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No turkeys here . . .

Olivia, 3, and her sister Elliot, 1, took part in the Latrobe Turkey Trot last Thursday with their mother, Krista Kellerman of Blairsville. More...

General News

EPA hears worries about climate in heart of coal country

CHARLESTON, W.Va. More...

Conservative speaker arrested at UConn blames students

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — A conservative commentator who was arrested at the University of Connecticut and charged with breach of peace following an altercation blamed some UConn students for being “violent and disruptive.”  More...

Ministry provides refurbished medical equipment worldwide

ERIE, Pa. More...

Sports

Pens place Murray on injured reserve

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. More...

Carr’s career night leads Pitt past High Point

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Marcus Carr scored 19 points and was perfect shooting from the floor and Pittsburgh survived a second-half scare to beat High Point, 71-63 on Tuesday.  Carr, a freshman point guard, set a career high in points as he direc More...

Nebraska fans catch Frost Fever, awaiting favorite son to return as coach

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska fans are gearing up for what to them seems the imminent arrival of native son Scott Frost as the Cornhuskers new football coach.  More...

Lifestyles

Westmoreland Symphony’s ‘Home for Holidays’ Dec. 16

The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra presents its annual “Home for the Holidays” concert of choral and instrumental holiday music on Saturday, Dec. 16, in the Palace Theatre, Greensburg.  More...

Area dentist Associate Fellow in national academy

At the American Academy of Implant Dentistry’s 2017 Annual Meeting, which was held Oct. 11 to 14 in San Diego, California, Scott Hudimac, DDS, of Unity Township was recognized as an Associate Fellow of the academy.  More...

Eve nts o f Area Interest

PBS Kids Holiday Viewing Party Dec. 6   Adams Memorial Library, 1112 Ligonier St., Latrobe, will hold a PBS Kids Holiday Viewing Party 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, at the library.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Avonmore man injured in Bell Twp. motorcycle crash   More...

Unity Township Zoning Hearing Board denies request for student housing unit

The Unity Township Zoning Hearing Board on Tuesday unanimously denied a special exception request for a proposed student housing unit in Lawson Heights.  More...

Fred Rogers Company awarded $3 million grant

The Fred Rogers Company has been awarded a $3 million grant from the Heinz Endowments to help pay for educational television, new jobs, production upgrades and more over the next three years.  The Heinz Endowments announced the gift Monday, indi More...

Ligonier couple leave a piece of home behind on Alaskan trip

When Larry and Susan Shew returned recently from an extended trip to Alaska, they left a little piece of Ligonier behind and encouraged other travelers to visit their hometown.  More...

City of Latrobe receives state grant to plant trees

The City of Latrobe has been awarded a $2,326 state grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) to plant trees, state Rep. Joseph Petrarca, DWestmoreland/ Armstrong/Indiana, recently announced.  More...

Local & State News

State attorneys general bash plan to hike national park fees

A group of state attorneys general urged the National Park Service to scrap its proposal to more than double the entrance fee at 17 popular national parks.  The top government lawyers from 10 states and the District of Columbia sent a letter say More...

Supreme Court takes up case about privacy in digital age

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking up a case about privacy rights that could limit the government’s ability to track Americans’ movements in the digital age.  More...

Pa. hunters encouraged to donate venison

Thanks to record-breaking donations of deer meat from Pennsylvania hunters and a helping hand from the Wolf Administration, the state’s charitable food system will provide more than one half million servings of ground venison through food banks More...

World News

Trump pick is winner, for now, in fight over consumer agency

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump scored a victory Tuesday when a federal judge refused to block the president’s choice to temporarily run the nation’s top consumer financial watchdog and, for the moment, ended a two-way batt More...

N. Korea fires ICBM it says is ‘significantly more’ powerful

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - After 2 1/2 months of relative quiet, North Korea launched its most powerful weapon yet early Wednesday, claiming a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile that some observers believe could reach Washington and the en More...

Facing tax vote in Senate, Trump seizes on cultural fights

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump sized up his coming week on Sunday and tweeted that it was a “big week for Tax Cuts and many other things of great importance to our Country.” But over the next 48 hours he dished out tweets and qu More...

Health

Skeptical Democrats to quiz Trump health pick on drug prices

WASHINGTON (AP) — Skeptical Democratic senators are getting a chance to question President Donald Trump’s pick for health secretary about what he’ll do about rising drug prices and the future of “Obamacare.”  More...

Coping with fewer hours of daylight

Daylight saving time comes to an end each fall, at a time when the hours of available sunlight already are beginning to decline.  More...

Exploring health benefits of avocados

(Metro) — Food trends come and go. But one such trend that has seemingly enjoyed more staying power than other flavors of the month is avocado toast, a popular dish that might trace some of that admiration to how easy it is to prepare.  More...

Entertainment

Black, Latino acts rule Grammy noms with Jay-Z in front seat

NEWYORK (AP) — The Recording Academy sent a clear message when they announced the nominees for the 2018 Grammys: They want to see a black or Latino act have a better shot at winning in the major categories.  More...

Post story on failed sting is valuable journalism lesson

NEW YORK (AP) — With a thwarted sting and dueling videos, the clash between the Washington Post and conservative advocates Project Veritas led University of Minnesota professor Jane Kirtley to toss aside the intended topic for her media ethics More...

White House-CNN feud spills over into Christmas party

WASHINGTON (AP) — CNN says it is boycotting this year’s White House media Christmas party.  The news network says in a statement that “In light of the President’s continued attacks on freedom of the press and CNN, we do n More...

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