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Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Reese Wynans has roots in Latrobe

For a small city, Latrobe has many claims to fame on a national level. Latrobe is the birthplace to one of the world’s greatest golfers and America’s most famous neighbor. When you speak to anyone in the country, they know of Latrobe. More...

General News

‘The Winds of War,’ ‘Airwolf’ star Jan-Michael Vincent dies at 74

Actor Jan-Michael Vincent, the “Airwolf” television star whose sleek good looks belied a troubled personal life, has died. He was 74.  A death certificate shows that Vincent died of cardiac arrest on Feb. More...

Manafort case sparks conversation about sentence disparities

(AP) — A judge’s decision to sentence President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman to less than four years in prison - a fraction of the penalty called for in government guidelines - sparked widespread anger Friday and opened u More...

Flu may have peaked, but experts eye nastier strain

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials think there’s a strong chance this flu season has peaked, but they are watching a recent wave of illnesses from a nastier flu strain. More...

Sports

Derry Area’s DeLuca back in Class AA championship match of state wrestling tourney

GL’s Willochell reaches Class AAA semifinals; Trojans’ Cymmerman to wrestle for third place

HERSHEY — Dom DeLuca is hoping to win a state title on Saturday and do a bit of redecorating shortly thereafter.  The Derry Area senior is back in the finals of the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships, which continue Saturday at 2 p.m.. More...

Rams begin state basketball playoffs

Ligonier Valley will be attempting to advance out of the first round of the state boys’ basketball playoffs for only the second time in school history when it faces Beaver Falls on Saturday (4 p.m.) at Greater Johnstown High School to open the More...

Computer to call balls, strikes in minor league

NEW YORK (AP) — Get ready for strikes by robots.  No, overworked machines aren’t walking out in a labor protest.  More...

Entertainment

Movie review: ‘Captain Marvel’ gets an average introduction

If there is one thing that’s true of most of the movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it’s that they have life and spirit to spare. More...

New Disney StarWars theme park lands set opening dates

ANAHEIM, Calif. More...

Paley Center TV festival goes live online with PaleyTV

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When stars of “The Walking Dead” and “This Is Us” appear at an upcoming TV festival, fans can be part of the audience without trekking to Los Angeles.  More...

Breaking News - 3/9/2019 8:08 PM

Ligonier Valley basketball

Ligonier Valley's basketball season ends in 84-68 loss to Beaver Falls in first round of PIAA Class AAA state playoffs.For an article and photos, see Monday's edition. More...

Unity 7-year-old singing opera, acting in movies

Victory Brinker of Unity Township was talking at an early age, then singing, too. By the time she was 18 months old, she was singing complete songs. Not just children’s songs, but also Christian songs and hymns. More...

‘Restoring Pennsylvania’ could pay off for Wolf — and the state

HARRISBURG — “Restoring Pennsylvania” is Gov. Tom Wolf’s legacy proposal and the biggest gambit of his political career. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, MARCH 11   6:30 p.m., Latrobe City Council, City Hall  6:30 p.m., Ligonier Valley School Board, high school auditorium (5:30 p.m. More...

Latrobe police seek robbery suspect

The Latrobe Police Department is asking the public for help in locating the suspect in this surveillance photo who robbed the BP gas station and convenience store at 204 Lloyd Ave., Latrobe, at approximately 12:30 a.m. More...

Pittsburgh official arrested in Detroit in hotel incident

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Prosecutors said Friday they are weighing criminal charges against an elected official from Pennsylvania after she had an altercation with police officers at a Detroit hotel.  More...

World News

Smollett indicted on 16 counts stemming from reported attack

CHICAGO (AP) - A grand jury in Chicago indicted “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett on 16 felony counts related to making a false report that he was attacked by two men who shouted racial and homophobic slurs.  More...

Trump and the first lady survey devastation, pays respects to tornado victims

BEAUREGARD, Ala. More...

Chelsea Manning jailed for refusing to testify on WikiLeaks

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - Former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning, who served years in prison for leaking one of the largest troves of classified documents in U.S. More...

Lifestyles

UPG Women’s History Month March 19 event to feature veteran/author

The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg will welcome retired Marine Corps Col. Nancy P. Anderson 6:30 p.m. More...

Campus Corner

Gettysburg College dean’s honor list   Gabriella Bucci of Laughlintown has been placed on the Gettysburg College dean’s honor list for “outstanding academic achievement in the fall 2018 semester,” the Gettysburg campus re More...

A silky-smooth soup contains a big dose of healthy greens

When considering uses for sturdy greens like kale and Swiss chard, a smooth pureed soup may not immediately come to mind. But we had high hopes for a silky-smooth soup that delivered a big dose of healthy greens packed with essential nutrients.  More...

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