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LVHS music department March Madness concert Wednesday

The Ligonier Valley High School Music Department — featuring students from the Rhythmic Rams, an a cappella group, jazz band and concert band — are excited to perform this week for the school’s inaugural March Madness concert.  More...

Loyalhanna Twp. man, boy charged with shooting bulls

A 60-year-old Loyalhanna Township man and a 15-yearold boy were charged in connection with the shooting of four bulls with a crossbow on a nearby farm this month.  More...

General News

Newtown dad who probed violence dies at 49 in apparent suicide

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Md. governor urges congressional leaders to oppose bay funding cuts

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland’s governor is urging congressional leaders to oppose cuts to Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts in President Donald Trump’s budget.  Gov. More...

Judge suggests Hawaii man avoid favorite soda on probation

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii judge suggested a man not drink his favorite soda during four years of probation on a car theft conviction.  Judge Rhonda Loo suggested in a Maui court last week that 21-year-old Christopher Montilliano Jr. More...

Editorial

Can I get a refund after a Greyhound bus delay?

After Vivian Pisano experiences a 10-hour Greyhound bus delay, the motorcoach operator leaves her waiting for a refund. It’s been weeks since her bus trip to nowhere. Maybe it’s time to call a consumer advocate.  More...

Parents should listen to doctors, allow their children to be vaccinated

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Researchers work to treat neurodegenerative diseases

The mysteries of Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative afflictions have been notoriously difficult to solve.  Despite hundreds of millions of dollars worth of research, little progress has been made in finding a treatment for the More...

Lifestyles

Latrobe BPW to support Equal Pay Day with ‘UnHappy Hour’

Latrobe Business and Professional Women’s Club members Grace Rigoni, Barb Planinsek, Marie McCandless, Mary Ann Urban and Angela Rose O’Brien want everyone to “help spread the word More...

UPG instructor earns Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award

Barbara Barnhart, an instructor of biology at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, is the one of five faculty members to receive the 2019 Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award, the Hempfield Township campus reported Friday.  More...

St. Stephen healing service March 29

On Friday, March 29, the Very Rev. Tony Joseph will have “a healing service to St. Nectarios the patron saint of those suffering from the dread disease of cancer and other afflictions. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe man cited for public drunkenness   Latrobe police report Thomas Aston, 57, of Latrobe was cited for public drunkenness after police spotted Aston having difficulty walking and standing on the 4600 block of Route 982 in Latrobe on Saturda More...

Ron Schirf, 1953 Latrobe grad and NCAA champ, hands out awards

PITTSBURGH — There were not extravagant light shows at the NCAA Division Wrestling Championships when Ron Schirf won it in 1957. No air-raid sirens or pump-up music blaring throughout the building. More...

Latrobe council names Michael Gray interim city manager

Latrobe City Council moved quickly to at least temporarily fill the city manager’s office, vacated with the abrupt resignation of former manager Wayne Jones earlier this month.  Council voted during a special meeting Monday to appoint Latr More...

National Guard Experience set for March 27

The Pennsylvania Army National Guard is offering the public — especially those interested in serving — a chance to experience what soldiers from the local area do at an open house and recruiting event at the Mount Pleasant Armory.  More...

Local & State News

Foreman defends acquittal of officer for black teen’s death

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The foreman of a jury that acquitted a white Pennsylvania police officer of homicide said Michael Rosfeld did not know the black teen he shot was unarmed and that his decision to run after his vehicle was pulled over factored into t More...

Addiction treatment firm accused of exploiting addicts, insurers

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PSP Indiana station relocating headquarters

The Pennsylvania State Police Troop A, Indiana Station will be moving to a new location effective at 7 a.m. today, March 26. The new address for the Indiana station is 35 Fenton Road, Indiana, PA, 15701. More...

World News

Gaza tense after Israel, Hamas exchange heavy fire overnight

JERUSALEM (AP) - The Gaza border region was quiet but tense on Tuesday morning after a night of heavy fire as Israeli aircraft bombed targets across the Gaza Strip and Gaza militants fired rockets into Israel in what threatened to escalate into a maj More...

Linked by pain: 2 school massacre survivors, dad kill selves

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Tragedies like the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High and Sandy Hook Elementary school massacres eventually fade from view, blunted by other mass shootings and the passage of time. More...

Pentagon: Missile defense test succeeds in shootdown

WASHINGTON (AP) - In the first test of its kind, the Pentagon on Monday carried out a “salvo” intercept of an unarmed missile soaring over the Pacific, using two interceptor missiles launched from underground silos in southern California. More...

Sports

Young GL boys’ lacrosse team hopes to contend in difficult section

For a program that is still in its infancy stage, Greater Latrobe boys’ lacrosse has made some notable strides in recent years. More...

Despite youth, DA baseball team looks to surprise opponents

A quick glance at the Derry Area baseball roster reveals an obvious theme for the 2019 season — youth. The Trojans have just four seniors and one junior, but boast eight sophomores and a freshman. More...

Whitley finishes strong spring showing for Astros against Pirates, 12-9

HOUSTON (AP) — Touted prospect Forrest Whitley will start the season in the minors but has certainly showed why he could factor into the Houston Astros’ plans at some point.  Whitley allowed three runs over three innings in his final More...

Entertainment

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The good, bad and the unknown of Apple’s new services

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It took a while, but finally — and with the carefully curated help of Oprah, Big Bird and Goldman Sachs — Apple has at last unveiled a new streaming TV service, its own branded credit card and a news subscriptio More...

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