December 5, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

New Latrobe Elementary Open

Buses arrive right on time and the kids are anxious to start classes in the new Latrobe Elementary School on Cedar Street that opened its doors to students Tuesday for the first time. More...

Testimony begins in public corruption trial of Westmoreland County sheriff

AWestmoreland County jury heard opening statements and testimony Tuesday in the public corruption trial of sheriff Jonathan Held. More...

GLSD board considers offering tax rebates to qualifying residents

Greater Latrobe School District officials are considering implementing an in-house program to supplement a state tax rebate offered to lowincome households.  More...

Remains of Derry Twp. WWII pilot interred at Arlington National Cemetery

The remains of a U.S. Army Air Forces pilot from Derry Township whose plane crashed in the Adriatic Sea off present-day Croatia during World War II were interred Tuesday at Arlington National Cemetery.  More...

General News

US coal consumption drops to lowest level since 1979

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are consuming less coal in 2018 than at any time since Jimmy Carter’s presidency, a federal report said Tuesday, as cheap natural gas and other rival sources of energy frustrate the Trump administration’s More...

CHP may have used Tesla Autopilot to stop speeding car

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — The California Highway Patrol says it may have used the Autopilot system of a Tesla to stop the car after its driver fell asleep.  More...

Florida casino’s giant guitar is not a hit with everyone

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Sports

Lady ’Cats drop down to Class 5A, but must replace key members of playoff team

Last year was one of firsts for Mark Burkardt and his Greater Latrobe girls’ basketball program.  The Lady Wildcats won 17 games (seven losses) and made the WPIAL playoffs for the first time in 10 years. More...

Wildcats’ wrestling team returns 10 starters, four WPIAL qualifiers

In new-look section

There is optimism in the wrestling room at Greater Latrobe.  With a lineup that includes 10 returning starters from last year’s 7-5 team, nearly a halfdozen wrestlers head coach Mike Ciotti was able to pull from the hallways and a new sect More...

Arkansas school district allows student newspaper to post banned article

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas school district that ordered a student newspaper to take down an investigative report now says the article can be re-published on its website.  More...

Health

Improve your life expectancy with some healthy habits

(Metro) — “Who Wants to Live Forever” is a song that appeared on the 1986 album “A Kind of Magic” by the rock band Queen. The song often sparks conversation about the potential benefits of immortality.  More...

Q&A on Chinese scientist’s bombshell claim of gene-edited babies

Designer babies might be here sooner than anyone reckoned. A Chinese researcher who says he created gene-edited babies crossed what most scientists consider a forbidden line. More...

Banish belly fat and improve your cardiovascular health

(Metro) — The way to a person’s heart may be through his or her stomach in more ways than one. More...

Derry Twp. Supervisors OK budget with no tax increase

The Derry Township Supervisors on Tuesday adopted a final 2019 budget with no tax increase.  Supervisors Chairman Vince DeCario said next year’s spending plan totals $3,494,850, which is about $120,000 more than 2018.  More...

Derry Twp. Supervisors OK budget with no tax increase

The Derry Township Supervisors on Tuesday adopted a final 2019 budget with no tax increase.  Supervisors Chairman Vince DeCario said next year’s spending plan totals $3,494,850, which is about $120,000 more than 2018.  More...

PSP Kiski Valley barracks set to take over Derry Twp. coverage

Starting next month, the Pennsylvania State Police Kiski Valley barracks will become the primary source of Derry Township’s police coverage. Sgt. Ryan L. More...

PSP Kiski Valley barracks set to take over Derry Twp. coverage

Starting next month, the Pennsylvania State Police Kiski Valley barracks will become the primary source of Derry Township’s police coverage. Sgt. Ryan L. More...

Testimony begins in public corruption trial of Westmoreland County sheriff

A Westmoreland County jury heard opening statements and testimony Tuesday in the public corruption trial of sheriff Jonathan Held. More...

LAH Lights of Love

In the left photo, mother and daughter Cheryl Hull (keyboard) and Lydia Hull (violin) entertained visitors as they gathered for Latrobe Area Hospital Aid Society’s Lights of Love 31st Annual Light Up Night on Tuesday night at Excela Health Latr More...

Local & State News

LAHAS hosts annual Lights of Love

Thomas and Helen Kissell, Kitty Sterrett and Paulette Kissell-Stratico look over the many name cards that their families and many others had placed on trees to honor and remember special people in their lives at the Latrobe Area Hospital Aid Society& More...

Steelers, police investigating fight involving female fan

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers are looking into an altercation in the stands involving a female fan during Sunday night’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers.  The incident happened near the end of Los Angeles’ 33- More...

Gov. Wolf to attend former President Bush’s funeral service

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf will attend the invitation-only national funeral service for former President George H.W. More...

World News

After CIA briefing, senators lay blame on Saudi crown prince

WASHINGTON (AP) - Breaking with President Donald Trump, senators leaving a briefing with CIA Director Gina Haspel on Tuesday said they are even more convinced that Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman was involved in the death of Saudi journalist J More...

Anation’s farewell for George H.W. Bush

WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation’s capital bids its final farewell to the late president, George H.W. More...

Crowds honor Bush for long service, from war to White House

WASHINGTON (AP) - Soldiers, citizens in wheelchairs and long lines of others on foot wound through the hushed Capitol Rotunda on Tuesday to view George H.W. More...

Education

They’re ready to learn!

The halls of the new Latrobe Elementary School on Cedar Street, Latrobe, are bright and new as students file in for the first day of classes at the new building on Tuesday, Dec. 4. See more photos on Page 1.  Photo by Ernie Sistek   More...

Lifestyles

St. Vincent College commencement Dec. 15

Excela Health’s senior vice president and chief nursing officer, Helen K. Burns, Ph.D., RN, will serve as the speaker at St. Vincent College’s December commencement 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, in the Robert S. More...

Ligonier Valley BPW eyes Dec. 11 Christmas party

Andrea Niapas, an author and documentary filmmaker from Ligonier was the guest speaker at the Nov. 27 dinner meeting of the Business and Professional Women’s Club of Ligonier Valley.  More...

Pecan pie has pleasant crust and smooth-textured filling

There is much to love about sweet, nutty pecan pie, but it’s easy for this simple dessert to turn out tooth achingly sugary and void of pecan flavor, with a curdled filling sogging a leathery crust.  We wanted to create the ideal recipe fo More...

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