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Pa. driver license, photo centers closed for New Year’s holiday

All Pennsylvania driver license and photo centers, including the full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Tuesday, Jan. More...

Westmoreland County Parks and Trails to host Comedy Nights in 2019

Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation and the Westmoreland Heritage and Five Star Trail chapters will host two Comedy Nights in 2019.  More...

General News

Prominent art historian Sister Wendy Beckett dies

LONDON (AP) — Sister Wendy Beckett, an art historian and critic who rose to prominence on TV late in life, has died. She was 88. The Carmelite Monastery of Quidenham said Beckett died at the monastery Wednesday afternoon. More...

California girl dies in fall from scenic Arizona overlook

PAGE, Ariz. More...

Police: Couple broke into home, washed clothes, made coffee

UNIONTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Police in northeastern Ohio say a couple broke into a home, washed their clothes, took a shower and made some coffee before the homeowner’s relative confronted the pair.  Authorities near Uniontown also say the More...

Editorial

Off The Wall

Be a doer

It’s been a tradition worldwide that at the beginning of each year resolutions are made as to how one is going to better himself one way or the other. For some, it’s losing weight, which typically rates highly. More...

Ending the bloodshed: Political games prolong US involvement in Yemen

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The 56-41 vote by the United States Senate to end U.S. More...

Beverage tax fight still rages. Why?

The long arm of government should not be reaching into people’s refrigerators and pantry cupboards to dictate what they consume — even for low income people who rely on government help.  That doesn’t stop debates that periodica More...

Lifestyles

CBF: Mount Joy woman to manage Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership

HARRISBURG — The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) has named Brenda Sieglitz to manage the Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership, “one of Pennsylvania’s most ambitious, collaborative and challenging efforts to restore and protect its More...

Beyond the cake: Wedding desserts trend toward fun, variety

While the big, traditional wedding cake shows no signs of going away, many couples are also including an array of sweet little bites at their receptions. More...

Church news

St. Michael’s, Rector   St. Michael’s of the Valley Episcopal Church, 2535 Route 381, Rector, reminds everyone of the following:  • Sunday, Dec. 30  Holy Eucharist, 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Man arrested for theft from White Township store   State police at Indiana report a 29-year-old man was arrested after allegedly stealing merchandise valued at $396.96 from the JCPenney store at Indiana Mall in White Township at 3:30 p.m. More...

Latrobe residents likely to see increase in garbage collection fees

Council expected to vote on new contract next month

Latrobe residents are likely to see a sizable increase in their garbage collection rates next year through a new contract with the city’s current trash hauler. At its next meeting, slated for Tuesday, Jan. More...

Tougher penalties take effect for repeated Pennsylvania DUIs

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Lawsuit: Derry man died after not receiving proper medical care at county prison

A federal lawsuit filed in U.S. More...

Local & State News

From My Perspective

Late Pennsylvania House speaker left large legacy

HARRISBURG — The late state House Speaker James J. More...

Legal marijuana industry had banner year in 2018

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The last year was a 12-month champagne toast for the legal marijuana industry as the global market exploded and cannabis pushed its way further into the financial and cultural mainstream. More...

Wolf reshuffles cabinet ahead of second term

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf is reshuffling his cabinet as he prepares for a second term. More...

World News

Trump finally hews to ritual of meeting troops in harm’s way

AL-ASAD AIRBASE, Iraq (AP) - President Donald Trump once opined that it wasn’t “overly necessary” for him to visit troops in danger zones abroad. More...

Trump’s presidency has changed Washington, defied convention

WASHINGTON (AP) - Mr. Trump went to Washington. And he changed it. More...

Pope’s initial blind spot on sex abuse threatens legacy

VATICAN CITY (AP) - It has been a wretched year for Pope Francis, whose blind spot on clergy sex abuse conspired with events beyond his control to threaten his legacy and throw the Catholic hierarchy into a credibility crisis not seen in modern times More...

Sports

Powerade tourney to challenge Greater Latrobe, Derry Area wrestlers

Just how challenging is the Powerade Christmas Tournament?  Well, it’s regarded as one of the top wrestling events in the nation since there are — after all — teams from across the country.  More...

Holiday basketball, wrestling tourney seasons begin today

Today kicks off the start of holiday tournament season. The Greater Latrobe girls’ basketball team will host the GL Holiday Hoops Fest that will run today through Saturday. More...

Steelers’ Edmunds proving reliable, durable

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Terrell Edmunds rubbed the small mark on his forehead, one still visible more than a full week after the Pittsburgh Steelers rookie safety found himself on the wrong end of a collision with New England Patriots tight end Rob G More...

Entertainment

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Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth reportedly got married

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth appear to have tied the knot amid reports the couple got married in a secret wedding ceremony.  More...

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