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Ligonier Borough Planning Commission talks flooding

February’s record-breaking rainfall caused flooding in the Ligonier Valley that borough public works director Paul Fry has never seen since he began working for the municipality nearly 20 years ago.  More...

Ligonier Twp. eyes FEMA study in hopes of lowering flood insurance premiums

After recent flooding hit Ligonier Township hard, township officials are looking to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for assistance not in repairing flood damage, but in securing lower flood insurance premiums for township residents.&nb More...

SVC professor testifying at Senate hearing on school violence

Mass shootings in schools take lives and make headlines. But every day, there are students across the country who experience different and ongoing violence. Dr. Sarah Daly, assistant professor of criminology at St. More...

General News

DOJ to support lawsuits against companies selling opioids

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Tuesday it will support local officials in hundreds of lawsuits against manufacturers and distributors of powerful opioid painkillers that are fueling the nation’s drug abuse crisis.  More...

Graham, wary of politics in life, gets Capitol salute

WASHINGTON (AP) — He felt stung by the politics that helped define his life — and resolved to keep a distance. But in death, the Rev. More...

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

Powell’s bullish outlook on US economy rattles markets   More...

Sports

GL’s Fenton, Butler named to All-Section team

Greater Latrobe boys’ basketball standouts Reed Fenton and Bryce Butler continued an impressive season with another honor. The Wildcats’ dynamic standout junior guards were both named to the WPIAL Class 6A All-Section 3 Team this week. More...

Lady Bobcats beat Bellwood-Antis, back in district title game for fourth time in six years

Face Bishop McCort for 6-AA championship

EBENSBURG — Stones from a sling didn’t bring down Bellwood-Antis.  Turnovers did. More...

GL, DA set for WPIAL Swimming Championships

Rylee Jackson paces Greater Latrobe, and Caleb Rullo Derry Area for the upcoming WPIAL Class AAA and AA Swimming Championships.  The WPIAL Swimming Championships will take place at the University of Pittsburgh Trees Pool on Thursday and Friday. More...

Lifestyles

Carnegie Science Center’s next Café Sci March 5

For more than two decades, visitors’ behaviors in museums of all sizes have been examined. More...

Super Bingo to benefit Latrobe VFD Hose Co. 5

Latrobe Volunteer Fire Department Good Friends Hose Co. 5 will benefit from a Super Bingo scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday, March 4, at Cooperstown Event Center, 2541 Thomas St., Latrobe (Derry Township). Doors will open 11 a.m.  More...

BBBS marks 40 years of mentoring, 31 years of Bowl for Kids’ Sake

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Laurel Region is celebrating 43 years of mentoring services as well as 34 years of its “spectacular fundraising event, Bowl for Kids' Sake.”  More...

Unity zoning board OKs request for student rental property

The Unity Township Zoning Hearing Board on Tuesday approved a special exception request for John Baran to operate a student rental property in Lawson Heights starting this summer.  The approved request, which the board moved forward with a 4-1 v More...

Westmoreland Cleanways withdraws new recycling center plans

Westmoreland Cleanways is still looking for a new home.  The Unity Township Zoning Hearing Board announced on Tuesday that Twin Lakes Holdings — which planned to purchase a property near Pleasant Unity and lease it to Cleanways for an expa More...

Babysitter pleads guilty to her part in fatal shooting of Mount Pleasant teen

Brooke Nelson, 20, of Ruffdale pleaded guilty Tuesday to multiple charges of child endangerment and reckless endangerment and a weapons violation in connection with the shooting death of a Mount Pleasant teenager two years ago. More...

Police seeking Megan’s Law offender

State police are seeking information on the whereabouts of a registered sex offender whose last known address was in the New Florence area.  Carl Dewayne McIntire, 24, whose last known address was 110 Walnut Ave., New Florence, failed to appear More...

Local & State News

Report finds most agencies field few open records requests

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Most agencies receive few or no requests for records under Pennsylvania’s public access law and only a fraction of them are appealed, according to a report on law’s costs released Tuesday. More...

Prison work boot sales halted after guard kicked, killed

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GOP congressmen hit ground in districts they hope to block

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican congressmen who are suing to block Pennsylvania’s court-ordered U.S. More...

Health

AHN unveils plan for new $35M cancer, imaging center at Forbes Hospital

Monroeville, PA — Allegheny Health Network (AHN) and Forbes Hospital recently unveiled plans for a new, state-ofthe art cancer and imaging center on Haymaker Road that will provide world-class care close to home for the residents of Monroeville More...

Petrarca announces educators’conference on organ, tissue donation

State Rep. Joseph Petrarca, D-Westmoreland/Armstrong/ Indiana, has announced that registration is now open for the free Organ & Tissue Donation Awareness Spring Institute in State College May 10-11. More...

Report shows Pa. can do more to reduce toll of lung cancer

Every two and a half minutes, someone in the United States will be diagnosed with lung cancer. More...

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