March 23, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Seizure of chips with marijuana baked into them was a first for county park police

While it’s not uncommon for county park police to arrest individuals on drug offenses in and around county parks, an arrest last summer at a traffic stop in Twin Lakes Park was a first for park police. More...

Sheriff’s office accuses Punxsy Phil of deception

STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Punxsutawney Phil is a wanted ... More...

The last one?

Is it possible that this may be the last snowman for winter 2018? This little guy was built Thursday afternoon in the vacant lot at the intersection of Ligonier and Walnut streets. More...

General News

Parents raffle off gun for graduation party fundraiser

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Agroup of parents raffling off a gun to support a Maine high school graduation celebration is receiving backlash online.  More...

Troopers to patrol at Florida school where massacre happened

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Already heightened security was being bolstered Thursday at the Florida high school that became the scene of a massacre last month, with Gov. Rick Scott ordering eight highway patrol troopers to help secure the grounds. More...

Police: Mom arrested after video of smoking baby goes viral

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A video of an infant smoking a small cigar set off outrage on social media that helped North Carolina authorities identify and arrest the mother. More...

Sports

Wildcats move on from state, district championship baseball season

Matt Basciano admits he may never forget what happened last spring, and he’s OK with that.  The visions of his Greater Latrobe baseball team knocking off Montour, Central Valley and Mars Area to win a WPIAL title and Manheim Central, West More...

Trojans seek to contend in section, reach baseball playoffs again

A mix of baseball-specific players and standout athletes in general have head coach John Flickinger and the Derry Area baseball team thinking big this season. “I’m excited to see the development of balance we have on this team,” Flickinger said. More...

After busy off-season Pirates enter 2018 with retooled roster, modest expectations

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Depending on the person asked in the clubhouse, the Pittsburgh Pirates are rebuilding. Or they’re not. They’re retooling. Or they’re not. They’re pointing toward 2019 and beyond. More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

St. Francis University Honor Society St. Francis University congratulated the following seniors who are among the 156 students inducted into the St. More...

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre premieres 7 new works

The current production of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre leaves no doubt that some of the members of the company have talents that go far beyond performing. More...

Latrobe BPW offering two $1,000 scholarships; deadline April 15

Latrobe Business and Professional Women’s Club offers two $1,000 scholarships to area students continuing their education at an institution of higher learning.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Inspection stickers, cash stolen from Burrell Twp. garage   State police at Indiana report between Monday, March 19, and Tuesday, March 20, someone stole 10 inspection stickers and $50 from Smith Truck Garage in Burrell Township. More...

Mister Rogers ‘forever’ stamps now on sale

Starting today, fans of Fred Rogers can celebrate the 50th anniversary of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” during a trip to the post office. More...

Ligonier Twp. planners to scrutinize SALDO

On second thought, the Ligonier Township Planning Commission isn’t quite ready to place its stamp of approval on a proposed municipal planning tool. More...

Former Torrance patient pleads guilty to assault

A former patient at Torrance State Hospital in Derry Township accused of attacking other residents at the hospital has pleaded guilty Thursday to two misdemeanor counts of simple assault. More...

Another one bites the dust

At 2 p.m. Thursday the Lloyd Avenue bridge renovation project claimed another tractor-trailer as this flatbed truck hauling shingles attempted to cross the bridge and make the right turn onto Jefferson Street and tore the rear wheels completely off. More...

Local & State News

GOP chief justice slams Republican judicial impeachment move

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Easter Bunny Fest at Derry Twp. ag site

The Derry Township Ag Fair queen program is holding its annual Easter Bunny Fest for children ages 2 to 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Carnegie Learning Math Solution meets federal standards

PITTSBURGH (AP BUSINESS WIRE) — Carnegie Learning this week announced that the Carnegie Learning Math Solution meets federal funding requirements for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) as a Level 1 program demonstrating “Strong Evidence” of effica More...

World News

Roommate’s mom: Son was in custody until police found bomber

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (AP) - The mother of a man who lived with suspected serial bomber Mark Conditt in a home north of Austin says her son was kept in police custody until after Conditt died in a fatal confrontation with officers.  More...

Life support ending for ‘brain dead’ school shooting victim

(AP) — A teenage girl was brain dead days after being shot when a classmate opened fire inside their Maryland high school and was to be removed from life support, her mother said Thursday.  More...

Former Playboy model says Trump tried to pay her after sex

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former Playboy model apologized to first lady Melania Trump for a 10-month affair she claims she had with President Donald Trump that started with him offering her money after the first time they had sex. More...

Education

GLSD Chamber Choir

On Sunday Feb. 18, the Greater Latrobe School District Chamber Choir participated in the Heinz Chapel Chamber Choir Festival, held at Heinz Chapel in Pittsburgh. More...

Roberto Clemente’s story

Students from Baggaley Elementary School learn about Roberto Clemente. Each year Greater Latrobe elementary school students experience a variety of cultural enrichment assemblies.  More...

Custom frame for GL art

The GLSD Art Conservation Trust would like to thank Fred Stynchula and Lester Sutton of Aggressive Grinding Services for building a custom frame for Clayton Merrell’s painting, “Everything All At Once.” This painting was acquired by More...

Entertainment

CNN chief Jeff Zucker says Fox News is propaganda machine

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN chief Jeff Zucker sharply attacked the network’s rivals at Fox News Channel on Thursday, saying that it has become a propaganda machine that is “doing an incredible disservice to the country.”  More...

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