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State lawmakers to meet with county sheriff to discuss impeachment

Westmoreland County Sheriff Jonathan Held will meet with state lawmakers from the county next week to discuss potential impeachment proceedings. More...

Air Force names Thunderbirds pilot killed in Nevada crash

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds pilot who died in the crash of a military jet during a training flight in Nevada was a former civilian flight instructor and banner tow pilot from Valencia, California, officials said Thursday. More...

General News

Medal of Honor recipient buried at Arlington cemetery

BOSTON (AP) — A former U.S. Navy pilot from Massachusetts who received the Medal of Honor for his heroics during the Korean War has been buried at Arlington National Cemetery.  The Navy says Capt. Thomas Hudner Jr. More...

Government: Goodyear tires may have caused 95 deaths or injuries

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government’s road safety agency says it has received allegations that defective Goodyear motorhome tires caused crashes that killed or injured 95 people during the past two decades. More...

Marines killed in California crash include new dad, Iraq vet

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four Marines killed when their helicopter crashed on a training mission in the Southern California desert were identified Thursday as men in their 20s and 30s from the South and Midwest, including one who served in Iraq and another More...

Sports

Lady Wildcats trounce Penn Hills in season girls’ softball section opener

It was a big opening day for the Greater Latrobe girls’ softball team. More...

Thomas Jefferson ends GL baseball’s section win streak in extra innings

Thomas Jefferson needed extra innings to end another impressive Greater Latrobe baseball streak.  Thomas Jefferson scored three runs in the top of the eighth inning to defeat the host Greater Latrobe baseball team, 5-2, during a WPIAL Class 5A S More...

LV blasts Blairsville, United in softball

The Ligonier Valley girls’ softball team needed just six innings to dispatch two District 6 Heritage Conference teams. The host Lady Rams outscored Blairsville and United, 31-0, in a pair of season-opening, three-inning, mercy-rule victories. More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Pitt-Greensburg professor to discuss Ireland’s Good Friday Agreement

Paul S. Adams, Ph.D., associate professor of political science at Pitt-Greensburg, is immersed in Irish and Northern Irish politics through his research, writing and teaching.  More...

Veterans Write workshop series expands to White Oak Vet Center

The Veterans Write workshops — an initiative that started in October 2017 at Pitt-Greensburg — is expanding its workshops to the White Oak Vet Center (2001 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131). More...

St. Vincent College literary magazine, Generation, launched at annual party

St. Vincent College literary magazine, Generation, launched its 2018 issue on March 26 at the annual launch party. More...

Derry Area Pre-K Counts students making strides

Derry Area School Board members on Thursday got a glimpse of how a new pre-kindergarten program is working at Grandview Elementary School. More...

County employees trained on identifying and dealing with autism

Working with a child — or even an adult — with autism is often a challenge. It’s especially trying if it is not known that the individual has autism. More...

County voters to get opportunity to test voting machines

A new state directive may result in Westmoreland County replacing its 850 touchscreen voting machines because the machines don’t have a safeguard to allow votes to be verified on paper. More...

Local & State News

Change of location for Divine Mercy Sunday celebration April 8

The location of the Diocese of Greensburg’s third annual celebration of Divine Mercy at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 8, has been moved to Blessed Sacrament Cathedral on North Main St. in Greensburg because of predicted cold temperatures.  More...

TV ad opens up new line of attack in GOP gubernatorial race

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Police: Man killed dad with butter knife, took out eyeball

LANSDALE, Pa. (AP) — A man is accused of fatally stabbing his father in the Philadelphia suburbs and taking out one of the 74-year-old victim’s eyeballs. More...

World News

China vows to fight US ‘at any cost’ as trade spat worsens

WASHINGTON (AP) - China vowed on Friday to fight the U.S. More...

Guard’s last border deployments offer clues to the future

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The U.S. National Guard faces a vastly different environment than it did on its last two deployments to the border with Mexico, with far fewer illegal crossings and more Central Americans than Mexicans coming. More...

Did Trump know about payment to Stormy Daniels? He says no

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) - In his first public comments about Stormy Daniels, President Donald Trump said he didn’t know about the $130,000 payment his personal attorney had made to the porn actress who alleges she had an affair with him. More...

Education

GLJHS students take part in Regional Science Olympiad at CalU

A team of Greater Latrobe Junior High School students recently participated in the Regional Science Olympiad event held at California University of Pennsylvania, including Allan Rider, Julian Zhu, Adison Lemmon, Geonna Sutton, Paul Horne, (back row) More...

GL students in Chorus Festival

Latrobe Elementary School students who recently participated in the Westmoreland County Music Educators Association (WCMEA) 6th-Grade County Chorus Festival included Maddie Duda, Ava Krehlik, Abigail Wolfgang and Abigail Rafferty. More...

GL creates PSMLA Global Scholars Club for students

The Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association (PSMLA) has introduced a new initiative to recognize students in Pennsylvania who participate in studies and activities that are global in nature.  More...

Entertainment

Nielsen says 15.2 million watch second ‘Roseanne’

NEW YORK (AP) — The audience for the second week of ABC’s “Roseanne” reboot was down, but not by much. The Nielsen company said that 15.2 million people watched the show on Tuesday night.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe man arrested for suspicion of DUI   More...

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