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Tire recycling event set for Saturday

A special recycling event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 13, at the Westmoreland Cleanways Recycling Center (Building F) on Innovative Lane near Beatty Crossroads, Unity Township.  More...

Lloydsville VFD Rabies Clinic

Ginger, Halligan and Mollie, along with Lloydsville Volunteer Fire Department associate firefighter Anne Couchenour and department president David Vogle are excited about the upcoming Rabies Clinic from 1 to 3 p.m. More...

General News

2 hurt when plane crashes on high school baseball field

MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say a small plane crashed onto a high school baseball field in Connecticut, injuring two occupants of the aircraft but no one on the ground. Police Sgt. Christopher Fry says the plane went down at H.C. More...

Doctors’long-running advice: Get checked before a marathon

BOSTON (AP) — It was the death heard ’round the running world.  In July 1984, acclaimed author and running guru Jim Fixx died of a heart attack while trotting along a country road in Vermont. More...

Disney unveils new streaming service to debut late this year

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Disney raises the curtain on a hotly anticipated video steaming service that’s aiming to topple industry pioneer Netflix, once a valuable ally.  More...

Sports

Lady Trojans snap skid with big softball win against East Allegheny

Gianna Copelli and Maddie Berger helped the Derry Area girls softball team break out in a big way as the Lady Trojans defeated East Allegheny, 10-1, during a WPIAL Class 3A, Section 1 game played Thursday at Grandview Field in Derry.  More...

Trojans sweep Mars Area in volleyball

The Derry Area boys volleyball team cruised to another one-sided sweep in WPIAL Section 2-AA play against host Mars Area on Thursday.  More...

Four from GL participate in USA Hockey National event

Four Greater Latrobe hockey players — two current and former — enjoyed a significant recent opportunity.  More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Linvilles named chairs for 2019 St. Vincent Summer Theatre Gala   More...

YWCA offering technology classes

YWCA Westmoreland County’s Technology Center, 424 N. More...

Apple Hill Playhouse eyes season, auditions

This summer, a full lineup of community theater is set to take the stage at Apple Hill Playhouse, Delmont. Featuring two musicals, three children’s shows and five plays, the season has something for everyone.  More...

Ligonier fire companies eyeing insurance claims for equipment

It costs money for Ligonier Valley’s four volunteer fire companies to respond to each call they receive. Ligonier Borough officials want to try to recoup some of their equipment expenses from insurance companies.  More...

McGrath sentenced to life in prison for 2016 Latrobe murder

More than three years after Daniel McNerny was fatally shot while trying to stop an armed robbery in Latrobe, his family saw the man convicted of his killing sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.  Westmoreland County Cou More...

Investigators search Beatty Flats Road area for Cassandra Gross

Cassandra Gross was reported missing a year ago this week.  On Thursday, state police and a search dog combed a wooded area along Beatty Flats Road in Unity Township. More...

Latrobe Foundry Machine & Supply Co. opens second location

Latrobe Foundry Machine & Supply Co. announced this week the opening of a second machining location in Pasco, Washington.  The company said the out-of-state facility will machine items from aluminum bar and tube stock. More...

Local & State News

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Thursday:  THURSDAY NIGHT  Pick 2 1-9, Wild: 6 (one, nine; Wild: six)  Pick 3 0-8-4, Wild: 6 (zero, eight, four; Wild: six)  More...

Pa. man charged with various cyber threats

A Pennsylvania man created a digital image of himself pointing an AR-15 rifle at a group of praying Jewish men and posted it online, one of several cyber threats he made against Jewish, Muslim and black people, prosecutors said Thursday in announcing More...

Woman convicted of false cop rape claims

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. More...

World News

‘I know nothing’ - Trump changes his tune on WikiLeaks

WASHINGTON (AP) - It was a far cry from “I love WikiLeaks!”  More...

Journalism or not? WikiLeaks’ status in media world complex

NEW YORK (AP) - After the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London, his lawyer was quick to characterize it as an assault against the rights of journalists all over the world who seek to uncover secrets.  But was it quite that clear? More...

Nipsey Hussle, a hometown hero, immortalized at memorial

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nipsey Hussle’s legacy as a persistent rapper, community activist, uniter, doting father, protective sibling and a loving son were underscored at his public memorial service on Thursday, with deeply personal testimonies from More...

Education

A colorful awareness campaign

Latrobe Elementary School students, faculty and staff celebrated World Down Syndrome Day on March 21, by rocking colorful, crazy and even mismatched socks. More...

Video contest award winners

Derry Area Middle School students recently competed in the the What’s so Cool About Manufacturing Video Contest, and students Eli Wigand, Reigna Taylor, Tamra Schissler, Nate Gray, Cydney Wierzbowski and Amber Platt (not in the photo is Kole Cr More...

Rock Your Socks Off at DAMS

Students wore mismatched socks and Derry Area Trojans blue and gold to show their support of including others as part of the Rock Your Socks World Down Syndrome Day celebration at Derry Area Middle School.  More...

Entertainment

Tulsa museum to feature Bob Dylan’s paintings

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Tulsa museum will soon open a new Bob Dylan exhibit that will showcase 12 pastel portraits the musician painted. The Gilcrease Museum will display “Bob Dylan: Face Value and Beyond” from May 10 to Sept. More...

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