April 24, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

SVC ranks in national RecycleMania competition

In the 2018 RecycleMania Tournament, the nation’s premier waste reduction and recycling competition among colleges and universities, St. More...

LVW student poetry awards and bookfair set

Winners of the Ligonier Valley Writers’ 27th annual Student Poetry Contest will be honored at an awards ceremony at 4 p.m. More...

General News

Young basketball players show respect to passing funeral

FRANKLINTON, La. (AP) — Some young basketball players in Louisiana are receiving recognition after they stopped their game and dropped to their knees when a funeral procession passed.  More...

Bloomberg gives $4.5M to UN climate body, softening US cuts

BERLIN (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is donating $4.5 million to the United Nations body that oversees climate change negotiations. More...

Mother told to pump milk in men’s restroom at Chicago court

CHICAGO (AP) — A nursing mother is suing for discrimination after being told she should use the men’s restroom to express breast milk when she reported for jury duty at a Chicago court. More...

Editorial

About Trump and the DACA impasse

While President Trump blames the failure of any emergent DACA fix on the Democrats, a closer look reveals a more complicated situation. More...

Josh Rosen too rich, too smart for NFL

COMMENTARY

The whispers: Too affluent, too many options in life, too much intellectual curiosity. When they say shut up and play, he isn’t listening, and he’s made that known in explicit fashion. More...

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Lifestyles

Latrobe BPW names Employer of the Year, donates ‘busy blankets’

Latrobe Business and Professional Women Monday announced the recipient of the Employer of the Year award for 2017.  More...

Campus Corner

St. Vincent announces five finalists for 44th annual President’s Award

St. More...

Cal U 2018 Hip-hop Conference Friday

National radio, TV and social media personality Charlamagne tha God will discuss “Hip-hop, Race and Social Activism” when California University of Pennsylvania presents its 13th annual Hip-hop Conference. More...

Entertainment

From ‘Jumanji’ to Tarantino, Sony teases varied slate

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sony Pictures Entertainment Chairman Tom Rothman assured theater owners Monday that his studio is dedicated to appealing to a range of audiences — from global franchises such as “Spider-Man” and “The G More...

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson announces birth of third girl

NEW YORK (AP) — The Rock has his third Rockette. Dwayne Johnson took to Instagram on Monday to show off his chest full of tattoos and his new baby girl in a hospital skin-to-skin contact moment. More...

Wolf pushes to end ‘gun show’ exception to background checks

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. More...

Latrobe council to seek new police chief as Bumar nears retirement

Excela demolition projects to affect 2nd Ave. traffic

With Latrobe Police Chief James Bumar set to retire in less than a year, Latrobe City Council is getting ready to begin the search for a candidate who can take on his mantle.  More...

Bail reduced on one set of charges against ‘person of interest’ in Gross disappearance

A judge on Monday agreed to reduce the bail from $100,000 to $5,000 for a receiving stolen property charge against a Unity Township man identified by his attorney as a “person of interest” in the search for a Unity Township woman missing since April More...

Westmoreland County Envirothon set April 30

The annual Westmoreland County Envirothon will be held April 30, at Twin Lakes Park, Hempfield and Unity townships.  Ninety-five students from nine county high schools are scheduled to take part in the academic competition, which pits teams of s More...

Local & State News

Appeals court sides with states over fuel economy standards

NEW YORK (AP) — The federal government can’t delay plans to more than double penalties automakers pay when they fail to meet fuel economy standards, an appeals court said on Monday in siding with five states. More...

Penn State says wilderness is too risky for outdoors clubs

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A near-century-old outdoor recreation club will now refrain from going outside because it is too dangerous out in the wilderness, according to officials at Penn State University.  More...

Golf club apologizes for calling cops on black women members

YORK, Pa. (AP) — A golf club in Pennsylvania has apologized for calling police on a group of black women after the co-owner and his father said they were playing too slowly and refused requests to leave the course. More...

World News

Motive elusive after van driver kills 10 and injures 15 on Toronto sidewalk

TORONTO (AP) - Police in Canada’s biggest city are piecing together witness accounts and surveillance video trying to determine why a driver plowed a rented van along a crowded sidewalk, killing 10 people and injuring 15 in what many said seeme More...

Car theft solved too late to prevent Waffle House tragedy

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - After Travis Reinking allegedly stole a BMW from a Nashville area car dealer last week, police say they found it outside the apartment where he lived. More...

Business and pleasure on menu for Macron’s second day in US

WASHINGTON (AP) - A sit-down between President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron followed by a joint news conference highlight the business portion of the French leader’s second day in Washington.  More...

Sports

Hempfield Area tops rival Greater Latrobe in softball showdown, 3-1

Heading into Monday’s anticipated matchup of area softball powerhouses, a case could have been made that Greater Latrobe and not Hempfield Area had the momentum when both first stepped onto Graham-Sobota Field. More...

Wildcats rout Thomas Jefferson in baseball

The Greater Latrobe baseball team broke out the bats for another big win. The Wildcats routed Thomas Jefferson, 14-4, for a WPIAL Class 5A Section 3 win at Greater Latrobe on Monday. More...

Big inning helps LV baseball pull away from MC, 8-3

A big inning allowed the Ligonier Valley baseball team to pull away from Marion Center for an 8-3 victory during a District 6 Heritage Conference game played Monday at Marion Center. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Man wanted after allegedly violating court order in Unity Twp. More...

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