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GL to compete in National Robotics League national competition

Greater Latrobe adviser Stanton Glamp wanted to give his BotsIQ team another opportunity to compete. More...

Ligonier Country Market scheduled to open Saturday

The Ligonier Country Market (LCM) will open for the season from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 19, at the Loyalhanna Watershed Association (LWA) grounds near the intersections of West Main Street and Springer Road in Ligonier Township.  More...

General News

Lack of paper trail a concern amid fears of election hacking

ATLANTA (AP) — As the midterm congressional primaries heat up amid fears of Russian hacking, roughly 1 in 5 Americans will be casting ballots on machines that do not produce a paper record of their votes. More...

US approves 1st drug developed to prevent chronic migraines

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators Thursday approved the first drug designed to prevent chronic migraines. More...

Autopsy report: Exploding vape pen killed Florida man

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — An exploding vape pen hurled fragments into a Florida man’s head, killing him and starting a fire that burned most of his body, an autopsy report said. More...

Sports

Top-seeded Trojans beat Canevin, advance to WPIAL boys’ volleyball semifinals

The Derry Area boys’ volleyball team swept Bishop Canevin last night, but it wasn’t easy as the score-line might suggest. The No. 1 seed Trojans had to fend off numerous rallies by No. 9 Bishop Canevin to advance to the WPIAL Class AA semifinals. More...

GL, DA athletes qualify for state meet, set school records in WPIAL track

It was a day of state qualifiers and school records for the Greater Latrobe and Derry Area track and field teams. More...

Pirates, Polanco beat Padres for eighth win in nine games

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates weren’t expected to contend in the strong NL Central this season, especially after trading stars Andrew McCutchen and Gerrit Cole in January. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Tools stolen from Latrobe porch   Latrobe police report someone stole Dewalt tools and a weed wacker from the back porch of a home on the 800 block of Lincoln Avenue in Latrobe on Wednesday, May 16. More...

Derry Twp. boy using his birthday to help child with cancer

Logan McCullough is having a birthday party this weekend. Friends and family will be there. There will be some fun activities, too, as tends to happen when a 7-year-old celebrates their big day. More...

Latrobe-GLSD: Facebook post led to tip on Legion-Keener vandals

The Latrobe-GLSD Parks and Recreation Commission on Thursday reported that a Facebook post about a recent incident of vandalism that occurred between approximately 1:30 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. More...

Commissioners allocate hotel tax funds to promote local tourism

The Westmoreland County Commissioners on Thursday approved a plan calling for the county to allocate more than $778,000 from its increased hotel tax revenue to promote local tourism in 2018.  More...

Local & State News

Trooper slaying appeal focuses on how suspect was questioned

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Judge stops state plan to take $200M out of malpractice fund

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday blew a $200 million hole in Pennsylvania’s state budget by throwing out a law that appropriated the surplus from a state-created medical malpractice insurer of last resort. More...

Ex-president of suspended frat charged in attempted rape

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The former president of a suspended fraternity at Temple University has been charged with attempted rape as part of a wider investigation into allegations of sex assaults at the fraternity house. More...

World News

White House threatens firings after McCain remark gets out

WASHINGTON (AP) - A West Wing aide’s morbid remark about gravely ill Sen. John McCain has not yielded widespread White House soul-searching. More...

Corps leaving Puerto Rico with hurricane recovery unfinished

YABUCOA, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers is ending its work to rebuild Puerto Rico’s electric grid, despite residents’ fears that the island’s government won’t be able to restore power on its own to more t More...

US running out of time on NAFTA rewrite; China talks loom

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s trade team is running out of time to rewrite a trade pact with Canada and Mexico this year even as it negotiates with China and spars with its allies over U.S. tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. More...

Education

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Cindy Pompelia recently presented Greater Latrobe Senior High School students Sophia Hoch, Lauren Sigut and Emma Kozuch with the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Society of Women Engineers Certificate of Me More...

Lifestyles

Dr. Kathleen Borres lauded with Nova et Vetera Award

Dr. Kathleen Borres of Export received the Nova et Vetera Award for Outstanding and Distinguished Service to St. Vincent Seminary and the Church at the Friday, May 11, commencement of St. Vincent Seminary. The award was presented by the Very Rev. More...

Pitt-Johnstown announces spring term 2018 dean’s list

The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown this week announced its 2018 spring term dean’s list, which recognizes the accomplishments of 1,008 students, representing 51 Pennsylvania counties, nine states and seven countries.  To be eligible More...

WCCC culinary training program info session May 21

Westmoreland County Community College is offering an accelerated free culinary training program for the unemployed, underemployed and those with barriers to employment and education beginning May 30. More...

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