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$55.6M to support abandoned coal mine reclamation projects in Pa.

Pennsylvania Gov. More...

DTMA receives $1 million for trail project

The Derry Township Municipal Authority (DTMA) was awarded $1 million in state grant funding Tuesday for a trail and sewer line extension project from Keystone State Park in Derry Township to the New Alexandria Borough Municipal Park.  More...

General News

Teen candidate running for spot on western NY school board

GREECE, N.Y. More...

House panel OKs plan to grow VA private care, a Trump pledge

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee approved a wide-ranging plan Tuesday to give veterans more freedom to see doctors outside the Veterans Affairs health system and fix a budget crisis in its troubled Choice private-sector program, a major step towar More...

Dog rescued from Colorado wastewater treatment plant

A 2-year-old English mastiff led astray by an escapeprone hound dog is happy to be home, but still stinks after being found stranded in muck at a wastewater treatment plant in Colorado. More...

Sports

Schueltz, LV blank NC in baseball

Sully Schueltz led the Ligonier Valley baseball team to an 8-0 shutout victory against visiting Northern Cambria during a District 6 Heritage Conference game Tuesday. More...

Wildcats defeat Pine-Richland in eight innings

The Greater Latrobe baseball team outlasted visiting Pine-Richland for a 2-1 victory during an eight-inning exhibition game Tuesday at Graham-Sobota Field.  More...

GL girls set school record; LV boys win conference track title

Greater Latrobe’s girls’ 400 relay team of Elisha McCoy, Faith Mucci, Brooke Garris and Gabby Wirick set a new school record of :49.65 at the Northern Area Last Chance Meet hosted by Pine- Richland on Tuesday.  The previous record of More...

Lifestyles

Trinity to host ‘Living Positively - Building Healthy Habits’ Saturday

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 331 Weldon St. in Latrobe, is sponsoring “Living Positively - Building Healthy Habits” 10 a.m. More...

Coastal Carolina University graduate from Latrobe

Approximately 1,183 students were eligible to walk in Coastal Carolina University's graduation exercises, held on the Conway, South Carolina, campus at the HTC Student Recreation Center and Convocation Center in three separate ceremonies May 4-5, CCU More...

Latrobe student inducted into honor society at Clarion

This year’s Beta Gamma Sigma inductees include Claire Klanica from Clarion University of Pennsylvania, daughter of Chris and Colene Klanica of Latrobe, the Clarion chapter announced Tuesday.  More...

GLSD recommends slight half-mill tax increase, can get by without real estate hike

Greater Latrobe Business Administrator Dan Watson recommended a slight tax increase to the school board during Tuesday’s Committee of the Whole meeting, but he said if need be, the district would be able to get by with a zero-mill increase in this ye More...

Spirit workers at Palmer Airport go extra mile to help woman, infant get home

While Spirit Airlines staff at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport are known for their customer-friendly service, workers went the extra mile last month to help an out-of-town passenger.  More...

LigonierTownship, borough police departments merger moving forward

The Ligonier Township Supervisors unanimously gave their support to the proposed consolidation of the township and borough police departments at their regular meeting Tuesday.  More...

Rivertowne Brewing files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

A western Pennsylvania brewery based in Export with brewpubs in North Huntingdon, Monroeville, Verona and Pittsburgh’s North Shore has filed for bankruptcy protection.  More...

Adam Sedlock seeks Dem nom in 14th District

Adam Sedlock, 64, of Chalk Hill, is seeking the Democratic nomination in Pennsylvania’s 14th Congressional District.  “Political sanity starts with you,” said Sedlock, a licensed psychologist.  More...

Local & State News

Priest accused of abusing 2 boys, making 1 confess afterward

A Roman Catholic priest was arrested and charged Tuesday with sexually abusing at least two boys during his four decades in the Erie, Pennsylvania, diocese, and making one of them say confession after the alleged assaults.  More...

Legion-Keener Park vandalism suspects sought

Latrobe police and the Latrobe-GLSD Parks and Recreation Department are seeking help identifying a group of vandals who damaged picnic tables at Legion-Keener Park early Sunday morning.  Latrobe-GLSD Parks and Recreation posted several photos to More...

Gov. Tom Wolf unveils $1.5M grant program to reduce gun violence

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has announced a $1.5 million grant program aimed at reducing gun violence around the state. More...

World News

Trump’s pull out from Iran deal deepens US isolation

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. More...

Iran’s top leader, lawmakers lash out at US on nuclear deal

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran’s supreme leader chastised President Donald Trump on Wednesday over his decision to pull America out of the 2015 nuclear deal, while lawmakers lit a paper U.S. More...

Pompeo in NKorea to finalize summit, seek 3 Americans’ release

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo traveled to North Korea on Wednesday to finalize plans for a historic summit between President Donald Trump and the North’s leader, Kim Jong Un.  U.S. More...

Health

More Americans expect to work until 70; there are benefits

When it comes to retirement, later may be better.  Americans long viewed 65 as the age to stop working. More...

US seeking 1 million for massive study of DNA, health habits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wanted: A million people willing to share their DNA and 10 years of health habits, big and small, for science.  More...

Duped patients crowd fund for bogus medical care, study says

CHICAGO (AP) — They’re the tech-age version of donor jars at the diner: crowdfunding websites that aim to link ailing people with strangers willing to help pay for medical treatment. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Minor injuries reported in Latrobe crash   More...

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