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Latrobe native Natalie Shugars to perform at Steelers event today

This year’s Rock Steelers Style: Football, Family, and Fun event will have a little local flavor.  Natalie Shugars — a Latrobe native turned professional singer, actress and model — will be the featured vocal performer at the a More...

General News

Bankruptcy lawyer gets prison for cheating clients of $3.4M

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Another warm winter forecast for swath of US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Much of the U.S. More...

2-story ‘StarWars’ replica in yard for Halloween is big hit

PARMA, Ohio (AP) — A two-story, “Star Wars”-inspired Halloween yard display in Ohio is enticing kids to get toy lightsabers and attracting hundreds of visitors from across the state.  More...

Sports

Dino’s repeats as Old-Timers champion

With a record of 10-1, Dino’s Sports Lounge captured its second straight Latrobe-Derry Old-Timers Baseball League championship.  More...

Mazzotta leads LV boys to fifth place in conference meet

MARION CENTER — For many individuals, like Ligonier Valley’s Trent Mazzotta, the Heritage Conference Cross-Country Championships at Marion Center Park were a warm up for what’s coming next Saturday at Forest Hills — the District 6 Championships and a More...

St. Vincent College travels to improving Thomas More (Ky.) following bye week

After a couple of losses in a row, it is easier said than done to simply turn the page and focus on the next opponent.  Luckily for St. More...

Lifestyles

Latrobe High School Class of 1962 celebrates 55th anniversary in Unity Township

Latrobe High School Class of 1962 celebrated its 55th-anniversary reunion Sept. 23 at Giannilli’s II, Unity Township.  More...

Campus Corner

IUP planetarium to open 2017-18 academic year of shows with ‘Rings’ Oct. 26 Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s planetarium will offer four shows, all free and open to the community, during the 2017-18 academic year. More...

Church news

Lutherans to host Reformation hymn fest Oct. 29 More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Signs, property line markers stolen from sportsmen’s club   State police at Greensburg report between 1 p.m. Oct. 10, and 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. More...

Time for a fresh coat of paint

Work began this week on the façade of the Main Street side of Mozart Hall in Latrobe. More...

Ligonier Chamber Scarecrow Contest begins today

The Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 26th annual Scarecrow Contest beginning today, Friday, Oct. 20, and running through Oct. 31.  All scarecrows are set to be in place by 5 p.m. today.  More...

Local & State News

Latrobe-GLSD reviewing plans for potential grant projects

Latrobe-GLSD Parks and Recreation Executive Director Craig Shevchik on Thursday reported that he recently toured Latrobe with a representative from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) to review proposals for an up More...

US gives Pennsylvania Real ID extension until October 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania is getting yet another extension in order to comply with a federal law that requires driver’s licenses meet anti-terrorism standards.  Democratic Gov. More...

Police in Pittsburgh suburb warn of ‘Hitman’ texting scam

WHITEHALL, Pa. (AP) — A police department in the Pittsburgh suburbs is warning people of a “Hitman” text-messaging scam making the rounds. The scammers send messages to cellphones saying, “Hello. A friend/family of yours paid me to kill you. More...

World News

Evoking slain son, Kelly defends Trump on condolence calls

WASHINGTON (AP) - He started by describing the reverent handling of America’s war dead, bodies packed in ice and shipped home in the dark to an Air Force base in Delaware.  More...

US-backed Syrian force expected to declare victory in Raqqa

BEIRUT (AP) - A U.S.-backed Syrian force is expected to declare victory in the northern city of Raqqa days after it said it cleared it from members of the Islamic State group.  The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces is scheduled to hold a news More...

Iraqi and Kurdish forces exchange fire at border

ALTUN KUPRI, Iraq (AP) - Iraqi and Kurdish forces are exchanging fire at the border between federal and Kurdish lands, days after Kurds withdrew from disputed territories across northern Iraq.  Iraqi artillery forces shelled Kurdish military pos More...

Education

GL students attend NLA

Greater Latrobe Senior High School seniors John Mylant and Brianca Pal attended the National Leadership Academies this summer in Boston, Massachusetts, and received Awards of Excellence from the organization. More...

DA Preschool Storytime

Derry Area School District (DASD) hosted Preschool Storytime on Oct. 10, at Grandview Elementary School. More...

Junior Firefighter program

Representatives from volunteer fire departments (VFDs) in the City of Latrobe and Unity Township and Mutual Aid staff recently talked to Greater Latrobe Junior and Senior high school students about the Junior Firefighter program and the Mutual Aid am More...

Entertainment

Survivors attend benefit concert for Vegas shooting victims

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Some survivors of the Las Vegas mass shooting said they were ready for closure, though they confessed feeling engulfed by anxiety and security fears while gathering in a large group for the first time since the attack. More...

Sen. John McCain to visit daughter on ‘The View’

NEW YORK (AP) — “The View” is giving new panelist Meghan McCain a birthday present on Monday. It’s a visit from her dad. The daytime talk show said Thursday that it has booked Sen. John McCain as a guest. More...

Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ leads Gotham Award nominations

NEW YORK (AP) — Jordan Peele’s thriller “Get Out” has gotten an awards season boost with a leading four Gotham Awards nominations, including best feature. More...

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