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Airport use up 4 percent

Arnold Palmer Regional Airport saw a roughly 4 percent increase in inbound and outbound passengers in 2017 compared to the previous year, according to figures from the Westmoreland County Airport Authority’s annual report. More...

Blairsville fire rekindles overnight

Fire crews returned to the scene of a massive Blairsville fire late Tuesday might after the blaze rekindled.  According to the Indiana County Emergency Management Agency media report, firefighters from the Blairsville Volunteer Fire Department w More...

Ligonier Valley Library cupola installed

An 18-foot, 2-ton aluminum cupola was placed on the roof of the Ligonier Valley Library Tuesday by crewmen from Campbellsville Industries of Campbellsville, Kentucky, constructors of the cupola, and DiMarco Construction Co. More...

General News

Florida busboy finds, returns purse containing $1,500

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — When a Florida couple stopped for a quick hamburger while returning from a visit with their grandchildren, they left a purse containing $1,500 in cash hanging on the back of a chair.  More...

Man arrested after chase now charged with killing his mother

PIERRE, S.D. More...

Editor fired for tweets about 3rd gender choice on licenses

BURLINGTON, Vt. More...

Sports

Falls, forfeits give Rams conference wrestling victory over Blairsville

Last night’s District 6-AA Heritage Conference wrestling match between Ligonier Valley and Blairsville was a lot closer on the mat than in the scorebook.  Of the eight bouts contested, each team won four apiece. More...

Balanced scoring keys Wildcats’ section win at Plum

It doesn’t get much more balanced — 19, 18, 17 and 10 points — for the Greater Latrobe boys’ basketball team.  With four starters in double figures in scoring, Greater Latrobe ran away from host Plum, 80-61, in Tuesday ni More...

Paola, Marinchak lead LV boys to top of division

Marrek Paola and Michael Marinchak led the Ligonier Valley boys’basketball team to the top of the District 6 Heritage Conference South Division standings.  Paola and Marinchak enjoyed standout performances during Ligonier Valley’s 67 More...

Lifestyles

Carnegie Science Center’s 21+ Body Art event Jan. 19

The human body serves as a canvas at the next 21+ Science After Dark event at Carnegie Science Center. 21+ Body Art happens 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, and features special presentations about the science of makeup, piercings and tattoos. More...

FAVOR CEO to speak at HUMC

Richard L. “Rich” Jones, executive director of FAVOR (Faces And Voices Of Recovery) in Greenville, South Carolina, will speak at the 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. More...

MLK celebration Jan. 15

The Greensburg-Jeannette NAACP invites the public to attend a Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 15.  The 7 p.m. program will be held at Greater Parkview Church, 103 Westminster Ave., Greensburg.  More...

LT supervisors suspend streetlight, hydrant taxes

Select Ligonier Township residents will see some tax relief for this year, with the suspension of streetlight and fire hydrant taxes for 2018.  The board of supervisors Tuesday night voted 4-0 to set the fees for both taxes to zero, as a tempora More...

Townhouse builder’s request approved for variance in Ligonier

After hearing testimony from a builder and the borough’s zoning officer, the Ligonier Zoning Hearing Board unanimously approved an application for a variance Tuesday, paving the way for a three-unit townhouse to be built on Bunger Street in Ligonier. More...

Chemical spill temporarily leaves strong odor in Derry area

A chemical spill produced an unwelcome smell that lingered Wednesday morning through parts of Derry Borough and Derry Township.  The Westmoreland County Department of Public Safety said a Mercaptan leak occurred at a well in the Bradenville and More...

Unity Twp. man charged

A Unity Township man is in Westmoreland County Prison accused of strangling and attempting to rape a woman last year on a walking trail at Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve in Unity Township. More...

Man accused in Derry Twp. tenant hearing attacks arraigned on new charges

Two new charges were levied against the 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.  Kevin W. More...

Local & State News

Penn National sues over Pennsylvania’s casino expansion

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania-based casino owner Penn National Gaming sued Tuesday in a challenge to a central element of the state’s aggressive new law expanding casino gambling that Democratic Gov. More...

Pennsylvania set to unseal first bids in casino expansion

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania gambling regulators are preparing to auction the first of 10 minicasino licenses as the state government looks for cash to patch up a budget deficit.  More...

Penn State settles suit over alleged Sandusky abuse in 2007

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

World News

Trump suggests 2-phase immigration deal for ‘Dreamers’

WASHINGTON (AP) - Searching for a bipartisan deal to avoid a government shutdown, President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that an immigration agreement could be reached in two phases - first by addressing young immigrants and border security with wh More...

President Winfrey? No way, says Trump: ‘I’ll beat Oprah’

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Winfrey? No way, says political prognosticator Donald Trump. More...

If Winfrey runs, CBS News faces potential conflict

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — In an odd twist, fellow hosts of “CBS This Morning” turned to their colleague Gayle King for an interview Tuesday on whether Oprah Winfrey would run for president. More...

Health

Trump’s checkup comes as chatter about his health lingers

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is getting his first medical checkup since taking office, a head-to-toe exam on Friday as questions swirl about the health and fitness of the oldest person ever elected to the nation’s highest offi More...

IV bag shortage has hospitals scrambling to treat flu

TRENTON, N.J. More...

Trump health pick wary of government drug price negotiations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Empowering Medicare to negotiate drug prices could leave patients with reduced access to medications, President Donald Trump’s pick for health secretary warned Tuesday.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Man, woman accused of harassment in Hempfield Township incident   More...

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