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GL’s Long, Fisher qualify for PMEA All-State music ensemble

Greater Latrobe’s Cecilia Long wasn’t sure if she would make it through the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) district competition. Turns out, she advanced further than she thought. More...

LigonierTwp. man arrested after fleeing sobriety test

A Ligonier Township man was jailed after an unsuccessful attempt to flee a field sobriety test Monday by swimming across the Loyalhanna Creek, according to police. More...

Missing county swimmer presumed drowned

SOUTH HUNTINGDON, Pa. (AP) — Emergency responders have resumed their search for a missing swimmer presumed drowned in a western Pennsylvania creek.  More...

General News

Feisty Florida gator head-butts trapper in escape attempt

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Woman drowns after crash into Center Twp. retention pond

A White Township woman drowned Wednesday morning after crashing her vehicle into a retention pond in Center Township, according to the Indiana County Coroner’s Office.  Paula Jo Saxton, 33, was pronounced dead of accidental freshwater drow More...

DOJ offers new briefing as lawmakers dispute Trump spy claim

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says it will offer a third classified briefing for lawmakers next week as House Republicans push for documents related to the use of an FBI informant who spoke to members of President Donald Trump’ More...

Editorial

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Roads taken

Off The Wall

When I drove my Volkswagen Karmann Ghia in the late ‘60s, often I would head to the country and just drive for the sake of getting away and enjoying the summer breeze hitting my face as I sped down the highway going at my usual 45 miles per hou More...

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Lifestyles

IUP students named Provost Scholars

Students from the Westmoreland and Indiana counties have been recognized as Provost Scholars at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, the Indiana campus reported Wednesday.  More...

Rebooted

‘I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues’

At a dinner party or fine meal, a palate cleanser is the little bit of food eaten between courses to return the taste buds to neutral. More...

Coastal Carolina University dean’s list

More than 2,000 Coastal Carolina University students were named to the dean’s list for the spring 2018 semester, the Conway, South Carolina, campus reported Wednesday.  McKenzie Shannon, a communication major from Latrobe, is among the qua More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Police investigating arrow shot at Mount Pleasant home  State police at Greensburg report minor damage was caused to a home on Stacey Drive in Mount Pleasant after someone shot a suspected arrow into the siding of the home at 7:30 p.m. More...

LTMA board OKs new labor deal; union reviewing pact

The Ligonier Township Municipal Authority (LTMA) board at its meeting Wednesday approved a new five-year contract with the union that represents its employees.  More...

Mr. Rogers documentary to get special local premier showing

A documentary about the life and work of Latrobe native and children’s television icon Fred Rogers is set to hit theaters this weekend.  Scheduled for a limited release in select theaters Friday, June 8, the film will premier locally at 5 More...

Request for trial in juvenile court denied for defendant in 2016 Latrobe slaying

A Westmoreland County judge on Wednesday denied the request of one of the three men charged in connection with the January 2016 death of Daniel McNerny, 20, in a botched robbery in Latrobe to have his case tried in juvenile court.  Westmoreland More...

‘Bring Cassie Home’ fundraiser scheduled for Friday

A benefit concert will be held Friday night at Marian Hall in Crabtree to raise money to cover the ongoing expenses of Cassandra “Cassie” Edlyn Gross of Latrobe, who has been missing since Saturday, April 7. More...

Wolf plans to sign mandated student civics knowledge test

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. More...

Local & State News

Federal judge sides with Philadelphia in ‘sanctuary city’fight

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Trump administration cannot cut off grants to Philadelphia over the way the city deals with immigrants in the country illegally.  More...

Police seek help identifying St. Clair Twp. shoplifting suspect

State police at Greensburg report troopers are seeking assistance in identifying a woman accused of stealing a cell phone accessory and rechargeable flashlight from Roadway Pharmacy in St. Clair Township around 11:59 a.m. More...

Funeral home owner stole nearly $300,000 from clients

HULMEVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania funeral home owner has admitted stealing nearly $300,000 from dozens of clients who prepaid for their funerals. More...

World News

Analysis: HUD plan would raise rents for poor by 20 percent

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Housing Secretary Ben Carson says his latest proposal to raise rents would mean a path toward self-sufficiency for millions of low-income households across the United States by pushing more people to find work. More...

At Guatemala volcano, weather and danger hinder search

SAN MIGUEL LOS LOTES, Guatemala (AP) - Troublesome rain and more volcanic activity are hindering search and rescue efforts around Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire, but when teams have been able to work in the hardest hit areas the death toll has con More...

The heat is back on high: May smashes US temperature records

WASHINGTON (AP) - Record heat returned to the United States with a vengeance in May. May warmed to a record average 65.4 degrees in the Lower 48 states, breaking the high of 64.7 set in 1934, according to federal weather figures released Wednesday. More...

Sports

Lady ’Cats resume state softball playoffs today

Two area teams in action at GL athletic complex

The Greater Latrobe girls’ softball team will continue its state playoff journey today.  Another win will guarantee a rematch with a WPIAL playoff opponent.  Greater Latrobe, runner-up in the WPIAL, will meet District 11 runner-up Naz More...

Heat Siphon stays undefeated, FOE gets victory in L-DA Teener League

Heat Siphon stayed unbeaten with another lopsided victory, while F.O. More...

Steelers announce training camp schedule at SVC

The Pittsburgh Steelers are officially coming back to St. Vincent College for a 53rd consecutive season.  The Steelers announced the team’s complete 2018 training camp schedule on Wednesday. More...

Entertainment

Samantha Bee is back, both angry and apologetic

NEWYORK (AP) — Comedian Samantha Bee returned to her TBS show Wednesday, apologizing again for using a crude epithet to describe Ivanka Trump but expressing anger that the ensuing controversy distracted from more important issues.  More...

Underwood makes history again, Shelton wins top CMT Award

Carrie Underwood continued to make history as the most decorated act at the CMT Music Awards with 18 wins, while Blake Shelton walked away with the night’s top prize.  Shelton, the only person to win two awards Wednesday, won video of the More...

Kate Spade’s husband says she suffered from depression

NEW YORK (AP) — The husband and business partner of designer Kate Spade, who died in an apparent suicide, said she suffered from depression and anxiety for many years.  More...

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