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Latrobe-GSLD OKs 2018 budget with funds for registration system

The Latrobe-GLSD Parks & Recreation Commission on Thursday approved a $568,718 budget for 2018 — nearly equal to the $570,000 budget for 2017 — which this year includes funds to purchase new software intended to make it easier for residents to re More...

Donegal woman killed in Rostraver Twp. crash

A Donegal woman was killed Thursday afternoon in a crash on Route 51 in Rostraver Township, according to information released by Westmoreland County Coroner Kenneth A. Bacha.  Lenora L. More...

General News

Soaring overdose deaths cut US life expectancy for 2nd year

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. deaths from drug overdoses skyrocketed 21 percent last year, and for the second straight year dragged down how long Americans are expected to live. More...

Mom who faked son’s cancer sentenced to probation

CINCINNATI (AP) — A woman who prosecutors say falsely claimed her young son had terminal cancer, pretended to be a doctor and fraudulently raised funds for him has been sentenced to probation.  More...

Girl gets 25 years in mental hospital in Slender Man case

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — One of two Wisconsin girls who tried to kill a classmate to win favor with a fictional horror character named Slender Man was sentenced to 25 years in a mental hospital, the maximum punishment possible.  More...

Sports

Rams remain unbeaten in conference with road victory over Blairsville

The Ligonier Valley boys’ basketball team is looking forward to putting it all together. More...

Steelers seek group effort to replace Brown

PITTSBURGH — Replacing Antonio Brown won’t be a one-man job for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The team’s top wide receiver is out indefinitely with a left calf injury sustained against the New England Patriots. More...

Lady Rams snap skid with exhibition win against Tyrone Area

A one-point victory allowed the Ligonier Valley girls’ basketball team to snap a short skid.  The Lady Rams edged out Tyrone Area, 41-40, during a home exhibition game Thursday.  The Lady Rams previously lost two straight and three of More...

Lifestyles

Christmas cantata Dec. 24 at Latrobe UMC

Latrobe United Methodist Church Ministries Choir performed its first presentation of the Christmas cantata titled “I Hear a Prophet Callin’” by Pepper Choplin last Sunday at its New Derry campus. More...

Church news

Lycippus Calvary UMC   Lycippus Calvary United Methodist Church, Route 130, Unity Township, will have two services in one on Dec. More...

KitchenWise

Serve petite beef filet for Christmas dinner

EDITOR’S NOTE: KitchenWise is a weekly column that uses delicious recipes to teach basic cooking skills. More...

State police honor Tpr. Michael P. Stewart III by naming horse after him

The memory of Pennsylvania State Police Tpr. Michael P. Stewart III will live on in more ways than one. Friends and family will remember Stewart’s big personality and bigger heart. More...

Union Mission Ambassadors set to make big holiday donation

Community support is key to the success of the Union Mission in Latrobe.  On Saturday, Dec. More...

Unity woman charged in connection with drug raid

A 30-year-old Unity Township woman who allegedly accepted delivery of a package containing five grams of the powerful synthetic opioid carfentanil just before police raided her Whitney Court Drive apartment in May was arraigned Thursday in connection More...

Local & State News

Authorities: 3-year-old boy killed in 2-vehicle crash

NORTH WHITEHALL, Pa. More...

GOP tax overhaul will be felt by state, local governments

(AP) — With Congress sending President Donald Trump a tax overhaul, state and local governments are preparing for some fallout. A look at some of the ways it might affect them: FEDERAL-STATE CONNECTIONS More...

Doctor accused in deaths of 5 patients from opioid overdoses

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania doctor who prescribed nearly 3 million doses of opioids during a recent 19-month period has been charged with causing the overdose deaths of five people, federal prosecutors said Thursday.  More...

World News

Russian hackers targeted more than 200 journalists globally

PARIS (AP) - Russian television anchor Pavel Lobkov was in the studio getting ready for his show when jarring news flashed across his phone: Some of his most intimate messages had just been published to the web.  More...

UN denounces US recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. More...

Dutoit out at 7 symphonies amid sexual assault accusations

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Symphonies in Boston, San Francisco and Sydney have severed ties with world-renowned conductor Charles Dutoit. More...

Education

GL honors students at December Breakfast of Champions

Greater Latrobe Senior High School honored nine students at the December Breakfast of Champions, including Isabelle Kaecher (who was honored by science teacher Rachel Suter), Michael Ross (math teacher Nikki Shannon), Preston Boerio (social studies t More...

GL students participate in county band

Eleven Greater Latrobe Senior High School instrumentalists participated in the recent Westmoreland County Music Educators Association (WCMEA) County Band Festival. Guest conductor Dr.  More...

State reminds high school students to enter Innovations Challenge

With the Jan. More...

Entertainment

Miss America Organization loses TV partner over emails

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Dick Clark Productions says it has cut ties with the Miss America Organization over internal emails by pageant senior leadership that ridiculed past winners’ appearance, intelligence and sex lives.  More...

Facebook signs deal with music label Universal Music

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook and record label Universal Music Group have signed a multi-year deal that will let Facebook users share videos that have the label’s music in them. More...

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