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PBS marks ‘Mister Rogers’ 50th anniversary

Michael Keaton is narrating a 50th anniversary tribute to the late Fred Rogers and his beloved children’s program, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.”  “Mister Rogers: It’s You I Like” will air March 6 on PBS More...

AFA’s Love Is In The Air makes changes for event

Terry Zorch of Unity Township got the idea for Action For Animals Humane Society’s upcoming fundraiser when she purchased an album of vintage valentines at an estate sale. More...

Pirates fans urge MLB to force owner Nutting to sell

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Some Pittsburgh Pirates fans are signing a petition to express their frustration following the team’s decision to trade star outfielder Andrew McCutchen to the San Francisco Giants.  As of Wednesday, more than 28,00 More...

General News

Science Says: That Michigan meteor could have been meatier

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fireball that streaked through the Michigan sky put on quite a show but as far as potentially killer space rocks, it was merely a flash in the pan.  There are much bigger asteroids careening through our solar system. More...

Schumer: ‘Very strong’ Democratic sentiment to oppose GOP budget bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer said Wednesday there’s “very, very strong” sentiment among Democrats in the chamber to oppose GOP-drafted legislation to keep the government’s doors open, comments that could More...

Umbrella mistaken for weapon causes hospital lockdown

KIRKLAND, Wash. More...

Editorial

Don’t mock it!

Off The Wall

One morning back in December, I was eating my breakfast when a group of words came to mind that rhymed. More...

Political Cartoon

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When politics fail, courts must lead on gerrymandering

Good grief. A diagram of recent court cases challenging gerrymandering in Pennsylvania and other states is itself starting to look like a badly mangled congressional district.  More...

Lifestyles

Indiana Regional Medical Center’s ‘higher quality maternity care’ lauded

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield has recognized Indiana Regional Medical Center with a Blue Distinction® Center+ for Maternity Care designation as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program.  More...

Grove City College issues dean’s list

Twelve area students were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2017 semester at Grove City College, the campus announced Wednesday:  Bethany Ackerman, a 2017 graduate of Greater Latrobe Senior High School and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Events of Area Interest

Takeout Spaghetti Dinner today More...

Unity Township MA reorganizes for 2018

The Unity Township Municipal Authority (UTMA) board reorganized for 2018 on Wednesday, electing Tom Couch as chairman and Dennis Gregor as vice chairman.  Additionally, the board tabbed Tom Bobik as treasurer, Paul Upson as secretary and Mike O& More...

DBMA to assist with dog fountain at Derry Community Park

The Derry Borough Municipal Authority (DBMA) is offering to lend a hand with a planned improvement project at Derry Community Park. More...

Wolf taking steps to expand who gets OT pay

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Stymied by Republicans in his effort to pass a law raising the minimum wage, Democratic Gov. More...

Hoopers for Troopers donation

Before Tuesday night’s Greater Latrobe boys’ varsity basketball game against Penn Hills, checks were presented by the team, the boosters and the Hoopers for Troopers event organizers to K More...

Local & State News

Trump to Pennsylvania, but don’t call it a campaign trip

President Donald Trump is tiptoeing around the first congressional election of the new year as he heads to southwestern Pennsylvania on Thursday to hail the Republican tax cuts he signed last year. More...

Trial to open for 4 in slaying of teen at Erie party

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Jury selection has begun for the trial of four defendants in the slaying of one of two teenagers shot at an outdoor party following an all-star high school football game in northwestern Pennsylvania 2 1/2 years ago.  More...

Lawyer for convicted AG: Investigator had too much power

PHILADELPHIA(AP) — A lawyer for the former Pennsylvania attorney general convicted of leaking secret information then lying about it says the special prosecutor who investigated her had too much power.  More...

World News

‘Very strong’ Democratic sentiment to oppose GOP budget bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer said Wednesday there’s “very, very strong” sentiment among Democrats in the chamber to oppose GOP-drafted legislation to keep the government’s doors open, comments that More...

Trump claims credit for what is still mostly Obama’s economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump relentlessly congratulates himself for the healthy state of the U.S. economy, with its steady growth, low unemployment, busier factories and confident consumers. More...

Grandparents shocked by reports of 13 starved grandchildren

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The grandparents of 13 starved and tortured children say their son’s family looked happy and healthy when they last visited California six years ago.  More...

Sports

Trojans clinch sub-section wrestling title with win over Mount Pleasant, to host WPIAL team playoffs

A battered and somewhat depleted Derry Area wrestling team clinched the WPIAL Class AA Section 2-B (subsection) title outright Wednesday night in defeating host Mount Mount Pleasant, 43-31.  More...

GS denies Wildcats possible spot in section mat playoffs

Greater Latrobe is getting there, which is to say where its more accustomed to being.  Last year, which was Mike Ciotti’s first as Greater Latrobe’s head wrestling coach, the Wildcats went winless (0-5) in WPIAL Class AAA Section 1-B More...

Steelers part ways with Haley as offensive coordinator

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Todd Haley spent six seasons helping turn the Pittsburgh Steelers offense into one of the most dynamic in the NFL.  All the yards and all the touchdowns weren’t enough, however, for the fiery offensive coordinator t More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe man accused of pot possession  State police at Greensburg report Seth Shimmel, of Latrobe, was accused of marijuana possession following a traffic stop on Route 30 East in Hempfield Township at 9:03 p.m. Dec. 16. More...

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