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Stanko remains jailed despite family’s attempt to post bond

A Unity Township man questioned in connection with the disappearance of a Unity Township woman missing for more than a month will remain in Westmoreland County Prison despite attempts by his family to post his bond in unrelated cases by bringing $25, More...

UTMA to review commercial evaluation process

The Unity Township Municipal Authority (UTMA) on Wednesday granted approval for its consulting engineer to perform an analysis related to how the authority evaluates equivalent dwelling units for commercial customers.  More...

Special program on paranormal Pa. planned

A lot of strange and unusual things have happened and are still happening in the Laurel Highlands and surrounding areas.  For instance, there’s a family in Latrobe whose house allegedly became haunted when they brought home a chair that th More...

General News

Trump disclosure of Cohen payment raises new legal questions

NEWYORK (AP) — President Donald Trump revealed in his financial disclosure Wednesday that he reimbursed personal attorney Michael Cohen as much as $250,000 for unspecified “expenses,” with no mention of a $130,000 payment to porn ac More...

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

Senate backs effort to restore ‘net neutrality’ rules   More...

In veiled shot at Trump, Rex Tillerson warns democracy at risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson took a veiled shot at President Donald Trump on Wednesday, warning that a growing national crisis of ethics and integrity has put American democracy at risk.  In remarks to graduate More...

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Off The Wall

It’s not unusual to look outside my window and see a youngster hurrying toward Latrobe Elementary School (LES) a bit late. Sometimes things just don’t work out the way they should and tardiness sets in.  More...

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Lifestyles

Summer Fun Fest Sunday at Phipps

On Sunday, May 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens will host Summer Fun Fest with UPMC Health Plan.  More...

IUP to name planetarium and atrium of science building in honor of Latrobe couple

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Council of Trustees honored Tim and Debra Phillips Cejka, 1973 graduates of IUP, with a resolution to name the IUP planetarium and its atrium as the Cejka Planetarium, the Indiana campus reported Tuesday.&nb More...

Ohio State Doctor of Optometry

Dr. Leslie Schade Gibson received her Doctor of Optometry degree May 6 from The Ohio State University, College of Optometry.  More...

Police Roundup

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Car rear-ended on Route 30 in Southwest Greensburg   More...

Derry Borough authority talks costs related to MS4 project

The Derry Borough Municipal Authority (DBMA) on Wednesday discussed possible costs related to the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer (MS4) permit project, including the proposed implementation of a fee for each parcel of land within the borough.  Au More...

Shetler released from prison after sentencing in truck theft

A New Florence man acquitted in February of firstand third-degree murder charges in the fatal 2015 shooting of a St. Clair Township police officer was released from Westmoreland County Prison Wednesday.  More...

LMA customers can now pay bills online

Latrobe Municipal Authority (LMA) customers can now enjoy the convenience of paying their water and sewage bills online through the authority’s website, www.latrobema.com. More...

GLSD gets $8,100 in grants to expand breakfast for students

The Greater Latrobe School District will be able to increase school breakfast participation by 20 percent by expanding its breakfast options following the disbursement of $8,100 through the state’s School Breakfast Initiative, state Rep. More...

Sheriff’s corruption trial set in August

Westmoreland County Sheriff Jonathan Held is scheduled to stand trial in August on public corruption charges.  Held, 44, of Hempfield Township, was formally arraigned Wednesday before visiting senior Cambria County Court of Common Pleas Judge Ti More...

Local & State News

Pennsylvania governor gets to know imposing new ticket mate

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Sisters of Charity to sponsor arts camp for kids

The Seton Arts Service Corps, sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill, will hold a summer fine arts camp for children in July.  The camp is open for children in grades 2 to 8, and is under the direction of fine arts scholars from Seton More...

Owner of popular restaurant arrested on sex assault charges

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police have arrested the owner of a popular Pittsburgh restaurant on charges he broke into a woman’s home and sexually assaulted her. More...

World News

US has daunting to-do list to prepare for North Korea summit

WASHINGTON (AP) - Who sits where? What’s on the agenda? Will they eat together? More...

Seoul pushes for successful Trump-Kim talks as North warns

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korea said Thursday it’s pushing to reset high-level talks with North Korea and will communicate closely with Washington and Pyongyang to increase the chances of a successful summit between President Donald Trump More...

Cannes doc: Whitney Houston was molested by Dee Dee Warwick

CANNES, France (AP) - Friends of Whitney Houston allege the singer was molested as a child by her cousin Dee Dee Warwick in a documentary that premiered Thursday at the Cannes Film Festival. More...

Sports

DA boys’ volleyball, area track and field athletes in action

The Derry Area boys’ volleyball team begins its playoff journey today.  The Greater Latrobe girls’ softball team thought it was going to do the same, but the Lady Wildcats’ playoff opener has been moved back.  More...

Heat Siphon stays perfect in Teener

Heat Siphon broke a tie with a big inning to stay perfect, defeating St. More...

GL girls’ softball playoff game moved back to Monday at Seton Hill

Because of various circumstances, Greater Latrobe’s WPIAL Class 6A girls’ softball playoff game against Peters Township has been pushed back from today to Monday.  The quarterfinal-round matchup will be played Monday against Peters T More...

Entertainment

CBS looks back for its reboot-heavy new TV season

NEW YORK (AP) — Glance at next season’s schedule for CBS and you could be forgiven for wondering what decade it is.  The network is adding remakes of 1980s series “Murphy Brown” and “Magnum, P.I.” to a line-up More...

Ryan Reynolds: ‘Deadpool 2’ is about kindness (truly)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After being stuck in development for over a decade, “Deadpool” broke box-office records and shattered preconceived notions about what an R-rated superhero movie could do when it debuted in February 2016.  More...

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