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2017 county airshow to be dedicated to Palmer

Westmoreland County Airport Authority officials announced on Tuesday that next year’s county airshow will be dedicated to the late Arnold Palmer.  The 2017 Shop ‘n Save Westmoreland County Airshow program will feature a cover photo o More...

General News

1st of 2 teens gets prison for marijuana heist slaying

BEDFORD, Pa. (AP) — One of two teenagers who killed a Pennsylvania woman and her dog so they could steal marijuana from her has been sentenced to 60 years to life in prison.  More...

Pike county again rounding up free Halloween candy

MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — It’s no small trick for some people to afford to hand out Halloween treats, that’s why an eastern Pennsylvania group is stepping in to help.  More...

State police fire marshals probing blaze

TYRONE, Pa. More...

Sports

LV’s Klinchock qualifies for PIAA Class AA golf regional

Ligonier Valley’s Sara Klinchock is headed to the PIAA Class AA Western Regional Golf Championships.  Klinchock qualified for the state playoffs after finishing fourth overall at the District 6 Class AA Girls’ Golf Championships at S More...

GL falls in straight games, LV sweeps in girls’ volleyball

The Greater Latrobe girls’ volleyball team took a straightgames loss against Penn-Trafford on Tuesday, while Ligonier Valley swept Purchase Line during respective WPIAL Class Section 3-AAAA and District 6 Heritage Conference matches played on T More...

Smithley’s NASCAR Xfinity season continues despite setbacks

Garrett Smithley finally caught a break as NASCAR’s Xfinity Series rolled into Charlotte Motor Speedway last weekend.  Smithley, a Ligonier native who now calls Charlotte, N.C., home, didn’t have to go anywhere while rain associated More...

Lifestyles

GCSB to host Dance for a Cause Saturday

The Glass City Swing Band will host a Dance for a Cause 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Jeannette American Legion Post 344. All are welcome. More...

IUP scholarship recipient

Jessica Startari, a Blairsville student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, was selected for an Addison Gibson Foundation Scholarship, the Indiana campus reported this week.  More...

BodyWorks exhibit to open Saturday at CSC

Visitors to Carnegie Science Center will have a new way to explore the biology of the human form thanks to a new permanent exhibit, BodyWorks. More...

Breaking News - 10/12/2016 12:09 PM

Blairsville forfeits Friday football game to Ligonier Valley

Blairsville school activities cancelled due to two student deaths

Two recent deaths of Blairsville student-athletes and a death of a recent graduate have prompted the Blairsville-Saltsburg School District to cancel school activites at Blairsville High School. More...

Proposed strip mine may close Ligonier Township roadway

Ligonier Township officials want to dig deeper into a proposed strip mining project that could close an unofficial shortcut to town for as long as two years.  More...

Plans in motion to disband Latrobe Parking Authority

A tentative agreement is in place to disband the Latrobe Parking Authority and turn its operations over to the city, Latrobe officials said Tuesday.  Councilman Robert “Stuffy” Forish said that the agreement comes after a recent meet More...

Latrobe dogs poisoned in vicious attack are recovering

Melissa Sabella let her dog Mr. Jingles go outside into her yard on Miller Street on Thursday afternoon like she’s done countless times, but this time, something wasn’t right. More...

Local & State News

GOP senator seeks distance from Trump

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — The U.S. Senate’s most moderate female Republican on Tuesday portrayed Sen. More...

Whitney-Hostetter VFD September call reports

According to Fire Chief/Secretary Tony Matuszky, the Whitney- Hostetter Volunteer Fire Department was very busy last month.  More...

Comcast fined $2.3 M to end mischarging probe

NEW YORK (AP) — Government regulators are fining Comcast $2.3 million, saying the cable giant has charged customers for stuff they never ordered, like premium channels or extra cable boxes.  More...

World News

New challenges in Syria as militants weaponized drones

WASHINGTON (AP) - Militant groups like Hezbollah and the Islamic State group have learned how to weaponize surveillance drones and use them against each other, adding a new twist to Syria’s civil war, a U.S. military official and others say. More...

Unshackled, Trump unleashes aggressive attacks on his own party

WASHINGTON (AP) - The “shackles” gone, Donald Trump stepped up his fierce attacks on his own party leaders Tuesday, promising to teach Republicans who oppose him a lesson and fight for the presidency “the way I want to.”  More...

Closed US restaurants, damaged homes: Matthew may cost $10B

(AP) — For a storm that inflicted less damage than many had feared, Hurricane Matthew nevertheless impaired or destroyed more than 1 million structures, forced businesses from Florida to North Carolina to close and put thousands temporarily out More...

Health

Exercise, anger may trigger heart attack

If you’re angry or upset, you might want to simmer down before heading out for an intense run or gym workout. More...

Conn. wants to hold on to state-trained doctors

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials, concerned that graduates of its medical schools are fleeing the state, are looking for ways to encourage those freshly minted doctors to remain.  More...

Survey: Doctors’ political views may affect patient care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Politics in the exam room? A new study suggests patient care may vary depending on whether the doctor is a Democrat or a Republican — at least when it comes to some hot-button health issues like firearm safety.  More...

Entertainment

Nielsen’s top televison programs for Oct. 3-9

NEWYORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Oct. 3-9. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership. 1. NFL Football: N.Y. Giants at Green Bay, NBC, 16.62 million. 2. “Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick,” NBC, 14.81 million. 3. More...

‘Stayin’ Alive’ disco beat helps save worker’s life

NEWYORK (AP) — A subway worker has survived an electrocution on the third rail thanks to a co-worker performing CPR to the beat of the 1977 Bee Gees disco hit “Stayin’Alive.”  Monique Brathwaite told the Daily News she re More...

Tonight’s the knight: Rod Stewart becomes Sir Rod

LONDON (AP) — Sir Rod, you wear it well.  Rocker Rod Stewart donned tartan trousers — a nod to his Scottish heritage — and a scarlet-trimmed military-style tunic to be knighted by Prince William at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday. More...

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