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Trial continues for man accused in 2016 Latrobe shooting death

A Westmoreland Count jury on Tuesday heard opening statements and evidence against one of three men accused in the murder of a man during a botched robbery outside a Latrobe home in 2016.  Westmoreland County District Attorney John Peck and a co More...

Report: Pennsylvania priests abused more than 1,000 children

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A priest raped a 7-year-old girl while he was visiting her in the hospital after she’d had her tonsils removed. Another priest forced a 9-year-old boy into having oral sex, then rinsed out the boy’s mouth with holy water. More...

Airport officials still waiting to hear from Southern Airways

Westmoreland County Airport Authority officials said they did their part. Now, they’re waiting to hear back from Southern Airways Express regarding the status of bringing flights to Arnold Palmer Regional Airport.  More...

General News

Parkland students start school year with tightened security

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High may notice some changes Wednesday as they begin their first school year since a gunman opened fire on campus. More...

Hawaii marker to honor hundreds of WWII prisoners of war

HONOLULU (AP) — A 96-year-old former U.S. Army veteran who was held prisoner by Japan during World War II will help dedicate a memorial stone to other prisoners of war at a national cemetery in Honolulu. More...

14-year-old boy dies after accidental shooting

BURIEN, Wash. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy is dead after authorities say he was shot by a friend while they were reportedly playing with a gun in a Seattle suburb.  King County Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. More...

Lifestyles

PCT: ‘Disney’s Aladdin’ tour stop Aug. 22 to Sept. 9 at Benedum Center

Casting has been announced for the Pittsburgh engagement of “Disney’s Aladdin.” The hit Broadway musical will begin performances in Pittsburgh at the Benedum Center, 237 7th Street, on Wednesday, Aug. More...

Latrobe Unit 515 2018-19 opener planned for Sept. 10

The American Legion Auxiliary Thomas B. Anderson Unit 515 this week announced its next monthly meeting will be conducted 12:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, in the post home, 1811 Ligonier St., Latrobe. Lunch will be served.  More...

‘Mama Won’t Fly’ to continue Aug. 16-18 at Apple Hill

“Mama Won’t Fly” will be continue 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 16, 17 and 18, at Apple Hill Playhouse, 275 Manor Road, Delmont.  More...

GLSD plans to approve letter for legal services regarding LES project

Inclement weather, humidity slow construction progress

The Greater Latrobe School District, at next Tuesday’s regular meeting, plans to approve a letter of engagement for legal services with a construction attorney regarding the new Latrobe Elementary School construction project.  More...

Ligonier Township Supervisors approve SALDO, zoning map changes

Ligonier Township officials have approved a new planning tool plus zoning map corrections that will immediately go into effect.  More...

Grand jury report details decades of abuse by Pa. priests

HARRISBURG — At least 20 priests of the Greensburg Roman Catholic Diocese allegedly committed sexual abuse with boys and girls in their pastoral care over seven decades, according to a scathing statewide grand jury report released Tuesday by st More...

WCAA praises workers, others for successful airshow

By all accounts, the 2018 Shop ‘n Save Westmoreland County Airshow was a hit. Mother Nature cooperated. Spectators came out in droves. More...

Local & State News

Simple ways to kick bad habits

(Metro) — Bad habits run the gamut, from the relatively innocuous, such as biting one's nails, to the potentially deadly, such as smoking tobacco. More...

Successful prevention methods for UTIs

(Metro) — Many people can recognize the tell-tale signs of urinary tract infections because of past experiences with this common condition. More...

Early signs of Parkinson’s disease

(Metro) — Despite affecting roughly 10 million people worldwide, Parkinson's disease, a neurodegenerative disorder, remains a mystery to many people.  More...

Sports

Steelers to get closer look at young quarterbacks against Green Bay

The Pittsburgh Steelers plan to get a closer look at their two most recent draft picks at quarterback. More...

Zambruno-Miller match highlights PSWGA Amateur quarter finals

If Olivia Zambruno is to advance out of today’s matchplay quarterfinals of the Pennsylvania State Women’s Golf Association, she will have to get past the defending champ. More...

Pevarnik experiences two different rounds in Williamson Cup

UPPER ST. CLAIR — Brady Pevarnik was confused, disappointed and had no immediate answers upon completing his part in the 55th Williamson Cup Matches at South Hills Country Club Tuesday.  More...

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