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Suspect arrested in Pennsylvania police officer shooting

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. More...

General News

Actress, singer Della Reese dies at 86

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Della Reese, the actress and gospel-influenced singer who in middle age found her greatest fame as Tess, the wise angel in the long-running television drama “Touched by an Angel,” has died at age 86. More...

Boy with cancer dies after wish for early Christmas

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A 9-year-old Maine boy with cancer has died a week after his wish for a Christmas celebration was fulfilled.  Jacob Thompson’s family announced on social media that he died Sunday at Maine Medical Center in Por More...

See you later, alligator! Crocodile caught on beach

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say they’ve captured a 6-foot (2-meter) crocodile that came ashore on a Florida beach. News outlets report that wildlife officers caught the large reptile Monday afternoon on Hollywood Beach. More...

Editorial

On AT&T’s proposed purchase of Time Warner

President Trump’s disdain for CNN is no secret. He has repeatedly called it “fake news,” and he tweeted a video of himself attacking a CNN stand-in. More...

On Thanksgiving, give thanks by being humane

COMMENTARY

It’s been 396 years since the first Thanksgiving. The menu was a bit different back then — canned cranberry sauce didn’t exist, potatoes weren’t part of the North American diet yet, and early settlers ate eel and shellfish. More...

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Campus Corner

Thoburn Excellence in Teaching Award presented at St. Vincent Basilica

Dr. Christopher McMahon, associate professor of theology in the St. Vincent College School of Humanities and Fine Arts, was presented with the Thoburn Excellence in Teaching Award at the annual Founders’ Day Honors Convocation in St. More...

Church news

Holy Name Society fundraiser underway   Holy Family Church, Latrobe, Holy Name Society is once again selling “Keep Christ in Christmas” yard signs this year. More...

Events of Area Interest

Rosary Christmas Luncheon cutoff Dec. 3   Sacred Heart and St. Cecilia Rosary Altar Society Christmas Luncheon will take place 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, at Bishop Connare Center, off Route 30 in Unity Township.  The cost is $15 per person. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Police investigating Unity Township trespassing, theft   More...

Latrobe St. bridge in Unity Township open to traffic

The Route 982 (Latrobe Street) bridge, which spans Ninemile Run in Unity Township, reopened to traffic on Saturday, Nov. 18, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). More...

Former New Florence assistant fire chief’s jail term begins

The former New Florence Volunteer Fire Company assistant fire chief who pleaded guilty to having sexual contact with a 13-year-old junior firefighter reported to Westmoreland County Prison last week to begin serving his jail sentence.  More...

Resignation, appointments approved in Unity Twp.

The Unity Township Board of Supervisors approved the resignation of a supervisor and a number of appointments Thursday at its regular meeting.  The resignation of longtime supervisor Michael O’Barto, who was elected to the Greater Latrobe More...

LVHS Rams earn back-to-back titles

Ligonier Valley head football coach Roger Beitel and his players celebrate a second straight District 6 Class AA title after a 19-12 win Saturday night over Bishop McCort at Altoona’s Mansion Park Stadium. More...

Local & State News

Pennsylvania Farm Bureau outlines concerns facing farmers

The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) emphasized that international trade plays a major role in having a strong agriculture economy and that is why farmers are alarmed that President Trump continues to threaten a U.S. More...

4 missing in senior home inferno; officials not hopeful

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Four people are missing and presumed dead following last week’s fire at a Pennsylvania senior living community.  The massive blaze tore through Barclay Friends Senior Living Community in West Chester late Thursday More...

Family says they’re optimistic of Tom Ridge’s full recovery

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The family of former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge says they’re cautiously optimistic that he’ll make a full recovery from a heart attack.  More...

World News

Trump administration announces sanctions against North Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is due to announce new sanctions on North Korea on Tuesday after declaring it a state sponsor of terrorism in the latest push to isolate the pariah nation.  More...

Analysis: US terror list more symbolism than substance

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - As North Korea marches toward nuclear mastery, President Donald Trump slaps the country back on an American blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism. More...

Fired Zimbabwean VP says Mugabe should resign immediately

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe should acknowledge the nation’s “insatiable desire” for a leadership change and resign immediately, the recently fired vice president and likely successor to the 93-year-old More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:  During this special season of the year there are so many things we can be thankful for.  More...

Sports

Miller, Handwork help IceCats win third straight, 7-0, against Quaker Valley

A recent home stretch has allowed Brantley Miller and the Greater Latrobe hockey team to find its groove. More...

Three Seton Hill volleyball players All-PSAC

Three members of the Seton Hill women’s volleyball program have been honored by the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference.  More...

Steelers hope outburst vs. Titans sign of things to come

PITTSBURGH (AP) — After 9 1/2 games of an offense that was supposed to light up scoreboards instead operate in frustrating fits and starts, Ben Roethlisberger decided he had seen enough. More...

Entertainment

Epic antitrust fight looms for AT&T’s $85B Time Warner deal

NEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Department is suing AT&T to stop its $85 billion purchase of Time Warner, setting the stage for an epic legal battle with the telecom giant. More...

Bartiromo says comments about Trump taken out of context

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo said Monday she was taken “wildly out of context” with her on-air claim that there had been no sexual misconduct allegations against President Donald Trump.  More...

Harrison Ford comes to the rescue after car accident

SANTA PAULA, Calif. (AP) — Harrison Ford came to the real-life rescue of a woman who was involved in a car accident north of Los Angeles.  More...

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