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Arnold Palmer Regional Airport awarded $375K in state funds

Arnold Palmer Regional Airport was awarded $375,000 in state funding on Monday to acquire equipment to remove and prevent ice build-up on its aircraft. More...

Ligonier Borough PC gives Markosky building green light

Ligonier Borough’s planning committee decided to recommend that council approve an application for a combination retail, office and residential building on Main Street. More...

General News

Pittsburgh chief target of police union no confidence tally

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh’s police union is surveying officers about Chief Cameron McLay in advance of a “no confidence” vote planned next month. More...

Couple offers $500 reward for missing potbellied therapy pig

ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania couple is offering a $500 reward for the safe return of their missing potbellied pig, who also serves as a therapy animal. The Vietnamese potbellied pig named Charlotte was last seen July 11. More...

Police investigate 18-ton copper theft from railcar plant

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — State police say someone has stolen about 18 tons of copper welding cable from a central Pennsylvania railcar plant. More...

Editorial

Commentary

Addressing childhood hunger in the U.S.

It would not be a stretch of the imagination to presume that if you are reading this column, you will have not experienced hunger today. Yet, the same cannot be said for many young children in El Paso, across the United States and worldwide. More...

GUEST EDITORIALS

State must get handle on OT The $250 million in overtime costs Pennsylvania paid out to state workers last year is an eye-opening number. More...

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Lifestyles

Trip to Erie County Oct. 1; reservations due by Sept. 9

The Westmoreland County Historical Society is sponsoring a day-long motor-coach trip from Greensburg to Erie County on Saturday, Oct. 1. Stops will include the Hagen History Center, the Erie Maritime Museum and U.S. More...

Annual Wine Experience to aid memorial gardens

The Sandyvale Wine Experience committee has another weekend planned — the Sandyvale Wine Dinner on Friday, Sept. 9, and the Sandyvale Wine Festival on Saturday, Sept. 10. More...

Wedding Announcement

Manda Jo Halula, Stephen Hall wed

Manda Jo Halula of Latrobe and Stephen Hall of Latrobe pledged vows of marriage Saturday, June 18, 2016, in St. Benedict Church, Marguerite. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Drugs delivered to Unity Twp. address State police at Greensburg report at noon Thursday, Aug. 18, suboxone films were delivered to an address on American Legion Road in Unity Township. Derry woman cited for harassment after altercation More...

Burning question: Should Latrobe allow recreational fires?

Things got a little heated Monday night as Latrobe residents and officials debated a hot-button issue: Whether or not to permit recreational burning within the city limits. More...

3 seeking to join Latrobe council after councilwoman’s resignation

Following the resignation of former Latrobe councilwoman Trisha Caldwell-Cravener earlier this month, three residents have put their names in the hat in the hopes they are selected by Latrobe City Council to fill the empty seat. More...

Accounting change provides county $7 million windfall

An annual audit has revealed an accounting change resulting in a $7 million windfall that will be added to the Westmoreland County’s surplus budget fund. More...

Energy efficiency keys DEP’s Climate Change Action Plan update

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Local & State News

Giffords’ gun safety group endorses Toomey re-election

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gun-control politics put down more roots in Pennsylvania’s race for U.S. More...

Roller coaster gets stuck at Hersheypark, riders evacuated

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — A roller coaster somehow got stuck at a Pennsylvania amusement park and riders had to be evacuated from the structure, marking the second time a coaster has stopped working at the park in less than a week. More...

Crews free man stuck between buildings after bid to impress

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Crews have rescued a man who became trapped between two buildings in Pittsburgh, reportedly after trying to jump from one rooftop to another to impress a woman he had just met. More...

World News

Trump’s stamina attack on Clinton stirs talk of gender bias

NEW YORK (AP) - Donald Trump and his Republican allies say Hillary Clinton is weak, lacks stamina and doesn’t look presidential. More...

Hunting for the root of immigration woes? Look to past

WASHINGTON (AP) - For more than a decade, lawmakers have been pointing at their counterparts to take the blame for what just about everyone agrees is a broken immigration system. More...

Fists not football: Brain injuries seen in domestic assaults

CHICAGO (AP) - There are no bomb blasts or collisions with burly linemen in Susan Contreras’ past. Her headaches, memory loss and bouts of confused thinking were a mystery until doctors suggested a probable cause: domestic violence. More...

Sports

GL expected to name former wrestler Mike Ciotti as coach

It didn’t take long for the open head wrestling coaching position at Greater Latrobe to be filled. A month ago, Tad Harbert turned in his resignation so he could move to Eastern Pennsylvania, where his wife had gotten a teaching job. More...

Garrison tourney ‘learning experience’ for youthful GL, LV golf teams

Most times, when you hear a coach refer to a just-completed event as “a learning experience,” it’s pretty much a given that things didn’t go particularly well. More...

Steelers’ Dupree primed for breakout season

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers’ linebacker Bud Dupree hopes he’s setting himself up for a breakout second season. More...

Entertainment

Clinton: Trump health allegations ‘wacky strategy’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hillary Clinton pushed back Monday against charges that she’s physically unfit for the White House. More...

Doherty settles with ex-managers she said mismanaged money

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Court records show Shannen Doherty has settled a lawsuit against her former business managers, who she accused of leaving her without health insurance and caused a delay in doctors diagnosing her with breast cancer. More...

Counterfeit pain pills likely came to Prince illegally

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The disclosure that some pills found at Prince’s Paisley Park home and studio were counterfeit and contained the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl strongly suggests the pills came to the superstar musician illegally. More...

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