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Deadline for property tax/rent rebate program moved to Dec. 31

The deadline to apply for a rebate on property taxes or rent paid in 2017 has been extended to Dec. 31, State Rep. Joseph Petrarca, announced this week.  More...

SVC nets $196K grant to assess effects of sewage, mine pollution in region

Colcom Foundation has awarded a $196,000, three-year grant to St. Vincent College, St. More...

General News

Yosemite’s haven for giant sequoias ready for visitors

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Yosemite National Park says the largest sequoia grove is ready to open to the public after crews completed a restoration project to protect the nearly 500 ancient trees. More...

Mayor nixes move to ban media, non-residents from meetings

PAINT ROCK, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama mayor has backed down from an attempt to bar the media and out-of-towners from attending council meetings in her tiny, rural town. More...

Regional American Airlines carrier cancels 100s of flights

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — American Airlines says a technical problem forced one of its regional carriers to cancel hundreds of flights around the country.  More...

Sports

St. Joe’s routs FOE in Teener

Connor Quinlisk supplied the offense and Tyler Cymmerman did the job on the hill as St. Joe’s Club defeated F.O. More...

Latrobe opens Hillbilly Hardball Classic with loss to Fairmont (W.Va.)

A late surge allowed Fairmont (W.Va.) to get past Latrobe Legion, 12-2, in six innings during Thursday’s opener of the annual Hillbilly Hardball Classic in Elkins, W.Va. More...

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Lifestyles

Latrobe BPW’s Theresa Rusbosin installed president of BPW of PA

During the 98th annual Convention of Business and Professional Women of Pennsylvania held June 7-10 in Reading, Latrobe BPW member Theresa Rusbosin was installed as state president for 2018-19.  Rusbosin is a 15-year member of the Latrobe club, More...

YWCA technology classes have openings

YWCA Westmoreland County’s Technology Center, 424 N. More...

Latrobe Area Hospital Aid Society awards three scholarships

The Latrobe Area Hospital Aid Society honors high school students for their volunteer efforts on behalf of Excela Health Latrobe Hospital with scholarship assistance.  In 2018, Bianca Pate, Summer Bush and Jake Harr share $5,000 in scholarship f More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe man arrested for DUI at Sheetz   More...

Unity supervisors approve Aldi expansion plan

The Aldi store in Unity Township will soon be getting a facelift. More...

Ligonier mayor breaks tie vote to hire police administrator

The decision whether to hire a part-time administrative assistant for Ligonier Borough’s police department fell to the mayor after a split vote between council members. More...

Replacement work to continue on superstructure over Ninemile Run

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) said motorists should be prepared for traffic pattern changes as work continues on a superstructure that carries Route 982 over Ninemile Run in Unity Township.  The project calls for the re More...

DEP reminds homeowners to check for mine subsidence risks

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)’s revamped website will give homeowners more ability to identify risks and insure their property from underground mine subsidence, state officials said.  The new website — More...

Local & State News

Regulators issue split ruling on gas pipelines near Philadelphia

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

National Weather Service confirms two Pennsylvania tornadoes

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — National Weather Service officials confirmed Thursday that two tornadoes touched down late Wednesday in northeast Pennsylvania, causing severe damage to a major commercial district and destroying homes. More...

Kellogg recalls Honey Smacks because of salmonella potential

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. More...

World News

US announces tariffs on $50B in China imports

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is announcing a 25 percent tariff on $50 billion worth of Chinese imports, escalating a trade dispute between the world’s two largest economies.  More...

Inside the summit: Talks with ‘aliens,’ familiar frustration

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump got the history making handshake he wanted with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. More...

Looming war games suspension raises concern in Seoul

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - After being blindsided by President Donald Trump’s decision to shelve major U.S. military exercises in South Korea, Seoul appears to be going along with it.  More...

Education

DAHS students donate to AFA

Derry Area High School ninth-grade students in Tracey Smeltzer’s freshman block class recently completed a science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) career pathways project and donated the proceeds to Action for Animals of D More...

Cultural learning at DA

Derry Area School District’s 21st CCLC afterschool learning program recently partnered with the University of Pittsburgh by welcoming 12 pre-student teachers to obtain their freshman field experience hours.  More...

EWCTC Student of the Month

Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center (EWCTC) April 2018 Student of the Month Joshua Secrist, a Computer Engineering Technology student from Greater Latrobe Senior High School, accepts a certificate from Gerald Hughes, chairperson of the More...

Entertainment

Jurassic World cast reacts to real-world volcanic disasters

HONOLULU (AP) — The lava pours from the ceilings. It explodes from the mountaintop. It creeps, then pours and roars down the mountainside as people frantically try to escape — with dinosaurs chasing after them. More...

Neil shines like a Diamond at Songwriters Hall of Fame gala

NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Diamond may have retired from touring due to Parkinson’s disease, but the singer didn’t let that stop him from giving a cheery and memorable performance at the 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony. More...

Nicole Kidman, Amazon sign TV, movie production deal

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amazon Studios says it’s signed a deal with Nicole Kidman and her production company for TV and movie projects.  Under the “first-look” deal, Amazon and Kidman’s Blossom Films will develop origina More...

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