November 27, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

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...

Stewart announces bid for judge in 2019 Westmoreland County primary

Mike Stewart II has announced he is seeking both the Democratic and Republican nominations in the May 2019 primary election for judge. More...

General News

Oprah Winfrey’s mother, Vernita Lee, dies at 83

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Oprah Winfrey’s mother, Vernita Lee, has died at the age of 83.  A Winfrey spokeswoman on Monday issued a statement saying Lee died at her Milwaukee home on Nov. 22. More...

Police say floating baby case now investigated as homicide

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say the death of a newborn baby found floating off the coast of Boynton Beach has been ruled a homicide.  More...

Gene-edited baby claim by Chinese scientist sparks outrage

HONG KONG (AP) - Scientists and bioethics experts reacted with shock, anger and alarm Monday to a Chinese researcher’s claim that he helped make the world’s first genetically edited babies.  More...

Editorial

Trump’s statement regarding journalist Jamal Khashoggi

President Trump last Tuesday confirmed what his administration has been signaling all along: It will stand behind Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman even if he ordered the brutal murder and dismemberment of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. More...

Grammar Guy

Set your sights on North Dakota

I didn’t wear glasses until college, which was before I believed in North Dakota.  During a lecture hall class, I found myself squinting to see the chalkboard at a distance. More...

Regarding Attorney General Matthew Whitaker

GUEST EDITORIAL

Alarm bells understandably rang earlier this month when Matthew G. Whitaker, the chief of staff to fired Atty. Gen. More...

Lifestyles

Laurel Ballet’s Claras, Sugar Plum Fairy ready for ‘The Nutcracker’ performances

Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra and the Laurel Ballet will present three performances of “The Nutcracker” 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, in the Palace Theatre, Greensburg. More...

California University, community to present ‘The Happy Elf’ Dec. 6-9

For the third consecutive year, community members will join California University students on stage and behind the scenes when the Cal U department of music and theatre performs “The Happy Elf.”  The holiday production is based on a More...

For many families, ’tis the season for matching jammies

Amy and Kevin Wilson began giving their three sons matching pajamas at Christmas for a reason: They wanted their little ones to get excited about going to bed so that they, the adults, could get ready for Christmas morning. More...

Latrobe council forms committee to probe street light electrical issues

Representatives from the Latrobe Community Revitalization Program (LCRP) called attention to a potentially dangerous discovery at Latrobe City Council’s agenda prep meeting Monday night. More...

Candidate Ralph Jenko talks about bid for Latrobe council seat

Following the recent resignation of former councilman John “Jack” Murtha, Latrobe City Council invited candidates interested in filling the open seat to introduce themselves at council’s agenda prep meeting for November, held Monday More...

Holly Jolly Christmas in Latrobe set for Dec. 1

Area businesses are combining two holiday traditions into one with the Holly Jolly Christmas featuring Santa’s Party in the Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. More...

Casey dangles potential for presidential run in 2020

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, fresh off winning a third term in office, is floating the idea of running for president and saying he is battle-tested in a state critical for him and his fellow Democrats in 2020.  More...

Local & State News

Somerset pastor trying to deal with the sins of his father

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — It was July 29, 2011, a Friday. The Rev. Jimmy Hinton of the Somerset Church of Christ got a phone call that morning from a woman who had gone to his church. She asked if she could come up and talk. More...

Proposed changes on Medicare drugs create winners and losers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday proposed changes to Medicare’s prescription drug benefit that would affect patients’ costs over the next few years, creating winners and losers. More...

Auction of mayor’s stuff will get a surprise sequel

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An estate sale at the home of polarizing former Mayor Frank Rizzo went like gangbusters over the weekend — and just after it wrapped up, an additional treasure trove of personal items was discovered in the attic, inclu More...

World News

Trump backs use of ‘very safe’ tear gas on crowd of migrants

SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Donald Trump is defending the use of what he calls “very safe” tear gas by border agents to repel a crowd of Central American migrants that included rockthrowers but also crying children.  More...

Caravan migrants explore options after Tijuana border clash

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) - Many among the more than 5,000 Central American migrants in Tijuana were urgently exploring their options amid a growing feeling that they had little hope of making successful asylum bids in the United States or of crossing the More...

Mueller accuses Manafort of breaking plea agreement by lying

WASHINGTON (AP) - The special counsel in the Russia investigation is accusing former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort of violating his plea agreement by repeatedly lying to federal investigators, an extraordinary allegation that could expose him More...

Sports

Derry Area’s Enos signs with IUP

Derry Area’s Lauren Enos (seated center) has signed a letter of intent to continue playing volleyball at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. More...

Adamski, Hampton snuff out IceCats’ quick start, rally for PIHL victory

It was a quick start for the Greater Latrobe hockey team, but an opposing surge followed, allowing Hampton to rally from an early deficit for a 6-4 win against the IceCats during a PIHL Class AA game played Monday at Frozen Pond Arena in Valencia.&nb More...

Steelers look to clean up mistakes after sloppy defeat to Broncos

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger called the interception that ended Pittsburgh’s six-game winning streak fluky. On the surface, the Steelers quarterback is right. More...

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