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Derry Borough Council hopes Sugar Bear’s building is demolished soon

Derry Borough officials are hopeful a former shopping destination-turned-eyesore is close to being history. More...

Prosecutors challenge sheriff’s request for info

State prosecutors in the criminal case against Westmoreland County Sheriff Jonathan Held filed court documents Monday challenging a request to turn over additional information to Held’s defense team.  More...

Greensburg couple charged in $19K jewelry theft

A Greensburg man and woman are accused of breaking into a home and stealing more than $19,000 worth of jewelry last month.  Greensburg police charged James Dickant, 34, with theft and receiving stolen property, and charged Roxana Mays, 28, with More...

General News

Boulder-size asteroid disintegrated harmlessly over Africa

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A boulder-size asteroid disintegrated harmlessly over Africa, just hours after its weekend discovery. It’s only the third time scientists have spotted an incoming asteroid on a direct collision course with Earth. More...

Bishop Malesic announces clergy retirements, diocese pastoral appointments

The Most Rev. Edward C. Malesic, bishop of the Diocese of Greensburg, announced pastoral appointments for the diocese on Monday. More...

Aw, shucks: Virginia man downs 480 oysters to claim crown

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Virginia man has slurped down 40 dozen oysters to claim victory at this year’s World Oyster Eating Championship in New Orleans.  NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports Darron Breeden ate 480 of the bivalves in eight More...

Editorial

Opinion: Out of the mouths of babes...

We are most reticent today to invoke the medieval proverb, “Children should be seen and not heard,” in our adult conversation. It has been a slow, but dramatic, evolution of children as interlocutors. More...

Opinion: K-12 education issues loom large for U.S. service members

COMMENTARY

Thousands of military service members will soon be undergoing the all-too-familiar ritual of receiving their orders to move to a different region of the country as part of a permanent change of station (or PCS). More...

Starbucks incident results in progress

GUEST EDITORIAL

After a Starbucks manager in Philadelphia thoughtlessly brought about the arrests of two young black men recently, those men gave the matter some thought. The result was counterintuitive — true progress. More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Director, ‘Harvey’ cast celebrate opening of 50th season of St. Vincent Summer Theatre

Greggory Brandt, center, artistic director of St. More...

Latrobe Art Center to host five camps

Latrobe Art Center, 819 Ligonier St., announced its summer camp series, “The Summer of Mister Rogers.”  All camps are based on an episode of “Mister Rogers Neighborhood.” All sessions are 9:30 a.m. to noon. More...

What’s new at theme parks: Wonder Woman coaster, Pixar Pier

NEWYORK (AP) — Orlando, Florida, doesn’t have a lock on theme park news this summer. Sure, Toy Story Land at Disney World and a new “Fast & Furious” attraction at Universal Orlando will be getting attention. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Mount Pleasant man arrested on drug charges in Latrobe   More...

Beat the heat!

Who cares if you don’t have a pool? Just bring out mom’s Tupperware! Three-year-old Zavion Emory and 2-yearold Aedan Callahan of Greensburg found a novel way to stay cool last Wednesday and it didn’t cost a cent.   More...

Second lawsuit filed over crash outside Unity Twp. Trump House

The passenger in a vehicle involved in a crash outside the Unity Township house turned Donald Trump shrine has filed a second lawsuit in connection with the 2016 crash.  Savannah Logan, of Hempfield Township, was seriously injured in the Oct. More...

Time to warm up your pipes . . .

Latrobe 4th of July Patriotic Interfaith Service director Ellen Sautter is joined by Glenda Campbell, Susannah Calvo, Jeremy Zawelensky and Bob Stutzman as the Latrobe 4th of July Community Chorus practices for the 4th of July Patriotic Interfaith Se More...

Local & State News

Energy chief defends Trump directive on coal, nuclear plants

WASHINGTON (AP) — Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Monday defended President Donald Trump’s call to bolster struggling coal-fired and nuclear power plants, saying a rash of plant retirements is “alarming” and poses a looming cri More...

Court orders records unsealed in Penn State officials’ case

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Wagner leaves Senate, vowing to work to fix state’s problems

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

World News

Blue wave? California tops list as midterm matchups form

LOS ANGELES (AP) - For years sidelined on the national political fringe, California has lurched to the center of the fight for control of Congress.  More...

Retired policeman’s hunch leads to suspect in 6 killings

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. More...

Only a few of Guatemala volcano’s dead have been identified

EL RODEO, Guatemala (AP) - People of the villages skirting Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire began mourning the few dead who could be identified after an eruption killed dozens by engulfing them in floods of searing ash and mud.  Mourners cried More...

Sports

’Cats score twice in seventh, defeat Central Dauphin in state playoffs

Face Nazareth Area in PIAA Class 6A quarterfinals

MILLERSVILLE — Greater Latrobe scratched out a 4-2 victory over Central Dauphin in the first round of the PIAA Class 6A state softball playoffs by finding a way to plate two runners in the top of seventh inning. More...

Kison dead at 68, won two World Series with Pirates

BALTIMORE (AP) — Bruce Kison, a pitcher who helped the Pittsburgh Pirates win the World Series in 1971 and 1979 and spent three decades in player development and scouting roles, has died of cancer. He was 68. More...

Capitals on verge of Stanley Cup after blowing out Knights

WASHINGTON (AP) — Evgeny Kuznetsov smiled about getting four assists. He tried not to smile too much at the thought of being one win away from the Stanley Cup. More...

Entertainment

After 24 days out of sight, Melania Trump finally reappears

WASHINGTON (AP) — Finally, Melania Trump has reappeared.  After more than three weeks out of the public eye, the first lady strolled into a White House event Monday for military families and swept away the wild speculation that she was inc More...

Meek Mill’s lawyers ask court to remove judge from his case

(AP) — Meek Mill’s lawyers have asked Pennsylvania’s highest court to remove a judge from his long-running criminal case, accusing her of bias and blasting her conduct as unprofessional. More...

Lawyers for Trump, ‘Apprentice’ entrant in court over suit

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for President Donald Trump and a former “Apprentice” contestant who sued the president for saying her sexual misconduct claims were lies are due in court in New York.  More...

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