January 19, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Bryan Kline announces bid for state House seat

Westmoreland County Clerk of Courts Bryan Kline on Wednesday announced his plans to run for the state House seat in District 54. Kline, 37, was elected last year for a third term as clerk of courts. More...

Trump wades into PA race seen as test of GOP strength

CORAOPOLIS, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump waded into a potentially risky race on Thursday, throwing his support behind a Pennsylvania Republican in a contest widely viewed as a test of whether his party can stave off Democratic 2018 gains. More...

Property owners responsible for snow, ice removal

The City of Latrobe issued a reminder Thursday to business and property owners of their responsibility to remove snow and ice from sidewalks in front of and alongside city properties.  More...

General News

Love in the air: Pope marries couple on papal plane in Chile

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis celebrated the first-ever airborne papal wedding on Thursday, marrying two flight attendants from Chile’s flagship airline at 36,000 feet during a flight from Santiago. More...

No newborns seen as endangered whale’s calving season peaks

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Scientists have yet to spot a single newborn right whale off the Southeast U.S. More...

Law enforcement officer saves women from icy creek

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Sports

Second-quarter surge leads Lady ’Cats past Butler Area for non-section win

It was a slow start for the Greater Latrobe girls’ basketball team, but the red-hot Lady Wildcats quickly rectified that in the second quarter. More...

Hornqvist gets two goals as Pens beat slumping Kings

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Until Pittsburgh goalie Casey DeSmith got the start at Staples Center on Thursday night, his entire NHL experience consisted of two relief appearances in Penguins losses.  DeSmith seized the chance to grab his first car More...

DA to host WPIAL section mat tourney

As champion of sub-section “B,” Derry Area will host the WPIAL Section 2-AA Wrestling Team Championships on Wednesday.  Other teams competing include sub-section “A” winner McGuffey, Beth-Center and Elizabeth Forward.&nbs More...

Lifestyles

Stage Right readies ‘Disney’s Peter Pan Jr.’ for Jan. 26 opening

Stage Right of Greensburg will take audiences on a trip to Neverland when their student company presents “Disney’s Peter Pan Jr.” at both the Greensburg Garden and Civic Center, Old Salem Road, and at The Lamp Theatre, Irwin.  More...

Campus Corner

Slippery Rock issues fall dean’s list   More...

Keep PA Beautiful urging colleges, universities to take part in RecycleMania; cutoff Feb. 2

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful is encouraging colleges and universities in Pennsylvania to participate in the RecycleMania competition. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Men accused of harassment in Hunker incident   More...

Latrobe-GLSD to get assistance from LV graduate intern

The Latrobe-GLSD Parks & Recreation Commission on Thursday announced that the organization will be getting some extra help from a new intern over the next few months.  More...

Woman wanted for role in passing counterfeit $100 bills

State police are continuing to search for a Black Lick Township woman accused of collaborating with a Connellsville man to pass counterfeit $100 bills at various locations in Indiana and Westmoreland counties.  Tiffany Anne Blattenberger, 33, is More...

Latrobe man succumbs to injuries from Unity crash

A Latrobe man who was driving a vehicle involved in a two-car crash Jan. 11 at the intersection of Route 981 and College Drive in Unity Township has died of injuries sustained in the crash.  More...

Moff retires

Latrobe Municipal Authority Board of Directors chair Ellen Keefe thanked assistant treasurer Charles Moff Jr. for his 35 years of service after Moff announced his retirement from the board during its regular meeting Tuesday night. More...

Police seize nearly $15M in drugs in final quarter of 2017

Pennsylvania State Police announced this week that troopers confiscated $14,747,304 in heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, methamphetamines and other prohibited drugs in last year’s fourth quarter.  From Oct. 1 through Dec. More...

Local & State News

Amazon sweepstakes is narrowed down to 20 competitors

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon’s second home could be in an already tech-heavy city, such as Boston, New York or Austin, Texas. Or it could be in the Midwest, say, Indianapolis or Columbus, Ohio. Or the company could go outside the U.S. More...

Leaders hail Philadelphia, Pittsburgh making Amazon list

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Leaders in Pennsylvania are hailing the inclusion of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh on a list of finalists for Amazon’s second headquarters released Thursday.  More...

State auditor general cites Marguerite fire association

The Marguerite Volunteer Fire Department Relief Association was cited in a state audit released Thursday for failing to pay more than $23,000 for a loan used on a fire department rescue vehicle.  More...

World News

Congress likely racing toward a government shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) - A bitterly-divided Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown this weekend in a partisan stare-down over demands by Democrats for a solution on politically fraught legislation to protect about 700,000 younger immigrants from bein More...

Shutdown wouldn’t halt military

WASHINGTON (AP) - It’s a stretch, at best, to think the military would bear the brunt of a partial government shutdown, as President Donald Trump asserted Thursday at the Pentagon.  More...

Gov’t scientists scramble to save research ahead of shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation’s premier medical research institute is in “a scramble” to prepare for a partial government shutdown that could ruin costly experiments and leave sick patients unable to enter cutting-edge studies, Dr. More...

Education

A different KIND of fundraising

Derry Area Middle School (DAMS)’s annual Dodgeball Tournament was held at the school on Thursday, Dec. 21, where 24 teams raised $1,245.50 for the DAMS KIND (Kids in Need in Derry) Fund.  More...

GL students craft stained glass

Local artist and business owner Mandy Sirofchuck (front row, second from left) worked with Greater Latrobe Senior High School students in Lydia Mack’s Portfolio Prep class to design and create stained glass pieces.  More...

Grandview students win awards

Several gifted students from Grandview Elementary School in Derry Area School District, accompanied by teacher Robin Watson, participated in the Invention Convention on Friday, Dec. More...

Entertainment

Top-selling albums don’t mean an album of the year win

Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” was the biggest-selling album of all time, and it was richly rewarded by the Recording Academy, earning a then-unprecedented eight trophies, including album of the year in 1984.  More...

Since 1 Hollywood sign is good, would 2 be even better?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Locals and tourists alike appreciate the Hollywood sign, so why not build another?  That’s one of the suggestions from a study seeking ways to ease frustration about traffic near the world famous sign in Los Angele More...

‘Fire and Fury’ about Trump’s White House sells big 2nd week

NEW YORK (AP) — A company that tracks retail book sales says Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury” sold more than 190,000 hardcover copies last week. More...

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