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NWS investigating site of reported tornado in Mount Pleasant Twp.

Crews from the National Weather Service (NWS) were headed to Mount Pleasant Township today to determine whether to classify the storm system that reportedly touched down near Mammoth Park as a tornado.  More...

WCCC trustees approve final budget for 2018-19

The Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC) Board of Trustees on Wednesday approved a final budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year. More...

General News

Manslaughter charge: Georgia officer shot fleeing black man

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Man protesting VA burns self in front of Georgia Capitol

ATLANTA (AP) — A man who identified himself as an Air Force veteran strapped fireworks to his chest and lit himself on fire Tuesday in front of the Georgia Capitol in protest of the Veterans Affairs system.  The ordeal prompted the Capitol More...

17 states sue Trump administration over family separations

SEATTLE (AP) — Seventeen states, including Washington, New York and California, sued President Donald Trump’s administration Tuesday in an effort to force officials to reunite migrant families who have been separated at the U.S.-Mexico bo More...

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Off The Wall

Think about it for a minute. How many times throughout your life have you done something for someone else without a second thought behind your action? More...

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Lifestyles

Zamosky named president of Pa. county veterans affairs offices

Westmoreland County Director of Veteran Affairs Matt Zamosky assumed the duties of the Pennsylvania State Association of County Directors of Veterans Affairs on June 21.  He’ll take over the position for the next two years.  Zamosky, More...

Eve nts o f Area Interest

Rodell to hold signing for new Palmer book   Author Chris Rodell will hold a signing event for his new book, “Arnold Palmer: Homespun Stories of The King,” from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. More...

SVC set to offer Carlow University nursing program

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Rumors true: Little Shop at Latrobe Hospital to close

The Little Shop Café and Gift Shop at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital will close in July, bringing to an end a 70- year legacy of giving back to the community by contributions to the hospital. More...

Agreement reached, but EWCTC JOC to approve at future meeting

An agreement has been reached, but the Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center (EWCTC)’s Joint Operating Committee (JOC) didn’t approve the new collective bargaining agreement between the school and its education association on More...

Latrobe man sentenced in string of jewelry burglaries

A Latrobe man accused of stealing thousands of pieces of jewelry and other items from homes in the city’s North Side will spend up to 14 years in prison after reaching a plea deal Wednesday.  Mark A. More...

LTMA board readies for July meeting

The Ligonier Township Municipal Authority (LTMA) met briefly Wednesday for a work session to review items for July’s regular meeting. Because of Independence Day, the authority’s regular meeting for July will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, July 2. More...

Local & State News

Pennsylvania unions vow to do job, despite loss in court

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania labor unions vowed to keep doing their job representing workers after Tuesday’s U.S. More...

Police seek help identifying Hempfield Twp. theft suspect

State police at Greensburg are seeking assistance from the public in identifying a man who allegedly stole two catalytic converters earlier this month from trucks at a Hempfield Township garage.  According to police the man stole the parts at a More...

Lawmakers leave state Capitol for summer with bills dangling

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

World News

Battle lines already being drawn on Kennedy’s successor

WASHINGTON (AP) - Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement is setting off a momentous confirmation battle for President Donald Trump’s next Supreme Court nominee that is certain to consume the Senate, inflame partisan tensions and shape the o More...

5 of 7 nations hit by US travel ban are majority Muslim

The seven nations under the Trump administration’s travel ban — upheld by the U.S. More...

Trump in talks with Bill Shine for press job

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to name former Fox News executive Bill Shine as director of White House press and communications.  That’s according to a person familiar with Trump’s thinking, who spoke on c More...

Sports

Pens send Sheary, Hunwick to Sabres for draft pick

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sabres general manager Jason Botterill is drawing from his championship past in Pittsburgh to provide a boost in Buffalo.  More...

Penguins re-sign Sheahan

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed forward Riley Sheahan to a $2.1 million, one-year contract.  General manager Jim Rutherford announced the signing Wednesday, hours after clearing salary-cap space by trading winger C More...

Heat Siphon, Ray’s get Teener victories

Heat Siphon ripped two home runs, including a grand slam, during a nine-run victory against Cooperstown Vets in a Latrobe-Derry Area Teener League game Wednesday. Eric Batista of Ray’s had a no-hitter through five innings against Frontier Club. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Police investigating Hempfield Township mail theft  State police at Greensburg report a suspect on a motorcycle stopped in front of a mailbox at 8181 Route 981 in Hempfield Township and removed an outgoing letter from the mailbox at 5:30 p.m. More...

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