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Pennsylvania’s casinos reach new revenue record in 2018

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Piraino honored as Pa.’s top superintendent

In a way, the educational career of Dr. Gennaro “Jamie” Piraino Jr. came full circle on Thursday.  More...

General News

Opioid crisis brings unwanted attention to wealthy family

BOSTON (AP) - The Sackler name is emblazoned on the walls at some of the world’s great museums and universities, including the Smithsonian, the Guggenheim and Harvard. More...

Trump administration proposes higher ‘Obamacare’ premiums

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday announced proposed rule changes that would lead to a modest premium increase next year under the Affordable Care Act, potentially handing Democrats a new presidential-year health care issue More...

Number of federal workers seeking US jobless aid doubles

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of furloughed federal employees seeking unemployment benefits jumped in the first two weeks of the shutdown, topping 10,000 during the week of Jan. 5.  More...

Sports

Lady Trojans can’t beat Carlynton second time around in section play

There were a few differences in the second meeting between the Derry Area girls’ basketball team and Carlynton Thursday night, but the most prevalent was the outcome.  This time around, the Lady Trojans fell, 53-41, to their WPIAL Section More...

Trojans, Wildcats ready for section mat tourneys

After a rocky start to the season, the Derry Area wrestling team has settled into a groove.  Greater Latrobe has, too.  More...

Forecats forces changes for area basketball games

Area basketball fans are reminded that the regularly scheduled exhibition game between Derry Area at Ligonier Valley has been canceled.  The game, originally scheduled to be played today at Derry Area, was canceled earlier this season.  Thr More...

Latrobe-GLSD to take over Latrobe Farmers’ Market

The Latrobe Farmers’ Market will be under new management this year.  The Latrobe-GLSD Parks & Recreation Commission on Thursday voted to approve taking over the popular weekly event, typically held from noon to 4 p.m. More...

Police closing in on Unity Twp. bank robbery suspect

State police are searching for a man who robbed the First National Bank branch along Route 30 in Unity Township near Giffin Drive on Thursday morning.  According to police, a black man about 5-foot-6 wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and khaki pa More...

LT planners recommend Laurel Valley Golf Club guesthouses

Laurel Valley Golf Club’s stalled plans to build new overnight guesthouses are back on track now that Ligonier Township’s planning commission has recommended a modified land development plan.  More...

First winter storm of 2019 expected this weekend

The first major winter storm of 2019 is apparently coming our way.  The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter storm watch from 7 a.m. Saturday through 1 p.m. More...

Local & State News

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Thursday:  THURSDAY NIGHT  Pick 2 6-4, Wild: 7 (six, four; Wild: seven)  Pick 3 0-0-0, Wild: 7 (zero, zero, zero; Wild: seven)  More...

Thunder in the Valley Motorcycle Rally announces 2019 entertainment headliners

Thunder in the Valley Motorcycle Rally announced the headlining acts for the entertainment slate for the 22nd annual rally.  Renowned rock ‘n roll experience Hairball will headline the concert on Friday, June 21.  Multi-platinum &rsqu More...

POLICE ROUNDUP

Man injured in Burrell Twp. crash   More...

World News

Judge acquits 3 Chicago officers of Laquan McDonald cover-up

CHICAGO (AP) - A judge on Thursday acquitted three Chicago police officers of trying to cover up the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald, ruling that the shocking dashcam video of the black teenager’s death did not necessarily tell the whole story More...

Watchdog: Thousands more children may have been separated

WASHINGTON (AP) - Thousands more migrant children may have been split from their families than the Trump administration previously reported, in part because officials were stepping up family separations long before the border policy that prompted int More...

MLK holiday represents big moment for 2020 Democrats

(AP) — Monday’s observance of what would have been Martin Luther King Jr.’s 90th birthday is emerging as an important moment for Democrats eyeing the White House to talk about one of the most divisive issues in American politics: ra More...

Education

Ligonier Valley High School honors October Students of Month

Ligonier Valley High School recently announced its Students of the Month for October. More...

GL Breakfast of Champions

Greater Latrobe Senior High School recently honored 10 students at the January Breakfast of Champions, including: Crystal Fordyce, who was honored by science teacher Bridget Ferrett; Samantha Elliott (science teacher Rachel Suter); Jennifer Pierce (s More...

GL students in honor band

Ten Greater Latrobe Senior High School instrumentalists, including Matthew Cox, Mazie Smith, (second row) Sam Fisher, Madi Perleberg, Christopher Cox, Shawn Penrose, (third row) Noah Schaefer, Jeremy Zawelensky, (fourth row) Hannah Noel and Kayla Hol More...

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