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Coroner: Officers legally justified to shoot Latrobe robbery suspect

No charges should be filed in the fatal shooting of a robbery suspect who was killed by Pennsylvania State Police troopers in 2013 after he fired on them in Latrobe, the Westmoreland County coroner said Tuesday. Coroner Kenneth Bacha announced Tuesday that ...

SVC Summer Theatre in rehearsals for musical ‘Into the Woods’ opening next Thursday

LATROBE, PA — Rehearsals are underway for Stephen Sondheim’s Brothers Grimm-inspired musical, Into the Woods, which is the next production of Saint Vincent Summer Theatre’s 47th season opening on July 9, directed by artistic director, Greggory Brandt.

Shooting Of Latrobe Standoff Suspect Ruled Justified

LATROBE (KDKA) — It was a standoff that ended in a deadly ...
“It is determined that the use of deadly force by members of the Pennsylvania State Police was legally justifiable. I’m respectfully recommending to the district attorney that no criminal ...

Joe Paterno Honored by Pennsylvania Brewery with Special Beer

(LATROBE, Pa.) -- A western Pennsylvania brewery is honoring late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno with a special brew. The Duquesne Brewing Company said on Monday it's rolling out a Vienna-style lager in mid-August in 12-ounce cans that will feature ...

A Pennsylvania Brewery Will Honor Joe Paterno With A Line Of Beers

Two things that people from central Pennsylvania love are football and beer. Thanks to City Brewing Co., a brewery based out of Latrobe, PA, those two things will come together in the form of a series of beers that will honor former Penn State football ...

Pennsylvania brewery to honor Joe Paterno with new beer

According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the beer – a premium American lager – will be produced at City Brewing Company in Latrobe, Pa. The town of Latrobe was chosen by Jay Paterno because it is the hometown of his mother, Sue, and where his ...

Joe Paterno beer coming from Pennsylvania’s Duquesne Brewing Company

A portion of proceeds will go to charities they support. The beer is being brewed and bottled at Duquesne’s brewery in Latrobe, hometown of Paterno’s widow, Sue. Penn State fired Paterno in November 2011 amid fallout from the Jerry Sandusky child sex ...

Joe Paterno getting beer named for him in Pennsylvania

A Pennsylvania brewery will name an upcoming flavor of beer after late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, according to multiple reports. The Paterno Legacy Series of beer will be produced by Duquesne Brewing Company, which is based in Latrobe ...

Pennsylvania brewery honoring Joe Paterno with special beer

LATROBE, Pa. -- A Pennsylvania brewery is raising a glass to Joe Paterno. The Duquesne Brewing Company said Monday it's rolling out a brew honoring the late Penn State football coach. The Vienna-style lager, which will be available in mid-August ...

Tiny Latrobe, Pa., lands nonstop flights to Las Vegas

Spirit Airlines shows off its new paint scheme at an aircraft paint facility in Rome, N.Y., on Sept. 15, 2014. (Photo: Ben Mutzabaugh, USA TODAY) The small Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Latrobe, Pa., is getting regular nonstop airline service to Las Vegas.

Shooting Of Latrobe Standoff Suspect Ruled Justified

LATROBE (KDKA) — It was a standoff that ended in a deadly shootout and today officials ruled that the man holed up inside did not shoot and kill himself. State Police fired the fatal shots that kill…

Coroner: Police-involved shooting in Latrobe was justified

A police-involved shooting nearly two years ago in Latrobe that left one man dead was justified, Westmoreland County Coroner Ken Bacha ruled Tuesday afternoon. Bacha … Coroner: Police-involved shoot…
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Register now and request your ballots for the year in LATROBE PENNSYLVANIA

The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote, and acts as a request for your State absentee ballots for the year. It is important to complete a new FPCA annually, every time you move or at least 90 days prior to the election you want to vote in.

Completing a new FPCA is easy at

  • Select your State from the drop-down on the home page
  • Click the box at the bottom of the page to Register to Vote, Request a Ballot or Update My Voter Info
  • The FVAP online tool will walk you through the form, and provide you with a PDF packet to print, sign and send directly to your local election official (LEO); links are also provided here for States that offer online voter registration
  • You can check the status of your registration and/or ballot request by contacting your LEO at any time

Remember, the only way your LEO knows how to reach you is with the information you provide! Some States allow a longer time between registrations, but if you submit a new FPCA every year, you wont have to worry about your registration or ballot request status and can participate in all the elections* you´re eligible to.

