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Food bank truck, donations destroyed in fire

The Westmoreland County Food Bank lost one of its delivery trucks and more than a ton of food donations Tuesday after the truck caught fire in North Huntingdon Township.  No one was injured in the blaze, which broke out while the driver was pick More...

Union Mission groundbreaking

Photo by Ernie Sistek With the shovels ready, Union Mission Executive Director Dan Carney greets guests for the groundbreaking early Tuesday morning for a new, two-story, 3,539-square-foot homeless m More...

General News

As US market weakens, Harley-Davidson recruits new riders

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Harley-Davidson, the iconic brand that sells its customers an image of freedom and adventure, found itself in an unwanted role this week: poster child for the damage of an international trade war. More...

New tax form is indeed smaller, but filing is no simpler

The Trump administration may deliver on its promise to reduce a commonly used tax form to postcard size, but it does not shrink the workload for many Americans filling out their taxes.  More...

Wisconsin’s Harley-loving governor put in bind with Trump

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. More...

Sports

Latrobe Legion fends off late rallies by West Hempfield

Latrobe endured two late game-tying rallies by West Hemfield en route to a onerun victory. More...

Unity Legion, Stott stay hot with district shutout victory against Young Township

Justin Stott helped Unity Township Legion stay hot with a 5-0 victory against visiting Young Township during an American Legion District 31 game Tuesday at Whitney Field.  More...

In West Virginia, FanDuel makes first sports wagering deal

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — AWest Virginia resort owned by Gov. More...

Lifestyles

Girl Scouts from across western Pennsylvania receive highest honor

Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania (GSWPA) recently honored 87 Girl Scouts for earning the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouting.  More...

Events of Area Interest

Las Vegas Style Super Bingo slated More...

Dollar Stretcher

Mini-Garden Greenhouses  More...

Entertainment

A Lincoln Highway Experience

Mike Doelling, a junior at St. Vincent College and intern at the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor, stands by the façade of the Chas. More...

GLSD appeals tax-exempt status for Cabaret Theatre Inc.

The Greater Latrobe School District feels the Cabaret Theatre Inc. More...

Norvelt VFD captain suspended over Facebook post

A captain at Norvelt Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) has been suspended after making an “inappropriate and disrespectful” Facebook comment regarding the Antwon Rose protests.  The fire department announced the suspension on its Faceb More...

Coroner’s office still probing train pedestrian death

After initially releasing information ruling the death of a 21-year-old Manor man struck by a train Friday in Jeannette a suicide, Westmoreland County Deputy Coroner Joshua Zappone said Tuesday the cause and manner of death are now pending further in More...

Counterfeit bills found in Latrobe

The Latrobe Police Department on Tuesday issued a public service announcement on its Facebook page warning residents that several counterfeit $100 bills have been found in city parking lots and green spaces. More...

Local & State News

UTZHB to continue hearing on variance request

The Unity Township Zoning Hearing Board failed to take any action at its meeting Tuesday, as the evening’s lone applicant chose to continue his hearing.  Ralph Harr Jr. More...

Homeland Security staff urged to lock doors, windows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security officials suggested employees lock doors and windows and remove badges when in public, warning of heightened threats amid the rancorous immigration debate.  In a message to staff, Acting Deputy Secretary More...

Coroner rules Monessen shooting homicide

The fatal shooting of a 26-year-old man in Monessen early Monday morning has been ruled a homicide, the Westmoreland County Coroner’s Office announced.  According to the coroner’s report, Jamael Campbell was found around 12:35 a.m. More...

World News

Judge: Separated families must be reunited within 30 days

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) - A judge in California on Tuesday ordered U.S. More...

Travel ban ruling stirs dismay among immigrants, advocates

DETROIT (AP) - Maryam Bahramipanah is torn between staying with her husband, who came to Michigan from their native Iran, and returning home to see her mother, who suffered a stroke.  With the U.S. More...

Shelter chief says he’s ‘ready now’ for migrant reunions

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The chief executive officer of the nation’s largest shelters for migrant children says he’s “ready now” to start reuniting hundreds of babies and young kids with their families.  More...

Education

GL graduate Bianca Pate NHS Scholarship program semifinalist

Bianca Pate, who graduated from Greater Latrobe Senior High School this year and who was a member of the National Honor Society (NHS) at Greater Latrobe, has been named one of 500 national semifinalists in the National Honor Society Scholarship progr More...

GL students plant trees

Greater Latrobe School District kindergarten students celebrated Earth Day this year at Rotary Park. More...

Cal U seeks top high school grads for selective tuition-free program in early childhood education

California University of Pennsylvania (Cal U) is accepting applications from 2018 high school graduates who wish to attend Cal U tuition free as Rutledge Institute Scholars. More...

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