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LV planning committee reviews public responses to proposed comprehensive plan

The planning committee of the Ligonier Valley Joint Comprehensive Plan met Tuesday with EADS Group consultants to review the comments made at the March 7 public meeting and other discussions with community members. More...

Ligonier zoning board grants variance for new residence

Ligonier Borough’s zoning hearing board has granted a variance allowing a local couple to build the retirement home they have imagined for more than 20 years.  More...

First person sentenced in Russia probe draws 30 days, fine

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Dutch attorney who lied to federal agents investigating former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced Tuesday to 30 days in prison in the first punishment handed down in the special counsel’s Russia investigatio More...

Teacher protests put Republicans on the spot in red states

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A teacher walkout in Oklahoma is entering its third day in a red state rebellion stretching from West Virginia to Arizona that is putting Republicans on the spot over public education.  Many legislators are forced to c More...

General News

Saints QB Brees sues over millions spent on jewelry Saints QB Brees sues over millions spent on jewelry

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has filed a lawsuit accusing a California businessman of cheating him out of $9 million through jewelry purchases.  Area media report that Brees and his wife filed suit Monday in More...

Facebook asks users if they think it’s ‘good for the world’

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is asking users whether they think it’s “good for the world” in a poll sent to an unspecified number of people.  The latest poll appears under the heading, “We’d like to do better,&rdq More...

Day care worker accused of pulling out girl’s hair

LINCOLNTON, N.C. More...

Sports

Rain, inclement weather wreak havoc on spring sports

Rain has wreaked havoc on the first two weeks of the spring sports schedule and the trend continued on Tuesday, though several events were held. More...

Clark leads Wildcats to section baseball victory overWoodland Hills in five innings

Inclement weather couldn’t stop Griffin Clark and the Greater Latrobe baseball team. More...

No ’Cutch, no Cole, no problems so far for young Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jameson Taillon downplayed the idea that the location of his locker inside the Pittsburgh Pirates clubhouse symbolizes anything.  “I guess I can trip people on the way to the kitchen,” the linchpin of Pittsbur More...

Lifestyles

Seton Hill Theatre to present ‘Letters to Sala’ April 6-14; playwright in talkback April 12

The Seton Hill University Theatre and Dance Program will present “Letters to Sala” by Arlene Hutton April 6 to 14 in the William Granger Ryan Theatre, Performing Arts Center, 100 Harrison Ave., Greensburg. More...

WMAA to host ‘Repair the World’ dinner, discussion

Westmoreland Museum of American Art, 221 N. Main St., Greensburg, will host “Repair the World” 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at the museum.  More...

TOPS meeting April 12 at Latrobe Alliance Church

There will be an informational meeting for TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) weight loss group 6 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at Latrobe Alliance Church, 130 Kingston St., Unity Township.  More...

Police Roundup

Minor injury reported in Hempfield Township crash

State police at Greensburg report one person suffered a suspected minor injury when a 2016 GMC Yukon XL driven by Oliver Robinson, 19, of Greensburg rear-ended a 2010 Ford E-350 driven by Guang Ming Chen, 40, of Greensburg as both vehicles were trave More...

Derry Township Supervisors have no update on status of mini casino

Derry Township officials are hopeful, but the supervisors said at Tuesday’s regular meeting that they haven’t received word on the status of a mini casino within the township.  The supervisors approved a resolution at last month&rsqu More...

Police: No leads yet on Derry Twp. pipe bomb suspect

A bomb squad based out of State College removed and safely detonated a homemade pipe bomb discovered Monday evening in the yard of a home on Longview Court in Derry Township.  Now, state police at Greensburg are left trying to piece together sca More...

Unity planners OK auto dealer’s zoning change, table site plan

The Unity Township Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended approval of Westmoreland Automobile’s zoning change request from an M-1 manufacturing zone to a B-1 neighborhood commercial zone classification, but voted to table the dealer’s More...

Section of Lincoln Avenue to be closed overnight

A section of Lincoln Avenue will be closed this evening until Thursday morning, City of Latrobe police said.  Lincoln Avenue will close at 4:30 p.m. today between James and Cedar streets and remain closed until about 7 a.m. More...

Proposal would limit when California police can shoot guns

SACRAMENTO, Calif. More...

Local & State News

Wolf administration extends savings opportunity to local governments, schools, others

Pennsylvania Department of General Services Secretary Curt Topper this week announced the commonwealth is now offering COSTARS members the ability to enroll in the commonwealth’s Purchasing Card Program with the potential to achieve tremendous More...

Pa. extends deadline for home heating assistance program

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced this week that Pennsylvanians struggling to pay home heating bills will now have until April 13, to apply for financial help through the Low- Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).  More...

State warden to conduct dog license, rabies checks

This month, Pennsylvania dog wardens will conduct dog license and rabies vaccination checks in 26 counties.  More...

World News

YouTube shooter told family members she ‘hated’ the company

SAN BRUNO, Calif. More...

Trump wants US military to secure border until wall is built

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump wants to use the military to secure the U.S.-Mexico border until his “big, beautiful wall” is erected. More...

Liberal cruises in Wisconsin court race, and Democrats see hope

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Liberal judge Rebecca Dallet’s runaway victory in a Wisconsin Supreme Court race cheered Democrats eager for more evidence their party is ready for a winning fall in midterm elections.  More...

Education

Zoo offering visitors buckets of ‘Detroit Zoo Poo’

ROYAL OAK, Mich. More...

Student council conference

Members of the Greater Latrobe Junior High School Student Council, including Abby Shearer, Emma Fenton, Ray Henderson, Reese Petrosky, Teko Angelicchio, (back row) Spencer Mills, Andrew Clair and Ben More...

MVES in County Chorus

Three Mountain View Elementary School sixth-grade students — Cara Dupilka, Zoey Favata and Sarah Hoffman — recently participated in the Westmoreland County Music Educators Association (WC More...

Entertainment

Altar-bound Meghan Markle to leave TV show with a wedding

NEWYORK (AP) — Real life will imitate art this spring at the USA series “Suits” when series regular Meghan Markle bids farewell to the legal drama in a wedding — and then goes off to marry her prince in real life. More...

Hollywood’s diversity push snubs actors with disabilities

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood’s move toward diversity reportedly has largely ignored a big group: People with disabilities.  According to industry insiders and observers, the groundswell of change and explosion of content hasn’t More...

Jay Z cried with joy when mom came out to him as lesbian

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay Z says he cried with joy when his mother came out to him as lesbian.  In the April 6 episode of “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman” on Netflix, Jay Z says he was happy his mother was f More...

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