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LCRP offering annual downtown Christmas trees for decorating

The Latrobe Community Revitalization Program (LCRP) is again hosting its annual downtown Latrobe Christmas Tree Project for the upcoming holiday season.  More...

General News

Savers: Shop around, and you may finally make some money

Savers rejoice — you can finally earn a little more on the money you’ve been setting aside.  More...

Judge: Potential campaign finance violations off limits in case against Held

The Cambria County judge presiding over the criminal case against Westmoreland County Sheriff Jonathan Held ruled Wednesday that prosecutors can’t use evidence of potential campaign finance violations to support the charges of theft, diversion More...

Rehnquist once proposed to O’Connor, biographer says

WASHINGTON (AP) — A biographer has discovered the future chief justice of the United States once proposed marriage to the woman who would become the first woman to serve on the court.  More...

Editorial

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Off The Wall

Before my wife passed, I used to sit and watch several programs broadcast on television just to be with her. Every once in a while, I’d comment on my thoughts as to what she was viewing. More...

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Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:   Regarding the news story “Derry woman sentenced for sexual assault of boy” published in the Oct. More...

Health

Appendix removal is linked to lower risk of Parkinson’s disease

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have found a new clue that Parkinson’s disease may get its start not in the brain but in the gut — maybe in the appendix.  People who had their appendix removed early in life had a lower risk of get More...

White House, athletes pressure anti-doping body to reform

WASHINGTON (AP) — Olympic athletes joined the acting White House drug czar and anti-doping officials from seven other countries on Wednesday to call on the World Anti-Doping Agency to reform its governance, saying major changes are necessary to More...

Lifestyles

Longtime Seton Hill employee Vokes named Maintenance Hero

Ask Seton Hill University Director of Maintenance and Grounds Bill Vokes how he’s doing, and his answer is always the same: “I’m living the dream.” More...

Laurel Faith in Action hosts Volunteer Appreciation event

Laurel Faith in Action volunteers and friends enjoyed a “Sentimental Journey” at the 17th annual Volunteer Appreciation event held Thursday, Oct. 25, at St. More...

Eve nts o f Area Interest

Miss Gabi’s Art is Good studio events slated   Miss Gabi’s Art is Good studio, 2200 Harrison Ave., Latrobe, will hold a Pumpkin Palette Painting afternoon session from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 (the evening session is sold out). More...

Police Roundup

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Girl charged with harassment in Derry Township  State police at Greensburg report a girl was charged with harassment after allegedly spitting on the back of a 28-yearold Greensburg man at Adelphoi Marker House, 105 Marcia St. More...

Derry Township Municipal Authority applies for funding for Keystone trail

The Derry Township Municipal Authority (DTMA) has applied for Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PennVEST) funding for the proposed trail and sanitary sewer line extension project from Keystone State Park to New Alexandria Borough Muni More...

Sacred art exhibit at SVC through Dec. 2

Elizabeth Lev, Ph.D., spent so much time looking at the entries for the Seventh Juried Catholic Arts Exhibition when she was in Rome that by the time she walked into the St. Vincent Gallery, the images were like old friends. More...

Local & State News

Sacred duty: Rabbis gather up traces of Pittsburgh victims for burial

PITTSBURGH (AP) — As the first funerals for the victims of the Pittsburgh massacre began, two rabbis and five other volunteers approached the sawhorses cordoning off the Tree of Life synagogue, and an FBI agent led them into the crime scene. More...

Synagogue suspect due in federal court Thursday

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The suspect in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre is expected to make a brief appearance in court Thursday to be arraigned on an indictment that charges him with murder, hate crimes, obstructing in the practice of religion, and More...

Deputies nab fugitive, girlfriend after South Huntingdon stakeout

A Smithton man who eluded arrest earlier this month and his girlfriend were taken into custody Saturday after Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Department deputies cornered them following a stakeout in South Huntingdon Township.  More...

World News

Trump says border troops could hit 15K, surprising Pentagon

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says the number of military troops deployed to the U.S.-Mexican border could reach 15,000 — roughly double the number the Pentagon said it currently plans for a mission whose dimensions are shifting dail More...

North Korea women suffer serious sexual abuse but no ‘MeToo’

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korean refugees say sexual violence against women in their former homeland is part of daily life. More...

Rare drop in NRA election spending as gun-limit groups rise

WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Rifle Association — long seen as a kingmaker in Republican politics — is taking a lower profile in this year’s high-stakes midterm campaign, a sign of the shifting dynamics of the gun debate as the GOP More...

Sports

Having already faced Penn Hills, ’Cats hope to be more prepared this time in first round of WPIAL playoffs

The way Greater Latrobe’s Jason Marucco sees it, the Wildcats can’t be any more prepared — OK, maybe a little — than they already are to face unbeaten and No. More...

Rams’ district title defense begins with clash vs. Marion Center

Postseason football means making quick adjustments and not missing a beat.  It’s something Ligonier Valley has mastered in recent years, with the Rams winning two straight District 6 titles and currently gunning for a third.  This yea More...

Experienced No. 2-seeded Trojans gear up for playoff rematch with No. 7 Central Valley

The WPIAL Class AAA playoffs are nothing new to the Derry Area football team. The Trojans have been here before — three straight years to be exact. They have the experience. They know the drill. More...

Entertainment

Mac Miller benefit features Chance, SZA, John Mayer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Travis Scott pointed toward an image of a toothless Mac Miller as a child recognizing the late rapper as a good-spirited person whose “soul will live forever.” More...

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