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Documentary film featuring Latrobe to screen at SHU

Seton Hill University (SHU)’s National Catholic Center for Holocaust Education has partnered with Pittsburgh’s JFilm Festival to offer a local premiere of the documentary film “There Were Jews Here” from 7 to 9 p.m. More...

Wolf secures $26.5-million federal grant to address opioid epidemic

Gov. Tom Wolf announced this week that Pennsylvania secured a $26.5-million federal grant to combat the ongoing heroin and opioid epidemic. More...

Latrobe Mayor Rosie Wolford seeking re-election

Latrobe Mayor Rosie Wolford announced that she will be seeking re-election in the May 16 primary election.  She issued the following statement seeking support for her re-election bid:  More...

General News

Woman gets prison in death of man with maggot-filled wound

READING, Pa. (AP) — A woman was sentenced Tuesday to up to 10 years in prison in the death of her disabled boyfriend, whose foot wounds became severely infected and filled with maggots.  More...

Pa. makes investments in rail projects; move to support 375 jobs

Gov. Tom Wolf announced this week new project approvals through the State Transportation Commission totaling more than $40 million in funding that will support an estimated 375 jobs in rail freight projects statewide.  More...

Jury to begin weighing sentence for police ambush killer

MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — Ajury is expected to begin weighing the sentence for a gunman who targeted Pennsylvania state troopers at their barracks, killing one and leaving a second with devastating injuries.  More...

Sports

GL boys, girls claim section track championships

The Greater Latrobe boys’ and girls’ track and field teams both captured the section championship on Tuesday.  The Wildcat boys’ and Lady Wildcats both finished with a 4-1 mark to claim the WPIAL Section 1-AAA titles following More...

Yaeger, Cuda lead ’Cats to whitewash of Plum in lacrosse

Garret Yaeger and Marco Cuda led the Greater Latrobe boys’ lacrosse team during a 15-0 whitewash of visiting Plum on Senior Night Tuesday at GL’s Rossi Field.  Yaeger scored four goals and added four assists while Cuda also found the More...

Derry Area boys, girls make history by capturing section track titles

The Derry Area track and field teams made history on Tuesday.  Both, the Trojans’ boys’ and girls’ track and field teams captured the WPIAL Section 4-AA championships during a double-dual meet held Tuesday against Greensburg Ce More...

Lifestyles

Lions Talent Show winners advance

The winners of the annual Latrobe Lions Club Talent Show staged Friday, April 21, at Latrobe Elementary School have been announced.  More...

California University cast to present ‘Clybourne Park’ April 27-29

California University of Pennsylvania department of music and theatre will conclude its spring theatre season with the award-winning satire “Clybourne Park.”  Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. More...

Events of Area Interest

‘...Cooking’ series underway More...

Local music legends back together

Tommy James came from Michigan to Greensburg in 1966 looking for musicians to form the Tommy James and the Shondells band, and found the talent that he wanted at the Thunderbird Lounge. He recruited Ron Rosman of DuBois, who was a student at St. More...

Ligonier Borough planners to evaluate vacation rental options

The soon-to-return Ligonier Borough Planning Commission will look into updating the status of lodgings such as vacation rentals within the borough’s zoning ordinance.  More...

Unity peeper gets 3-6 years in jail

A Greensburg man facing up to 87 charges related to peeping in windows and in some cases, videotaping unsuspecting females with his cell phone in Greensburg and Unity Township, will spend three to six years in jail and 15 years on probation after acc More...

Residents urged to request absentee ballots early

Pennsylvania Secretary of State Pedro A. Cortés encourages state residents to submit requests for primary election absentee ballots before the May 9 deadline.  More...

Blairsville-Saltsburg school separation proponents discuss state report

A member of the “Petrarca Committee,” the group pushing to split Blairsville-Saltsburg School District into two separate entities, fired back at a Pennsylvania Department of Education report issued last month that found flaws with the group’s proposa More...

Local & State News

Lawmakers eye more changes to high school graduation exams

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — More bills are emerging in the Pennsylvania Legislature to end or loosen a requirement that students pass the Keystone Exams to graduate high school. More...

Audit rips accounting in Pennsylvania jobless benefit system

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Ninety troopers join state police

Commissioner Tyree C. Blocker recently announced that 90 cadets graduated from the State Police Academy in Hershey, and have been assigned to troops across the commonwealth. The men and women represent the 148th graduating cadet class.  More...

World News

Lawmakers suggest former Trump aide Flynn broke US law

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, appeared to violate federal law when he failed to seek permission or inform the U.S. More...

Massive Trump tax cuts face big hurdles as debt mounts

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is proposing tax cuts for individuals and businesses even as Washington struggles with mounting debt and the populist president tries to make good on promises to bring jobs and prosperity to the middle c More...

Judge cites Trump’s comment in ‘sanctuary city’ ruling

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For the third time in two months, a federal judge has knocked down an immigration order by President Donald Trump and used Trump’s own language against him.  More...

Health

Severe shortage of home health workers robs thousands of proper care

Acute shortages of home health aides and nursing assistants are cropping up across the country, threatening care for people with serious disabilities and vulnerable older adults.  In Minnesota and Wisconsin, nursing homes have denied admission t More...

Squats for Tots event set April 30 in Greensburg

Squats for Tots, an organized charity liftathon sponsored by Iron City Athletic Club, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at the Virtus Institute, 643 N. More...

‘Superbug’ fungus new menace in US hospitals, mostly NY, NJ

NEWYORK (AP) — A 'superbug' fungus is emerging as a new menace in U.S. hospitals, mostly in New York and New Jersey.  First identified in Japan in 2009, the fungus has spread to more than a dozen countries around the globe. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Car goes down embankment, driver flees scene   More...

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