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Unity Twp. site among 23 permitted for marijuana dispensaries

A site along Beatty County Road in Unity Township has been selected as one of 23 approved for medical marijuana dispensary permits. More...

Latrobe Art Center to close Dec. 21 for renovation work

Latrobe Art Center, 819 Ligonier St., Latrobe, will be undergoing interior renovations this holiday season.  Because of the work — which includes newly sanded and stained floors, fresh coats of paint, new restaurant kitchen appliances, new More...

General News

Olivia Newton-John memoir coming out in US in 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Olivia Newton-John’s autobiography, released last fall in her longtime home Australia, comes out in the U.S. in 2019. More...

The bald eagle has landed

LAKE PLEASANT REGIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — The world can get a glimpse of the daily activities of a pair of nesting bald eagles through a video camera set up at Arizona’s Lake Pleasant outside Phoenix. More...

Parents demand removal of priest who criticized son’s death

DETROIT (AP) — The parents of a Michigan teenager who died by suicide will ask the local archdiocese to remove the priest who questioned whether their son would go to heaven during his funeral.  Jeff and Linda Hullibarger told the Detroit More...

Sports

Trojans gut out non-section boys basketball victory against Connellsville Area

It’s often said good teams don’t worry about style points, just the end result. More...

GL boys’ tennis coach Stas resigns

The Greater Latrobe School Board approved the resignation of boys’ varsity tennis coach Michelle Stas during Tuesday’s regular meeting. Stas is also the coach of the Greater Latrobe girls’ tennis team. More...

Lady Rams top Saltsburg for first win

The Ligonier Valley girls’ basketball team finally has its first win of the year.  The Lady Rams, thanks to balanced scoring and a big third quarter, held off host Saltsburg on Tuesday for a 50-48 victory in District 6 Heritage Conference More...

Lifestyles

CASA representatives sworn into service

Five new volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASAs) were sworn into service Dec. More...

‘Grinch’ brings families to LV library

Stage Right!’s performance of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” attracted an estimated 200 family members to the Ligonier Valley Library on Saturday, Dec. 8.  More...

Let out your inner artist: Grab the kids to make pancakes

Pancakes are a blank canvas, so bring out your inner artist. You can work your magic at the table with maple syrup, honey, confectioners’ sugar, cinnamon sugar, fresh fruit and/or softened butter. More...

GL approves tax rebate program for residents, retirement incentive to district teachers

The Greater Latrobe School Board, during Tuesday’s regular meeting, approved a district tax rebate program to residents and offered a non-contractual professional employee retirement incentive to district workers. More...

GLSD okays closing on sale of old LES

The Greater Latrobe School Board, during Tuesday’s regular meeting, officially approved the closing on the sale of the old Latrobe Elementary School.  More...

LMA OKs 2019 water budget; sewage rate hike may take effect in March

Customers of the Latrobe Municipal Authority (LMA) won’t see a rate increase on their water bills next year, but a previously announced rate hike for sewage service could take effect in March. More...

Unity Twp. woman banned from Rivers Casino after leaving daughter outside in car

A Unity Township woman lost her wager that she’d be fine leaving her 10-year-old daughter alone inside a car in the Rivers Casino parking garage in Pittsburgh while she went inside to gamble for more than six hours.  State police Sgt. More...

Local & State News

Ready to Start Task Force presents initial findings to governor

Pennsylvania Gov. More...

Cultural and Historical Support Grants available for museums, county historical societies

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) recently announced that it will be accepting applications from qualified museums and official county historical societies for nearly $2 million in Cultural and Historical Support Grants.  More...

Uber approved to resume autonomous car tests in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has approved Uber’s request to resume testing of autonomous vehicles on public roads in the Pittsburgh area. More...

World News

Judge’s rebuke of Flynn upends sentencing, prolongs case

WASHINGTON (AP) - Afederal judge who described himself as disgusted by Michael Flynn’s behavior upended a straightforward sentencing hearing, postponing punishment for President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser and telling him in a stin More...

Funding government without border wall appears back on table

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump appeared to back off his demand for $5 billion to build a border wall, signaling for the first time that he might be open to a deal that would avoid a partial government shutdown.  More...

Report: 53 journalists killed worldwide so far in 2018

NEW YORK (AP) - The number of journalists killed worldwide in retaliation for their work nearly doubled this year, according to an annual report by the Committee to Protect Journalists.  More...

Health

As US life expectancy falls, West Virginia offers lessons

MADISON, W.Va. (AP) — If you want to understand why U.S. life expectancy is declining, West Virginia is a good place to start. The state is a bellwether of bad health, portending major problems years before they became severe nationally. More...

Child abuse climbs after Friday report cards, study says

Child abuse increases the day after school report cards are released — but only when kids get their grades on a Friday, a study in Florida suggests.  The curious finding startled researchers, who had figured abuse might go up regardless of More...

Universities tapping into Sioux Falls’ medical tech industry

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Two universities in South Dakota are teaming up to train biomedical engineers in an effort to help boost Sioux Falls’ burgeoning medical technology industry.  More...

Entertainment

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‘Laverne’ role gave Marshall springboard to historic career

NEW YORK (AP) — Penny Marshall was typically self-effacing whenever her brother, the late filmmaker Garry Marshall, proudly boasted that his sister was the first female director to direct a $100 million box-office hit. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Vehicle damaged in Bell Twp.   State police at Kiski Valley report someone damaged a vehicle on Keir Road in Bell Township around 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13 and fled the scene.  Gas cans stolen from Bell Township garage   More...

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