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Leaving dogs out in cold may be against law  Free Access 

Westmoreland County Humane Agent Megan Fritz followed up on a complaint that little Yorkshire terriers were being kept out in the cold. In another incident, a Chihuahua and shih tzu were living outside. More...

General News

Just shy of her 100th birthday, Mississippi woman bags deer

MORGANTOWN, Miss. (AP) — A 99-year-old hunter in Mississippi wants to know why people are making a big fuss about her recent kill. It was a doe after all, not a prized buck.  More...

Mega Millions jackpot up to $450M as drawing nears

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery game has climbed to $450 million, just hours before the drawing.  The top prize was raised ahead of the drawing Friday night.  Lottery officials also increased the jack More...

Man says he killed ailing parents because they asked him to do it

SPARTANBURG, S.C. More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

The beginning of a better year outdoors

The sights and sounds of kids, sledding down the small, quiet street behind my house, brought a smile and memories of all the times my kids did the same thing decades ago.  More...

Bulletin Board

Merry Christmas to all those who celebrate Christmas by the Julian calendar on Jan. 7. * * * A day-brightening response to a portion of my Bulletin Board last week: More...

Political Cartoon

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Lifestyles

Lawson Heights neighbors go Christmas caroling

Christmas caroling through Lawson Heights in Unity Township were neighbors Carson and Deacon Cramer; Maddie, Nicholas and Linda Sosko; Hannah DeStefano; Ann Bobik; Maggie and Brandi Woodward; Lisa an More...

National Hot Tea Day Jan. 12; annual sweepstakes entries sought

The third annual National Hot Tea Day is Jan. 12. Tea is the world’s second most popular beverage after water. More than 158 million Americans drink tea every day. More...

Campus Corner

Bucknell dean’s list

Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Thursday announced two area students attained its dean’s list for “outstanding academic achievement during the fall semester of the 2017-18 academic year”:  Lindsey Ferguson, Class of 2018 from G More...

Entertainment

Movie review: ‘Molly’s Game’ makes for an enjoyable tumble

Aaron Sorkin has a knack for timing, and not just in the obvious way.  The Oscar-winning writer of "The Social Network," ''Moneyball" and other fast-talking, crackling scripts has been celebrated for his mile-a-minute wordplay. More...

Orthodox Christmas being observed this Sunday

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was previously published over the last several years. There are some minor changes to the contents.) More...

Flames consume Derry Twp. home

This is all that remains of a residence at 1007 Marjorie Ann Drive in the Red Cut Lodge development in Derry Township after a fire that was reported around 3:20 p.m. Friday. More...

Armagh man killed in Indiana County crash

State police reported that an Armagh man was killed in a wreck Friday on Route 56 east of Campbell Road, East Wheatfield Township, Indiana County.  Ryan S. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, JAN. 8   6:30 p.m., Latrobe City Council, City Hall  7 p.m., Derry Borough Council, Derry Station  7 p.m., Ligonier Valley School Board, high school auditorium (6 p.m. work session)  TUESDAY, JAN. More...

Chief charged with seeking sex from agent posing as girl, 14

LEECHBURG, Pa. (AP) — State prosecutors are accusing the police chief in a small Pennsylvania town of trying to solicit sex online from an undercover agent posing as a 14-year-old girl.  More...

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Friday:  FRIDAY NIGHT  Pick 2 5-9, Wild: 4 (five, nine; Wild: four)  Pick 3 7-5-0, Wild: 4 (seven, five, zero; Wild: four)  More...

World News

AP Interview: Tillerson eyes fix to keep US in Iran deal

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is working with key lawmakers on a legislative fix that could enable the United States to remain in the Iran nuclear deal, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in an interview with The Associated Press on F More...

Trump’s White House setting records for early departures

WASHINGTON (AP) - Already setting turnover records, President Donald Trump’s White House is bracing for even more staff departures and an increasing struggle to fill vacancies, shadowed by the unrelenting Russia probe, political squabbling and More...

Medical marijuana seen at risk following move by Sessions

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - When U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions green-lighted federal prosecutions of marijuana lawbreakers, the vast majority of U.S. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:  Recently I witnessed the aftermath of an accident at the corner of James and Ligonier streets here in the city of Latrobe. What dawned on me shortly thereafter was something to which people may not give thought.  More...

Sports

Now that has a nice ring to it!

Mason Petrosky, Logan Novello, (back) Ryan Shawley and Tyler Roble show off their championship rings as part of a ceremony honoring Greater Latrobe’s district (WPIAL) and state (PIAA) baseball More...

Wildcats rout rival Spartans, 71-53, now 3-1 in section

The Wildcats were ready for their rivals.  Greater Latrobe won a holiday tournament at Hampton and faltered earlier this week in an ugly exhibition road loss against Laurel Highlands.  More...

GL, DA combine to put seven wrestlers in WCCA semis

IRWIN — Greater Latrobe got off to a strong start at the Westmoreland County Coaches Association Wrestling tournament Friday at Norwin High School, placing three wrestlers in the semifinals in the first three weight classes.  More...

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