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PennDOT to explore feasibility of western Pa. passenger rail service

Citing continued public interest, Gov. Tom Wolf said Friday that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) plans to take another look at adding passenger rail service between Altoona and Pittsburgh.  More...

General News

Is $1,100 too much for an iPhone? Get an older one for less

NEW YORK (AP) — The $1,100 price tag on Apple’s latest iPhone turned heads when the company announced it last week. More...

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

Rising oil prices haven’t hurt the US economy so far  More...

Fugitive accused of threatening Trump arrested in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Marshals Service says a Pennsylvania man accused of threatening President Donald Trump and law enforcement officials has been arrested in Ohio.  They say Shawn Richard Christy was arrested at 4:45 p.m. More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

‘Outlander’ Experiences in the Alleghenies

Verdant, rugged ridges rise vigorously on both sides of the valley, while, in-between, sits some rolling pastureland. Massive graywhite cumulus hover overhead, drifting under a brilliant blue sky.  More...

Bulletin Board

An update from Art Dira of the Veterans Memorial Plaza Committee: More...

Sports

Trojans throttle highly-touted, No. 2-ranked North Catholic

Derry Area left no doubt as to who is the best football team in the WPIAL Class 3A Big East Conference  Derry Area throttled highly touted North Catholic, shutting out the No. More...

Wildcats take out Falcs to earn first victory

It started out as a shootout and end as a blowout.  On Friday night at Memorial Stadium, Greater Latrobe earned its first victory of the season, a 49-14 drubbing of visiting Connellsville in a WPIAL Class 5A Big East Conference clash.  More...

Bowling Banter

Week of Sept. 10-16  More...

Entertainment

Movie review: Michael Moore takes on Trump — via Flint, Michigan

“I hope he never does one on me,” Donald Trump once said of Michael Moore.  It was in 1998, on Roseanne Barr’s syndicated talk show. More...

Movie review: ‘Life Itself’is star-studded, earnest but lacking

Hallmark sentimentality, passionate defenses of Bob Dylan’s “Time Out of Mind” and horrific head traumas are thrown together in Dan Fogelman’s “Life Itself ,” a curious cocktail of a movie from the “This is U More...

Movie review: ‘House With a Clock’ is a real time suck

The 10-year-old hero at the center of the film “The House With a Clock in Its Walls” likes to look up words in the dictionary, like “foreboding” and “indomitable.” He might want to be familiar with the term “ More...

Pennsylvania dioceses consider victims’ compensation fund

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Tastyland, Gallery and other fundraisers benefiting AFA

Action For Animals Humane Society (AFA) has a number of fundraisers scheduled in the next couple of months, and the support couldn’t be coming at a better time.  More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, SEPT. 24   10 a.m., Westmoreland County Prison Board, prison  6:30 p.m., Latrobe City Council, agenda prep, City Hall  TUESDAY, SEPT. More...

PennDOT, state police urge child safety seat checks

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) urge motorists to use safety seat check resources as part of National Child Passenger Safety Week from Sept. 23-29. Additionally, Saturday, Sept. More...

Philadelphia Zoo’s colorful douc langur monkey is euthanized

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Zoo says a 21-yearold red-shanked douc langur monkey has been euthanized due to a serious decline in health.  The zoo says the female primate named Toi had a variety of agerelated medical issues and was More...

World News

Obama turns focus on Pennsylvania, hopes to boost Democrats

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Barack Obama turned his political attention Friday to Pennsylvania - a state Donald Trump won in 2016. The former president campaigned in Philadelphia with two leading Democrats running for re-election, Gov. Tom Wolf and U.S. More...

Race central to Chicago case, even if jury doesn’t hear it

CHICAGO (AP) - In front of jurors in the trial of a white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the shooting of a black teenager, race is hardly mentioned at all. More...

AP sources: Rosenstein spoke of possible secret Trump taping

WASHINGTON (AP) - Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed secretly recording President Donald Trump last year amid law enforcement concerns about chaos in the White House, according to people familiar with exchanges at the time. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:  I would like to direct this short letter to the administration of our local hospitals. I do find the care OK, but have you seen the commercials for the new show on TV — “The New Amsterdam?”  More...

Lifestyles

Fort Ligonier Chapter DAR focuses on ‘Treasure Our Veterans’

Everitt Meer, president of the Pennsylvania Society of the Children of the American Revolution (CAR), was guest speaker at the September meeting of the Fort Ligonier Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) meeting held at Carol & Dave& More...

Unit 515 earns Pa. award, plans autumn activities

American Legion Auxiliary Thomas B. Anderson Unit 515 will conduct its next meeting and a Grocery Bingo on Monday, Oct. 8, at the Latrobe post home.  The announcement was among those made at Unit 515’s Sept. More...

Phipps to observe Science Engagement Week Sept. 26-29

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, One Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, will host a series of activities that will engage all ages through scientific discovery during Science Engagement Week held Sept. 26 to 29.  More...

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