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Extras needed for Oct. 6 ‘Kecksburg’ movie shoot

Sci-fi movie Director Cody Knotts is seeking background and featured extras of all ages, races and genders for the “Kecksburg” movie shoot to be conducted on Oct. 6 on the streets of Mount Pleasant.  More...

General News

Man caught shaving on train in viral video says don’t judge

NEW YORK (AP) — Aman who was mocked online after he was recorded shaving at his seat on a commuter train headed out of New York City said he was just trying to clean up after days spent in a homeless shelter. More...

Man convicted of killing wife seeks new trial

A Hempfield Township man convicted in 2014 of murdering his wife and sentenced to life in prison is seeking a new trial, contending his attorneys did not adequately defend him.  David Frank Stahl, 48, was convicted of first-degree murder in the More...

Bloomberg mulling a run for president as a Democrat

NEW YORK (AP) — Billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is actively thinking of running for president in 2020 as a Democrat.  More...

Editorial

‘Good Samaritan’ law needed for alcohol overdoses, too

Immunity from prosecution for those reporting a drug overdose is the law in 40 states, including Pennsylvania and New Jersey. More...

Problem solved: A final insult from extended auto warranty

COMMENTARY

Delta Auto Protect promises Devon Welter a full refund on his extended car warranty. But one month after signing a release — and despite a promise that the check is in the mail — he still hasn’t received the money.  More...

The PA House needs to get it done on bill keeping guns out of the hands of abusers

GUEST EDITORIAL

The state House and Senate return to the state Capitol this month for a pre-election voting sessions that's so short it would be funny, were it not such a ridiculous waste of the taxpayers' time and money.  The majority-GOP House reconvenes Wedn More...

Lifestyles

St. Rose to host Fall Family Spaghetti Dinner Saturday

St. Rose Church is having a Fall Family Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, Sept. More...

St. Vincent College center to present lecture on ‘The Domestic Fate of U.S. Militarism’ Sept. 26

The Center for Political and Economic Thought of the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government will open the 2018-19 McKenna Economic Education Lecture Series with a presentation by Professor Christopher Coyne 7:30 p.m. More...

Adams, Caldwell memorial libraries list Oct. programs

Adams Memorial Library programming coordinator Laura Starzynski announced these October programs, five at the 1112 Ligonier, Latrobe, library and two at Caldwell Memorial Library, located in Derry Area High School, 988 N. Chestnut St. More...

Derry council approves advertising items for storm sewer requirements

After months of discussion, Derry Borough Council on Monday voted to advertise several items related to state-mandated Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) requirements within the borough.  More...

Need a new broom?

Jim Moore, Danyelle Kintz, Jeffrey Kintz and Ron Finley are getting ready for the Latrobe Lions Club broom sale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 22, or whenever sold out. More...

Occidental Gypsy Fusion Band opens SVC concert series

The critically acclaimed Occidental Gypsy Fusion Band opens the St. Vincent College concert series 7 p.m. Saturday in the Robert S. Carey Performing Arts Center at St. More...

Local & State News

Catholic dioceses sued over disclosure of sexual abuse allegations

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Parents of children in the Roman Catholic Church and survivors of sexual abuse by clergy filed a lawsuit Monday against Pennsylvania’s eight dioceses and their bishops asking a judge to compel them to release informati More...

Betsy DeVos to students: Don’t hide behind a Twitter handle

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Monday encouraged students to engage others with respect and not to “be nasty” while hiding behind Twitter handles, leading one student to wonder why her boss, President Donald More...

No charges pending after student brings gun to White Twp. school

State police at Indiana report an 11-year-old boy who took a loaded revolver to school Monday in White Township won’t be charged with a crime.  More...

World News

Kim, Moon start possibly most challenging Korean summit yet

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - The leaders of the two Koreas have begun their official summit talks on denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and other issues.  South Korean President Moon Jae-in flew to Pyongyang on Tuesday for his third summi More...

AP looks at the Koreas’ push for formal end to Korean War

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - At the heart of the nuclear impasse with North Korea is a seemingly straightforward demand by both North and South for a formal end to the Korean War.  It appears reasonable, on its face.  More...

Wilmington Isle: Food, water handouts set in isolated city

WILMINGTON, N.C. More...

Sports

GL cross-country success built on lessons from past

During Todd Simpson’s tenure as a coach of the Greater Latrobe cross-country teams, success has been the standard.  More...

Lady ’Cats hold court in win

Greater Latrobe’s Sadie Wetzel and Lauren Cammerata (above) block a spike attempt by Laurel during Monday’s non-section match. Cammerata led the Lady Wildcats with 10 kills while Wetzel added four in the team’s 3-1 win.  More...

GL, LV girls fall in soccer

The Greater Latrobe girls’ soccer team had all of the early momentum, but host Penn Hills took control in the second half for an eventual 3-1 victory during a WPIAL Section 3-AAAA game Monday.  More...

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