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Derry council discusses revitalization project at community park

Dan Schmitt of Gibson-Thomas Engineering Co. Inc. stopped by Monday’s Derry Borough Council work session to discuss a revitalization project at the community park. More...

General News

Rates on short-term bills rose at US Treasury auction

WASHINGTON (AP) — Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills rose in Monday’s auction, with rates on six-month bills climbing to their highest level since October 2008. More...

Oil will keep flowing, but UN sanctions hit Pyongyang hard

TOKYO (AP) - North Korea will be feeling the pain of new United Nations sanctions targeting some of its biggest remaining foreign revenue streams. More...

Hurricanes drive addiction issues into public square

In the whir of preparations for Hurricane Irma, a needle exchange program in Miami’s Overtown neighborhood handed out extra syringes to heroin users. Others trying to break from the drug’s grasp picked up advance medication from methadone clinics. More...

Editorial

Driving in circles with GOP at wheel

Congress has two make-or-break items on its September calendar. More...

Opinion: Are youth football groups doing enough to protect kids from injury?

Is football too dangerous for kids to play? More...

Make ticket meaningful

GUEST EDITORIAL

Ever since a paying customer was dragged from a United Airlines flight in April for refusing to give up his seat to resolve the airline’s overbooking, airlines have announced policy changes. More...

Lifestyles

Reception, concert to honor Mary Oct. 8 at area chapel

The Diocesan Heritage Center will host “A Cultural Celebration of Mary, Mother of God,” a concert in honor of the 100th anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima 7 p.m. Oct. 8 in the St. More...

Go Pink Boots

‘By Hook or Crook’

I didn’t even come close. There was no yank at the end of my line, not so much as a tiny tug indicating I’d even briefly hooked one of the creatures swimming beneath the surf breaking on the beach. More...

‘Tough Guys’ film premiere Friday free at Palace

The Palace Theatre will play host to a special network broadcast premiere of the mixed martial arts inspired film “Tough Guys” 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, located at 21 W. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Gun stolen from Unity Twp. vehicle   State police at Greensburg report between 9 p.m. Aug. 23 and 6 a.m. Aug. More...

Latrobe OKs moving funds to park improvements

Latrobe City Council on Monday voted to approve amending an earlier agreement with Latrobe-GLSD Parks and Recreation in order to support improvements to recreational facilities throughout the city. More...

District Judge Mahady removed from Latrobe teen homicide case

District Judge Michael Mahady has been removed from presiding over the preliminary hearing of a 17-year-old Latrobe teen charged with fatally shooting a 15-year-old last month in Latrobe. More...

Ligonier Valley School Board extends superintendent’s contract

Ligonier Valley School District’s top administrative position is secure through 2023 after the school board voted Monday to extend Dr. Christine Oldham’s contract by a five-year term when it expires in 2018. More...

Latrobe bids farewell to Rocky as he enters retirement

In the words of the immortal Rocky Balboa: “Ya know they always say if you live in one place long enough, you are that place.”  More...

Local & State News

Pennsylvania House returns, with fight over $2.2 billion unresolved

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Guardsman jailed after alleged threat against Pence

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. More...

O’Brien to host WTAE primetime special on opioid crisis

WTAE-TV (Channel 4) will televise a live prime time one-hour special at 10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, to address America’s opioid epidemic. More...

World News

Battered Florida tries to assess scope of Irma’s destruction

MIAMI (AP) - Aid rushed into hurricane-scarred Florida early Tuesday, residents began to dig out, and officials slowly pieced together the scope of Irma’s vicious path of destruction across the peninsula. More...

St. Martin’s residents struggle with desperate conditions

PHILIPSBURG, St. Martin (AP) - Dominga Tejera picked her way around fallen palm trees rotting in mud as she returned home after a nine-hour workday as a hospital janitor on a Caribbean island that until recently seemed like paradise.  More...

Hurricane Irma exposes racial tensions on smashed St. Martin

MARIGOT, St. Martin (AP) - In the chaotic days after Hurricane Irma smashed St. More...

Sports

GCC’s Zambruno finishes third in WCCA girls’ golf tournament

Greensburg Central Catholic’s Abby Zambruno was the highest finisher among area competitors, finishing in a third-place tie during the Westmoreland County Coaches Association Girls Golf Championships held Monday at Hannastown Golf Club.  More...

GL girls still perfect in tennis; DA falls to Burrell in section

A doubles’ sweep allowed the host Greater Latrobe girls’ tennis team to take down visiting Hempfield Area, 3-2, and remain undefeated during a WPIAL Section 1-AAA match Monday.  Also in area action, Burrell defeated the visiting Derr More...

Steelers believe Tuitt’s injury not season ending

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Stephon Tuitt made his way into the Pittsburgh Steelers’ locker room late Monday afternoon, sat down in his chair and started fiddling with his laundry bag.  More...

Entertainment

Evolving Trump: From business celeb on 9/11 to stern leader

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the 16 years since the Sept. More...

Police: Thieves take SUV pulling U-Haul with a casket inside

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say thieves have stolen an SUV and an attached U-Haul trailer — with a casket inside — outside an Albuquerque motel.  More...

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