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Stanko’s attorney wants prosecutor recused from case

The defense attorney for a Unity Township man considered a person of interest in the disappearance of a former girlfriend more than six months ago has requested the prosecutor in two unrelated cases against his client be recused.  More...

General News

CNN’s Jim Acosta calls for Trump to halt media attacks

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta, whose network is a frequent target of President Donald Trump’s “fake news” barbs, called on him Monday to stop attacking the media because he’s afraid someone wil More...

Trump administration unveils health options for small firms

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is rolling out new options for small employers to use tax-free accounts for providing health coverage to workers, officials said Monday. More...

Former teacher admits to sexually abusing middle schoolers

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man who admitted to sexually abusing seventh- and eighth-grade girls while working as a charter school math teacher in the nation’s capital has been sentenced to nearly 12 years in prison.  News outlets report 33- More...

Editorial

Americans support parks — and prefer candidates who do, too

So much of what constitutes the appeal and livability of our communities is our direct connection to our parks, public spaces, and our natural and cultural assets. Their facilities and features build a strong and resilient infrastructure. More...

U.S. leaders fiddle while planet burns

GUEST EDITORIALS

The warning bells don’t get much louder.  The red lights don’t flash much brighter.  The planet is on a doomsday course with self-destruction thanks to an overheating climate. More...

Postal service essential to the economy

Local postal workers delivered an important message recently when they protested against a budding Trump administrative initiative to privatize the United States Postal Service. More...

Lifestyles

Cal U Theatre season continues Nov. 1-3 with ‘Red Horse’

The fall semester's second presentation by California University of Pennsylvania's Department of Music and Theatre features the talents of Cal U's newest actors.  First-year students will appear onstage Nov. More...

WCHS: Tickets on sale to win dinner for 8 at Hanna’s Town

The prize is dinner for 8 in Hanna’s Tavern 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Historic Hanna’s Town, 809 Forbes Trail Road north of Greensburg. More...

Neighborhood Arts Troupe receives $600 anonymous gift

The Cabaret Theatre Neighborhood Arts Troupe was the recipient of a $600 anonymous gift through The Ayco Charitable Foundation for the arts troupe’s grant-in-aid fund. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe man arrested after incident in neighbor’s apartment   More...

Derry Twp. man pleads guilty in fatal 2016 crash that killed woman

A Derry Township man on Monday pleaded guilty to causing a fatal crash in 2016 that killed a Blairsville woman who was driving on Route 982 with her 9- month-old great-granddaughter.  Samuel Robert Grace III, 22, pleaded guilty to vehicular homi More...

Voting begins for most popular scarecrow

Chance Mohney of Ligonier found a seat at the Road Toad scarecrow, “A Dessert for All Ages,” created for the Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce’s 27th Scarecrow Contest, which began on Oct. 19. More...

PHEAA offering new student loan program

The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP) has introduced a new low-cost student loan program through the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA). More...

Local & State News

GL-LV Chamber honors award winners

  In the top photo, CASA of Westmoreland representatives Kelly Jellison, Kelli Hardin, Carol Palcic, Mandy Zalich and Mitchell Samick received the Greater Latrobe-Laurel Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Nonprofit of the Year award fro More...

Pennsylvania Homecare Association offers 2018 Voter Guide

The Pennsylvania Homecare Association (PHA) has released its 2018 Voter Guide to educate healthcare providers and the public on where candidates for governor and the U.S. Congress stand on issues related to the homecare and hospice industry. More...

Tips for staying safe this Halloween

Halloween is an exciting time for children, but can give some parents the spooks. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, 89 percent of kids participate in Halloween and 73 percent of kids go trick-or-treating door-to-door. More...

World News

Trump wants to push middle-income tax cut through Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he wants to push a new middle-income tax cut through Congress after the midterm elections. Trump says he’s looking to cut middle income taxes about 10 percent. More...

Some 7,200-strong, migrant caravan pushes on; still far from US

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) - Thousands of Central American migrants resumed an arduous trek toward the U.S. More...

Turkish president to give details on Saudi writer’s killing

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - The Turkish president is expected to announce on Tuesday details of his country’s investigation into the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, as skepticism intensified about Saudi Arabia’s account that he died ac More...

Sports

Lady Wildcats down Oakland Catholic, advance to field hockey title game

The Greater Latrobe girls’ field hockey team entered its first playoff game at a stadium — Penn-Trafford — where it has never won a varsity game, and against an Oakland Catholic team that defeated the Lady Wildcats by a goal 10 days earlier at home. More...

’Cats struggle to generate offense in first-round soccer playoff loss

BUTLER — Having playoff experience is key to winning in the WPIAL soccer playoffs.  Unfortunately, the Greater Latrobe boys’ soccer team did not field a single player with any playoff experience when they played at Butler Area on Mon More...

GL No. 8 seed, DA No. 7 for WPIAL girls’ volleyball playoffs

Well, at least Derry Area is somewhat familiar with Beaver Area.  Having met in last year’s quarterfinals and then again in a tournament at Norwin three days ago, Derry Area and Beaver Area will face each other again, this time in the firs More...

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