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Ligonier Township police to buy new K-9 vehicle

If a regional police force for the Ligonier Valley comes to fruition, Ligonier Township will have a new K-9 vehicle ready for the potential merger.  More...

Westmoreland sheriff’s attorney seeks dismissal of criminal charges

An attorney for Westmoreland County Sheriff Jonathan Held is seeking to have criminal charges dismissed, claiming insufficient evidence to prove the two-term sheriff forced deputies to perform campaign work while on the clock. More...

General News

Times’ publisher defends op-ed in meeting of US news leaders

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The publisher of The New York Times said Tuesday that the newspaper’s decision to run an anonymous opinion piece criticizing President Donald Trump’s leadership “added to the public understanding of this administration and the ac More...

Lawsuit over Louisiana school’s hair policy is dismissed

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Parents of two New Orleans-area school girls have dismissed their lawsuit against a Catholic school over its policy forbidding hair extensions. More...

Man charged in slaying in abandoned building

WILKINSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A suspect has been charged in the death of a man found slain in an abandoned western Pennsylvania building.  More...

World News

East Coast military bases brace for Florence

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - The Navy is moving people and ships ahead of Hurricane Florence, and the Air Force and Army are both flying advanced aircraft elsewhere as a safeguard. Some remaining Marines, meanwhile, are digging in their heels.  More...

Afghan official: Death toll in suicide bombing rises to 68

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The death toll in a suicide bombing among a group of people protesting a local police commander in eastern Afghanistan has risen to 68, up from 32, provincial officials Wednesday.  Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the More...

Thousands affected by Latrobe power outage

Thousands of Latrobe residents were briefly left in the dark Wednesday morning following an electrical outage.  According to the West Penn Power website, more than 950 customers in Latrobe remained without power as of 10 a.m. Wednesday. More...

Health

Republicans lack votes — and appetite — to end ‘Obamacare’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Arizona’s new senator says he’d vote to repeal the nation’s health care law. That’s one additional Republican ready to obliterate the statute because his predecessor, the late Sen. More...

Stem cell transplant cements Arizona men’s father-son bond

GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) — Thirty-five years after an Arizona man cared for his son when he was shot in their native Lebanon, the son is returning that devotion. More...

Weightlifting coach builds foundation of success

LITTLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — In his formative years as a competitive weightlifter, Leo Totten trained in “some really bizarre little places.” Holes-in-the-wall, unheated garages in the winter — you name it, he said. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe man cited for harassment  Latrobe police report Jonathan Cecil, 43, of Latrobe was cited for harassment after he was identified by a female juvenile as the man that was allegedly harassing her from outside the gate at Latrobe Memorial St More...

GLSD still eyes ‘late fall’ LES opening; can’t push workers to expedite process

Greater Latrobe officials are still eyeing a “late fall” target date for the opening of the new Latrobe Elementary School, but Kurt Thomas, the district’s director of operations and planning, said they don’t have much power to expedite the process. More...

Steelers ‘Friday Night Lights’ practice most successful for GLSD

Greater Latrobe Athletic Director Mark Mears told school board members at Tuesday’s Committee of the Whole Meeting that the 2018 Pittsburgh Steelers’ “Friday Night Lights” practice, held annually at Latrobe’s Memorial Stadium, was the most successful More...

State Supreme Court refuses to hear Unity Twp. cell tower appeal

Plans for a proposed Verizon Wireless cell tower in Unity Township were halted after the state Supreme Court last week refused to hear SBA Towers’ appeal of a Commonwealth Court decision to thwart the project.  More...

Derry Twp. man charged in crash that killed motorcyclist

A Derry Township man accused of crossing the center lines on Route 981 in Derry Township and causing a Memorial Day crash that killed a Richland Township motorcyclist and seriously injured the man’s wife was under the influence of multiple drug More...

Local & State News

Adelphoi aims to build employee futures while changing lives

Making a difference in a child’s life as part of your career path might seem like a reward within itself. But Adelphoi has made this opportunity even more fruitful through the recent launch of its Work Scholars program.  More...

Heavy lifting

New trees were installed around the Diamond in Ligonier last Friday. A large crane was used to move them into place. The renovations to the Diamond are slated to be completed in time for a ceremony on Oct. More...

Court upholds $1.1M against EQT in water contamination case

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Sports

LV girls grab big win, GL boys fall to Norwin in soccer

The Greater Latrobe boys were unable to complete a second-half rally against Norwin, while the Ligonier Valley girls doubled up Conemaugh Township, a perennial District 5 powerhouse, in area soccer action on Tuesday.  Norwin defeated visiting Gr More...

DA, GCC girls win section golf matches

The Derry Area and Greensburg Central Catholic girls’ golf teams scored victories on Tuesday.  The Lady Trojans upended visiting rival Mount Pleasant, 231-249, at Latrobe Elks Golf Club, while the Lady Centurions blasted host St. More...

Greater Latrobe, Ligonier Valley girls win volleyball matches in four games

Greater Latrobe and Ligonier Valley both needed four games for girls’ volleyball wins on Tuesday. More...

Lifestyles

Winners listed for Mister Fred Rogers Fine Arts Juried Exhibition, at Latrobe Art Center till Sept. 29

On Thursday, Sept. 6, Latrobe Art Center and the Greater Latrobe School District Art Conservation Trust announced the award winners for the eighth annual Mister Fred Rogers Fine Arts Juried Exhibition.  More...

St. Vincent professor wins William E. Bennett Award

Dr. Matthew Fisher, professor of chemistry at St. Vincent College, was the recipient of the William E. More...

Area student finishes studies at IUP academy, doing externship

PUNXSUTAWNEY — An area student has completed academic requirements for graduation from Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Academy of Culinary Arts, IUP announced this week. More...

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