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Ligonier Twp. zoning board upholds ruling

The Ligonier Township Zoning Hearing Board has denied an appeal from a resident whose privacy fence sparked a complaint and was flagged for violating the township’s zoning laws.  Glen Grace appealed a determination made by zoning and code More...

Latrobe Municipal Authority extends contract for sludge disposal services

Latrobe Municipal Authority (LMA) on Tuesday approved a three-year contract extension for sludge disposal services.  The agreement with Arizonabased Republic Services Inc. runs through Dec. 31, 2018.  More...

Latrobe-GLSD Parks and Recreation to hold annual Comedy Night

Latrobe-GLSD Parks and Recreation will hold its 12th annual Comedy Night on Jan. More...

General News

Arnold man gunned down during altercation

An altercation led to a fatal gunshot being fired into the torso of a City of Arnold man early this morning.  Donald L. Williams, 51, of Taylor Avenue in Arnold, was pronounced dead by Deputy Coroner Sean Hribal at 12:10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. More...

Pittsburgh stadiums, arena generate $107M for city since ’09

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An audit shows an entertainment tax levied at Pittsburgh’s major sports facilities and other venues has generated $107 million for the city since 2009, even though some stars have apparently found a way around it.  More...

Prosecutor, state police renew 1987 Elk County killing probe

RIDGWAY, Pa. More...

Sports

Wildcats remain perfect, roll past Connellsville Area, 88-56

It’s a bit scary to think about, actually.  The Greater Latrobe boys basketball team won a laugher Tuesday night, outclassing visiting Connellsville Area, 88-56, in a WPIAL Section 1-AAAA game.  The scary part? More...

LV shuts down Blairsville for first win

 Ligonier Valley coach Todd Hepner wasn’t feeling so hot about his team’s start to the basketball season. Tuesday night, he could not have felt any better. “0-4 didn’t feel good,” Hepner said. More...

Five Trojans on WPIAL Class AA All-Interstate Conference Football Team

Five Derry Area players have been named to the WPIAL Class AA All-Interstate Conference Football Team for the 2015 season.  Junior Tyler Balega was Derry Area’s lone First Team representative as a defensive back. More...

Lifestyles

Get The Led Out shows Jan. 22-23; tickets on sale

Get The Led Out will return to The Palace Theatre for two nights of everything Led Zeppelin. More...

Events of Area Interest

WSO concert Saturday; tickets available More...

Church news

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Breaking News - 12/16/2015 3:59 PM

Shetler to go to trial in cop killing

LIGONIER, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has been ordered to stand trial on charges he fatally shot a police officer who responded to a domestic dispute. More...

GLSD board votes to operate within cost-of-living index

Members of the Greater Latrobe School Board approved a resolution to operate within the cost-of -living index during the upcoming 2016-17 budget cycle at Tuesday’s regular meeting. More...

County budget kept under wraps, but property taxes will likely stay put

When asked how the 2016 Westmoreland County budget is coming along, Commissioner Charles Anderson said, “It’s cooking. More...

Bill overhauling state, school pensions hits homestretch

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Happy Birthday

Helen Choby turns the century mark today, Dec. 16, at the Bethlen Home in Ligonier Township.  Born Dec. 16, 1915, in Clearfield County, Helen married a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy Dental Corps, Lt. Dr. More...

Local & State News

Fired fencing coach settles lawsuit against Penn State

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Penn State has mended fences with an accomplished coach it fired in 2013.  The fencing coach, Emmanuil Kaidanov, filed the federal lawsuit in Philadelphia last year, claiming he was fired after he was wrongly accused of r More...

Penn State Creamery store to be closed for renovations

For much of Penn State University’s winter break and the beginning of the spring semester, the Berkey Creamery retail store will be closed for major renovations. More...

State won’t appeal ruling giving Sandusky back pension

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s large public-sector pension system isn’t appealing a court order that restores a $4,900- a-month pension to former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.  More...

World News

Bargainers near agreement on spending, tax cut deal

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional leaders were poised Tuesday to unveil a year-end tax and spending package that would fund the government through 2016, raise domestic and defense spending, and increase the deficit by hundreds of billions of dollars by More...

Emailed threats to NY, LA highlight worries schools face

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When it comes to assessing threats, New York City and Los Angeles schools likely have more experience than most other districts in the country. More...

Executions at lowest level since 1991

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people executed in the United States this year dropped to the lowest level since 1991, as states impose fewer death sentences and defendants in capital cases have access to better legal help. More...

Education

Derry Lions Club recognizes three local students at meeting

Derry Lions Club honored three local students at its Dec. More...

Derry FFA Chapter shows skills at National FFA Convention

Members of the Derry FFA Chapter in Pennsylvania were one of 39 teams participating in the National FFA Nursery/Landscape Career Development Event (CDE) held in conjunction with the 88th National FFA Convention & Expo in Louisville, Kentucky.&nbs More...

WCCC honors local veterans, establishes military students lounge

At a Veterans Day Appreciation Breakfast held recently to honor Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC) military students, college president Tuesday Stanley announced the creation of a military students lounge at the Youngwood campus.  More...

Entertainment

‘Top Gun,’‘Shawshank’added to National Film Registry

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s a bro-centric year for movies added to the prestigious National Film Registry.  Two of the most popular male-bonding movies of all time — “Top Gun” and “The Shawshank Redemption” & More...

Lamar Odom’s downfall tops Google’s list of 2015 searches

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Lamar Odom’s bizarre downfall from a former Los Angeles Lakers star to a lost soul in a Nevada brothel had the world searching Google for answers more than any other topic this year.  More...

Pentatonix and more join ABC’s ‘New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’ show

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pentatonix, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Nick Jonas and OMI will be ringing in the New Year from Hollywood, California, for ABC’s telecast of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacre More...

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