December 20, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Krinock sentenced to 34 years in 2016 Latrobe murder

A Johnstown man will spend at least 34 years in prison for his role in the fatal 2016 shooting of a Latrobe man during a botched robbery attempt in the city. Austin B. More...

Road closures, traffic restrictions prevalent in area

And a Merry Christmas to all!  That is, unless you have to deal with traveling by vehicles in the Latrobe area.  December isn’t traditionally thought of as road construction season, but traffic cones and “Road Closed” sign More...

General News

‘A moral disaster’: AP reveals scope of migrant children program

(AP) — Decades after the U.S. stopped institutionalizing kids because large and crowded orphanages were causing lasting trauma, it is happening again. More...

This year, more returns expected before gifts opened

NEW YORK (AP) — The gifts under the tree haven’t been opened yet, but people are already returning their holiday hauls. More...

Home cameras effective antidote to ‘porch pirates’

ALLENTOWN, Pa. More...

Editorial

Off The Wall

Feel it yet?

It’s in the air, you know. It only takes one or more people to show someone else and it spreads really easily, like soft butter on bread. One could say it’s contagious, when you think of it. Mood-snappers are made of it. More...

White House policies: Politics over people

At first blush, the death of a 7-year-old Guatemalan child in U.S. custody and a federal judge’s ruling that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional might not seem to be closely related. More...

Allow cities like Philly and Pittsburgh to make their own gun laws

In the six weeks since a lone gunman killed 11 people and wounded six others inside the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, there have been nearly three dozen mass shootings in the United States. More...

Lifestyles

Margy Williams’ students perform Christmas Recital

Students of Margy Williams who performed in the Christmas Recital held Sunday evening, Dec. More...

Adams and Caldwell Memorial libraries eye January activities

Adams Memorial Library Programming Coordinator Laura Starzynski announced three programs for January — one at Caldwell Memorial Library and two at Adams, 1112 Ligonier St., Latrobe:  Kid’s Craft at Caldwell Memorial Library Wednesday More...

Happy Birthday!

Anthony James DeLuca is 12 years old today.  He was born Dec. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Charges filed in Unity Township altercation   State police at Greensburg report a 61-year-old Hosetter man and a 57-year-old Latrobe man were charged with simple assault after they were involved in a physical altercation at 7:45 p.m. Nov. More...

UTMA changes debt service formula for commercial, industrial customers

EDU usage equivalency nearly halved

Many commercial and industrial Unity Township Municipal Authority (UTMA) customers likely will see savings on their bills for sewage service starting next year after the authority’s board of directors voted Wednesday to adjust the formula for determi More...

DTMA continues to work on Keystone project

The Derry Township Municipal Authority (DTMA) continues to work through items related to the planned trail and sanitary sewer project between Keystone State Park and New Alexandria Borough. More...

DBMA approves tentative budget, bid for plant upgrades

The Derry Borough Municipal Authority (DBMA) Board of Directors on Wednesday approved a tentative 2019 budget with no rate hikes. The water department budget includes a total income of $1,203,223 and total expenses of $899,832. More...

Longest Night Christmas service meaningful to many

The winter solstice arrives in this time zone at 5:23 p.m. Friday, Dec. More...

Local & State News

TSA shares holiday travel tips as Pittsburgh-area flyers prepare for busy travel season

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) expects to screen a record number of travelers during the 2018 Christmas and New Year holiday travel season, so travelers flying out of Pittsburgh will have plenty of company when passing through the a More...

State announces new tool to report suspicious prescription drug activity

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and Attorney General Josh Shapiro this week announced the creation of a tool for reporting suspicious activity surrounding the prescribing or dispensing of prescription drugs, including opioids.  More...

Nearly 370K enrolled in ACA coverage in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman said this week that 369,954 Pennsylvanians selected health plans on Healthcare.gov from Nov. 1 to Dec. More...

World News

Trump pulling out of Syria. Might Afghanistan be next?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Against the advice of many in his own administration, President Donald Trump is pulling U.S. troops out of Syria. Could a withdrawal from Afghanistan be far behind?  More...

US ally in Syria says pullout will aid IS, cause instability

BEIRUT (AP) - The United States’ main ally in Syria on Thursday rejected President Donald Trump’s claim that Islamic State militants have been defeated and warned that the withdrawal of American troops would lead to a resurgence of the ex More...

Trump on verge of giving up best chance to secure wall money

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump’s loyal supporters cried “Build the wall!” throughout his 2016 presidential campaign. More...

Sports

Spartans overpower Wildcats on mat in 50-14 victory

Hempfield Area used a strong start to overpower the visiting Greater Latrobe wrestling team en route to a 50-14 victory during a WPIAL Class AAA Section 1- B match Wednesday. More...

Two big runs key Rams’ conference win over Blairsville

During a break in Wednesday’s District 6 Heritage Conference boys’ basketball game at Blairsville, a man in a zebra-striped shirt dryly observed, “The air has left the building.”  One minute later, Ligonier Valley was bre More...

Ohio State gets first big ‘W’ for new coach on signing day

Zach Harrison is one of the most highly touted recruits in the country, and he goes to high school 15 miles from Ohio State. More...

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