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LMA discusses proposed grease trap regulations within city

The Latrobe Municipal Authority (LMA) is working on implementing proposed grease trap regulations for business owners located in the city.  Authority solicitor Lee Demosky provided LMA board members with a proposed grease trap plan at Tuesday&rs More...

General News

Arkansas House OKs bill requiring schools to offer Bible course

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas House has approved a bill that requires public schools to offer an elective course on the Bible if students request one. More...

Blaze extinguished at Texas petrochemicals facility

HOUSTON (AP) — Crews have extinguished a fire that burned for several days at a Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility.  More...

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Tuesday:  TUESDAY NIGHT  Pick 2 0-0, Wild: 2 (zero, zero; Wild: two)  Pick 3 6-1-8, Wild: 2 (six, one, eight; Wild: two)  More...

Sports

Pitt’s Phillippi, Ohio State’s Pletcher on course to meet in quarterfinals of NCAA Wrestling Championships

Two others from area, Virginia Tech’s Zavatsky and Ohio State’s Smith, also in national tourney

To say that Luke Pletcher and Micky Phillippi are a little familiar with each other would be a huge understatement. More...

Ref who told wrestler to cut dreads alleges defamation

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Steelers sign former Rams linebacker Mark Barron

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Now it’s Mark Barron’s turn to try and replace Ryan Shazier.  The Pittsburgh Steelers signed Barron to a two-year deal on Tuesday and tasked him with filling the void left by Shazier. More...

Lifestyles

Latrobe Business & Professional Women laud Woman of Year, New Member of Year

Latrobe Business and Professional Women this week announced the recipients of the Woman of the Year and New Member of the Year for 2018. More...

Friday Evening Music Club recital to spotlight scholarship winner

The Friday Evening Music Club of the Greensburg area announced its March recital will be held Friday, March 29, in Campana Chapel and Lecture Hall on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg.  More...

Phipps Conservatory’s ‘Gardens of Rainbow’ show to run Saturday through April 21

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ Spring Flower Show: “Gardens of the Rainbow,” spotlighting nature’s spring blooms in celebration of the season, will open Saturday, March 23.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

No injuries reported in Unity Twp. crash   More...

Swigart reflects on her time spent at Greater Latrobe

Greater Latrobe superintendent Judith Swigart is originally from the area, as a 1975 graduate of Derry Area. But when Swigart first returned Aug. More...

Happy Birthday

Late children’s television icon and Latrobe native Fred Rogers would have turned 91 today. More...

Latrobe landmark Petrosky’s Pro Hardware closing

Over the past 65 years, the Markiewicz family established Petrosky’s Pro Hardware as the place to go in Latrobe when you needed something specific and couldn’t find it anywhere else. More...

Local & State News

Video of teen’s killing shown at cop’s trial

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Video that showed a white police officer shooting to death an unarmed black teenager was played for jurors as the former cop’s criminal homicide trial got underway. More...

Nuclear power subject hits home in rural Pa.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — They are talking about nuclear power across rural Pennsylvania. More...

SVC Forward Lecture Series continues March 21

St. Vincent College’s Herbert W. Boyer School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Computing will present a lecture on the evolution of patient monitoring by Dr. Gail Baura at 7 p.m. More...

World News

New Zealand holds first funerals for mosque shooting victims

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) - A father and son who fled the civil war in Syria for “the safest country in the world” were buried before hundreds of mourners Wednesday, the first funerals for victims of shootings at two mosques in New Z More...

Erdogan again airs attack video at rally despite criticism

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Ignoring widespread criticism, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday again showed excerpts of a video taken by the attacker who killed 50 people in mosques in New Zealand, to denounce what he called rising hatred and More...

Smoking strong pot daily raises psychosis risk, study finds

LONDON (AP) - Smoking high-potency marijuana every day could increase the chances of developing psychosis by nearly five times, according to the biggest-ever study to examine the impact of pot on psychotic disorder rates.  More...

Health

AP finds hot records falling twice as often as cold ones

Over the past 20 years, Americans have been twice as likely to sweat through record-breaking heat rather than shiver through record-setting cold, a new Associated Press data analysis shows.  More...

Minnesota House aims to hit drug companies for opioid crisis

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota House voted Monday night to hold drug manufacturers responsible for the state’s growing costs for dealing with the opioid crisis. More...

Shopping to reduce food waste is easy on the wallet too

An expired date on an egg carton. Browning avocados. The Chinese takeout from last week. They’re all foods likely destined for the trash. More...

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