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Airport authority member: Las Vegas flights were ‘a growing business’

Westmoreland County Airport Authority board member Don Rossi expressed disappointment on Tuesday over Spirit Airlines’ decision to discontinue flights from Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Unity Township to Las Vegas, Nev.  Last week, the More...

Ligonier Y expansion

Construction is under way on the Ligonier Valley YMCA expansion on the corner of North Market Street and Church Street in Ligonier. Fort Construction Group Inc. is the contractor for the job. More...

General News

Missing Texas dog found 900 miles away in Florida

ORANGE PARK, Fla. More...

2 ex-presidents witness wounded veteran’s proposal

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — A soldier who was badly wounded in Afghanistan has proposed to his girlfriend in Maine while two former presidents looked on.  More...

Accident closes Turnpike between New Stanton and Breezewood

An 86-mile section of the Pennsylvania Turnpike this morning was closed in both directions between the New Stanton Interchange and the Breezewood Interchange as a result of a truck accident at milepost 138 eastbound. More...

Sports

LV’s Smith invited to play in prestigious NUC All-American football game

Ligonier Valley quarterback Collin Smith can now be considered one of the best high school football players in the country.  Smith was one of 100 of the top juniors nationwide invited to Myrtle Beach, S.C., at the end of December to play in the More...

Steelers sign kicker Hartley to replace injured Suisham

The Pittsburgh Steelers replaced the most accurate kicker in team history with a former Super Bowl champion.  The Steelers signed Garrett Hartley on Tuesday after Shaun Suisham injured his left knee in a preseason loss to Minnesota on Sunday nig More...

Veterans return to Steelers’ practice

The Pittsburgh Steelers returned to practice and so did many veterans who missed the team’s preseason opener Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.  The first two weeks of training camp practices featured several days off and easier days of More...

Lifestyles

Latrobe BPW to open 86th year Aug. 20; cutoff Aug. 16

Latrobe Business and Professional Women’s Club (BPW) will begin its 86th club year with a dinner meeting 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. More...

Ligonier Valley BPW eyes Luxury Bash, next meeting

The Business and Professional Women’s Club of Ligonier Valley is making final plans for its annual Luxury Bash slated for noon Sunday, Sept. 20, at Antiochian Village, located on Route 711 north of Ligonier.  More...

Events of Area Interest

Kingston Auxiliary banquet Aug. 18   The Ladies’ Auxiliary to the Kingston Veteran’s and Sportsman’s Association will hold its annual banquet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, in the club social hall. More...

Breaking News - 8/12/2015 1:02 PM

Pennsylvania top prosecutor: Charges tied to porn emails

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Former Eastern Derry VFD chief, wife/secretary facing theft charges

After a year-long state police investigation, a former fire chief and his wife are facing felony charges for allegedly stealing more than $67,000 from the Eastern Derry Volunteer Fire Department.  More...

Commissioners to consider proposed park police, airport authority agreement

Westmoreland County Commissioners will meet this Thursday to consider approving an agreement with the Westmoreland County Airport Authority (WCAA) for the services of county park police officers at the properties owned and operated by the airport aut More...

Local & State News

State’s top prosecutor to discuss charges against her

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Facing pressure to resign, Pennsylvania’s top prosecutor plans to publicly discuss the criminal charges leveled against her last week in connection with an alleged political payback scheme.  More...

Carnegie Mellon University, GE Ventures create Robotics Hub

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Officials hope a new accelerator program and a $20 million venture fund started by Carnegie Mellon University and GE Ventures will draw the nation’s best advanced robotics firms to Pittsburgh and convince those already t More...

Police: Recued boy, 3, followed dad back into burning home

SHARON, Pa. More...

World News

Kerry, top Democratic senator spar over consequences of Congress voting down Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry sparred Tuesday with the lone Democratic senator to publicly oppose last month’s historic Iran nuclear deal, saying there was no way the U.S. More...

US intelligence officials confident they can catch Iran cheating, but skeptics are doubtful

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran’s intelligence agencies have penetrated CIA front companies, executed Western agents and captured a sophisticated U.S. drone. More...

Kids with cancer get futuristic fertility chance; experimental tissue-freezing even for babies

CHICAGO (AP) — Barely 2 years old, Talia Pisano is getting tough treatment for kidney cancer that spread to her brain. She’s also getting a chance at having babies of her own someday.  More...

Health

Kids with cancer get futuristic chance at saving fertility

CHICAGO (AP) — Barely 2 years old, Talia Pisano is getting tough treatment for kidney cancer that spread to her brain. She’s also getting a chance at having babies of her own someday.  More...

Novavax: Study indicates its vaccine effective vs. RSV

TRENTON, N.J. More...

Surprising signs you’re suffering from allergies

And tips to help you manage them

(StatePoint) — When you think of seasonal allergies, sneezing may come to mind first. But there’s a lot more to allergies than “achoo,” say experts.  According to allergist Dr. More...

Entertainment

The Goldilocks syndrome persists for choosing movie seats

NEW YORK (AP) — Too close! Too far back! Middle? No way, aisle.  When it comes to where you plant yourself in a movie theater, you’re either a seat-specific Goldilocks or you’re with one.  More...

With virtual reality, a 360-degree view inside Syria

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The latest frontier in virtual reality could be closer to reality than fantasy.  More...

Jeb Bush is opening night guest for Colbert’s ‘Late Show’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush will be an opening-night guest on Stephen Colbert’s latenight show.  In a tweet posted Tuesday, the former “Colbert Report” host said Bush will join him on the More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Drug violations in Latrobe   Latrobe police report that on May 23, Alexander Ober, 21, of Latrobe, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia after a routine traffic stop near the intersection of M More...

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