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Krinock testifies in own defense; closing arguments expected today

Testimony continued Friday, Aug. 17, in the trial of one of three men accused in the murder of a man during a botched robbery outside a Latrobe home in 2016. More...

Bishop: Church today ‘not the church’ of grand jury report

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The bishop of Pittsburgh’s Roman Catholic diocese pushed back against a call for his resignation and said the diocese has “followed every single step” needed for responsible action after allegations of child More...

General News

Surfer, 14, bitten twice by shark off North Carolina coast

ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. (AP) — Officials say a teenage boy has been bitten by a shark along the North Carolina coast near Atlantic Beach.  More...

Justice lawyers try to halt Trump financial records release

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Department lawyers asked a federal judge Friday to let them file a legal appeal that could, for now, keep President Donald Trump’s critics from getting access to financial records related to his Washington, D.C., More...

Police chief accused of having cocaine parcel sent resigns

HACKENSACK, N.J. More...

Sports

With nine returning letter-winners, Rams look to contend for conference golf title

If you count Dick Groat, owner of Champion Lakes Golf Club, the Ligonier Valley golf team has 10 — instead of nine — returning letter-winners this season.  More...

Frazier’s walk-off homer in 11th gives Pirates win vs. Cubs

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh’s pitchers delivered once again, and Adam Frazier rewarded them with one big swing. More...

Pirates to face Cubs in 2019 Little League Classic

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — The Chicago Cubs will face the Pittsburgh Pirates in next year’s Little League Classic.  The game will be held at Bowman Field on Aug. 18, 2019. More...

Lifestyles

Society of American Archivists honors Sister of Charity, RN

The Society of American Archivists presented Sister Louise Grundish, SC, the Sister Claude M. Lane, OP, Memorial Award on Friday, Aug. 17, at the Society of American Archivists Conference in Washington, D.C.  More...

Secret to keeping chicken moist on grill is brine

Barbecuing is the perfect method for cooking fatty cuts of pork or beef, but relatively lean chicken is another story. For barbecued pulled chicken with a smoky flavor and moist, tender meat, we’d have to come up with some tricks.  More...

Events of Area Interest

Back to School Bash Carnival Aug. 24, 25 Latrobe United Methodist Church will hold its annual all free Back to School Bash Carnival 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, at the Latrobe campus, 440 Main St., and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. More...

Ligonier Twp. man charged after allegedly burning own house

A Ligonier Township man was arrested Saturday after allegedly attempting to burn down his own home the night before. Ligonier Township police charged Robert A. Forgie, 66, with arson, risking a catastrophe and dangerous burning. More...

Greater Latrobe PIEF welcomes new board members

The Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation (GLPIEF) recently welcomed new board members Maria Graziano-Bickerstaff and Richard Okonak.  More...

Palmer family looking to ‘sustain’ Latrobe Country Club

In a message to members of Latrobe Country Club in the August edition of the club’s newsletter, Amy Saunders reiterated the stance of her family regarding the future of LCC.  “Our family is honored to move forward to sustain this his More...

Sheriff’s captain cited, booted from training program at Penn State

A top official in the Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office who was suspended with pay last week was cited Friday, Aug. 17, by Penn State University Police for harassment. More...

Local & State News

PennDOT, state police partner for Operation Yellow Jacket

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania State Police partnered to conduct an Operation Yellow Jacket enforcement initiative on Wednesday, Aug. 15. More...

Derry Twp. woman charged after allegedly stripping during argument

A Derry Township woman allegedly bared it all during a drunken late-night argument with neighbors earlier this month. More...

Stolen SUV rolls into police car as driver flees on foot

DUQUESNE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say the driver of a stolen SUV ran off while the vehicle was still in gear, causing it to roll back into and damage a police car. A Duquesne officer on patrol passed the vehicle around 8:20 p.m. Sunday. More...

World News

US school districts weigh duty to youth migrant shelters

(AP) — When San Benito, Texas, school leaders learned of an influx of children to a migrant shelter in their small town near the U.S.-Mexico border, they felt obliged to help.  The superintendent reached out and agreed to send 19 bilingual More...

Another trial looms for ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort

ALEXANDRIA, Va. More...

Trump warnings grow from forgotten Republicans

NEW YORK (AP) - The ranks of forgotten Republicans are growing. Some were forced out, such as Tim Pawlenty, a former two-term Minnesota governor who lost this week’s bid for a political comeback. Some, such as the retiring Republican Sen. More...

Health

Birth control app highlights emerging health technology market

LONDON (AP) — The condom, the pill and now, the smartphone?  More...

Officials remove special rules for gene therapy experiments

U.S. health officials are eliminating special regulations for gene therapy experiments, saying that what was once exotic science is quickly becoming an established form of medical care with no extraordinary risks. More...

Synthetic pot seen as a public health danger

A decade after first appearing in the United States, synthetic marijuana is seen as a growing health danger.  Some marijuana smokers turned to it because it is relatively cheap and not detected in routine drug testing. More...

Entertainment

As our media environment blurs, confusion often reigns

NEW YORK (AP) — A generation ago, the likes of Walter Cronkite, Peter Jennings and Diane Sawyer were the heroes of television news. Now the biggest stars are arguably Sean Hannity and Rachel Maddow. Notice the difference? More...

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ shines at the box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Glitz won over guns as the gilded romance “Crazy Rich Asians” debuted at No. More...

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