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Latrobe man jailed after allegedly entering home, threatening man

A Latrobe man who served prison time for his role as part of a group that in 2010 attacked a man with a claw hammer is in Westmoreland County Prison accused of breaking into a Latrobe home and pulling a knife on a friend he suspected of having a roma More...

Historical society to give Arthur St. ClairAwards

The Greensburg Art Center, the Stahlstown Flax Scutching Festival and Michael Mance, who documents the region’s industrial history through social media, will be the recipients of Arthur St. More...

General News

$100M lawsuit filed over Michigan Marine recruit’s death

DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan family of a Marine recruit has filed a $100 million lawsuit alleging his fatal plunge in a stairwell was the result of negligence by officers and others.  More...

Atlanta woman who put two toddlers in oven, turned it on, charged with murder

ATLANTA (AP) — A warrant says an Atlanta woman put her two young sons in an oven and turned it on. More...

Trump: Drug czar nominee, Rep. Marino, withdrawing his name

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. More...

Editorial

Curtailing or eliminating park and rec services only cuts off our nose to spite face

Roald Dahl, the celebrated author, wrote a delightfully disgusting story for children about a wretched, extra-specially horrible couple named Mr. and Mrs. Twit. More...

Congress blocking a crucial part of Obamacare

The Obamacare debate has been out of whack from the start. Republicans have criticized the wrong things, allowing Democrats to ignore the Affordable Care Act’s biggest flaws. More...

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Lifestyles

Latrobe High School Class of 1947 celebrates 70th anniversary at country club

Latrobe High School Class of 1947 celebrated its 70th-anniversary reunion Saturday at Latrobe Country Club, an appropriate choice as Arnold Palmer was a member of the Latrobe Class of ’47.  More...

WMAA’s Big Art Party to mark 2nd anniversary of renovation, expansion

To celebrate its second year of operation following a significant renovation and expansion project completed in 2015, The Westmoreland Museum of American Art will host its second annual Big Art Party 7:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. More...

Campus Corner

Pastor speaks with SVC students in theology class about Lutheran-Catholic dialog

Pastor Donald McCoid (center), who served as executive for ecumenical and interreligious relations in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America from 2007 to 2015, spoke with students in a theology class at St.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

One injured in Mount Pleasant Township crash   State police at Greensburg report one person was injured in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Route 981 and Mount Pleasant Road in Mount Pleasant Township on Wednesday, Oct. 11.  More...

Derry council to consider new kennel service provider

Derry Borough Council is considering another option for its annual animal control service contact. Dawn Welsher, owner of Sable Kennel in McKeesport, provided council with details about her animal rescue business at Monday’s regular meeting. More...

Police nab couple accused of forcing boy to provide urine to pass drug tests

State police have apprehended a Greensburg couple wanted on charges of child endangerment and other charges Monday in Unity Township.  According to police, troopers took Robert Paul Geschke, 30, and Jennifer Eliza Thompson, 30, into custody arou More...

Project FitAmerica at DAMS Wednesday

Derry Area School District administrators, teachers and students will be joined by Excela Health officials to celebrate the launch of Project Fit America (PFA) at Derry Area Middle School at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18. More...

Traffic pattern change in effect on Route 22

A new traffic pattern is in effect on Route 22 as construction work continues on the bridge at the Westmoreland Indiana county line. More...

Local & State News

FBI nabs 2 women suspected of bank heist try dressed as nuns

TANNERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The FBI has charged two women with trying to rob a bank in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains while dressed as nuns.  More...

Cops: Pittsburgh Uber driver kidnapped, fondled female rider

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An off-duty Uber driver has been jailed on charges he kidnapped a woman who called for a ride in downtown Pittsburgh, and sexually fondled her, too.  West View police say the suspect, 30-year-old Soumana Dao, wasn’t More...

Gov. Wolf blames Trump, Congress for spiking health coverage cost

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

World News

Trump getting more open to chatting in public

WASHINGTON (AP) - Reporters were seated in the White House briefing room awaiting an appearance by press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Monday when a call went out over a loudspeaker to head to the Rose Garden. More...

Trump, McConnell make a show of unity, despite tensions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell have reaffirmed their alliance in a Rose Garden news conference that also underscored their sharp differences.  The president claimed they were longtime friends; the reserved Senate Republ More...

Californians brace for emotional toll from wildfires

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - A week after fleeing wildfires, tens of thousands of Californians are drifting back into their neighborhoods.  Some will face the prospect of destroyed homes. More...

Sports

GL’s Pevarnik just misses making cut for state golf tournament

BLAIRSVILLE — Brady Pevarnik spent a long time staring at the scoreboard on the porch at the clubhouse at Chestnut Ridge Golf Resort Monday afternoon. More...

Lady Wildcats’ Stas, Kemerer reach section doubles’ final

DA duo falls in quarterfinals

Heading into the WPIAL Section 1-AAA Doubles Tournament, Greater Latrobe’s Maddie Stas knew she and her No. 1 doubles’ teammate Addison Kemerer were talented enough to play for a section title.  More...

First-half goals lift Rams past Trojans

The Ligonier Valley boys’ soccer team used a pair of first-half goals to slip past host Derry Area, 3-1, in exhibition play Monday at Derry Stadium. More...

Entertainment

Activist burns Nazi- Confederate flag near NASCAR speedway

LINCOLN, Ala. (AP) — A Pennsylvania attorney burned a combination Confederate-Nazi flag near a major NASCAR race in Alabama.  More...

Researchers discover vulnerability affecting Wi-Fi security

(AP) — Security researchers have discovered a Wi-Fi network vulnerability that could allow attackers to steal sensitive information or spread malicious software while someone is logged into a computer or mobile device. More...

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