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Dad charged with selling heroin from maternity ward seeks admission to drug court

A Latrobe man charged with selling heroin in the Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital maternity ward room where people were visiting his newborn daughter Oct. More...

State police to make random school visits

Pennsylvania State Police stations in Greensburg and Kiski Valley will be randomly visiting schools in their main jurisdictions starting Monday, Feb. 26.  More...

New Derry woman spared prison term for scamming Victoria’s Secret

A New Derry woman who stole roughly $30,000 from Victoria’s Secret through an online scam has been spared a prison term.  Charlene Moff instead was sentenced Thursday to two years of probation. More...

General News

GOP, Dem governors push national health care compromise

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A bipartisan group of governors working to strike compromise on hot-button policy issues will take on the health care question at an event Friday.  More...

Trump endorses raising minimum age to 21 for more weapons

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday endorsed a higher minimum age for buying certain rifles and tighter background checks for purchasers, saying “there’s nothing more important than protecting our children,” amid a public outcry for More...

Trump wants to ban bump stocks; ATF doesn’t know if it can

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has ordered his Justice Department to work toward banning rapid-fire bump stocks like the ones used in last year’s Las Vegas massacre— but officials aren’t sure they can. More...

Sports

Wildcats relish underdog role as they prepare for clash with top-seeded Mount Lebanon

Greater Latrobe boys’ basketball coach Brad Wetzel has no problem playing the underdog role. Wetzel and the Wildcats are certainly happy to be advancing to the next round of the WPIAL Class 6A playoffs at this point in the season. More...

’Cats continue football career

Two Greater Latrobe football players recently signed letters of intent to continue their careers at NCAA Division II schools that are members of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. More...

Improving GL wrestlers ready for start of individual competition

Section tourney Saturday at Kiski Area High School

We often here that this sporting event or that one is not a sprint, but a marathon. More...

Lifestyles

SERVICE PERSONNEL FROM THE AREA

West Newton native receives Blue Angels crest

Cmdr. Eric Doyle, flight leader for the U.S. More...

Celebrate Red Cross Month by giving blood in March

During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood.  More...

Campus Corner

St. Vincent junior installed as judicial intern for spring

U.S. Magistrate Judge William H. Baughman Jr. of Cleveland, Ohio, installed Jessica DeLong of Shamokin, a junior politics major and history minor at St. Vincent College, as a judicial intern on Feb. More...

Derry school board hears changes to programs of study

Derry Area principals briefed school board members Thursday on changes to the district’s programs of study, including elementary technology upgrades and four proposed class additions at the high school. More...

Eastwood Inn owners plan boutique wine shop and eatery

After two-and-a-half years operating Ligonier’s historic Eastwood Inn, restaurateur Drue Spallholz is ready to take on a new culinary challenge by transforming a former lawn and garden store into a boutique-style wine and spirits shop and eatery. More...

Outside law firms to investigate sheriff’s office allegations

The Westmoreland County Commissioners hired two outside law firms to investigate allegations against the sheriff’s office and a counter-claim made by the department’s deputy sheriff at their meeting Thursday. More...

Ligonier Twp. planners approve subdivision, land development ordinance

A new subdivision and land development ordinance for Ligonier Township is one step closer to enactment. More...

Tet Party Saturday raises money for veterans

Mike Hirko of Waterford got his draft notice on his 19th birthday. The trouble with that news was that when the mail clerk sneaked up through the bushes to give it to him, Hirko was already in the U. S. More...

Local & State News

GOP congressmen challenge new Pennsylvania district map

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

New congressional map spurs more would-be candidates

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A new court-ordered map of congressional districts in Pennsylvania is spurring more would-be candidates to consider whether — and where — to run.  More...

Common Cause files Trump election complaint

Common Cause this week filed complaints with the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Election Commission (FEC) alleging reason to believe that American Media Inc.’s August 2016 payment of $150,000 to former Playboy Playmate Karen McDoug More...

World News

NRA accuses gun-control advocates of exploiting FL shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) - Leaders of the National Rifle Association on Thursday accused gun control advocates of exploiting the deadly Florida school shooting, striking a defiant tone amid a renewed debate over guns and school safety. More...

Trump comments points to deep divisions over arming teachers

Utah teacher Kasey Hansen says carrying a concealed weapon in school is “more of a solution” than hiding in a corner and waiting if an armed intruder enters the classroom. More...

Gun control bill OK’d by Oregon; 1st since Florida shooting

SALEM, Ore. More...

Education

Greater Latrobe takes second in CSC’s Chain Reaction Contraption Contest

Greater Latrobe Senior High School placed second overall at Carnegie Science Center’s 2017 Chain Reaction Contraption Contest on Dec. 8.  More...

DAHS students in District Chorus

Two Derry Area High School students, Lucas Snyder, grade 11, and Kiersten Stauffer, grade 12, were chosen by audition to participate in Pennsylvania Music Educator’s Association District I District Chorus Jan. 24-26. More...

Petrosoft partners with SVC; internships to be available

Petrosoft, a global provider of end-to-end retail solutions, has partnered with St. Vincent College to help accelerate the growth of the company’s Petrosoft Enterprise powered by SAP Business One’s implementation and support team. More...

Entertainment

Shooting survivors endure new assault — from online trolls

One student was teased about being a “brown, bald lesbian.” Another was the target of conspiracy theorists who claimed he was really an actor. More...

CBS News names Margaret Brennan as ‘Face the Nation’ anchor

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS News has named Margaret Brennan as moderator of the Sunday morning political talk show “Face the Nation,” replacing John Dickerson.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

No injuries reported in Unity Township crash   More...

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