redundant tax collection. Millions of dollars that could go to services or back to taxpayers go instead to the cost of collection.  More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Westminster College releases spring 2018 dean’s list

More than 300 Westminster College students earned dean’s list recognition for the 2018 spring semester, the New Wilmington campus reported over the weekend.  The dean’s list recognizes students who attain a grade-point average of at More...

Rep. J. Walsh tours Westmoreland Advanced Technology Center

State Rep. Justin Walsh (R-Westmoreland) recently visited Westmoreland County Community College’s Advanced Technology Center in Mount Pleasant to tour the facility and learn more about its economic impact on Westmoreland County. More...

326 students awarded degrees by St. Vincent College

Three hundred twenty-six students were awarded bachelor’s or master’s degrees by President Brother Norman W. Hipps, OSB, in a traditional public ceremony recognizing the completion of their degree studies at the 172nd annual commencement of St. More...

Entertainment

Miss Nebraska winner of Miss USA competition

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Sarah Rose Summers from Nebraska has beaten 50 other women to win the crown at this year’s Miss USA competition.  More...

Netflix says it has signed Barack and Michelle Obama to multi-year deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Barack and Michelle Obama are getting into the television business with Monday’s announcement that they had signed a multi-year deal with Netflix.  More...

Nielsen company says 29 million people watched wedding in US

NEW YORK (AP) — Perhaps getting married to a U.S. More...

LV Chamber appoints Haines executive director

The Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has selected Scott Haines of Ligonier as the organization’s new executive director, effective May 16.  “We are confident that Scott will provide strong and capable leadership More...

Prison looking to hire new group of correctional officers

Westmoreland County Prison is hiring.  Prison warden John Walton during Monday’s prison board meeting said he has agility tests and interviews scheduled with more than 25 applicants looking to fill correctional officer positions.  Wal More...

Suspect in Vandergrift woman’s murder testifies against co-defendant

The two men accused in the February 2017 killing of a Vandergrift woman in a wooded area of Derry Township near Keystone State Park were in court Monday for preliminary hearings. More...

DNA tests unite siblings in a saga of love, lust and murder

Alton William Barron, also known as Allan Kain, was a car salesman when he met Kathryn Quinn in Greenwood, Indiana, in July 1955, and he followed her in January 1956 when she returned to Latrobe. More...

Local & State News

Firms sued over incinerator deal that left Harrisburg broke

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Western PA motorists pay highest Memorial Day gas prices in 4 years

Gas prices in western Pennsylvania have gone up four cents over the week to $3.099 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. Gas prices are 3 to 7 cents more expensive on the week for Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states. More...

Some lawmakers want to open primaries to independent voters

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

World News

US demands wholesale changes in Iran policies post-nuke deal

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration on Monday demanded that Iran make wholesale changes in its military and regional policies or face “the strongest sanctions in history,” as it sought to turn up heat on Tehran after President Dona More...

FBI, Justice to ‘review’ classified info sought by lawmakers

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House said Monday that top FBI and Justice Department officials have agreed to meet with congressional leaders and “review” highly classified information the lawmakers have been seeking as they scrutinize the h More...

Toxic cloud caused by Hawaii volcano lava emerges over ocean

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) - White plumes of acid and extremely fine shards of glass billowed into the sky over Hawaii as molten rock from Kilauea volcano poured into the ocean, creating yet another hazard from an eruption that began more than two weeks ago: More...

Sports

Kiley Myers throws no-hitter as Lady Wildcats cruise to playoff win against Peters Township

After a layoff of two weeks, the Greater Latrobe softball team was nearly flawless in its playoff debut on Monday. More...

Garver, Lady Rams hang on to defeat Penn Cambria, 4-3

Advance to District 6 semifinals on Thursday

With Penn Cambria trailing 4-3 and a runner on base, Ligonier Valley sophomore Jane Garver struck out two straight batters to preserve the Lady Ram's lead-and help stay alive in the playoffs.  “I just knew I had to bear down and get it don More...

Lady Rams moving on

Courtney McKlveen, of Ligonier Valley (left), scoops up a grounder during the Lady Rams’ District 6 Class AAA quarterfinal-round playoff game Monday against Penn Cambria at Friendship Park. More...

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