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Court Candidates Forum set for Nov. 1

Candidates for Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas Judge will participate in a structured forum Wednesday, Nov. 1, at the Seton Hill Performing Arts Center in Greensburg.  More...

Magnificat speaker to talk about her addiction to pain pills

It was easy for Stephanie Solomon to hide her addiction to prescription pain pills. More...

General News

Punished child forced to brush teeth with cat feces

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Investigators say a San Antonio-area couple punished their three young children by forcing one to brush her teeth with cat feces, using a shock collar as punishment and beating them with a thorny switch.  Thirty-two-year More...

Trump enjoys early success with GOP-led Senate on judges

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is having more success getting judges confirmed than Democrat Barack Obama did at this early stage in their presidencies, and that disparity is expected to increase this week as the GOP-led Senate pushes More...

Woman accused of pepper-spraying people at Chuck E. Cheese’s

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Authorities say a woman accused of pepper-spraying patrons at a Chuck E. Cheese’s in Louisiana has been arrested.  More...

Editorial

It’s time to think about moderation when it comes to technology

Common Sense Media, a nonprofit group focused on the use of media and technology by children, said in a report last week that kids ages 8 and under spend an average of about two hours and 19 minutes with screens every day at home, according to The As More...

Why it’s not a good idea to end Pennsylvania’s property tax

Citizens going into voting booth on Nov. 7 will find a pleasant surprise. More...

Courts must draw the line on gerrymandering

Gerrymandering in Pennsylvania is a joke — a bad joke that needs a constitutional correction. More...

Lifestyles

Seton Hill Theatre set to present ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ Nov. 3-11

The Seton Hill University Theatre and Dance Program will present “The Drowsy Chaperone,” music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison and book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar, Nov. More...

Pitt-Greensburg Alumni Association recognizes alumni with awards

The Pitt-Greensburg Alumni Association (PGAA) recognized three alumni at its Alumni Celebration Dinner as part of the campus’ Blue & Gold Week activities. Earning recognition this year were Lawrence J. More...

Westmoreland art events set for November

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, 221 N. Main St., Greensburg, will host a Step Into the Art Writing Workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Delmont man accused of attempting prohibited gun purchase   State police at Kiski Valley report Alexander Andrew Yawitz, 20, of Delmont, attempted to purchase a firearm he was not permitted to possess from Bullseye Firearms in New Alexandria on More...

Be-witchy women take over Ligonier’s Mellon Park

Ligonier’s Mellon Park was wall-to-wall Sunday afternoon with approximately 400 witches, all dressed in style and happy despite the dark, gloomy and rainy day, which is just what witches like. More...

County prison’s long-awaited full-body scanner installed

After two long years, the Westmoreland County Prison has become only one of two county prisons to install a full-body scanner which will be used to scan prisoners entering the prison for contraband. More...

Pennsylvania OKs betting online, in airports, at truck stops

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania, the nation’s second-largest commercial casino state, is taking an even deeper plunge into gambling and will allow people to bet online, in airports and at truck stops. More...

Family of woman who died after being injured in DUI crash sues Unity Twp. bar

The estate of a Ligonier-area woman who died seven months after being severely injured in a head-on crash caused by a drunk driver is seeking more than $120,000 in damages in a civil lawsuit filed against a Unity Township bar that allegedly served th More...

Local & State News

Nurses at Pittsburgh hospital approve new contract

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh hospital’s registered nurses have approved a new, three-year contract.  The union says the contract agreed on Monday night raises hiring rates for nurses at Allegheny General Hospital, provides longevit More...

Cops: Man stole wallet to pay court fines for assault charge

LEECHBURG, Pa. More...

Missing person

State police at Greensburg report Scott Herman Neuner, 45, of St. Clair Township was reported missing by his daughter after being last seen at approximately 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at his home at 1333 5th St. More...

World News

A tragic bond: Murder victim’s sister welcomes ex-lifer home

DETROIT (AP) - Bobby Hines stepped forward, smiling as he embraced the sister of the man he was convicted of killing. More...

Administration official: Powell top candidate for Fed chair

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jerome “Jay” Powell, a member of the Federal Reserve’s board, is President Donald Trump’s leading candidate to replace Janet Yellen as the head of the nation’s central bank, with an announcement p More...

Health law sign-ups start, and some see a ‘hostile takeover’

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s sign-up season for the Affordable Care Act, but the Trump administration isn’t making it easy — cutting the enrollment period in half, slashing advertising and dialing back on counselors who help consume More...

Sports

Bearcats welcome opportunity to host NCAA Division I school, even in defeat

Hold own vs. Robert Morris before Colonials pull away late

This one wasn’t about winning or losing. This was about stepping up in class, and St. Vincent College head men’s basketball coach D.P. Harris was more than willing to do it. So, too, was Andy Toole of Robert Morris — NCAA Division I school and all. More...

Trojans seeded No. 7, will visit No. 2 Quaker Valley in football playoffs

Derry Area is back in the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs for the second straight season. And for the second straight season, the Trojans perhaps landed a lower seed than anticipated. More...

LV, DA girls in playoff volleyball action today

The Ligonier Valley girls’ volleyball team is moving on.  Derry Area is looking to do the same tonight.  No. 9 seed Ligonier Valley rallied to defeat No. More...

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