July 10, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Hanover man charged in crash that killed school bus driver

The driver of a tri-axle truck that struck a school bus as it stopped on Route 22 in Derry Township has been charged in connection with the fatal 2017 crash.  More...

Remaining wreckage of Flight 93 is buried at memorial

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The remaining wreckage of United Flight 93 has been buried near the Pennsylvania memorial marking where it crashed on 9/11. More...

Daring rescue saves all 12 boys, soccer coach from Thai cave

MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — All 12 boys and their soccer coach have been rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand, the Thai navy SEALs said Tuesday, ending an 18-day ordeal that riveted people around the world.  More...

General News

Rent a tent: Startup matches landowners with campers

BERLIN, N.Y. (AP) — The idea came to Michael D’Agostino as he was driving past a beautiful farm and imagined what it would be like to camp there.  More...

Police: 3 children, man, woman found shot dead in home

PRICES CORNER, Del. (AP) — Troopers found a man and a woman and three children shot to death inside a house in Delaware.  State Police Sgt. More...

YouTube aims to crack down on fake news, support journalism

NEW YORK (AP) — Google’s YouTube says it is taking several steps to ensure the veracity of news on its service by cracking down on misinformation and supporting news organizations. More...

Editorial

This summer, scale back to scale up

Most of us don’t know how to take a break. Summer vacations and holiday weekends don’t really give us the downtime we need to recharge our batteries, clear our minds and optimize performance.  More...

Remembering the victims of the Annapolis shooting

GUEST EDITORIAL

The recent tragedy at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis hit close to home for me and two of my colleagues.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Sports

No. 1 seed Latrobe Legion fends off pesky Young Twp. in playoff opener

This is exactly what Latrobe Legion manager Jason Bush meant when he said that anything can happen in the playoffs. It didn’t. But it almost did. And it wasn’t because of errors or anything like that. Latrobe only had one of those. More...

Unity Legion overcomes slow start, takes 1-0 playoff series lead vs. Yough

Unity Legion trailed by a run against visiting Yough through four scoreless innings, having just three players who reached base during that stretch in an American Legion District 31 quarterfinal-round series playoff game Monday at Whitney Field. More...

Teener playoffs on Westmoreland

This year’s Latrobe-Derry Teener League playoff games will be broadcast live on the Westmoreland Sports Network.  Fans can listen to the wild-card game on Thursday and the two best-of-three semifinals series’ that begin Friday. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe woman arrested for DUI after crash   Latrobe police report Natalie Jo Hess, 34, of Latrobe, was arrested for DUI on Tuesday, July 3, after the vehicle she was driving struck a utility pole at the corner of Cedar and Wood streets in Latro More...

Latrobe council OKs HVAC upgrade, roof repairs for city hall

Latrobe City Council on Monday voted to award contracts for an upgrade to the HVAC system and repairs to the roof at the Latrobe Municipal Building (Latrobe City Hall).  TUDI Mechanical Systems of McKees Rocks will perform the HVAC work, which w More...

Derry Borough moving forward with dog park

Derry Borough is moving forward with a planned dog park at Derry Community Park, as council approved an ordinance related to the site at its regular meeting Monday.  The one-acre dog park will feature an area for small dogs and another section f More...

Possible Palmer airport target Southern Airways has strong month

While the Westmoreland County Airport Authority and Southern Airways Express continue talks about bringing flights to Arnold Palmer Regional Airport, the business carrier is currently on the upswing.  WJAC-TV (Channel 6) reported that the airlin More...

Doggone it!  Free Access 

Lacy, the Pomeranian therapy dog who got loose on the first day in her new home at Barnes Place on James Street and was later found under the porch of a house on 14th Street in Derry Township, is missing again. More...

Local & State News

Police seeking suspects in Kennametal thefts

State police at Greensburg report troopers are seeking three men suspected of cutting the lock on a gate and entering the old Kennametal building at 200 Chestnut Ridge Road in Derry Township to steal copper on multiple occasions between June 18 and J More...

Jessup man’s drone photography business flying high

JESSUP, Pa. (AP) — From Lee Deangelis’ perspective, “once you get 100 feet up, everything looks better.”  More...

Nurse to face trial in fatal fall of McMaster’s father

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge ordered a nurse Monday to stand trial in the fatal fall of the father of former national security adviser H.R. McMaster while he was receiving treatment at a Philadelphia senior care facility.  More...

World News

Russian court rules in favor of oligarch in disclosure case

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court has ruled in favor of a billionaire linked to President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort in an unauthorized disclosure of information case. More...

Vatican laments often poor working conditions of seafarers

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is calling attention to the plight of merchant seamen and fishermen who may face dismal working conditions and be kept from going ashore when their ships dock in foreign ports.  More...

Funding will help finish Houston-area flood-control projects

HOUSTON (AP) — Officials in the Texas county hardest hit by Hurricane Harvey say $5 billion in federal funding that’s been awarded to Texas in the wake of last year’s deadly storm will help them finish major flood-control projects.& More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:  In reference to the Derry Area School District property tax increase of 5 mills: My biggest question to the school board and district officials is why?  More...

Lifestyles

Third-year residents lauded at annual graduation dinner

Excela Health Latrobe Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program honored third-year residents during the annual graduation dinner June 29 in the Fred Rogers Center on St. Vincent College’s Unity Township campus.  More...

League of Women Voters of PA welcomes new executive director

The League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania announced that Jill A. Greene has been selected as the new executive director.  More...

Ligonier Valley BPW invites new members to dinner meeting

The newly elected president of the Business and Professional Women’s Club of Ligonier Valley, Kim Bellas, invites you to be a member of “a club that has amazing members who are willing to help do good for our community.” Guests and More...

Entertainment

Actor Tab Hunter, star of ‘Damn Yankees’ movie, dies age 86

Tab Hunter, the blond actor and singer who was a heartthrob for millions of teenagers in the 1950s with such films as “Battle Cry” and “Damn Yankees” and received new attention decades later when he revealed that he was gay, h More...

Drake has 7 of the Top 10 songs on Billboard Hot 100 chart

NEW YORK (AP) — Drake officially owns the Billboard charts, where seven of his songs currently sit in the Top 10.  All 25 tracks from Drake’s ultra-popular “Scorpion” album, released on June 29, are on the Billboard Hot 1 More...

Superhero pose: Wonder Woman Gal Gadot visits kids’ hospital

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Movie star Gal Gadot surprised children at a Virginia hospital with a super-powered superhero moment: She visited them wearing her iconic Amazonian armor costume from the popular “Wonder Woman” film. More...

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