* While there are no regularly scheduled elections for Federal offices, there may be some elections for office which are vacated by the end of the term. Being registered ensures you will be able to participate in these elections.


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The importance of local education funding in LATROBE PENNSYLVANIA

Yesterday, President Obama spoke to the Council of the Great City Schools about the exceptional progress being made within local and state education levels. The work of our administrators and educators has been more impactful than ever, resulting in higher standardized test scores in some of the previously lowest-performing schools and increased resources for students.

In fact, more graduation caps are going airborne as high school students are graduating at the highest rate ever recorded, with the largest improvement among minority and low-income students.

See what President Obama had to say about what we must do to improve access to quality education in America: 

This funding is an investment in our nation's future that has been able to give the kind of education our children need and deserve to compete in the 21st century. 

President Obama hopes that the upcoming budget plan by the Republican House and Senate will reflect the priorities of educating every child. If their new budget maintains sequester-level funding of the past, we would actually be giving less federal support to America’s schools than we were back in 2000.

Most alarmingly, if their current proposal is not changed, over the next six years, billions of dollars would be cut in education funding. That means we'd be cutting the support given to America's most impoverished schools, the funding that has helped create the progress we're seeing today. 

"The notion that we would be going backwards instead of forwards in how we’re devoting resources to educating our kids makes absolutely no sense." 


The situation of health coverage in in LATROBE PENNSYLVANIA

1. After five years of the Affordable Care Act, more than 16 million people have health coverage.

That's more people than the populations of New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago combined. This number includes parents who can finally afford to take their kids to the doctor, families who no longer risk losing their homes or savings because someone becomes ill, and young people who are now free to pursue their dreams without worrying about losing access to health care. 

With millions of people getting covered, the uninsured rate for non-elderly adults has dropped by 35% since October 2013. “The Affordable Care Act is working,” President Obama said after hearing the news that millions of Americans had signed up and gotten covered. “And I'll tell you, everywhere I go around the country, I'm meeting inpiduals who come up and thank me. How passionate they are about the difference it's made in their lives, it really reminds me why we do all of this." 

2. Medicaid is helping millions.

The Affordable Care Act allows states to expand eligibility for Medicaid, and 28 states and the District of Columbia have done so. Across all 50 states, there are 11.2 million additional Americans enrolled in Medicaid compared to a baseline period in the fall of 2013.

While not every state expanded Medicaid, those that did are seeing especially strong coverage gains. In Medicaid expansion states, the uninsured rate among families with incomes below 138 percent of the federal poverty line declined by 13 percentage points, nearly double the decline in non-expansion states.

3. Those with pre-existing conditions can no longer be denied health insurance.

Prior to the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies could deny you coverage or charge you more because of a health problem that you had prior to applying for insurance. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies can’t refuse to cover you just because you have a pre-existing condition and they can’t close you out of coverage by charging you more than someone who doesn’t have a pre-existing condition.

This key provision means that up to 129 million Americans with pre-existing conditions are no longer at risk of being denied coverage. This includes the parents of over 17.6 million children with pre-existing conditions who no longer have to live with that worry. 

4. The uninsured rate for young Americans is at its lowest point since at least 1997.

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, the uninsured rate for young Americans has declined by more than 40 percent over the past five years. Since 2010, more than 5 million young adults have gained coverage.  This includes 2.3 million young adults who have gained coverage by being able to stay on their parent's health plan. Under the Affordable Care Act, young adults can stay on their parent’s coverage until age 26. With all that can happens in a young person's life, this provision helps ensure that those who are just starting out in college and work careers can plan with the assurance that they have access to quality and affordable coverage. 

5. Americans no longer have lifetime and annual limits on their coverage.

The Affordable Care Act has lifted the lifetime health benefit caps for 105 million Americans. Previously, many plans set a lifetime limit on how much they would spend for your covered benefits during the entire time you were enrolled in their plan. If you went over, you’d be paying out of pocket. Annual limits also constrained families and inpiduals by restricting how much they could receive per year. That's not how it should be. That’s why the Affordable Care Act prohibits health plans from putting annual or lifetime dollar limits on most benefits. 

These are just five of the core ways in which the Affordable Care Act has helped Americans get quality, affordable health care. See for yourself: Click here to meet inpiduals who have benefited from health care, read their stories, and then pass them on so others can see what getting covered -- and staying covered -- means. 



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If people in the media cannot decide whether they are in the
business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda,
it is all the more important that the public understand
that difference,and choose their news sources accordingly.
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