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Planners reviewing Ligonier Borough zoning ordinance

Although unlikely for some time, Ligonier Borough could see additional zoning revisions in the future, as the planning committee is considering some tweaks to its ordinance.  More...

One dead, several injured in 8-vehicle crash in Salem Twp.

One man died and several others were injured when eight vehicles were involved in a crash at 11:54 a.m. Tuesday, June 14, that kept part of Route 22 closed for hours in Salem Township. More...

Community Chorus seeking more voices

The 4th of July Community Chorus has been practicing for the 4th of July Interfaith Patriotic Service. More...

General News

US charitable giving rate tops more than $1 billion a day

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans are now donating to charities and nonprofits at a record-high rate of more than $1 billion a day, according to the latest comprehensive report on the nation’s charitable giving.  More...

Slain woman’s family objects to convict’s release

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — The family of a pregnant Pennsylvania woman who was slain along with her unborn son in 2009 is objecting to the release of the convicted killer, who was 11 at the time of the slaying.  More...

Surgeon general calls for greater investment in opioid fight

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. More...

Sports

Latrobe Legion keeps winning, shuts out Derry, 14-0

The Latrobe Legion baseball team had little trouble with local rival Derry in District 31 play on Tuesday, posting a 14-0 road victory at Shrum Field.  More...

Mount Pleasant rallies past Unity Township in final inning

The Unity Township Legion baseball team built a big lead early but couldn’t hold it on Tuesday, as Mount Pleasant rallied for a wild 10- 9 win in American Legion District 31 play.  Unity Township (7-3) seemingly had the game in hand enteri More...

Steelers’ LB James Harrison back to win another Super Bowl

PITTSBURGH — James Harrison’s main motivation for returning to the Pittsburgh Steelers is a third Super Bowl ring.  The former NFL Defensive Player of the Year briefly mulled retirement before announcing last month he would be back f More...

Lifestyles

Seton Hill announces May 14 graduates

Seton Hill University held Spring Commencement Exercises on May 14, the Greensburg campus reported Monday. The undergraduate commencement ceremony was held in the Katherine Mabis McKenna Center on Seton Hill’s hilltop campus More...

University of Denver MA recipient

Tyler Collins Camaione of Latrobe, a 2011 summa cum laude graduate of St. More...

SVC senior earns PICPA scholarships

Breana Liberoni of New Alexandria, a senior accounting major at St. More...

GL School Board to vote on balanced budget with no tax hike

When the Greater Latrobe School District Board of Education meets next week, it will be voting on a balanced budget with no tax increase. More...

WCAAmoves forward with terminal expansion

Westmoreland County Airport Authority members on Tuesday authorized KTH Architects and engineer GAI Consultants Inc. to finish developing expansion plans for the terminal building at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport.  More...

Ligonier Township approves GPS tracking for trucks

Ligonier Township officials are making improvements to the public works department and the municipal building.  The board of supervisors Tuesday night approved a threeyear contract with Trak It to outfit nine trucks with individual GPS tracking More...

Sacrament of Reconciliation added to flea market

In observance of the Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis, the Benedictine Sisters of St. More...

Local & State News

Pa. House sends public pension overhaul to Senate

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pensions for newly hired school employees and state workers would see some major changes under a proposal approved by the Pennsylvania House on Tuesday and sent to the Senate.  More...

Pennsylvania county tells Trump stop using photo with cops

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania county has asked Donald Trump’s campaign to stop using a picture the presumptive Republican presidential nominee had taken with several county police officers.  The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette say More...

Deer crashes into YWCA toddler classroom during nap time

POTTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Nap time ended early for toddlers at an eastern Pennsylvania YWCA when a deer burst through a classroom window at the facility.  The Mercury reports it happened Monday afternoon at the Pottstown YWCA. More...

World News

Investigators casting wide net in club shooting probe

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Shot in the leg and lying in a mix of blood and water on a bathroom floor, Patience Carter heard gunman Omar Mateen dial 911 from just a few feet away. More...

Details emerge about nightclub shooter’s wife

RODEO, California (AP) - She was a sweet, pretty California girl with Palestinian roots who left an arranged marriage only to find love with a man who committed the worst mass shooting in modern U.S history.  More...

Hiring club shooter not first blunder for security company

LONDON (AP) — The security company that employed the shooter in the Orlando nightclub massacre has been tarred by a series of blunders and scandals that have raised questions about its competency and ethics.  London-based G4S acknowledged More...

Health

Investigator: FDA takes months to recall tainted food

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials failed to force a recall of peanut butter and almond products for three months after advanced DNA testing confirmed salmonella contamination, government investigators reported Thursday.  More...

The Medical Minute: How fat, salt and sugar can be good for you

When it comes to healthy eating, the villains are constantly changing.  It used to be fat that was the bad guy. More...

The signs and symptoms of drug use

There are many signs, both physical and behavioral, that indicate drug use. More...

Entertainment

‘Legend of Zelda’: 5 ways ‘Breath of the Wild’is different

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nintendo is putting all of its faith in Link at the Electronic Entertainment Expo.  The video game publisher is using its entire booth at the gaming industry’s annual extravaganza to promote “The Legend of Ze More...

Microsoft adding new ways for likeminded gamers to team up

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft is making it easier for gamers who share the same passions or even gender to meet and play with each other online, a step toward curbing online harassment.  The company is adding a feature called “lookin More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Man found with loaded, stolen handgun   More...

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