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Man killed in alleged burglary was suspect in Derry Twp. theft

The Blairsville area man shot and killed after allegedly breaking into a home in Burrell Township, violating protection from abuse orders in the process, had been under investigation for theft by deception and forging checks, state police in Greensbu More...

Derry seeks to lessen weight limit on North Ligonier St. bridge

Citing safety reasons, Derry Borough Council plans to lessen the weight allowed on a structurally deficient, decades-old bridge.  Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) engineers recommended that borough officials change the weight More...

General News

Florida senators pass gun restrictions; House yet to act

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In response to a deadly Florida school shooting last month, the state’s Senate narrowly passed a bill that would create new restrictions on rifle sales and allow some teachers to carry guns in schools.  More...

General Mills, Annie’s Mac & Cheese tap South Dakota farm

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — General Mills announced a deal Tuesday to create South Dakota’s largest organic crop farm as the food giant works to secure enough organic ingredients to meet growing consumer demand worldwide. More...

20-year-old sues Dick’s, Walmart over new gun policies

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man filed suits Monday claiming Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart discriminated against the 20-year-old when they refused to sell him a rifle.  More...

Editorial

Tougher lobbyist disclosure law is a good first step

You just have to appreciate a good first step in the right direction, even if there’s many miles to go. That’s our feeling about a bill toughening lobbyist disclosure rules that Gov. Tom Wolf signed into law recently. More...

Lavish lifestyles of Trump administration officials

It never pays for public officials to appear to be living high on the hog. Well, almost never. More...

Trump budget continues assault on environment

When it came to draining the figurative swamp in Washington, D.C., President Donald Trump failed miserably, so it should be no surprise that he’s not exactly concerned about the condition of real bodies of water either. More...

Lifestyles

Ligonier Valley BPW issues update on March, September activities

At the Feb. More...

St. Vincent College Visiting Writers Series spring finale March 19

The St. Vincent College English department will host Paula Bohince as the final speaker in its Visiting Writers Series for the spring semester 5 p.m. More...

Cal U’s Young and Gifted Gospel Choir to present Joyfest March 24

Nationally known gospel artist Lamar Campbell will be the featured performer when California University’s Young and Gifted Gospel Choir hosts its annual Joyfest gospel concert.  The Heritage Gospel Chorale of Pittsburgh and the Coatesville More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Man headbutts police vehicle   State police at Greensburg report Lafese Romar Matthews allegedly headbutted a marked state police vehicle while in custody at 10 p.m. Feb. 21 near 901 Jefferson St. in Latrobe, causing damage to the vehicle. More...

Arnie’s iconic tractor to be on display at Palmer invitational in Florida

The famous tractor from Arnold Palmer’s days at Latrobe Country Club in Unity Township and featured in his 1980s television commercials was loaded up this morning for an appearance at the upcoming Arnold Palmer Invitational.  The tractor w More...

Susan Grunstra no longer serving as LV Chamber director

The Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce distributed a letter last week announcing that Susan Grunstra is no longer serving as the organization’s executive director.  The letter, dated March 1 and written by Ligonier Valley Chamber of Comme More...

Local & State News

Thousands still without power as another storm looms

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — More than 50,000 utility customers in Pennsylvania are still without power following a destructive nor’easter last week.  But officials say a new storm that’s expected to hit the region Wednesday will likely More...

Food boxes, not stamps? Idea in Trump budget worries grocers

RANKIN, Pa. (AP) — Finding fresh food in this tiny riverside community that was hit hard by the steel industry’s decline has always been a challenge. Then, seven years ago, Carl’s Cafe opened.  More...

Senators want alerts when gun buyers fail background checks

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A bipartisan group of U.S. senators want state law enforcement to be alerted when someone who isn’t allowed to buy a gun tries to purchase one.  More...

World News

Republicans want Trump to back off his tariff proposal

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a remarkably public confrontation, House Speaker Paul Ryan and other Republican allies of President Donald Trump pleaded with him Monday to back away from his threatened international tariffs, which they fear could spark a danger More...

Probe finds deadly Niger mission lacked proper approval

WASHINGTON (AP) - A military investigation into the Niger attack that killed four American service members concludes the team didn’t get required senior command approval for their risky mission to capture a high-level Islamic State militant, se More...

MeToo’s global impact: Big in some places, scanty in others

(AP) — Thanks to the vast reach of social media and the prevalence of sexual misconduct in virtually every society, the MeToo movement has proven itself a genuinely global phenomenon. More...

Sports

No. 1-seeded IceCats look to make another deep run in PIHL Class AA Penguins Cup playoffs

The Greater Latrobe hockey team is using its underdog experience in this year’s PIHL Class AA Penguins’ Cup playoffs. Greater Latrobe rolled to the PIHL Class AA Penguins Cup championship last season as the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference. More...

It’s getting to be that time of year again

Members of the Greater Latrobe High School baseball team remove the soccer goal from Graham- Sobota Field (above) so they can begin practice on Monday during the first day of spring sports practice. More...

Schultz helps Penguins take down Flames in overtime, 4-3

PITTSBURGH — One thought went through the head of Pittsburgh Penguins’ defenseman Justin Schultz when he saw the gaping net in overtime. Just don’t mess up. More...

Entertainment

Razzie Awards name ‘The Emoji Movie’ Hollywood’s worst film of 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Maybe it was destiny for a movie with a pile of poop as a central character.  “The Emoji Movie” has received Hollywood’s most famous frown, the Razzie Award, for worst picture of 2017, making it the fir More...

Man arrested, accused of stealing McDormand’s Oscar trophy

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man was arrested and is accused of stealing Frances McDormand’s Oscars trophy after the Academy Awards on Sunday night, Los Angeles police said.  Terry Bryant, 47, was arrested on suspicion of felony grand theft, More...

Oscar ratings plunge to a record low

NEW YORK (AP) — Television viewers could barely stifle a yawn for Hollywood’s biggest night, with the Academy Awards plunging to a record-low viewership of 26.5 million people.  More...

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