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State Rep. Joe Petrarca announces new hire, changes at Latrobe office

State Rep. Joseph Petrarca, D-Westmoreland/ Armstrong/Indiana counties, announced this week that Shannon Cypher has joined his district office staff as a legislative assistant.  Cypher will work from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Turnpike remembrance event kicks off Memorial Day weekend

About 2,000 employees across the Pennsylvania Turnpike wore orange — the color for roadway safety — Wednesday as part of a work zone safety remembrance event at the turnpike’s Trevose Maintenance Facility.  More...

General News

Dad who shot daughter through door arrested on drug charges

GREENVILLE, S.C. More...

Official apologizes for comment about driving while blonde

LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. More...

Westboro Baptist protests Morehouse over transgender policy

ATLANTA (AP) — The Westboro Baptist Church protested outside of the country’s only all-male historically black college over the school’s new admission policy that accepts transgender men.  More...

Editorial

Off The Wall

Boat note

There’s been a saying that has floated around for ages concerning flotation devices. “The greatest thing about owning a boat is when you buy it and when you sell it.” For some, they can identify with this statement. More...

This Pennsylvania law is killing people

GUEST EDITORIALS

Pennsylvania’s anti-texting law is a joke. A bad one.  By itself, without a complimentary ban on other uses of hand-held phones by drivers, it’s all but unenforceable. More...

Make 18 the minimum age for marriage in Pennsylvania

When Republican state Rep. More...

Lifestyles

Bushy Run Battlefield Wilderness Day registration deadline June 1

On Saturday, June 15, the Bushy Run Battlefield Heritage Society Inc. will host a new Wilderness Day hands-on experience. Participants will have a fun-filled day in the outdoors and enjoy activities reflecting true life in the wilderness. More...

Greensburg VFD honors members at 63rd banquet

The Greensburg Volunteer Fire Department honored three longtime members at the department’s 63rd annual Fire Department Banquet held Saturday.  More...

Carnegie Science Center eyes Fireworks Blowout

Discover the science behind fireworks and get a front-row seat to the best fireworks show in town at Carnegie Science Center’s July 4th Fireworks Blowout on Thurs., July 4 – all without worrying about parking, the weather, or crowds! More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Boys charged with escape from Outside-In School   More...

JOC approves feasibility study on EWCTC building

The Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center’s (EWCTC) Joint Operating Committee (JOC) took its first steps toward potential renovations on the aging school building that was constructed more than 40 years ago. More...

Rafferty, Stewart, Walsh win judicial nominations in primary

Three candidates — two Democrats and a Republican — will face off in November’s general election for two seats on the Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas.  More...

WCCC trustees approve proposed 2019-20 budget

The Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC) board of trustees on Wednesday approved a proposed budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year.  More...

Woman accused of beating mom over game volume ordered to stand trial

YOUNGWOOD, Pa. More...

DASB work session canceled

The Derry Area School Board work session scheduled for today, May 23, has been canceled. The board’s regular meeting is slated for 6:30 p.m. June 6.   More...

Local & State News

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Wednesday: WEDNESDAY NIGHT Pick 2 6-9, Wild: 8 (six, nine; Wild: eight) Pick 3 5-8-7, Wild: 8 (five, eight, seven; Wild: eight) More...

Woman pushes on 2 years after brain tumor changed her life

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Meah Ezykowsky was lying unresponsive in her bed when her mom rushed into their Latrobe home, knowing something was wrong. More...

District attorney says Meek Mill should get new trial, judge

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia’s top prosecutor called for a new trial and judge for rapper Meek Mill on Wednesday, saying the former judge who sentenced him “abused its discretion” and has been biased against him.  More...

World News

‘Violent tornado’ touches down in Missouri capital

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A “violent tornado” touched down in Jefferson City, Missouri, causing heavy damage, according to the National Weather Service, but there were no immediate reports of fatalities. More...

Trump’s campaign centered on fighting Democrats, not policy

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump dropped the pretense of working with congressional Democrats on Wednesday and sent a clear message that his re-election campaign will be centered on condemning overzealous investigations rather than advancing More...

AP sources: Pentagon proposing a troop buildup in Mideast

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon on Thursday will present plans to the White House to send up to 10,000 more troops to the Middle East, in a move to beef up defenses against potential Iranian threats, U.S. officials said.  More...

Sports

Large contingent of Greater Latrobe, Derry Area, Ligonier Valley athletes ready for state meet

The area will be well-represented at this weekend’s state track and field championships. More...

Wildcats, Trojans can reach state volleyball playoffs with victories in WPIAL consolation matches

The Greater Latrobe and Derry Area boys’ volleyball teams will have an opportunity to qualify for the state tournament today. No. 4 seed Greater Latrobe faces No. More...

Latrobe Little League Yankees get best of Pirates

Eli Boring gets ready to connect on a home run for the Yankees (top photo) during Wednesday’s Latrobe Little League game against the Pirates. More...

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