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Jurors convict Krinock in fatal 2016 Latrobe shooting

A Westmoreland County jury on Monday convicted a Johnstown man of second-degree murder and related charges for his role in a fatal shooting outside a Latrobe home in 2016. More...

Diamond Theatre presents ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’

Ligonier moviegoers will have the opportunity to view “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” this weekend, Aug. 24-26. More...

Priest abuse hotline gets 400-plus calls in wake of report

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General News

Pearl Harbor survivor who pushed to identify ‘unknowns’ dies at 97

HONOLULU (AP) — A Pearl Harbor survivor who pushed to identify buried unknown remains from the Dec. 7, 1941, attack died Monday at age 97. More...

Teen killed, soon after posting he was glad to make it to 17

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis teenager posted online that he was glad to make it to his 17th birthday after all he’d been through. Just over an hour later, he was fatally shot in the head. More...

2 people, dog rescued from sinking truck at Long Beach marina

LONG BEACH, Calif. More...

Editorial

Animal lovers should be cheering for animal research — not opposing it

Scientists just discovered a drug that could save millions of dogs — and humans — from cancer. Veterinarians at Tufts University administered the experimental treatment to Dover, a 7-year old dog suffering from lymphoma. More...

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Lifestyles

Phipps’ Tomato & Garlic Day Aug. 26 to benefit food bank

Pittsburgh will celebrate the fresh foods of the summer season for an important cause at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ 14th annual Tomato and Garlic Day 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, on Phipps’ front lawn.  More...

Basement sale Aug. 23-24

The Church of God, 4017 First Ave., Latrobe, will host a basement sale 8 a.m. till 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, and Friday, Aug. 24, at the church.  Spokeswoman Thelma Overly said there will be “something for everyone. More...

Mr. McFeely to introduce movie Aug. 24

Diamond Theatre of Ligonier announced that “our very favorite mailman, David Newell, will be attending our theatre for our opening night of ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ This comes at a great time as ‘Mister Rogers’ More...

Ligonier Twp. MA hires new manager

The Ligonier Township Municipal Authority (LTMA) moved quickly to choose a replacement for outgoing manager Josh Kalp, who will be leaving the authority next month after a little more than a year on the job.  More...

Annual Great American Banana Split Celebration kicks off Friday

It’s going to be a sweet weekend in Latrobe.  The Valley Dairy Great American Banana Split Celebration returns for its sixth year Friday, Aug. 24, through Sunday, Aug. More...

No injuries after Route 30 tractor-trailer fire

No one was hurt after a tractor trailer caught fire Monday afternoon on Route 30 in Derry Township.  Derry Township Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1 of Bradenville chief Mark Piantine said the truck blew a tire at about 2 p.m. More...

Local & State News

Shrine Circus entering its 69th — and perhaps last — year

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Just less than a month to go before Pittsburgh’s annual Shrine Circus, fans are snapping up tickets quicker than usual. More...

State police relocating Kiski Valley barracks

The Kiski Valley state police station will officially relocate on Thursday, Aug. 23, to 1325 Learn Road, Avonmore, PA, 15618. More...

Sign at high school named for Cardinal Wuerl is vandalized

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A sign at a Roman Catholic high school in Pennsylvania named for Cardinal Donald Wuerl has been vandalized with paint.  Monday is the first day of school for North Catholic High School. More...

World News

Man admits wife’s murder, blames her for daughters’ deaths

DENVER (AP) - The father of two young girls found submerged in oil tanks after being missing for days told authorities his pregnant wife killed the children after learning he wanted a separation, and that he erupted in rage after witnessing the killi More...

Trump plan rolls back Obama’s coal emissions standards

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is set to roll back the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s efforts to slow global warming, the Clean Power Plan that restricts greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants.  More...

Anti-Trump images become big business for DC projectionist

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a city with a long tradition of leftist street activism, Robin Bell has become something of a D.C. celebrity. Every few weeks, Bell puts messages of protest on the side of the Trump International Hotel. More...

Sports

Greater Latrobe, Ligonier Valley struggle in Garrison Golf Invitational

Pittsburgh Central Catholic claims team, individual championship

When Scott Reaugh took over as Greater Latrobe’s golf coach nearly a decade ago, the Wildcats typically dominated the annual Gary Garrison Invitational Tournament, competing against Ligonier Valley and other smaller schools from the area.  More...

Pevarnik gives eight-time champ Knapp run for money in WPGA Amateur

FOX CHAPEL — It was right there. In the lead with nine holes to go in a West Penn Golf Association major event, Brady Pevarnik had a chance get his name on a trophy he’d been close to two previous times, but had not been able to get his hands on it. More...

DA opens girls’ tennis season with victory

A strong doubles’ effort gave the Derry Area girls’ tennis team its first victory of the season.  The Lady Trojans edged out host Greensburg Salem, 3-2, during an exhibition match Monday.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Woman arrested for suspicion of DUI in Derry Township   State police at Greensburg report a woman was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of suspected narcotics near the intersection of routes 30 and 217 in Derry Township at 5:1 More...

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