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DAHS 2018 homecoming court

Derry Area High School’s homecoming court for 2018 includes: Freshman Tiana Moracco; sophomore Gianna Copelli; seniors Maria Balega, Nadja Bartlebaugh, Daisy David, Cierra Henderson and Haley Smolleck; junior Kendra Keffer; (second row) freshma More...

Standoff in Seward over warrant service ends without incident

A Seward man was taken into custody without incident Thursday after a substantial police presence descended on the small borough in northeastern Westmoreland County to serve warrants for his failure to appear in court.  Police took James Thomas More...

General News

Russian envoy rejects reports of cybercrimes

LONDON (AP) — A top Russian diplomat is warning the U.S. that its allegations of cybercrimes by the Russian intelligence could dangerously escalate tensions between the nuclear superpowers.  More...

India has signed a $5B billion deal to buy Russian S-400s

NEW DELHI (AP) - India has signed a $5 billion deal to buy a Russian S-400 air defense system despite a looming threat of U.S. sanctions on countries that trade with Russia’s defense and intelligence sectors.  More...

Key senators undecided as Senate poised to vote on Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is poised to take a crucial vote Friday on whether to advance Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court as key Republican senators remain undecided amid allegations of sexual misconduct and intense protests that h More...

Sports

Standard remains same for young GL hockey team despite graduation losses

The Greater Latrobe hockey team is asking its younger players to step up this year.  The IceCats graduated nine seniors, including all four of its captains, but the lofty standard remains the same for an organization tied for the second-most Pen More...

DA grad to lead Lady Trojans’ basketball program

Derry Area is turning to an alumnus to help turn around its girls’ basketball program.  The Derry Area School Board on Thursday approved Matt Regula as varsity head coach for the 2018-19 school year at a salary set by the district’s More...

GL’s Bell, Kemerer qualify for state tennis doubles tourney

Jenna Bell and Addison Kemerer are heading to Hershey.  The Greater Latrobe duo qualified for the PIAA Class AAA Girls Tennis State Doubles Championships after winning the consolation match of the WPIAL tournament Thursday at North Allegheny Hi More...

Lifestyles

Ligonier Valley BPW dinner meeting cutoff Oct. 15

Members of the Business and Professional Women’s Club of Ligonier Valley who own retail businesses will offer their products for sale at a dinner meeting scheduled for 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Ramada Inn, Loyalhanna Street, Ligonier. More...

Events of Area Interest

PAN: Oct. 9 seminars canceled; Oct. 10 still on   Pennsylvania Association of Notaries’ First Time Notary and Everyday Notary Challenges seminars scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. More...

Campus Corner

‘Thomas Jefferson and Problem of Slavery’ lecture Oct. 24 at SVC

The Center for Political and Economic Thought of the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government will host Robert Paquette 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, in the Fred Rogers Center at St. Vincent College. More...

Breaking News - 10/5/2018 11:29 PM

Accident closes Route 30 near St. Vincent Drive Friday night  Free Access 

Part of Route 30 was closed in both directions late Friday night from Route 981 to St. Vincent Drive in Unity Township following a vehicle accident just before 10 p.m., according to police scanner reports. More...

Grandview Elementary named a top Title I school

The early education honors keep rolling in for Derry Area School District. More...

GLSD awarded $50,000 in state school safety grants

Greater Latrobe School District has been awarded $50,000 in school safety grants, according to state Rep. Joseph Petrarca, D-Westmoreland/ Armstrong/Indiana. More...

LV steering committee looking to appoint 7th member

The steering committee tabbed to oversee implementation of the Ligonier Valley Joint Comprehensive Plan held its first meeting Thursday, discussing the process for selecting a seventh steering committee member, staffing the various ad hoc subcommitte More...

Latrobe Playland to close today for Ninja Warrior event

The Latrobe-GLSD Parks & Recreation Commission reminds residents that Playland will be closed from 4:30 p.m. to dusk today, Oct. 5, for the Latrobe Ninja Warrior competition.   More...

Local & State News

NWS: 2 tornadoes touched down in county

A pair of tornadoes descended upon Westmoreland County during severe storms earlier this week, National Weather Service (NWS) officials confirmed on Thursday.  More...

Pennsylvania to toughen gun laws in domestic violence cases

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Cops: Letters show man killed in car blast planned explosion

ALLENTOWN, Pa. More...

World News

Nobel Peace Prize honors the fight against sexual violence

OSLO, Norway (AP) - The Nobel Peace Prize on Friday was awarded to a Congolese doctor and a Yazidi former captive of the Islamic State group for their work to highlight and eliminate the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war.  More...

Muslims pray for strength in quake-hit Indonesian city

PALU, Indonesia (AP) - Hundreds of Muslim survivors in the Indonesian city of Palu gathered at shattered mosques for Friday prayers, seeking strength to rebuild their lives a week after a powerful earthquake and tsunami killed more than 1,500 people. More...

Education

GL Chamber Choir to perform at 2019 conference

The Greater Latrobe Chamber Choir was selected from more than 170 submissions to be a featured performing ensemble at the 2019 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) and National Association for Music Education (NAME) conference in Pittsburg More...

GLSD Art Conservation Trust accepts donation from Rotary Club of Latrobe

The Greater Latrobe School District (GLSD) Art Conservation Trust recently accepted a $2,500 donation from the Rotary Club of Latrobe at a recent Rotary meeting. More...

GL student, school recognized

Greater Latrobe sophomore Lily Ridilla (right) holds her certificate after she recently was recognized as the top-scoring student for her Environmental Prose project as part of the Fairchild Challenge.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Police investigating theft by deception   More...

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