January 12, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

First batch of new Unity Twp. trucks on the way

The first of Unity Township’s new fleet of plow trucks is on its way.  More...

Commissioners: Westmoreland County ready for a mini casino

County commissioners said the state needs to take a gamble on Westmoreland County. More...

Commissioners extend agreement with Felice & Associates

Despite objections from one county commissioner, the board voted to extend the contract of a private firm that has run the county’s human resources department for the past three years. More...

General News

Mom accused of leaving tots alone with dogs, shotgun

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New Jersey man admits $185K Social Security theft

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has admitted not reporting his great-aunt’s death to the government in order to collect nearly $185,000 in Social Security benefits for nearly 20 years.  More...

Oklahoma jury: Woman guilty in daughter’s crucifix death

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A jury in Oklahoma has convicted a woman of killing her 33-year-old daughter by forcing a crucifix and medallion down her throat because she believed the woman was possessed by the devil.  More...

Sports

DA girls suffer section loss to EF

A strong start carried Elizabeth Forward past the host Derry Area girls’ basketball team for a 68-26 victory during a WPIAL Section 3- AAAA game Thursday.  The loss drops Derry Area to 0-6 in section play and 0- 11 overall.  Madison C More...

FR defeats ’Cats in sub-section wrestling match

A run of middleweight victories helped the host Franklin Regional wrestling team to a 38-31 victory against Greater Latrobe in a WPIAL Class AAA Section 1-B match Wednesday.  Franklin Regional won five matches in the middleweights, picking up th More...

Winter storm affects start of area basketball games

A predicted winter storm has affected the starts of several area girls’ and boys’ basketball games for Friday.  More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

St. Vincent’s MSMOE ranked as a top 100 online non-MBA business graduate program

St. Vincent College’s Master of Science in Management: Operational Excellence degree program has been ranked among the top 100 in U.S. More...

Mount Aloysius to welcome Olympic medalist as MLK speaker Jan. 16

During a weeklong celebration of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., Mount Aloysius College will host Olympic medalist Michelle Burgher-Duncan as she discusses her drive that led her to the Olympics. More...

WCCC to host diversity presentation by Dr. Maura Cullen Jan. 18

Dr. Maura Cullen, author of “35 Dumb Things Well-Intended People Say: Surprising Things We Say That Widen the Diversity Gap” and a highly acclaimed diversity trainer, will present “Taking Adversity Out of Diversity” 9:30 a.m. More...

Entertainment

Actresses, shows about women win big at Critics’ Choice

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — It was a good night for women at the Critics’ Choice Awards, which honored women-centered stories like “Big Little Lies,” “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “The Marvelous Mrs. More...

‘Teen Mom 2’ cast member arrested in meth lab bust

MCKEES ROCKS, Pa. (AP) — A man who once appeared in the MTV reality show “Teen Mom 2” has been charged with running a meth lab in Pennsylvania. More...

The Latest: What robot strippers say about sexism and tech

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the CES technology show in Las Vegas (all times local): 2:30 p.m. More...

Unity Township to reinstate $5 per capita tax

The Unity Township Supervisors on Thursday approved advertising an ordinance to reinstate a $5 per capita tax in 2018. More...

Mid-summer opening planned for Speedway store

A long-discussed Speedway near the Inn at Mountain View will soon become a reality.  Unity Township solicitor Gary Falatovich said Thursday that the Ohio-based company plans to break ground on the gas station/ convenience store during the first More...

Quiet start to 2018 for Ligonier Borough Council

After reorganizing last week, Ligonier Borough Council had a quiet regular meeting Thursday night with little business on its agenda.  Six committees were reorganized under council’s new regime, with three new members now sitting on counci More...

Winter weather advisory, flood watch in effect

After a dose of unseasonably warm weather this week, winter is expected to be back with vengeance later today. A National Weather Service (NWS)-issued winter weather advisory is in effect for the region from 7 p.m. today to 10 a.m. More...

Donations fund bulletproof vests for Ligonier police

Ligonier Borough’s police force will ensure all of its officers have current bulletproof vests, thanks to the generosity of the local community. More...

Local & State News

Crash shuts down Route 981, sends three to hospitals

Three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon in Unity Township. Emergency responders were called to the intersection of Route 981 and College Drive around 4 p.m. More...

Vehicle fire blocks Lincoln Ave.

Latrobe police and firefighters were called to the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Cedar Street Thursday afternoon after a vehicle in motion caught fire shortly after 2 p.m.  Latrobe fire Chief John Brasile confirmed the vehicle was on fire a More...

PennDOT sued for suspending licenses after drug convictions

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two Philadelphia men have sued Pennsylvania’s governor and Transportation Department officials to challenge a state law that suspends driver’s licenses for even minor drug convictions.  More...

World News

Democrats seek probe of Trump conflicts of interest

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic members of the House oversight committee are asking the Republican chairman to begin a serious investigation into President Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest.  They also want to subpoena the Trump Orga More...

Torrential California mudslide takes lives of elderly, young

MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) - The oldest victim swept away in a California mudslide was Jim Mitchell, who had celebrated his 89th birthday the day before. More...

Man who aided hospital patient discharged in gown shocked

BALTIMORE (AP) - The man who said he came to the aid of a woman discharged from a Baltimore hospital wearing only a gown and socks on a cold winter’s night, says he was left outraged and stunned at how she was treated.  More...

Education

Latrobe Lions Student of Month

Lions 14-E District Governor Aaron Slezak presents a certificate to Latrobe Lions Club December Student of the Month Kasey Lettrich, along with Latrobe Lions President Sharon DeMichela. Lettrich is a senior at Greater Latrobe Senior High School. More...

Community donates to families

Christmas came early for many families in the Derry Area School District. They were treated to Christmas food boxes compliments of the Derry Area community. More...

Preschool Storytime at DA

Derry Area School District (DASD) hosted a Preschool Storytime and Pajama Party at Grandview Elementary School on Dec. 5, at Caldwell Memorial Library.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Cheese, bingo items stolen from Derry Township church   State police at Greensburg report between Dec. 2 and Dec. More...

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