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New Alex man struck in head during robbery

A New Alexandria man was hurt when he was struck with a handgun several times during a robbery at a mobile home Wednesday in Salem Township. More...

White Mass to honor health care professionals

The St. Luke Society of the Diocese of Greensburg is inviting all health care workers to Blessed Sacrament Cathedral in Greensburg on Sunday when the 11:30 a.m. Mass will be designated as a White Mass to honor them. More...

Deadline to register to vote Oct. 11

As one of the most hotly contested presidential elections of our time approaches, area residents are reminded to register to vote if they have not yet done so. In order to register, you must be a U.S. citizen who will be 18 or older by Nov. More...

General News

Gov. Tom Wolf urges lawmakers to act fast on opioid addiction bills

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. More...

Ex-college coach acquitted of killing ex’s 12-year-old son

CANTON, N.Y. (AP) — A black former college soccer coach accused of killing his ex-girlfriend’s 12-year-old white son in a largely white upstate town was found not guilty Wednesday by a judge. More...

Prosecutor: Boy, 2, was groomed to handle guns, shot himself

PERKASIE, Pa. (AP) — The father of a 2-year-old suburban Philadelphia boy who accidentally shot himself to death has been accused of leaving a loaded handgun out and charged with involuntary manslaughter. More...

Editorial

Debating the first presidential debate and just how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump fared

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump squared off Monday night at Hofstra University on Long Island, New York, in the first presidential debate of 2016. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Off The Wall

Come unglued

So there I was sitting in my tower, an area in the far right section of my bedroom next to a window that overlooks Ligonier Street, Latrobe. More...

Lifestyles

St. Vincent writers series gets underway Oct. 20

St. Vincent College will present three visiting writers this fall in its Visiting Writers Series. The first presenter is Daniel Borzutzky at 5 p.m. Oct. 20 in the Fred M. Rogers Center at St. Vincent College. Admission is free and open to the public. More...

Westmoreland Cultural Trust to hold fashion show

Westmoreland Cultural Trust’s 12th annual Runway Fashion Show fundraising event will be held on Oct. 19 at The Palace Theatre, 21 West Otterman St., Greensburg. More...

Events of Area Interest

WSO, Beach Boys shows at Palace Theatre More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Police investigate break-in at Homer City plant More...

EWCTC sets lofty goals for voluntary random drug screening program

Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center (EWCTC) officials would like to see 75 percent of the student population participate in the school’s voluntary random drug screening program. More...

Entities to address Act 537 issues at meeting with DEP

Attorneys representing entities related to the Act 537 stormwater management plan are scheduled to meet with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) next month in the hopes of addressing issues with the plan, engineer Ed Schmitt More...

UTS hold off on decision for land near restaurant

Unity Township Supervisors on Tuesday heard testimony regarding a change in the zoning of a parcel of land adjacent to Giannilli’s II Restaurant and Lounge, but held off on making a decision until a later date. More...

Derry Twp. farmer files lawsuit against vet, clinic

A Derry Township farmer who rescues abandoned donkeys and nurses them back to health has filed a civil lawsuit against a local veterinarian and her clinic for a botched routine castration procedure. More...

Blue Mass scheduled at SVC on Sunday

St. Vincent Archabbey, College and Seminary and the Diocese of Greensburg will hold a Blue Mass at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 2 in the St. More...

GL homecoming court

Greater Latrobe Senior High School’s 2016 Homecoming Court includes: Sophomore Gianna Ferry; freshmen Morgan Chen and Angela Nolan; seniors Hannah Cline, Emily Stein, Kendall Belak, Ally White More...

Local & State News

Court blocks pro-industry provisions of gas drilling law

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

High court strikes down casino payments to host communities

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Pittsburgh Tribune- Review to become online-only newspaper

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review newspaper plans to stop its print edition Nov. 30 and offer an online-only publication in a reorganization that will also require 106 layoffs, its publisher announced Wednesday. More...

World News

Trump’s stance on nuclear restraint is ambiguous

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump’s ambiguous answer to a debate question on nuclear restraint raised doubts about his understanding of the issue. More...

Despite harsh reviews, Trump resists new debate approach

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) - Unmoved by harsh debate reviews, a defiant Donald Trump showed no sign Wednesday of embracing any big changes before his second faceoff with Hillary Clinton, pressing ahead with a strategy focused on speaking directly to h More...

Union launches boycott of Trump companies amid Vegas dispute

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Union members are calling the public to boycott Donald Trump’s businesses nationwide because he isn’t negotiating a contract with Las Vegas hotel workers. UNITE HERE announced the effort this week. More...

Sports

Even though they have no wins to show for it, Wildcats continue to improve

Now try to defend McKeesport Area’s triple-option

Even though Greater Latrobe doesn’t have anything to show for it — at least in terms of wins — head coach Jason Marucco has been saying all along that the Wildcats have been steadily improving. More...

Lady Trojans defeat Charleroi Area again in girls soccer; LV falls to Windber Area

The Derry Area girls’ soccer team did it again. The Lady Trojans scored another enormous victory against perennial Class A power Charleroi Area, 1-0, during a WPIAL Class 3-AA contest played Wednesday at Derry Stadium. More...

Supreme Court asked to block $1 billion NFL concussion settlement

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A second petition has been filed asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reject the $1 billion settlement of NFL concussion lawsuits because of how it treats current brain injuries versus future ones. More...

Entertainment

Alec Baldwin’s very big deal: Playing Donald Trump on ‘SNL’

NEWYORK (AP) — “Saturday Night Live” has made a YUGE decision: It has chosen Alec Baldwin to impersonate GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. More...

Fan drops ring during televised Yankee Stadium engagement

NEW YORK (AP) — In the end, Andrew Fox wasn’t charged with an error. More...

Jennifer Lopez is back in judge’s chair for dance show

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jennifer Lopez is stepping in front of the camera for NBC’s new “World of Dance” competition series. More...

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