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WCAA, Southern Airways renew talks to possibly bring carrier to Latrobe

The Westmoreland County Airport Authority and Southern Airways Express have renewed discussions about bringing business flights — and a second airline provider — to Arnold Palmer Regional Airport.  More...

Joanne Rogers visits ‘Fallon’ to talk late husband, documentary

The widow of the late Fred Rogers visited a popular late night host Tuesday night to promote the new documentary about her husband, a Latrobe native and television icon.  More...

Jim Albert enters race for sheriff

Retired judge set to challenge Held for sheriff post  A retired district judge plans to run next year for Westmoreland County sheriff.  James Albert announced on Tuesday at the kickoff campaign event in Greensburg that he plans to challeng More...

General News

Money to ‘harden’ schools draws backlash after shootings

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An alliance of U.S. More...

Authorities: 1 dead, 1 wounded in Pennsylvania shooting

MCKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a shooting in a western Pennsylvania neighborhood has left one person dead and another injured.  Allegheny County officials say the shooting in McKeesport was reported shortly after 10:30 p.m. More...

Villanova championship team visits governor, with souvenir

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has gotten a souvenir from Villanova University’s championshipwinning men’s basketball team. More...

Sports

‘Time’ right for Berger to get back into coaching basketball

To head Ligonier Valley boys’ program for second time

As the chief of police for Ligonier Borough, not to mention working undercover at one time as a narcotics detective, John Berger has had to deal with a lot of things...some of them not so good. More...

GL’s Holler receives football scholarship offers from Pitt, WVU

Fenton gets one in basketball from Drake

A pair of “Backyard Brawl” rivals are now battling over the services of a Greater Latrobe standout football player.  The offers continue to roll in for Greater Latrobe’s Trent Holler, who received scholarship offers from the Un More...

Latrobe Legion, West Hempfield play to tie

Latrobe Legion and West Hempfield did all the scoring early and both made one final push with a late run, but it wasn’t enough. More...

Lifestyles

Mountain Playhouse’s 79th season to open June 19

On Tuesday, June 19, Mountain Playhouse will launch its 79th consecutive season of professional summer theater in the Laurel Highlands. More...

Lehigh University graduate

Jacob Nemeth of Ligonier graduated with a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering degree with honors from Lehigh University in spring 2018, the Bethlehem campus announced Tuesday.  During commencement ceremonies on May 21, Lehigh conferred More...

Embry-Riddle dean’s list

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida, has notified Brandon McGannon of Latrobe that he has been named to the dean’s list in recognition of “outstanding scholarship and accomplishment during spring 2018.”  More...

Greater Latrobe to vote on budget with half-mill tax increase

Members of the Greater Latrobe School Board are expected to vote next Tuesday on a final budget that includes a slight tax increase. More...

GLSB tells students you can bank on it

Students at Greater Latrobe next year will likely have an opportunity to do all of their banking in the school. More...

Latrobe woman, 80, accused of thefts from charity

An 80-year-old Latrobe woman is a facing felony theft charge after allegedly stealing thousands during a three-year period from a church charity account set up to help the needy.  State police on Tuesday charged Eleanor Wallak, of Latrobe, with More...

Ligonier Township officials delay SALDO public hearing

Ligonier Township officials delayed setting a public hearing date for a new municipal planning tool to allow time to consider feedback from the county planning department.  More...

House bill aims to name Saltsburgarea bridge after Civil War soldier

State Rep. More...

World News

Federal judge approves AT&T-Time Warner merger

WASHINGTON (AP) - Afederal judge approved the $85 billion mega-merger of AT&T and Time Warner on Tuesday, a move that could usher in a wave of media consolidation while shaping how much consumers pay for streaming TV and movies.  More...

North Korea lauds, and basks in, Kim’s summit performance

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - The series of photos on the front page of the ruling workers’ party newspaper showed something North Koreans never would have imagined just months ago - their leader Kim Jong Un warmly shaking hands with President More...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump distorted history on North Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump celebrated his historic summit with North Korea’s leader Tuesday with remarks that twisted history and raised false hope that the remains of all missing Americans from the Korean War will be coming home. More...

Education

LVHS students receive awards

Ligonier Valley High School students recognized with scholarship awards at the Senior Awards Ceremony held May 1 in the high school auditorium included: Rachel Adams, who received the Terry R. More...

SVC announces five Palmer Scholars

St. Vincent College (SVC) recently announced that five college-bound students who recently graduated from Greater Latrobe Senior High School have each been awarded $12,000, four-year scholarships in the second year of the Arnold D. and Winifred W. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe woman flees accident, suspected of DUI   More...

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