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Derry Borough council looking to strengthen grass clipping policy

Derry officials hope to soon have a warning and fine system in place for residents who leave grass clippings on borough streets. The subject was again discussed at Monday’s regular council meeting. More...

Bond reduction denied for accused Unity man of repeated PFA violations

A Unity Township man accused of repeatedly violating a protection from abuse order by breaking into a Youngstown woman’s home and calling her 80 times from Westmoreland County Prison was denied a reduction to his $30,000 bond Monday. More...

Primary election polls open today until 8 p.m.

Registered Democrats and Republicans will vote today to determine which candidates will represent their parties in November’s midterms. More...

General News

Black bear devours 2 dozen cupcakes left in baker’s car

ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The smell of two dozen cupcakes in a baker’s car was too much for a black bear in New Jersey. The bruin smashed a window and left only smeared icing and a paw print behind. More...

Iowa man says his dog shot him while they were playing

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — With best friends like these, who needs enemies?  An Iowa man says his dog inadvertently shot him while they were roughhousing Wednesday.  Fifty-one-year-old Richard Remme, of Fort Dodge, told police he was pla More...

New cracks spew lava as Hawaii volcano erupts for 2nd week

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) - Another fissure spewing lava and unhealthy gas opened up Monday on Hawaii’s Big Island, and a crack in the Earth that emerged a day earlier was sending molten rock on a slow run for the ocean, officials said.  More...

Editorial

Opinion: Congress needs to focus on sea-level rise

It seems as though the politicians in Washington have been talking about our nation’s crumbling infrastructure for many years. More...

COMMENTARY

Time to find that summer job? Think again

School's almost out, and the only thing hotter than the weather is parents’ desire to get their teens out of the house and into the summer workforce. More...

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Lifestyles

Cabaret Theatre, Neighborhood Arts Troupe to present ‘Alice in Wonderland’ May 18-19

The children’s classic “Alice in Wonderland” will be presented by The Cabaret Theatre and Neighborhood Arts Troupe at 7 p.m. Friday, May 18, and Saturday, May 19, at Latrobe United Methodist Church, 440 Main St. More...

Campus Corner

Mitchell G. Farrell of Lower Burrell, a May 12 graduate who had an accounting and music double major, is the 44th annual winner of the President's Award, St. More...

Events of Area Interest

Sage’s Army offers grief, support meetings   Sage’s Army Inc. will hold grief and support meetings at its headquarters, 216 4th St., Irwin, throughout May.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Business van damaged in Latrobe hit-and-run Latrobe police report an unknown vehicle struck a business van parked in the 10 block of East 2nd Avenue in Latrobe on Thursday, May 10, damaging the rear driver’s side of the van. No one was injured. More...

Route 981 bridge work slated for completion in mid-June

Hospital garage closes West 2nd Ave.

Latrobe Public Works Director Michael Gray reported to Latrobe City Council Monday night that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) currently expects that traffic restrictions on the Lloyd Avenue bridge on Route 981 likely will rema More...

Latrobe council moving forward with search for new police chief

Outside group to screen candidates

Latrobe City Council on Monday night approved a $5,000 deal to secure the aid of the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association (PCPA) in the search for a new chief for the Latrobe Police Department.  More...

Latrobe man sentenced to serve up to 50 years in sexual assault case

A Latrobe man who pleaded guilty Monday to charges of indecent assault of a child under 13 and corruption of minors could spend up to 50 years behind bars.  Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas Judge Tim Krieger sentenced Richard Zamenick, More...

Man accused in 2016 Latrobe murder seeks trial in juvenile court

The attorneys for one of three men charged in connection with the January 2016 death of Daniel McNerny, 20, in a botched robbery in Latrobe are seeking to have their client’s case transferred to juvenile court. More...

Fire crews battle Derry Twp. barn fire

Multiple fire crews responded to a barn fire in Derry Township early this morning.  Derry Township Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1 of Bradenville chief Mark Piantine said no one was hurt in the blaze, which was reported at about 3:15 a.m. More...

Local & State News

Legal sports wagers in Pennsylvania a matter of when, not if

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania regulators aren’t predicting when sports betting will begin legally in the state now that the U.S. More...

Cops: Men carjack ambulance, push worker from moving vehicle

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say two men carjacked an ambulance in Philadelphia and pushed its driver out of the moving vehicle following a struggle. More...

Authorities: Police dog injured when car hits officer’s SUV

PENN, Pa. (AP) — A crash involving a Pennsylvania police vehicle has left a police dog injured. Authorities say the crash occurred around 5:35 p.m. More...

World News

Palestinians bury dead after bloodiest Gaza day since 2014

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Palestinians observed a strike Tuesday to mourn dozens killed by Israeli troops in a mass protest on the Gaza border - the single deadliest day there since a 2014 war and part of a high-stakes campaign by Gaza’s Ham More...

Trump’s Mideast policies fuel global worries for the region

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump’s prospects for brokering the Mideast peace “deal of the century” plunged ever deeper as the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem opened amid bloodshed in Gaza. The day fueled global concern that U.S. More...

Meghan’s half sister says their dad stressed by press pack

LONDON (AP) - The half sister of Meghan Markle says their father has been put in a “dangerous situation” because of pressure from the press. More...

Sports

’Cats hoping to improve on closing out games heading into volleyball playoffs

Travel to No. 6 seed Seneca Valley in first-round matchup

If volleyball was ever called “a game of inches,” then the Greater Latrobe boys’ team exemplified that phrase throughout this season.  Head coach Drew Vosefski lamented his team’s narrow losses to the top-three teams in W More...

NC dethrones Lady Rams from atop conference

NORTHERN CAMBRIA — Coming in as the two-time defending league girls’ softball champions, Ligonier Valley tried any way it could to push across the tying run late in Monday night’s Heritage Conference title game. More...

Area teams prepare for full playoff schedule

It will be a jam-packed playoff schedule for area teams today. More...

Entertainment

Fox set to add Tim Allen’s ‘Last Man Standing’ to fall lineup

NEW YORK (AP) — Tim Allen’s “Last Man Standing,” canceled last year by ABC, is being resurrected by Fox next season because it’s a “great comedy” and not as a conservative statement, Fox executives said Monda More...

Margot Kidder, Lois Lane in the ‘Superman’ franchise, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Margot Kidder, the Canadian actress who starred as a salty and cynical Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve in the “Superman” film franchise of the 1970s and 1980s, has died. She was 69.  More...

Pennsylvania student takes Danny DeVito cardboard cutout to prom

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania high school student took an unorthodox approach to prom and brought a cardboard cut-out of actor Danny DeVito to the dance. More...

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