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Youngwood standoff suspect found dead in home

The standoff as state police surrounded a Youngwood home where an alleged gunman was barricaded inside ended Tuesday afternoon when police video cameras revealed the suspect dead inside the home of a suspected self-inflicted gunshot wound.  More...

Weather wreaks havoc on LMA water pipes, equipment

Latrobe Municipal Authority (LMA) has had its hands full thanks to the bitter cold that settled into the region over the last few weeks.  LMA Manager Terri Hauser likened the cold to a “kiss of death” at the authority board meeting T More...

Ligonier Township zoning reorganizes for 2018

Ligonier Township’s zoning hearing board met briefly Tuesday night to reorganize for the new year. More...

General News

Democrats flip traditionally conservative Wisconsin district

MADISON, Wis. More...

Man accused of shooting 2 dogs in revenge for cat’s death

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — Authorities say a Virginia man whose cat was killed by two Labrador retrievers pursued their owner and fatally shot the dogs.  More...

Man sent to prison for biting off chunk of wife’s nose

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who bit off a chunk of his wife’s nose, permanently disfiguring her, has been sent to prison for more than six years.  More...

Sports

Wildcats rebound in big way from lopsided loss, knock off previously unbeaten Penn Hills, 80-66

Going into Tuesday’s section matchup with Penn Hills, a lingering question hung around the Greater Latrobe boys’ basketball team.  More...

Cold-shooting Trojans can’t take advantage of Indiana Area turnovers

INDIANA — Derry Area’s aggressive defense proved to be a double-edged sword for the Trojans.  Derry Area forced Indiana Area into 23 turnovers. More...

Browns interviewing Ben McAdoo for coaching positon

CLEVELAND (AP) — Bounced from New York, Ben McAdoo might get a new opportunity with the Browns.  McAdoo, who was fired as Giants coach in December after going 2-10 and benching star quarterback Eli Manning, is interviewing Tuesday to be th More...

Lifestyles

FEMC’s Jan. 26 recital to spotlight area students

The Friday Evening Music Club of the Greensburg area announced its January recital will be performed 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. More...

SVC English professor to participate in Pittsburgh Humanities Festival

Michelle Gil-Montero, assistant professor of English at St. More...

Mark season of romance with special chocolates

NEW YORK (AP) — Got a chocolate lover? Why not mark the season of romance with something special just for them.  More...

GLSD to recommend operating within cost-of-living index

Members of the Greater Latrobe School Board will likely recommend a resolution to operate within the cost-of-living index at its next regular meeting, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23.  More...

Completion date set for new Latrobe Elementary School

A completion date of Aug. More...

Second suspect charged in Lincoln Ave. Sunoco robbery

Latrobe police on Tuesday charged a second Latrobe man in connection with a Jan. 7 robbery at the Sunoco gas station at the corner of Lincoln Avenue and James Street in Latrobe.  More...

Fire damages Derry Twp. home

One person was displaced by a fire Tuesday afternoon that damaged a home at 8499 Route 22 in Derry Township near Pittsburgh Raceway Park..  Firefighters from New Alexandria, Latrobe, Lloydsville, Derry, Bradenville, Hannastown, Youngstown and Bl More...

Westmoreland County dealing with more snow, freezing temps

Westmoreland County residents spent last night and this morning digging themselves out from the latest batch of winter weather to hit the region. More...

Local & State News

Ligonier Community Coffee House set Jan. 19

The Ligonier Community Coffee House will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, at The Barn, 1 Springer Road, Ligonier. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door. Coffee, tea and desserts will be available for purchase. More...

Photo

Performing at the Community Coffee House for the first time on Friday, Jan. 19, will be Mr. Jones & The Diva (Carl Jones and his wife Susan). More...

Pa. congressional map goes before state high court

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

World News

Mueller team would hardly be first lawyers to question Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump was in a roomful of lawyers, venting about unfair treatment in the media that he said had understated his net worth and damaged his brand.  More...

GOP still struggling with Trump’s remarks on Africa

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans struggled to get their stories straight Tuesday as President Donald Trump’s Homeland Security secretary became the latest GOP official to offer an inconclusive version of a meeting in which Trump is said to have used vul More...

House panel subpoenas Bannon in Russia probe showdown

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon on Tuesday refused to answer a broad array of queries from the House Intelligence Committee about his time working for President Donald Trump, provoking a subpoena from the panel&rsqu More...

Health

First responders face growing, deadly risk on overdose calls

ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) — “Welcome back.”  It was the first thing Sgt. Giovanni Trello heard when he woke up in the back of an ambulance headed to the hospital.  He felt groggy and confused. More...

Century after pandemic, science takes its best shot at flu

WASHINGTON (AP) — The descriptions are haunting.  Some victims felt fine in the morning and were dead by night. Faces turned blue as patients coughed up blood. Stacked bodies outnumbered coffins.  More...

Warning: Stifling sneezes can be health hazard in rare cases

LONDON (AP) — Tempted to stifle a loud or untimely sneeze? Let it out instead, doctors in England warned Monday based on the very unusual case of a man who ruptured the back of his throat when he tried to suppress a sneeze.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

No injuries reported in Cherryhill Township crash   More...

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