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General News

Devastating toxic algae bloom plagues Florida’s southern Gulf Coast

LONGBOAT KEY, Fla. (AP) - Tons of dead fish. A smell so awful you gag with one inhale. More...

North Carolina town picked for Amazon distribution center

GARNER, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina town will be the site of a new Amazon distribution center that officials say will lead to hundreds of millions in investment and the creation of more than a thousand jobs. More...

Omarosa calls Trump a bigot in upcoming book

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. More...

Editorial

Westsylvainia

Get into the woods while ticks are chilling

If concerns about ticks have been keeping you out of the woods, this is your time. With the exception of sub-freezing winter days, this is the best time of year to be in the woods as far as ticks are concerned.  More...

Bulletin Board

Tickets are still available for Latrobe Wildcat Football Alumni Association’s kickoff dinner slated for 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. More...

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Lifestyles

Ligonier Valley BPW eyes Aug. 28 dinner meeting

The Business and Professional Women’s Club of Ligonier Valley invites guests to its dinner meeting scheduled for 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. More...

Yellow Tie Gala tickets available; RSVP cutoff Aug. 18

Latrobe Art Center Friday announced only 50 tickets remain for its sixth annual Yellow Tie Gala, slated 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24.  Gala tickets are $60 per person, $50 for members of the art center. More...

Campus Corner

University at Albany graduate

The University at Albany-SUNY, New York, congratulates Erica Nuckles of Ligonier, who graduated with a doctor of philosophy degree in history with the Class of 2018, U Albany announced Friday. * * * More...

New Mister Rogers house number signs available

If you’re a fan of the Mister Rogers trolley street signs that have been popping up all over town, here’s your chance to show your “Neighborhood” pride right at home.  More...

Archaeological dig continues at Fort Ligonier

An ongoing search for an 18th-century artillery battery continued on the grounds of Fort Ligonier last week.  More...

Local & State News

Police: Man stabbed to death on SPTA train platform

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say a man was fatally stabbed in an early morning attack at a Philadelphia train station.  Police say the stabbing occurred about 3 a.m. More...

Circle That Date

MONDAY, AUG. 13   6 p.m., Ligonier Valley School Board, high school auditorium (5 p.m. work session)  6:30 p.m., Latrobe City Council, City Hall  7 p.m., Derry Borough Council, Derry Station  TUESDAY, AUG. More...

Greensburg man killed, two wounded in Route 22 crash

A crash on Route 22 Friday morning claimed the life of a Greensburg man and injured two passengers.  More...

World News

Roger Stone associate held in contempt in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) - An associate of former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone was held in contempt of court Friday in a fresh attempt to challenge Robert Mueller’s appointment as the special counsel investigating Trump campaign contacts with Russ More...

Crews fight to keep flames from homes in California

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters fought to spare homes Friday from a growing Southern California forest fire, a day after flames came perilously close to neighborhoods and destroyed one house. Gov. More...

Judge rejects plea deals in deadly Oakland warehouse fire

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - In an unusual move, a California judge on Friday rejected the plea deals of two men who were charged with 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter after a 2016 California warehouse fire.  More...

Sports

College offers pile up for GL’s Fenton, Butler

When the 2018-19 basketball season rolls around, there will be a lot of eyes on the Greater Latrobe Wildcats, including more than a dozen college coaches who have already began recruiting two of the Wildcats’ standout seniors — Reed Fento More...

LV’s Bloom set to make NFL debut with Cardinals

Ligonier Valley’s Alec Bloom is set to make his National Football League debut.  Bloom will take the field with the Arizona Cardinals when they host the Los Angeles Chargers on Saturday (10 p.m.) in their preseason opener.  More...

Bradley back home with Steelers in first year as defensive backs coach

Tom Bradley is back home.  The Pittsburgh Steelers’ defensive backs coach spent three seasons of his near-40- year coaching career on the West coast. More...

Entertainment

Movie review: Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKkKlansman’is daring and essential

In 1979, a man named Ron Stallworth who was the first African- American police officer and detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department also became a card-carrying member of the Ku Klux Klan and the leader of the local chapter.  More...

Guest lineups for Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:  ABC’s “This Week” — Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president; Rep. More...

Michael Moore’s Trump documentary will release in September

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Moore’s Donald Trump critique “Fahrenheit 11/9” will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival before hitting theaters September 21.  More...

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