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GL senior Bianca Pate receives Student Showcase award

Greater Latrobe Senior High School senior Bianca Pate, 18, was presented with Latrobe City Council’s Greater Latrobe School District Student Showcase award at council’s agenda prep meeting Tuesday night. More...

WCCC foundation golf outing June 25

The Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC) Educational Foundation’s 31st Annual Scholarship Golf Classic will be held June 25 at Greensburg Country Club in Hempfield Township.  More...

General News

Need an entry-level job at a store? It can be harder now

NEW YORK (AP) — Asia Thomas knew she was at a disadvantage. It had been 16 years since she quit a job at McDonald’s to raise her kids. More...

Students use bullhorn after church nixes graduation speeches

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky high school valedictorian used a bullhorn to give his graduation speech about the power of students to change the world after a Catholic diocese said he couldn’t make the speech during commencement.  More...

Key laws, residents vexed when legislative leaders resign

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — When legislative leaders resign midterm, things can get messy.  More...

Editorial

Cop killer shows his cowardice

Eric Frein exuded cowardice when he used the cover of darkness, trees and vegetation to mask his ambush of two Pennsylvania state troopers in September 2014 in Pike County. More...

Political Cartoon

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United in delivering America’s energy future

When we think about our nation’s infrastructure, roads and bridges are often the first things that come to mind. America’s energy infrastructure, however, is just as crucial to economic development and prosperity across the country.  More...

Lifestyles

Free summer concert series returns May 31

TGIS (Thank Goodness It’s Summer), Westmoreland Cultural Trust’s annual free concert series, returns this summer with 14 weeks of free music in the S&T Bank Courtyard at The Palace Theatre.  More...

Latrobe Elks Lodge 907 receives national Legacy Grant, aids Derry Area’s KIND Closet

The Latrobe Elks Lodge 907 recently received a Legacy Grant from the National Lodge, a grant for local lodges to use toward helping their local communities. More...

2 SVC students named Clare Boothe Luce Scholars

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Route 981 bridge slated to reopen June 8

Latrobe’s traffic nightmare nearly over

Latrobe City Manager Wayne Jones on Tuesday said that Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) officials tentatively expect the Lloyd Avenue bridge on Route 981 in Latrobe to reopen to traffic in both directions on Friday, June 8.  More...

Latrobe Farmers’ Market to open for season June 5

The Latrobe Farmers’ Market will begin its 2018 season on Tuesday, June 5, at Legion-Keener Park in Latrobe. The market is open, rain or shine, from noon to 4 p.m. each Tuesday through Sept. 25 (except the week of July 4).  More...

Future of landmark Ligonier Beach remains unknown

More than a week after it was revealed that Ligonier Beach would be shuttered for the 2018 season, the future of the area landmark and longtime summer hangout spot remains a mystery. More...

Youngwood mother, daughter to undergo mental treatment before trial

A mother and daughter accused of beating and shaving the head of an elderly relative they kept captive for two days in their Youngwood home after arguing over the volume of a Pittsburgh Steelers game will get mental health treatment before their case More...

Derry Township man jailed on assault, harassment charges

A Derry Township man is behind bars after allegedly hitting a woman in the face with a beer bottle outside a home in Latrobe early Saturday morning.  More...

Local & State News

Last gasp for hog farm suit: ‘We don’t want to be hostages’

BERWICK, Pa. (AP) — When the wind blows a certain way, residents know to head inside. Quickly. They claim the stench from an industrial hog farm on the edge of town is unbearable.  More...

Wagner floats 67-county debate tour proposal, but Wolf isn’t biting

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial nominee Scott Wagner says he wants Democratic Gov. More...

Charges dropped against man in gunfire exchange with wife

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World News

After pair of 1-in-1000 year floods, a town seeks safeguards

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) - The deadly flash flood that devastated a Maryland town’s historic center in July 2016 was dubbed a 1-in-1000 year event. More...

Top North Korean official heads to US for pre-summit talks

BEIJING (AP) - Atop North Korean official headed to New York on Wednesday for talks aimed at salvaging a summit between Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump on the future of Kim’s nuclear program, in the North’s highest-level mission to More...

Both sides preparing as if US-North Korea summit is a go

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rapid-fire diplomacy played out on two continents in advance of an “expected” summit between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, the strengthening resolve coming after a series of high-risk, highr More...

Sports

Trojans brush off WPIAL championship loss to earn win in state volleyball playoffs

SIDMAN — For a second consecutive match, the Derry Area boys’ volleyball team commanded a 2-0 lead after the first two games.  More...

MLB: Rizzo’s slide vs. Pirates illegal, but not dirty

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon believes Anthony Rizzo’s slide that upended Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Elias Diaz at home plate on Monday is still perfectly legal. More...

’Cats, Hempfield Area clash for WPIAL Class 6A softball title

The two biggest softball rivals in Westmoreland County are meeting once again for the biggest prize in the WPIAL. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Lawn tractor, tool box stolen from Hempfield Twp. yard   More...

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