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State bill halts planners’ work on Ligonier Borough cell tower laws

Ligonier Borough’s planning commission on Tuesday halted work on amending the town’s cell tower laws while it researches how proposed state legislation could usurp municipalities’ authority to regulate wireless communication systems. More...

Dog(gone) it!

Lowe’s has something for everyone. Sixteen month old German shepherd Daisy came with her owner Jason Koski of Latrobe and Ann Casale on a shopping trip on Sunday. More...

General News

Powerball Jackpot-Top 10 largest US Jackpots

(AP) — An estimated jackpot of $700 million is up for grabs in the Powerball lottery draw on Wednesday night — potentially the secondlargest lottery payout in the nation. Here is a look at the 10 largest U.S. More...

Auto theft suspect arrested after stopping to watch eclipse

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say an auto theft suspect who wanted to watch the moon blot out the sun instead has a blot on his record. More...

Teen missing for 11 days found OK in Tennessee national park

MARYVILLE, Tenn. More...

Sports

Smithley endures long night at Bristol Speedway’s NASCAR Xfinity series race

Ligonier native Garrett Smithley isn’t having the kind of season in the NASCAR Xfinity series that he was expecting. Crashes and mistakes have put a damper on the season todate, and the bad luck continued Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway. More...

Bulletin to publish football section

Hey football fans! You know what time it is! That’s right, it just about the start of your favorite football season. With that in mind, be sure to purchase a copy of the Friday, Aug.  More...

W&J edges SVC in PAC men’s cross-country preseason coaches’ poll

After being selected second in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference men’s crosscountry preseason coaches’ poll in 2016 and running to a third-place finish at the conference’s annual championships, Washington & Jefferson is More...

Lifestyles

WC Chamber’s annual business meeting slated

The Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce is proud to honor excellence in local business at the 2017 Awards Luncheon & Annual Business Meeting in October.  The Annual Business Meeting is held each fall to recognize the organization’s More...

Westmoreland Cultural Trust presents two shows next month at Greensburg Garden & Civic Center that reveal the stories behind compelling women in U.S. More...

Church news

Latrobe   Holy Family Parish in Latrobe will begin offering guided tours of the newly restored church from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26.  Future dates will be announced. More...

GLSD accepts grants totaling close to $300,000

Approves previously-discussed land purchase beside admin building

The Greater Latrobe School Board accepted gifts, grants and donations totaling $289,585 during Tuesday’s regular meeting. More...

County reshuffles positions

A plan to combine social service programs will be deserted by Westmoreland County commissioners, who approved the reorganizing of administrative staff earlier this month.  More...

Trial set for babysitter present when 14-year-old boy shot friend

The babysitter who was there when a 14-year-old boy got access to a loaded gun and fatally shot his friend in Mount Pleasant will face child endangerment charges at a trial in November. More...

No quorum at UTZHB meeting

The Unity Township Zoning Hearing Board on Tuesday was unable to conduct a scheduled public hearing because of a lack of a quorum. Three members of the fiveperson board — Virginia Murphy, Jackie Nindel and Tim Thomas — were absent from the meeting. More...

It all adds up: SVC president & Dobbs

St. Vincent College (SVC) president Brother Norman W. More...

Local & State News

House GOP must get ‘act together’ on budget, governor says

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Movie prop money being passed as real in Pennsylvania town

ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) — Movie prop money is being passed as though it’s real in one western Pennsylvania city.  Aliquippa police have posted pictures of a fake $20 bill that was passed at a local business.  More...

Man seeks remains of woman convicted in collar bomb killing

ERIE, Pa. More...

World News

Saudi police arrest teenage boy for dancing in the street

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Saudi police have arrested a 14-year-old boy who was filmed dancing at an intersection in the Red Sea city of Jiddah.  More...

Officials say Trump’s Afghan plan involves 3,900 more troops

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump’s plan to end America’s longest war and eliminate Afghanistan’s rising extremist threat involves sending up to 3,900 additional U.S. troops, senior officials said Tuesday. More...

Trump revisits his Charlottesville comments in angry speech

PHOENIX (AP) - President Donald Trump opened his political rally in Phoenix with calls for unity and an assertion that “our movement is about love.” Then he erupted in anger.  More...

Health

State commissioner offers info on health insurance options for college students

As part of Pennsylvania Gov. More...

Five fitness tips that every teen (and parent) should read

There are a lot of good reasons for teens to engage in exercising regularly and stay fit.  More...

5 tips to get your kids on the veggie bandwagon

It’s Pennsylvania Produce Month, which makes it an opportune time to help kids taste — and, enjoy — Pennsylvania’s fresh bounty.  More...

Entertainment

Game of Thrones: Can Night King win with top-down economy?

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was dragons vs. More...

Mark Wahlberg tops Forbes list of highest-paid actors

NEW YORK (AP) — “Transformers: The Last Knight” star Mark Wahlberg has outmuscled Dwayne Johnson to become Hollywood’s highest-paid actor in the past year with a transforming income of $68 million, according to Forbes magazine More...

To E or not to E — USC didn’t in spelling Shakespeare’s name

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Visitors to the University of Southern California might be muttering, “What fools these mortals be,” as they stroll past a statue of the legendary queen of Troy and notice William Shakespeare’s name seemingl More...

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