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Public memorial service set for legendary Greensburg Fire Chief Ed Hutchinson

Greensburg is mourning the loss of a local legend.  Ed Hutchinson, who served as the city’s fire chief for more than a half century, died Sunday morning at age 96 at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital in Greensburg.  More...

Project Stand picnics to be held in two locations this year on Aug. 11 and Sept. 15

Project Stand, an annual Westmoreland County picnic event that offers encouragement in the struggle against substance addiction, is branching out to two locations in its fourth year.  Celebration of Hope and Awareness picnics are scheduled for 1 More...

General News

GAO says EPA violated spending law on Pruitt’s privacy booth

WASHINGTON (AP) — An internal government watchdog says the Environmental Protection Agency violated federal spending laws when purchasing a $43,000 soundproof privacy booth for Administrator Scott Pruitt to make private phone calls in his office. More...

Town wants UFO memorial moved; witness objects

SHEFFIELD, Mass. More...

Immune therapy scores big win against lung cancer in study

CHICAGO (AP) — For the first time, a treatment that boosts the immune system greatly improved survival in people newly diagnosed with the most common form of lung cancer. More...

Editorial

Opinion: The inadvertent tax cut

Almost everyone got a tax break after passage of tax reform last month — including American farmers. More...

Talking, not just texting, distracts PA drivers

Drivers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey don’t need statistical evidence to understand the dangers of distracted driving — they witness it on the roads every day, often in connection with cellphone use.  More...

Outlaw vape marketing to young people

As vaping devices first were mass-marketed more than a decade ago to help smokers get off tobacco, many experts warned that the devices posed addiction dangers of their own and that they would be marketed to young people.  More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Tickets go on sale for Mr. SVC fundraiser

St. Vincent College is preparing for one of its most popular charitable fundraising events of the year — Mr. SVC — slated for 7 p.m. Friday, April 20, in the Robert S. More...

WSO to present concerts at four high schools

“The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra will present “Lights, Camera, Music,” a concert of movie music and classics, at four of the region’s high schools including:  Franklin Regional High School — Friday, April 20, at More...

Award-winning journalist to speak at Pitt-Greensburg commencement April 28

Award-winning journalist Jack Ford is the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg’s 2018 commencement speaker. The ceremony will take place 11 a.m. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

No injuries reported in Latrobe crash   Latrobe police report no one was injured when a 2010 Chevrolet Impala driven by Garrett Kocian, 21, of Johnstown struck a utility pole on the 100 block of West Second Avenue in Latrobe on Sunday, April 15. More...

Gone fishin’

Evan Komeroski, 9, of Latrobe catches a sunfish Saturday at Mammoth Lake on the first day of the trout fishing season. It was a beautiful weekend for fishing, unlike the weather the area is experiencing today.   More...

Gun charges filed against ‘person of interest’ in Gross disappearance

More charges are piling up against the man identified by his attorney as a “person of interest” in the search for missing Unity Township woman Cassandra Edlyn Gross, but none are related to her April 7 disappearance. More...

No snow, please

Is today the last hurrah for snow in the area? Let’s hope so. More...

Local & State News

GOP candidates disagree over attack ads, unions and wage law

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Police investigating death of man found in Conemaugh Twp. woods

State police at Indiana are investigating after a Saltsburg man reported missing by a family member was found dead in a wooded area of Conemaugh Township on the morning of Monday, April 16.  More...

Pennsylvania House votes to ban abortions for Down syndrome

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

World News

Trump lawyer forced to reveal another client: Sean Hannity

NEW YORK (AP) - Alegal fight over what should happen to records the FBI seized from President Donald Trump’s personal attorney took a surprise twist Monday when the lawyer, Michael Cohen, was forced to reveal a secret - that he had also done legal wo More...

What’s in those seized records? Trump’s biggest new worry

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump and his allies have hit a new level of anxiety after the raid on his personal attorney’s office, fearful of deeper exposure for Trump, his inner circle and his adult children - and more than concerned that the More...

Trump to host Japan’s Abe amid strain over N. Korea, tariffs

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. More...

Sports

DA baseball lettermen

Returning lettermen this season for the Derry Area baseball team include Conner Watt, Ryan Polinsky, Joe Lynch, Donte Klapchar, (back) Isaac Buterbaugh, Tristan Grimm, Nico Beatrice and Anthony Oshie.   More...

LV girls’ softball returning letter-winners

Returning letter-winners this season for the Ligonier Valley girls’ softball team include (right) Abby Turcheck, Lexie Petrof, Sara Klinchock, (middle) Mia Lynn, Nina Christopher, Taylor Bojtos, Rachel Caldwell, (back) Abi Cmar, Kaylee Colt, Ja More...

More snow, cold temps bring additional athletic postponements

Snow and unseasonably cold temperatures brought another round of postponements and cancellations to area spring athletic events on Tuesday. More...

Entertainment

Sean Hannity shares world view with Trump, and lawyer, too

NEW YORK (AP) — Sean Hannity shares a world view with President Donald Trump and on Monday it was revealed, with some reluctance, that he shares a lawyer, too. More...

Researchers mark death of Pearl Harbor mastermind Yamamoto

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A group from the U.S. More...

ABC makes unusual decision to release all of Comey talk

NEW YORK (AP) — Before airing George Stephanopoulos’ interview with former FBI Director James Comey, ABC News made the unusual decision of releasing a full transcript of its nearly five-hour talk, including all the material that was not included in t More...

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