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Latrobe woman pleads guilty in federal money laundering scheme

A Latrobe woman accused of participating in a money laundering scheme pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. More...

Some Latrobe-GLSD Parks & Rec programs up to start 2019

Some Latrobe-GLSD Parks & Recreation Commission programs have shown an increased level of interest through the first two months of 2019, Latrobe-GLSD Director Craig Shevchik said at Thursday’s regular meeting.  “Our programs are More...

General News

Consumers should soon see benefit of patience on rates

NEW YORK (AP) — So much for those worries about rising interest rates.  Just a few months ago, rising rates were bearing down on everyone from home buyers to stock investors after the Federal Reserve put through seven quarter-point increas More...

Administrator accused of harassing trans boy fired

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia assistant principal accused of harassing a transgender student will be out of his job after this school year.  More...

FDA approves drug for postpartum depression

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. More...

Sports

Phillippi, Pletcher set for another meeting, this time in NCAA wrestling tournament

Zack Zavatsky also in quarterfinals

PITTSBURGH — The way Micky Phillippi sees it, he owes Luke Pletcher a debt of gratitude.  He’s just not looking to repay it today.  More...

Penn State coasts to early lead in NCAA wrestling tournament

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Penn State rolled through the first two sessions of the NCAA Wrestling Championships on Thursday and is poised to capture its eighth team championship in nine seasons.  Like they’ve done in past years, the Nittany L More...

Sports Briefs

SVC drops lacrosse opener   The St. Vincent College women’s lacrosse team opened the 2019 season in 10-5 loss to visiting Juniata.  The Eagles opened the scoring just 35 seconds into the game. More...

Lifestyles

Fort Ligonier DAR welcomes new members, eyes April 2 meeting

Fort Ligonier Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Chaplain Kathy Hayes and Registrar Jean Hurst welcome new members Diana Price, Georgetta McClure and Jennifer Gavin. More...

SERVICE PERSONNEL FROM THE AREA

Joint Hometown News Service, Defense Media Activity, Fort Meade, Maryland, Thursday reported:  U.S. Air Force Airman Sean T. Gordon graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio- Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.  More...

Cabaret Theatre season to open May 1 with ‘Belle of Amherst’

Despite the fact that The Cabaret Theatre has not been able to open operations at its own building on Main Street in Latrobe, the company continues to produce shows. More...

Additional Myrtle Beach flights at Palmer airport starting in May

Locals wanting to take the quick hour-plus flight from Unity Township to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, will now have more chances to do so.  More...

Ligonier Valley PD hoping to host first National Night Out event

The Ligonier Valley Police Department could be hosting the Valley’s first National Night Out this summer. More...

Two Pa. death row inmates could make legal, political history

HARRISBURG — Jermont Cox and Kevin Marinelli are virtual unknowns who could soon make legal and political history, not only in Pennsylvania, but also nationally.  Cox and Marinelli are death row inmates who have appealed their respective s More...

Ligonier Twp. man charged with burglary year after being on parole

Ligonier Valley police on Thursday charged a Ligonier Township man with breaking into a home a little more than a year after being paroled for a previous burglary conviction.  Joshua Joseph Miller, 32, was arraigned Thursday before Magisterial D More...

Art center to host Zentangle event April 20

Latrobe Art Center will offer a Hipster Easter Bunny Zentangle event from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 20.  More...

Local & State News

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Thursday:  THURSDAY NIGHT  Pick 2 7-8, Wild: 8 (seven, eight; Wild: eight)  Pick 3 0-6-5, Wild: 8 (zero, six, five; Wild: eight)  More...

4-H, Tractor Supply Paper Clover campaign set to begin

Between March 27 and April 7, Westmoreland County Tractor Supply customers in Latrobe, Delmont, and Mount Pleasant will be able to participate in the 2019 Spring Paper Clover campaign by purchasing paper clovers for $1 or more at checkout.  More...

Lawmakers urged to fix turnpike’s fiscal plight

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

World News

Imam says New Zealand is broken-hearted but not broken

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) - New Zealanders observed the Muslim call to prayer Friday in reflecting on the moment one week ago when 50 worshippers at two Christchurch mosques were slain - an act that an imam told the crowd of thousands had left t More...

Cyclone Idai deaths could exceed 1,000 as need for aid grows

BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) - Even as flood waters began to recede in parts of Mozambique on Friday, fears rose that the death toll could soar as bodies are revealed.  The number of deaths could be beyond the 1,000 predicted by the country’s pr More...

Syria slams Trump statement on Israel sovereignty in Golan

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - Syria slammed President Donald Trump’s abrupt declaration that Washington will recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, saying Friday the statement was “irresponsible” and More...

Education

Greater Latrobe students shine at Science Olympiad tournament

Greater Latrobe Junior High Science Olympiad team members included Grace Henigin, Amanda Martino, Gabrielle Johnson, Abigail Cook, Kristen Scranton, Julian Zhu, Riley Baughman, Paul Horne, Adison Lemmon, Radha Trivedi, Harley Cochran, Austin An and T More...

Greensburg Central Catholic to host open house March 26

Greensburg Central Catholic Junior-Senior High School will hold an open house for new and prospective families from 6 to 7:30 p.m. More...

Derry Lions Club honors DAHS students with monthly award

The Derry Lions Club recently recognized Cierra Henderson, Nathan Frenchik, Leila Quidetto and TJ DiSabato as Students of the Month.  More...

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