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Letters to Santa being accepted

Hey kids, does Santa know if you’ve been naughty or nice?  Well, don’t take a chance that he will have the wrong information about you this Christmas season. More...

General News

Associate of Stone in plea talks with Mueller

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A conservative writer and associate of Trump confidant Roger Stone said Friday that he is in plea talks with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team.  More...

Plant-eating reptile fossil found in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The earliest known example of a plant-eating reptile has been found in the fossil record in southern New Mexico, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History said.  More...

Judge tells lighthouse collector to give up glass

DETROIT (AP) — A judge has ordered a Michigan man to surrender two antique lighthouse lenses worth at least $600,000, months after the collector lost a court battle with the federal government.  More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

Ebensburg: The Galveston of the Northeast

While spending some time in Texas back in 2005, I had the opportunity to experience a very special holiday festival that takes place in Galveston, during the first weekend in December each year, called “Dickens on The Strand.”  More...

Bulletin Board

’Tis the season: The public is invited to join director Thomas Octave, the Westmoreland Choral Society and the Westmoreland Children’s Chorus for a “Merry Holiday” Christmas concert.  More...

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Lifestyles

St. John to host Swiss Steak Dinner Dec. 2

Jackie Thomas, Paula Zidak and Mary Pescatore announce a Swiss Steak Dinner will be served Sunday, Dec. 2, in St. John Parish Hall, Latrobe, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. or until all dinners are sold. More...

Events of Area Interest

Kingston auxiliary eyes Nov. 26, Dec. 4   The Ladies’ Auxiliary to the Kingston Veteran’s and Sportsman’s Association will meet 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, in the club social hall. More...

‘Holiday Magic: Let It Glow!’ opens at Phipps Conservatory

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Pittsburgh, has unveiled “Holiday Magic: Let It Glow!”  More...

Latrobe’s fired up!

Eight-year-old Evan Burger of Latrobe got to hold Captain America’s shield at the City of Latrobe’s Light Up Night Bonfire Friday at the First Ward Field. More...

Salt stress: Road salt prices higher as winter looms

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Ligonier lights up the new Diamond, welcomes Santa Claus

Santa Claus arrived at Town Hall during Ligonier’s Light Up Night on Friday evening escorted by Miss Ligonier second runner-up McKenna Rummel and Miss Ligonier Sydney Damon. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, NOV. 26  6:30 p.m., Latrobe City Council, agenda prep, City Hall  TUESDAY, NOV. 27  6 p.m., Unity Township Zoning Hearing Board, municipal building  WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28  More...

3 injured in Pittsburgh house fire have died

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities say the three people critically injured in a house fire in a Pittsburgh neighborhood this week have died.  City police say a 96-year-old woman and a 48-year-old man died Thursday, while a 47-year-old woman die More...

Man armed with BB gun shoots at theater crowd

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities say a man armed with a BB gun started firing shots into a crowd outside an entertainment venue in Pittsburgh, but no injuries were reported.  The shooting at the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts occurred More...

World News

Government asks high court to hear transgender military case

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court on Friday to issue an unusually quick ruling on the Pentagon’s policy of restricting military service by transgender people.  More...

Named for Roman god of war, Mars isn’t very kind to visitors

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Alabama mall shooting leaves 1 dead, 2 wounded

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - Police responding to a fight inside an Alabama shopping mall shot and killed a man who had brandished a weapon, authorities said Friday. Two other people were injured, including a 12-year-old girl.  More...

Sports

11 SVC football players named All-Conference in football

Eleven St. Vincent College football players have been named All-Presidents’ Athletic Conference for the 2018 season.  Leading the way was a quartet of Second Team selections. More...

GL’s Lenz signs with Clarion

Greater Latrobe’s Carrie Lenz (seated) signed a letter of intent earlier this week to continue her swimming career at Clarion University. More...

No. 24 Pitt heads to Miami, tuning up for ACC title game

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. More...

Entertainment

Movie review: ‘Green Book’ sure to make viewers smile

If there is a big studio movie that’s more generally crowd-pleasing than ”Green Book ” this season, I have yet to find it. More...

Jeezy helps family whose home burned down

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A rapper from Georgia served Thanksgiving dinner to a Marietta family who lost their home to a fire and then he promised to help them with housing.  More...

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