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Derry council discusses park project, OKs animal control contract

Members of Derry Borough Council on Monday discussed the Derry Community Park project and, in a separate matter, approved, by a narrow margin, a contract with Delmont-based Hoffman Boarding Kennels for animal control. More...

LVSD audit returns no findings; board to review proposed energy-saving projects

The Ligonier Valley School District’s financial practices got a clean bill of health in the district’s most recent audit, the school board learned at its meeting Monday. More...

General News

Billionaire’s lawsuit for yacht decorating tab goes to trial

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Billionaire Thomas Golisano says an interior decorator overcharged him by more than $300,000 when she renovated his yacht.  More...

Conman sentenced to ‘Supermax’— at his own request

MIAMI (AP) — A notorious Florida conman will serve his 20-year sentence in solitary at the infamous federal Supermax prison -- at his request. More...

Former treasurer admits $400K theft from youth soccer league

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — The former treasurer of a volunteer youth soccer league in New Jersey has admitted stealing more than $400,000.  Anthony Gallo, of Freehold Township, on Monday pleaded guilty to theft. More...

Editorial

Get opioids out of the U.S. mail

One of the most frustrating aspects of the opioid epidemic for law enforcement and others is that small quantities of drugs 50-100 times more potent than heroin can easily be mailed into the United States from China. More...

If convicted of domestic violence, you shouldn’t be allowed to have a gun

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On Sunday, Devin Patrick Kelley killed 26 people at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs in south Texas. More...

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Lifestyles

Stage Right’s ‘Annie the Musical’ to open Friday

Stage Right Professional Theatre Company will present “Annie the Musical” Friday through Sunday in the Palace Theatre, Greensburg. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 and 18 and 2 p.m. Nov. 19. More...

AARP 4907 plans Nov. 20 meeting, Dec. 11 trip

The Latrobe Area AARP Chapter 4907 will meet 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, at Thomas B. Anderson American Legion Post 515, 1811 Ligonier St., Latrobe. More...

Events of Area Interest

Spaghetti finale Thursday   Calvary United Methodist Church, corner of North St. Clair and East Church streets, Ligonier, will host its last Spaghetti Dinner of 2017 on Thursday, Nov. 16. Takeout only will be available from noon to 6 p.m.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Woman cited for disorderly conduct at Unity Twp. More...

Latrobe council okays Citizens Fiber agreement

Latrobe City Council on Monday voted to approve a 10-year franchise agreement with Citizens Fiber of Mammoth, near Kecksburg, that will allow the company to offer high-speed internet, TV and phone services via fiber optic connections anywhere in the More...

No tax hike in Latrobe’s 2018 budget

Good news, Latrobe residents: The city’s tentative $5.5-million 2018 budget doesn’t include any tax hikes, according to city manager Wayne Jones.  “It’s really not a whole lot different than what we had last year,” More...

SVC education department to host ‘Wraps for Kids’

The St. Vincent College Education Department will be conducting a community service effort, “SVC Wraps for Kids” this December in collaboration with the Westmoreland County Children’s Bureau and Children First Fund. More...

State police investigating after Youngwood man found dead

Police are investigating after a Youngwood man was found dead Friday night at a Youngwood home. Westmoreland County detectives had previously identified the house as a distribution point in an alleged drug trafficking ring.  More...

Local & State News

Pennsylvania fire chief removed, accused of sex with minor

MCKEESPORT, Pa. More...

Pennsylvania’s budget package hit by $200 million lawsuit

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Police to waive citations, ask for donations

ST. MARYS, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania police department is waiving traffic violations in the hope that people will donate toys instead.  More...

World News

Bipartisan analysis: Senate bill would hike taxes for 13.8M

WASHINGTON (AP) - Promoted as needed relief for the middle class, the Senate Republican tax overhaul actually would increase taxes for some 13.8 million moderate-income American households, a bipartisan analysis showed Monday.  More...

Republicans continue abandoning Moore after new accusations

WASHINGTON (AP) - Roy Moore’s support from fellow Republicans is hemorrhaging after a second woman accused the Alabaman of groping her when she was a teenager in the late 1970s, the latest setback to his effort to win an open Senate seat that s More...

Trump choosing white men as judges, highest rate in decades

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is nominating white men to America’s federal courts at a rate not seen in nearly 30 years, threatening to reverse a slow transformation toward a judiciary that reflects the nation’s diversity. More...

Sports

Offense keys IceCats’ win against Penn-Trafford

A fast start keyed Greater Latrobe’s hockey team to a 6-1 rout of visiting Penn-Trafford in PIHL Class AA action Monday night at Kirk S. Nevin Arena in Greensburg. More...

Armstrong, Holler among 10 Wildcats on WPIAL Class 5A All-Big East team

Greater Latrobe’s football program made some legitimate strides this past season, finishing 4-6 overall and earning victories in each of its final two games. More...

Giants owners say Ben McAdoo staying as coach until season’s end

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. More...

Entertainment

‘Hannity’ fans smash Keurig brewers over pulled ads

NEW YORK (AP) — Supporters of conservative host Sean Hannity’s Fox News Channel show are responding to a decision by Keurig to stop advertising on the show by smashing Keurig coffee makers. More...

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