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Former MPT athletic association officers take plea deal for thefts

After more than a year of delays, a Mount Pleasant Township couple ultimately pleaded guilty to stealing thousands from a local athletic association Monday as part of a plea deal. More...

Western Pa. Salvation Army holds Giving Tuesday

The Salvation Army’s Western Pennsylvania Division will continue its annual Red Kettle Christmas Campaign with Giving Tuesday, today, Nov. 28.  More...

Levin’s, Wolf’s bought by Michigan-based chain

After more than a combined two centuries providing furniture to customers in western Pennsylvania, family-owned companies Levin Furniture and Wolf Furniture have been acquired by a Michigan furniture chain.  More...

General News

Volcano gushing ash over Bali closes airport for 2nd day

KARANGASEM, Indonesia (AP) - A volcano gushing towering columns of ash closed the airport on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali for a second day Tuesday, disrupting travel for tens of thousands, as authorities renewed their warnings for villagers More...

Starbucks releases another holiday cup; it’s mostly red

NEW YORK (AP) — If this year’s Starbucks holiday cup wasn’t red enough, the chain is releasing another one this week that’s mostly that color.  The new cup, in stores for a limited time, has a white heart in the middle an More...

Police stop car with massive Christmas tree on top

SUDBURY, Mass. (AP) — Police in a Massachusetts town are showing residents how not to transport their holiday trees.  Sudbury police posted a picture Friday of a vehicle with a large tree on top of it. More...

Editorial

FCC forfeits public asset

The Trump administration has made much of the Department of Justice’s well-warranted lawsuit against the impending merger of media giant Time- Warner and telecommunications giant AT&T. More...

Soaking grad students a misguided feature of GOP tax plan

Perhaps the most misguided part of the House Republican tax plan, which was passed on Thursday, is its raising of rates on graduate students — by 300 to 400 percent, according to economics Ph.D. More...

Time to end the ‘bad marriage’ between governor and lieutenant governor

GUEST EDITORIAL

A bill from state Sen. David Argall, R-Schuylkill County, would change the way Pennsylvania selects a lieutenant governor. More...

Lifestyles

Westmoreland Symphony, Laurel Ballet to present ‘The Nutcracker’

Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra will present three performances of “The Nutcracker” featuring the Laurel Ballet 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, in the Palace Theatre, Greensburg.  More...

Carnegie Science Center offering holiday activities for whole family

Visit Carnegie Science Center over the holidays to enjoy activities perfect for families, groups, Scout troops, and date nights throughout the month of December. POLAR PJ PARTIES (DEC. 1, 3 AND 10) More...

Church news

St. Michael’s, Rector  St. Michael’s of the Valley Episcopal Church, 2535 Route 381, Rector, announced its December schedule:  Sunday ~ Dec. 3 Holy Eucharist, 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Christian Education, 9:15 a.m. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Two suffer minor injuries in Hempfield Township crash   More...

Community attends country concert to support local teen

The Ligonier Valley community came together recently in support of local teen Jesse Reed and his battle against osteosarcoma, a rare pediatric bone cancer.  An estimated 800 people attended the country themed concert “Scuff it Up….G More...

Latrobe council discusses potential agreement to outsource tax collections

‘Disorderly house’ ordinance proposed

Latrobe City Council on Monday night revisited a proposal by the Greater Latrobe School District (GLSD) to outsource real estate tax collections, although a decision on the matter likely will not be made until next year.  More...

Remember to give wisely on today’s Giving Tuesday

After the busy holiday shopping weekend is Giving Tuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. This year marks the sixth year of Giving Tuesday and is often regarded as the start of the charitable season. More...

Local & State News

Philadelphia paying to settle police misconduct lawsuits

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia has begun settling more than 300 lawsuits against police officers accused of misconduct, many of which target members of a narcotics squad that was under investigation as recent as two years ago.  More...

Police chief: Accepted new job day before officer’s shooting

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Justices take up free speech case of anti-police rap lyrics

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s highest court will decide whether a Pittsburgh man’s anti-police rap lyrics are protected free expression or amount to witness intimidation and making terroristic threats.  More...

World News

GOP struggles to win over holdout senators to big tax bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are struggling to win over resistant GOP senators to a sweeping tax bill that President Donald Trump and their party have set as a vital political goal. More...

Senators consider automatic tax hikes if revenue falls short

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans are considering a trigger that would automatically increase taxes if their sweeping legislation fails to generate as much revenue as they expect. More...

White House official: Trump won’t campaign for Roy Moore

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump will not campaign for Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore before the Dec. 12 special election, a White House official said Monday.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:  American Legion Department of Pennsylvania Legion College West was held Saturday, Nov. 4, at Greater Latrobe Senior High School. More...

Sports

IceCats rally twice, top FR on shootout goal to take over first place in division

All Greater Latrobe’s hockey team needed Monday was a little extra time to extend its winning streak to four games, as Alex Walker’s shootout goal lifted the host IceCats to a 6-5 victory over Franklin Regional in PIHL Class AA play at Ki More...

Crosby, Pens rally after Murray hurt, defeat Flyers in OT

PITTSBURGH — The latest rivalry game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers had a little bit of everything. More...

Pitt hopes season-ending upset against Miami springboard to 2018

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pat Narduzzi and his coaching staff won’t spend the next month preparing for a bowl game but the recruiting trail after Pittsburgh’s first losing season in a decade. Narduzzi, however, will hit the road with momentum. More...

Entertainment

Shoppers take to their phones for Cyber Monday deals

NEW YORK (AP) — Weeks of deals didn’t stop people from heading online to shop on the Monday after Thanksgiving.  More...

CNN’s Blitzer fights back against Trump’s attack

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN fought back against President Donald Trump on Monday with a lengthy video showing its reporters in dangerous situations and Wolf Blitzer saying that despite the insults, “even the loudest critics can’t silence th More...

Father, son travel around the US repairing handbells

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — A father and son from Texas who travel around the United States repairing handbells recently went to Illinois with their mobile shop.  More...

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