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GLSD approves legal services letter regarding new LES construction

The Greater Latrobe School Board, during Tuesday’s regular meeting, approved a letter of engagement for legal services between Pittsburgh-based construction attorney Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. More...

Derry Twp. man charged after alleged knife threats

A Derry Township man was jailed Tuesday after allegedly threatening a man and holding a knife to his throat before stabbing a car door.  More...

LMA working to repair Route 982 water line break

Latrobe Municipal Authority (LMA) customers in the Bradenville area may experience a loss of water following a water line break Wednesday morning. More...

Tractor-trailer crash on Route 30

A tractor-trailer crashed off Route 30 and overturned into Loyalhanna Creek on Wednesday morning, according to Westmoreland County Public Safety dispatchers.  The crash occurred on Route 30 West near the Sleepy Hollow causeway in Ligonier Townsh More...

General News

Black girl expelled over hairstyle; school policy blasted

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Video of a young black girl walking dejectedly out of a New Orleans area Catholic school in tears after being told her hair extensions violated school policy prompted thousands of social media comments Tuesday— many exp More...

Police: Man tries to suffocate 4-month-old daughter

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say a man has been charged with attempted murder after he tried to suffocate his 4-month-old daughter.  More...

States aim to stop internet release of 3D-printed gun plans

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge in Seattle hearing arguments over a settlement that allows a Texas company to post online plans for printing 3D guns said Tuesday the overall issue of such untraceable plastic weapons should be decided by the president More...

Sports

Rams top H-C, in golf, improve to 2-0 in conference play

The Ligonier Valley boys’ golf team upped its record to 2-0 with a 211-256 victory against visiting Homer-Center during a District 6 Heritage Conference match Tuesday at Champion Lakes Golf Club.  Isaac Neidbalson was the match’s low More...

Swanson, Gausman carry Braves over Pirates, 6-1

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kevin Gausman has enjoyed transitioning to his new team. More...

Steelers’ Roethlisberger eager to ‘knock that rust off’ in preseason game vs. Titans

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger believes his right arm feels as good as it has in years.  The same goes for the rest of the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback’s body, save for the occasional unwanted collision with a teammate.  More...

Lifestyles

Unity Township woman earns $100 for layer cake, qualifies for states

Unity Township resident Sasha Lencoski’s homemade chocolate raspberry creation was selected out of 30 cakes submitted for the first annual Cake and Pie Showdown held at the 2018 Westmoreland Fair (Aug. 17 through Aug. 25). More...

St. Michael’s, Rector, lists September schedule

St. Michael’s of the Valley Episcopal Church, 2535 Route 381, Rector, announced its September schedule:  • All Sundays during the month:  Holy Eucharist ~ 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.  • Christian Education ~ 9:15 a.m. More...

Church directory schedule correct?

All area pastors are asked to check the Saturday Directory of Area Churches in the Latrobe Bulletin to make sure their entries are up to date. More...

GLSchool Board, public seek transparency regarding new elementary school project

Members of the Greater Latrobe School Board and the public both sought transparency regarding the new Latrobe Elementary School construction project during an hour-long public comment session of a near-three-hour regular meeting on Tuesday.  More...

GL Football Alumni Association kickoff dinner Aug. 25

It was a cold, rainy night 50 years ago but, it remains the brightest moment in the history of Latrobe Wildcats football. On Nov. More...

LMAOKs $380K contract for Route 981 work

The Latrobe Municipal Authority (LMA) Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to award a $379,890 contract to low bidder Ligonier Construction of Laughlintown for sewer and water line relocation work related to a Pennsylvania Department of Tr More...

Antiques on the Diamond returns this Saturday

Ligonier’s Antiques on the Diamond opens for a 31st season on Saturday, Aug. 25.  Dozens of quality antique dealers will display their antiques and collectibles on East and West Main streets in Ligonier Borough. More...

Derry Area School District bell times changing

Students at Derry Area High School and Middle School will be getting out of class a bit earlier this coming school year.  More...

Local & State News

Apply for SBA disaster assistance before Aug. 24

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) encourages businesses, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters to apply for a disaster loan before the Friday, Aug. 24, deadline.  More...

Wagner says he doesn’t want workers knowing what he makes

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Public school funding lawsuit may head to trial

PHILADELPHIA(AP) — A lawsuit that claims Pennsylvania is failing to provide students with an adequate education will likely head to trial.  More...

World News

Analysis: With Cohen plea, GOP faces familiar Trump quandary

WASHINGTON (AP) - Moments after Donald Trump’s former personal attorney implicated the president of the United States in a felony, Sen. More...

Inside catch and kill: Cohen, a porn star and ‘Individual 1’

WASHINGTON (AP) - His name is Donald John Trump, but federal prosecutors have a simpler moniker for the 45th president: Individual 1. More...

Immigrant charged with murder of Iowa college student

MONTEZUMA, Iowa (AP) - Aman from Mexico living in the U.S. More...

Health

How to prevent curious kids from accessing potential poisons

(Metro) — Poisonous substances can be deadly. Many substances found in a typical home can be characterized as poisonous. More...

Common conditions in newborns

(Metro) — Parents of newborns tend to do everything within their power to make their babies as comfortable as possible. But even babies with the most vigilant parents can become ill.  More...

Tips for parents of would-be babysitters

(Metro) — Many tweens and teenagers babysit to earn money. Babysitting can instill responsibility in children as they're on the cusp of becoming more independent.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Man injured in Salem Township crash on Route 22   More...

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