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Christmas history program at Historic Hanna’s Town next month

Historic Hanna’s Town, 809 Forbes Trail Road, Hempfield Township, will present the guided program, “Three Centuries of Christmas in America,” on Dec. 1 and 8.  Program times are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. More...

Kimberly Horrell running for county Register of Wills, clerk of Orphans’ Court

Kimberly Horrell of Greensburg has officially announces her candidacy for Westmoreland County Register of Wills and clerk of the Orphans’ Court.  Horrell, 54, is a lifelong resident of Westmoreland County with a 27-year background in feder More...

General News

In threat to Pelosi, 16 Dems say they’ll back new leadership

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sixteen Democrats who’ve opposed Nancy Pelosi’s quest to become speaker released a letter Monday saying they will vote for “new leadership” when the House picks its leaders in January, underscoring a significant threat to her effort More...

Fla. town where blacks were massacred renounces racist past

OCOEE, Fla. More...

Gobble gobble: Low turkey prices cut Thanksgiving meal cost

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Low food prices have driven the cost of a Thanksgiving feast down to its lowest level since 2010.  The American Farm Bureau Federation says the average nationwide cost of a holiday meal for 10 people is $48.90, or less t More...

Lifestyles

Thoburn Excellence in Teaching Award presented to Dr. Kathleen Beining

Dr. Kathleen Beining, assistant professor of education in the St. Vincent School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, was presented with the Thoburn Excellence in Teaching Award at the annual Founders’ Day Honors Convocation on Thursday, Nov. More...

Leadership, service awards announced on Founders’ Day

Twenty-five St. Vincent College students were named as recipients of the 2018 Leadership and Service Award and were recognized at the annual St. Vincent Founders’ Day Honors Convocation on Thursday, Nov. 15, in St. More...

Baked brie with jam or fruit is popular for good reason

Baked brie topped with jam or fruit is popular for good reason. When the cheese is warmed, it becomes rich and gooey, and pairing it with sweet fruit brings out the savory notes in the cheese. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe man arrested for public drunkenness at hospital Latrobe police report Robert Ulatsky, 33, of Latrobe was arrested for public drunkenness after being uncooperative with staff at the Excela Health Latrobe Hospital emergency department on Frida More...

Derry council OKs tentative budget with no tax hike

Derry Borough is maintaining the status quo on property taxes, as council approved a tentative 2019 budget with no tax increase at Monday’s regular meeting. More...

Latrobe Light Up Bonfire Friday

The City of Latrobe’s Light Up Bonfire is being held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, at the First Ward Field on Oak Street.  Latrobe Volunteer Fire Department Company No. More...

First snowman?

Brothers Zayden Weimer, 7, and Xavier Weimer, 12, of Walnut Street, Latrobe, managed to scrape together enough snow to make this snowman last week, surely one of the first to be made this winter.   More...

Local & State News

Taiwanese student accused of school threat to be deported

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Taiwanese exchange student accused of threatening to “shoot up” his high school near Philadelphia was spared additional time in prison at his sentencing Monday, but he will be deported and barred from returning More...

Police: Four people found ‘executed’ in home’s basement

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two men and two women were found shot and killed in a basement of a house being renovated on Monday.  Police received a call in the morning to check on the welfare of people at the house after a family member arrived to More...

Police: Mom drove with son on car hood over dentist dispute

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania mom faces criminal charges for allegedly driving with her son on the hood of her car after the boy refused to go to the dentist. More...

World News

Judge bars US from enforcing Trump asylum ban

HOUSTON (AP) - Afederal judge barred the Trump administration from refusing asylum to immigrants who cross the southern border illegally. President Donald Trump issued a proclamation on Nov. More...

Argument at Chicago hospital erupts into deadly shooting

CHICAGO (AP) - An argument outside a Chicago hospital turned deadly when a man pulled out a gun and killed an emergency room doctor with whom he was having a domestic relationship, then ran into the hospital and fatally shot a pharmacy resident and a More...

Rain could hamper search for victims of California wildfire

CHICO, Calif. More...

Sports

Six GL athletes sign letters of intent on same day

He’s been part of Greater Latrobe School District for 29 years, including nine as athletic director. But, during that time, Mark Mears never had this many athletes sign letters of intent on the same day. And you can’t even count them on one hand. More...

Sabres’ rally from three down sends Penguins to another loss

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins just can’t seem to turn around a slump that started when they came home from an October Western Canada road trip. More...

SVC men take down Penn State-Fayette

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Entertainment

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Movie review: Game not over in sequel ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’

In a battle between the internet and John C. Reilly, who among us wouldn’t root for the latter? Leave us IMDb.com and a few podcasts, John, but by all means, go smashy-smashy with the rest. More...

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