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No more personal shoes allowed at Westmoreland County Prison

When inmates walk into the Westmoreland County Prison, they will no longer be wearing their own shoes. More...

Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra to perform in Ligonier on April 22

The Ligonier Valley School District Foundation and the Ligonier Valley School District will partner with the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra to present a family-friendly concert at 2 p.m. April 22. More...

General News

Q&A: West Virginia sees rare statewide teacher walkout

West Virginia’s teachers are refusing to go to school for a fourth day Tuesday in protest of pay that is among the lowest in the nation.  More...

School opens new Makerspace powered by LEGO

MCKEES ROCKS, Pa. (AP BUSINESS WIRE) — Montour Elementary School (K-4) Monday announced that it will open the world’s first Brick Makerspace powered by LEGO Education solutions. More...

Prison guard dies of injuries in alleged attack over towel

A Pennsylvania prison guard who confiscated a towel blocking a view of an inmate’s bunk and was attacked died of his injuries Monday, the first state correctional officer to be killed by a prisoner in nearly 40 years, corrections officials said. More...

Editorial

Inaction is not an option

Americans are fed up with this nation’s gun violence epidemic. It is intolerable. More...

My failed love affair with guns

COMMENTARY

I have until now eschewed writing about guns. It’s personal. I like guns.  I grew up in what might be called a gun culture, but it was very different from today’s gun culture in the United States. More...

Political Cartoon

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Sports

Rams pull away from Mount Union in District 6-AAA semis

Ligonier Valley faces Richland in Friday’s championship game

HOLLIDAYSBURG — A back-and forth first quarter ended with second-seeded Ligonier Valley leading by five over sixth-seeded Mount Union in a District 6 Class AAA semifinal round playoff game Monday at Hollidaysburg Area High School evening. More...

Dickerson happy to land with Pirates

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Corey Dickerson didn’t initially believe the news. Tampa Bay Rays general manager Erik Neander called Dickerson late on the night of Feb. 17 to inform the five-year veteran he had been designated for assignment. More...

Eight SVC swimmers named All-PAC

The St. Vincent College swim team had 16 student-athletes selected All-Presidents’ Athletic Conference for the 2017-18 season. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Giant Eagle employee accused of theft returns money   More...

Latrobe must decide how many street lights to include in LED lamp project

May purchase street light wiring from power company

As part of the LED street lamp project proposed for Latrobe’s downtown district, the City of Latrobe must decide how many sections of street lights it wants to convert.  More...

Latrobe to receive 2018 Governor’s Award

Community leaders and volunteers in the City of Latrobe have been working hard to breathe new life into their town, and those efforts have really started to pay off.  More...

Derry Area School District cancels classes after threat

A threat written on a bathroom stall at Derry Area High School led district officials to cancel classes at all buildings today.  According to a statement on the district website, the message was discovered Monday, warning students not to come to More...

Pa. Attorney General files criminal charges against county sheriff

The controversy surrounding Westmoreland County Sheriff Jonathan Held continued Monday as he was charged with ordering his staff to conduct campaign work while on duty. More...

State treasurer promotes Keystone Scholars grant program

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Local & State News

Petition day arrives in Pennsylvania with congressional boundaries in doubt

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The first day for congressional candidates in Pennsylvania to circulate petitions will arrive amid legal challenges to week-old court-ordered boundaries of the state’s 18 U.S. House districts. More...

GOP governor hopeful wants death penalty for school shooters

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

School to close for church ceremony featuring AR-15 rifles

NEWFOUNDLAND, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania school district will cancel classes at an elementary school on Wednesday because a church down the street is hosting a ceremony featuring AR-15 rifles.  More...

World News

Challenge to Murdoch: US giant Comcast also bids for Sky

LONDON (AP) - Comcast, the owner of NBC and Universal Pictures, has launched a bid for British pay TV broadcaster Sky that threatens to thwart the takeover ambitions of media mogul Rupert Murdoch. More...

Ivanka Trump’s dual roles as senior adviser, first daughter

WASHINGTON (AP) - Ivanka Trump expects to be treated seriously as a senior White House adviser. But when faced with uncomfortable questions about her father’s treatment of women, she’d prefer to be viewed as just a daughter.  More...

Trump says he would have rushed into Florida school, unarmed

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump, who’s been highly critical of the law enforcement response to the Florida school shootings, says he would have rushed in, unarmed, if he’d been there.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Dear adults and people of great power, I write to you today to let you know of what has been going on in my world over the last two weeks. More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

SVC McCarl Gallery History Dinner Theater Series deadline March 13   The McCarl Coverlet Gallery at St. More...

Kent State University releases fall 2017 commencement list

Kent State University conferred degrees to fall 2017 graduates during commencement exercises on Dec. More...

‘Debating Immigration: Law in the Midst of Exile’ lecture March 15 at SHU

The Rev. Craig B. Mousin, university ombudsperson, DePaul University, will present “Debating Immigration: Law in the Midst of Exile” 7 p.m. More...

Entertainment

New study finds diverse audiences drive blockbusters

NEW YORK (AP) — Just as “Black Panther” is setting records at the box office, a new study finds that diverse audiences are driving most of the biggest blockbusters and many of the most-watched hits on television. More...

CBS launching a 24-hour streaming sports news network

(AP) — CBS Corp. More...

Kevin Smith says he had a heart attack after show Sunday

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor-director Kevin Smith says he had a “massive” heart attack after performing at a Los Angeles comedy show Sunday night. More...

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