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Couch retained as UTMA chairman

The Unity Township Municipal Authority (UTMA) Board of Directors on Wednesday reorganized for 2016, reappointing Tom Couch as chairman.  The authority board also reappointed Dennis Gregor as vice chairman, while Tom Bobik was appointed treasurer More...

DBMA OKs contract for foreman trainee position

As a way to help prepare for the future, Derry Borough Municipal Authority (DBMA) approved a contract to create a new foreman trainee position.  Manager Amy Forsha said on Wednesday that three employees, which is half of the authority’s wo More...

Greensburg Diocesan groups attending March for Life

More than 1,000 people from the four-county Diocese of Greensburg will be in Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual March for Life on Friday, the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that on Jan. More...

General News

Man, 61, found dead in Pittsburgh alley was philanthropist

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man found dead in a downtown Pittsburgh alley was a well-known philanthropist who died of trauma injuries.  Allegheny County medical examiner’s investigators say it could take weeks to determine how 61-year-old St More...

2 hurt when AK Steel plant furnace explodes in Pennsylvania

LYNDORA, Pa. (AP) — One worker has been hospitalized with burns and another was treated at the scene after a furnace exploded at a western Pennsylvania steel plant.  The blast happened about 1:20 p.m. More...

Evidence for 9th planet in solar system

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Scientists say they finally have “solid evidence” for Planet X, a true ninth planet on the fringes of our solar system.  More...

Editorial

Guns: A false sense of security

Shoot first, repent later.  An Ohio man is experiencing that after fatally mistaking his own 14- year-old son for an intruder.  Police say the Cincinnati boy had left for the school bus stop on Jan. More...

Political Cartoon

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Off The Wall

As an opinionated columnist, I have written many stories that not everyone has agreed with. That's what makes this opportunity one that provokes thoughts in others. More...

Lifestyles

VFW Auxiliary 3414 meets Pennsylvania president

During the VFW Auxiiary District 27 meeting Jan. More...

Campus Corner

Kelsey Komisak from Latrobe has been named to the University of Delaware's dean’s list for the 2015 fall semester, the Newark, Delaware, campus reported Wednesday.  More...

Adams library lists February programs

Anne Betz, adult programming coordinator at Adams Memorial Library, 1112 Ligonier St., Latrobe, announced these February programs:  • “Groundhog Day” on Groundhog Day  Tuesday, Feb. 2, 5:30 p.m.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Driver goes through red light, strikes car   More...

Breaking News - 1/22/2016 12:15 AM

3 charged in fatal Latrobe shooting

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Major snowfall may hit region over the weekend

Since the region received its first real snowfall of 2016 last week, Mother Nature hasn’t let up.  And after bitter wind chills earlier this week and several inches of snow on Wednesday night, the area is bracing for its first major snowst More...

Two killed in fiery Cook Township accident

Two people were killed on Wednesday afternoon when an SUV veered off a winding country road in Cook Township.  More...

Police still on the lookout for shooting suspect

Police are still on the hunt for the person responsible for the shooting death of a Latrobe man on Wednesday morning.  No other details have been revealed regarding the early morning death of Daniel McNerny, 20, of 723 Spring St., who was pronou More...

Ligonier Valley Chamber seeking executive director

The Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce is seeking a new executive director.  The director serves as a representative of the community and provides leadership in the fulfillment of the Chamber’s mission by developing effective strategies t More...

Local & State News

Wolf administration to tighten methane rules for drillers

A proposal to require natural gas drillers to reduce methane emissions will help make Pennsylvania a “national leader” in efforts to combat global warming, the Wolf administration said on Wednesday. More...

Board argues Kane’s law license should remain suspended

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Pennsylvania on track to delay high school graduation exams

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

World News

Court could give Obama his final chance on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — By agreeing to hear a challenge to President Barack Obama’s actions to defer deportations, the Supreme Court is raising hopes that Obama may have one last chance to make good on an unfulfilled promise to millions of immi More...

Governor’s emails show debate over blame for Flint water

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A day after doctors reported high levels of lead in Flint children, Gov. More...

UK judge: Putin probably approved plan to poison ex-spy

LONDON (AP) - President Vladimir Putin probably approved a plan by Russia’s FSB security service to kill former agent Alexander Litvinenko, who died three weeks after drinking tea laced with poison at a London hotel, a British judge said Thursd More...

Sports

’Cats clinch sub-section title, ready to host section tournament

The Greater Latrobe wrestling team clinched the WPIAL Class AAA sub-Section 1-B championship thanks to a 43-29 victory against host Greensburg Salem on Wednesday. But that’s not the section title the Wildcats are after. More...

Derry Area clinches sub-section wrestling title, to host team tourney

 Every high school wrestling team would love to finish off the regular season with a pair of impressive victories, and the Derry Area Trojans did just that, walloping Yough on Tuesday, 70- 9, and visiting Elizabeth Forward, 66-9, Wednesday More...

Unbeaten Bearcats edge Thiel, 85-81

Led by Jaylon Bell's 27 points, the St. Vincent College men’s basketball team defeated visiting Thiel, 85-81, Wednesday night to remain undefeated in Presidents’ Athletic Conference play. SVC is now 9-0 in the PAC and 13-3 overall. More...

Entertainment

In Tech: Minecraft for schools, Amazon Dash, data caps

(AP) — Microsoft is buying the educational version of Minecraft and has plans to create a bigger and better version of the popular world-building video game that’s designed for classrooms.  More...

Adele, Kendrick Lamar to perform at Grammys

NEW YORK (AP) — Hello, it’s Adele, and she’s performing at next month’s Grammy Awards.  More...

‘StarWars: Episode VIII’ release delayed to Dec. 2017

NEWYORK (AP) — There is a disturbance in the force.  The release of “Star Wars: Episode VIII” has been delayed from May 2017 to Dec. 15, 2017, the Walt Disney Co. announced Wednesday. More...

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