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GLSB to advertise for senior high roof replacement, athletic floor refinishing

Greater Latrobe School Board members gave permission for administrators to advertise for roof replacement bids at the senior high school during Tuesday’s Committee of the Whole meeting. More...

County taxpayers on the hook for more legal fees for sheriff, chief deputy

Two more private law firms will be hired to defend lawsuits against Sheriff Jonathan Held and his chief deputy, according to the Westmoreland County Commissioners.  More...

Latrobe woman killed in Unity Twp. crash

A Latrobe woman died Tuesday afternoon after the car she was driving struck a tree off Beatty County Road in Unity Township.  Colleen Frances Buccigrossi, 43, of Latrobe was traveling east on Beatty County Road when the 2008 Honda Accord she was More...

General News

Rebel farmers in Vermont create new food label

THETFORD, Vt. (AP) - Was your tomato grown in dirt or water? More...

School board rejects plan to arm staff members

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. More...

Funeral set for decapitated 7-year-old New York boy

BROCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — A New York community reeling from the brutal killing of a first-grader, allegedly at the hands of his mother, will be saying a final farewell. More...

Sports

Lady ’Cats blow out Taylor Allderdice in section twinbill

It didn’t take long for the Greater Latrobe girls’ softball team to take down Taylor Allderdice.  The Lady Wildcats needed just seven innings to sweep visiting Taylor Allderdice in a WPIAL Class 6A Section 1 doubleheader, as Greater More...

No. 2-ranked P-T sweeps ’Cats in volleyball

Penn-Trafford swept the host Greater Latrobe boys’ volleyball team during a WPIAL Section 3-AAA match played Tuesday.  The Wildcats battled against the No. More...

School districts reschedule postponed events

As the weather turns nicer, area school districts are hurrying to reschedule games that were postponed the first two and a half weeks of the spring spots season because of snow and unseasonably cold temperatures. More...

Lifestyles

UPG set to host Early Childhood Education Student Affiliate Dinner

The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, in partnership with Trying Again (formerly Pennsylvania Association for the Education of Young Children (PAEYC), will host the eighth annual Early Childhood Education Student Affiliate Dinner on Thursday, A More...

Famed rock opera to close out 19th season of Stage Right

Stage Right’s professional theatre arm brings down the curtain on its 19th professional season with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s original rock opera, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”  More...

Area Events

WMAAto host ‘Repair’ event   More...

Ligonier’s Main Street closed

Main Street in Ligonier Borough is now closed to traffic between Fairfield Street and Clair Street as the Diamond Park Renaissance Improvement Project continues. More...

Truck overturns, dumps scrap metal in Derry Twp.

A truck loaded with scrap metal overturned early Wednesday on Rushwood Road in Derry Township, spilling its load and requiring the road to be closed for several hours.  No one was injured in the crash, which occurred around 12:45 a.m. More...

WCAA seeking bids for new passenger loading bridge at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport

The Westmoreland County Airport Authority on Tuesday voted to seek bids for a new passenger loading bridge and a new gas-powered emergency generator at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport. More...

Ligonier Township receives clean audit

Ligonier Township has again received the highest level of assurance following an annual audit of its finances. More...

Local & State News

These kids have plenty of talent . . .

Miss Laurel Summit Jayden Moffa (back row, second from left), who served as MC, congratulates the group winners in the Latrobe Lions Club’s annual Talent Show, held Friday, April 6, at Latrobe More...

GOP brass appeal for unity amid gubernatorial primary fight

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Can’t pay the IRS? You do have options

With a little less than a week until this year’s tax filing deadline of April 17, many small business owners are tussling with the question, “How am I going to pay my taxes?”  More...

World News

An angry Trump twists facts about raid, probe

WASHINGTON (AP) - The FBI raid on the office and hotel room of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer provoked visceral rage from the president and a burst of misstatements. Here’s a look at his remarks:  More...

Trump seethes over FBI raid, ponders firing those he blames

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump was so incensed by the FBI’s raid of his personal attorney’s office and hotel room that he’s privately pondered firing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and publicly mused about ousting More...

Legislatures lack records of misconduct claims

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. More...

Health

New way of defining Alzheimer’s aims to find disease sooner

Government and other scientists are proposing a new way to define Alzheimer’s disease — basing it on biological signs, such as brain changes, rather than memory loss and other symptoms of dementia that are used today.  More...

Abortion objectors may get a pass on health law penalty

WASHINGTON (AP) — Object to abortion? More...

FDA puts restrictions on birth control implant but no recall

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials on Monday placed new restrictions on a permanent contraceptive implant that has been subject to reports of painful complications from thousands of women. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe man accused of harassment in Salem Township   More...

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