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Let’s go bananas: Great American Banana Split Celebration set Aug. 24-26

The 2018 Great American Banana Split Celebration will be bigger and better than ever. That’s been the goal of the celebration’s organizing committee as it makes plans for the event, which will be held Aug. More...

Blairsville boy accused of terroristic school threats

A 12-year-old Blairsville boy was accused of making threats against the Blairsville-Saltsburg School District after other students alerted school personnel, police said.  According to police, the boy threatened the district and district personne More...

Yikes!

Motorists driving on Route 981 had to do a double-take after seeing the price of gas at the BP station at the intersection with Monastery Drive. But don’t worry, it isn’t this bad . . . More...

General News

Live and unfiltered: Kim Jong Un captivates South Koreans

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Koreans watched Friday as history unfolded and Kim Jong Un, the North Korean leader they normally only see in heavily edited footage, walked across the border and had his every word broadcast live and unfiltered on air More...

At hearings, EPA chief seeks to divert blame for ethics woes

WASHINGTON (AP) - Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, yet another Trump administration official with his job on the line over ethical concerns, took heat from lawmakers Thursday over his profligate spending and lobbyist ties and tried More...

0.5K charity road race in Texas starts and ends with a beer

BOERNE, Texas (AP) — So many people have registered for a very short road race near San Antonio that no other “underachievers” are allowed to enroll.  The first Boerne (BER’-nee) 0.5K is scheduled for May 5 in the city of More...

Sports

Local football standouts announced for Foothills Classic

The slogan for the 2018 Westmoreland County Coaches Association Foothills All-Star Classic reads “the last Friday night under the lights.” For 62 players from the county, it will indeed be the final football game of their high-school careers when the More...

Area athletes prepare for annual WCCA track, field meet

It’s time for the local track and field athletes to shine. The annual Westmoreland County Coaches Association (WCCA) Track and Field meet will take place Saturday at Latrobe’s Memorial Stadium. More...

WCCA Track and Field meet records

WESTMORELAND COUNTY COACHESASSOCIATIONTRACK AND FIELD MEET RECORDS (Through 2017) Boys More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

SVC senior wins scholarship to LECOM, commissioned 2nd lieutenant in Air Force

St. Vincent College this week announced Kathryn Straatmann, a senior biology major from Washington, Missouri, was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. More...

Seton Hill hires new dean of students and diversity officer effective June 1

Seton Hill University this week announced the appointment of Adriel A. Hilton as the University’s Dean of Students and Diversity Officer. Hilton will assume the role on June 1. More...

WCCC recruiting for Micro-Credential Training Program starting April 30

Westmoreland County Community College is offering an accelerated free manufacturing training program for the unemployed, underemployed and those who have barriers to employment and education. More...

Derry Area tentative budget calls for 5-mill increase

Derry Area School District property tax bills are projected to rise again next year. Only this time, the cost will be much higher than usual.  More...

Ligonier Twp. PC okays subdivision, land development ordinance

Potential zoning map changes discussed

Ligonier Township’s planning commission is ready to move forward with a new municipal planning tool in the works for nearly a year. More...

Injuries reported in Route 22 tractor-trailer crash

A two-vehicle crash in Derry Township early Friday involving a tractor-trailer on Route 22 East near its intersection with Route 982 resulted in reported injuries, according to a Westmoreland County 911 dispatcher. More...

Make it a clean sweep!

Getting ready for the Latrobe Lions Club Spring Broom Sale are Dominic Camarote, director Jim Moore and Paul Toth. The sale will be held from 9 a.m. More...

Local & State News

Cops corral coyote after 2-hr. chase

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police have captured a coyote after a two-hour chase. The coyote was first spotted early Thursday in the city near Penn’s Landing, along the Delaware River. More...

Bill Cosby could spend rest of life in prison for sex assault

NORRISTOWN, Pa. More...

Pennsylvania asks court to block request for Amazon records

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration went to court this week to block requests for records of financial incentives it offered Amazon to build its second headquarters in Pennsylvania.  More...

World News

Korea leaders avoid specific measures to address nuke crisis

GOYANG, South Korea (AP) - The leaders of North and South Korea played it safe Friday, repeating a previous vow to rid the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons but failing to provide any specific measures or forge a potential breakthrough on an issue More...

Korean summit starts with a handshake, after year of tension

GOYANG, South Korea (AP) - After a year of tensions, the first North-South Korea summit in more than a decade began Friday with a handshake.  More...

Use of DNA in serial killer probe sparks privacy concerns

SACRAMENTO, Calif. More...

Education

GLSHS honors students at Breakfast of Champions

Greater Latrobe Senior High School recently honored nine students at the April Breakfast of Champions, including Joslyn Rodell (who was honored by language arts teacher Linda Kubus), Abby Rullo (Spanish teacher Laura Smith), Anthony Lewis (social stu More...

CDT play performance tonight

Rehearsing for this year’s school play at Christ the Divine Teacher School in Latrobe are Elijah Morgan-Washington as “Wink Smiley,” Trenton Wuenschell as “Charlie Ruckus,” Stephen Foss as “Wilbur Hochelmeier&rdquo More...

Piatigorsky Foundation at GL

Greater Latrobe Junior and Senior high school choir students recently enjoyed performances by musicians from The Piatigorsky Foundation, including pianist Nicholas Shaneyfelt, visiting assistant professor of music in collaborative piano at Luther Col More...

Entertainment

Here’s what’s playing this summer at the movies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dates are subject to change. APRIL “Avengers: Infinity War” (April 27) — The ultimate superhero mash-up, Iron Man, Black Panther, Captain America, Star Lord and all your Marvel favorites assemble to face the mad titan Thanos. More...

‘Oh! Susanna’ songwriter’s statue removed amid criticism

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A 118-year-old statue of the “Oh! Susanna” songwriter was removed from a Pittsburgh park Thursday after criticism that the work is demeaning because it includes a slave sitting at his feet, plucking a banjo. More...

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