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Area wind chill values to remain dangerously low

After a one-day respite, the bone-chilling cold is back. Following temperatures that reached the mid-20s on Wednesday, a National Weather Service-issued wind chill warning/advisory is in affect for the Pittsburgh region from 7 p.m. today to 3 p.m. More...

Hearing delayed for man accused in Derry Twp. tenant hearing attacks

The preliminary hearing for a Derry Township man accused of brutally attacking a Westmoreland County assistant solicitor and a woman set to testify against him at a tenant grievance hearing in October was postponed after the defendant appeared withou More...

Greater Latrobe School Board reorganizes

The Greater Latrobe School Board reorganized recently with this year’s board members including Darlene Allshouse, board secretary; Judith Swigart, superintendent; Dr. More...

General News

Fed officials expect economic boost from tax cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve policymakers generally agreed last month that the U.S. tax overhaul would likely benefit the economy, but they were split on whether the resulting growth would warrant a faster pace of rate hikes this year. More...

Woman shot while driving in Clairton Numbers drawn for $460M Powerball jackpot

CLAIRTON, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a woman is in stable condition after she was shot while driving in Clairton.  The shooting took place just before 1 a.m. More...

Trump blasts Bannon over book, says ex-aide ‘lost his mind’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump launched a scathing attack on former top adviser Steve Bannon on Wednesday, responding to a new book that portrays Trump as an undisciplined man-child who didn’t actually want to win the White House and quotes More...

Editorial

Forward

Off The Wall

I was sitting in my bedroom one early December morn, reading from several sources, and thinking about what I read by peering straight ahead and letting the cells in my noodle do their usual thing, collecting pieces of this and that to form whole thou More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Municipalities do the right thing in opting out of considerations for casinos

We’re often critical of government — federal, state and local — for not listening to the voices of people. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Driver suffers minor injury in East Wheatfield Twp. crash   More...

Unity auditors raise pay for supervisors serving as roadmasters

The Unity Township auditors on Wednesday approved a 3-percent raise of 81 cents for township supervisors who serve as roadmasters, setting their hourly rate at $27.75, their overtime rate at $41.63 per hour and their base salary at $57,724.58 for an More...

Latrobe man sentenced for fleeing deputies

A Latrobe man will serve up to 23 months in jail for fleeing from sheriff deputies trying to arrest him for a probation violation last year. Kenny R. More...

Lloyd elected to chair LigonierTwp. auditors

Newcomer Ron Lloyd will serve as the Ligonier Township auditors chairman after being elected to the post at Wednesday’s reorganization meeting.  Lloyd won election to a six-year term as Ligonier Township auditor in November as a write-in c More...

Derry Twp. roadmasters awarded 2.5-percent raises

The Derry Township auditors on Wednesday approved 2.5- percent raises for the township’s three roadmasters. More...

New Derry man on probation for vehicular homicide pleads guilty to new charge

A man from New Derry already on probation for vehicular homicide pleaded guilty Wednesday to lying on a background check during an attempt to take ownership of a rifle in October, but won’t serve any additional sentence. More...

Local & State News

19-year-old college freshman takes office as city councilman

UHRICHSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A 19-year-old who launched his campaign for a council seat in an Ohio city while still in high school has officially taken office.  Eric Harmon tells WEWS-TV he’s expecting a busy four years as he starts his More...

Scientists find 4th frozen shark near Cape Cod shore

WELLFLEET, Mass. More...

Rat boards flight at California airport, forces cancellation

OAKLAND, Calif. More...

World News

Huge swath of US hit by winter storm bringing snow, cold

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Residents across a huge swath of the U.S. More...

SC customers could see refunds amid utility sale

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A deal with Virginia-based Dominion Energy could mean $1.3 billion in refunds for customers of a troubled South Carolina utility who have been funding a failed nuclear reactor project. More...

Trump disbands voter fraud commission amid fights, lawsuits

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is disbanding his controversial voter fraud commission amid infighting, lawsuits and state officials’ refusal to cooperate.  Trump convened the commission to investigate the 2016 presidential More...

Lifestyles

Thomas B. Anderson Unit 515 eyes Jan. 8 meeting, grocery bingo

The American Legion Auxiliary Thomas B. Anderson Unit 515 will hold its January meeting 12:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, at the Latrobe post home. The Lunch Committee will serve pizza, salad and beverages. A grocery bingo will follow the business session. More...

Rebooted

‘Mystic Mountain’

Ever since I first heard tell of Mount Brandon, which rises magnificently 3,127 feet from Ireland’s Dingle Peninsula, I’ve been more or less obsessed with summiting it. More...

Events of Area Interest

Auxiliary 3414 meeting Jan. 8 More...

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