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Trojans’ Tribune website gives DAHS students unique voice

Derry Area High School students have a new, unique platform to tell their stories. More...

Downtown Latrobe accident

These two cars collided at approximately 4:45 p.m. Wednesday at the corner of Main and Ligonier streets in downtown Latrobe. More...

General News

Prize-winning poet Lucie Brock-Broido dies at 61

NEW YORK (AP) — Lucie Brock-Broido, a prize-winning poet and educator, has died at age 61.  Publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced Wednesday that Brock-Broido died Tuesday at her home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. More...

Dog fatally mauls 8-day-old baby in Va.

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Driver sentenced for drug-related crash that killed teens

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey driver who was speeding and high on PCP when his car went over a curb and fatally struck two teenagers on a sidewalk has been sentenced to 29 years in prison.  More...

Editorial

Hearings on gun bills a start, but lawmakers actually need to pass something

Three weeks after a murderous rampage at a Florida high school, it once again appears that gun-control efforts on Capitol Hill have become bogged down while lawmakers wait for a clear sign from America’s most mercurial president on what he migh More...

Political Cartoon

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The interview

Off The Wall

Over the 55 years of being a reporter for five newspapers, gathering evidence and writing reports for three police agencies, I’ve interviewed more people than I can count. One thing struck me recently. More...

Lifestyles

Events of Area Interest

VFW Post 3414, Auxiliary list March activities More...

St. Vincent College mock trial teams compete in regionals, eye dinner

The St. Vincent College mock trial teams completed their season at the American Mock Trial Association Regional Tournament at Stevenson University in Maryland Feb. More...

Cal U Grad School to host open houses

California University’s School of Graduate Studies and Research will hold two open house events 6 to 8 p.m. More...

LTM Aboard OKs buying new meter-reading software, equipment

The Ligonier Township Municipal Authority will be upgrading its meter-reading technology after the authority board on Wednesday approved purchasing new equipment, software and support. More...

Latest community workshop held for Ligonier Valley Joint Comprehensive Plan

Representatives from the EADS Group, an engineering firm from Johnstown, provided details about the recommendations and implementation of the Ligonier Valley Joint Comprehensive Plan during a community workshop/public meeting Wednesday at the Ligonie More...

Out-of-county judge will hear criminal case against Sheriff Held

When Sheriff Jonathan Held faces a judge for the criminal case against him, that judge won’t be from Westmoreland County.  President Judge Rita Hathaway made that call earlier this week when she signed a court order recusing all county jud More...

Always God’s children: New group is forum for families of LGBTQ

There’s a saying in the gay community, Alecia Moss said, that when the children come out of the closet, the parents go into the closet.  “There’s still a lot of embarrassment and shame, also feelings that you want to protect yo More...

Local & State News

White House gears up campaigning for Pennsylvania special election

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Fighting to stave off another special election embarrassment, the White House is strengthening its final-days offensive in western Pennsylvania.  More...

Casey and 3 Republicans file for US Senate race

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — State elections officials say Democrat Bob Casey and three Republicans filed petitions before Pennsylvania’s deadline to get on the primary ballot for U.S. Senate.  More...

Jury awards bicyclist $3.2 million in sinkhole lawsuit

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia jury has awarded a New Jersey man and his wife $3.2 million for a sinkhole that caused the man to crash during a charity bike ride in the city three years ago.  More...

World News

Lawmakers, business brace for rollout of Trump’s tariff plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says Mexico, Canada and other countries may be spared from President Donald Trump’s planned steel and aluminum tariffs under national security “carve-outs,” a move that could soften the blow amid th More...

Mexico, Canada and others may be exempted from US tariffs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says Mexico, Canada, and other countries may be spared from President Donald Trump’s planned steel and aluminum tariffs under national security “carve-outs.” The move could soften the blow ami More...

Icahn denies prior knowledge of Trump’s steel tariffs

NEW YORK (AP) — Billionaire investor Carl Icahn denies that he had any prior knowledge of President Donald Trump’s plans to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum when he sold about $31 million of stock in steel-dependent Manitowoc More...

Sports

Ice Cats eliminated as Quaker Valley scores 1-0 overtime upset victory in playoffs

Quaker Valley couldn’t exit the ice fast enough. Greater Latrobe just wanted to stay on the ice a little longer, the players desperately pleading their case to extend a season filled with high hopes and great expectation. It didn’t work. More...

Pens sign Hollidaysburg native Lafferty to deal

The Pittsburgh Penguins have announced the signing of Hollidaysburg native Sam Lafferty to a three-year, entry-level contract.  Lafferty’s deal will begin with the 2018-19 campaign. More...

NHLPA Player Poll shows respect, admiration for Penguins’ captain Sidney Crosby

TORONTO (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby is the most admired and appreciated player in the NHL, judging from the 2017-18 NHLPA Player Poll.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

PSP Greensburg station releases February report   More...

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